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Frances Grimes

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    Javia

About Frances Grimes

  • Musician, New York Point teacher (unemployed)

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  • Playby
    Miss Marriott
  • Goes By
    Frances
  • Birth Date
    07/19/1858
  • Height
    5'7"
  • Hair Color
    Dark Chesnut Brown
  • Eye Color
    N/A
  • Role

    Supporting Character
  • Playby

    Miss Marriott
  • Full Name

    Frances Helen Grimes
  • Goes By

    Frances
  • Profession

    Trained 'New York Point' teacher and musician
  • Position

    Looking for a secure position
  • Birth Date

    07/19/1858
  • Status

    Single
  • Height

    5'7"
  • Hair Color

    Dark Chesnut Brown
  • Eye Color

    N/A
  • Physical Description

    Frances has a graceful figure but often walks with a slight stoop, as she feels her way with her stick, but straightens when spoken to, so that people remark that she is taller than they thought. Beautiful chestnut hair and a reasonably pretty face, which is obscured by the bandage that she habitually wears over her blind eyes in preference to dark spectacles.

     

     

  • Character Traits

    Intelligent, calm, although sometimes exasperated with her brother.

  • Employment

    Picks up some work as a musician or anything else she can manage with her disability. Is a trained piano tuner but there is little call for that in a Western Frontier town.

  • Expertise

    Music (plays banjo, guitar, piano by ear); New York Point reading system for the blind. 

  • Residence(s)

    Shares a small apartment above a store in Kalispell.

  • Kith & Kin

    Older Brother Franklin Grosvenor 'Frank' Grimes

  • Timeline

    1846: Parents Francis Patrick Grimes marries May O'Brien in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    1846: Son Franklin Grosvenor  Grimes born.

    1850: Francis Grimes contracts syphilis rom a local prostitute and infects his wife.

    1851-57: May Grimes suffers several miscarriages due to congenital Syphilis.

    1858: The couple's final child is born blind but survives.

    1860:  Francis and May die within three months of each other.

    1866: After being passed around extended family, a place is found for Frances at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind at 34th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan where she was taught 'New York Point' reading by its creator, William Bell Wait. 

    1873: At age 15, her brother Frank turns up to 'rescue' her and 'take care of her' and takes her to Virginia City, Nevada. She spends the next 3 years looking after Frank.

    1876: After losing most of their possessions in the great fire of 1875, Frank ups sticks and moves to Kalispell, Montana. Becomes involved in various dubious endeavours. Frances tries to find honest work that she can do.

     

     

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