An ornate Celtic cross, probably put up in 1951 when John Evon Nelson died. Celtic crosses became popular in the late 1800s, promoted especially by the Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co., and they have remained a popular niche item ever since.
Here again is our favorite flower-strewing mourner, the most common cemetery sculpture in Pittsburgh. This is very similar (though not quite identical) to the Heck monument in the Sewickley cemetery. The lily in our mourner’s hand is distinctive and, when her hands are present, instantly identifies her.
Here is our favorite flower-strewing mourner (see, for example, the Potts monument in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery) in the giant economy size—much larger than she usually is, rendered in granite rather than marble, and with her wrists intact, but recognizably the same character. Is she based on a famous original? Father Pitt would love to hear from someone who knows her story. The Heck family lost a small child in 1896, and that may be about the date of this monument.