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Harriet Coe Curtis

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Elroy Curtis

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I can’t find an exact source for the epitaph for Julia Crawford, but Christ is frequently characterized as the bridegroom and a Christian or the church as his bride.

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Our Dear Will

James Edward Goodell

Our darling Allie

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The epitaph on this stone is from the Te Deum, a hymn that remains in use in the modern Catholic church as well as some of the Protestant sects. It dates to approximately the 4th century.

Now I need all of you to be honest with me. How many of you clicked on the link because it sounds like a line from The Boondock Saints?

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Wetmore Monument

William S. Wetmore

Wetmore Monument

I’ve seen the sentiment “in death not divided” before, but I’d not previously given it a lot of thought. Tonight, trying to restart the blog, I searched the phrase and discovered that it’s biblical. In 2 Samuel 1:23, David’s funeral song for his father-in-law Saul and brother-in-law Jonathan says “Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided…”

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