Charles Irving Thornton Tombstone

  • Also Known As: Thornton Tombstone

  • Address: Oak Hill Forest Rd
  • Vicinity: W of Cumberland, off Oak Hill Forest Rd, which is off of Oak Hill Rd, Cumberland State Forest
  • Type: Epitaphs
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Object

Epitaph on grave stone was written by Charles Dickens. - AsNotedIn


THIS IS THE GRAVE of a Little Child whom God in his goodness Called to a Bright Eternity when he was very young. Hard as it is for Human Affection to reconcile itself to Death In any shape (and most of all, perhaps First In This) HIS PARENTS can even now believe That it will be a Consolation to them Throughout their lives and when they shall have grown old and grey always to think of him as a Child IN HEAVEN and Jesus Called a little Child unto him, and set him in the midst of them. He was the son of ANTHONY and M.I. THORNTON Called CHARLES IRVING. He was born on the 20 th day of January 1841, and he died on the 12 th day of March 1842. Having lived only 13 months and 19 days



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1842/03/12 Charles Dickens Author Charles Dickens writes an epitaph for Charles Irving Thornton Charles Dickens' 1842 Tour of America

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Particulars for Charles Irving Thornton Tombstone:
Art Type Epitaphs
Historic Use Graves, burials
Area of Significance Literature
Sight Category Object
Criteria Person
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 80004186
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Literature
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1842
Associated People: Dickens,Charles
Historic Function: Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Graves, burials
Current Function: Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Graves, burials

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