Talk:Mary Ellis grave

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so there's a cemetery in a movie theater parking lot? what's so special about it or the people buried there that kept it from being paved over? -- stubblyhead | T/c 18:02, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Its a geography stub. It doesn't have to be any more special than your hometown. Thats what the New Jersey Geography Wikiproject is for.

I'm not debating it's relevance or notability. just curious what made loew's care enough to leave it be. -- stubblyhead | T/c 15:27, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Ohhhhhhhh! sorry. My apologies. It was part of the pact to develop the land that was her home. They knocked down the home, but kept the grave in the back in the grass. The land became a Flea Market for about 20 years, and that was finally sold to Sony for the theater. They regraded the land in the back for a new parking lot and the grave ended up 7 feet above the lot in the middle of the new parking lot.

There is an unsubstantiated rumor from Callinectes of that Mary Ellis served as the inspiration for the 1972 pop song "Brandy" written by Elliot Lurie and recorded by the band Looking Glass. perhaps a bit far fetched, also General Anthony Walton White (1750-1803) is sited in his entry as buried in the grounds of Christ Church Episcopal Churchyard in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Richardsidler (talk) 20:46, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

I just found this page whilst skimming articles. I believe there was a Weird New Jersey book a few years back, which tells the whole story in considerably more detail than what is found here. My copy is in storage, so I can't help you out right now.RadioKAOS (talk) 14:56, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Date of death, Mary Ellis[edit]

All of the dates of Mary Ellis' death in this article are inconsistent and confusing:

  • The lead paragraph (parenthetically) states that she died in 1827, as does the caption of the photo.
  • The New York Times article cited in Footnote (currently #5) states that she died in 1826.
  • The grave marker in the photograph indicates a death date of 1828 (or perhaps 1829) ... it's somewhat blurred and hard to read ... but it does not at all look like 1826 or 1827.

Can someone who knows the actual accurate date please fix all of these inconsistencies ... or, at least, explain them within the article? Thanks. (Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 19:20, 8 June 2011 (UTC))

Section moved without substantial change from Talk:Mary Ellis (spinster) following a merge, as the dates still need to be checked. --Mirokado (talk) 21:22, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
The photo of the gravestone in Findagrave clearly shows 1828 (perhaps this is now a better photo than previously). The Findagrave text still says 1827 but I will assume that is a typo, update the article to say 1828 and add a note that sources are in disagreement. --Mirokado (talk) 22:06, 14 April 2012 (UTC)