Thursday, June 25, 2009

101 Ways, Part 93: "Cut Down in the Bloom of Life"

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

I apologize for these photos — I took a trip out to western Massachusetts and visited Holyoke, Northampton, Hadley, Hatfield, and Deerfield and Northampton was the only cemetery where I missed the light. The Farber Collection has a better photo.
Here lies the Body of
MISS Electa Hunt Dautr of
Her amiable acomplishments
e(n)deared her to all her acquaintance
After a short illness she was
cut down in the bloom of life
Janry 24th, 1776
Electa Hunt, Northampton, MA, 1776
Bridge Street Cemetery
near the Bates mausoleum

Note: I'm trying to do a better job of recording the location of gravestones — cemetery and approximate location rather than just town and state.

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