R. & A. V.
Apr. 2, 1868
The size of this small stone for Drucilla A. Plunket (d. 1868) is the first hint that this is a child’s gravestone. She is identified as a “daughter of,” but not “wife of.” Another hint.
But her age at death can no longer be read, so I took a few minutes to see whether I could find her date of birth.
1. Delaware County Historical Society burials—strike one
2. FindAGrave.com—strike two
3. FamilySearch.org—strike three
4. Ancestry.com—strike, uh, four
Let me take that back. I did find, via FamilySearch.org, a marriage record for Richard Plunket and Ann Virginia Gates dated August 13, 1865. A wisp of a hint that Drucilla may have been less than three years old at her death.
The dove holds what is probably meant to be a sprig of olive as it ascends, representing hope or promise.
Oller Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio