Archive for June 24th, 2010

I came across this grave marker with some unfamiliar symbolism in East Cleveland Township Cemetery. I can’t quite figure out what the hand is supposed to be holding – is it a brush? I’ve tried finding out more about John Hoffman, but his burial record isn’t available from the cemetery foundation website, he doesn’t seem to appear in the Cleveland Public Library Necrology file, and the name is a bit too common to be sure of finding the right John Hoffman.

Rectangular grave stone with an open flower in each corner and a hand in the top center clutching a tool, possibly a brush.  The stone reads "John Hoffman, 1868-1926"

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