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Welcome to week #25 of Taphophile Tragics on this blog!   I look forward to seeing what everyone has to share this week!

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Lucy Ripley-Galena.JPG

Old City Cemetery, Galena, Illinois.

My Soul My Body I Will Trust With Him Who Numbers Every Dust

UPDATE: I wasn’t able to find anything about Lucy, other than yes, she was 15 when she died in 1844, but I did look up her parents, Edwin and Louisa.  I found mention of an Edwin, age 50, and Louisa, age 50 on the 1850 census for Galena.  They are listed with an Enos Ripley, as well.  But I don’t know if these are her parents.

There is an Edwin and Louisa who show up on the 1870 census for Galena, as E.C. Ripley, age 38, employed as a cashier and Louisa Ripley, age 36, with a son, Edwin, age 3.