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 William Jewett Pabodie

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William Jewett Pabodie

Birth
Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 17 Nov 1870 (aged 57)
Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot 248
Memorial ID 191232770 View Source
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Born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1813, he was the 8th and final child of William Pabodie, by his second wife, Jane Jewett. He was an author and a practicing lawyer, having been admitted to the bar in 1837. He had never married, and had no children. He was notably a friend of Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman and Edgar Allan Poe. Poe wrote to Pabodie in a letter dated December 4, 1848, after his visit to Providence: "On the principle of 'better late than never' I seize the first opportunity afforded me, in the midst of cares and vexations of all kinds, to write you a few words of cordial thanks for your considerate and gentlemanly attentions to me while in Providence. I do hope that you will always think of me as one of the most obliged and most devoted of your friends." According to an obituary in the New York Times dated November 20, 1870, Pabodie committed suicide by taking prussic acid. He was 57 years old.

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The stone is flat onto the ground, and beginning to sink within the earth. Weathering has made the inscription very hard to read (almost illegible), so keep an eye out for this one!

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