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Homemade Elegance

Homemade grave markers come in many shapes and made of many different materials.  This particular homemade marker in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in south Indianapolis, Indiana, is made of metal.  Two crossbars form a Latin cross—the universal symbol for Christianity—and … Continue reading

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Emerging Woman

I Corinthians 15:51-52 MOTHER, WIFE, ARTIST, AND SCIENTIST SUSAN CERVENY COLBERT JULY 27, 1947 – JANUARY 4, 1992 Marking the grave of Susan Colbert in St. Paul’s Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is a 6-foot bronze statue, sitting on … Continue reading

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Lost Hero

IN MEMORY COURY 1st. LT. PETER E. COURY BORN DEC. 28, 1914 SONORA ARIZONA LOST JUNE 1, 1945 OSAKA JAPAN Standing tall in the St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona, is the marble cenotaph memorializing the life and service of … Continue reading

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Two of a Kind

JAMES B. OLIVER BORN APRIL IV, MCCCCXLIV DIED NOV., XXVIII MCMV James B. Oliver was a highly successful steel magnate in Pennsylvania.  He is buried in the Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh in an elaborately adorned sarcophagus festooned with symbolism literally … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Artist Father

JAMES M. HART N. A. MAY 10, 1828 OCT. 24, 1901 James McDougal Hart was a 19th Century landscape artist born in Scotland who immigrated to America with his family as a small boy.  After a stint as an apprentice … 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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You Don’t See Those Much Any More!

William Hayes Fogg (1817 – 1884) and his brother, Hiram (1812 – 1860), share a gray granite obelisk in the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.  After trade with Japan opened up, the Fogg brothers founded a trading company to … Continue reading

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