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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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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.

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Florence Nightingale Houck lies in Harrisburg Cemetery.

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Ulysses S. Grant Fisher is buried in Silver Spring Presbyterian Churchyard.

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I’ve always been a big fan of language and enjoyed learning about how it develops. If you followed this blog in its first incarnation, you know that I’m particularly fascinated by some of the archaic words and phrases you can find on tombstones.

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One of my favorite examples of old language is the use of “consort” in place of “wife” when the wife predeceased the husband.

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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.

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Kazimiera is the feminine version of the Slavic name Kazimierz (usually Anglicized Casimir).

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My cemetery alphabet game continues.

The Dusenburys are in Chester Township Cemetery.

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The Eidam monument is in Warrensville East Cemetery.

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The Fitch family is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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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