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 Elizabeth Sewall Alcott

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Elizabeth Sewall Alcott

  • Birth 24 Jun 1835 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 14 Mar 1858 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 7394825

Literary Figure. Known as "Lizzie" to her family, she was the model for the character "Beth" in the book "Little Women," penned by her sister, Louisa May Alcott. Described as quiet, gentle, and someone who took pleasure in helping her family and friends, in 1856 she contracted scarlet fever from a poor German family that her mother was caring for, but revived. However, the fever permanently weakened her, and she passed away from a "wasting illness" two years later.

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  • Originally Created by: Abigailworm
  • Added: 28 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7394825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Sewall Alcott (24 Jun 1835–14 Mar 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7394825, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .