Aitkin County, Minnesota
I have placed the picture below,
"Jesus Hugs A Lamb" from Wendy's Backgrounds
on obituaries of children 21 years and younger.
If a parent of the child wishes it to be removed,
please contact the webmaster.
ACTUAL EPITAPHS FROM GRAVESTONES AROUND THE WORLD
ON THE GRAVE OF EZEKIAL AIKLE
IN EAST DALHOUSIE CEMETERY, NOVA SCOTIA:
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:
The children of Israel wanted bread
And the Lord sent them manna,
Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.
PLAYING WITH NAMES IN A RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO CEMETERY:
For not rising.
MEMORY OF AN ACCIDENT IN A UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA CEMETERY:
Here lies the body
of Jonathan Blake
Stepped on the gas
Instead of the brake.
IN A SILVER CITY, NAVADA CEMETERY:
Here lays Butch,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.
A WIDOW WROTE THIS EPITAPH IN A VERMONT CEMETERY:
Sacred to the memory of
my husband John Barnes
who died January 3, 1803
His comely young widow, aged 23, has
many qualifications of a good wife, and
yearns to be comforted.
A LAWYER'S EPITAPH IN ENGLAND:
Sir John Strange
Here lies an honest lawyer,
And that is Strange.
SOMEONE DETERMINED TO BE ANONYMOUS IN STOWE, VERMONT:
I was somebody.
Who, is no business
LESTER MOORE WAS A WELLS, FARGO CO. STATION AGENT FOR NACO, ARIZONA IN THE COWBOY DAYS OF THE 1880's.
HE'S BURIED IN THE BOOT HILL CEMETERY IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA:
Here lies Lester Moore
Four slugs from a .44
No Les No More.
IN A GEORGIA CEMETERY:
"I told you I was sick!"
JOHN PENNY'S EPITAPH IN THE WINBORNE, ENGLAND CEMETERY:
Reader if cash thou art
In want of any
Dig 4 feet deep
And thou wilt find a Penny.
ON MARGARET DANIELS' GRAVE AT HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:
She always said her feet were killing her
but nobody believed her.
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 HAS AN EPITAPH THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING FROM A THREE STOOGES MOVIE:
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.
MORE FUN WITH NAMES WITH OWEN MOORE IN BATTERSEA, LONDON, ENGLAND:
Than he could pay.
SOMEONE IN WINSLOW, MAINE DIDN'T LIKE MR. WOOD:
In Memory of Beza Wood
Departed this life
Nov. 2, 1837
Aged 45 yrs.
Here lies one Wood
Enclosed in wood
The outer wood
Is very good:
We cannot praise
ON A GRAVE FROM THE 1880'S 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.
THE GRAVE OF ELLEN SHANNON IN GIRARD, PENNSYLVANIA IS ALMOST A CONSUMER TIP:
Who was fatally burned
March 21, 1870
by the explosion of a lamp
filled with "R.E. Danforth's
Non-Explosive Burning Fluid"
OOPS! 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.
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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