Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunny Elizabeth

Foster Chapel Cemetery is a small, tree-filled cemetery on a busy county road in Madison County, Ohio. The trees are beautiful, but their shade makes it tough to get good, legible photographs of many of the stones.

But the marker at the grave of Elizabeth Hunter (d. 1870) was standing in the sun on the day I visited.

(Think the sun doesn’t make much of a difference in gravestone photography? Check out an un-sunny version of this stone on

wife of
Nov. 22, 1870:
In her 53d Y’r.

The gravestone, which has a rather unusual shape, features the carving of an open book. Often, gravestone books are carved with Bible verses. The pages of Elizabeth’s book read “Our Mother.”

Foster Chapel Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio

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