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Re: “Vandals strike Mt. Holly Cemetery, severely damage several monuments and statues

Most graves have been photographed and posted on findagrave.com. This may aid in repair and restoration.

Vandalism and desecration in cemeteries is far too common. Cuz Frank G Thibault and I have ancestors and other long-dead relatives not only in this cemetery, but also in another one that was terribly wrecked before findagrave.com had photos. Fortunately, it was on property formerly belonging to one of our great-great-grandfathers, and consisted entirely of graves of his siblings and children, so we had been there and recorded the inscriptions years earlier, and were able to provide the information to findagrave.com and the local historical society.

Here is a link to findagrave.com's entry for Mount Holly Cemetery's grave and monument of our great-great-grandmother Maria Elizabeth Keatts Thibault 1815-1864:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p…

I provided the low-contrast digital image of the main inscription to make it easier to read. I hate to even think of what vandals probably did to this obvious target. At least findagrave.com has photo records of the cemetery. If any of the photos of damaged monuments are difficult to decipher, I can try to use digital voodoo to make clearer images of the pre-vandalism monuments.

UPDATE: Findagrave.com has records of 4982 internments, but unfortunately says that only 69% of the cemetery is recorded. However, I would guess that the vandalized monuments would be more likely to be recorded than not.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p…

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Posted by Henry Thibault on 04/20/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Vandals strike Mt. Holly Cemetery, severely damage several monuments and statues

The graves have all been photographed and posted on findagrave.com. This may aid in repair and restoration.

Vandalism and desecration in cemeteries is far too common. Cuz Frank G Thibault and I have ancestors and other long-dead relatives not only in this cemetery, but also in another one that was terribly wrecked before findagrave.com had photos. Fortunately, it was on property formerly belonging to one of our great-great-grandfathers, and consisted entirely of graves of his siblings and children, so we had been there and recorded the inscriptions years earlier, and were able to provide the information to findagrave.com and the local historical society.

Here is a link to findagrave.com's entry for Mount Holly Cemetery's grave and monument of our great-great-grandmother Maria Elizabeth Keatts Thibault 1815-1864:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p…

I provided the low-contrast digital image of the main inscription to make it easier to read. I hate to even think of what vandals probably did to this obvious target. At least findagrave.com has photo records of the cemetery. If any of the photos of damaged monuments are difficult to decipher, I can try to use digital voodoo to make clearer images of the pre-vandalism monuments.

UPDATE: Findagrave.com has records of 4982 internments, but unfortunately says that only 69% of the cemetery is recorded. However, I would guess that the vandalized monuments would be more likely to be recorded than not.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p…

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Posted by Henry Thibault on 04/20/2016 at 7:29 PM

 

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