Monthly Archives: December 2017

EXCEPIT ILLUM MAGNA ET AETERNA PAX

THOMAS TRUEMAN GAFF 1854-1923 “EXCEPIT ILLUM MAGNA ET AETERNA PAX” The memorial statue on the Thomas Trueman Gaff grave in St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C., as described by the Smithsonian Art Inventory Catalog: “The memorial features a … Continue reading

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Eroded Epitaph, Missing Words Deciphered by Two Alert Readers!

CHARLES N. SHEPARD DIED Nov. 19. 1874. AE. 55 yrs. 11 mos. Passing strangers call this not A place of fear and gloom We love to linger round this spot It is our father’s tomb. The Charles Shepard’s epitaph on … Continue reading

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Eroded Epitaph

CHARLES N. SHEPARD DIED Nov. 19. 1874. AE. 55 yrs. 11 mos. Passing strangers —-  —– not A place of fear and gloom We love to linger round this spot It is our father’s tomb. The Charles Shepard’s epitaph on … Continue reading

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A Father’s Monument for His Son

  JOHN W. SHAW Co. I. 40 VOL. IN. SEPT. 26, 1876 KILLED IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLAND MAY 14, 1900. LOW WHERE THE SILENT MARBLE WEEPS A SOLDIER AND A STUDENT SLEEPS. SHAW In the Wesley Cemetery, just outside Westport, … Continue reading

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Burst the Chains of the Grave

GEORGE P. HIGGINS DIED Apr. 7, 1849, AE. 22 ys. And 8 ms My flesh shall slumber in the ground, Till the last trumpet’s joyful sound; Then burst its chains with sweet surprise, And in my Savior’s image rise. The … Continue reading

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A Son’s Epitaph

JOHN L. Son of Tobias & Mary ROBERTS DIED Oct. 10, 1861 AE. 16 yrs.; 4 ms. & 21 dys. Happy now no unrest With the Savior he is blest Safe from sorrow, pain and fear He is happier there than … Continue reading

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Anchor

CAPT. STEPHEN HIGGINS BORN DEC. 31, 1804 DIED SEP. 4, 1862 AGED 58 YEARS  We shall meet again, till then, farewell. The sign marking the cemetery just a block off the town square in Bar Harbor reads in part: “VILLAGE … Continue reading

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