The Tragic Case of Sarah Cornell

The sad story of mill girl Sarah Cornell is a well-known Fall River tragedy. Found hanging by the neck in a tree, she had written a note saying if anything happened to her, see the Reverend Avery! Here is her stone in Oak Grove which is in the third section over in front of the door of the brick outbuilding in the north- central part of the cemetery. Her stone is wearing very thin and is nearly illegible. For more about poor Sarah’s story http://www.brown.edu/Facilitie​s/University_Library/exhibits/​RLCexhibit/avery/averyms.html  The site of her hanging is now the westernmost part of Kennedy Park.

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