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9201 Winthrop graduated from Harvard in 1870. Scudder, Winthrop Saltonstall (I8959)
 
9202 Winthrop was a real estate salesman at the beginning of World War I. Scudder, Winthrop Richardson (I32994)
 
9203 With brother George, Burton took over his father’s store; it was thereafter called "B&G Jost Limited". Jost, Burton A. (I83399)
 
9204 With brother, George took over father’s store, it was hereafter called B&G Jost Limited. After retiring, he moved to Ottowa to be near his sons. His grand-daughter Jean Marr McCorkindale described him as "kind and gentle." They had four children. Jost, George Edward (I83402)
 
9205 With his inventions of the coffee substitute Postum and several popular grain-based food products including the breakfast cereals Post Toasties and Grape Nuts, Charles William founded the Postum Cereal Company, a food-manufacturing empire that generated one of the largest fortunes of the early twentieth century.

In late 1913 and early 1914, Charles' health deteriorated to the point that he canceled public appearances, which prompted speculation in the press regarding his well-being. In early March, the president of the Santa Fe Railroad arranged for Post to be rushed via a nonstop train ride in a private car from California to Rochester, Minnesota, where he was operated on for acute appendicitis on March 10. The operation was a success and he was allowed to return to his home in Santa Barbara, California to recuperate. He died in Santa Barbara on May 9, 1914, by a self-inflicted gun wound. It is believed that his suicide was committed due to frustration over continued health problems (thinking he had stomach cancer). His 27-year-old daughter, Marjorie Merriweather Post, inherited his company along with most of his vast fortune. 
Post, Charles William (I13816)
 
9206 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Wood, Adams Johnston (I108891)
 
9207 Woodlawn Farm dates to the 1798 land acquisition of Walter Sims, a Pennsylvania native. He willed 600 acres to his granddaughter Elizabeth Scudder Ryall in 1821 and it would be her family who actually established Woodlawn. She and her husband had eight children and their 1820s log and weatherboard homestead was still occupied in 1976. Scudder, Elizabeth Sims (I3680)
 
9208 Woodrow was a World War II veteran and a retired surveyor. He enjoyed gardening and giving away his vegetables to others. He was a member of the North Jackson Street Church of Christ, Hailey, Woodrow James (I113252)
 
9209 Woody was a Navy veteran of World War II He was a teacher, principal, and superintendent Rochelle Elementary School, District 231, retiring after 37 years. Then he served as superintendent of Ogle county, Illinois, schools. Swartzbaugh, Woodrow Jennings (I82435)
 
9210 Young girls were taught that they had to obey their parents instantly. As a father dominated a household, this basically meant that the girls grew up to instinctively obey men. Even uncles, older brothers and male family friends could expect instant obedience from girls. Girls received no formal education (though very few boys did) but they were taught that their sole function in life was to marry, have children and look after their homes and husbands. Girls were taught that God had commanded them to be obedient to men, be it father or husband.

Girls from a poor home received no education as we would recognise it. They learned skills for life from their mothers. Girls from the homes of the rich received some form of education but it was in things like managing a household, needlework and meal preparation. It was generally believed that teaching girls to read and write was a waste of time.

Young ladies from a rich family would have no choice over who their husbands would be. Marriages were frequently arranged so that the families involved would benefit – whether the young lady loved her future husband was effectively irrelevant. In fact, it would not have been unusual for a couple to meet for the first time at their wedding.

There was no legal age for marriage and many girls aged 14 would have got married at that age. In the homes of the poor, there was almost a rush to marry off daughters as it was believed that once they reached a certain age, about 14, they would have been seen as being too old for marrying off and therefore a liability at home, one extra mouth to feed and no extra income coming into the house.

Once married, the main function of a wife was to produce a son to continue the family line. This was true for royalty right down to the common peasant. In would not have been unusual for wives to be pregnant every twelve months. In Tudor England, pregnancy and especially childbirth was dangerous for the wife. Death in childbirth was not unusual. One ‘tradition’ at this time was for a wife to prepare a new baby’s nursery but to also make arrangements for the baby should she, the mother, die in childbirth.

The actual act of childbirth was assisted by a ‘midwife’. In fact, this was usually an elderly female relative or female neighbour with no medical knowledge. Complications were frequent and death not unusual in childbirth, but no proper doctors existed in times to change this. Even if a delivery of a baby was successful, the mother could still fall prey to illness due to the lack of hygiene during childbirth.Puerperal fever and post-birth infections were both killers.

The way women dressed was also strictly controlled. Women who were not married could wear their hair loose. Married women had to hide their hair away under a veil and a hood. Queens might wear their hair loose on state occasions but this was only tolerated because they had to wear a crown.

