|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1861|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1871|
The following is quoted from the Natchez City Cemetery web site:
"Ten-year-old Florence died of yellow fever. During her short life she was extremely frightened of storms and whenever one occurred she would rush to her mother to find comfort. Upon her death her mother was so struck with grief that she had Florence's casket constructed with a glass window at the child's head. The grave was dug to provide an area, the same depth of the coffin, at the child's head, but this area had steps that would allow the mother to descend to her daughter's level so she could comfort Florence during storms. To shelter the mother during storms, hinged metal trap doors were installed over the area the mother would occupy while at her child's grave.... In the mid 1950s a concrete wall was erected at the bottom of the stairway covering the glass window of Florence's coffin to prevent vandalism."
Natchez City Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 31.57751, -91.39343
Created by: NatalieMaynor
Record added: Feb 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18023522
Added: Feb. 25, 2016
Cathy Yancy Elliott
Added: Feb. 4, 2016
Think of your child then, not as dead, but as living. Not as a flower that has withered, but one that is transplanted and touched by a divine hand. Is blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those of earth.|
Added: Jan. 21, 2016
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