August and Rosa Abbott Monuments, Chartiers Cemetery

August and Rosa Abbott Monuments

A matched pair of monuments in a late version of the romantic style that was popular in the middle 1800s. August Abbott was born in Saxony, but his inscription is in English, suggesting that his family—unlike many German immigrant families—Americanized in one generation.

August Aboott Inscription
Rosa Abbott inscription

The monuments are signed by the stonecutters, and the signatures are different.

August Abbott stonecutter’s mark

Boggs & Lindsey, if we read correctly.

Rosa Abbott stonecutter’s mark

Alex. Boggs—again if we read correctly. Perhaps Lindsey retired or died.

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