Monday, June 23, 2014

TOMBSTONE OF WINFIELD S., JONATHAN N. & ADELAIDE V. HOPKINS - Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME

This is an interesting tombstone.  One stone with 3 children's names.  These are the children of Isaac and Delia E. Hopkins.  Presumably the eldest child, Winfield S., has his name, death date and age in raised letters while the younger children have their names, death dates and ages inscribed on the stone.  The 2 younger children, Jonathan and Adelaide, sadly both died within a few months of each other.  Their older brother died about 8 years later.  It is important to note that when one first looks at this stone one might mistaken it for just a tombstone for Winfield because of the raised letters.  But when one takes the time to read the entire stone one can see that 2 other siblings are also buried here. A very neat tombstone indeed!

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