Category Archives: Children’s Graves

A Tiny Hand Print

Alice Hattie Wilkinson Born May 20, 1879 Died July 15, 1880 In the front row of the Brick Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery just outside of Greencastle in rural Putnam County Indiana, is a small, highly ornate monument with a … Continue reading

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The Victorian Era

NINETTA S. ELDEST CHILD OF W. P. & M. B. CHISOLM DIED Oct. 13, 1881 Aged 15 Years, 8 Months & 13 Days Ninetta “Nettie” was the daughter of William Perry “Willis” (November 23, 1833—January 21, 1888) and Martha B. … Continue reading

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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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The Sleeping Babe

RITA SCALANTE Oct. 12, 1898 Nov. 28, 1910 This white-marble monument in the St. Francis Cemetery at Phoenix, Arizona, memorializes the life of an infant girl who died shortly after her second birthday.  A drapery on the top of the … Continue reading

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