Quotable...

"If you are walking in Charleston, you are walking on someone's grave."--Sue Bennett, Charleston tour guide

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Reflecting on Past Memories

I made a video of all the pictures that I took every time we traveled somewhere with the Beyond the Grave class. Click Here to check it out, it's very pleasing to reflect on the memories from our class.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

Epic Epitaphs

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Old Charlestonian Matthew Reeves

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Old Charlestonian

This is Joshua Lazarus. 


Joshua was buried in the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery which can be found on Coming Street in Downtown Charleston. This is a Jewish Cemetery. He was born in Liverpool, England on March 25th 1794. He died in Baltimore Maryland on April 24th 1870.  He was the president of KKBE from 1850 to 1861. He was an investor in the efforts to bring natural gas lightning to Charleston. He was a confederate solider killed near the end of the Civil War.

He was a man of wealth and property. He owned 20 pieces of real estate in Charleston and was also the president of a bank in Cheraw County. A known fact about him was that when Beth Elohim's new synagogue was dedicated in 1841, Lazarus presented the congregation with a silver basket he got on one of his trips to England.


His grave marker is an obelisk with a cannon below the state and confederate flags. Lazarus's marker features a column on a pedestal. I liked the uniqueness of this gravestone and how it was placed in the front of the cemeteries entrances to show the importances he had on the cemetery. I really enjoyed learning about him on our tour we took with Randi Serrins in the cemetery. This was one of my favorite cemeteries we have visited during this semester. I liked all of the history within this cemeteries and stories told on the tour we took.


Mary Lee: The Serial Monogamist

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Old Charlestonian

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Old Charlestonian: Francis W. Capers

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Check Out my Extra Credit!

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The Ghost of Theodore Belitzer

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Old Charlestonian more like... New Charlestonian!

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William M. Bird

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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come check out the gravesites of magnolia

The gravesites are magnolia cemetery are one of a kind.  Over 35,000 people are laid to rest at this beautiful place. Just on the west side of downtown Charleston holds this place. Some of the most famous people are resting here. Take a look of the rest of my blog to see some of the magnificent  grave plots.


                             Grave sites back in the older times
took a lot longer to make not because
of the technology, but because of the 
largeness of them. They spent a lot more time
and money for their loved one that have passed.

A lot of these gravesites of people who played
big parts in the world at their time and have 
streets named after them. I noticed this when I
saw Rutledge and Vanderhorst.










Giant monuments are made for some of these fortunate people. The bigger the monument usually means the more money you have. This or maybe they played a very important role in their time. Big monuments are found all around magnolia.
          



                                                                                        

Monday, April 15, 2019

Magnificent Magnolia

Come read my first hand experience at the most beautiful cemetery in the South.

The Magical Magnolia Cemetery

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Magnolia Cemetery

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Jewish Cemetery

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The Impeccable Beauty That is Magnolia Cemetery

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Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia cemetery was by far my favorite one to go visit. Not only did it have the most amazing grave markers and stones but it also had beautiful nature surrounding the entire place. The palm trees and the pond that was in the middle was so pretty to see walking in. It had a different feel to it than all of the other cemeteries we have visited. Instead of being all huddled together and side by side, the graves were very spread out and had their own space.
This one my favorite site
out of the entire cemetary
because of how unique
it appears. This
belongs to the Lipinski.
This is by for the most extravant
one in the cemetery.  


Another interesting thing was how it had paths for both cars and people. So if you do not feel like walking around to see 35,000 different graves, you can easily get in your car and vie through. The layout was amazing and felt very open and relaxing. The pond was my favorite landscape part because of he white bridge you could cross to go on the other side.

This grave marker was for Mary
Caroline and James White
Getty. She died February 18th, 1936 and
her husband died August 27th 1902.
I liked how it had a walkway where it
is separated from other memorials.
The 150 acres of land that Magnolia cemetery has seven confederate generals, fourteen ordiance of secession signers and 2,200 confederate veterans. 


On this grave, there are three people.
L. Frank (1870-1927), Catherine E. Mcintosh (1867-1942) and
Stanley Miles Sigwald (1901-1920). This was a very simple
grave site, I liked it because all family member were
on one marker. 
Here is my class infront of another beautiful gravesite. This belonged to the Gibbes
family. It was very neat because it had a garden onto of the in the back. 

This is the military section
of the cemetery.




Being this grave, you can see
part of the pond that connects
to the front of the site.



Marvelous Magnolia

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Magnolia Cemetery

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Researching Old Grave Sites (Prezi)

Here are some things to do during and after visiting graveyards and cemeteries in terms of research methodology. Click here if you cannot open this Prezi.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Look at the Kahal Kadosh grave site!

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue.jpg   Our last class trip was to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim which is a old Jewish congregations. This ground is home to over 500 grave sites dating back to 1749.



Stones, they look like something you would see anywhere you go.
But in this cemetery it has a completely different meaning. This stones
mean. Putting stones on the grave site is so that the spirits can tell if
they have been visited



Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

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A Look at the South's Oldest Jewish Cemetery!

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Sunday, April 7, 2019