A California Gold Digging
Keeps Death's Spectre Away
In memory ov
John Smith who met
wierlent deth near this spot
18 hundred and 40 too. He was shot
by his own pistill;
It was not one of the new kind,
but a old fashioned
brass barrel, and of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven.
Kippax, John Robert. Churchyard Literature. Chicago: S.S. Griggs & Co. 1877.