Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday March 9, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 9, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Mar 9, 1890 The mercury marked 4 above 0 this morning. I wrote to Lucy. Fred and Annie and John came up and made a long and pleasant call. While they were [here] Genl. Sharpe and Mr. Carr, agent for Frederick & [Field?] called on Soldiers Monument business. Jane Decker died on Thursday evening and Sara and I attended her funeral at the Episcopal church this afternoon. The church was filled with her friends and acquaintances. She had had a varied life of comfort and again of poverty but was at last carefully provided for by her sons Charles and Linwood. We sat very near the family when they came [?] and I could not help being much affected by their sorrow. Her little [?] and daughter whose brother died, was cared for by her and her child [?] sorrow touched me deeply. The home they struggled so hard to keep up will now be broken up I presume and these young men will have no home, so essential to young people as well as old. I recalled how kind our dear mother had been to her in her struggling days, and now it was all over and she was at rest. It was a beautiful, bright day and not cold.

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