Deborah Ferrand died of measles in 1890. Heartbroken, her father, Horace, sent her photograph to an artist in Italy and commissioned an angel in her likeness to be made of Carrara marble.
The "little angel" of Evergreen Cemetery exerts a strange pull over those who wander by. The lifelike face has eyes that seem to follow you. Although Deborah lived only eight years, the angel has been around for 116 years, surviving moves across the country and vandalism.
Mr. Ferrand is buried next to his daughter, his wife Annie, and several other family members in Evergreen Cemetery.
The Monroe News-Star
Monday, July 12, 1909
Page 5, Column 4
Horace Ferrand Dead
Mr. Horace Ferrand, for many years a resident of Caldwell parish, Louisiana, but well known in Monroe, died at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., yesterday from a stroke of apoplexy. Telegrams announcing the death were received by Father L. Enaut and Mr. T. G. Easterling this morning. The funeral services will take place in Colorado Springs. There are many relatives and friends of the Ferrand family in and near Monroe, who will regret to hear of Mr. Ferrand's death.
Alfred Ferrand (1805 - 1877)
Louise Landerneau Ferrand (1809 - 1880)
Annie Eliza Filhiol Ferrand (1857 - 1936)*
Eugene A. Ferrand (1880 - 1939)*
Deborah Tufts Ferrand (1882 - 1890)*
Note: Father of Deborah Tufts Ferrand, husband of Annie Ferrand
El Paso County
Created by: AW
Record added: Sep 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15714581
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