A Tombstone Reference

In New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery, there’s a tombstone with a strange inscription. It wasn’t a witty verse or even an inspirational quote. Instead, it only contained this odd line, “See Louisiana Reports, 1905, Page 39.” The tomb belongs to a lady who was lost at sea, but the Louisiana Supreme Court instructed her will executors to build the tomb regardless.

Her executors vehemently objected but the Supreme Court overruled their objection. So, in the end, they had no choice but to follow the court ruling. Nonetheless, the executors had the last word as they had the grave marked in such a way to show exactly why it was erected.

Reference

The Des Moines Register, January 24, 1954

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