LeBlanc Cherubs at Magnolia Cemetery-Mobile, Alabama

Sisters Margaret and Jane LeBlanc are memorialized in a monument that was erected by the grandmother,Jane Stewart LeBlanc. Margaret died at the age of 18 months in 1919. Jane passed away at the age of four in 1918. Families often dealt with the loss of their children due to diseases that modern healthcare can now manage.

Cherubs represent innocence and are a common symbol seen on Victorian gravesites of children.

Whiting Clock Monuments-Mobile, Alabama

Mobile County
Abby Ann Whiting, 1820-1866
James Whiting, 1828-1870

Both monument stand next to each other with the words, “Erected by their mother.” Their mother, Susan, passed away in 1876. The poignant angel weeks and the clocks, with their hands inching towards midnight, illustrate Victorian iconography.

These monuments can be found in the Church Street Graveyard in Mobile, Alabama. While a small cemetery, there are many interesting monuments contained within its walls.

Church Street Graveyard-Mobile, Alabama

Church Street Graveyard is a four-acre cemetery located in downtown Mobile. It was founded in 1819. It was closed to burials in 1898.

Close up detail of no umebt above.
Four obelisks. The upside torch means a life that has ended.
Top left- Masonic symbol, Top right-uncertain, Bottom-Rod of Asclepius inside the Star of Life

Jewish Section at Fairview Cemetery-Eufaula, Alabama

The Jewish population began to arrive in the mid-19th Century. Soon after, a cemetery was established that is now a part of Fairview Cemetery. Burials in the Jewish section occurred between 1845-1987.

The symbol of two hands connected at the thumb, but separated at the middle and ring fingers, represents the blessings of the Cohen within the Jewish faith. “Cohen” is the Hebrew term used for priest. The term has biblical roots, and stems from the descendants of Aaron, brother of Moses, who were called “cohen.” Two hands inscribed on a Jewish headstone is a representation of priesthood or a close relation to a Jewish priest. Information from Fox Memorials.
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