Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Anna Emma Brainerd

Vacation wandering brought me to the tiny cemetery adjacent to The Chapel by the Sea located in Captiva Island, Florida. I was immediately attracted to Anna Emma Brainerd’s gravestone. A precious lamb sits atop the monument. The lamb is a Christian symbol of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God and of innocence and is a perfect symbol for a beloved child’s grave marker.

Anna Emma Brainerd 
Born: 17 Jan 1891 in Stanstead County, Quebec, Canada 
Died: 13 Sep 1901 in Captiva Island, Lee County, Florida 

Anna contracted tetanus, died and was the first person buried here on Captiva Island. Her parents later purchased the surrounding property and donated it to the people of Captiva Island for the Captiva Cemetery. Find A Grave has a memorial for little Anna Emma Brainerd at www.findagrave.com.


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