Appleton,  Frances Elizabeth

Appleton, Frances Elizabeth

Female 1819 - 1861  (41 years)  

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  • Name Appleton, Frances Elizabeth 
    Born 6 Oct 1819  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Jul 1861  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I29693  Sackett
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2015 

    Family Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth,   b. 27 Feb 1807, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1882, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1848 
    Children 
     1. Longfellow, Elizabeth Porter "Edith",   b. 22 Oct 1853, Longfellow House, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1915, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F10558  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1819 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Longfellow, Elizabeth Porter "Edith" - 22 Oct 1853 - Longfellow House, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1861 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' Appleton Longfellow (1819-1861)
    Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" Appleton Longfellow (1819-1861)
    Drawing from Wikipedia

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), 19 Dec 2015.
      From Find A Grave Memorial# 17619608
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17619608

      Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" Appleton Longfellow
      Birth: Oct. 6, 1819
      Boston
      Suffolk County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Death: Jul. 10, 1861
      Cambridge
      Middlesex County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Daughter of Nathan Appleton I b. 6 Oct 1779 in New Ipswich, NH, d. 14 Jul 1861 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, and Maria Theresa Gold b. 07 Nov 1786 in Pittsfield, MA, d. 10 Feb 1822.

      She married Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poet, buried at this cem.) on 13 Jul 1843 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA; they had the following children: Charles Appleton (b. 1844, buried at this cem.); Ernest Wadsworth (Painter, b. 1845); Frances (Fanny) b. 1847 d. 1848 (buried at this cem.); Alice Mary b. 1850 d. 1928; Edith b. 1853 who married Richard Henry Dana III; and Anne Allegra Longfellow Thorp b. 1855.

      Fanny met Henry 8 mos after his 1st wife Mary's death, while traveling through Germany and Switzerland; she then met him again 7 yrs after he returned to Cambridge.

      She was the first recipient of ether in the US on 7 Apr 1847 during her 3rd pregnancy with her daughter Fanny who died one year later. She died in 1861 in a fire at their home, while melting wax to seal envelopes containing cuttings of her children's hair. The wax caught her dress on fire; Henry tried to save her by smothering the flames with a rug--only to receive burns on his hands and face (this is why he wore a beard the rest of his life).

      Frances was a skilled artist, art collector, and insightful commentator on 19th-Century Boston literary culture.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Nathan Appleton (1779 - 1861)
      Maria Theresa Gold Appleton (1786 - 1833)

      Spouse:
      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

      Children:
      Charles Appleton Longfellow (1844 - 1893)*
      Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (1845 - 1921)*
      Fanny Longfellow (1847 - 1848)*
      Alice Mary Longfellow (1850 - 1928)*
      Edith Wadsworth Longfellow Dana (1853 - 1915)*
      Anne Allegra Longfellow Thorp (1855 - 1934)*

      Siblings:
      Charles Sedgwick Appleton (____ - 1836)*
      Thomas Gold Appleton (1812 - 1884)*
      Frances Elizabeth Appleton Longfellow (1819 - 1861)
      George William Appleton (1826 - 1827)*
      William Sumner Appleton (1840 - 1903)**
      Harriet Sumner Appleton (1841 - 1923)**
      Nathan Appleton (1843 - 1906)**

      *Calculated relationship
      **Half-sibling

      Burial:
      Mount Auburn Cemetery
      Cambridge
      Middlesex County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Created by: Alice P.
      Record added: Jan 21, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 17619608

      Researched by Ted Smith


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