Saturday, January 14, 2012

A restored monument

The marble gravestone for William James (d. 1875) has a graceful silhouette and a classic willow carving.

Mar. 15, 1875
In his 62 year.

“Jesus said I am the resurrection
and the life he that believeth in me
though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

The stone, once broken in half, has been repaired and reset on a rough concrete (or other composite material) base. There is a small metal tag affixed to the base that presumably identifies the company that restored the James gravestone:

Dunkirk, OH 45836
419 759 [NNNN]

It is interesting to note that Dunkirk is quite a distance from Liberty Township—75 miles, according to Google Maps. Were there no local craftsmen or companies who would undertake the restoration?

Then again, perhaps whoever arranged for the restoration (a James descendant?) was a Hardin County resident.

Liberty Church Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! Dunkirk is about 30 miles from me and a very small village. It would be a surprise that there would be a craftsman in Dunkirk and not in Delaware County. I'll bet you're right that the person who had the restoration done lived in Hardin County.
    Neat stuff!


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