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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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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
Roberta Bush
Thomas Strieby
Thank you for your detailed pictures!
Added by Roberta Bush on Feb 22, 2016 8:41 PM
RE: Donald Ray Bartley
Hahaah! That is so funny... I am my helper, too! An Army of One. :) Have a great day! :)
Added by CHANDLER on Jan 27, 2016 5:20 PM
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