Annmary <I>Brown</I> Hawkins

Annmary Brown Hawkins

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 4 Jan 1903 (aged 65)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 21257608 · View Source
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Annmary Brown was born in Providence on March 9, 1837, the daughter of Nicholas Brown III and Caroline Mathilde Clements of Dover, New Hampshire. She was the granddaughter of Nicholas Brown II, for whom Brown University was named in 1804. Annmary had two sisters: Carrie Brown Bajnotti, born Caroline Mathilde Brown (Carrie Tower was built in 1904 as a memorial to her by her husband), and an elder sister, Annmary Brown, who died at the age of two in March 1837, only days after her sister's birth. Annmary grew up in Tappan, New York, and joined her parents abroad when her father was appointed US Consul-General in Rome 1846-1849. She received her early schooling at convents in Rome and Geneva, where she finished her education in 1854, at age 17. In New York, four years later, she became engaged to General Rush Christopher Hawkins, whom she married in 1860. Annmary Brown Hawkins resided in New York and, to escape the harsh winters in the Northeast, in South Carolina, California and Florida. She spent considerable time abroad, where the climate better accommodated her fragile health. The visits to Europe were also an opportunity to visit her sister Carrie, who lived in Italy after her marriage to Count Banjotti, and to whom Annmary was close. When Annmary died of pneumonia in 1903, Rush Hawkins commissioned the Annmary Brown Memorial, which was built in her ancestral home of Providence between 1903 and 1907. Annmary's birthday is commemorated to this day with fresh flowers on her grave, a practice that Rush Hawkins started during his lifetime and for which he left an endowed fund to perpetuate the tradition.


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  • Originally Created by: Superkentman
  • Added: 30 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21257608
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Annmary Brown Hawkins (9 Mar 1837–4 Jan 1903), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21257608, citing Annmary Brown Memorial, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .