Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday’s child: Helen Darlene Starkey

Normally I photograph older gravestones—the older, the better. But there is one stone I always stop for, whether it is old or new: the “baby shoe” gravestone.

“our darling”
FEB 9 1931
MAR 9 1931
child of grace

Think you know the meaning of “child of grace” on Helen’s gravestone? It may not be what you think.

In fact, it is quite literal. Helen was the daughter of Everett and Grace Starkey of London, Ohio.

Death certificate via
Deer Creek Cemetery (aka Lafayette), Madison County, Ohio

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