Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mrs. Mary M. Warren

Flat against the ground at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky is a tombstone for Mrs. Mary M. Warren, who died on July 9, 1856, at the age of 42 years, 9 months, and 22 days.

Mrs. Warren's tombstone states that she was the wife of E. W. Warren. Erie County Probate Court records available on FamilySearch indicate that Mary Matilda Burrows married E. W. Warren on October 22, 1838 .

A Rootsweb website gives much more detail about Ebenezer W. Warren and his family. Ebenezer Warren eventually re-married, and moved to Michigan. The web site Findagrave.com shows that he was buried in the Wild Cherry Cemetery in Hillsdale County, Michigan in 1869.

Not all the words of the inscription are legible, but the words that can be read are:

...suffer'd long with disease ..of the...
But this .....head is at rest
....and aching.......
.....quiet immovable breast
.........affliction no more.

None knew her but to love her.

It certainly appears that Mrs. Warren was greatly loved and missed, by the poignant words on her grave.

1 comment:

Jean B. Duncan said...

Very intriguing image and story.