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 Jennie <I>Penfield</I> Carrington

Jennie Penfield Carrington

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 14 Oct 1884 (aged 26)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Section D-1, Lot 027
Memorial ID 72269412 · View Source
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Jennie and Allen were married in New York, her home area. They had met in Houston when she came south to visit her sister. Allen wrote about her and of the impending wedding in his 9/26/1881 letter to his sister-in-law: "I feel deeply grateful for the expression of your love & your mother's approval of my marrying. It was natural that you both should feel otherwise & I should have not felt wronged had it been so. Of course I believe Miss Penfield will be good to my children & a loving wife to me or I would not have sought to marry her. She is a Christian woman and while she is reserved and does not talk much, she is sensible, practical, truthful & straight forward. I believe I wrote you that we should be married on the 16th of November next in Buffalo, New York." She died within a few years of the marriage. Her brother-in-law, Jos. Chappell Hutcheson, wrote of her death to his daughter, Elise, the following on Oct. 19, 1884:
"Your very affectionate letter came on its appointed day-Tuesday. And the same day your Aunt Jennie died after misgiving and suffering as but few people have been made to do. She had sometimes as many as (3) chills a day and frequently as many as 40 grains of quinine failed to break them at all. In the struggle between disease and endurance she died. Your Uncle Allen like me has been sorely tried. I think he is bearing it very bravely. She made a recent disinterested & ------- disposition of her property, little though it was, she gave to little Patty all her jewelry and to Allen & Fontaine all other things showing how solely she was devoted to him & his. The allusion by Mark Anthony to Ceasar's will was not misfitting, he left his property to the Roman citizens, she to her husband's orphans, well might it be said: "have your tears, prepare to shed them now, this is Great Ceasar's will"."


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