Afraid Of Thunderstorms
Another entry in the weird grave archive…
Florence Irene Ford (Sept 3, 1861 - Oct 30, 1871) died of yellow fever. Her family was distraught over her death, but her mother was especially devistated. She had a special coffin constructed for her daughter that had a glass window to display her body. Furthermore, when the grave was dug, Mrs. Ford had a set of concrete steps constructed so that she could descend them and look into the grave through a special glass windown that she had the workmen install. Because her daughter was terrified of thunderstorms, every time it would rain Mrs. Ford would descend the stairs and sit there by her daughter’s coffin, separated only by the thin glass wall. After the mother’s death, the glass wall was covered by concrete to prevent vandalism, but today you can still descend the steps to Florence’s grave.