A woman’s dress covered nearly everything. Sleeves came down to the wrists and even in summer dresses reached the floor. Corsets were common but a plunging neckline would be considered acceptable. For queens, ceremonial dress could be even of a challenge as their dresses could be beautiful to those looking at them but they were both bulky and weighed a great deal as they were usually encrusted with jewels. Worn on a hot evening at a state occasion, such dresses must have been uncomfortable to wear. 
Hale, Elizabeth (I3170)
 
9211 Young Leland loved the life on the Palo Alto, California, ranch. He kept dogs and horses, knew all about the farm machinery and built a miniature railroad with 400 feet of track on the grounds of the country home. He was a tall, slender youth – taller at 15 than his father's 5-foot-10, and studious. He spoke French fluently and, on trips to Europe with his parents, developed his passion for collecting in art and archaeology.

The family was in Italy in 1884 when Leland contracted typhoid fever. He was thought to be recovering, but on March 13 at the Hotel Bristol in Florence, Leland's bright and promising young life came to an end, two months before his 16th birthday. 
Stanford, Leland Jr. (I20381)
 
9212 Zaccheus was recruited in New Haven, Connecticut, as part of the 6th Company, Captain William Douglas commanding, 1st Continental Regiment, General Wooster commanding, during the Revolutionary War. He marched to New York the end of June 1775 and encamped at Harlem. He took part in operations above Lake George and Champlain and assisted in the reduction of St. John's in October. He was then stationed at Montreal. He was discharged in the Northern Department 28 November 1775.

Zaccheus lived in Branford until 1781, then moved to Norfolk in 1783. He bought land at Lee, Massachusetts, in 1797. His children were all probably born in Norfolk. There is a record of Jerusha Rose and Zacheus Maltbie joining the Church of Christ of Norfolk, Connecticut, on 16 November 1784. His wife, Jerusha, was baptized into the church in 1783. Norfolk records, Volume III, state that Jerusha and Zacheus were "removed to Vermont." However, there is no known record that they ever lived there.

Zacheus and his son, Jonathan, settled East Evans, Erie county, New York, in 1815. He lived the remainder of his life in Evans, Erie county. He is buried at the First Congregational Church of Evans, known as "Jerusalem Corners." His son, Samuel, is also buried there. 
Maltbie, Zaccheus (I6880)
 
9213 Zachariah served in the Revolutionary War in the Connecticut Militia, Major Backus' Regiment of Light Horse. Lathrop, Zachariah (I101149)
 
9214 Zedekiah was an undertaker, but in 1880, he was a cabinet maker. Bonham, Zedekiah A. (I11069)
 
9215 Zoe specialized in childrens portraiture and painted portraits of John and Carolyn Kennedy, Christina Crawford, Walt Disneys children, as well as foreign dignitaries. Zoe studdied in Paris in the 20's and later wrote an autobiography called "Talent Opens Doors," which was published in 1985. Her grandparents owned Dumbarton Oaks in Washington,D.C., which is known as the birthplace of the United Nations. Her grandmother was also an artist. Shippen, Zoe Elizabeth (I50004)
 
9216 Zophar and Jemima had seven children, all named in his will. Rogers, Zophar (I2352)
 
9217 [besttree040904.FTW]

Excerpt from email from Matilda "Tillie" (Angell) Toro, dated 051202
"she (her mother) was born and raised in Northern Ireland they met whenmy father was stationed in England. I'm trying to trace her family as Ido still have relatives in N. Ireland, but it is proving very slow." 
Family F14982
 
9218 [besttree040904.FTW]

From: "tillie toro"
To:
Subject: Re: Arlo Van Issac Angell
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 16:57:04 -0400

Hello, my name is Matilda (everyone calls me Tillie) Angell (now Toro).Arlo was my grandfather. He was married to Mary Bell Raymond. My fatherwas their youngest son Charles Frederick Angell, born March 23, 1936,Bunker Hill, MI. If you are interested in adding this information toyour site, I would be glad to get the birth dates and names of my uncles.Unfortunately they have all passed away, including my father but I reallyappreciate all your work on this site it has been very helpful in tracingmy family tree.

Cordially,
Tillie Toro 
Family F14976
 
9219 [besttree040904.FTW]

Have their original marriage certificate.



early Marriages in Livingston County Michigan
Bride or Groom Spouse Vol. Page Year
ANGELL, Harley E. H. Dotha BLAKE 4 49 1891 
Family F14954
 
9220 [besttree040904.FTW]

Have Wedding invitation sent to Dotha Angell in 1930. 
Family F14958
 
9221 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Walling, Matthew Ladd (I107855)
 
9222 _STATMARRIED Family F9436
 

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