The Draped Urn — was a common grave marker/monument throughout the 1800s. There are two draped urns in our cemetery, both located in Section Two near the Dinkey-Wagner mausoleum. The urn harkens back to Greek and Roman times, when it served as a vessel for cremated human remains. Interestingly enough, during the 1800s cremation was rare and the urn was purely decorative, containing no cremains. The drape represents the veil between this world and the spiritual realm. The phrase “gone to pot” might have originated as a reference to the cinerary urn.
The attached photographs are of draped urns in our cemetery.