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The Bearded Tombstone

Mr. Palmer’s unique story remains familiar to today’s readers in large part because of the unique tombstone his son Dr. Thomas Palmer, a dentist, had carved for Palmer’s grave.  It features a bearded face and the inscription “Persecuted for wearing the Beard.”

Here’s the author at the grave located in Evergreen Cemetery on Route 13 in Old North Leominster, Mass.

 

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