Casefile Clues

12 April 2014

Time Stands Still for No Stone

Andrew and Lucinda Trask tombstone
Norwood Cemetery, Mercer County,
Illinois. Taken 2005 Michael John Neill
I took this cemetery photograph several years ago at the Norwood Cemetery in Mercer County, Illinois not too far from my home.

I'm really glad that I did. It's one of those stones that weathers somewhat easily.  Facing west on the Illinois prairie, the winter weather probably doesn't help the inscription to stand the test of time.

As warmer weather approaches, I'm thinking of other stones that for which I need digital images. Some I transcribed years ago early in my research.

But as this stone makes clear, time does not stand still.

Do you have any stones like this for your ancestors?