This is my post for Taphophile Tragics this week.   This photo was taken in the Warrenville, Illinois cemetery.  The stone had some damage on the top, but what drew me to it was the name of this woman, Sophronia (definitely not a common name these days).   I did look into the census records for this part of Illinois, to see if I could find out some information about her, or the family, but nothing turned up.  I do wonder about who she was, and what happened to her — 20 years old isn’t a very long life, even in 1859.  However, it’s nice to see that the face of the stone is still in pretty good, readable condition.

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