Phebe Jane <I>Sammis</I> Wilmot

Phebe Jane Sammis Wilmot

Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 31 Jul 1893 (aged 41)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Lot 70 Sec B
Memorial ID 5185620 · View Source
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Phoebe is buried with her husband John Gilbert Wilmot. See John's entry for others buried in Lot 70 Sec B.
Phoebe Sammis and John Wilmot are Edna May Scott's parents, see Edna's entry. Thanks to Lisa Henry Smith, we can view a very good photo of the Wilmot monument.

NOTE: A newspaper article said Phebe threw herself out a window, but the doctor noted on her death certificate that she fell out accidentally. I believe the doctor, as my mother always told the story about my great grandmother Phebe learning that her daughter Edna (my grandmother) had been sent out for a birthing doctor, leaned out the window to call her back, and fell.

Phoebe and John were living at 733 10th Avenue, as noted on the death certificate. There is now a large brick apartment building at that site.

Girls were not sent out alone, especially at night. I believe the newspaper article was meant to be sensational as they grouped 3 suicides together.


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  • Created by: Max
  • Added: 3 Feb 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5185620
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Phebe Jane Sammis Wilmot (23 Apr 1852–31 Jul 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5185620, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Max (contributor 37813268) .