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Mt Mora Cemetery, St Joseph, Missouri.  A large, gothic style used to house a sarcophagus where the body is interred above ground.  It is sometimes referred to as a "bench tomb" or "grave shed".  Dec. 2, 2001
A sarcophagus surrounded by a large gothic style open "church" structure.  A sarcophagus  was used to inter the body above ground.  Sometimes referred to as a "bench tomb" or "grave shed".  Mt Mora Cemetery, St Joseph, Missouri  Dec. 2, 2001
Mt Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri  Both stones are for M. Jeff Thompson but the one in back is a military stone for Brig. Gen. M. Jeff Thompson, who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.  He was known as "The Missouri Swamp Fox".  He aquired this nickname from the talent to wage guerrilla warfare in the swamps around New Madrid, Missouri.  He was born in Harper's Ferry, VA in 1826,and died in 1876 at the age of 50.  He was also a railroad builder and state engineer as well as mayor of St. Joseph, MO.Dec. 2, 2001 For further information go to  http://mmcwrt.missouri.org.
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Mt Mora Cemetery, St Joseph, Missouri. A large, gothic style used to house a sarcophagus where the body is interred above ground. It is sometimes referred to as a "bench tomb" or "grave shed". Dec. 2, 2001

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Mt Mora Cemetery, St Joseph, Missouri.  A large, gothic style used to house a sarcophagus where the body is interred above ground.  It is sometimes referred to as a "bench tomb" or "grave shed".  Dec. 2, 2001
Mt Mora Cemetery, St Joseph, Missouri. A large, gothic style used to house a sarcophagus where the body is interred above ground. It is sometimes referred to as a "bench tomb" or "grave shed". Dec. 2, 2001

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