|Lulu E. Fellows|
You can see it is a statue of a young girl from the Victorian era, wearing a long dress with a cameo or locket around her neck, seated in a chair holding an open book. Like the Pearce monument, it is covered with a glass box to preserve it from the elements. Below the statue in the front is a panel that reads:
The 1880 US Census gives us the best snapshot of the Fellows family. They were living at 309 S. Western Avenue (now 520 S. Western Avenue):
|309 (now 520) S. Western Avenue, Chicago|
Jonathan (who shaved a few years off his age for the census-taker), Charlotte, sixteen year-old Alice, fourteen year-old Allan and twelve year-old Lulu.
Lulu Edith Fellows died November 23, 1883 of typhoid fever. She had been sick only eleven days:
She died at 66 Dekalb Street (2077 DeKalb Street) which no longer exists. It was a residence, so if the Fellows were living there, or they moved Lulu there because of her illness is unknown.
She was buried at Rosehill Cemetery the next day, November 24, 1883. Like Horatio Pearce before them, the Fellows decided to have a special monument sculpted to mark the grave of "The Baby." They hired noted Chicago sculptor Andrew Gagel (1846-1938), and here is his work entitled "Lulu":
It is signed on the side, "A. Gagel, Sculp. 1885"
Graceland made the decision to cover Inez early on, so she has not suffered the damage that Lulu has. There is another difference as well. Lulu's covering has vents through which people slip money, candy and even small toys. There are no vents in Inez' covering, so no "leavings". Little is known about Inez, and some say she never even existed and that her monument was a showroom sample of Andrew Gagel.
What about the rest of the Fellows family? Lulu's father Jonathan died in 1891 and her mother Charlotte in 1917. They are buried next to Lulu: