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These grave markers are as sad as they are sweet. These dollhouses were built by grieving parents for their beloved daughters, complete with favorite toys and other significant items. Though they are plagued by vandalism through the years, they continue to be kept up and restored when need be.
Dorothy Marie Harvey (1926-1931)
Dorothy Marie Harvey and her family were passing through Medina, Tennessee on their way North to find work. When Dorothy got measles and died, the townfolk helped her family bury her in Hope Hill Cemetery.
Her parents left her behind and continued on.
Local legends says that you can sometimes see Dorothy when you look in the windows of her dollhouse.
Vivian Mae Allison (1894-1899)
The dollhouse of Vivian Mae Allison is located in the Connersville City Cemetery in Connersville, Indiana.
Lova Cline (1902-1908)
Lova Cline’s dollhouse memorial is in the Arlington East Hill Cemetery in Arlington, Indiana.
Nadine Earles (1929-1933)
The grave of Nadine Earles is in the Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama.
The story goes that Nadine wanted a dollhouse for Christmas. Since she died just before the holiday, her parents built her a dollhouse on her grave and filled it with her toys and personal belongings.