Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - On A Ledge(r)

These traditional ledger stones or slabs cover the graves of a branch of the Gooding family of Lockport  and Homer Township, Will County, Illinois. The progenitor, William Gooding, came to Homer about 1834 and was famous for being the Chief Engineer of the I & M Canal.

One of William's sons was William Augustus Gooding. These ledger stones mark the graves of William Augustus Gooding, his first wife, Delia Louisa Rumsey, and their young son, William Rumsey Gooding. They lie side by side in Lockport City Cemetery.

© 2012 Sally Knudsen