Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: New Orleans edition

Tomb with surnames Dunbar, Hacker and Conseil at St. Louis Cemetery #3, New Orleans, Louisiana. The family is not related to me; I just thought the tomb and the marker in French were interesting. Digital photos taken by the author in Oct. 2009. (Transcription and translation at the bottom of the post.)







Geo. W. DUNBAR.
né à North Bridgewater, Mass.
le 26 Mai 1816.
décédé à la N[ouv]elle Orleans
le 5 Juin 1878.

George W. Dunbar
born at North Bridgewater, Massachusetts
26 May 1816.
died at New Orleans
5 June 1878.

Mme G. W. DUNBAR
née CHARLOTTE ZULMEE HACKER
décédée le 7 Mars 1910
à l'âge de 88 ans.

Madame [Mrs.] G. W. Dunbar
born Charlotte Zulmée Hacker
died 7 March 1910
at the age of 88 years.

[Note: A history of North Bridgewater, Mass., found at:
http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofnorthbr02king/historyofnorthbr02king_djvu.txt
gives George's name as "George Washington Dunbar" and marriage date as 17 June 1843.
A quick Internet search lists sources that state he worked in manufacturing and his family lived on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans, and that Charlotte summered with Mr. & Mrs. Conseil at their house in Biloxi, Mississippi, c. 1906. Relatives?]

WILLIAM CONSEIL
décédée [sic] le 16 Janvier 1913.

William Conseil
died 16 January 1913. ["sic" note due to feminine form for "died" -- could it be Mrs. Conseil buried here? Just a thought.]

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