Eliza Haycraft

Death 5 Dec 1871 (aged 51)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 20, Lot 2076
Memorial ID 6216015 · View Source
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As a Madame during the Civil War years, Haycraft had a lucrative business in her house. Despite her wealth she was refused a burial plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery. After exerting pressure on the trustees, they reluctantly sold her a large plot on the condition that no tombstone or marker of any kind be placed on the lot. To this day, there is no marker and she rests alone in the 21-grave plot.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 26 Feb 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6216015
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Haycraft (14 Feb 1820–5 Dec 1871), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6216015, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .