Indiana University Archives Exhibits

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  • Tags: Hindustan Cemetery

MontgomeryHomemadeRosellen.jpg
Rosellen Dubois born 1916, died 1929. This is an example of a hand-carved tombstone, likely by her family members. The sides of the tombstone are edged in decorative scrolls. As of 2018 the homemade tombstone is no longer extant, and has been…

MontgomeryHomemadeBorned.jpg
Thelma Fulford born 1902, died 1925. This is an example of a hand-carved tombstone, likely by her family members. Some simple floral scrolls are also inscribed. Thelma Fulford and Ida Fulford were likely siblings. According to Thelma Fulford's death…

MontgomeryAnchorRope.jpg
Virgil J. Lundy born 1897, died 1918. The anchor and rope are common iconography to signify one's status in the United States Navy. Lundy died during the Spanish Influzena pandemic in a Chicago naval hospital.

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This is a homemade tombstone, likely inscribed by this mother's children. No name or dates visible. The iconography of a hand with a finger pointing upward represents the Christian notion of the path towards heaven.

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Ida E. Fulford born 1888, died 1889. This is an example of a homemade tombstone. The inscription was likely carved by Fulford's parents or family. The iconography of a hand with a finger pointing upward represents the Christian notion of the path…

MontgomeryBearishLamb.jpg
Although the name is not visible on this stone, Find A Grave shows an identical tombstone with the same death year and age as Montgomery indicated in her ledger: Moss E. Houston born 1884, died 1897. It is unclear if Montgomery described the…

MontgomeryShieldMace.jpg
Charles S. Houston born 1890, died 1929. The emblem of the shield and mace symbolize Houston's status as a World War I veteran.
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