William Minott memorial watercolor, Westbrook, ca. 1825

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William Minott memorial watercolor, Westbrook, ca. 1825

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The memorial for William Minott (1774–1817) of Westbrook and Portland features an urn on a pedestal, which reads “Sacred to the Memory of Mr. William Minott Born Oct. 1, 1774, Died January 7, 1817.” Along with the poem “Long shall thy memory be rever’d / By those who knew thy worth / By those to whom thou wast endear’d / By strongest ties on earth”

This memorial was likely created a decade after Minott death in 1817. The woman at left is dressed in mourning attire fashioned for the early 1830s. The hat style further supports this later date. William Minott’s widow, Margaret Ross Minott, never remarried. She supported herself and her children by successfully managing the family’s real estate holdings after William’s death.

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  • Title: William Minott memorial watercolor, Westbrook, ca. 1825
  • Creation Date: circa 1825
  • Subject Date: circa 1825
  • Locations:
    • Westbrook, Cumberland County, ME
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: watercolor
  • Dimensions: 66.5 cm x 77 cm
  • Local Code: GA39
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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