‘Charlotte Bronson was born in Connecticut on 14 September, 1832.
‘The image above, taken in about 1850, shows Charlotte in perfect health at approximately the age of 18. A short time later, that would drastically change and by Halloween 1856, Charlotte would be dead.
‘The poor-quality ambrotype, below, shows Charlotte a mere six years later, in the final months of her life. She is obviously suffering from a wasting disease, most probably Tuberculosis, a plague that killed hundreds of thousands annually.
‘Charlotte is buried in Jordanville Cemetery with her father, who died a year later.’