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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tombstone Thursday - Smith


Oak Hill Cemetery
Evansville, Indiana
Edward Q. Smith
Marion W. Smith
Section 7, Lot 49, Graves 1 & 2
This grave marker caught my attention yesterday when I was at the cemetery. The mid-section with the four columns is newer than the rest of the marker below & above. The older portions are made of limestone, while the new part is made of polished granite.

This is a very ornate marker... notice the initials "E, Q, S!"
You can see the difference between the old & new from a long distance, that makes this one stick out more than its size makes it stand out. This is a nice marker that has some special beauty.
- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

[Tombstone Thursday is dedicated in memory of Donald G. West 1952-2000]

1 comment:

Ralanna Smith said...

This would be my families tombstone. I believe E.Q. was my great-great-grandfather. He was the owner Of the E.Q. Smith Chair Company in Evansville, IN. He committed suicide after losing the factory in a high-stakes poker game. Almost all of the 1st born sons in the Smith family have the first name of Edward.