Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cross Potent or Crutch Cross

The symbol carved into the black granite gravestone in the St. Nickolas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Chicago is of a cross surrounded by a wreath.  This cross is known as a cross potent or crutch cross.  It is a heraldic … Continue reading

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Seven Ages of Men

Samuel Hay Kauffmann February 24, 1898 January 12, 1971 The memorial commissioned in St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery and created by sculptor William Ordway Partridge (April 11, 1861 – May 22, 1930) for Samuel Kauffmann, long-time owner of the Washington … Continue reading

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Monumental

IN MEMORY OF CHARLES MATHER FFOULKE 1841-1909 SARAH CUSHING HIS WIFE 1852-1926 AND THEIR CHILDREN HORACE CUSHING FFOULKE 1876-1903 GWENDOLINE FFOULKE 1884-1904 CHARLES MATHER FFOULKE II 1889-1912   AND HORACE CUSHING BELOVED FATHER OF SARAH CUSHING 1819-1865 THE END OF … Continue reading

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The Sarcophagus

LORETTA RECKMEYER 1893 – 1959 WILLIAM F. SANGER 1875 – 1955 CORNELIUS O. SANGER 1869 – 1943 MARGARET SCHULER – SANGER 1871 — 1929 The large sarcophagus of the Sanger family in the Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a … Continue reading

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  ELIZABETH P. wife of CHAs. N. SHEPARD & dau. Of Col. Daniel Chase DIED Sept. 20, 1854. AE. 29 yrs. 9 days. She’s gone no more to greet you here Husband, brothers, and sisters dear But in that far … Continue reading

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Celestial Smile

JOHN F. ROBINSON DIED Jan. 20, 1876 AE 54 yrs. 9 mos.   Go to thy rest and while Thy absence we deplore, One thought our sorrow shall beguile For soon with a celestial smile We meet to part no … Continue reading

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Gone home! Gone home!

The tall columned monument in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine, marks the graves of Carlton and Amelia Bragg.  The stained white marble gravestone is topped with a botonee cross characterized by trefoil at the end of each arm … Continue reading

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