Elmira Shelton

Elmira Shelton Visual Arts American History Biographies Social Studies Nineteenth Century Life

Edgar Allan Poe and Elmira Shelton were teenaged sweethearts whose parents did not want them to marry.  Elmira was too young, said her father, and so was Edgar.

Later in life, after both Poe and Elmira had lost their spouses, they rekindled their relationship and considered marriage.  Poe reportedly proposed to Elmira.  He died in Baltimore, however, before any wedding could take place.

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Image of Elmira Shelton, online courtesy Poe Museum.


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