Epitaph

Photograph of a gravestone. Here's the image cleaned up so it's easier to read:



Looks like:

Waitsey Ann
Wife of
Orson B. Mead,
Died
June 23, 1852,
???

I tried to make the other one readable:


Best I can come up with is:

Greta/Gerta
Wife Of
..mer?
May,

A quick google search and...


Thanks Find A Grave.

Found in "The Soul Scar" by Arthur B. Reeve. Published by Harper and Brothers, 1919.

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2 comments:

S.J. said...

How interesting! I'd never heard of Find a Grave before, I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for posting this.

Katie said...

I LOVE finding an uncommon name because it's so easy to find additional information! Here is family information from the 1850 census:


Name:

Waitsey A Hill



Age:16



Birth Year:abt 1834



Birthplace:New York



Home in 1850:Minerva, Essex, New York



Gender:Female



Family Number:7



Household Members:


Name

Age



Warren Hill

40



Jane Hill

36



Waitsey A Hill

16



Calantha Hill

14



Chauncey J Hill

12



Juliette Hill

10



Thomas Hill

2



Patric Warely

21

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