Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mount Auburn, the first Garden Cemetery in the United States 1831

Longfellow

Mary Baker Eddy looking out over Halcyon Lake







Consecration Dell


hints of Pere-Lachaise in Paris


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

King brothers in Whitneyville Cemetery - Kent County, Michigan

The King brothers are buried at the top of the hill in Whitneyville Cemetery. Alvin served in the 6th Michigan Infantry, Hiram in the 5th Michigan Infantry and Myron in the 3rd Michigan Infantry.

On Tuesday morning, November 28, 1893, Myron shot and killed his estranged wife and then shot himself. He was originally buried -- or at least his marker was arranged in line with his older brothers. By 2015, however, Myron's marker had changed position considerably; he was moved to a position that was almost outside of the cemetery.
Alvin King




that's Myron's marker to the left in the undergrowth

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cascade Cemetery - then and now

The grave of Thomas Henfry, former member of the 3rd Michigan Infantry who died at his home in Cascade in 1867. First image taken c. 1993, the second 2015.



Wednesday, September 2, 2015