Weather and time are taking a serious toll on Albert Clarke’s tombstone. Made of concrete, the best material his family could afford, the marker is disintegrating. Water and ice will continue to do their destructive work until the marker totally fails in the not too distant future.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Maud Mary Bathgate Logan Adams was so loved by her husband that considerable stone working skills were used to carve her headstone. The inscription is disappearing on the semi-hard 100 year old stone. Like many other makers in the cemetery, it is being abused by city owned lawnmowers piloted by teenage boys. The design is unique and the sentiment of a loving husband has been on display for generations of descendants and visitors to the cemetery.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The Dissenters Burial Ground was closed in 1937, part of it having already being built over in 1894. The gravestones were removed to the surrounding walls in the early 1960's, but a record was maintained of their positions at that time. Many of the limestone headstones are now in a poor state and there are a number of broken stones. It was formerly known as Salem. The children's graves are 5 feet deep. The adult graves are 6 feet deep. Burial charges were assessed at one sixth per foot. Most graves are family graves with multiple burials in each grave.
And many, many more whose inscriptions have all but disappeared.
The church in days gone by….
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
May we never forget their sacrifice and bravery.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Poignant stories are written in the tombstones in every cemetery.
A young mothers love and deeply caring memory is recorded.
Someone is considered a saint when they do something good for someone else or make someone's life happier. Someone who does all of this subconsciously and without knowing it, is an Angel. Families Are Forever.
A baby is born into a family struggling with financial difficulty. He was born and died the same day . His father couldn’t pay for a tombstone but found a small piece of metal and hand-stamped the words to memorialize the lost son.
In Memory of Frank Edward Lee
Born Oct. 11, 1950
Died Oct. 11, 1950
Son of Francis C. & Hazel S. Lee
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Visited a cemetery on the last warm, sunny day in November and found a large family burial plot of the Chipman family in the American Fork City Cemetery, Utah.
Here are just a few of the tombstones for that family.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In memory of William Edwin Featherstone, son of Thomas and Emma Featherstone, born 12 Jul 1856, died 24 Aug 1864. American Fork City Cemetery, Utah. Sandstone. Broken. Repaired.