Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little Belle

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the large, impressive monuments and the park-like setting of Spring Grove Cemetery, but it pays to keep your eyes open for the smaller gems.

The gravestone that marks the burial site of Isabella Caldwell (b. 1861, d. 1862) may be small, but it touches the heart: “Little Belle.”



LITTLE
BELLE.

ISABELLA B.
DAUGHTER OF
A. & C.C. CALDWELL,
DIED AUG. 29, 1862,
AGED [1 YS. 7] MS. & 12 DS.

The cemetery’s records show Belle’s date of birth and suggests that her death was caused by “congestion of the brain.”

Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio

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