Georgia A. Miranda
Georgia A. Miranda was born in 1837...
☆ Interesting events that occurred in the United States during Georgia's birth year of 1837 included:
▪ On February 8th, 1837 Richard Johnson becomes the only Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate
▪ On March 4th, 1837 Martin Van Buren succeeds Andrew Jackson, becoming the 8th President of the United States
▪ On March 4th, 1837 Chicago is granted a city Charter by the state of Illinois.
▪ On March 18th, 1837 Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States from 1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897 is born in Caldwell, New Jersey.
▪ On October 21st, 1837 General Thomas Jesup captures Seminole leader Osceola under pretext of peace negotiations. Osceola and 95 of his followers were captured by General Joseph Hernández on the orders of General Thomas Jesup, while under a white flag of truce, when they arrived for peace talks at Fort Peyton near St. Augustine, Florida... Osceola was initially imprisoned at Fort Marion before being transferred to Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, outside of Charleston, South Carolina.... Osceola's capture by deceit caused a National uproar !! General Jesup's deceitful act and the administration as a whole were condemned by many Congressional leaders and chastised by the International press... It ruined General Jesups reputation for the remainder of his life and stands as "one of the most disgraceful acts in American military history.
▪ On November 7th, 1837 in Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot and killed by a pro-slavery mob while he attempts to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a fourth time.
Eventually, Georgia married her husband and Confederate Army Veteran Thomas E. Miranda.... The couple had one child...
☆ Georgia's husband Thomas passed away in 1898... His grave was left unmarked until 1982
Georgia A. Miranda passed away in 1913... The following was quoted from Georgia's Death Notice published in The Tampa Tribune on January 2nd 1913 :
"MIRANDA-- Mrs. Georgia Miranda, aged 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. J. Gebhart, at 7 o'clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Miranda had been a resident of Tampa for the past fourteen years, coming here from St. Petersburg after the death of her husband. She had been in poor health for several years. The funeral will be held tthis morning at 10 o' clock from the Reed undertaking parlors, interment to be made in Woodlawn cemetery. The pallbearers are requested to meet at 9:45 and are as follows: W. C. Spencer Bert Frecker Max Boehning Herman H. Regener Oscar Holland and Samuel J. Kendrick."
☆ Georgia A. Miranda ☆
☆ beloved wife & mother ☆
...Before & After...
published by: Jen armbruster
The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project, 2018