Sunday, May 16, 2010

TOMBSTONE/MEMORIAL OF LEVI FRANKLIN SMITH & CATHERINE DRINKHOUSE SMITH - Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA








This monument is a genealogist's dream! I have never seen a stone with such detail as to when the persons buried underneath were born and died and where they lived. Amazing! Of course, all the information on this stone should be verified with primary and secondary sources. Not only does the stone tell when each person was born and died, it also gives a small summary of each one's life. A beautiful memorial. These folks MUST have been Genealogists in their day!! Interesting to note is that both persons were described as "spiritualists" and Mrs. Smith's panel describes her as "one of the best known mediums of her time." I am sure she foretold that many, many genealogists would marvel over her and her husband's graves!







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