Friday, February 20, 2009

Is it a tree trunk used as a gravemarker?

If you were casually walking past this grave marker, you would be sure that it was a tree trunk creatively used as a grave marker, but it is not. It is made of stone. Notice also how a stone potted plant rests permanently at the base of the marker.

The last name is Williams

This grave marker is found in the Greenwood Cemetery in Owen Sound, Ontario. This photograph was taken during a tour of the cemetery in September 2007.

More details will be added later.


Anonymous said...

It is a marker for Woodmen of the World I'll wager.

Kate Wilson said...

My grandfather David Walker Bawden carved the Williams stone by hand using the basic tools of his trade - a mallet and a chisel. He was a marble and granite cutter based for many years in Owen Sound until he passed away at the age of 76 in 1950. His work can be found throughout Grey County. He is interred along with his wife Gertrude Lawson Bawden not far from the Williams stone.

Janet Iles said...

Thanks Kate for sharing your information about your grandfather.