Catharine Swanson

Conservation Assessment


Sacred to the memory of Catharine Swanson
wife of Andrew Swanson who departed this life May 4th 1842 aged 46 years 3 months and 20 days.
Weep not my husband nor my children dear
I am not dead but sleeping here:
And when my God shall bid me rise
I hope to join you in the skies.

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

Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Good
Legible Inscription: No inscription

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 208
Historic Number: 267
Ledger Book: Page 38, Number 253
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 36
Marker Width (in): 23
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 1.5
Footstone Height (in): 9.5
Footstone Width (in): 13
Footstone Thickness (in): 1

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.