Shreveport's Historic Oakland Cemetery: Spirits of Pioneers and Heroes

Shreveport's Historic Oakland Cemetery: Spirits of Pioneers and Heroes

by Cheryl White, Gary D. Joiner


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Nearly as old as the city itself, Oakland Cemetery is one of Shreveport's most significant historical landmarks. Notable residents were laid to rest here as early as 1842. In a mass grave lie nearly eight hundred victims of a virulent yellow fever epidemic that struck the city in 1873. Others interred include Annie McCune, the famous Shreveport madam who operated a brothel in the city's red-light district, as well as hundreds of Civil War soldiers, city founders and the first African American physician, Dr. Dickerson Alphonse Smith. Some souls are said to haunt the grounds still. Join authors Gary D. Joiner and Cheryl White and discover some of Shreveport's oldest stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626198388
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Series: Landmarks
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,261,741
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gary D. Joiner, PhD, is a professor of history and the History and Social Science department chair at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He received a BA in history and geography as well as an MA in history from Louisiana Tech University and a PhD in history from St. Martin's College, Lancaster University. He is the author or editor of twenty-one books, numerous articles and technical reports and served as a consultant for the Associated Press, C-SPAN and the History Channel among others.

Cheryl H. White, PhD, is an assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University at Shreveport and is the author of numerous articles and encyclopedia entries and the recipient of numerous teaching awards. A member of the board of directors of the Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society, she works to expand community interest in history, founding reading groups and facilitating fundraisers for some of Shreveport's most endangered sites. This is her third co-authored book with The History Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Alexander John Boarman 15

Jacob Bodenheimer 19

Alary Bennett Cane 23

Amanda Arnell Clark and Dr. Dickerson Alphonse Smith (Mother and Son) 27

Lawrence Pike Grain 31

Moses H. Crowell 35

Adah Vinson DcLay 37

Bartholomew Egan 39

Claiborne Lee Foster 41

Captain James Martin Foster 45

John Gray Foster 49

William Walton George 53

Nathan Goldkind 55

John Lee Gooch 57

James Madison Hollingsworth 59

Thomas P Hotelikiss 63

John N. Howell 65

Benjamin Jacobs 69

Edward Jacobs 73

Roland Jones 77

Isaac Kami 79

William Kinney 83

Thomas Thompson Land 85

John Morgan Landrum 87

Albert Harris Leonard 91

Captain Simon Levy Jr. 95

Samuel Levy 99

Lafayette Robert Logan 103

Colonel Leon Dawson Marks 107

Annie McCune 111

Reuben Neil McKellar 115

James V Nolan 119

Genevieve Penick 121

Julia Sparke Rule 125

Colonel William Rabun Shivers 129

Richard and Zachary Taylor 131

Reverend George Tucker 133

Richard Tucker Vinson 137

Colonel Samuel J. Ward 141

Lieutenant Eugene Augustus Woodruff 145

Yellow Fever Mound 149

Appendix: Timeline of Significant Events in Historic Oakland Cemetery 155

Notes 177

About the Authors 191

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