Wednesday, January 11, 2012
WHAT IS THAT ON HIS TOMBSTONE??? - Wallace Rader
Yesterday on my lunch hour I went over to the Irving Park Boulevard Cemetery to do a Find a Grave photo request (what else?). After I had taken the photo as I walked back toward my car, I looked over the tombstones to see if any looked interesting - then I saw the stone for Wallace Rader:
What is the significance of the hooded figure in the center of the tombstone? Sure looks like the Ku Klux Klan to me. But I can't believe the cemetery would have approved that design. My cousin said "maybe that's why his wife didn't want to be buried with him". Someone else said it was the angel of death - but I don't think the angel of death wears a white hood.
I checked his death certificate - he was a carpenter. I couldn't find an obituary and I couldn't find anything about him on Google or ancestry.com other than census information and his death certificate. So I put it out there to you all in the blogosphere - what is this on Wallace Rader's tombstone?