Doc Holliday "Doc" Holliday Final Resting Place? historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Doc Holliday "Doc" Holliday Final Resting Place? historical marker
Creator:
Massar, Todd
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Spalding County
Holliday, John Henry, 1851-1887
Location:
United States, Georgia, Spalding County, Griffin, 33.2467807, -84.2640904
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin
Text of marker: "DOC HOLLIDAY. "Doc" Holliday Final Resting Place? During his adventures out West, "Doc" Holliday received a notorious reputation as a gambler and a gunfighter. When speaking of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp reportedly stated, "I found him a loyal friend and good company. He was a dentist whom necessity had made a gambler; a gentleman whom disease had made a vagabond." In reality, he was a dying man, and nothing could be done to extend his life. John Henry "Doc" Holliday died November 8, 1887 at the age of 36 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado from consumption (tuberculosis). Years earlier, the same disease claimed the lives of his mother Alice Jane and adopted brother Francisco Edalgo (born Hidalgo). Local lore claims that after hearing of his son's death, Doc's father Henry Holliday traveled from Valdosta westward to Colorado. Legend continues that Henry brought "Doc" back to Griffin to be buried in his hometown. This unmarked plot has been identified by some Holliday historians as the possible burial site of John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Additionally, some believe that the second unmarked grave belongs to Henry Holliday who wished to be placed in eternal rest next to his son despite their estranged relationship. Placed here with permission of the Hopkins Family."
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_doc-holliday-final-resting-place
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_doc-holliday-final-resting-place
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
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