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 Preborn Baby Ballard

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Preborn Baby Ballard

  • Birth Dec 1899 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death Dec 1899 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Farmington, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 24811743

This preborn infant died with her 19-year-old mother, Florence Birdie Ballard, who was the adopted/foster daughter of Jefferson and Mary Ballard. Florence became pregnant out of wedlock, and the family scrutiny was so intense that she committed suicide by taking strychnine. Her tombstone is separate and faces east, the opposite way from the rest of the 'family,' who all face west. It is also out of line from the rest of them. Finally, to further punish Florence and her baby for all eternity, their tombstone was inscribed with "and illegitimate baby" for all to see. That phrase has since been removed.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Always with Love
  • Added: 22 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24811743
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Preborn Baby Ballard (Dec 1899–Dec 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24811743, citing Corinthian Cemetery, Farmington, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .