Eddie and Josie Dimick, children of Otis Dimick, a prominent Rock Island businessman, both died on Oct. 22, 1878, of diphtheria. At first the family dog would visit their graves when the family visited. But soon he visited their graves every day, staying from sunrise to sunset. When the dog died, the family erected a monument memorializing his dedication. Chippiannock Cemetery, South Rock Island Township, Rock Island Co., IL
Officially dedicated in 1839, the Greenmount Cemetery in Baltimore is the final resting place to over 65,000 people. One grave consisted of a stone casket encased in curved glass. Roses were carved beautifully into the sarcophagus.
The children under glass are life size white marble statues of the children buried there. (It is said that some of the statues of children in the cemeteries were made from their death masks. A common practice in the Victorian period.) A boy in a boat with his toys and a girl standing with flowers in her hand. They were their mother’s only children and their mothers are now buried next to them.
Boys and their Dog Abbot P. Wingate Of the class of 1866 in Harvard University Died May 23, 1865 aged 20 years 9 mos. William T. Wingate Graduate of the Boston Latin School Died July 15, 1865 aged 18 years 6 mos. Children of William A. Eliza W. Wingate "Lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided"