“Where’s Frances?” Arlington National Cemetery Update

“It is the feeling of loneliness I mind here—of being lost and no one to search for me.”    Frances M.A. Roe.  Army Letters from an Officer’s Wife, 1871-1888. Soon after returning from Arlington National Cemetery, I couldn’t help but wonder “where’s Frances?” I dug out the Roe file which includes both Frances and Fayette’s…

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In search of Frances Roe at Arlington

The Constance Fenimore Woolson Society biennial conference in Washington D.C. was coming up and Joan- a colleague asked if I’d be interested (Woolson was a prolific 19th century writer. And yes, her great uncle was James Fenimore Cooper, author of the Leatherstocking Tales). Of course I jumped on board since Frances is buried at Arlington in…

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