Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Interesting Tombstone

This is a tombstone for Rachel Blythe, wife of A G Bauer.  She died in 1897 at the age of 26.  The stone is located in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wake County, NC.  Rachel's husband was an architect and erected this stone monument for his wife.   Her photograph is attached inside the columns.  It is damaged, but her image is still visible.  This is the first time I have seen a person's photograph on a tombstone.  Quite a lovely tribute to his young wife.

I did find interesting the fact that husband and wife had different surnames.  I wonder if Blythe was Rachel's maiden name?

(Cousins- Just in case you are wondering, this is not one of our ancestors.)

1 comment:

  1. I've seen one tombstone with a photo but it was not as old as this tombstone.


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