OOS Sculpture

Mourning Woman [Title Unknown]

Date Unknown / Creator Unknown / Napoleon

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A life-sized female figure standing with her hands together in front of her and her gaze cast toward the ground. She is wearing a dress and wrapped in a cloak. Her hands are facing each other but open and joined at the thumbtips and fingertips. She has a spray of flowers draped across her proper left arm.

She stands atop a large grave marker with memorial information written on three sides of the base.

Location: Forest Hill Cemetery, 500 E. Maumee Ave.

County

: Henry

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Citation

: “Mourning Woman [Title Unknown],” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 27, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2162.

Title

Mourning Woman [Title Unknown]

Description

A life-sized female figure standing with her hands together in front of her and her gaze cast toward the ground. She is wearing a dress and wrapped in a cloak. Her hands are facing each other but open and joined at the thumbtips and fingertips. She has a spray of flowers draped across her proper left arm.

She stands atop a large grave marker with memorial information written on three sides of the base.

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2162

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Roughly the central third of the cemetery. Quickest access is via the County Road P3 eastern entrance. From there, it is near the end, almost to the southernmost driveway.

Location Site

Location Street

500 E. Maumee Ave.

Location Type

Materials

Inscription

The front of the stone base has large letters at the bottom reading, "Healy"
The front of the stone base, in the center area the text is worn and difficult to make out. This represents the legible parts:
"Thomas Healy, / Died Feb. 28, 1882 / Age [?]"
The rear of the stone base, center section reads,
"Thomas Morehead / Born Near / Shelby.Richland Co. O. / July 26 1827 / Died Dec. 29 1896 / Aged 69 Y. 4M. 3D. "
"Charlotte W. / Wife of / Tho's Morehead / Born in Yates Co. N.Y. / Mar. 22 1825 / Died Feb. 28, 1903"
The proper left side of the stone base, center section reads,
"Alice Amina / Wife of / Thomas Healy / Born / Ashland Co. O. / Jan 24 1848 / Died in Chicago / Oct. 16 1892 / Aged 44 Y.8M.22D.

Condition Notes

Some pitting and greying of the stone have occurred, especially on the upper half. July 2021.