Category Archives: Children’s Graves

Their Little Angel

ALICE MAY PARKER DIED DECEMBER 20TH 1861 IN THE 13TH YEAR OF HER AGE. A friend of mine recently shared with me that her first husband passed away when she was 23.  Her husband was 24 and their daughter was … Continue reading

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Children

In the small Bethel Cemetery in rural Harrison County, Iowa, is a double tablet gravestone commemorating the graves of two children. GEO MARQUIS DIED NOV. 19, 1879 AGED 6 YEARS & 9 MONTHS   MINNIE M. DIED DEC. 29, 1879 … Continue reading

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His Empty Cradle

  JOSEPH DENNIS WING JUNE 20, 1909 MARCH 5, 1912 A little time on earth he spent Till God for him his angel sent. For me, the most poignant and tender gravestones are those for children because in the sweep … 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 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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Sleeping Baby

ANETA LOIS Daughter of Joe AND Bessie HARRIS BORN June 17, 1900 DIED Nov. 22, 1907 A light from our household has gone A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant in our hearts That never can be … Continue reading

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A Fair Bud

INDIA BELLE Daughter of JAMES R. and MAMIE BALDWIN Born Nov. 21. 1898 Died July 17 1903, Aged 4 yrs. 8 Months Beautiful, lovely, She was but given, A fair bud to earth, To blossom in Heaven. The white marble … Continue reading

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