Harriet <I>L____</I> Field

Harriet L____ Field

Death 22 Apr 1864 (aged 49–50)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 39609321 · View Source
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She was born about 1814 or 1815. Her death record cites her age as 50 in 1864 and as born in Massachusetts. The 1855 New York State Census gives her age as 50 and her place of birth as Connecticut. The Stockbridge Town index cards incorrectly states she was born in New York City. She married James Davidson first in the late 1830's; he was a lot older than she was. She married second to David Dudley Field Jr. on 2 September 1841 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Fields owned homes in both Stockbridge and Gramery Park in New York City and while in Stockbridge, Harriet caught a chill when she was working at a local fair and died several days later at their New York City home. Research has been done to try and discover her maiden name and birth date, much of it done by Les Olson, but to no avail.

Her obituary in the New York Evening Post, issue of April 22, 1864 is as follows:
Harriet Davidson Field - Mrs. Harriet Davidson Field, wife of David Dudley Field, died tranquilly this morning, at her residence on Gramercy Park, of a bilious fever produced by exhaustion from excessive labor in behalf of the Sanitary Fair, after ten days' illness. Like her friend, Mrs. Kirkland, she has fallen a victim to our great cause, as truly as many of those soldiers whose best friend she was. No life more minded, steadfast through good report and evil report to the least claim upon her fealty - a Christian woman. We can say no more. She has left, a void of misery both in her circle here and in her beloved Stockbridge, too dreary and absolute to dwell upon. Time cannot fill it; nothing can reanimate it but messaged of comfort from that Heaven where she now is. Mrs. Field was a person of great force and energy of character, as well as of a most active and unwearied benevolence. The powers of her mind were quite above the common order, and joined to her insight into the character of others, enabled her to execute a thousand generous purposes which others would have despaired or effecting.

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Gravesite Details For some reason her marker is mostly gone and only the pedestal base and top were evident in 2011.


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  • Created by: Diane Gravlee
  • Added: 18 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39609321
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet L____ Field (1814–22 Apr 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39609321, citing Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Diane Gravlee (contributor 47083760) .