Posts tagged "headstone"

Wotton Underwood Graves by R~P~M on Flickr.

Flickr OP: Part of the graveyard at All Saints Church, Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire. 10th December 2012.

The Dupont Family on Flickr.

The young Dupont family succumbed to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in their home in 1972. The young mother, father, and their toddler daughter were found dead the next day.

Their story - and their graves - have remained in my mind since I first saw them back in 1995.

I edited this photograph to show their names so that you can tell where each member of the family is buried.

Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Dupont, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

IHoM Cross on Flickr.

My grandmother would tell me stories of how the teenagers in town would drive through the cemetery on Halloween night - squealing with delightful terror when the car’s headlights would illuminate this large cross…it would appear to be glowing.

She is now buried in this very cemetery.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Maringouin, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

The Chenevert Babies on Flickr.

The grave of triplets Varonia, Alban, and Anthony who were born and died in March of 1930.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Maringouin, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Thomas Jones Foster by twm1340 on Flickr.

Flickr OP: Thomas Jones Foster was born 15 Jun 1826 in North Carolina, the son of Ambrose & Mary Miller Foster. He married his much younger wife, Frances, on 20 Dec 1860 and then served in the Civil War in Company E, 15th Texas Infantry. He was in Louisiana when the war ended so he walked home. He served as the Van Zandt County Judge from 1866 to 1867 and later as the County Clerk from 1879 to 1884. In 1880 he bought several hundred acres of land and built a large house on the corner of Buffalo and Goshen Streets in Canton, Texas. He died on 6 Aug 1906 after burying his son Thomas J. Foster Jr. in 1905. His wife Frances lived until 1926 and they are all together now at Hillcrest Cemetery in Canton, Van Zandt County, TX.

Grave of Ricky Dinh, 1979-2008 on Flickr.

Greenoaks Memorial Park:
Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Photos taken by Find A Grave member skatoolaki | Graver’s Journal - Graver’s Journal @ Tumblr - Twitter: @graversjournal

An Irish Miner and the Victim of An Earthquake At Rest In the Holy Hope Catholic Cemetery In Tucson, Arizona by The Nite Tripper on Flickr.

Flickr OP: This is a photograph that I took of the headstone marking the grave of Daniel Cleary in the Holy Hope Catholic Cemetery in the city of Tucson, Arizona.

Mr. Cleary was born in Tipperary County, Ireland in 1845. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and made his way to the Arizona Territory where he found work as a miner in one of the many mines that dotted the Western landscape. He lived in the town of Bisbee with his wife, Mary.

Mr. Cleary died in Tucson in April 1905 as a result of hemorrhaging of the lungs. This was a common death for miners in the days of the Old West because they spent countless hours in the heat of the dark mines breathing in rock dust whose tiny, sharp edges gradually sliced the inside of your lungs to shreds. He likely spent several years suffering from this affliction and likely hadn’t worked for several years due to his ill health. The age of 60 was ancient for a miner in those days.

Following his death, Mary (also from Ireland) journeyed to San Francisco, California; perhaps to visit relatives to help console her in her grief. At 5:12 on the morning of April 18, 1906, Mary, along with thousands of other people, was jolted awake by the gigantic San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Although not killed, Mary was severally injured.

She was transported back to the Arizona Territory where she died in a Tucson hospital on May 4, 1906 as a result of her injuries, making her one of the more than 3,000 victims of this catastrophe. She was laid to rest beside her husband, Daniel.

headstone detail by freezelight on Flickr.

freezelight: “A semi-famous headstone of John Laird McCaffery with a hidden message.

This photo shows the epitaph in detail.

It is in Section C Plot #01369 of Montreal’s Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery. @ 45.498725, -73.604483 see map —>

Here’s a clearer but non geo-tagged picture. If you want a similarly well lit picture go before noon as the photo is looking towards the West.”

The hidden message - look at the first letter of every sentence and read it vertically.

More on the reason and who did it from Snopes (who verifies this story is TRUE).

headstone cross by tokistyles on Flickr.

hastings cemetary headstone