Thursday, January 26, 2012

Until death do us part

Thomas B. Berry (d. 1856) was only 35 years old when he died. His wife, Maria Berry (d. 1900) lived as an unmarried widow until her death. She was 79.

Maria is buried with her husband, her inscription added to his gravestone.

Thos. B. BERRY
Feb. 3, 1856
35 Y’16 D’s
DIED DEC. 16, 1900
AGED 79 Y. 1M. 4D.

The book carved on the monument is most likely meant to be a Bible. The words inscribed on the pages are too weathered to read today.

Prospect Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio

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