Children’s Monuments, Woodlawn Cemetery, Eastman

My great-grandmother was from Eastman and while living there, she lost a baby, Mary Elizabeth Browning, in 1923. Over the years we visited Woodlawn Cemetery on numerous occasions to tend to the grave and pay respects to others. Just inside the gates of Woodlawn, two monuments marking children’s graves always caught my attention for their solemnity and the skills of their sculptors/carvers. (Above: Mathew T. Clark (1896-1901), son of Harlow & L. D. Clark)

This monument marks the final resting place of Cora Weaver (1884-19 October 1885), daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Weaver.

Children’s monuments, so common in older cemeteries, are a sad reminder of the high rates of infant mortality before the advent of modern medicine.

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3 responses to “Children’s Monuments, Woodlawn Cemetery, Eastman

  1. Sharon

    Brian, thank you for posting these monuments. Indeed a part of vanishing South Georgia.

  2. wanda dopson

    I once lived across the street from this Woodlawn Cemetery in Eastman. Thank you for posting these monuments. The Matthew T Clark site is in the family for my son. His dad was named after him being Matthew Clark ——-! Although I lived so close, I never saw these baby monuments. There are so many really old monuments it is hard to comprehend it all.

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