Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - He's Hilarious



SMITH
Hilarious 1860-1935
Margaret 1869-1935

With a name like SMITH, perhaps he was grateful for a unique first name.

Photographed at St. James at Sag Bridge Cemetery
Lemont, Cook, Illinois

© 2013 Sally Knudsen

6 comments:

  1. He certainly was Hilarious. Sorry, I couldn't help myself :)

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    1. I know! I was wandering through this cemetery last summer and did a double-take.

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  2. Now I've seen everything! I have never heard that word as a first name before . . . I wonder what they called him as a nickname?

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    1. Good question! I searched a bit and he wasn't even the only one. I suspect it is a Latin name. Weeding out searches about comedy was almost impossible.

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  3. Sally,

    I'm not surprised you did a double-take with this tombstone. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I want to let you know that this post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2013/04/follow-fridayfab-finds-for-april-5-2013.html

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Belated thanks for the mention, Jana!

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