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Fleming Burial Monument - Pleasantville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 41° 35.679 W 079° 34.199
17T E 619180 N 4605759
Quick Description: Figure of a woman standing atop rocky outcrop, leaning forward. She holds roses in her proper left hand. Her eyes are closed.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2012 1:52:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQMX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Located in the Fairview Cemetery, between the front entrance and the Civil War monument, in the shade of hemlocks. A headstone for a five year old who died 1896. The upper marble section is in need of cleaning and preservation. Her right hand is missing.

The inscriptions in speckled granite are very hard to read to say: "Maudie May, Only Child, 1891-1896, Fleming".
TITLE: Fleming Burial Monument

ARTIST(S): Unknown

DATE: ca. 1896.

MEDIUM: Marble on a granite base.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS PA001734

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Fairview Cemetery Cemetery Road Pleasantville, Pennsylvania


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Right hand is missing. Typo in the date inscription: "1891-1986" should be "1891-1896".


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