Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday’s child: Laura Bell Gorton

Marion Cemetery in Marion, Ohio is a large cemetery, making it easy to miss a small gem like this marker at the grave of Laura Bell Gorton (b. 1867, d. 1868).

But is it Gorton? The last couple letters of the surname show damage and are tough to read.

Gorton is a good guess—the letters fit and there are Gorton burials in Marion Cemetery—but without more research, we cannot be sure.

Dau. of
J.W & M.A. Gort[on]
Aug. 1, 1868
Æ 1 y. 2 m.
& 11 d.
We loved our little Laura Bell
We would have wished her stay
But let our Fathers will be done
She shines in endless day.

Marion Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio

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