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Headstone for Earl S. Kingman (1890-1895) in Cortland Rural Cemetery, 110 Tompkins Street, Cortland, Cortland County, New York. Earl was the only son of Mary and Mahlon Kingman. He died of whooping cough at the age of four.

Cortland Rural Cemetery was established in 1853 and contains the remains of over 18,000 departed residents. Its drive is lined with wonderfully informative interpretive signs with information about prominent burials, interesting monuments, and the materials from which those monuments were made.

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Elk’s Rest

Statue entitled “Elk’s Rest” in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. “Elks Rest” was a gift from Miles S. Hencle as a tribute to his mother, Eliza T. Hencle. It marks the final resting place of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks members who died while living in the Elks National Home in Bedford, Virginia, where there is a similar statue.

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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Statue entitled “Elks Rest” in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

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Physician Heal Thyself

Memorial to Charles Donley Miller (1895-1947) in Brookside Cemetery, at Watertown Center Loop and Brookside Drive, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. This unique monument features a caduceus, the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology and used to symbolize commerce. It’s also sometimes incorrectly used to represent the medical trade, particularly ironic in this instance because the inscription around the pedestal reads: “homeopathic physician.”

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The Neverending Sleep

The final resting place of Rinaldo (1883-1943) and Anita (1872-1945) Albertini 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.

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Keywords: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, Rinaldo Albertini, Anita Albertini, granite sculpture, column, cemetery art, female figure, Italian

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St. Jean Baptiste d’Amerique

Statue of St. John the Baptist in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery on Weaver Street in Winooski, Chittenden County, Vermont, just west of U.S. Route 7. It marks the final resting place of Pierre Villemaire (1844-1904) and Albert Pariseau (1880-1946), and was erected by L’ Union St. Jean Baptiste D’ Amerique, a Franco-American association. Saint Francis Xavier parish was established in 1868 to serve the local French-Canadian population.

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Body of Clay

Monument to Jane L. Redfield (1827-1899) in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Her father, Lewis Hamilton Redfield (1792-1882) was a wealthy printer. Jane had six siblings and was never married (that I can determine). This statue was erected by her sister, Margaret Tredwell Redfield Smith.

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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