Monthly Archives: February 2020

Marble and Bronze

The same sculpture appears in three cemeteries very far apart—Greenwood Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, Crest Lawn Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, and Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.  They are all have the exact same statue of a man standing … Continue reading

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A Tiny Hand Print

Alice Hattie Wilkinson Born May 20, 1879 Died July 15, 1880 In the front row of the Brick Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery just outside of Greencastle in rural Putnam County Indiana, is a small, highly ornate monument with a … Continue reading

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“His Accidency”

JOHN TYLER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1841 1845 BORN IN CHARLES CITY COUNTY VA MARCH 29 1790 DIED IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER MARRIED FIRST LETITIA CHRISTIAN BORN NOVEMBER 12 1790 DIED SEPTEMBER 10 1842 INTERRED … Continue reading

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Hoosier Artist

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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Immortality Symbols

IN MEMORY OF LOUISA B. FYFFE WIFE OF JEHU WILKINSON BORN AUGUST 19, 1844 DIED MARCH 5, 1880   REST IN PEACE The Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, produced what was billed as ‘white bronze’ cemetery markers from the … Continue reading

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Columbarium & Sarcophagus Mausoleum

Two cemeteries very far apart—Greenwood Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, and Crest Lawn Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, have the exact same statue of a man standing next to a woman with his arm around her. In Greenwood the statue (pictured above) … Continue reading

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