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1896 - MRS. STOWE IS DEAD - Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Passes Away. A VICTIM OF PARALYSIS. Had Been in Feeble Health for Many Years.


1896 - MRS. STOWE IS DEAD - Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Passes Away. A VICTIM OF PARALYSIS. Had Been in Feeble Health for Many Years.

Her Master Work Has been Read in Every Language and is Immortal.

Hartford, Conn., July 1. - Special Telegram. - Harriet Beecher Stowe passed away at 12:10 o'clock at her home on Forest street. Mrs. Stowe was prostrated last Friday by concussion of the brain, together with partial paralysis. Tuesday night she passed into a deep stupor and the right side was paralyzed. After the first attack on Friday she rallied somewhat, but the case was considered hopeless after the first two days. Her physician, Dr. Edward Beecher Hooker, her nephew, was with her constantly during the last hours of her life. On Tuesday, Rev. Charles E. Stowe of Simsbury, son of Mrs. Stowe, was summoned to her bedside, but returned home last night. He was informed of his mother's death by telegraph immediately after the sad event. The two daughters, Eliza an Harriet, who have had the constant care of Mrs. Stowe for two years, were also present at the death bed. Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker was also present.

Mrs. Stowe is survived by two sisters and two brothers. They are Mrs. Mary Foote Perkins, widow of Thomas C. Perkins and mother of Charles E. Perkins; Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker; Rev. Charles Beecher of Georgetown, Mass., and Rev. Thomas K. Beecher of Elmira, N.Y. Mrs. Perkins and Mrs Hooker both reside here, the former living with her son, Charles E. Perkins.

The funeral services of Mrs. Stowe will be held at her house on Forest street on Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The burial will be at Andover, Mass...

 

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