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Agnes Ann Frost Quinney


Watertown Democrat, 06 05 1862


In this city, on the 2nd, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Agnes Ann Frost Quinney, in the 40th year of her age, and wife of Dr. J. P. Quinney - Pe-wak-wau-theek, which being interpreted from the aboriginal, means “ornamented with feathers.”


For many years Mrs. Quinney was an active member of the Congregational Church in this city.  During her long and painful sickness, she received many and unfailing attentions and constant kindness from those who were bound to her by the tender ties which the religion of the Savior throws around all who worship at the same altar.


The unwearied hands of sisters supplied all her wants and at last softly closed her eyes in the dreamless slumber that will know no awakening but that of the morning of the Resurrection.


Her remains were followed to the tomb last Tuesday by her orphaned son and widowed husband.  It was truly affecting to witness with what depth of feeling and evident sincerity those present joined in singing that beautiful elegiac hymn of Bishop Heber written on the death of his wife in India so often and so sorrowfully chanted over “the loved and lost,” - beginning with that heart-touching and on this occasion peculiarly expressive line - “Thou art gone to the grave - but we will not deplore thee.”




Husband (1805-1876) is known to be buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.