Category Archives: Famous graves

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According to an article written by Cynthia Mills and published in Vermont History 68 (Winter/Spring 2000): pages 35-57, artist and writer Lorado Taft compared and contrasted Karl Bitter’s Thanatos and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Henry Adams funerary sculpture which became known as … Continue reading

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Magic

The Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky, is a rolling, beautifully landscaped rural garden cemetery in the finest tradition. At every turn through the cemetery there are monuments that catch the eye and draw in the viewer to wonder about … Continue reading

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The Singing Evangelist

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness, Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve; Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. Refrain: Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in … Continue reading

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Hoosier Preacher

JAMES HAVENS DIED NOV. 4, 1864 AGED 73 YRS. & 9 MO. —- ANNA WIFE OF JAMES HAVENS DIED MAR. 23, 1864 AGED 75 Years. I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT. I HAVE FINSIHED MY COURSE. I HAVE KEPT THE … Continue reading

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The General of the Night

HENRY W LAWTON MAJOR GENERAL – U S V BORN MARCH 17, 1843 DIED DEC. 19, 1899 KILLED IN ACTION PHIIPPINE ISLANDS MARY C LAWTON WIFE OF HENRY W LAWTON The Henry Ware Lawton marker is in the Arlington National … Continue reading

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Forbidden Love

Nelson W. Blocher February 1, 1847 January 24, 1884 Inside the elaborate Victorian granite monument in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Buffalo, New York, dedicated to Nelson Blocher, the son of John and Elizabeth Blocher, are four sculptures that depict … Continue reading

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John Belushi and Puritan Iconography

Here Lies Buried The Body Of JOHN BELUSHI January 24, 1949 March 5, 1982 I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on. Catie, a friend of mine, was vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and walked through Abel’s Hill Cemetery … Continue reading

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