Snapshots: The Groom women’s memorial


These three headstones are a bit unusual because if you look at the names ringing the top arched part of the stone, they are all women’s names. From left to right, Sara, Louisa, and Emily.

I don’t remember seeing any other Groom family headstones aside from these three. In fact, it was the clumping together of the stones that made me stop to photograph it.

The other thing I just learned when I was posting this, is that I’d assumed, after a very quick look, the star on the top portion of the stone was a worn Star of David.

Nope. According to the Gravestone Symbolism site, it’s a six sided star representing Creation. I learn something new every day.



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