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 Mary E. <I>Gould</I> Reed

Mary E. Gould Reed

Connecticut, USA
Death 17 Mar 1893 (aged 57–58)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Whispering Grove, opposite the Garden Mausoleum
Memorial ID 19992 · View Source
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Mary Reed's husband built the tomb for her. When Mary died in 1893, he 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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  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19992
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary E. Gould Reed (1835–17 Mar 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19992, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .