Umpawaug Cemetery

Redding, Connecticut

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Umpawaug Cemetery

Umpawaug Cemetery is located at 149 Umpawaug Road, opposite Diamond Hill Road, in Redding, Connecticut. It is the final resting place of Mary Travers, of '60s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary ("Puff the Magic Dragon"). The earliest burials date from the late 1700s.

Photos were taken 29 April 2015.

The oldest stone I came across:

"In Memory of

Noah Sherwood

who died

March 2(?), 1798,

in the 29th(?) year

of his age."

Deming space saver Deming

"Edwin Willard Deming

1860 - 1942

His beloved wife,

Therese Osterheld Deming"

(No dates given.)

Benyei space saver Benyei

"I bore you on eagle's wings and brought you to me.

Ex. 19:4

Harlow John Reed

May 5, 1918 - May 1, 1971

Jaqueline De La Valtaire Smyth Reed

February 26, 1922 - July 5, 1988

Fedor Benyei

July 22, 1908 - June 19, 1987"

Mary Travers

Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul and Mary:

"Mary Allin Travers

1936 - 2009

Mother

Wife

Friend

Activist

Voice of a generation that echoes through the ages"

All photos copyright by the author, 2015. Not to be used or reproduced without permission.

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