His Wife’s Arm

An unusual tombstone in a Newport, Rhode Island cemetery, placed by Mr. William Tripp, commemorates his daughter, Wait, who died April 24, 1780, aged 10 months 10 days. Also, his son William who died March 7th, 1784, aged 22 months. And “Also his wife’s arm amputated Feby 20th 1786.”

The amputated arm is depicted in a carving placed in the middle of the tombstone.

Source: Special Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society - Dec 1913

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 07, 2020
     Category: Death | Dismemberment

The Tripp family sure had a bad few years. :(
Posted by Brian on 04/07/20 at 12:41 PM
That's... not funny. But weird. And interesting.
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/12/20 at 06:42 AM
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