DIED JAN. 25, 1931
“She hath done what she could”
Although the epitaph can be read simply as a statement on the life of the deceased, the word hath hints that the Bible is the source. Here are several translations of Mark 14:8, which appears to be the source of the epitaph:
Cora May Baughman died of a cerebral hemorrhage at her home on Vine Street in Westerville, Ohio. She was 55 years old.She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
She has done what she was able: she has put oil on my body to make it ready for its last resting-place.
What she could she did: she has perfumed my body in preparation for my burial.
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