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The Star and the Harp

FAMILY CEMETERY OF JOHN S. EBAUCH. V.D.M A.D. 1850 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even So them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 1 Thess; 4 Chap. 14 Verse  Thus when … Continue reading

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Lady Justice

The Greenwood Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New Orleans with over 150 acres of graves and tombs still with active burials.  The cemetery was founded in 1852 by the Fireman’s Charitable Benevolent Association and has a number … Continue reading

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Alois Alzheimer Remembered

HIER RUHT CECILE ALZHEIMER 6 JULY 1860 – 28 FEBRAUARY 1901 ALOIS ALZHEIMER 14 JUNE 1864 – 19 DEZEMBER 1915 For anyone who has experienced the blank look in your mother’s eyes when she struggled to remember who you are, … Continue reading

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Installed but Did Not Serve

As mentioned in the previous post, Greenwood Cemetery, in Columbia, Tennessee, has several prominent Masons buried in the small cemetery, including Hezekiah Ward, who held the exalted office of Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons … Continue reading

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Grand High Priest

Hezekiah Ward Born March 10, 1795 Died May 10, 1836 Aged 41 years Greenwood Cemetery, the original burying ground for the city of Columbia, Tennessee, established in 1809, sits on a bluff overlooking the winding Duck River.  Many notables are … Continue reading

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A Message From Heaven

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. SACRED to the memory of Mrs. Frederica Caroline daughter of Cart and Anna E. SCHRICK and beloved wife of ANTONY BASLER who was born in Overnhausen, Prussia on the … Continue reading

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Bones and Ashes

The Catholic Calvary Cemetery is a beautiful and peaceful setting despite being between two busy streets in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois.  The cemetery grounds gently slope down from the Chicago Avenue Main Gate to Sheridan Road which borders … Continue reading

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Pretentious

GRANT WOOD 1891-1942 NAN GRAHAM WOOD 1899-1990 BYRON H. McKEEBY 1867—1950 A small house built by the Dibble family in 1881-82 in the town of Eldon, Iowa, became the backdrop for one of the most famous and most parodied paintings … Continue reading

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Hands from Heaven

MARY CRAWFORD I recently took my daughter to Loyola for the start of the fall semester. Close to the campus, is the Catholic Calvary Cemetery in Evanston. I stopped by to take pictures in the cemetery and was reminded of … Continue reading

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Heroine Teacher—Annie Louise Keller

According to the Hamilton Daily News, Hamilton, Ohio, September 28, 1929 edition, under the headline, “Illinois Erects Shaft to Teacher Heroine”, the article recounted the story about the horrific and powerful tornado that swept through central Illinois on April 19, … Continue reading

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