T. S. LLOYD
SEPT. 26, 1860 – Jan. 14, 1916
Frances C. Lloyd
Feb. 28, 1855 – June 15, 1924
A fellow graveyard enthusiast and reader of the blog reminded me of the Lloyd Family Plot in the famed Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. It may be the ultimate in tree-stump design. From the “logs” and “stumps” that mark the family plot to the individual gravestones all carved with the same motif, it is a full-on display of the rustic movement. In the center of the plot is a towering tree carved with the family name. A leafed-out tree in the corner of the plot has branches that surround the top of the carved tree almost giving it a life-like look.
The primogenitor–J. S. Lloyd and his wife, Frances–have the largest individual stone in the plot. It is carved to look as if two tree stumps are intertwined around a rock faced stone with a scroll lashed at the top of the marker with branches displays their names, birth and death dates.
The individual markers are of the same tree stump design but are of a single stump. The scroll is lashed to the marker by a heavy rope. At the end of the scroll is a spray of flowers. The scroll represents both the life of the deceased and the time spent on Earth.