Monday, September 26, 2011

Mother knows best

A gravestone that declares the cause of death is rare, at least in the cemeteries I visit. The stone that marks the grave of John P. Winship (d. 1846) is one of those rare ones—and it even tells us who decided what to inscribe.


JOHN P.
sone of
RUSSEL & ANNA M
WINSHIP
was killed by
a horse
Nov, 24, 1846:
aged 9 years
7 mo, & 10 d’s

words selected by his Mother.
God’s will be done.

Enough said.


Galena Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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