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 Laura Van <I>Mitchell</I> Kelly

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Laura Van Mitchell Kelly

  • Birth 15 Nov 1852
  • Death 29 Nov 1890
  • Burial Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 10752221

This monument to a beloved housewife and mother towers over all others in the Kosciusko City Cemetery. Mr. Kelly so loved his dear departed wife that he had this nearly 20 ft. tall monument erected so that he could view her from his home several blocks away. According to my father, W.C. Fullilove, he and other boys would take their dates to the cemetery at night, telling them, "Mrs. Kelly revolves on her pedestal at midnight." This was always a good way to get the girls to snuggle up close. Kosciusko is in Attala County, MS.


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  • Maintained by: Lisa Goss Sanders
  • Originally Created by: Jim Fullilove
  • Added: 10 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10752221
  • With Love, Colette
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Van Mitchell Kelly (15 Nov 1852–29 Nov 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10752221, citing Kosciusko City Cemetery, Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Goss Sanders (contributor 47455611) .