Grace Harrington Eldredge

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Grace Harrington Eldredge

  • Birth 24 Feb 1841
  • Death 13 Dec 1862
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 70806995

Second daughter of Fanny Fern and Charles Eldredge. Fern fictionalized her difficulty raising her children after being widowed in Ruth Hall. The novel recounts how Grace was left with her unloving grandparents because Fern could not financially support her. Once her writing career developed, she retrieved Grace and broke contact with her in-laws.

Her mother later remarried, but the relationship was disastrous. After a divorce, Fern married James Parton. Grace died of scarlet fever in 1862, shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Grace Ethel Thompson, who was adopted by her grandmother and went by the name Ethel Parton.


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  • Created by: Midnightdreary
  • Added: 3 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70806995
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Grace Harrington Eldredge (24 Feb 1841–13 Dec 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70806995, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Midnightdreary (contributor 46971513) .