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For those that are perhaps seeing these transcriptions for the first time, the transcriptions may give on first glance, the appearance of a great many typos, so I feel obligated to explain that the abundance of y, m, and d represent abbreviations for year, month and day. Although you will find most engravers follow similar patterns, it seems there are several different abbreviations used to represent these three time terms including: y, yr, yrs, yr's & years; m. mo, mos, mo's, and months; d. da, das, da's, and days and on rare occasions, h, hr, hrs, hr's, and hours. I tend not to use commas except to separate surname from given name, given name from date, except where found on actual inscription, same goes for the [.] (period). When you see the symbol [_] (underscore), I use it to represent missing or unreadable letters, or if a lot of letters are unreadable I may express it by several periods, such as Jos...h . Sometimes you will find raised letters such as "c" in surnames such as in McClain, or if the engraver added smaller letters that were left out and added later, when I encounter them, tend to express them, when possible, as found on the stone. Sometimes engravers will use the latin term Æ or æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge remarks added by submitter, concerning an individual, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. ~R.M.Sizelove~
Howard A., born Nov. 29, 1841, died Sep. 24, 1913; His wife Elsie A., born July 17, 1842, died Sep. 2, 1922; Sons of H. & E.B., George H., born July 19, 1875, died Aug. 17, 1908; Earl H., born
Mar. 6, 1872, died June 15, 1955 Click
see side overview of memorial.|
Ann's 3rdgreat grandfather's memoirs, describe Howard Brigden as a natural-born genius, who never had the priviledge of art lessons, but made stone respond to his ability with a chisel and mallet. He also carved the eagle which is atop the Soldier's Monument in Mesopotamia, Ohio.
|Gates, Galie L., 1883 - 1965; M. Elizabeth, 1884 - 1932 Galie Lee Gates was born Juyly 7, 1883, died July 25, 1965. Mary Elizabeth (Price) Gates, wife of Galie Lee Gates, was born April 25, 1884, died July 6, 1932. They are my paternal grandparents.|
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