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Elizabeth Stiles Curtiss

Elizabeth Stiles Curtiss


This memorial caught my eye one spring morning while walking my Yorkshire Terrier.  It was built for Elizabeth Curtiss by her husband, Edward Francis Cole, after she passed on at a young age.  They had no children and he never remarried.  Curtiss is a common name where I live in Woodbury, Connecticut; as a matter of fact our home, a 200+ year old renovated barn, resides on Curtiss Road and I often wonder if Elizabeth visited the animals here when she was a child.

9 thoughts on “Memorial

  1. Desperately romantic! Love the vegetation surrounding her. Greetings from a fellow Monochrome Museist across the pond in France! Good to be meeting new bloggers like this 🙂


    1. Thank you, Jane! I love your work as well. Yes, I found it so romantic and wish I could uncover more information about the two of them! It is so nice to be sharing this space with you!

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  2. This has such a wistful appeal Grace and I love the perspective you’ve used. Thank you so much for joining The Monochrome Muse, so thrilled to have you along with us. It’s so exciting to be able to connect with other wonderful, international photographers. 🙂


    1. Thank you, Ellie! I am so excited to be a part of this group. It really is wonderful to connect with others who share a love of photography and writing. 🙂


    1. Thank you, Jane! I find myself drawn to her memorial, especially since learning that she and her husband had no descendants who would remember them or carry on their name. He clearly loved her deeply, didn’t he?


  3. You can’t see it from this angle, but she is depicted with an open book in her lap. Jane Morley said I should write a story about her, which had not occurred to me. It would be kind of fun to do!


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