Sunday, August 31, 2008

101 Ways, Part 15: Changed a Fleeting World for an Immortal Rest

For a brief intro to the "101 Ways to Say 'Died'" series, click here

I've written about the William Goger stone before. He's one of the three Columbia, CT residents who died of smallpox in 1771. As always, my apologies for the crappiness of the picture. I'll have to go back and re-photograph these stones now that I've decided to post them.
Sacred to the MEMORY
of Mr. William Goger
who changed a fleeting
World for an immortal
rest the __ of March
A.D. 1771 In the
33d Year of his Age.
I can't quite make out the verse at the bottom.

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