Martha McMurray Monument, Bethany Cemetery

Sept. 18, 1856
In the 56th Yr.
of her age
Wife of

The influence of printing on grave markers in the 1850s is especially obvious in this one, which, in its broad variety of lettering styles—a different one for each line—looks very much like a printed poster from the same era. Father Pitt cannot quite read the epitaph.

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