Lizzie Martin (1837-1857)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Lizzie Martin (1837-1857)

Memento of Lizzie the affectionate daughter of Thomas & Harriet Martin
Born March 16th 1837 Died Decembr 24 1857

When Christmas bells rand out their chimes
And holly boughs, and sprigs of thyme
Where hung on many a wall,
Our Lizzie in her beauty’s prime,
Lay in our darken’d hall.
No Yule log burned upon the hearth
We sang nbo song of Christmas mirth!
With hearts bow’d down – with spirit riven
We gave our darling’s soul to Heaven
Our gift to Christ the Lord.

Type of Marker: Bedstead
Material: Marble

Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: Poor

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 53
Historic Number: 443
Ledger Book: Page 16, Number 93
Cemetery Section: 4
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 24
Marker Width (in): 22
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1.5
Footstone Height (in): 13
Footstone Width (in): 22
Footstone Thickness (in): 1.5

Prior to Restoration
Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, broken/fragmented, sugaring, sunken, vegetation
Comments: Top of headstone is broken
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, fill cracks/blisters, patching, pinning and gluing, raising, removing old pins
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken

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.