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 Florence Irene Ford

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Florence Irene Ford

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."

[Other biographical information provided by CemeteryRose.]


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Sacred to the Memory of
Florence Irene
Daughter of
Washington & Ellen H
Ford

As bright and affectionate a Daughter
as ever God with his Image blest.


  • Created by: NatalieMaynor
  • Added: 22 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18023522
  • SherryG
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florence Irene Ford (3 Sep 1861–30 Oct 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18023522, citing Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by NatalieMaynor (contributor 46770385) .