1990 Letitia Carson's Gravestone

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Title

1990 Letitia Carson's Gravestone

Description

A 1990 photograph of part of Letitia Carson's gravestone, it is muddy and covered in moss, dirt, and pine needles. It is 102 years old in this photo and wear has broken it into three pieces. At the top is a carved decorative symbol, beneath it reads, Letitia Carson, died Feb. 18th, 1888. Aged 85 years, 10 months, 18 days. Below is a faded quote that begins, "no pain, no grief, no -- can reach the peaceful sleeper here." Letitia's gravestone rests in Stephens cemetery. Benjamin Stephens had a Land Claim nearby and the cemetery is named for him and was on his property. He likely had a relation to Letitia and Jack, giving her a major tombstone and a prominent position in his graveyard. This photograph features the bottom third of her gravestone, the top has been broken and rests on the ground nearby.

Creator

Bob Zybach

Source

Bob Zybach Personal Collection

Publisher

LCLP

Date

1990

Contributor

Bob Zybach

Rights

Copyright: Bob Zybach

Relation

From a series of photos taken by historian Bob Zybach in 1990 in the Stephens Graveyard along South Myrtle Creek, a few miles west of her long-time Douglas County home.

Format

JPEG image

Type

Photograph

Identifier

Stephens Graveyard 1990-4

Coverage

Stephens Graveyard, Myrtle Creek, Douglas County

Citation

Bob Zybach, “1990 Letitia Carson's Gravestone,” Letitia Carson Digital History Collection, accessed December 8, 2022, https://letitiacarson.omeka.net/items/show/110.

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