Sept 7, 2013, Letitia Carson's Gravestone

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Title

Sept 7, 2013, Letitia Carson's Gravestone

Description

A photograph from September 7th, 2013 of Letitia Carson's gravestone, it is muddy and covered in moss, dirt, and pine needles. It is 125 years old in this photo and wear has broken it into three pieces. Jerry and Gwen stand looking over it and deciphering the text on the gravestone. 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.

Creator

Bob Zybach

Source

Bob Zybach Personal Collection

Publisher

LCLP

Date

2013-09-07

Contributor

Bob Zybach

Rights

Copyright: Bob Zybach

Relation

From a series of photos taken by historian Bob Zybach on September 7th, 2013 at Elliff Cabin, where Letitia lived and worked after leaving David Carson's estate and 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

Elliff DLC 2013 -10

Coverage

Stephens Graveyard, Myrtle Creek, Douglas County Oregon

Citation

Bob Zybach, “Sept 7, 2013, Letitia Carson's Gravestone,” Letitia Carson Digital History Collection, accessed December 9, 2022, https://letitiacarson.omeka.net/items/show/133.

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