Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Margaret’s prayer bench

At first it looks a bit like a small chair, but the monument that marks the grave of Margaret A. Newhouse may be meant to be a prayer bench or kneeler, topped with a heavy Bible.

Margaret is buried in Bokes Creek Cemetery near the graves of her husband, Adam Newhouse (b. 1834, d. 1910), and his second wife, Martha Cowgill Newhouse (b. 1842, d. 1893). Several grave sites (empty? unmarked?) separate them.


MARGARET A.
WIFE OF
A. NEWHOUSE
DIED
JUNE, 15, 1870
AGED
32 YS & 5 MS.

  

Last winter when there was a bit of snow on the ground, I took my first photos of Margaret’s gravestone, including the spine of the Bible on top.

Bokes Creek Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohiio

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