Description: An elaborate carved limestone grave marker featuring a vase of flowers inside a scalloped shell, which stands on a rock formation. Text on an unfhttp://cdm15838.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/shadesed ribbon below the vase reads: Ida Louisa & Mary Emily.
Historical Note: This tombstone is located in Elmwood Cemetery, one of the oldest active cemeteries in Memphis, established August 28, 1852.Part of the rural cemetery movement, when cemeteries became less associated with churches, Elmwood was designed as a park for the living and for the dead, in the manner of Pere LaChaise Cemetery in Paris.Memphis had outgrown its early burying grounds and the city had expanded to encroach on the areas. The birth and death dates on this tombstone, legible on the left side, reveal that one or the other of the two girls buried here was born September 17, 1860 and died on August 28, 1862.
Contributing Institution: Courtesy of Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
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Digital Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University