Monthly Archives: December 2016

The General of the Night

HENRY W LAWTON MAJOR GENERAL – U S V BORN MARCH 17, 1843 DIED DEC. 19, 1899 KILLED IN ACTION PHIIPPINE ISLANDS MARY C LAWTON WIFE OF HENRY W LAWTON The Henry Ware Lawton marker is in the Arlington National … Continue reading

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Forbidden Love

Nelson W. Blocher February 1, 1847 January 24, 1884 Inside the elaborate Victorian granite monument in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Buffalo, New York, dedicated to Nelson Blocher, the son of John and Elizabeth Blocher, are four sculptures that depict … Continue reading

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Crown and cross in stained glass

The window in the St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, displays a radiant crown and crown in a stained-glass cartouche. The crown is a symbol of glory and victory over death.  The reward awaits in Heaven where the victor will … Continue reading

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John Belushi and Puritan Iconography

Here Lies Buried The Body Of JOHN BELUSHI January 24, 1949 March 5, 1982 I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on. Catie, a friend of mine, was vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and walked through Abel’s Hill Cemetery … Continue reading

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Rising or Setting Sun

Here lies the body of Miss RUTH HUNT Who departed this life Oct. 19th, 1792. in the 87th Year of her age The gray slate gravestone in the Burying Point, the oldest burying ground in the City of Salem, Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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Wheat and Ivy

LEVI BUCKINGHAM BORN DEC. 15. 1795. DIED SEPT. 26. 1857. ELIZA BUCKINGHAM BORN APRIL 17. 1802 DIED AUG. 20. 1865.   PETER A. BUCKINGHAM BORN OCT. 26. 1831. DIED NOV. 16. 1835. SALINA BUCKINGHAM BORN MARCH 13. 1829 DIED AUG. … Continue reading

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Neo-classical design

WILLIAM EVANS CHAPIN AUG. 15, 1856 – JAN. 25, 1936 NANNIE NICOLSON CHAPIN MAY 19, 1880 – APRIL 29, 1912 The Chapin monument in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, is a neo-classical design. Many ancient classical designs are replicated … Continue reading

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