Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Daniel H. Carpenter

The marker at the grave of Daniel H. Carpenter (d. 1812) is one of the oldest in Galena Cemetery.

A skinny willow (on the crude side) hangs over a small but lovely burial urn. Two button-sized flowers complete the design.

Son of
Mr James & Mrs Elizabeth
Died Augt 21ſt 1812
aged 5 Months.

As falls the bud cut down before its bloom
So ſleeps this infant in his early tomb.

This infant’s early tomb is next to his father’s. Their markers are so close, they nearly touch.

Galena Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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