Archive for April 20th, 2010

In Oxford Cemetery outside Oxford, Ohio, the home of Miami University, there is an interesting section of tombstones. All those interred were faculty and staff of Miami University or members of their immediate family. The tombstones have the seal of the University, the person’s name, birth year, death year, and usually position at the University or relationship to a member of the faculty or staff. Sometimes they also include an epitaph.

Guy Potter Benton

Robert T. Howard

So far, I haven’t been successful in discovering much about these tombstones. I have no idea if this sort of thing is common for academic institutions. They fascinate me because they are different.

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