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The Willows

IN memory of Eliza Hammond who Departed this life … 18th 1854, in the 17th year of her … Remember friends as you pass by As you are now, so once was I, As I am now so you must … Continue reading

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The Willow

IN MEMORY OF ANN consort of MATIAS MOUNT Died March 29th 1847; Aged 69 years. The two examples of gravestones in this post display the willow by itself. In the example above, found in the Mount Cemetery, Little York, Washington … Continue reading

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The Willow and the Obelisk

IN MEMORY OF SUSAN CARPENTER Who died June 7th 1847 Aged 69 yrs. 6 mos. & 29 ds. In the Crown Hill Cemetery at Salem, Indiana, there are good many intricately carved limestone gravestones, such as, the one created for … Continue reading

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The Willow and Two Hearts

SACRED to the memory of WILLIAM H. MALOTT Born in Jefferson County, Ky May 15th, 1813 and parted this life November 4th, 1845, aged 32 years 5 months & 20 days I never shall return to thee Don’t let this … Continue reading

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The Willow and the Urn

IN memory of Mrs. MARTHA CALLAWAY wife of BENJ. F. CALLAWAY who died Jan. 22, 1845 aged 22 years 11 months & 26 days According to James Deetz and Edwin S. Dethlefsen, in their groundbreaking article, “Death’s Head, Cherub, Urn … Continue reading

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The Willow and the Lamb

SACRED To the memory of HARRIET W. daughter of Joseph G. & Eliza Ann Cowden who departed this life February 28, 1841; aged 6 years and 8 months. Her spirit flew with gladness, To dwell with saints above, She left … Continue reading

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Weeping Willows

One of my favorite graveyard symbols is the willow.  The Somerset Cemetery at Somerset, Ohio, has many intricately carved examples of gravestones with the willow motif. The willow as a symbol is sentimental and hints at the human emotions felt during grief.  The … Continue reading

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Weeping Willow

One of my favorite graveyard symbols is the willow.  Maybe because it is a little sentimental and hints at the human emotions felt during grief.  The willow motif represents what one might expect; sorrow and grief, it is after all a … Continue reading

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Cast iron willow

The willow motif on this gravemarker is not unusual, in fact, the willow is one of the most common symbols found in American cemeteries.  What makes this willow special is that it is found on a cast iron gravemarker.  While … Continue reading

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The Willow

Yesteday, the Indiana Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies met at the Waiting Station of the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana, organized by Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and Joy Giguere, an history professor … Continue reading

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