J. B. Whittenburg Born Apr. 5, 1850 Died Dec. 3, 1906
"Death is certain; the hour unseen."
"Thy Will be Done" An open book and a single rose adorn the monument.
I think this is a very beautiful gravestone. The elements chosen for the monument are well done and dignified. The metal fencing was seen in several other areas of this cemetery. I wonder if it was placed there long after the death and burial. Since there is a concrete slab covering it and a small footer in place, maybe the entire plot was enclosed later.
Gooseneck Cemetery, Young County, Texas near Possum Kingdom Lake Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2009 (c)
"Saving the Past and Improving the Future" is the byline for
Mountaineer Heritage Park, an area of historical significance in the educational community of my hometown, Mineral Wells, Texas. Blogging about the members, activities, past and present, of the MWHS 50 Year Club and graduates of Mineral Wells High School is the the focus of the Mountaineer Heritage Park blog.
Everyone calls me Judy. I live in the countryside outside of the Hillsborough / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina with my husband, Bob. This year we will have been married 50 years. We both enjoy a life filled with grandchildren, genealogy, family, and friends. I enjoy blogging about genealogy, cemeteries, and my hometown, Mineral Wells, Texas. You can find me doing research, writing, or making preserves just about any time you call.