Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday May 13, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 13, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, May 13, 1884 Sara called me at 4 30 and sent me for Dr. Chalker as she thought Gussie near her end. I went into her room. When I spoke to her she opened her eyes and made a slight sign of recognition by moving her head. She became unconscious before her death, perhaps for an hour and while I was gone up to the 7.40 train thinking perhaps Joe might come in it she died peacefully. Joe did not arrive until about 10 o'clk. I met him down at the gate and first told him of his loss. Osman telegraphed Laura was in St. John but he was going to bring her back. At Joes request telegraphed Mr. Sawyer to know if he could officiate at Gussies funeral. Alice answered he was not able to come. Miss Burgess who came Sunday remained over Sunday night but could stay no longer and after telegraphing for other trained nurses finally got a Mrs. Sullivan in Rondout.

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