Lake View Cemetery is located in the Capitol Hill section of Seattle. It was founded in 1873 as the Seattle Masonic Cemetery.
It is named for its view of Lake Washington to the east. that is the Space Needle in the distance.
Epitaph for Morris Eaton Adams
August 28, 1868-June 8, 1890
A very sad epitaph...
Oh, it was hard that April and May day
To see my son and daugther pass away
The angels hovering above their room
At morning, whispering Jimmie and Cecia come
Then, on wings, of heavenly love
They bore them to His home above
Their loving hearts are now at rest
God took them home when He thought best
When we are done with toil and care
We will meet our dear Jimmie and Celia there
From their loving Mother.
One of the first pioneers in Seattle
On a long, long cruise
But over beyond that sea
My little mariner is waiting for me
A hand pointing towards heaven. Oak leaves were a popular symbol on gravestones in the 19th century and into the 20th century. The mighty oak symbolizes longevity, strength, and power. It also symbolizes eternity, as the oak produces many acorns that grow into more oaks, thereby the continuing the “family” of trees. Acorns were signs of independence and strength as well.
A modern Madonna
The lady buried here much have been a lover of animals.
This is Bruce Lee's final resting place next to his son Brandon. Many people stopped to pay homage to both of these martial art film legends while I was visiting.
An epitaph to Brandon Lee...
Another hand pointing toward heaven.
A crow on the military headstones.