Monday, September 5, 2011

William H. Cline

There is a single lily carved on the gravestone for William H. Cline (b. 1844, d. 1871) in Marlborough Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio.

The lily is often understood to represent innocence and purity. Is that how we should interpret the lily on Mr. Cline’s marker? Perhaps. He was only 27 years old when he died.

Or maybe, as I sometimes suspect, the lily was his—or his widow’s—favorite flower.

Gone but not forgotten

Nov. 26, 1844
married to
Siantha Weiser,
Nov. 16, 1867.
[Aug. 21, 1871]

The stone has been reset and without digging around the base I was not able to read the date of death. The online cemetery records provided by the Delaware County Genealogical Society help to fill in the blank.

Marlborough Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio


  1. I enjoy your blog. As a fellow Buckeye I love recognizing some of the ares you post about.
    Best of luck!
    Cindy @ Genealogy Circle

  2. Thank you, Cindy. Always great to hear from a fellow Buckeye!

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