Monthly Archives: April 2015

Percy and Nellie Gould (Lot 68 Block M) [no marker]

By the time that the Spanish Influenza epidemic was at its peak, very few people were being buried in the cemetery.  It was close to full and no longer profitable and had become somewhat unsightly.  Between September and December 1918, … Continue reading

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Mary Cook (Lot 36 Block L) [marker]

Mary Sylvester Cooks’ marker is not actually made out of bronze but is made out of zinc.  Zinc was an affordable alternative to bronze.  Although new markers were white, the zinc oxidized and turned a light blue. Between 1874 and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth (Liddie) and Herbert Hagadorn (Lot 7, Block K) [Marker]

Companion markers were not uncommon in the 19th century.  They usually spanned the graves of two children—members of the same family who died within a short time of each other, usually from a communicable disease, often during an epidemic.  Herbert … Continue reading

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