Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Artie May Cross

Count me among those who love white bronze grave markers, although I prefer to call them what they are: zinc. The color is beautiful and—best of all—they are as easy to read today as they were when they were made.

Many zinc monuments are large and impressive, but quite a few are small and modest. Many of the smaller markers, like this one for Artie May Cross (d. 1863), are for children.

daughter of
H. L. & H. E. CROSS,
born      —      died
MAY 12, 1861  JAN. 4, 1863.

“she has taken
her flight,
to the regions
of light.”

Artie May’s parents, Henry and Harriet (Doty) Cross, are buried nearby.

Ashley Union Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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