Thursday, May 23, 2013
"OUR DARLING" COFFIN PLATE
Now to the mystery of this little coffin plate. As I have researched this, I can not find much information about it. It was meant as a keepsake, being displayed with the child during the funeral, and then removed by the family to keep with them as a remembrance. I have to wonder why no one kept this coffin plate. It was buried with the child. It is very ornate with intricate etchings. Often, depending on how much money the parents had, a name would be put on the plate. Well, it was a paupers cemetery, so no name. Still, I find myself wondering who this little one was. Spring Grove Cemetery guards her secrets well, so I think I am in for a long haul to discover who was buried there. I am starting with this little coffin plate. If you have any information about it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.