Tag: Chambres (Hanna and Elisabeth)

  • Hanna (?) and Elisabeth Chambres Tombstone, South Side Cemetery


    On its sketchy Web site, the South Side Cemetery claims to have been founded in 1873; but there are monuments older than that, suggesting either that there was a cemetery on this site before 1873, or that some gravestones were moved from an earlier site (which sometimes happened when an older cemetery was engulfed by the city). This stone is dated 1840, and it is definitely in the style of the 1840s, not much later. Time has badly damaged the inscription, but old Pa Pitt thinks he can reconstruct almost all of it:

    HANNA, Consort of
    John Chambres
    who departed this life
    Sept. 9th, 1840
    aged 52 years.

    ELISABETH their daughter
    died January 8th 1840
    aged 18 years.

    And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto
    me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the
    Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that
    they may rest from their labours; and their
    works do follow them. Rev. 14:13.

    The name “Hanna” and the year 1840 for the death of Elisabeth are not completely certain.