Dedication of Tombstone, Woodmen of the World (Blog Exclusive)

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Fellow Woodmen of the World members and family of R.D. Moore (1884-1907) gathered to place his headstone, which was paid for by Moore’s fraternal Wow lodge. The lodge’s banner is being held up next to the marker, and members are wearing black mourning ribbons, mostly likely printed with Moore’s name.

The grave is located in  Lathrop Cemetery in Lathrop, Missouri.

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Sexton House (Archive Image #3200 / Memorial Photography)

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For those interested in houses, here is the Sexton’s home in East Windsor, Connecticut, built c.1820, as it looks today.

A circa 1846 half-plate daguerreotype of the family posed with their daughter’s memorial painting can be viewed HERE

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Sleeping Beauty

This appears to be a post mortem, but it’s actually a CDV of Susan Godsey, Tennessee’s “Sleeping Beauty”, who died at 31 after being in a coma for the last 24 years of her life. Her story is a fascinating one! This is one of two photos of Susan in our collection; to go directly to the second, as well as a link to a newspaper article with more info on her life, and her death, visit our archive here (membership is required, and you must be logged in): [ Thanatos Archive ] Not yet a Thanatos Archive member? Read about subscribing here.