George Elton

Conservation Assessment

Inscription:

In Memory of George P Elton
son of Anthony & Mary Elton who departed this life August 8th 1824. aged 7 years 7 months and 4 days.
What art thou gone has death in his cold arms
Entwin’d thy frame and spread o’er all a gloom
Is fled each hope – are all those lively charms
Which once were thine, now destin’d to the tomb!
Weep not then friends! his youthful spirits fled.
To join its kindred spirits all on high
And tho’ now number’d with the silent dead,
Revere the maxim – “That we all must die”

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

Evaluation
Historic Integrity: Intact
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Fair
Legible Inscription: No inscription
Degree of Bioturbation: 1/4 sunken

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 178
Historic Number: 283
Ledger Book: Page 34, Number 216
Cemetery Section: 5
Orientation: East
Marker Height/Length (in): 28
Marker Width (in): 18
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 2
Footstone Height (in): 9
Footstone Width (in): 12
Footstone Thickness (in): 1.5

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.