Stairway

The stony entrance of

This Sepulcher

GRENN MOUNT CEMETERY

Dedicated Sept 15, 1855

STOWELL BURIAL PLACE

Ledge work commenced – Completed

November 3 1898

KATE K STOWELL

1874 – 1968

  1. STOWELL LOWE

1893 – 1925

RUTH L. DEMING

HENRY L FARWELL

1870 – 1947

LILLIAN A STOWELL WIFE OF HENRY FARWELL

1871 – 1952

W H FARWELL

1898 – 1974

FATHER – MOTHER

DUREN STOWELL

1799 – 1885

ASENATH BAXTER

WIFE OF

DUREN STWOWELL

1837 – 1913

RUTH H MARTIN

WIFE OF

W A STOWELL

1844 – 1922

OUR SON

WILLIAM H STOWELL

1873 – 1897

William A. Stowell commissioned stone carver, Charles P. Bailey, to carve a unique sepulcher for the Stowell family.  The monument is a set of stairs carved out of a single piece of stone.  The symbolism is not clear, but could it represent a stairway to Heaven?

William A. Stowell was a prominent businessman in Montpelier as the Superintendent and General Manager of the Montpelier & Wells River Railroad.  He also served as the Vice President, Director and Managing Director of the Barre Railroad Company and general superintendent of the Montpelier & Connecticut River Railroad Company.

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