Mosely - Woodlawn Cemetery - Sparta, WI, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger
N 43° 57.155 W 090° 48.640
15T E 675669 N 4868937
Built first for 14 year old Franklin, Georgie was added when she died in 1871 at 9 years old. Their brother, William H. was added when he passed away in 1911.
Waymark Code: WMTNZD
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Broken column headstones are not very common in Wisconsin, but this one captures two lives that were cut short. The first life that was captures in this great headstone was that of Franklin H. Mosely. He was born in 1853 and passed away in 1868. This area was known as some of the most difficult pioneer land to settle and often the victims were children. In this case this was the teenage son of William H. Mosely. Three years later Mr. Mosely would seen a second child die in when Georgie passed away at the age of nine. Both names and inscriptions were added to one side of the monument. Franklin's name and other inscriptions are above Georgie's. Both inscriptions are well faded, but their names can be made out. They were interred in the Southwest section of Woodlawn Cemetery in Sparta, WI. In 1911, there brother was added to the monument when he passed away at the age of 70. His name was inscribed on the opposite side from his siblings in a very crude manner. The chiseled name does not match the fine detail found with his sibling's inscriptions.

Georgie - (visit link)

Franklin - (visit link)
Headstone/Monument Text:
Franklin H. Born Oct 10, 1853 Died Feb 21,1868 Georgie S. Born Nov 11, 1861 Died Apr 24, 1871 Children of D.I. & Amanda Mosely opposite - William H Mosely 1841-1911

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