There are a few old gravestones on Cape Cod displaying skulls without wings. Generally such skulls are accompanied by other symbols such as large crossed bones. The effect is dramatic and scary. Several carvers produced this type gravestone. The two Sturgis gravestones also are listed under the Emmes carvers. The Doane and Hall gravestones also are listed under the Geyer carvers. All four of these gravestones also are listed under Homer carvers.
The Chatham Historical Society has received expert opinion that the gravestones of Elizabeth Sears and Rebecca Howes are carved in the style of Robert Fowle of Boston. See Fowle on the stonecarver list for more information.
|Hezekiah Purinton (1717) - Truro Old North Cem.|
|Thomas Sturgis (1763) - Barnstable Lothrop Hill Cem.|
|Elizabeth Sears (1764) - Chatham Cem.|
|Rebecca Howes (1765) - Chatham Cem.|
|Martha Sturgis (1774) - Barnstable Lothrop Hill Cem.|
|Jonathan Doane (1780) - Eastham Bridge Road Cem.|
|Joseph Hall (1787) - Dennis Village Cem.|