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Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne

Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne
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by in Oct 2006

When Nathaniel Hawthorne died in 1864, his wife and children moved to England. Years earlier, his wife, Sophia, had written him: “I once thought that no power on earth should ever induce me to live without thee, and especially thought that an ocean should never roll between us.” Sophia and their eldest child, Una, died in England and were buried there.

In 2005, a hawthorn tree (yes, it’s true) fell down in a storm and damaged their graves. This past summer, their bodies were returned to the United States and now reside beside Nathaniel in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.

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