He was thirty-five years old, a Presbyterian minister, publisher and activist.
These are pictures from a visit to the Elijah Lovejoy monument (and city cemetery), about twenty minutes away from here.
The cemetery had some of the most peculiar European names we had ever seen, some long, some short. Many of them are most likely no longer used. It also boasts of a certain serenity guarded by a few commemorative plinths overlooking the cemetery and the Mississippi river down below.