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Mary Ann Bacon
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1832
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1878
Point Lookout
St. Mary's County
Maryland, USA

Mary A. Bacon, widow of Dr. (James E.) Bacon, drowned at sea on October 23, 1878. She was a passenger on the ill-fated steam boat Empress, which went down in the Chesapeake Bay off Patuxent River in a hurricane on her way down the Bay from Baltimore. There were on board 32 people; the crew and officers amounted to 21 and there were 11 passengers. About 16 people drowned. An attempt was made to get Mrs. Bacon in a yawl but the seas were too powerful and she drowned. Her tombstone stands in St. George's Episcopal Cemetery nearby and reads: "Mary Ann Bacon, w. of Dr. James Bacon 1-25-1832 - 10-23-1878." The Washington Gazette reported that the steamer was not sea-worthy, that the natural life of a wooden hull steamship is from 8 to 12 years, and that the Empress was from 38 to 40 years old. She sat very low in the water, has an old fashioned square engine, with high counter balance, a type of engine obsolete 20 years ago. It was difficult to get 20 pounds of steam kept on her, so she did not have power enough to steam an ordinary gale. See Newspaper Article - see pg 23 at http://countytimes.somd.com/archive/2009/06-jun/2009-06-25.pdf

Daughter - Florence J BACON Coppage

SOURCE:
Sarah Fitzgerald
Parish Administrator
St. George's Episcopal Church
Valley Lee, MD
27 AUG 2009 
 
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 Children:
  Florence J Bacon Coppage (1848 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
OUR DEAR MOTHER
WIFE OF DR. JAMES E. BACON
1832 JAN 25
1878 OCT 23
 
Burial:
Saint Georges Poplar Hill Episcopal Cemetery
Valley Lee
St. Mary's County
Maryland, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.19535, -76.52082
 
Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Sep 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41611022
Mary Ann Bacon
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Mary Ann Bacon
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Mary Ann Bacon
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