Ross, Eunice (d. 1895) F-1

Ross, Eunice (d. 1895) F-1

Location:

Colored Cemetery
Section no: F
Memorial no: 1
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See map of this cemetery: https://nha.org/cemeteries/maps/libcemeteryothersmap.htm

Personal Information

Name: Eunice F. Ross
Gender: Female
Age: 72 years
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Death: February 23 1895
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Number interred: 1


Notes

Inscription:
EUNICE F. ROSS
Died Feb. 23, 1895
Aged 72 yrs.

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Biographical notes: Eunice Ross played a significant role in the integration of the Nantucket public schools. In 1840, Ross passed the entrance exam for the Nantucket high school. When she was barred from attending because of her race, there was a boycott and public debate; in 1845 Ross wrote a lengthy petition to the Massachusetts legislature.
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Inscription Condition: Clear but worn


Monument

Stone Composition: Marble, White
Stone Shape: Rectangular, slightly curved top, one stepped base
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Monument Condition: Discolored/stained|Heavy lichens
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Main motif: Lettering only
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Data Collection

Date data collected: 2002
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Stone exists 1900:
Stone exists 2002: yes
Stone exists 2003: ?
Stone exists 2004: yes
Stone exists 2005:
Footstone exists:
Location note:
Citation source:
Field recorder: Barbara White’s 8th grade class
Data input by: Georgen Gilliam Charnes
Reviewed by: Automatic