Happy (belated) Birthday, Tillie!

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On March 11, 1848, Matilda Jane Pierce was born to James and Margaret Pierce at 301 Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, PA. This year, we celebrate her 165th birthday! I hope she’s happy that her story will be reaching lots of young readers this year. If I lived near Selinsgrove, PA, where she is buried, I would put flowers on her grave today. Instead, I have put flowers on Tillie’s Find-a-Grave page. Sadly, her death anniversary is also this week, on March 15, 1914.

 

(I wanted to post this yesterday, on Tillie’s real birthday, but illness kept me away.)

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