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.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lieut. Edgar Marshall Newcomb - Mt. Auburn

"Until the day break and the shadows flee away. . . "

"Edgar M. Newcomb, Lieut 19 Reg Mass Vols Died Dec 20, 1862 at Falmouth, VA of wounds received in the battle of Fredericksburg aged 22 years."

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cemetery Grave Plain - Westborough, MA

When North America was known still as the new world and where constant uncertainty determined each moment of life.

Monday, August 15, 2011

John & Mary Hosmer - South Burying Place, Concord, MA

John Hosmer
Died Feb 16 1836
AE 84
Although in arms at
the Battle of Concord
and a soldier of the
Continental Army, he
was in all his life after
a man of peace
Mary his wife. Died 17 of
June, 1814,
and faithful wife, she
aided her husband and
shared with him the
love and memory of
ten children

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Binney - Mt. Auburn

Amos Binney MD, died at Rome Feb. 18, 1847, aged 41

Henry Prentice Binney died April 17, 1878, aged 40 years William Greene Binney died Aug 3, 1909, aged 75 years

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ebenezer Parkman - Westborough, MA

Here lies deposited the mortal of
the man of God, the Rev. Ebenezer
Parkman who was born Sept. 5th 1703;
ordained the First Bishop of the Church
in Westborough Oct. 28th, 1724, and died on
the 9th of December 1782 having
completed his 79th year of his age on
Sept. 16th and the 58th year of his
inistry on Nov. 8th preceding.

He was formed by nature and education
to be able minister of the new
testament and obtained grace to
be eminently faithful in the work of the
Lord. He was a firm friend to the faith,
order and constitution of the New
England churches.

He was a learned, pious good man and
full of the Holy Ghost and faith
unfeigned and answered St. Paul's
description of a scripture bishop being
blameless, vigilant, sober, of good
behaviour, given to hospitality,
apt to teach.

Be thou faithful unto death and I will
give thee a crown of life says Christ.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Persis Gleason - Westborough, MA

In memory of
Mrs. Persis Gleason
wife of
Mr. Phinehus Gleason
Who died
Nov. 18, 1821,
aged 80.

Behold! Look here as you pass by
As you are now, so once as I,
As I am now, you soon must be
Prepare for death and follow me.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Joseph Barrett - South Burying Place, Concord, MA

"Here lies buried the Body
of Capt Joseph Barrett
son of Deacon Humphry and
Mrs. Mary Barrett, who died
the 4th Day of April, Anno
Dom. one Thousand Seen Hundred and Sixty three
in the Eighty fifth Year of
his age."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011