Sunday, December 25, 2011

Abby Brown Francis - Old North Burying Ground

Abby Francis
daughter of
John Brown and Sarah
his wife
Born in Providence
on the 20th of November
Marred to John Francis
on the 1st of January
And died ont he 5th of March, 1821.
A most vigilant and affectionate mother
and in every vicissitude of life a warm
and faithful Friend.
Courteous, hospitable and benevolent,
she was distinguished by the uniform practice of every social virtue and a conscientious performance of every
Christian duty.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

George and Phila D. Ross Smithfield Cemetery

George W. Ross and Phila D. Ross

George W. Ross, d. 28 Feb 1869 "Weep not; he is not dead but sleeping"

Phila D. Ross, wife of George Ross, d. 11 Apr 1866

"How much we miss her no tongue can tell 
How much we loved her, O how well, 
God loved her too and thought it best
To take hr home and be at rest."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Robert Aldrich Smithfield Cemetery

Robert H. Aldrich, died 3 Jan 1867, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Smithfield Cemetery Scituate, RI

Looking east

Looking west

Friday, November 11, 2011

Theodore Dexter and Irving Dexter Smithfield Cemetery

Theodore Dexter, Jr, 1924-1944, buried Military Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg

Irving Dexter, 31st Infantry, Siberia

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mt. Hope Cemetery August 2011

A return visit to this wonderful cemetery in the wild north woods of Maine yielded some very nice results. But I'll let you be the judge of that:
Memorial to the Second Maine Infantry

Mary Ross, "The Loved One"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stratton - Worcester, MA

June 1, 1886
Ae 39 yrs 3 ms.

There is no death, no darkness
no tears, in that bright world
where thou dost dwell

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thomas Plunkett - Worcester, MA

From Hope Cemetery

Thomas Plunkett
Co. E 21 Regt Mass Vol.
who lost both arms
in defence
of his country's flag
at the battle of
Fredericksburg, Va.
Dec. 13, 1862
Died in Worcester, Mass
Mar 10, 1885, Ae. 44.
An honest man, a brave
soldier and a friend
of the poor

Requiescat in pace

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mt. Auburn


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Frank Coes- Worcester, MA

Side 1:

Sergeant Frank L. R. Coes
Co. A 25th Regt. Mass Vols.

Son of Loring & Harriet N. R. Coes
died Nov. 1872
ae. 35

[base:] Gum Swamp

Side 2:

Roanoke Island

Our cherished son Christ is your anchor
we trust in him to meet again

Side 3:

Fresh roses on your pillow
bright flowers on your breast
by a loving hand strewn o'er you
as peacefully you rest

Monday, September 19, 2011

Slater- Worcester, MA

In memory of four sons of
Capt. Peter and Mrs. Zilpah Slater,

Luther died Aug 21, 1796, aet. 3 years
John, died Sept. 10 1796, aet 4 years & 3 mon
James, died Sept. 30, 1796, aet 11 years & 5 mon
Israel, died July 26, 1806, aet 5 days

So fades the lovely blooming flower,
Frail smiling solace of an hour
So soon our transient comforts fly
And pleasures only bloom to die

In memory of Mrs. Zilpah Slater
wife of Capt. Peter Slater
who died July 18, 1818,
aged 53 years

How blest is our mother, bereft
Of all that could burden her mind!
How easy the soul that hath left
This wearisome body behind.

In memory of Capt. Peter Slater
who died October 13, 1831, aged 72 years

He was one of the number who
threw the Tea overboard in Boston
Harbour 1773 and afterwards
served in the Revolutionary war --
was a brave soldier, valuable citizen,
and an honest man.

Erected on the Slater lot, as a memorial to the members of the Boston Tea party

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Albee - Worcester, MA

Amos P. Albee
Jan 11, 1877
aged 65
He wears the crown, we bear the cross

Susan E.
wife of
Amos P. Albee
May 29, 1881
aged 64
Gone home to meet the loved ones

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Patience Borden - Old North in Providence

Patience Borden
commonly called Sterry
A free woman of colour, and
humble disciple of Jesus,
She gave to the first Baptist
Church in this Town,
of which she was a member,
230 dollars, as a fund for
the relief of the Poor of Colour
of that church;
She died
April 1st 1811,
in the 53rd year of
her age

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hannah Brown - Old North in Providence

This is stone is erected
to the memory of
Hannah Brown,
wife of the late
Capt. William Sanford
Brown, Senr.
Who died April 15, 1812,
In her 54th year.

Hail happy spirit while thy friends
A loss which ages never can restore,
Thy bright example wipes their tears
And points their passage to the
realms of day.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Statuary at Swan Point

If you have ever been in Providence, RI and never been to Swan Point, you've missed an incredible opportunity to see one of the best garden style cemeteries on the East Coast.

Sited on the west bank of the Seekonk River Swan Point is home to Union General Ambrose Burnside, a controversial military figure during the American Civil War, and H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), whose epitaph reads: "I am Providence." According to the cemetery guide, he wrote these words to a friend in 1927 upon a return from an unpleasant journey to New York City. (Lovecraft was a lifelong resident of Providence.)

The cemetery also possesses some of the finest outdoor sculpture in New England:
Byron Smith
Freeman Rose
Bushiel family
Abell family
Anthony family
When you go to the cemetery be sure and stop in at the office, located to the left as you pass through the impressive rock entrance. Even if the office is closed, a handy map and historical walking tour guide are always available and free.

Harriot Kezia Hunt - Mt. Auburn

"The Goddess Hygeia"

Harriot Kezia Hunt "For forty years a physician in Boston"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Joab Hunt and Kezia Wentworth - Mt. Auburn

Joab Hunt died 1827 Kezia Wentworth Hunt died 1847

Monday, August 22, 2011

Remember me at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

There was a time when people were remembered long after they left this mortal coil -- remembered for who they would like you to believe they were. And maybe still are.
William Watson

In Memory of
Hon William Watson,
faithful in public trust,
in every relation
this stone is erected
with grateful recollections
of his kindness and worth
by his surviving children
Born May 6 AD 1750 OS
Died April 27 AD 1813

Patience Turner

In memory of
Miss Patience C. Turner
Daughter of
Cap. Lothrop Turner and Mrs. Susan his wife
who died Nov. 10, 1816
aged 15 years
and 9 months
The pale consumption sure, but lingering power
Nip'd at an early date the tender flower;
She marked is near approach without a sigh
Mildly resigned alike to love or die.

Three children of Ichabod and Rebekah Holmes

To the memory of
3 Children of Ichabod Holmes & Rebekah his wife
1st a son Ichabod died 11 days
2nd a daughter Rebekah died Nov 13, 1780 aged 2 months & 14 days
3rd a son Ichabod Died Jan 13 1799 aged 17 months

Fresh in the morn the summer rose
Hangs withered ere its noon
We scarce enjoy the balmy gift

Deborah Davie

In memory of
Deborah C. Davie
who died
July 13, 1838, aged
28 years, 5 mos. & 27 days
She winged her way to realms above,
Where all is light, and life, and love;
Forever with her Saviour blest.
Her home His bosom, there to rest.