Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Charles Whitney

Charles Whitney, 1831, Castine, ME
In memory of
son of
Henry & Lucy Whitney,
who perished by the 
upsetting of a Boat
Oct. 1, 1831,
Aged 14 years.

Is this a new way to say died? Is it substantially different from "perished in a storm" or "drowned"?

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