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Train Wreck, 5

CHARLES F. SON OF JAS. & M. E. KING BORN AUG. 22, 1866. KILLED IN WRECK ON ST. L. A. & T. Ry. MAY 12, 1893. DIV. NO. 442 JONESBORO ARK. Tree-stump gravestones dot cemeteries all across the Midwest and … Continue reading

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Train Wreck, 2

The Bohemian National Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, practically has a small forest of tree-stump tombstones. They come in different styles and shapes, and some even in different materials and dot the old part of the cemetery. But, the one that … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Tree Stump Family Plot

T. S. LLOYD SEPT. 26, 1860 – Jan. 14, 1916 Frances C. Lloyd Feb. 28, 1855 – June 15, 1924 A fellow graveyard enthusiast and reader of the blog reminded me of the Lloyd Family Plot in the famed Hollywood … Continue reading

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A Union Soldier’s Tree Stump Monument

JACOB S. McCANN BORN NOV. 26, 1831. DIED SEPT. 8, 1893. MEMBER OF CO H. 196 OHIO VOL. A friend to his country, and a believer in Christ. No other war was like the American Civil War for Americans because … Continue reading

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The Rustic Movement and the Tree Stump Gravestone

JAMES H. HALL BORN OCT. 8, 1814 – DIED SEPT. 14, 1891 EMMA WIFE OF J. H. HALL BORN APR. 17, 1817 – DIED AUG. 24, 1903 CLAY HALL BORN MAR. 1, 1844 – DIED NOV. 10, 1900 CATHERINE B. … Continue reading

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Locomotive

PAPA MAX SCHUSTER BORN OCT. 12, 1850 DIED SEPT. 17, 1895   MOTHER Louisa Bindeman Schuster 1853 – 1918 The rustic movement of the mid-nineteenth century was characterized by designs that were made to look like they were from the … Continue reading

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Tree-stump Planters

The rustic movement of the mid-nineteenth century was characterized by designs that were made to look like they were from the country—crafted from tree branches often with the bark still intact. Elegant and slim curved lines gave way to bulkier … Continue reading

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Woodsmen

As the story goes, while listening to a Sunday sermon at the First Congregational Church in Lyons (now Clinton), Iowa, given by Pastor Sydney Crawford, Joseph Cullen Root heard the pastor tell a parable about the good that came from … Continue reading

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Take a seat

The rustic movement of the mid-nineteenth century was characterized by designs that were made to look like they were from the country. Elegant and slim curved lines in furniture gave way to bulkier and heavier forms made from pieces that … Continue reading

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Why Carve the Train into the Gravestone?

  CHARLES F. SON OF JAS. & M. E. KING BORN AUG. 22, 1866. KILLED IN WRECK ON ST. L. A. & T. Ry. MAY 12, 1893. DIV. NO. 442 JONESBORO ARK. Tree-stump gravestones dot cemeteries all across the Midwest … Continue reading

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