- Item 100954 - Annie Martin Snow casket, Bangor, 1889
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
- Item 100954
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Annie Martin Snow (1855-1889) died on August 30, 1889, while visiting the home of her parents, Clara and John Martin, in Bangor. She had been ill for several years.Show Details
She and her husband of nine years, G. Fred Snow, had been living in New Brunswick, Canada, where he worked.
Her father, John Martin (1823-1904) drew the illustration of her casket on page 80 of a scrapbook he wrote beginning in 1888. Under the illustration, he wrote:
"At the head of the casket were immence Boquets No 1 & 2 also a Splendid Square tablet with heavy border similar to a deep gilt frame inscribed in black letters / Annie (which is marked 3) this and the Salver of white Lillies were the richest & handsomest collection of flowers. No 4 was a wreath interspersed with roses and the choicest flowers, No 5 was I might say a mound of flowers presented by neighbours, friends from a broad."