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101 years after she was laid to rest, Mollie Woodruff gets headstone

By Published: May 22, 2019 5:08 PM CT
<strong>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s been talked about through the decades,&rdquo; Elena Williams, president of the Memphis chapter of the&nbsp;<span>Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities</span>, said of a headstone for Mollie Woodruff. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s been some speculation that maybe that&rsquo;s why Mollie&rsquo;s soul hasn&rsquo;t been at rest, because her grave was never marked.&rdquo; On Sunday, May 19, Woodruff received the headstone, 101 years after she was laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

“It’s been talked about through the decades,” Elena Williams, president of the Memphis chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, said of a headstone for Mollie Woodruff. “There’s been some speculation that maybe that’s why Mollie’s soul hasn’t been at rest, because her grave was never marked.” On Sunday, May 19, Woodruff received the headstone, 101 years after she was laid to rest in Elmwood Cemetery. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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