Monday, October 12, 2015
Located in a corner lot near Cypress Water, this little statue must have been quite pretty. Now, nothing is left but a tiny, poignant foot on the broken headstone of Anna Elizabeth McGarvey Wells who died on spinal meningitis on January 4, 1893 (just a month after her first birthday).
Anna was the daughter of John G. Mills, noted as "lover of horses, coin collector, and pigeon fancier," and Elizabeth McGarvey Ryan.
Sadly, both parents also died young. John died on May 7, 1906 of cirrhosis of the liver at the young age of forty. Elizabeth survived him by only seven years, dying of a lung ailment on February 17, 1913. She was forty-six.
The family lived at 921 Madison Avenue in Albany, a house which still stands and is now part of the College of St. Rose.