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Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:25
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Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:28
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http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1364328-Cemetery_and_Ghosts-Key_West.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:31
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http://www.floridakeysnews.info/photos/small/Key_West_Cemetary_fish.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:34
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http://www.floridakeysnews.info/photos/small/Key_West_Cemetery_airplane.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:42
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http://www.floridakeysnews.info/photos/small/Key_West_Cemetery_monument.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:46
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http://www.floridakeysnews.info/photos/small/Key_West_Cemetery_tombstone.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:48
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http://www.gravesights.org/Funny%20tombstone01.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:50
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http://www.gravesights.org/Funny%20tombstone02.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:55
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http://www.gravesights.org/Funny%20tombstone04.jpg
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Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:57
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http://www.gravesights.org/funnyheadstone1.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 16:59
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http://www.gravesights.org/funnyheadstone3.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 17:04
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http://www.gravesights.org/funnyheadstone7.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 17:07
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http://www.gravesights.org/funnyheadstone8.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 17:11
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http://www.gravesights.org/funnyheadstone9.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 17:13
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http://www.gravesights.org/FunnyTombstonePic12.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 17:18
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http://www.gravesights.org/Dumfart.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 17:21
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http://www.gravesights.org/cemetery-no%20exit.jpg

Yaryalitsa
10.02.2008, 17:24
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http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q50/bluemoonq/AlamosaAngelOct361913.jpg

Yaryalitsa
17.02.2008, 14:46
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http://lh3.google.com/bspcn.com/R5DcvrDUqTI/AAAAAAAAB_A/W0Q1k-ehWIM/s800/a86_e4.jpg

Yaryalitsa
17.02.2008, 14:47
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http://lh5.google.com/bspcn.com/R5DcwLDUqVI/AAAAAAAAB_Q/a9oKcotG4HE/s800/a86_e6.jpg

Yaryalitsa
17.02.2008, 14:48
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http://lh3.google.com/bspcn.com/R5DcwrDUqXI/AAAAAAAAB_g/H_2b8qmIPMM/s800/a86_e8.jpg

Yaryalitsa
17.02.2008, 14:50
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http://lh4.google.com/bspcn.com/R5Dcw7DUqYI/AAAAAAAAB_o/_NJlTOgV6QA/s800/a86_e9.jpg

Yaryalitsa
17.02.2008, 14:52
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http://lh6.google.com/bspcn.com/R5DcxbDUqbI/AAAAAAAACAA/nHRqB_YUWbI/s800/a86_e12.jpg

Yaryalitsa
25.02.2008, 13:33
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http://www.funatiq.com/images/naked-woman-grave.jpg
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http://www.funatiq.com/images/strange-grave.jpg

Yaryalitsa
01.03.2008, 12:28
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Έλα ξεκουράσου μαζί μου

Yaryalitsa
01.03.2008, 12:32
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http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/ks/KSHIAvacant.jpg
Davis Memorial - Strange Grave
Hiawatha, Kansas

In Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas, the grave memorial of John M. Davis includes ten life-size, Italian marble statues that depict Davis and his wife at various stages of their lives. The eleventh statue is made of granite, because Davis had exhausted his life savings on the monument.

"The Vacant Chair" is where his wife would have been seated, had she not died seventeen years before Davis's death (at age 92 in 1947). The elaborate memorial has attracted visitors for over half a century. In fact, Davis enjoyed spending his last lonely years hanging around the work in progress and explaining it to visitors.

The last statue of Mrs. Davis, as an angel kneeling on Mr. Davis's tomb, has been mysteriously decapitated.

Yaryalitsa
01.03.2008, 12:38
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The pyramid grave

Next St. Andrew's Church in Rodney Street there is a 15 foot high pyramid which actually is a grave!!! W. Mackenzie, a real gambler, wanted to be buried upright at a card table holding the winning hand. So they built him a pyramid grave.

