Funny Epitaphs from History

by MSO

Sometimes there's nothing more honest than a tombstone.

There have been many funny, sad, inspiring and enlightening epitaphs written throughout history. Every person is unique in their own way, and thus their epitaph should reflect this, so that they are able to live on and spread their words after their death.

Some of my favourite ones are the humorous ones, such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “Fly, Quote the Raven, Nevermore”. William Shakespeare’s also was quite funny, “Good frend for Jesus sake forbeare,? To digg the dust encloased heare! ?Blest be the man that spares thes stones,? And curst be he that moves my bones.”

Many other funny ones have been written by random citizens, including an anonymous person in Vermont “I was somebody. Who, is no business of yours.” The lawyer John Strange wrote “Sir John Strange, Here lies an honest lawyer, And that is Strange.”

Here lies, Ezekial Aikle, Age 102, The Good, Die Young

Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid, But died an old Mann

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