The Last to Die

As you may already know, I visit a lot of cemeteries and I read a lot of grave markers. I try not to make assumptions about the deceased based on the information on their headstones. For example, sometimes the memorial lists more than one person. I never assume a relationship between the people listed unless the marker clearly states…

Hexagon Headstone in Wisconsin

This beautiful hexagon headstone is in Forest Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Madison Wisconsin. Six members of the extended Whitaker family are interred here. Mary Whitaker Sandford 1910-1952 Bessie Sayles Whitaker 1880-1951 Henry Charles Whitaker 1874-1930 Robert Charles Ellis Sr. 1895-1981 Dorothy Whitaker Ellis 1907-1957 and Henry Whitaker Ellis 1939-1990. All have been memorialized on Find…

Willing to Guard and Defend It

Hundreds of veterans have been laid to rest in section 35 of the Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison Wisconsin. A large monument dedicated to them and the sacrifices they made stands near the center of this section of the cemetery and expresses the sentiments of many on this Veteran’s Day.