February 14, 2017

The Garcías at Pére-Lachaise

Last summer, I visited the tomb of Manuel García I (1775-1832) at Pére-Lachaise, Paris, which can be found right across the path from the tomb of his daughter-in-law Eugenie (née Mayer) García. Whether this was by design or not is not clear. However, one suspects design if only because Eugenie's tomb is inscribed with "Madam García." Curiously, Manuel's son—Manuel García II (1805-1806)—underwent a separation from Eugenie Mayer García in 1848. Leaving Paris for London, Manuel spent the rest of his life there and remarried after Eugenie died in 1880.

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