Sorry, I mean signed by the cutter. John Strickler, a local craftsman, signed his name and his job title. If he considered himself a stone cutter, who am I to demote/promote him to carver?
this life April
18,th 1837; Aged
62 years, 6 month
and 16 days.
The epitaph is a version of the classic “Remember me as you pass by.”
Stop my friends and take a view,
Of the cold grave allotted you,
Remember well that you must die,
And turn to dust as well as I.
The willow looks more like a palm tree to me. Perhaps not one of Strickler’s best.
Baptist Corners Cemetery, Fairfield County, Ohio