Lora's Gravesight

Loara Standish died before her father Myles. He made a formal request in his will, written in March of 1655/56, to be buried beside her:
if I Die att Duxburrow my body to bee layed as neare as Conveniently may bee to my two Daughters Lora Standish my Daughter and Mary Standish my Daughter in law...
Note: only daughter of Capt. Myles Standish, buried on one side of him. She died at about 17 yrs. old, near the same time as her sister-in-law, Mary Dingley Standish. Lora is the maker of the oldest, most famous piece of crosstitchery existing in America.

Myles Standish Burying Ground
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

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