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Josephine Rita Whelan
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Birth: 1899
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1901
District Of Columbia, USA

Rita was the daughter of Daniel J. Whalen (1863 - 1935) and Alice E. Daly (1862 - 1926). She was only 2 years old at her death.

Find-A-Grave contributor Michael Walsh has discovered the following: "I have spent countless hours at and matters of Holy Rood, a local cemetery in disrepair. Of note after many years, this memorial was recently restored and can't wait to include new photos once the weather breaks. The babies marker I literally dug out from below after a relative's photo request I was working hard to locate a year or two ago.
Still working and came across a few words written a year after her mother and daughter died she says was the same day."
In Holy Rood Cemetery,
where the trees their branches wave,
Lies my beloved mother and little Rita,
In their cold and silent grave;
But God is great, He knows what's best
His will we must obey
He has taken my two loved ones,
Home one year ago today.

Dearest mother how I miss you
Miss you more than words can tell,
Every hour and day that passes
Brings me nearer you to dwell.
How I miss her tender accents
How her love I fondly crave
When my life's work here is ended
Let me rest beside her grave.
Loved in life, in death remembered.

Family links: 
  Alice E. Daly Whalen(Whelan) (1862 - 1926)
  James Stanley Whalen (1892 - 1944)*
  Josephine Rita Whelan (1899 - 1901)
*Calculated relationship
Holy Rood Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Created by: Patrick O
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106771289
Josephine Rita Whelan
Added by: Patrick O
Josephine Rita Whelan
Added by: Michael [Randy] Walsh
Josephine Rita Whelan
Added by: Michael [Randy] Walsh
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