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Thursday, December 2, 2010

On This Day December 2nd Betsy Anderson Day Passes Away

Remembering Betsy Anderson Day one my great great grandmother on my mother's side.
On this Day December 2nd 1938 Betsy Anderson Day passed away. She had made it to 100 years old and probably is the longest living relative I have.
Betsy was born September 16,1838 in Rome New York to Levi and Harriet Carpenter Anderson. Betsy married Dwight Henry Day and to this marriage 9 children were born.

Anna 1857 - 1943
Nellie 1860 - 1877 probably died of Scarlet Fever
Emma 1862 - 1877 probably died of Scarlet Fever
Hirey 1864 -1877 probably died of Scarlet Fever
Abram 1866
William Albert 1867 1920 my great grandfather
Arly 1868
George 1869 - 1929 murdered while working as a watchman on the docks of Duluth Minnesota
Franklin 1875 - 1953

The following is part of an article published November 1938 commenting on Betsy's upcoming 100th birthday.

Much of her time is spent in a rocking chair. She used to enjoy reading but gave up this diversion several years ago. Mrs. Day continues to show an interest in what is going on about her. She is easy to get along with. The only thing she questions is when family is trying to give her medicine.

Betsy was a lover of the church. She was quite active until three weeks prior to her death. She reached the age of 100 years, two months and fourteen days. Funeral was conducted at South Troy church and she is buried in the Pleasant Prairie cemetery.

The picture of her tombstone is one I took a few years ago. This is a very small cemetery. Beautiful and peaceful. Rest in peace grandma Betsy.

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