Uncommon names

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).


Alphabet game – D, E, F

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.


Time is fleeting…

The winged hourglass is a symbol of mortality, but it is a much rarer find than a weeping willow or an urn. Imagine my delight when I found multiple examples in the Olmstead family plot in Harrisburg Cemetery.


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A winged hourglass adorns each step down to the family plot.

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Initialize – A, B, C

I’ve decided to play a game with myself. I’m going to search my photo archives for tombstones with large capital letters and find the entire alphabet.


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Ernest McClintock

I tried to find out more information about PFC McClintock, but almost everything you can find online for the 83rd Division is about their World War II service.  The one consistent piece of information I discovered was that most of the soldiers were from Ohio.  Perhaps in a few years when more resources go online, I’ll be able to learn more about this soldier.

Ernest A. McClintock


Our bonnie lassie

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Weeping willows

Harrisburg Cemetery has a lot of lovely old funerary art, and willow trees are a personal favorite of mine.

I’m guessing based on proximity to another monument that the surname on this one is Haehlen as well. It’s a slightly different style of willow than I’ve posted in the past.


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