I recently visited Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, which is the final resting place for some well known individuals such as Russell Sage, Emma Willard, and “Uncle Sam”. For those who don’t know the story, Samuel Wilson was a meat packer from Troy who provided goods to the United States Army during the War of 1812. Everything he sent to the army, was stamped “U.S.”, which was turned into the nickname Uncle Sam. Of course, not everyone in the cemetery is famous, but some memorials are an impressive tribute to a loved one lost. This Celtic Cross is such a significant piece in memory of Cora Elizabeth Price, age 18. I tried to find some information about her, but I haven’t been able to discover any details. I want to know the history of the girl who is honored with this beautiful monument.


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