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Mary Tayloe Key
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: May 23, 2017
Caption: Mary Tayloe Key
Additional Description:
This Stone
marks the grave where the
wife of Francis Scott Key
Mary Tayloe Key
Born May 26, 1781
Died May 18, 1859

was buried before removal to
the crypt beside her husband
on May 18, 1898

Original Mt. Olivet headstone stored in the basement of the Francis Scott Key Memorial Chapel. The wording was expanded in 1898 when Mrs. Key's body was moved to her husband's monument. (The original words are in bold above.)
Submitted: June 8, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p384986
File Size: 1.925 Megabytes

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