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Elizabeth Ann (Eliza) Punches
Posted by: Kathryn Holloway Swearingen Date: January 15, 2001 at 12:37:48
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I have just recently found the obit of my gggrandmother, Elizabeth Ann (Eliza) Punches Cuthbert. The obit follows as printed in The Cleo Chieftain newspaper, Cleo, OK Feb 2, 1917.

Eliza A. Punches was born in Goram, Ontario Co. NY on August 27, 1830, and went to Michigan when she was seven years old. December 20, 1850, she was married to Elijah M. Cuthbert, and to this union was born ten children, five girls and five boys, five of whom are still living. The husband died on March 13, 1875, and she remained his widow since. At the age of eighteen she united with the Methodist church. Departed this life on January 23, 1917, aged 86 years, 4 months and 27 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. C. Lakey with interment at Swuare Cedar cemetery.

I almost missed seeing this obit as I scanned the microfilm for Eliza Cuthbert. I was unable to obtain her death certificate and maybe the reason is the way it was written up in the paper. I will go back to Okla. City now with exact dates and a copy of her obit.

Elijah Cuthbert died in Newton, Harvey Co. KS.

On the 1860 Fed. Census for Dundee, Monroe Co. MI: Elijah Cuthbert, 34 born VT;
Eliza, 31 born NY; Children all born in MI,
Charles, 9; Samson, 7; Wesley, 4; Helen, 2;
Florence, 3/12

I also have information from Harvey Co. KS 1883 List of Pensioners, that Eliza was a widow listed on these Civil War Pensions.

I have the 1880 Fed Census for Newton, Harvey Co. KS that list all of the children but can't put my hands on it at this moment. I will post these names when I find my Cuthbert book.

If you know anything about her or her family please contact me.


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