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Her mother Mary Ann was still managing Lotta's affairs: When the steamer trunk became too heavy, she invested Lotta's earnings in local real estate ,  race horses and bonds.
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As well as investing, some of the money was used to support local charities the Massachusetts Society for Aiding Discharged Prisoners — est. Lotta's Fountain , the most famous of these fountains, still stands at the intersection  of Market and Kearny Streets in San Francisco , and is the site of meetings every April 18  marking the anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake. Lotta traveled abroad with her mother and brothers.
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She learned French, visited museums and began painting. Having missed her while she was away, the city responded warmly to her return and treated her like their very own star. Called " Attol Tryst " "Lotta" spelled backward , the house was designed by noted architect Frank Furness. Lotta gave parties, rode horses, and pursued her painting. It stands today and in recent years has been beautifully restored.
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She was forced to retire as a result of a fall in Wilmington, Delaware in May After recovering in Lake Hopatcong, she attempted a comeback in and decided to retire permanently from the stage. She later resisted calls for a farewell tour.
At age 45, it was the perfect time to retire — she was the richest actress in America, the theater was changing and she got out at the top. While Lotta apparently had her share of romance, her travel, lifestyle and mother made a long-term relationship difficult, and she never married.
Following retirement, Lotta traveled, painted including studying at Paris in and was active in charitable work. Late in her life, Lotta moved to Massachusetts and was owner of acreage in the southern part of the Squantum section of Quincy, immediately south of Boston, Massachusetts. It is said to have been purchased for the benefit and health of her brother Ashworth and for their horses. Children who walked to school through her land in those days often passed by two small markers of local granite set into the ground, engraved "Ruby Royal" and "Sonoma Girl" — two of the Crabtrees' horses.
The stone for Ruby still exists on Livesey Road.
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Ashworth was a family surname, as was Livesey. Further information may be available through the Quincy, Massachusetts Historical Society. Lotta spent the last 15 years of her life at the Brewster Hotel which she had purchased in Boston, where she died September 25, at age 76 from undisclosed causes. In her obituary, the New York Times called her the "eternal child". She was described by critics as mischievous, unpredictable, impulsive, rattlebrained, teasing, piquant, rollicking, cheerful and devilish. The estate ran into complications when a number of people unsuccessfully contested the will.
The trust still exists today. Lotta's Fountain , downtown San Francisco, California. Lotta's Fountain , San Francisco.