The Angel of Death statue is a cemetery marker that can be found in the Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The marker belongs to a young girl named Maud who tragically died from influenza when she was only 11 years old. A small ceremony was held to commemorate the placing of this angel, and each girl who attended the ceremony placed a kiss on the cheek of the angel. Shortly after the ceremony, one of the young girls contracted the influenza virus also. Then, another girl passed when she was involved in a carriage accident, which gives the statue the title “Angel of Death.” Legend states that anyone brave enough or foolish enough to kiss the statue will die within a year.
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