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 William “King” Solomon

William “King” Solomon

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 1854 (aged 78–79)
Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section A Lot 48
Memorial ID 12159 · View Source
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Hero of the 1833 Cholera plague.

A man who performed so honorably and courageously digging graves for those who died during the cholera plague, when others would no.

James Lane Allen included King Solomon's story in his novel "Flute and Violin", published in 1891. King Solomon's portrait still hangs in the Bullock-Bodley House in Lexington.


Inscription

Hero of 1833 CHOLERA PLAQUE

"For Had He Not a Royal Heart?"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12159
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “King” Solomon (1775–1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12159, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .