TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Unusual tombstones – As a mark of affection from his brother?

 Humorous Tombstones

Catholic Cemetery, La Pointe, Wisconsin:

To the Memory


Abraham Beaulieu

Born 18 September


Accidentally shot

4th April 1844

As a mark of affection

from his brother


Churchyard in Pembrokeshire, England

Here lie I, and no wonder I ‘m dead,

For the wheel of the wagon went over my head,


Epitaph on tombstone of man burned beyond recognition in large fire that killed over twenty people. The fire occurred in Boston during the year of 1867:



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  1. The inscription method on some of the old, old grave markers in our smaller churches’ cemeteries have the appearance of being “set” – – by that I mean the following.
    I imagine a frame form laid on a horizontal surface into which is poured a compounded mixture such as concrete that dries to a hardened solid. While it is still a degree of soft, a “type-set” form is pressed onto its surface and removed to leave the information in lettering that appears mostly to be block lettering.

    At our Tunica history club meetings nobody seems to have any ideas on this.

    My internet searching has not come upon such a method.

    Have you run across a good resource on the various ways of making tombstone inscriptions over the years?

    Thank you for your time and for all of your fine work here.


  2. I love getting this newsletter my favorite…. Tombstone Tuesday I really like… I just wish you have more funny Tombstones to read… Makes my days..

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