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Edgar Allan Poe: 1874
Washington, D.C.

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]

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