This Week's Gravestone

Hattie Elizabeth Whitcomb

Daughter of Uzziel S. & Marilla Whitcomb
Wife of Foster R. Clement
Born February 17th, 1856
Died June 26th, 1894
Riverview Cemetery, Richmond VT

Towering over all graves in Riverview Cemetery, the theological virtue Hope maintains vigil over Hattie. Hope holds her right hand on her breast and an anchor in her left, an ancient symbol of hope. Hattie's father Uzziel was a farmer in Richmond with one of the largest dairies in Chittenden County, a Republican and a Congregationalist. Hattie's husband Foster Reid Clement was orginally from Minneapolis and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. Many Whitcomb relatives surround Hatties's grave.