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When the Battle’s Over

Monument to Frederick F. Wead (1835-1864) in Morningside Cemetery off Raymond Street and U.S. Route 11 in the town of Malone, Franklin County, New York. Colonel Frederick Fuller Wead commanded the 98th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Cold Harbor during the American Civil War. He was wounded on June 2, 1864, then returned to battle against surgeon’s orders and died leading his regiment.

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All Life Ends

Monument to Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) in Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland, escaped to Massachusetts in 1838, and became an abolitionist. His autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845), was popular in the North, and Douglass quickly became a leading voice in the antislavery movement.

Mount Hope Cemetery, adjacent to the University of Rochester, was founded in 1838 as a municipal rural cemetery and sprawls over 196 acres. More than 350,000 former residents are interred there, including abolitionist Frederick Douglass, suffragette Susan B. Anthony, and city founder Nathaniel Rochester.

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Time Waits for No One

Monument for Henry and Marie Chapin in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Henry Winfield Chapin (1867-1954) and his wife Marie Arnold Chapin (1873-1956) are interred in the shadow of these beautiful Greek Corinthian columns. Henry was president of the Brown-Lipe Chapin Company, which manufactured automobile parts for Ford Motors and Yellow Cab.

Oakwood Cemetery was designed by landscape architect Howard Daniels and opened in 1859. It is a secular Victorian “rural” or “garden” style cemetery where over 60,000 people are interred in 160 wooded acres.

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Ego Painted Gray

Monument to the Carpenter family in Green Mount Cemetery at 250 State Street (U.S. Route 2) in the City of Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, on bluffs along the north bank of the Winooski River. There are three people buried at this memorial: David Carpenter (1809-1866), Heliann Darling (1823-1907), and Charles A. McClusky (1833-1907). Charles was Heliann’s second husband.

Keywords: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, wreath, torch, neo-classical, David Carpenter, Heliann Darling, Charles A. McClusky

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Brewer Family Monument

Monument to the Brewer family in Evergreen Cemetery off U.S. Route 11 and County Road 68 just east of Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York. Canton is a town along the Grass River. There are at least six people buried in the shadow of this ornate Celtic cross, most prominently Charles S. Brewer (1870-1934) and his wife Helen Marsh (1880-1955). Charles was a graduate of St. Lawrence University and served on its Board of Directors. He now has a campus bookstore named after him.

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Say What You Will

Monument to Huntington Beard Crouse and family in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Huntington Beard Crouse, Sr. (1872-1943) co-founded the Crouse-Hinds Company, which manufactured switchboards, tubular arm knife switches, and arc lights for trolleys. Tragically, Huntington Beard Crouse, Jr. (1911-1951) and his wife, Esther (1913-1951), prematurely ended their own lives in their bedroom after a period of long and painful illness.

Oakwood Cemetery was designed by landscape architect Howard Daniels and opened in 1859. It is a secular Victorian “rural” or “garden” style cemetery where over 60,000 people are interred in 160 wooded acres.

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