Font from an early 1900s tomb stone

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The stonecutter would have used the lettering styles that were familiar to him rather than a font as such. Note that the 1936 lettering has some minor differences from the 1900s lettering.
The earlier lettering can be reproduced with some success by using a font such as Dharma Gothic, which is modeled on 19th century woodtype similar to the lettering. See http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/flat-it/dharma-gothic/
As for the numbers they are again the stonecutter's idea of what is appropriate. Note the clear differences between the 1913 and 1936 versions.
Don

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