Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Marion Constance Greenleaf, 1871-1900


Marion Constance Greenleaf died of typhoid fever December 24, 1900 at the age of 29 years. The eldest child of Richard Cranch and Adeline Emma Stone Greenleaf, Marion was born in Hamburg, Germany, and lived a good portion of her life in Lenox, Massachusetts at her parents' home, Windyside. Notices of her death in the New York Times describe Marion as having a beautiful soprano singing voice, singing at "private musicales" and having studied vocal culture in Europe.

[1] "Miss Marion Greenleaf Dead. Succumbs to Typhoid Fever at Her Parents' Home in Lenox." New York Times, Dec. 25, 1900.
[2] "What is Doing in Society." New York Times, Dec. 26, 1900.

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