Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Cornelia M. Williams

The gravestone of Cornelia M. Williams (d. 1847) is beautifully carved and bears a sweet epitaph.


CORNEALIA, M
daut’r, of,
J, S, &, Catyann
WILLIAMS,
died, Dec’r, 30,
1847, Aged,
3, Yrs, 2, M, 9, ds,

Lovely flower,
Just nip’d in the bud,
To bloom in immortal fragrance,
In the paradise of God.


Cornealia’s parents are buried a few steps away. In fact, her name is also inscribed on their tall monument. (Her father died the following September at age 33.)

Williamsville Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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