|Death: ||1841, USA|
As the English poet John Keats (1795-1821) lay dying and destitute, his brother George Keats (1797-1841) had his funds tied up in Louisville investments. He made a fortune in lumber, shipping, flour, and real estate only to lose it, too. His Greek Revival house on Walnut Street, later used by Hampton College and the Elks’ Club, now is the site of Hilliard Lyons’ headquarters. Reinterred 1879.
Keat’s widow married Jon Jeffery (1817-1881) who designed the monument. He had replaced Gideon Shryock as city architect and built Gas Works in Louisville, Cincinnati, Havana and elsewhere.
Georgiana Augusta Wylie Jeffrey (1798 - 1879)*
Cave Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 0 - Lot 73
Created by: Marigay
Record added: Aug 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7765538
Added: May. 1, 2011
Beautiful, beautiful cross erected in your honor and by your grave!|
Added: May. 17, 2010
"...Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song; nor ever can those trees be bare.."From Ode to A Grecian Urn written by your loving brother, John Keats...how he would have wanted to see you one more time as he lay dying so young and fa...(Read more)|
Added: May. 8, 2010