Tuesday, July 24, 2012

“Removed from time to Eternity”

How often have you read the gravestone of a young wife and wondered whether she died in childbirth?

Mary Wallace Perry (b. 1787, d. 1812) and her infant daughter died together and are buried together.

The monument inscriptions tell the story.

the memory of
Mary Wallace Perry
& her infant daughter,
who were removed from
time to Eternity
August 22nd 1812,
the former in the 26th
year of her age,
the latter, in the
moment of

If an assemblage of
those amiable & endear-
ing qualities that render
a female the ornament
of her sex, could have
warded off the arrows
of death She had not

This stone is erected
by the pious affections
of the surviving hus-
band and parent,

Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio

1 comment:

  1. What an elaborate monument--surely a tribute to Samuel's grief at losing his wife and newborn. Sad and touching, isn't it?


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