The lot of S.E. Chubbuck has at its center a large monument of an angel. Stillman E. Chubbuck was a leading machinist in nineteenth century Boston; his full-page advertisements in Boston city directories showed an image of his impressive manufactory, and explained his company could outfit tanneries, breweries, hotels and factories as well as homes with his steam engines and boilers. Chubbuck was also called on to testify as an expert at an industrial accident trial in 1846 concerning a steam boiler that had blown up and killed two people (at another plant).
The beautiful Campbell brownstone monument at the Campbell lot has a funerary urn on top with a graceful carving of the eternal flame. A relief of two hands clasped is a sign of eternal love or friendship, enclosed in a wreath of oak leaves and acorns. Oak leaves often represent fidelity and eternal steadfastness, perhaps here indicating the strength and endurance of the Campbell marriage, a relationship that will survive death. Sometimes clasped hands are also interpreted as saying “goodbye, until we will meet again,” suggesting reunion in the afterlife.
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