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 Louise <I>Roope</I> Griswold

Louise Roope Griswold

Birth
New York, USA
Death Nov 1923 (aged 79–80)
New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 13241, Section 112
Memorial ID 13016459 · View Source
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Born abt. 1843, Louise married Stephen M. Griswold and they are known to have had one son, Frederic Jerome Griswold (b. about 1857). A source says they also had four other children: Stephen M., Jr., David, George, and W. A, but no evidence of these children has been found in census records.
In 1867 Stephen and Louise embarked on a trip to Europe on an English steamer from New York City. They arrived in Liverpool and toured England, including London where they saw Queen Victoria and her children. After several days in England, the Griswolds crossed the English channel and toured France and Switzerland. They crossed the Alps into Italy and traveling down to Naples, met up with a party of "pilgrims" leaving for the Holy Land on the steamer Quaker City, the first trans-Atlantic American cruise. A fellow passenger, Mark Twain, was hired to go along and send back articles about the journey. These articles were later compiled into Innocents Abroad, his first best-seller that jump-started his career. Many passengers on this voyage became characters in Twain's book, and it is said Louise's husband was not written about favorably by Twain. Louise kept her own journal of the journey, and after returning was encouraged by friends to publish it. Called "A Woman's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land", it is a log of the places and people encountered. It was published in 1872 and Stephen submitted a copy to the Library of Congress. Stephen worked as a jeweler and was elected to the New York State Senate, representing the 3rd district during 1886-1887.


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  • Created by: Paul S.
  • Added: 13 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13016459
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise Roope Griswold (1843–Nov 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13016459, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Paul S. (contributor 18204635) .