When John Ross Juhan was a little boy, his dream was to one day become a fireman. He even attached himself as a mascot to Defiance Fire Company No. 5. Unfortunately, young John never got the chance to obtain his dream. His short life ended on 26 July 1875 at the age of just 8 years. The headstone placed for John Juhan was sculpted by J. Artope of Macon and depicts a fireman's hat, belt, and coat.
|John B. Ross|
Son Of W. A. & E. J. Juhan
Died July 26, 1875
Age 8 Years, 4 Months & 16 Days
Was A Brave Little Fireman
Attached To Defiance Fire Co. No. 5
This stone is a community favorite and is often pointed out on Rose Hill Rambles.
Photos © 2011 S. Lincecum.