Weird but True: Strange and Unusual Tombstones
Gerardo Avallone 1873-1927
"Children of John & Jacobinn Dotterweich, who were all drowned at the same time, in the presence of their agonized parents, who were unable to save them, by braking the ice."
Kim & Sal Giardino, "World's Greatest Electrician"
Charles Salmon, "He grew, waxed strong and developed into a noble son and a loving brother. He came to his death by the hand of a careless drug clerk and two excited doctors at 12 o'clock at night in Kansas City."
Julia Buccola Petta -- Julia died while giving birth at the age of 29. Her mother kept dreaming that something was wrong. She persuaded the cemetery to exhume Julia's body. The coffin was opened and it was discovered that the body had not decomposed
Paul G. Lind
"Murdered by human wolves"
Pyramid tomb -- North Bergen, NJ
Raymond Tse -- New Jersey
Singing Sam Stevens -- New Jersey
Tulocay Cemetery -- Napa, CA
Tulocay Cemetery -- Napa, CA
"See You Soon", Tulocay Cemetery -- Napa, CA
"On vacation, hold mail", Tulocay Cemetery -- Napa, CA
EDIFICE COMPLEX: Tomb of John Davis + Wife
Located in Hiawatha, Kansas
East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102 , The Good Die Young.
Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast, Pardon me For not rising.
Margaret Daniels grave at Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia:
She always said her feet were killing her but nobody believed her.
Grave of Ellen Shannon in Girard, Pennsylvania:
Who was fatally burned March 21, 1870 by the explosion of a lamp filled with "R.E. Danforth's Non-Explosive Burning Fluid."
In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist , All dressed up And no place to go
Larne, Ireland - On a hanged sheep stealer
: Here lies the body of Thomas Kemp. Who lived by wool and died by hemp.
On a coroner who hung himself:
He lived And died By suicide
On a waiter:
Here lies the body of Detlof Swenson. Waiter. God finally caught his eye. April 10, 1902
On a watchmaker:
Here lies in horizontal position the outside case of Dear George Routleight, watchmaker, whose abilities in that line were an honor to his profession -- integrity was the mainspring, and prudence the regulator of all the actions of his life. Humane, generous, and liberal, his hand never stopped until he had relieved distress. So nicely regulated were all his movements that he never went wrong, except when set agoing by people who did not know his key; even then he was easily set right again. He had the art of disposing his time so well that the hours glided away in one continued round of pleasure and delight, till an unlucky moment put a period to his existence. He departed this life November 14, 1802, aged fifty-seven. Wound up in hopes of being taken in hand by his Maker and being thoroughly cleansed, repaired, and set agoing in the world to come. St Petrock's Church, Lyford, Devon, England
New Hampshire cemetery:
Tears cannot restore her -- therefore I weep
On an adulterous husband:
Gone, but not forgiven Atlanta, Georgia
I was somebody. Who, is no business of yours.