Friday, November 26, 2010

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Tombstone Error in Danville East Cemetery (1936)

An item found in The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 4, 1936 - page 8, column 2:

While attending the Memorial [Day] services at the [Danville] East cemetery, Sunday afternoon, our attention was called to an old grave stone that bore a strange legend. The inscription read "Lutitia Melogue, born June 7, 1827; died July 29, 1818." Thus she died nine years before she was born. Later, someone had taken a nail and tried to make a 4 out of the 1, to make the date of her death read 1848, but without much success.

No comments:

Post a Comment