[Note to self: Must organize gravestone photos by cemetery, by surname, and by carver.]
TUCKER, DIED AP,
AGED, 32, YEARS.
Fare well ye friends whose tender care
Has long engaged my love,
Your fond embrace I now exchange,
For better friends above.
Cheerful I leave this vale of tears,
Where panes and sorrows grow,
Welcome the day that ends my toil,
And evry scene of woe.
Wait one minute. I have seen that epitaph before. It was the subject of one of my earliest blog posts. Did A. Pool carve the gravestone for Minerva Janes? Same gravestone style; same epitaph.
And is it a coincidence that another gravestone in the same style is for Joseph Pool?
I am now officially on the lookout for A. Pool gravestones.
Blendon Central Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio