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    GRIEF

    aka The Weeping Angel

    Location: Scottsville Cemetery, Scottsville, Texas

    The Grave of William Scott Youree

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    Scottsville Texas - Scottsville Cemetery Weeping Angel
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2010
    Grief
    The Youree monument is named Grief and it is credited to sculptor Frank Teich. According to the text in A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas by Carol Morris Little, the author states that this statue is considered to be Teich's most artistic creation. The ten-foot statue is carved from Carrera marble and reportedly cost $40,000 in 1904. It is the centerpiece of the cemetery and sits just behind the stone chapel - also constructed in memory of William Scott Youree, the only son of banker Peter Youree and his wife Elizabeth Scott Youree. (Elizabeth's family are founders of Scottville.)

    The church at the cemetery was erected by the family of William Scott Youree after he was killed in Mexico in 1904. The weeping angel that marks his grave has become a popular regional photographic subject. It bears a striking resemblance to a memorial for a Hill family member in Houston’s Glenwood cemetery – even down to the missing hand.
    Youree monument inscription
    The inscription on the Youree Monument
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    Scottsville Texas - Scottsville Cemetery Weeping Angel broken arm close up
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
    Scottsville Texas - Scottsville Cemetery Weeping Angel close up showing  broken arm
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
    Scottsville Texas - Scottsville Cemetery Weeping Angel inscription
    Weeping Angel inscription
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
    Scottsville Texas - Scottsville Cemetery Weeping Angel
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
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    Four Weeping Angels
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    The Glenwood Angel (left) and the Scottsville Angel
    showing the vandalism to both left arms. TE Photos
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