Saturday, July 31, 2010

Just A Photo I Like

Saturday Symbol: Auxiliary USWV

The Auxiliary USWV (United Spanish War Veterans)  is also known as Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.

Little more history.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Famous File: Robert Patterson

This amazing monument is located at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philidelphia, PA. This monument marks the final resting place of Robert Patterson. The lion is the work of the sculptor J. Lacmer.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Buried With The Flowers...

I thought this was a pretty picture and wanted to share it.  Seems like a lot of the older cemeteries have more planted flowers then the newer ones not to mention Yucca plants.  I love the flowers, HATE the Yucca plants that are so abundant in this area.

(Located at Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, AR)

Wife of
Z.M. Whinery
Jun. 29 18?8
Aug. 18, 18?3

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Freeman Monument - lots and lots of symbols

I found this marker to be very interesting.  I have never seen one with panels like this.  I have done a bunch of searching and have yet to determine what all the symbols and letters mean. I have listed the ones I have figured out under the panels.  If you have any input about them please let me know.

Located at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Springfield National Cemetery

This is the gate going into the Springfield National Cemetery located in Springfield, MO.

This is one of two statues located here.  Found on the Union side of the cemetery. It is placed high on a pedestal and I was unable to photograph the whole thing at once.

This is the information I found on this monument:
The Union Memorial, sometimes referred to as the T.J. Bailey monument, was erected in 1907.
This is the inscription that was on the bottom of the pedestal for the above statue.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stories In Stone

Over on a fellow bloggers board he is having a drawing to give away "Stories in Stone" by Douglas Keister  check it out maybe you will win.

I learn something new every day.

(Located at Fairview Memorial Garden Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR)

The following info came from a contributor (Chris) at Find-A-Grave.

Surname: Lin
Given name: Chun-Kang
From Fushan County, Shandong Province, China.
Birth and death dates are evident.
His wife's info is written in red, which indicates she is still living.

I did not know that the red indicated that the person was still living. Nice to know.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Styles: Bale Tomb

A Bale Tomb looks like a chest tomb with a rounded top.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Symbol: DeMolay

DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Famous File: General Richard Barnes Mason

(Located at Bellefontaine Cemtery in St. Louis, MO.)

General Richard Barnes Mason
Colonel of the 1st Regiment of Dragoons U.S. Army
Born in Fairfax. VA January 16, 1797 Died at Jefferson Barracks, MO July 25, 1850
Erected by his widow and children

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just A Photo I Like

Interesting Epitaph

Joe E
He lived in a house
by the side of the road
and was a friend to man.

(Located at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, AR.)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Clinton's Motorcycle

Located at Farmington Cemetery in Farmington, AR.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Daughter Found The Beauty In A Cemetery.

My 9 year old daughter, Katie, and I spent the day wandering around a few cemeteries. She enjoys them as much as I do, thankfully.  But she never ceases to amaze me at how well she does with the camera.

This is my favorite one she took today. Located at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, AR.

Favorite Season - GYR Carnival Submission

My favorite season is the cemeteries has to be Fall.  I love the variety of colors that show up in them.  I took all these photos at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Memorial To My Grandma... She Will Be Missed By Many.

Birdie & Cecil Watson

Birdie Marie Watson
December 20, 1928 - July 15, 2010

Pocahontas, AR - Birdie Marie Watson, 81, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Randolph Home from a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. 

She is preceded in death by father Birdie Lucas, mother Inez Mann and step-father Joe Mann. Husband, Cecil Watson and brother, Neil Lucas.

She was married to Cecil Watson in Hagermann, NM on June 02, 1944.

Survivors include: Son, Jim and wife Mary Watson of Maynard, 5 daughters; Joyce and husband Martin Baltz of Pocahontas, Eunice Thiele of husband Jerome of Roger, AR., Betty Stockwell and husband Tommy of Pocahontas, Carolyn Frankenberger and husband David of California, and Cecilia Henson and husband Frank of Pocahontas. 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Brother Rex Mann of Texas, 3 sisters; Sherry Kent, Ina Jo, and Rita McCaslin all of New Mexico.

Services will be held Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday night from 6-8 p.m.

Here is the link to her Find-A-Grave memorial,  if you would like to leave virtual flowers for her.

Sunday Styles: Alter Tomb

Alter tomb - a chest tomb that becomes more ornate and looks like ornaments are applied to it. Especially if the ornaments are added to the top.

(Located at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.)

(Located at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just A Photo I Like

Saturday Symbol: Military Symbols

This is a collection of random military symbols I have found over the years.

Union Soldier

Friday, July 16, 2010

Famous File: Henry Clyde Day

Located at Pea Ridge Cemetery in Pea Ridge, AR

In Memory Of
Henry Clyde Day
"Pea Ridge Day"
An Immortal In Baseball

Lois Day

Thursday, July 15, 2010


These two markers were just a few like it in a family plot.  I photographed several of them and I also photographed the big family name marker but it did not turn out.  For some reason it came out really blurry. But I still wanted to share these even thou I am unable to provide a last name.

(Located at Park Cemetery in Carthage, MO.)

Mar. 4, 1855
Mar. 10, 1921

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Known Bushwhacker.

Found this marker at the Pea Ridge Cemetery in Pea Ridge, AR.  My question is this, if he was a "known" bushwhacker then why didn't they put his name on the maker? 

The marker is located right on the wood line of the cemetery.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beautiful 1859 Stone

I don't see to many this old and nice in my area.  It's in remarkably good shape compared to what was around it. Located at Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, AR.

Jane Wakefield
Mar 6, 1806
In South Carolina
Sept 4, 1859

Monday, July 12, 2010

Just A Photo I Like

An American Indian Remembered ...

I found this beautiful tribute at the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Cemetery in Miami, OK. I haven't been able to find any information on him but the monument was too nice not to share.

John Beaver
1855 - 1928

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Style: Pedestal Tomb

Pedestal Tomb - give sarcophagus-like tombs a more dramatic look, designers placed them on pedestals.

Sidney Rowland Francis located at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St.Louis, MO.

Hilt family marker located at Bellefontaine Cemtery in St. Louis, MO.

William Waner (in the back) located at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Famous File: Alice Ghostley

Located at Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, AR.