It was a lamb. Weathered with no ears, but a lamb.
A few minutes later I was distracted by a gravestone carved to look like an open gate, and the not-yet-a-fiancé said, “Look! There is a gravestone with a statue of a dog.”
I turned around, fully prepared to correct him, and saw … a gravestone with a statue of a dog.
One can only imagine that the statue on the grave marker for Fredric Harold Walker (b. 1886, d. 1890) represents the young boy’s special friend.
The inscription is weathered and difficult to read, but with help from FamilySearch.org, we can fill in the iffy parts with data from Fredric’s record in the collection “Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854–1997.”
J.W. & [KITTIE] WALKER
BORN JAN’Y 15, 1886
DIED MAY 22, 1890
Green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio