Epitaphs

The following epitaphs were found on various monuments.

 

Found on marker for 2 twin girls died at the age of 3 days and 15 days old in 1898:
Sleep on sweet babes and take thy rest
God called they home, He thought it best.
Cry not Father and Mother for me
for I am waiting in glory for thee.

Found on a marker for a young man age 27 years, 7 months and 20 days old in 1898
Just as the morning of his life was opening into day,
His young and lovely spirit passed from earth and grief away.

Found on a marker for a young woman aged 37 years , 4 months and 13 days in 1901 Farewell deareth mother
sweet thy rest.

Found on a marker for a woman age 66 years in 1896
She was a kind and affectionate wife
a fond mother, and a friend to all.

Found on  a marker for a man aged 56 years and 10 months in 1888
He is not dead but sleepth.

Found on a marker for a man aged 51 years in 1906
He is at rest.

Found on a marker for a woman who died at the age
of 27 years 1 month and 16 days in 1899
All things that we love and cherish,
Like ourselves, must fade and perish.

Found on marker for a child aged 2 years and 15 days old that died in 1890
Sweet as the tender fragrance that survives
when nurtured flowers breath out their little lives,
Sweet as the song that consoled our pain
Ts thy rememberance Now the hour of rest has come to thee
Sleep daring it is best.

Found on a marker for a woman who died in 1971 at the age of about 82 years
Good night down here
Good morning up there

Found on a marker for a son age 3 years 11 months and 8 days old who died in 1892
A precious one from us is gone
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which can never be filled.