Raymond Biswanger Slide Collection
Edgar Allan Poe: 1874
On 14 June 1874, Rosalie Poe, Edgar Allan Poe's younger sister, died at the Epiphany Church Home in Washington, D.C..
Found in her hands was an envelope containing a check for $50, sent by a philanthropist hoping to ease her financial difficulties. She was buried with the nuns in a section of Rock Creek Cemetery.
Her tombstone erroneously reads 1812-1874. Rosalie was born in 1811.
Rosalie Poe Grave, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. [23 July 1959]