Grievous Ends

Old Swedes is the resting place of thousands. Though many lived great lives and Old Swedes remains a peaceful, serene place of rest, not everyone’s story ended under the greatest of circumstances. Join us as we go through the stories of Ella Wilson, Jacob Brinton Smith and Mary Armstrong Smith, Mary Vining, and victims of Wilmington’s 1798 yellow fever outbreak and 1918 influenza pandemic.