Collection of Weird and Bizarre Tombstone Epitaphs Part 2
A collection of weird, bizarre and humorous tombstone epitaphs from all over the world.
REST IN PEACE
A Collection of Bizarre Gravestone Epitaphs
On a marker to Edward and John Clapp on Rainsford Island, Boston, Mass.:
The morn was hopeful but they found
Sad disappointment soon,
For unawares they both were drowned
While yet 'twas Sunday noon.
In the Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City, Kans.:
Run for Sheriff 1872
Run from Sheriff 1876
Death Valley, Calif.:
Here lies the body of poor Aunt Charlotte
Born a virgin, died a harlot;
For sixteen years she kept her virginity,
A damn'd long time for this vicinity.
Death Valley, Calif.:
Here lies the body of Mannie,
They put him here to stay;
He lived the life of Riley
While Riley was away.
Epitaph from New Jersey on Julia Newton, who died in 1839:
Died of thin shoes, April 17th, 1839, aged 19 years.
From Boot Hill, Dodge City, Kans.:
and he was killed
in a fair fight.
Another epitaph from Boot Hill, Dodge City, Kans.:
he stood he
saw the moon
as all hell
From Topsfield, Mass., on Mary Lefavour, who died in 1797, age 74:
Reader pass on and ne'er waste your time,
On bad biography and bitter rhyme
For what I am this cumb'rous clay insures,
And what I was, is no affair of yours.
From Winchendon, Mass., on Stephen F. Fasset, who died in 1856 at the age of 54:
I began the preserving of cow's milk with
white sugar for the use of steamers crossing
the Atlantic Ocean.
From Burlington Churchyard, Mass.:
Sacred to the memory of Anthony Drake
Who died for peace and quietness sake;
His wife was constantly scolding and scoffin';
So he sought for repose in a twelve-dollar coffin.
From Cheltenham Churchyard, Gloucester, England:
Here lies I and my two daughters,
Killed by drinking Cheltenham waters;
If we had stuck to Epsom salts,
We shouldn't be lying in these here vaults.
Dr. Fred Roberts's epitaph from Brookland, Ark.:
Office up stairs.
Traveling salesman Thomas W. Campbell's epitaph in Burlington, Ia.:
My Trip Is Ended.
Send My Samples Home.
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