Abraham Okie

Doctor Okie was a physician in Providence during Poe’s courtship with Helen. He’s included here because in November of 1848, after Poe sat for the “Ultima Thule” daguerreotype, Okie was called on by Helen’s mother, Anna Power, due to Poe’s frantic behavior. Okie came to Poe’s aid, and suggested that he stay at the home of a friend so that he could have a proper eye kept on him while he calmed back down. William Jewett Pabodie took Poe in and cared for him over the next few days.

Okie died in 1882 and is buried at Swan Point Cemetery.