Yaryalitsa
01.03.2008, 12:50
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/29483049_e00e13937c.jpg?v=0
30% έκτωση

Yaryalitsa
01.03.2008, 12:57
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/11/16497721_e3a7b1573c.jpg?v=0

Yaryalitsa
01.03.2008, 13:07
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[CENTER]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1207/849705941_599e4d0219.jpg?v=0

Yaryalitsa
01.03.2008, 13:15
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/108/305858517_0eeda0a796.jpg?v=0

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 16:26
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/89/247216748_c2c27378a0.jpg?v=0

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 16:37
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/167840817_5d15cff05c.jpg?v=0

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 16:53
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Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, Mississippi.

In 1969 a backhoe on Egypt Plantation, near Cruger, Mississippi, hit a coffin just three feet underground. Inside the expensive glass-sealed, cast-iron coffin was a perfectly preserved young woman with long auburn hair and youthful skin, dressed in a red velvet dress with lace collar and wearing white gloves and silk/leather square-toed boots. Experts estimated her birth date. The date of death on her tombstone is the date of her being unearthed on Egypt Plantation.

The following account of the amazing preservation of the body is from the (Jackson, MS) Clarion-Ledger, 29 August 1969:

"The method of preservation used for the Lady In Red was common prior to the Civil War, when custom-made caskets, shaped to the body, were ordered as one would order a dress.

"The glass that sealed the coffin was placed over the body, and alcohol was poured inside until it was level full, and then sealed with a castiron tip.

"When the back hoe machine hit the coffin, alcohol spilled from the casket and spots of the liquid were seen on the folds of the woman's dress."

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 16:58
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Henry Vick was killed in a duel just a few days before he was to marry Helen Johnstone at Chapel of the Cross, the chapel conceived by Helen's father and built after his death by Helen's mother on the grounds of Annandale, the family's plantation in Madison County, Mississippi.

It is said that the distraught Helen wore her wedding dress to Henry's funeral and that, even though she did ultimately marry somebody else, she mourned for Henry the rest of her life -- and into death.

There have been many reports of the ghost of Helen (aka "The Bride of Annandale"), dressed in white, sitting on the bench near Henry's grave -- the bench shown in the background of this picture.

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 17:03
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Interesting grave.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise . Paris

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 17:10
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Florence Irene Ford
September 3, 1861 - October 30, 1871

"Ten-year-old Florence died of yellow fever.

"During her short life she was extremely frightened of storms and whenever one occurred she would rush to her mother to find comfort.

"Upon her death her mother was so struck with grief that she had Florence's casket constructed with a glass window at the child’s head. The grave was dug to provide an area, the same depth of the coffin, at the child’s head, but this area had steps that would allow the mother to descend to her daughter’s level so she could comfort Florence during storms. To shelter the mother during storms, hinged metal trap doors were installed over the area the mother would occupy while at her child’s grave.
...
"In the mid 1950s a concrete wall was erected at the bottom of the stairway covering the glass window of Florence’s coffin to prevent vandalism."

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 17:18
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The grave of two young children. Edwards Cemetery,
Edwards (Hinds County), Mississippi.

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 17:22
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Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Yaryalitsa
14.03.2008, 17:27
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Bonelli plot, Cedar Hill Cemetery,
Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Yaryalitsa
18.03.2008, 15:51
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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/422051283_465d30affe.jpg?v=1173967621
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Argentina - Buenos Aires

Yaryalitsa
18.03.2008, 16:03
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http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1396/1219290022_186913b150.jpg?v=0

'Scrabble Tombstone"

Yaryalitsa
18.03.2008, 16:10
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Grave of Octavia Dockery (1865 - April 22, 1949) "Mistress of Goat Castle" - Eccentric recluse and suspect in a brutal murder that made international headlines

When I first saw this simple tombstone in the Natchez City Cemetery, I was struck by the epitaph "Mistress of Goat Castle." Now what could that mean? Was the woman in question a gentile southern lady who had fallen on hard times and had been compelled to take grumpy, senile, ancient Confederate veterans ("old goats") into her decaying antebellum mansion and care for them in their twilight years as her only means of support? Did she run a roadside tourist trap that featured trick goats?

It turns out that the truth is stranger than fiction, and it involved a scandel in Natchez, Mississippi that captured the attention of the whole United States and reached as far away as London, Paris, Rome, and Brussels.

