Amelia Tripp

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Amelia Tripp

  • Birth 19 Jan 1856
  • Death 17 Apr 1879 Trinidad And Tobago
  • Burial Diego Martin, Trinidad And Tobago
  • Memorial ID 55434524

Wife of A. Edgar Tripp, Born 19th January, 1856 Died 17th April 1879.

Daughter of William Tucker (the then Attorney of the Macqueripe Estate) and married his business partner, Edgar Tripp. Edgar Tripp would later pioneer electrical lighting in Trinidad.
Amelia died during childbirth in 1877 at the age of 24.
Being of high status in the community on her burial she was appropriated with a tomb having a marble cross with the inscription.

It was the general opinion in those days That only the wealthy were given tombs on dying, whereas a wooden cross showed people of the working class.


Inscription

Bright be the place of thy soul;
No lovelier spirit than thine
E'er brush from its mortal control
In the Orbs of the blessed to shine

Gravesite Details Headstone is faded at a little difficult to read and the cross from the top of it is missing. Grass has grown in the tomb itself and the other crosses close by, some have fallen. They bare no name. Amelia's tomb is easy to spot and the largest.

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  • Created by: JN
  • Added: 25 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55434524
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia Tripp (19 Jan 1856–17 Apr 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55434524, citing St. Chad's Anglican Church, Diego Martin, Trinidad And Tobago ; Maintained by JN (contributor 47187664) .