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Friday, January 14, 2011

1899 :: Maine Death of Betsey Hutchins

On this date in our family history . . . the 14th day of January . . . in the year 1899 . . . Betsey T. Smith Hutchins nee Flood dies at home in Kennebunkport, Maine . . . this Betsey is the mother of Atwood F. Smith (1837-1907) who is father of . . . Thomas Warren Alonzo Smith (1866-1920) who is father of . . . Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) who is the mother of my beautiful Mom . . .

Biddeford Daily Journal. Biddeford, Maine. Monday Evening, January 16, 1899. Mrs. Betsy T. (Smith) Hutchins, who for many years resided in this city and was well known here and for the last few years has resided in Kennebunkport, having married Edward S. Hutchins of that place, died Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after a brief sickness lasting only a few hours. An attack of the grip was followed by heart failure. Her age was 82 years and five months. She was a member and prominent worker in the Foss street Methodist church in which she had many friends. She was also a former member of Evangeline lodge of Rebekahs. She leaves a husband, Edward S. Hutchins of Kennebunkport, three children, Atwood F. Smith and Josiah H. Smith, both of this city, and Sylvanus S. Smith of Concord, N.H., one sister, Mrs. Add Chadbourne of Saco, and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the residence in Kennebunkport on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The burial will be at the Greenwood cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Biddeford Weekly Journal - Jan 20, 1899. Kennebunkport. . . . Mrs Betsey, widow of the late Edward Hutchins, died last Saturday afternoon at an advanced age. Joseph Fairfield and wife have made their home with her for a few years. Mrs. Fairfield was a step daughter of Mrs. Hutchins, but was absent at the time of her death: being with a sick daughter. Mrs. Hutchins will be much missed in the Methodist society. 


Life Goes On said...

how great that you have a copy of her death notice. Great addition to family history.

BeNotForgot said...

Back in the early 90s, Mom and I spent many hours gathering tidbits such as this one while looking at old newspapers on microfilm at the library in Biddeford, Maine . . . luv those old newspapers . . .

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