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While transcribing the old cemeteries in Todd County we have come across what we think are very interesting, sometimes even amusing epitaphs. We thought it would be nice to highlight some of these on a page of their own. If you find others that you think deserve some special attention, please let us know.
|A bud from earth bloomed in heaven.||A beautiful life came to an end, |
She died as she lived-Everyone's friend.
|A good wife, affectionate mother and true friend.|
|A light from our household is gone |
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our hearts
That never can be filled.
|A little flower of love, |
That blossomed, but to die
Transplanted now above,
To bloom with God on high.
|A little time on earth he spent |
Till God for him His angels sent
And then on time he closed his eyes
To wake in glory in the skies.
|A loved one is gone from our circle, |
On earth we will meet her no more
She has gone to her home in heaven
And all her afflictions are o'er.
|AFFLICTION FOR LONG TIME I HAVE |
PHYSICIANS SKILL IN VAIN
TILL CHRIST WAS PLEASED TO GIVE ME LAST
AND RID ME OF MY PAIN
|As a wife-devoted, |
As a mother-affectionate,
As a friend-our trust and love,
In life-she exhibited all the graces of a Christian,
In death-her redeemed spirit returned to God who gave it.
|As a wife, she had no equal |
As a mother, she had no superior.
|Asleep in Jesus|
|Beautiful, lovely, she was but given |
A fair, but to earth, to bloom in Heaven.
|Behold He taketh away |
Who can hinder Him,
Who shall say unto Him
What doest thou.
|Beloved by all, but most by those who knew her best. |
Rest lovely one in the arms of Jesus
Death no more shall thy peaceful breast invade
Rest till that morn when thou shall come to meet us
All in a robe of righteousness arrayed.
|Beloved how we miss you.|
|Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord |
That they may rest from their labours
And their works do follow them.
|Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.|
|Closed are the sweetest eyes |
from this world of pain,
But trust in God to meet again
|DEAREST FATHER THOU HAST LEFT US |
HERE THY LOSS WE DEEPLY FEEL
BUT TIS GOD THAT HATH BEREFT US
HE CAN ALL OUR SORROWS HEAL
|Death is eternal life, thy shouldn't weep.||Died on the field of battle |
Twas noble thus to die
God smiles on valiant soldiers
His record is on high
|Dying is but going home.||Earth has one mortal less |
Heaven an angel more
|Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade |
Death came with friendly care
The opening bud to Heaven conveyed
And bade it blossom there.
|FAITHFUL WIFE AND MOTHER DEAR |
IN SWEET REPOSE IS SLEEPING HERE
HER PAINFUL LOSS WE DEEPLY FEEL
BUT GOD CAN ALL HER SORROWS HEAL
|Farewell my wife and children all |
From you a father Christ doth call
Mourn not for me, it is vain
To call me to your sight again.
|Father! Let thy Grace be Giving |
That we may meet in Heaven
|God gave-He took-He will restore. |
He doeth all things well
|God's finger touched him and he slept.|
|Gone But Not Forgotten||Gone to be with Jesus|
|He is at rest in Heaven||He still lingers in our memory|
|He was beloved by God and man.||Heaven is the home where spirits dwell |
Who wandered here a while
And seeing things invisible,
Departed with a smile.
|HERE LIES ONE WHO IN HIS LIFE WAS A |
KIND FATHER AND A TRUE HUSBAND
|His toils are past, his work is done |
He fought the fight-the victory won.
Living he made the poor man's heart be glad
And at his death the sorrowing ones more sad.
|How soon fades the tender flower||I am not afraid of tomorrow |
For I have seen yesterday and I love today.
|I'm glad my living was in God's plan.||In God we trust and die we must|
|In Heaven there is one angel more||In Loving Memory|
|IT WAS AN ANGEL THAT VISITED |
THE GREEN EARTH AND TOOK THE FLOWERS
|It was an angel that visited |
The green earth and took my wife away
|Jesus loves the pure and holy||Jesus tender Shepherd hear me |
Bless a little child to-night
Through the darkness be there near me
While my sleep till morning light
I'll this day thy hand hath led me,
I thank thou for thy care
Thou hast warmed me, clothed me, led me.