Octavia Dockery had been the beautiful daughter of Confederate General Thomas Dockery. She never married. Though once rich, the wealth of her family had gradually petered out, and she went to live with her widowed sister, Nydia, in reduced circumstances. Before Nydia died in 1893, she made arrangements for Octavia to go live with her old friend Dick Dana at his family mansion, Glenwood. Nydia's theory was that since both Octavia and Dick were all alone in the world that they could take care of each other.

Like Octavia, Dick's family had once been wealthy but had fallen on hard times. A former bon vivant and classically trained pianist, he became an eccentric recluse after a heavy window had fallen on his right hand, shattering not only his fingers, but his dreams of a concert career as well. After reading about some of his strange behaviors, I think it is highly possible that he suffered from schitzophrenia as well.

It turns out that Dick was not much help, so it fell upon Octavia to do the providing and all of the work around the huge house and grounds. She published poems, which brought in a little money, and she raised chickens and goats for income.

Poor Octavia! What with trying to take care of Dick, manage the livestock, and take care of the mansion, it all became just too much. The house fell into an alarming state of squalid decay, and the goats and chickens wondered freely in and out. The goats ate the draperies, the upholstery, and the leather-bound books, and of course they crapped all over everything. The beautiful furnishings and priceless antiques (including Robert E. Lee's cradle) moldered away as the house went to wrack and ruin.

The other two people involed in the scandel were Jennie Merrill, the murder victim, and her lover and 2nd cousin, Duncan Minor. The families of Jennie and Duncan were wealthy and socially prominent and had managed to retain their wealth inspite of hard times. Like Octavia and Dick, neither Jennie nor Duncan ever married, despite the fact that they had been lovers for many years. Because of a long-standing feud over divided loyalties in the family during the Civil War, Duncan had been threatened with disinheritance by his mother if he married his cousin Jennie.

Like Octavia, Jennie had been beautiful. But unlike Octavia, Jennie was haughty and obnoxious. In his younger days, handsome Duncan Minor could have passed for a Clark Gable look-alike. And although they were rich, both Jennie and Duncan became recluses and exhibited strange behaviors.

Jennie wrapped her entire Model T Ford in papper and burlap and string and stored it. Duncan bought shingles to repair the leaking roof of Oakland (his family mansion) but then let them rot on the ground because nails cost too much.

Although Jennie and Duncan remained apart during the day, every evening for more than 30 years he would ride his horse over to her mansion (Glenburnie) and stay until the wee small hours of the morning.

In their earlier lives, Octavia, Dick, Jennie, and Duncan had all been friends, but over the years they grew apart. Jennie's mansion was next door to that of Octavia and Dick, and Jennie, who was a crack shot, dispatched several of Octavia's goats that were devastating her flower garden. Lawsuits were filed and animosities grew.

Then in 1917, Duncan acquired the Dana mansion at a tax sale and tried unsuccessfully to evict Octavia and Dick. Octavia went to court and had Dick declared insane, and the two were saved from eviction because the law stated that "infants and persons judged insane" could not be deprived of their property for failure to pay taxes.

There was definitely bad blood between the two couples.

On the night of August 4th, 1932, Duncan rode over for his evening tryst with Jennie. Jennie, however, was nowhere to be found, and there was a trail of blood leading out of the house. About 8 pm that evening, the local jail received a call: "You better come quick. I'm afraid something terrible has happened." It was thought that Duncan was the caller.

A party of law enforcement officers and prominent citizens formed and conducted an all-night search for Jennie. No trace of her was found except for her bedroom slippers spattered with blood and her bloody hair combs. There was a .32 caliber pistol ball in the window facing of the dining room and strange bloody handprints on the wall that looked like they had been made by someone with a crippled right hand. Finally at 5:30 am with the first rays of dawn, Jennie's bullet-riddled body was found in a thicket about one hundred yards from her house.

While the search was going on, Sheriff C.P. "Book" Roberts, who like everyone else was aware of the animosity between the two couples, went over to Glenwood to question Octavia and Dick. They acknowledged to the sheriff that they had heard noises over at Glenburnie, but protested their innocence.

