The Vampires of Rhode Island: I Am Waiting And Watching For You. Nellie Vaughn, 19, West Greenwich 1889

At the dawn of the 20th Century, modern understanding of death, medicine, and  infectious diseases effectively ended  the Vampire Panic, but also vampires themselves changed. In 1897,  five years after Mercy Brown was exhumed,  Bram Stoker publish his seminal novel; … Continue reading The Vampires of Rhode Island: I Am Waiting And Watching For You. Nellie Vaughn, 19, West Greenwich 1889

The Vampires of Rhode Island: Not Unfamiliar With This Plague. Ruth Ellen Rose, 15, Exeter 1874

 In 1874 fifteen year old Ruth Ellen Rose, her body wracked by consumption, was laid to rest. Ruth Ellen was the daughter of William Rose, a local civic leader, and his first wife the late Mary Rose née Taylor. Ruth … Continue reading The Vampires of Rhode Island: Not Unfamiliar With This Plague. Ruth Ellen Rose, 15, Exeter 1874

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