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My expereince - Old (1841-1886) marble gravestones - 4 weathers to a 1
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Alan Saltsman
Description: On the old (1841-1886) marble gravestones, the number 4 weathers to a "1" (one) over time. Below are some old marble gravestones which illustrate this. Some of them show unweathered 4s. Some show highly weathered 4s which have weathered to a number one.The reason this happens is because the left portion of the 4 is inscribed very lightly. It doesn't take much weathering to remove it, transforming the 4 to a number 1. A very good example of what the original 4s lookeed like is the gravestone of Frances Bovard (1746 - 1841). An interesting fact is that this often happens on old, marble gravestones where the remainder of the inscription is still very easy to read.
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Alexander, John 28967478
b. 1816 d. May 24, 1886
Eastview Union Cemetery
Delmont
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Arb, Rachel J. 35893183
b. 1831 d. Nov. 13, 1864
Poke Run Church Cemetery
Poke Run
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bovard, Frances 38086657
b. 1746 d. Jan. 8, 1841
Congruity Cemetery
Congruity
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Bovard, Theodore 38085805
b. 1768 d. Feb. 29, 1844
Congruity Cemetery
Congruity
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brewer, Jacob K. 40891057
b. Feb. 17, 1848 d. Feb. 21, 1878
Pine Run Cemetery
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Byrer, Amanda 42969406
b. May, 1839 d. Aug., 1840
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
West Leechburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hawk, Samuel D. 41663160
b. 1839 d. Mar. 20, 1842
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
West Leechburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Kepple, Willie 41936025
b. Jan. 26, 1871 d. Feb. 27, 1871
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
West Leechburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Remaley, Catharine Elizabeth Best 7401625
b. Jul. 11, 1819 d. Oct. 16, 1864
Hankey Cemetery
Murrysville
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Rogers, Elizabeth 40921384
b. unknown d. Nov. 1, 1841
McVille Union Cemetery
McVille
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Rogers, Martha 40921573
b. 1832 d. Nov. 3, 1841
McVille Union Cemetery
McVille
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Shaner, Infant 43224264
b. Jan. 20, 1874 d. Apr. 6, 1874
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
West Leechburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Turney, Hannah 43555306
b. Mar. 18, 1848 d. Aug. 8, 1848
Forks-Zion Lutheran Evang...
Leechburg
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Wilson, Richard 40614364
b. 1778 d. Jun. 12, 1844
Slate Lick United Presbyt...
Slate Lick
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Zimmerman, Michael Jonas 41961300
b. Jul. 24, 1841 d. Nov. 26, 1842
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
West Leechburg
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
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