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.:

Shoot-Em-Up Jake

Run for Sheriff 1872

Run from Sheriff 1876

Burried 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.:

Dead-Eye

Steve O'Hara

Killed 1875

Red-eye ruined

his dead-eye

and he was killed

in a fair fight.

Another epitaph from Boot Hill, Dodge City, Kans.:

Little

John Blackburn

Killed 1871

From where

he stood he

saw the moon

above the

caliboose

looking down

in brilliant

unconcern

as all hell

was breaking

loose

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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