3rd Great-Aunt Ermine "Minnie" Mercier Taft
The youngest child of 16, she was born when her mother was 45 years old
at 18 she began her study to become a Nurse out East in Boston
She met and married a Physician and removed to New Hampshire
They had no children
on the eve of her 60th Birthday she threw herself from her hospital window
Apart from the immediate cause of death (the fall)
she was said to have been suffering from "Chronic Melancholia"
She is buried in Keene, NH
her tombstone reads:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
- John 3:16-