Listen to my evening prayer.
|Just in the morning of the day |
In youth and love, he died.
|May we be a reunited family in heaven.|
|Meet me in Heaven||MOTHER THOU HAS FROM US FLOWN |
TO THE REGIONS FAR ABOVE
WE TO THEE ERECT THIS STONE
CONSECRATED BY OUR LOVE
|NOT LOST BLEST THOUGHT |
BUT GONE BEFORE
WHERE WE SHALL MEET
TO PART NO MORE
|On that bright immortal shore |
We shall meet to part no more.
|OUR DARLING BABY |
GOD TOOK HIM HOME
WHERE THERE'S NO SORROW
NO DARK PATHS TO ROAM.
|OUR FATHER AND MOTHER ARE GONE |
THEY LAY BENEATH THE SOD
DEAR PARENTS THO WE MISS YOU MUCH
WE KNOW YOU REST WITH GOD
|Parted friends again may meet |
From the toils of nature free
Crowned with mercy, O how sweet
Will eternal friendship be!
|Peace Perfect Peace|
|Prepare to meet me in Heaven|| Rest, Mother, rest in quiet sleep |
While friends in sorrow o'er thee weep
|Resting in hopes |
of a glorious resurrection
|Resting till the resurrection morn.|
|She died as she lived Trusting in God||She is gone to the land where the weary |
Enjoy the sweet rapture of sacred repose
She has quitted forever this wilderness dreary
And bid farewell to time and its woes.
|She is not dead but Sleepeth||She was but words are wanting to say what |
Think what a wife should be and she was that
|She was by nature gentle, kind and unassuming |
Her life was spent in the service of God and her family
|She was the sunshine of our home|
|Sheltered and safe from sorrow.||Sleep on dear child and take thy rest |
In Jesus arms forever blest.
|Sleep on dear Mamie Thou art at rest |
God called thee home He thought it best.
|Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest |
God called thee home he thought it best
|SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME AND FORBID THEM NOT |
FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
|Sweet little bud for earth too fair |
Hath gave to Heaven to blossom there.
|The firstborn offspring of our love |
Has safely winged its flight above
|THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD TAKETH AWAY |
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD
|The Lord is good; a stronghold in the day |
of trouble and He knoweth them that trust Him.
|The pains of death are past |
Labor and sorrow cease
And life's long warfare closed at last
His soul is found in peace.
|The rose may fade, the lily die |
But flowers immortal bloom on high
Beyond the taint of sinful powers
Willie is safe in Eden's bowers.
|The tint of health has left his cheeks |
And cold is his fair brow
His eyes are closed, his pulse is still
He is an angel now.
|There is a bright region above |
We long to reach its shore
To join with the dear ones we love
Not lost, but gone before.
|There is no parting in Heaven|
|Those whom God loves die young||THOU ART GONE LITTLE INFANT |
SWEET CHILD OF OUR LOVE
FROM EARTH'S CAIRY (sic) STRAND
TO BRIGHT MANSIONS ABOVE.
|Thy memory shall ever be a guiding star to Heaven||Too good for earth God called him home|
|Tread softly for an angel band |
Doth guard the silent dust
And we can safely leave our boy
Our darling, in their trust.
|Underneath this stone doth lie |
As much of virtue as could die
Which when alive did vigor give
To as much beauty as could live.
|Was borne away by an angel band|
|We had a little treasure once |
He was our joy and pride
We loved oh perhaps to well
For soon he slept and died
|We loved this tender little one |
And would have wished her stay
But let our Father's will be done
She shines in endless day.
|We miss thee from our home dear Mother |
We miss thee from thy place
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face
We miss the kind and willing hand
Thy fond and earnest care
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everwhere.
|We Will Meet Again.|
|Weep not Father and Mother for me |
For I am waiting in glory for thee
|Weep not, he is at rest|
|Went to be an angel.|
|With Christ in Heaven||WHY SHOULD WE WEEP FOR HER, WAS SHE NOT READY |
OIL IN HER LAMP AND HER BRIDAL ROBES ON
WAITING IN FAITH WITH A HOPE FIRM AND STEADY
THE GOOD SHEPHERD'S CALL AND THE PLAUDITS WELL DONE.
|You are not dead to us |
But as a bright star unseen
We hold that you are ever near
Though death intrudes between.
|Your love and kindness will never be forgotten|
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