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Hoby (#47183125)
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A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. And, one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries ...

Some fascinating things on old tombstones!

Harry Edsel Smith of Albany , New York :
Born 1903--Died 1942.
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the
car was on the way down. It was.
In a Thurmont, Maryland , cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up
and no place to go.
On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.
Only the good die young.
In a London , England cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann, who lived an old maid
but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767
In a Ribbesford, England , cemetery:
Anna Wallace
The children of Israel wanted bread,
And the Lord sent them manna.
Clark Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.
In a Ruidoso, New Mexico , cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast.
Pardon him for not rising.
In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania , cemetery:
Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake,
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
In a Silver City , Nevada , cemetery:
Here lays The Kid,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.
A lawyer's epitaph in England :
Sir John Strange.
Here lies an honest lawyer,
and that is Strange.
John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne,
England , cemetery:
Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,
Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.
In a cemetery in Hartscombe , England :
On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.
Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls ,
Vermont :
Here lies the body of our Anna,
Done to death by a banana.
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,
But the skin of the thing that made her go.
On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket ,
Massachusetts :
Under the sod and under the trees,
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He is not here, there's only the pod,
Pease shelled out and went to God.
In a cemetery in England :
Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.
To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you I'll not consent,
Until I know which way you went.
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138825197 Lemuel Wilcox
Hi Hoby,

Hope you are well. You may wish to remove the "Marker not found" photo as it has been found.

Thank you so much!

Added by OPPSheryl on Jun 07, 2016 12:46 PM
RE: Eliza Jane Mathews McGrew #61556055
Thank you Hoby for replying! I appreciate it! I will just keep digging to see what I can come up with. Have a great weekend!
Added by Jen on May 30, 2016 7:29 PM
Eliza Jane Mathews McGrew #61556055
Hi, my name is Jen and I'm researching my husband's side of the family. The McGrews to be specific. I was curious about Eliza Jane Mathews McGrew #61556055. Where did you get the marriage date for her and John? I just want to make sure I'm tracing the right family lol! Thanks! My email is or you can contact me on here. Have a great memorial weekend!
Added by Jen on May 30, 2016 1:18 PM
Rick Longstreth
Elizabeth (Peters) Goshert Photo
Wow! I just saw that you also posted a photo of my 4th great-grandmother's marker as well! Thank you very much for all your efforts and time. They're most appreciated!

Rick Longstreth
Added by Rick Longstreth on May 25, 2016 12:47 PM
Rick Longstreth
Fletcher Goshert Photo
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for the photo of Fletcher Goshert's marker. He died at the age of 4 and was a 3rd great uncle of mine.

Rick Longstreth
Added by Rick Longstreth on May 25, 2016 12:34 PM
Nathan Baker
Fred R. and Della N. Mann
Hi, I was hoping you would transfer theses accounts to me. #68144778 & #68144795 They are my Great-Grandparents. Thank you for taking pics of their tombstone.

Added by Nathan Baker on Apr 15, 2016 10:52 PM
Holly Kirsch - Newhouse
photo of Martha Hoover
its a shame that the marker is missing or stolen but I deeply thank you for taking the photo of mt G-G-G- grandmother for me.I deeply appreciate it so much that you took time out of a busy day to take the pic for me :)

Holly Newhouse
Added by Holly Kirsch - Newhouse on Apr 02, 2016 6:22 AM
I noticed on many of the Widaman memorial pages you attached the same photo of a large memorial with 1925 and Widaman on it. Are there any tombstones individually for these people?
Added by Mother2Many on Mar 20, 2016 10:12 PM
Julie Raab
John Rider
Thank you for taking this photo!
Added by Julie Raab on Mar 19, 2016 10:23 AM
Thank you very much for the photo!!
Added by Lisa on Mar 18, 2016 9:24 PM
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