However, the sheriff thought that Octavia seemed too blasè about the whole affair. And as if to further seal their guilt, Roberts found Dick upstairs washing a bloody shirt by the light of a kerosene lamp. Dick protested that the blood on the shirt was from a pig that had been slaughtered earlier. Roberts loaded the pair up and took them both to the Adams County jail for further interrogation. [NOTE: After the shirt was sent off for analysis, it was found that the blood was indeed from an animal and not human.]

Jennie's funeral was on August 6th 1932, and when her will was probated within that week, it was learned that she had left her lover, Duncan, with all her worldly goods - $250,000 in cash, her mansion Glenburnie, and two large plantations in Louisiana. Duncan became a suspect, but he was not charged.

Headlines about this high-society murder and its shocking cast of characters splashed across newspapers and magazines around the world. Readers were aghast at the "lifestyles of the rich and famous" eccentric recluses of Natchez.

The Chief of Police at Pine Bluff, Arkansas had read the headlines, and on Sunday night, August 7th he made a dramatic phone call to the Natchez sheriff. He informed the sheriff that on the night of August 6th, a policeman in Pine Bluff had shot and killed a man named George Pearl when Pearl had pulled a gun.

The pistol Pearl was carrying at the time of his death was a .32 caliber one, and according to papers found on his body, he had been in Natchez recently.

Two deptuties were dispatched to Pine Bluff to pick up the pistol, and the gun along with bullets recovered from the crime were turned over to Maurice B. O'Neill, a widely recognized crimonologist from New Orleans.

After the gun and bullets had been sent off, attempts were made to bring Octavia and Dick to trial. However, the pitiful pair elicited a swelling wave of sympathy, and although 600 jurors were called, prosecuting attorneys could not get a jury to hear the case. Finally, Ed Ratcliff, a prominent Natchez attorney, was able to secure their release from jail.

By this time, the criminolgist's lab verified that the gun in Pearl's possession was indeed the murder weapon. Additionally Emily Burns, owner of a rooming house in Natchez finally admitted after a grueling interrogation that she had accompanied Pearls (who was rooming at her establishment at the time) over to Jennie's to "ask" her for money.

Jennie went for her pistol, and Pearls shot her.

Pearl's body was held for burial until fingerprints cold be obtained, and lo and behold, it was discovered that not only did his fingerprints match those found inside Glenburnie, he also had a crippled right hand like Dick Dana. Authorities were now satisfied that the strange bloody handprints on the wall had been made by Pearls and not Dick.

The case was closed in November of 1932.

And now, "the rest of the story":

Emily Burns was convicted as an accomplice to murder and sentenced to the Mississipppi State Penitentiary. In 1940, she was pardoned by Governor Paul B. Johnson, and she returned to Natchez to live.

Duncan Minor emerged from his shell and used his inheritance from Jennie Merrill to purchase a new car to travel about for pleasure, going at least once to the Kentucky Derby. At his death in 1939, he returned the remainder of his inheritance to Jennie's side of the family.

Octavia Dockery and Dick Dana put their notoriety to good use. For 25¢ per person, the hundreds of curious visitors that came to gawk at them could get inside the Glenwood grounds. For 25¢ more, they could get inside the house. Octavia read her poetry to the crowds, Dick gave off-kilter classical piano concerts, and "special souvenirs" could be purchased.

Dick Dana died in 1948 as a result of pneumonia and asthma, and Octavia Dockery lived on alone at Goat Castle until her death in April of 1949.

Even before the deaths of Dick and Octavia, people in the area began to avoid the thicket of woods between Glenburnie and Glenwood. It was believed that the area was haunted by Jennie Merrill’s ghost, still seeking vengeance for her murder. Numerous reports of her apparition stated that she was seen barefoot, wearing a bloody blue dress and darting among the trees. Sometimes her moans and wails could be heard above the sounds of Dick’s disturbing music. It was said that his piano grew louder as he tried to drown out the sounds of his former friend’s mournful cries.

In October of 1949, Octavia's out-of-town cousins auctioned off the contents of the ruined mansion and took in about $15,000. Finally in 1955, Goat Castle, abandoned and horribly neglected, was torn down to make way for a subdivision.

