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Mary, 1849-1850

By Cathy Callopy

This small grave is for Mary G. Dinsmoor, the granddaughter of Silas and Mary Dinsmoor. her mother was Eugenia Wadsworth Dinsmoor (who accompanied the family from Louisiana as a tutor) and Thomas H. W. Dinsmoor. Young Mary, or Molly as she was called by the family, died before she reached the age of two. Falling into the fireplace of the dining room, it is believed she gashed her head and died from an infected wound. A small part of her hair was cut and placedin a brooch to remember her since there were no photographs of the little girl.

mary.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/02 10:57 by kmullikin