Friday, January 7, 2011

Gravestone of the Day: Abigail W. Wood

Abigail W. Wood, Nemasket Hill Cemetery, Middleboro, MA, 1854

Sacred to the memory of
Wife of Horatio G. Wood
& daughter of Thomas &
Abigail Weston.
Born Mar. 15. 1801.
Died Jan. 7. 1854.
AE. 52 y'rs 9 mo's & 22 days.
[verse illegible]

This stone has a very strange embellishment. I wonder whether this recess once held a photograph of Abigail Wood. I've seen photos on gravestones from the end of the 19th century, but never as early as the 1850s.

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