Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Peaslee Sphinx
The Peaslee family plot, located in Louisville's Cave Hill Cemetery, always commands attention with its huge Sphinx replica. The Peaslee Sphinx can be clearly seen on Google Maps here.
Although I'm fuzzy on the genealogy of it all, the Peaslees buried here are related to Louisville's former mayor Charles Rowland Peaslee Farnsley. Farnsley is also buried in Cave Hill, but this plot contains Ella Harper Harbeson Peaslee, Eleanora Harbeson Peaslee, and Charles Rowland Peaslee. This Charles Rowland, however, is neither Mayor Farnsley (who was born in 1907), nor is it Charles Rowland Peaslee Harbeson, who was born in 1910 and died in 1912.
Mayor Farnsley's much more modest grave can be seen here.