A child on the headstone usually represent the untimely death of the innocent. A sleeping child is a Victorian death motif.
Meeting beyond the river.
Clasping hands means a farewell to earthly existence.
Weeping Willow means grief; death, earthly sorrow, the symbolic tree of human sadness, nature's lament.
A bouquet of flowers holds a wealth of symbols: A rose=love, hope and beauty...a full bloom signified someone in the prime of life. Calla Lilies represent marriage and fidelity. A Lily of the Valley signifies innocence, humility and renewal. The daisy means gentleness and innocence. And the morning glory, which suggesting mourning, mortality and farewell.
Farewell my wife...
Drapery over anything symbolizes sorrow and mourning...hand holding an open book is the embodiment of Faith...thistles represent earthly sorrow.
FLT in chain links is a symbol of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal organization. Stands for Friendship, Love, and Truth. Hand holding a heart means charity. Hourglass is the passage of time. An eye found in a triangle or within a sunburst. This is a masonic symbol.
A harp symbolizes praise to God. They are often carved with a broken string, representing a break in mortal life.
A hand pointing the way to heaven.
A sad epitaph.
The crown symbolizes reward of faithful, victory, triumph, glory; righteousness; resurrection. The ivy along the edge of the headstone means abiding memory, friendship, fidelity, immortality.
Daffodil means desire, art, grace, beauty, and deep regard. Hand pointing downward symbolizes mortality or sudden death.
Anchor means hope, life eternal and it may signify seafaring profession.
Death of two children.
The corn attracts birds and squirrels.
Two babies symbolized by lambs.
March 3, 1918-January 25, 1936