But is it Gorton? The last couple letters of the surname show damage and are tough to read.
Gorton is a good guess—the letters fit and there are Gorton burials in Marion Cemetery—but without more research, we cannot be sure.
J.W & M.A. Gort[on]
Aug. 1, 1868
Æ 1 y. 2 m.
& 11 d.
We loved our little Laura Bell
We would have wished her stay
But let our Fathers will be done
She shines in endless day.
Marion Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio