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To Bid You Farewell

Mausoleum for the Sabey family in Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, next to Syracuse University, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. John Sabey, Sr. (1800-1873) was an Anglo-American hat maker. His son, John Sabey, Jr. (1829–1904) got into trouble when he went bankrupt in 1880 and his creditors accused him of conspiring to commit fraud with his brother and their bookkeeper. He attempted suicide, but survived to the ripe old age of 75.

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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If Forever

Headstone for Ruth D. Briggs (1808-1871) in Hillside Memorial Cemetery, 723 N Main Street, Central Square, Oswego County, New York. This beautiful white marble features a hand symbolically holding two flowers up toward Heaven. James Roosevelt established Hillside in 1822 as Village Cemetery and became Hillside during the Civil War.

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My Agony, My Ecstasy

Statue of a woman holding a floral wreath commemorating a Sugarman in Woodlawn Cemetery, 800 Grant Boulevard, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. I was unable to find to what individual this statue belongs. Woodlawn Cemetery was established in 1881 and serves as a quiet, well-maintained resting place for over 30,000 departed residents.

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