Posts Tagged ‘hudson’
This statue sits in part of Markillie and St. Mary Cemeteries in Hudson, Ohio. It’s rather small – no more than a few feet high. (I wish I had photographed something else next to it for scale. It is also extremely unclear what family plot it is supposed to go with.
In the Old Carlisle Graveyard lies Ademna Hamilton, who died when she was 14 months all. I couldn’t find a meaning or even any other women with the same name.
In Markillie and St. Mary Cemeteries, you can find the grave of Elzina. Elzina may be a variant of the Arabic name Alzena or of the name Elizabeth, and seems to be most common in the United States for women born in the 19th century.
Permelia is another 19th century name that is no longer seen much anymore.
Not lost, blest thought,
But gone before,
Where we shall meet
To part no more.
Sentiments like the one on Mary Kellogg Ellsworth’s tombstone are common in cemeteries of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The epitaph emphasizes a belief in a shared afterlife where the surviving family and friends will be reunited with the dead. It conveys a message of hope: do not despair, she is not lost, just temporarily gone ahead.
Sarah Ann Chamberlain, who seems to have gone by the name of Anna, married into a missionary family, the Scudders. Her husband Joseph was a 3rd generation missionary to India, and so she went to India, too. The records are a little hard to follow because the name Joseph was so common in the family, being the name of her husband’s grandfather and an uncle, but what I have found indicates that Sarah Ann was living in India and doing things like taking care of orphan girls for at least part of her married life.