Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday’s child: William Linsey Finley

Before it got cold and snowy here in central Ohio, I spent an afternoon at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio, the largest cemetery in the county—and surely one of the most beautiful.

One marker I photographed that day is the toppled marker for a toddler, William Linsey Finley (d. 1837). The marker features a strikingly stylized willow and lamb, both popular images for the time period. The limbs of the willow are cut, except those that provide shelter for the lamb.

son of
Samuel & Nancy
died Feb. 7, 1837:
aged 1 yr. 7 mo.

Jesus said suffer little children
and forbid them not to come
unto me for of such is the kingdom
of heaven   Mat 19, 14.

Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio

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