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Feather Death Crown

This is feather crown removed from death bed pillow of Claude Watts who died in 1923 at age 16 in Searcy County, Arkansas

The Mystery

What legends or beliefs have you heard about these crowns?

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I have heard of the legend but don't know what it really meant. I remember my mother saying that when her mother died in our home, the feathers in the pillow formed a crown around her head. Her name was Laura Bell Howland (Watts)(Jewell).
Oct 06, 2003 7:27 pm reply
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