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Far from affliction toil and care
The happy soul is fled
The breathless day shall slumber here
Among the silent dead

When I started looking up information on this epitaph, I discovered this website, Last Words. There was an entire page of “last words,” by which they meant epitaphs.

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The New Orleans Graveyard Rabbit did a very useful series on “New Orleans Burial Basics” for those unfamiliar with the city interested in its burial practices, particularly those doing genealogical research. You can find part 1, part 2, and part 3 at her blog.

Love your alma mater? The College Times has an article on collegiate cemeteries in the US.

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Christopher Busta-Peck is featuring some of my photography on the blog Cleveland Area History. If you’re interested in Cleveland history, I highly recommend you start following him.

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Gravestoned brings us two tombstones with interesting causes of death: a young man killed by an “icesickle” and one who met his end from a horse.

Across the ocean, we visit the graves of some who have fought for Irish independence.

Finally, we have what Escape to the Silent Cities accurately describes as “a geneaologist’s dream stone.”

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The reason I started writing this blog was because of the great stories I kept finding in cemeteries, so here are some stones with stories behind them that other bloggers have found.

Sleeping Gardens tells us about the Victoria Cross for Todger Jones.

Gravestoned has a knack for finding these kinds of stones and brings us the tombstone for an orphan, a man who died of tuberculosis, and two sweethearts who died before they had the opportunity to marry.

Escape to the Silent Cities takes us to visit the grave of Dred Scott and the cenotaph for his wife Harriet Scott.

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It’s time for me to share with you some of the great posts made by other cemetery bloggers.

The first should be of special interest to some of my SCA friends, as it features a pelican in its piety on a British monument. Escape to the Silent Cities found the same symbol on a gravestone done in mosaic.

Blog Sleeping Gardens also brings us the carved image of a baby in swaddling bands.

I’ve been waiting for the right post to use the Graveyard Detective’s find of a sculpture of a phoenix rising.

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The Graveyard Detective shares more photos of the Blue Angel.

Sleeping Gardens shares photographs from a trip to the Taj Mahal.

Gravestoned shows us the simpler but still beautiful tombstone for Daniel Brobst.

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Gravestoned found one of those rare markers that specifies the cause of death.

So did Escape from the Silent Cities: James Hardin’s tombstone says he was assassinated, but he also pulled the trigger himself on a fellow attorney.

The Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay brings us the tale of a war hero.

Gravestoned found the Superintendent of the American Anti-Saloon League.

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One of my favorite things about traipsing around in cemeteries is the stories that I find there, and it’s also one of the reasons that that I follow other cemetery bloggers. Here are some links to interesting stories associated with tombstones.

Escape to the Silent Cities brings us the life of Ensign James Ruemmeli McKelvey and Trumpeter Thomas F. Meagher, named for his grandfather Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the Irish Brigade. Below is my photo of the Meagher statue that stands in Waterford, Ireland.

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Staying in the British Isles for the moment, Stone Gardens shows us a tombstone for some of the victims of the Dolgarrog disaster.

Over Thy Dead Body introduces us to the unnamed dead of the Female Orphan House of Dublin, Ireland.

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No, really. Ben and Jerry’s has a flavor graveyard, and the blogger from Stone Gardens has been there.

Now I’m craving some Phish Food.

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