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Grave-tober 21 – Margaret Haile (and Seth Luthor)

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October 21, 2018 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

Today’s Grave-tober entry is this lovely memorial for Mrs. Margaret Haile, in Providence’s St. John’s Churchyard.

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In MEMEMORY Of

Margaret Haile, Wife to

Coomer Haile, & Da

ughter of Capt Joshua

Ingraham.  Died

August 28th 1782

Aged 47 Years.

Tired of this Vain Life

Well Close the Willing Eye

It’s the Great Birthright

of All Mankind to Die.

I selected this stone because I like the face of the “soul effigy/angel” in the tympanum and it was a good excuse to link to my visit to St. John’s Churchyard several years ago and all the gravestone photos I took then.

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The monument for Ms. Haile (nee Ingraham) was carved by Seth Luthor, a Providence-area carver, who created this fine stone in the final years of his life.  Read more about him here, in an article from the the journal Rhode Island History from 1980.  The article includes a photo of this stone, which lets you see home much has eroded from the stone in twenty-five years.

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