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 Jonathan Reed

Jonathan Reed

Birth
Death 1905 (aged 77–78)
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Whispering Grove, opposite the Garden Mausoleum
Memorial ID 19991 · View Source
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Mr. Reed built the tomb for his wife, who died in 1893, and proceeded to spend the next 12 years living inside of it, only going home to his Williamsburgh mansion at night to sleep. Reed filled the tiny space inside of the tomb with his wife's favorite things from their life together, and even kept her canary in the tomb. In the tomb at 8:00 a.m. every day, Reed was a tourist attraction, and many people visited the cemetery to talk to him. He suffered a fatal stroke in 1905, inside the tomb, which is filled with his furniture, bric-a-brac, old books and a rusted birdcage.

Bio by: Joe Fodor


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jonathan Reed (1827–1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19991, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .