Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Early Female Connecticut Settler was a Giant

Early Female Connecticut Settler was a Giant


New York Times   May 13, 1888
THE GRAVE OF A GIANTESS
     Norwalk Conn., May 12- There is a grave in Pine Island Cemetery that is no less than 10 feet long.  It is that of Mrs. Mary Tittusm a widow, who was laid to rest there in Feb. 5 1769, a little over 119 years ago, in the nineteenth year of her age.  Tradition has it that Mrs. Tittusm was a giantess, which fully explains the enormous length of her grave.  It is situated in a remote corner of the large burying ground, and its existence had been almost forgotten.  A few days ago it was discovered by some city people visiting here.