Category Archives: Epitaphs

Cat Lover

In Loving Memory WHITFIELD Hal 1937-1984 Jean 1936-2008 The Hal and Jean Whitfield monument in the Lake View Cemetery at Seattle, Washington, has a whimsical look and message. Atop the gray polished granite shaft sits a sculpture of a round, … Continue reading

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HER CAT, HER ONLY FRIEND

There has always been a debate between dog and cat lovers about which furry little friend makes the best companion. I have many friends who have cats galore and swear by them, while others like myself, have dogs and always … Continue reading

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Sisters

NAOMI G. Daughter of J & E. YARDLEY DIED July 5, 1849 AGED 5Y, 2M, & 8 D. A sister reposes underneath this sod A sister to memory dear and dear to God; Rejoice yet shed the sympathetic tear, My … Continue reading

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A variation on “Prepare for Death” epitaph

In memory of Mary Ann daughter of Johan and Deborah M… Who departed this life 11th April 1816: aged 22 years. My parents dear, who mourn and weep Behold the grave where I sleep: Prepare for death, for you must … Continue reading

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Follow Me

PRICE BENNETT NATIVE OF WALES 1875 – 1910 FAREWELL MY FRIENDS I LOVED SO DEAR. I’VE GONE AND LEFT THIS VALE OF TEARS. MY END YOU KNOW, MY GRAVE YOU SEE PREPARE YOURSELVES TO FOLLOW ME.   1870 “BE YE … Continue reading

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A calm and undisturbed repose

FRANCIS WIFE OF WILLIAM GESS BORN FEB. 27, 1813 DIED JAN. 27, 1888 AGED 75 YEARS   Asleep in Jesus; Blessed sleep. From which none ever wakes to weep A calm and undisturbed repose Unbroken by the last of foes. … Continue reading

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Tempus Edax Rerum

TEMPUS EDAX RERUM  THE CHILDREN OF ANDREW AND MELICENT NEAL  ELIZABETH NEAL AGED 5 (OR 3) DAYES DEC.D 1666   AS ALSO YE BODY OF HANNAH NEAL IS HERE INTER’D   ELIZABETH NEAL AGED 2 WEEKS DEC. D JUNE YE … Continue reading

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