Category Archives: Children’s Graves

A Son’s Epitaph

JOHN L. Son of Tobias & Mary ROBERTS DIED Oct. 10, 1861 AE. 16 yrs.; 4 ms. & 21 dys. Happy now no unrest With the Savior he is blest Safe from sorrow, pain and fear He is happier there than … Continue reading

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A Bedford Stone Carver’s Artistry

ANISE E. HART DEAR PARENTS WITH A REVERENT HAND, THIS TO THY MEMORY GIVEN WHILE ONE BY ONE THY HOUSEHOLD BAND, GOD REUNITES IN HEAVEN. (On the front of the gravestone)   Anise E. Hart September 28, 1897 July 28, … 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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A Tender Thought

BETSY. Wife of Tho. J. LEWARK DIED Sept. 2, 1850 Aged 40 Y’rs 11 mos. & 10 Days.   THOMAS J. NEWARK Died Dec. 19, 1862 Aged 55 Years & 29 Days   My friends forbeare to mourn and weep … Continue reading

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Three tiny angels

The largest Catholic Cemetery of the Archdiocese of Chicago is the Saint Adalbert Cemetery located in Niles, one of the northern suburbs. Saint Adalbert’s was established in 1872 to serve the large population of Polish Catholics. Saint Adalbert, the first … Continue reading

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Three Boys

FRANCESCO 1914 – 1921 PIETRO P. 1915 – 1918 VINCENZO 1917 – 1917 SALERNO This monument was created for three boys born in 1914, 1915, and 1917 to the Salerno Family. None lived into adulthood. The sculptured likeness of 7-year old … Continue reading

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Babies on the Half Shell

The Sears, Roebuck and Company catalog made its debut in 1893. The catalogs carried everything: shoes, watches, jewelry, sewing machines, musical instruments, baby carriages, saddles, bicycles, Edison’s gramophones. And, yes, they even carried gravestones. In 1906, the catalog advertised a … Continue reading

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A Boy and His Dog

EDWIN SON OF C. & A. MILLER Apr. 11, 1914 Oct 7, 1923 Edwin, the 9-year old son of Clarence and Anna Miller, has a gray marble gravestone in the Locust Hill Cemetery at Evansville, Indiana, marking his grave. The … Continue reading

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Little Lamb

There are many gravestone symbols that seem to be ubiquitous—the lamb is one of them. Walk into nearly any American graveyard and you will find tiny little lambs marking the graves of mostly children. The lamb symbols come in many … Continue reading

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Eternal Silence

The elaborate monument of A. Florens (1873-1885) in the Le Père Lachaise Cemetery honors a 12-year old child. The tomb, replete with symbolism, features a small limestone sarcophagus that sits in front of a sculpture flanked by two Ionic columns … Continue reading

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