Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Tombstone Tuesday - Marie Laveau
Marie Catherine Laveau Born September 10, 1801 (some have it as 1794) New Orleans Louisiana USA and departed this world June 16, 1881 is buried in a mausoleum in St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans LA. The illegitimate child of Charles Laveau, a wealthy white planter and Marguerite Darcantrel, a Creole and free person of color, Marie is best known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - the third generation to practice the art.
Bio of Marie Catherine Laveau: http://www.strangehistory.org/cms/index.php/archive21/55-marie-catherine-laveau-voodoo-queen-of-new-orleans-september-10-1801-june-15-1881