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Kenosha in Kenosha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John McCaffery Burial Site

 
 
John McCaffery Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 16, 2010
1. John McCaffery Burial Site Marker
Inscription.  John McCaffary was hanged in Kenosha on August 21, 1851, for the murder of his wife and buried here in an unmarked grave. Public outrage over his execution resulted in legislation that abolished the death penalty in Wisconsin on July 12, 1853.
 
Erected 2001 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 465.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 34.393′ N, 87° 49.303′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Marker can be reached from 7th Avenue 0.2 miles from 66th Street. Marker is located on the west side of Green Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6604 7th Avenue, Kenosha WI 53143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Bullen (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Michael Frank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kenosha Veterans Memorial
John McCaffery Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 16, 2010
2. John McCaffery Burial Site Marker
South side of two sided marker
(about 700 feet away); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lovell G.A.R. Post 230 Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kemper Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Durkee Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Orson Welles (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
 
John McCaffery Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 16, 2010
3. John McCaffery Burial Site Marker
North side of two sided marker.
John McCaffery Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, November 16, 2010
4. John McCaffery Burial Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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