Elizabeth Washington <I>Gamble</I> Wirt

Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt

Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 24 Jan 1857 (aged 72)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 83606346 · View Source
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Married William Wirt (she was his 2nd wife) in 1802.

She was the author of "Flora's Dictionary" the first book
on flowers published in this country.

The Evening Star, January 27, 1857
Death of Mrs. Wirt
"Intelligence reached this city yesterday of the death of the estimable and venerable widow of the late William
Wirt. She died at Annapolis, Md., on Saturday last. Her remains will be brought to this city today to be
interred by the side of those of her illustrious husband, in the Congressional burying ground."

Death of Mrs. Wirt. "In Annapolis at the residence of her son-in-law, Alex Randall, on Saturday evening last (Jan. 24,
1857), Mrs. Elizabeth W. Wirt, widow of the late Hon. William Wirt in the 73d year of her age. Her remains
were brought here this morning in the train from Baltimore to arrive at 11 o'clock at which time the friends of
the family are requested to attend the funeral from the depot to the Congressional Burying Ground"


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  • Created by: SheWalksTheseHills
  • Added: 17 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83606346
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt (30 Jan 1784–24 Jan 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83606346, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SheWalksTheseHills (contributor 46847797) .