Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Freestone Monuments

Freestone Monuments - Theses monuments are carved from what is called freestone so called because it can be cut in one pieces without splintering or fracturing.  Many of these monuments are created with one solid piece.

All of these are located at Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, AR.
This is the largest freestone monument in Mount Holly. It is 16 ft tall and 9 ft wide.
In Memory
of
William Gilchrist , Esq.
First Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge of the State of Arkansas
Who departed this life Sept 5, 1843
in the 53rd year of his age.
This Stone
is erected by
The Masonic Fraternity
under the direction of
The Grand Lodge of the State of
Arkansas
A.L. 5850

In
Memory
of
John Cooper
A Native of Scotland

Kinross Shire Who
Depart this life
August 29th, 1840
Aged 28 years
--
Er'd by his friends Jas McVicar, Sam McMorrin, & Robt Brownlee

Note: He was originally buried at the former cemetery at 5th & Gaines in Little Rock, his body was moved to Mt. Holly Cemetery after it opened in 1843.

Sarah Caroline
Daughter of
James Owens
and wife of
Elijah A. More
who departed this life
on the 24th day of
January 1839
in the 25th year
of her age  

Dedicated by
Ebenezer Walters
in memory
of his wife Mary
who departed this
Life July 15, 1843
in the 21st year of
her age and of her
parents Alexander
and Olive Starbuck
whose only child
she was.

The soul too soft its ills to bear
Has left our mortal hemisphere
And sought in better world the meed
To blame less life by heaven deereed.

When musing companisins gone
We doubly feel ourselves alone.

Note: The quote on this monument is from Sir Walter Scott's poem Rokeby.

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