After Dick and Octavia died, the sinister tales of the haunted woods intensified. Those who trespassed there claimed to often see the ghost of Octavia wandering about the place. She was sometimes described as wearing a calico dress and a straw hat and at other times, as a young beauty in a fine Paris gown. The ghostly sightings were sometimes followed by the strains of piano music, clumsy sounds like notes being played by a crippled hand.

As time passed, the stories of the ghosts died with the legends, and Goat Castle was all but forgotten. The tales of Jennie’s spirit persisted however. In the 1980’s, an owner of Glenburnie reported hearing a disembodied voice call to her repeatedly. She also told of unseen hands that continuously undid electrical work that was being performed during the restoration of the house. Some believe that perhaps Jennie’s aversion to electricity and modern life manifested itself from beyond the grave!

Jennie Merrill's home, Glenburnie, still stands today. Privately owned and beautifully restored and lovingly cared for, it can be toured during the Natchez Spring and Fall Pilgrimages.

Yaryalitsa
18.03.2008, 16:17
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The Philandering Husband - Fagan Bourland
Fagan Bourland (1862 -1952)
Forest Park Cemetery - Fort Smith, Arkansas

He was elected to serve FOUR terms as Mayor of Fort Smith, Arkansas in spite of the scandal.

Illicit Love, Murder, Scandal, and a Century of Mistaken Identity

Fagan Bourland was a successful young businessman of considerable property in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Sometime around 1895, he became wildly infatuated with the beautiful Maude Avery Allen. The scandel first became public when Maude's husband sued Fagan for $10,000.00 for alienating his wife's affections.

In vain Fagan's wife, Julia Bailey Bourland, had tried upon several occasions to break up the liasion but had failed. In 1895, Julia caught her husband in Maude's room at a boarding house (conveniently located across the street from Fagan's store) and had shot at Maude, and missed.

Then in June of 1896, Julia, having learned that Fagan had an assignation to go riding with Maude, disguised herself as a Negress, and laid in wait for the pair. When Maude came up, Julia struck her over the head several times with a pistol and fired three shots at her. Two of the shots went wild, but one entered Maude's abdomen. During the scuffle, Fagan tried to separate the women, and the pistol was accidently discharged, the bullet grazing his leg.

The Van Buren Press reported: "The scene in the street just after the shooting was most effecting. Mrs Bourland with her arms clasped about her husbands neck sobbed hysterically, 'Fagan, darling, I love you! I did it all for you! I did not shoot at you! I love you too well for that!'" Julia surrendered herself to the Chief of Police, who immediately released her on her own recognizance.

Upon her recovery, Maude left Fort Smith, but returned a short time later and bold as brass renewed her relations with Fagan. Julia was distraught. On April 22, 1897 she again armed herself and went to Maude's room to await her return. As soon as Maude walked though the door, Julia nailed her, and when Maude left Fort Smith after this encounter, it was as a corpse in the baggage car of the Santa Fe Railroad. As soon as her remains arrived in Independence, Kansas, they were taken immediately to the Mt. View Cemetery.

Public sympathy was on the side of Julia Bailey Bourland, and she was later acquitted by a jury.

Now here is where the case of mistaken identity comes in. It was a well known and publicized fact at the time that Maude's body had been shipped to Kansas. But somehow, over the years, people forgot, and the legend grew up that a mysterious grave in Oak Cemetery was the grave of Fagan's mistress.

Located in a small plot within the confines of a beautiful wrought iron fence, the grave is marked with a simple tombstone bearing the cryptic inscription "Sweet Woman" and nothing else. Fagan, it was believed, had quietly arranged for Maude to be buried there and because of the scandal had not put her name on the tombstone.

It was only a few years ago that the real identity of the lady buried in the mysterious grave was discovered. Sue Clark of Natural Dam, Arkansas, who spent over four years researching Oak Cemetery and its residents, as well as the records of Birnie Funeral Home discovered that the occupant of the grave is Laurine E. Tabor, the wife of a wealthy bank president.

