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Daily Quick Break: February 22, 2008: Funny Epitaphs and Tombstones from old cemeteries

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Most of these funny cemetery tombstone epitaphs came from graveyards in the old West, where it was often left to acquaintances or even strangers to choose the words on a tombstone, and where a sense of humor was a survivor tool. Some came from elsewhere in the U.S., and some from England or elsewhere. many of these funny epitpahs are well-documented, and some can still be found. Boot Hill, in Tombstone Arizona, and also Boot Hill, in Dodge City, Kansas, have several preserved.

Here are some of the funniest epitaphs:

It was a Cough

That carried him Off

It was a Coffin

They Carried him Off In

On an attorney’s tombstone:


John E.


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