Lizzie Martin (1837-1857)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Lizzie Martin (1837-1857)

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

When Christmas bells rang 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 no 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 Number: 92
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.