The Fort Smith Elevator in its death notices of September 9, 1887 states:

"Mrs. Laurine E. Tabor, aged 35 years and eleven months, died at her home in this city on Friday morning last, after a long illness. The immediate cause of her death being softening of the brain. Her funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended. Deceased was the wife of B.H. Tabor, President of the American National Bank of this city and daughter of M.H. Oliver of Eureka,Mississippi. She was removed to this city with her husband about six years ago, and here resided until July 1886, when Mr. Tabor removed to Birmingham, Alabama, where they resided some nine months, and then returned here to reside permanently. She leaves four children. Mr. Tabor has the sympathy of many friends in his sad berevement."

Ms. Clark also made the surprising discovery that the plot contains not one but TWO burials. The other grave is unmarked and contains the remains of little eight-year old Nellie Tabor who died on April 27, 1898. Perhaps Nellie is Mr. Tabor's daughter by a subsequent marriage or liason as Laurine would have already been dead for several years at the time Nellie was born.

Other interesting facts in the story:

On September 25,1897, the Van Buren Press reported:
"For the killing of Maude Allen by Mrs. Fagan Bourland on the 22nd day of last April, the
plantiffs, the mother and sister of Maude Allen, are suing Bourland for $25,000.00, believing they are entitled to that amount of money. It is claimed that Maude had been in the habit of sending home as much as $20.00 per month, and this fact is dwelt upon in the complaint. It is said that Mr. Bourland isn't concerned about having to pay it."

Fagan Bourland went on to be elected to FOUR terms as the Mayor of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Evidently, the murder and scandal had no effect upon his political career.

Julia and Fagan never divorced. They are buried side by side in Forrest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas as "Mother" and "Father." A son is buried to the immediate left of Julia, and another son is buried to the immediate right of Fagan. Grandchildren and other descendants are buried at their feet.

Julia died in 1941, and in 1946 Fagan gave $21,000.00 to the First Methodist Church of Fort Smith, Arkansas for the construction of a 26 tubular Memorial Carillon and Tower in honor of his wife. The carillion to this day still rings out beautiful hymns on Sundays.

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THE GRAVE OF TYRONE POWER
in Hollywood, California

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THE GRAVE OF DIRECTOR CECIL B. DEMILLE
in Hollywood, California

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THE GRAVE OF DON ADAMS
[star of TV's "Get Smart"]
in Hollywood, California

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The grave of
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. & DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR.
in Hollywood, California

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Jimi Hendrix
Memorial

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Edward Kennedy Ellington - Duke Ellington
b. April 29, 1899 - d. May 24,1974

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McKinley Morganfield - Muddy Waters
b. April 4, 1915 - d. April 30,1983

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Ruphus E. Case

Ruphus E. Case wanted to be buried in his rocking chair facing his home state of Louisiana.
The story is told that his child, or grandchild, had died before him and he wanted to be buried in his rocking chair beside the child.

To accommodate his wishes he was placed in his rocking chair next to the child�s grave, but above ground. Then a brick structure was built around Mr. Case and the child's grave.

It is told that prior to the renovation of this grave, the bricks had crumbled very badly and if you had a flashlight you could look through cracks and see Mr. Case's remains sitting in his rocking chair.

Thanks to the Cemetery Association's efforts many graves are being preserved.

The first Angels on the Bluffs Tour, in 2000, generated funds that were used to maintain the cemetery grounds, brick structures, metal fences and monuments.

Pictured is the Case monument before and after restoration, which was accomplished in 2001.

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Turning Angel

This beautiful angel monument is overlooking five headstones, each with the same date of death.

On March 14, 1908 there was a HUGE explosion at the Natchez Drug Company, which was a five story brick structure located at the corner of Main and South Union Street cattycorner from the Natchez Cathedral. The explosion was so massive it totally destroyed the five story building killing numerous people including the businesses employees that were working at the time.

The explosion put the drug company out of business, but the owner of the Natchez Drug Company was so devastated that he purchased a lot to bury his employees and he purchased this angel monument to place at their gravesite. His youngest employee was 12 years old.

This monument is now referred to as "The Turning Angel" because at night when cars drive by on Cemetery Road their headlights shine upon the monument and to some it appears to turn as their car passes by.

This is just one of the many stories of people buried at the Natchez City Cemetery.

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Broadband Beyond the Grave

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