Category Archives: Angels

Her Soul Takes Flight with an Angel

Elisabeth L. Roark wrote an article about angels titled, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of Markers, XXIV, in which she wrote Catholics had embraced the concept of angels but Protestants … Continue reading

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Seated Angel

The William August Starke monument in the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee features a seated angel.  The bronze sculpture is 69 inches high and 62 inches wide, resting on a light rose-colored unpolished granite base that is 44 inches high, … Continue reading

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The Bored Angel and the Tribute to a Stone Carver

LOUIS G. BRUSA 1886 – 1937 MARY 1890 — 1957 The Hope Cemetery at Barre, Vermont, features some of the best carved granite funerary sculptures in the United States.  The cemetery is a favorite on the rock of Ages granite … Continue reading

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Kneeling Recording Angel

  COLBY I. PERT 1860—1911 ALICIE E. 1868—1929 RAY W. PERT 1889—1891 RAYMOND W. 1893— As Mentioned in several earlier blog posts, the article, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of … Continue reading

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Critics be damned

IN MEMORY OF MINNIE KEY, ONLY CHILD OF EDWARD & RUTH SEVIER WILDER, BORN JANUARY 23, 1854, DIED FEBRUARY 21, 1861. — — EDWARD WILDER BORN DECEMBER 31, 1825, DIED MARCH 25, 1890. WITH PITY BEHOLD OUR HEARTS. OH! LORD. … Continue reading

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Child Angels

The last type of angel that Elisabeth L. Roark wrote about in her, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of Markers, XXIV, were child angels. Raork writes that the child angels … Continue reading

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Sword-bearing Angels

Elisabeth L. Roark wrote an article about angels titled, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of Markers, XXIV, in which she categorized the eight most commonly found types of graveyard angels—grouped … Continue reading

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