Tombstone Tuesday: Elizur Holyoke

Back to Boston for this week’s Tombstone Tuesday post:

Here is interr’d
the body of Elizur
Holyoke, who
Died (ey) 11th day
of August 1711
Aged about 60
years.

The above photo was taken in Granary Burial Ground. You can view the FindaGrave record here.

I like the elaborate carvings — there’s a winged death’s head at the top, an urn flanked by two angels, many flowers and vines.

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2 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday: Elizur Holyoke

  1. Thanks for posting this. I’m related to his stepmother, Editha Stebbins. Her father, William Stebbins was my 10x great grandfather. I have Holyoke second cousins still living in the Boston area.

    • baysideresearch says:

      That’s so neat, Heather! I always wonder if someone will come across my blog who is related to one of these tombstone finds. I think that makes two for you, so far!

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