Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Maria at Russell's grave

From a letter in the St Paul Enterprise for November 14, 1916 (page 3) written by the editor William Abbott to his wife, an eye witness account of the funeral:

At the grave, two heavily veiled ladies followed the coffin, one on the arm of Brother Pyles of Washington, the other on the arm of another brother – I think it was Brother Driscoll. One of the ladies was Mrs Russell – a widow indeed, and I shed a tear for her.

1 comment:

jerome said...

The other veiled woman was probably Emma, Maria's sister, and widow of Joseph Lytel Russell. Maria and Emma lived together (on and off) from shortly after the time of Maria's separation until their deaths.