Thursday, March 13, 2008

Obituary of James Monroe

This is rather amusing – you can check out the obituary of James Monroe at this site. It is rather short when you think he was a President! What I found interesting was that inside of talking about Monroe’s life, it described the funeral instead, including the casket! Monroe was first put in a leaden coffin and then that was put into a mahogany coffin with a silver plate with an inscription that read:

James Monroe
Of Virginia
Died 4th July 1831
Aged 74 years

Again notice it doesn't even list that he was President.

2 comments:

June said...

How very strange!

Scott said...

It also does not say that he was Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and Governor of Virginia.

A great person does not need more than his name to identify him. The observer will know who it is.