Monday, May 19, 2014

Potters Resting in Richmond, VA, Hollywood Cemetery

I was lucky enough to be able to visit a second time to Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. The name derives from the many holly bushes and trees on the site. Opened in 1849, many notables from the history of the South rest there. In the President's Circle (above) is the gravesite of President James Monroe.

Many folks of humble origin and service are buried there too. Amazingly, there are only five Potter persons resting there......... out of all those thousands! I was surprised. They are:

May Handy Potter, died age 86, buried 5 Jun 1952
Mary D. Potter (Mrs. Benj. J.), died age 54, buried 24 Mar 1937, last residence was Atlanta, GA
Hazeltine Wattson Potter (Mrs. S.B.), died aged 83, buried 26 Mar 1982.
Ben. J. Potter, buried 12 Nov 1913
Eva Landrum Potter (Mrs. Jas.), died age 81, buried 7 Jan 1938, lived at 2509 W. Grace St.

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