The white marble marker at the grave of Simon Craig McDannald (d. 1863) caught my eye because it is a broken obelisk with wreath—and because it marks the grave of a child. Young Simon’s gravestone seems unusually adult-like, except for its small size and the touching inscription, “Our darling boy.”
A.C. & P.O.
Mar. 9, 1863,
6 Yrs. 4 Mo.
The epitaph is on the back of the stone:
The joys of earth to
us are blight[f]ul since
thou left us for thy
Blendon Central Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio