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 Patricia Love “Pattie” Carrington

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Patricia Love “Pattie” Carrington

  • Birth 12 Sep 1879 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Death 2 Jul 1889 Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Sec. 15, lot 110
  • Memorial ID 72163804

The child of a tragic birth, she died in a horrific train wreck near Thaxton, VA while in the company of her loving great aunt, Mrs. Catherine Thompson. "Aunt Kate", who was childless, had reared little Pattie as her own after the death of Pattie's mother. A short time following the accident Kate Botts Carrington, Pattie's step-mother, wrote for her the following lines: "A darling child only 9 summers old-bonnie and bright and fair was she: With dark blue eyes and hair like gold, and the sweetest mouth one ever did see. A mouth made for kisses, and childish wiles, soft and red as the heart of a rose--Often dimpling with merry smiles, sometimes drooping with childish woes. Dear little hands, so softly clinging, bringing such comfort in their tender touch, a gay young voice whose shrill sweet singing and merry laughter we miss so much. Death, my darling, was cruel to clutch you from those loving arms that vainly ache once more to enfold-only to touch you-Of one who sorrows for your sweet sake. For hushed are the songs, and the sweet young laughter, the precious body lies silent and still-She is in peace in the great hereafter, And we only know it is God's own will."


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CHILD OF W ALLEN CARRINGTON & PATTIE LOVE HIS WIFE
BORN SEP 12 1879 DEATH JULY 2 1889