A pair of child’s shoes on a small vacant chair indicates the site of a child’s grave. One of the shoes is usually on its side.
A vacant chair marker is usually found in an older cemetery and may be located near the graves of other family members.
These two vacant chair markers are located side-by-side in Greenbriar Cemetery, Van Wert County. They identify two sons of J.G. and D.F. Medaugh. One is for an unnamed infant who died in 1907 at the age of 3 days, and the other for Rex Eugene, who died in 1922 at the age of 11 months and 26 days.