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Gracie Watson
Birth: Jul. 10, 1883
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1889
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Folk Figure. Born the only child of W.J. And Frances Watson in Savannah, Georgia. Her father was the resident manager of the well known Pulaski House Hotel where she grew up. Apparently a charming and precocious child, she was popular with the guests, utilizing them as her playmates and the hotel as her playground. She developed pneumonia at the age of six, succumbing at Easter time, to the devastation of her parents. She was buried at the family plot in Bonaventue cemetery where initially, her grave was marked by a standard tombstone. Her father was said to have sunk into depression, leaving Pulaski House, and then eventually Savannah, but he commissioned a sculpture of Grace from John Walz, a local artist who worked from a photograph of the girl. The result was a life-size sculpture of the child that was placed at her grave. The grave became a tourist draw, and had to be surrounded by an iron fence. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Wales J Watson (1856 - 1919)
  Margaret Frances Watson (1856 - 1913)
Bonaventure Cemetery
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Lot 98 Section E
GPS (lat/lon): 32.04441, -81.05
Created by: PME
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5743256
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God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
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