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Abba May Alcott Nieriker
Birth: Jul. 26, 1840
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1879

Literary Figure, Artist. Mainly known as "May", she was the fourth and youngest Alcott daughter. Most know her as the model for the beautiful and artistic Amy in "Little Women". Dubbed "Little Raphael" by her family, she taught art and sold decorative pieces. Studying abroad in Europe, one of her pieces was admitted into the prestigious French salon in 1877. She was quoted as saying: "Who would have imagined such good fortune and so strong proof that Lu does not monopolize the Alcott talent. Ha! Ha!, sister, this is the first feather plucked from your cap!" The following year in 1878, she married Swiss businessman and musician Ernest Nieriker. They lived in Meudon, a suburb of Paris, where she gave birth to Louisa May (Lulu) in 1879. She died six weeks later, and had requested that Lulu be sent to live with Louisa May, who would care for her. Although she is buried in Paris, the Alcott family placed a cenotaph for her alongside her sister Elizabeth, who was buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in 1858.

 (bio by: Abigailworm) 
 
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 Parents:
  Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)
  Abigail May Alcott (1800 - 1877)
 
 Children:
  Louisa May Nieriker Rasim (1879 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Bronson Alcott Pratt (1831 - 1893)*
  Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)*
  Elizabeth Sewall Alcott (1835 - 1858)*
  Abba May Alcott Nieriker (1840 - 1879)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery *
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: Abigailworm
Record added: Apr 29, 2003
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