Grave of Lincoln's chiropodist discovered at Highgate Cemetery
PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 March 2013
Researchers at Highgate Cemetery claim to have uncovered the grave of Abraham Lincoln's chiropodist.
Researchers at Highgate Cemetery claim to have uncovered the grave of Abraham Lincoln’s chiropodist.
Dr Issachar Zacharie was said to be the most favoured family visitor at the White House, valued by the former president not only for his skills but also as a sounding board for the opinions of the Jewish community in America.
The discovery was made as researchers drew up a new map for visitors plotting the last resting places of the likes of Karl Marx, TV presenter Jeremy Beadle and author Douglas Adams.
Dr Ian Dungavell, chief executive of Highgate Cemetery, said: “Zacharie’s connection with Lincoln is fascinating, and especially topical just now. We’re always keen to celebrate the exceptional achievements of people buried here at Highgate Cemetery.”
“People know us for Karl Marx, but this is a place to reflect on all those who have gone before us, famous or not.”
Dr Zacharie died while living at an address in Mayfair and was credited as being founder of the Masonic Order of the Secret Monitor. He is buried in the East Cemetery near a piano memorial, commemorating classical pianist William Thornton.
The map has been produced to coincide with the introduction of new entree prices for visitors from tomorrow (March 1).
Dr Dungavell added: “We don’t expect to see Daniel Day-Lewis round here, but you never know.”