From the archives, stories of holiday treats gone wrong. See the full post at Tidings of Yore.
Julia Bizet Age
, born in Paris, France in 1855, is buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina. According to her death certificate she died of ptomaine poisoning
, which is a foodborne illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerton Age. The informant on the certificate is J.G. Stratton, but their relationship is unknown. (At least to me.)
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Below is another photo hastily taken in 2013 during a walking tour of Los Angeles’ Evergreen Cemetery. With only a few hours before I was due back at the airport I neglected to get quality shots of some of the tombstones, so for a better look at Biddy’s monument click here
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Usually I don’t post entries about people who died as recently as 2006, but after taking this photo of Freda Abramowitz’s grave at the Durham Hebrew Cemetery I felt compelled to share part of her story.
Mrs. Abramowitz was born in Czenstochowa, Poland in 1922 and died in Durham after living in various locations including New York City, Miami Beach, Houston and the cities of her birth and death.
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In 2013 I trekked to the northern part of Pittsylvania County to visit the graveyard at Siloam United Methodist Church
. On the return trip I noticed a small family cemetery that looked too old and interesting to ignore. What caught my eye were the shapes
of the markers and the symbols decorating them.
Because the Berger-Dickenson
cemetery is on private property I parked on the side of the road and took a few photos from a distance. There were many other graves that I would’ve liked to have seen up-close, but I didn’t want to risk trespassing.
Mabel Berger was the intended focus of this entry, but over the years I haven’t been able to find out much about the the infant’s brief life in Oklahoma’s Sac & Fox territory or how she died. For that reason I held off on posting all of the photos of this graveyard…until now.
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I first noticed Francois Thomas’ tombstone several years ago in a promiscuous section of Danville’s Green Hill Cemetery. (Promiscuous here meaning that the area is populated by single graves rather than family plots.)
This particular section is far from the entrance, near the chain link fence that separates the burial grounds from the railroad tracks. Extended distance between tombstones likely suggests that unmarked graves outnumber the marked.
I can’t say with certainty that this is a pauper’s lot because in all my time researching Green Hill I haven’t determined which lands were designated for the poor or unclaimed bodies.
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