Bizarre Gravestone Epitaphs Part 1

A list of bizarre gravestone epitaphs, quotes and quotations of people's last words on their tombstones.

Rest in Peace

A Collection of Bizarre Gravestone Epitaphs

In an Edinburgh, Scotland, cemetery

Beneath this stone a lump of clay

Lies Uncle Peter Dan'els

Who early in the month of May

Took off his winter flannels

Thomas Stagg's epitaph in St. Giles Churchyard, London

That is all

In a Thurmont, Md., cemetery

Here lies an Atheist

All dressed up

And no place to go

In a Larne, Ireland, cemetery, epitaph of a man who had been hanged

Rab McBeth

Who died for the want of another breath

1791-1823

Gravedigger Robert Phillip's epitaph, Kings-bridge, England, cemetery

Here I lie at the Chancel door;

Here I lie because I am poor;

The farther in the more you pay;

Here I lie as warm as they.

In a London cemetery

Ann Mann

Here lies Ann Mann,

Who lived an old maid

But died an old Mann

Dec. 8, 1767

In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery

Anna Wallace

The children of Israel wanted bread

And the Lord sent them manna,

Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,

And the Devil sent him Anna.

In the Pawtucket, R.I., Oak Grove Cemetery, epitaph on a huge boulder over the grave

William P. Rothwell, M.D.

1866-1939

This is on me.

R.

In the Winterborn Steepleton Cemetery, Dorsetshire, England

Here lies the body

Of Margaret Bent

She kicked up her heels

And away she went

In the Boot Hill Cemetery, Tombstone, Ariz.

Here lies

Lester Moore

Four slugs

From a forty-four

No Les

No More

Prof. S. B. McCracken's epitaph in an Elkhart, Ind., cemetery

School is out

Teacher

Has gone home

In a Ruidoso, N.M., cemetery

Here lies

Johnny Yeast

Pardon me

For not rising

In a Charleston, S.C., cemetery

Reader, I've left this world, in which

I had a world to do;

Sweating and fretting to get rich:

Just such a fool as you.

In a Cripple Creek, Colo., cemetery

He called

Bill Smith

A liar

Atheist Arthur Haine's epitaph in a Vancouver, Wash., cemetery

Haine

haint

In a Savannah, Ga., cemetery

Here lies old Rastus Sominy

Died a-eating hominy

In 1859 anno domini

An infant's epitaph in a Plymouth, Mass., cemetery

Since I have been so quickly done for

I wonder what I was begun for.

In a Uniontown, Pa., cemetery

Here lies the body

of Jonathan Blake

Stepped on the gas

Instead of the brake

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