Skip to main content

Gold Hill Cemetery - Gold Hill NC



I love the quote on this one, 
"Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven"



Family?


I thought it was rather strange to see a table at a grave site.



"Sacred 
to the memory of 
Mary M. Mauney
Daughter of 
David & Susannah McMackin
and Consort of V. Mauney
who was born 13th June A.D. 1827
and departed this life 
3rd October A.D. 1850.

She was a member of the
M.E. Church and a professor 
of Religion.

She fell a victim to that fatal
disease - Consumption, 
and died in full and certain
hope of Eternal Life.

She has gone to the mansions of rest.
From a region of sorrow and pain;
To the glorious land of the blessed
Where she can never sorrow again."

She died at the age of 23 and of alcohol? Well perhaps not. A friend of mine was kind enough to check out the word consumption, as I should have, and told me that it also means " a progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis" which I think makes more sense considering the year she died and her age.




View Larger Map
2 comments

Popular posts from this blog

Court Street, Jacksonville, NC

Where did they all go? The jewelry store? The bars? The restaurants? The clothing stores? But, as I stopped to walk and take a couple of pictures I could still hear the sounds, see the sights, and smell the food from my memories of Court Street. So many changes in the past 46 years... 

And of course, don't forget Old Bridge Street

Stonewall Jackson Training School

Welcome to the Stonewall Jackson Training School located just outside Concord, NC. These here are the original buildings that were built back in 1909. Of course there is a much newer facility located behind all these buildings now. It was the first juvenile home in the state of North Carolina. I have to sit here and wonder what kind of boys were sent here. How were they treated here? Did they go on and lead productive lives from here? 

The Cannon House

One of the "cottages", as they were called, where the boys were put up. 

Another one of the "cottages".




The grounds around the school and cottages.












Concord Mills Mall

Finally back to the walking routine, I hope. On the cold and really hot days I can come here and walk in the mall. It's .8 miles per lap and if you walk all the entrance's it's 1 mile per lap. If the weather is good then I can go to the Fairfield Park over in Mint Hill and walk one of the two courses there.