Tombstone Tuesday: John J. JUMP

Tombstone for John J. JUMP

I saw this unusual tombstone for John J. JUMP at Easton’s Spring Hill Cemetery a couple of weeks ago. I originally thought he may have been a sailor, because the wheel on his tombstone sort of resembled a ship’s wheel, but this may not be the case. In researching symbols on tombstones, I learned that a broken wheel can simply signify a life cut short.

John J. Jump | Born Oct. 26, 1847 | Passed from Earth to Heaven | Dec. 6, 1882 | Aged 35 years

That would certainly be the case for Jump, who was only 35 when he died.

2 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday: John J. JUMP

  1. Joan Hill says:

    Interesting name, interesting gravestone, and I appreciated your researching the meaning of the broken wheel. Thanks

  2. baysideresearch says:

    Thanks, Joan — I found the information about the gravestone symbol here:, for your reference.

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