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Monuments Carved and Uncarved

Monuments do more than just mark spaces in cemeteries.

In Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Olaf, Christine and Effie Olsson rest near a large family monument with several meanings. 135 more words

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A Small Stone with a Big Story

I stumbled upon a little headstone in Chicago’s Rosehill Cemetery in July 2015.

I was surprised there wasn’t an existing memorial for this infant on… 423 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Amos Pierce

Hard to tell, but this is the tombstone of my 3rd great-grandfather, Amos Pierce.

Amos was born in either Vermont or New York in January 1833. 47 more words


Thoroughly Modern Memorial

We tend to assume, do we not, that headstones are erected soon after the deceased is laid to rest.

In some cases however, a descendant has a headstone put in place long after the death occurred. 52 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Frank and Florence May Beadle

Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is the tombstone for my great grandparents Frank W. Beadle and Florence May Tyra Beadle. Frank’s middle name was officially listed as Willard, however, he originally was Franklin William Beadle. 55 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Bony, France

Recently I came across a photo of Spafford Ackerly, circa 1920 paying his respects to his fallen comrade (my Great Great Uncle) John J. Carey in Bony, France. 86 more words