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I generally prefer to historic charm of old cemeteries and grave markers, but I have to admit that some of the new styles and technologies are the next evolution of what I prefer: personalized markers that attempt to communicate with the visitor. Above is the Apthorpe tombstone in Williston Cemetery, which indicates that Mr. Apthorpe was a member of the Fire Department.


Mr. Arnholt was an artist, and Mrs. Arnholt, a nurse.

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On the subject of occupations, as we were just the other day, I discovered that there were more stones that told you what someone did in life in some of the newer sections of Lake View Cemetery (post 1970s).

Cecile Nevils Clarke is identified first in relationship to her family, but then her stone tells us she was also a nurse.


Similarly, Eleanore Slobin is listed as a wife and mother first, but also an artist.


Presumably, Mort was her husband – a teacher.


Robert Wallace was also a teacher and a poet.


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I am particularly fascinated by stones that tell you what someone did in life. I found some more occupation stones recently. (Some photos are a little fuzzy to me – apologies, not sure what was happening there.)

Robert Sheldon Wagner was an Episcopal priest.


George E. Wilhelm was a civic engineer.


Glenda Killen was a registered nurse, and brings another thought to mind. Occupational stones are much more common for men than women, but I wonder if we will see a difference in that over the next few decades.


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