|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1859|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 1912|
DEATHOF MISS ELMORE RECEIVED WITH SORROW
Former Columbian, Native of This City, Passed Away in Jacksonville Monday Night
News has just been received in Columbia of the death of Miss Grace Elmore, who passed away at midnight, June 3, in Jacksonville, Florida, which city for several years pst she has made her home.
Miss Elmore by birth and lineage was part of the history of Columbia, her great grandfather being the original owner of the spot on which the city now stands, and her grandfather, Gov John Taylor, having had large possessions in Columbia and vicinity. She was the daughter of Franklin Elmore and his wife, Harriet Taylor, and was born in what used to be called Taylor Lane. She was educated partly in Charleston and partly in the famous old Barhamville school, under the care of Dr Charles Mack. While possessing a mind of unusual depth and vigor, her special talent was for music, and to complete her education in that branch no time or pains were spared.
Miss Elmore was a true woman of the type produced in South Carolina of the old days, loyal, warm-hearted, generous and staunch to the core. With all her heart she entered into the war and never spared time or money to help the cause.
She was one of the girls who organized the Young Ladies' Hospital association, whose labors resulted in the founding of the first wayside hospital. She sang with her own melodious, pathetic voice at the first concert which was given for the benefit of that institution, and throughout the whole war her labors never ceased. Herself a slave-owner, she was a kind and considerate mistress, to whom her slaves were devoted. With her own hands she ministered day and night to her ill and dying "mauma" and laid her away with Christian burial.
The State - June 5, 1912
Franklin Harper Elmore (1799 - 1850)
Harriet Chesnut Taylor Elmore (1803 - 1865)
Mary Singleton Elmore (1829 - 1839)*
Sally Cantey Elmore Taylor (1829 - 1919)*
Ellen Sophia Elmore (1832 - 1918)*
Caroline Cornelia Elmore Davidson (1835 - 1921)*
Franklin Harper Elmore (1836 - 1873)*
Harriet Chestnut Elmore (1837 - 1839)*
Mary Elizabeth Elmore Taylor (1842 - 1922)*
Albert Rhett Elmore (1843 - 1915)*
Grace Brown Elmore (1859 - 1912)
First Presbyterian Churchyard
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Anna
Originally Created by: Kelley Bean
Record added: Feb 14, 2011
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