Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Effie E. Carringer (1858-1874)

For Tombstone Tuesday, I found a photograph of the gravestone for my great-grandaunt Effie E. Carringer (1858-1874) in Columbia Cemetery in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado:

The stone inscription says:

daughter of
D.J. & Rebecca
Died at Caribou
June 8, 1874
15 years
6 months
12 days"

The photograph and summary of the records available for Effie Carringer are on the Columbia Cemetery Index created by the Boulder Genealogical Society - see Effie's page here.

The top of Effie's stone has been broken off, and it has settled into the ground a bit and is a little cockeyed.

Effie Carringer was the sister of my great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer. She was memorialized in an obituary that was in my family papers (source unknown, probably the Boulder newspaper), which read:

"The deeply afflicted family have the sincerest sympathy of all the community. The form of their loved one fades from earth 'but a fair maiden in the Father's mansion, clothed with celestial grace, and beautiful will all the soul's expansion, shall they behold her face.' "

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