Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Margaret Smith

The angel in the child-sized carving watches over the grave of Margaret Smith (d. 1847), young daughter of M. and M. Smith. The angel holds a book in one hand, a trumpet in the other.


MARGARET
daughter of
M. & M. Smith
died Feb. 15, 1847
aged [6?] yrs. 6 mo.
& 18 ds.

An online list of burial records maintained by the Delaware County Genealogical Society lists Margaret’s father as Mathias Smith, and her year of birth as 1842. On FindAGrave.com, Margaret’s parents are identified as Mathias and Mary Smith, and her date of birth is listed as July 18, 1842.

Just for fun, look how the lichen has made a halo on the angel’s head!

Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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