Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - A Sweet Old Pair

Recently, my cemetery walking and photography took me to Lockport Cemetery in Lockport, Will, Illinois.  Lockport is located along the I & M Canal, and the canal was a vital part of the area's history.

I spotted this pair of stones which are still in excellent shape.  They are located in the older part of the cemetery, where many of their neighbor's stones are illegible.


A. M. NORTON
DIED
MAR. 4, 1859
Æ 72 years
4 months

ELEANOR
Wife of
A. M. NORTON
DIED
Dec. 23, 1862
Æ 81 years

Almon M. Norton and Eleanor Vedder were native New Yorkers.  Almon is probably the elder brother of Hiram Norton, a wealthy Lockport merchant and overseer of the canal construction in the mid-1800's.

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