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Monday, February 23, 2009

Joseph T. Limes stone - Staunton Methodist Church Cemetery - Staunton, Fayette County, Ohio

The tombstone for Joseph T. Limes is the most prominent stone in the Staunton cemetery. It has a tall white marble statue of a bugler on top. The inscription reads: "Tis music charms the soul to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. A sunbeam from the world has vanished."

He died March 2, 1886, age 28 years, unmarried in Concord Township, Fayette County, Ohio. His parents were Harmon Limes and Eliza A./Elizabeth Rowe.

An inventory of his estate indicated he was a musician of note around Staunton, Concord Township, where he lived. He is buried at Staunton Cemetery with parents.