Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Francises in:
 • Fairview Cemetery
 • Boston
 • Suffolk County
 • Massachusetts
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Hattie Francis
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: 1874
New Hampshire, USA
Death: May 22, 1897
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Her Clothes Will Pay the Burial Charges

BOSTON, May 22.--Hattie Francis, a beautiful blonde of 23 years, handsomely attired, sat at a table in the most fashionable cafe in the city Thursday night. She smiled across the cloth at her escort, a well-known young man about town, and raising a glass of wine to her lips with the words "Here's to you," was about to drink.

Suddenly she turned pale and fell back in her chair, while the wine glass was shattered on the floor.

"I'm dying," she gasped. A stream of blood trickled from her lips. A surgeon was called.

"I can do nothing; she is dead," he said.

The body was taken to the city morgue. There it lies unclaimed. The dead woman had no one to call her friend and must sleep in the pottersfield. Her fine garments will be sold to pay the expense of burial. Her parents live on a New Hampshire farm.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Herald, Volume 26, Number 235, 23 May 1897, page 1. 
Fairview Cemetery
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: StephanieSN
Record added: Mar 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106051062
Hattie Francis
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Beverly Sweeney / Christine Anguzza
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service