Monthly Archives: January 2017

Elaborate to simple

Many fraternal organizations and membership societies were founded in the mid and later part of the 19th Century. Some of the organizations, such as, the Sons of the American Revolution (1889), The Daughters of the American Revolution (1890), The Daughters … Continue reading

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A Tender Thought

BETSY. Wife of Tho. J. LEWARK DIED Sept. 2, 1850 Aged 40 Y’rs 11 mos. & 10 Days.   THOMAS J. NEWARK Died Dec. 19, 1862 Aged 55 Years & 29 Days   My friends forbeare to mourn and weep … Continue reading

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Agriculture

Elisha King 1814 – 1902 Sarah B. King 1826 – 1884 Alice Waddell King 1841 — 1921 Henry C. King 1842 – 1869 Indiana King McFatridge 1852 – 1874 Fanny Dean Havens Wife of L. H. Havens 1859 — 1886 … Continue reading

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A memorial for his young wife and her love of horses

INA L. PALMER WIFE OF W. H. AXTON JAN. 24, 1874. DIED FEB. 4. 1898. AGED 24 YRS. 10 DS. W. H. AXTON 1866 – 1928 On the sloping hill across from the Zion Methodist Church in rural Indiana not … Continue reading

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Harmony with the Universe

HENRY D. STEVENSON 1818 – 1868 — ELIZABETH HAND STEVENSON DIED NOV. 22, 1913 — CORA BELLE STEVENSON DIED MAY 16, 1941 The lichen-encrusted Stevenson family monument in the Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ohio, depicts a young girl leaning … Continue reading

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Ruins

CONRAD WINDISCH 1825 – 1887 SOPHIE WINDISCH 1827 – 1901 A passerby in the Spring Grove Cemetery strolling past the gravestone of Conrad Windisch might mistake it for a ruin—which was the whole idea. The white-marble marker carved to look … Continue reading

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One into the Other

The gravestone in the St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Chicago depicts Christ on the cross. The gravestone is a moving and expressive representation demonstrating the pain and the suffering of Christ on the cross. The symbol of Jesus Christ hanging … Continue reading

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