Mayor Forsythe Lying in State

Mayor Forsythe’s coffin – 1914

The above photo is from the collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library’s Genealogy and Special Collections Department. It shows the coffin and funeral offerings for Mayor Andrew Alexander Forsythe lying in state in Monroe’s City Hall. Mayor Forsythe had passed away on September 29, 1914. He was buried in a lavish ceremony in Monroe’s Old City Cemetery.

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