Abigail Gratia Coolidge (1875-1890)
“The memory of the charm of her presence and her dignified devotion to the right will always abide with me.” She had her own circle of friends, her own interests, and her own goals. In the spring of 1888, she taught school even though she was only thirteen years old. After their winter term at Black River Academy, Calvin and Abbie went home to Plymouth for vacation. She became sick and died from appendicitis. Her loss is painful for Calvin. “She had been the jolly one in the dour Coolidge family, “noted biographer Henrik Booraem.
First quote, The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, p. 47.