McIntosh Monument, Union Dale Cemetery


This is a standard urn-on-the-top monument, and Father Pitt mentions it mostly because it includes a name that, as far as he can tell, is entirely unique: “Elspacious,” Mr. McIntosh’s son, who died at the age of 27 or 28 in some terrible accident (“burned to death at Oil City,” says the History of Allegheny County, which has a short biography of Laughlan McIntosh). Google finds no other men named Elspacious on the entire World-Wide Web.


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