Friday, January 6, 2017

"Our Darling"

Fannie Louise Chapman was born on July 4, 1853, to William P. Chapman and his wife Eliza. She died on January 3, 1858, at the age of 4 years, 6 months. The beautiful tombstone which honors the memory of Fannie Chapman features a lamb, above which are the words: "Our Darling." A poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is inscribed at the bottom of Fannie Chapman's tombstone.

Ere Sin could blight or Sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care;
The opening bud to Heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.

Fannie L. Chapman was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.

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