The simple marble marker at Oscar’s grave is topped with empty shoes, which present a strong image: A child is gone.
NOV. 8, 1896
NOV. 29, 1896
Walnut Grove Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio
Beyond this veil of tears
I live, a life above;
Unmeasured by the flight of years,
Where all that life is love.
|Marriage record from FamilySearch.org|
By the way, this column-plus-urns motif was popular in this cemetery, especially in the McCandlish family. Look to the left of the Emily gravestone and you can see another, standing in the shade. That is the gravestone for Elizabeth McCandlish Emrich (d. 1851), sister of Emily.