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The Angel in the Boat Redux

[?] MAY 7TH 1880 — OBIT DECEMBER 1St 1906 A PERFECT AND UPRIGHT MAN TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN LOVING MEMORY OF BERT HOOF LATE VALUED AND ESTEEMED OFFICER OF DALGETY & COY VICE CAPTAIN MERCANTILE R CLUB ACCIDENTLY [sic] … Continue reading

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The Specter of Death

Here lyeth the Body of THEODORA ASH who departed this Life February 17th AD 1770 aged 17 Years If Innocence of Virtue could Save A liveing mortall from the Grave Theodora thou had’n never died. This elaborately carved 18th Century … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper

A large massive monolith was built to commemorate the pioneers who were buried in The Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco.  The Memorial to Commemorate the California Pioneers, is dedicated to those 35,000 pioneer graves that were removed from San … Continue reading

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Daughters

In Memory of IDA Daugh. Of Geo. D. & A. C. ROLAND DIED Feb. 2. 1867 AGED 24 Yrs. 9 Mo’s. 4 D’s. Daughter it is hard to give you up But God has called and you must go To … Continue reading

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The Angel in the Boat

[?] MAY 7TH 1880 —  OBIT DECEMBER 1St 1906 A PERFECT AND UPRIGHT MAN TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN LOVING MEMORY OF BERT HOOF LATE VALUED AND ESTEEMED OFFICER OF DALGETY & COY VICE CAPTAIN MERCANTILE R CLUB ACCIDENTLY … Continue reading

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Guy Boyd, the Mark and Marker of an Artist

IN GOD’S CARE GUY MARTIN A’BECKETT BOYD 12. 6. 1923 — 26. 4. 1988 LOVED HUSBAND OF PHYLLIS DEVOTED FATHER OF SEVEN CHILDREN DEDICATED FAMILY MAN SCULPTOR – POTTER – CONSERVATIONIST   IN GOD’S CARE PHYLLIS EMMA BOYD 6. 3. … Continue reading

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The Flight of the Soul with an Angel

ERNESTINE WIFE OF HENRY O’HARA DIED 14TH OCTR. 1883; AGED 26 YEARS LAWRENCE O’HARA BORN 7TH OCTR.; DIED 8TH OCTR. 1883.   ISABELLA WIFE OF HENRY O’HARA DIED JUNE 26TH 1887 AGED 31 YEARS. “I AM THE RESURRECTION- AND THE … Continue reading

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