Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Edward Thurber

Edward Thurber, 1768, North Burial Ground, Providence, RI
Edward Thurber Late
Deacon of the Baptiss Church
in prouidence Who Departed
This Life June 10th 1768 in
the 67th Year of his Age.
Young and old Booth Grate & Small,
A Word of Caution unto you all
In time of Helth prepair For Death.
Before it be too late
For ---

This verse appears to be original — I can't find any other example of it online (including spelling variations). 

The carver is Seth Luther. He also carved the Samuel Winsor stone, spelling Baptist as "Baptis."

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