Madalene M. Fair Smith (1828-1848)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Madalene M. Fair Smith (1828-1848)

Inscription:

In
memory of
Madalene M. Fair Smith
who departed this life
March 1st 1848
aged 20 years
and 25 days.


Tears fell when thou wert dying

From eyes unused to weep
And long where thou art lying
Will tears the cold turf steep:

Kate V.
Died March 9th 1861
aged 4 years & 9 months
Daughter of Joseph & Cecilia K. Hanley

So fades the lovely blooming flower
The smiling emblem of an hour
How soon our transient comfort fly
Beauty only blooms to die.

Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Material: Marble
Issues: Biogrowth, sugaring
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks/blisters

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Fair

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 57
Historic Number: 449
Ledger Book Number: 99
Cemetery Section: 4
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 54
Marker Width (in): 26.5
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1.5
Footstone Height (in): 17.5
Footstone Width (in): 14.5
Footstone Thickness (in): 2

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.