The lily is often understood to represent innocence and purity. Is that how we should interpret the lily on Mr. Cline’s marker? Perhaps. He was only 27 years old when he died.
Or maybe, as I sometimes suspect, the lily was his—or his widow’s—favorite flower.
Nov. 26, 1844
Nov. 16, 1867.
[Aug. 21, 1871]
The stone has been reset and without digging around the base I was not able to read the date of death. The online cemetery records provided by the Delaware County Genealogical Society help to fill in the blank.
Marlborough Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio