I’ve written several times before about the association between sleep and death, and these tombstones exemplify another association – not only are the deceased characterized as being in slumber, but they are sleeping safely with their Savior, Jesus Christ. The families of the dead must have taken solace from this perspective on death and what comes after.
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Posted in Morbid Musings, tagged cincinnati, harrisburg, harrisburg cemetery, mechanicsburg, names, ohio, pennsylvania, silver spring meeting house, silver spring presbyterian church, spring grove cemetery on October 23, 2016| Leave a Comment »
When a tombstone includes someone’s real name, it can be revealing. I particularly like when the individual is named for someone famous.
In Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery, you can find the grave of Thomas Jefferson Henderson.
Florence Nightingale Houck lies in Harrisburg Cemetery.
Ulysses S. Grant Fisher is buried in Silver Spring Presbyterian Churchyard.
When my mother and stepfather married, they rented the Kanaga House, a colonial home that was converted to a bed & breakfast. I wanted to write a great deal more about the house, because the bed & breakfast website had a lovely history of the house, and each of the bedrooms was named for a member of the Kanaga family, but that information is no longer available on the web.
A few scant miles away, members of the Kanaga Family are buried in the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church yard. I’m sure there were other stones that I missed.
Anyone who has read my blog knows that I am fascinated by names.
I’ve not encountered the name Wreathel before, and it seems to be obscure enough that even the baby name sites don’t invent an origin for it. A few women with this name popped up in my search, but not many. Maybe I’ll find more later.
Kazimiera is the feminine version of the Slavic name Kazimierz (usually Anglicized Casimir).
Posted in Morbid Musings, tagged beachwood, chester township, chester township cemetery, cincinnati, names, ohio, spring grove cemetery, warrensville east cemetery on October 9, 2016| Leave a Comment »
My cemetery alphabet game continues.
The Dusenburys are in Chester Township Cemetery.
The Eidam monument is in Warrensville East Cemetery.
The Fitch family is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.