Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A wander through Rosehill

 "On September 2, 1896 Lizzie Allen died. She was buried in Rosehill Cemetery, and on her tombstone was inscribed: 'Perpetual Ease.'" -- Herbert Asbury, Gem of the Prairie

   I decided to spend today roaming through Rosehill Cemetery, seeing if I can find famous Chicago madam Elizabeth Allen's gravestone. I've walked through Rosehill a few times, so I have a good idea of where the older graves are. Unfortunately, many of the 19th century stones are too worn too read.


19th century marker with squirrel motif


19th century infant graves


19th century markers; civil war soldier area

There are quite a few fancy tombs, also:

Detail of Cumming - Cherry tomb

and of course, memorials for once famous people:

John B. Finch memorial


Lulu Fellows memorial


Julius White Memorial


and then there's the whimsical section:

Marcelino grave


Marx memorial

For more photos and historical background check out my photostream on Flickr




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