Featured Gravestone – Cornelia Decker

Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material: White marble

Misc.:  Edges of stone are not visible and stone is partially embedded in the earth.  Visible portions are in very good condition with some staining, but little erosion.

Inscription:  In Memory of Cornelia, wife of Myron A. Decker, died April 28, 1853.

Cornelia was the wife of Myron A. Decker, a well-known manufacturer of pianos.  He was a founder of the piano-making company Decker & Sons.  Around the time of Cornelia’s death, he worked at the famous Albany piano company, Boardman & Gray. He later relocated to New York City.  Cornelia is not listed in the Common Council’s inventory of graves.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Featured Gravestones

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s