Deborah Read - Death


Deborah Read Franklin suffered a stroke on December 14, 1774, and died on December 19, 1774 while Benjamin was on an extended trip to England. She was buried at Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia, where Benjamin Franklin was also buried next to her in 1790.

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