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Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez MS

Thursday, April 12, 2007

We had just a few minutes to drive around the cemetery (if you are ever in Natchez, you *have* to go to the cemetery - it has the prettiest and strangest monuments!). This time, I found two of the monuments I have been looking for:

One is the monument of Florence Irene Ford (1861-1871) - or rather, what is behind her monument:
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It's a sad story, so the link to read about it is here.
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The other monument is for Catherine Linton Minor (1770-1844), "The Yellow Duchess". Her monument is the big rectangular one on the right. Her story is here.
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...and I guess this is appropriate, because these yellow flowers were growing right beside her monument.
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These pics I have taken in the past:
Christian Schwartz Monument, Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez MS
This is the monument for Christian Schwartz - he had "White House" which is now called "Glen Auburn" built:
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This monument is for Louise the Unfortunate (more about her here):
Louise the Unfortunate, Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez MS

...and this one is of the "Turning Angel" - in memory of those lost in the Natchez Drug Company explosion of 1908. More about this here.
Natchez Drug Company / Turning Angel, Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez MS

There are two others I want to find the next time we go - one is for Ruphus E. Case and the other is for L.H. Lawrence. So interesting!

Update: It's not in the city cemetery, but Mark just emailed me, reminding me that Natchez does have a marker for a cat at the old city hall building. The cat's name was Tripod (because he had three legs), and his marker calls him the "city's kitty"! A pic of the marker is right here.

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