The open Bible may catch your eye, but the last words on the gravestone catch your heart.
and daughter of Geo. & S.
Died Jan. 30, 1866,
Aged 26 yrs & 11 days.
Her infant son
sleeps by her side
The verse on the Bible pages is Philippians 1:21.
And to die is gain.
In July 1860, when the census taker in Carlisle, Pennsylvania came knocking, Charlotte and William were not yet married. She was a domestic in the home of the William Breckbill family. He was living in a rooming house operated by William Noaker. His occupation is listed as master wheelwright.
Springville Cemetery, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania