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.


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.