Thursday, February 14, 2019
Florence Mae Lowe Hastings
Florence's great love was music. She was head of the Delaware Federation of Music Clubs and besides teaching music she traveled extensively going to music contest with young students of hers. Her final trip was to Miami, Florida in 1955.
while in Miami she was stricken by a brain hemorrhage while in her hotel room, she never gained consciousness.
Florence and Norman never had children but they did raise a foster child, Marie Elizabeth Potts. Marie was the daughter of Charles E Potts and Marie Elizabeth Swift Potts. At some point in the 1920s Charles and Marie marriage ceased and the girl came to live with Florence and Norman. Florence took her on the numerous trips she made for the Federation of music and piano contests. The mother, also named Marie, would marry again in 1942 to a Mr. Estabrooks. Marie Estabrook worked for the PRR and retired from it. The daughter, Marie, would marry Charles Acker and they would live in Camden New Jersey. Charles and Marie Potts also had a son, Charles E Potts Jr, who as an adult would live in Columbia, South Carolina.