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History: Columbia City cemetery entrance completion, 1919
When Jim ran across the accompanying old photograph of Earl Conover at the Columbia Cemetery entrance, did some research, and found some interesting background of the work
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From the Adair County News, 1919:
Entrance CompletedThe plaque in the photo reads as follows:
This entrance / erected in / 1919 / by devise of / Kizzie W. Russell
Kizziah, better known as Kizzie, (1867 -1917) was a daughter William Lee Walker. She was the widow of N.G. Murrell; the second wife of Columbia businessman J.O Russell; and a much-respected partner of some three decades in the firm of Russell & Murrell, known as Russell & Co. after her marriage to Mr. Russell in 1905.
The timing of the article, Wednesday, May 28, 1919, strongly suggests that the cemetery entrance was completed (or virtually so) in time for Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th. -"JIM"
This story was posted on 2010-10-10 10:24:56
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