Person:Elizabeth Phillips (25)

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Name Elizabeth Phillips
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3][4][5][6][8] 15 May 1807 Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States
Marriage 31 Dec 1829 Seneca, Ontario, New York, United Statesto John VanOrsdal
Other[7] 1834 Carlisle, Lorain County, OhioMovedTo
Census[3] 10 Sep 1850 Carlisle, Lorain County, Ohio
Census[4] 1 Jun 1860 Carlisle, Lorain County, Ohio
Census[5] 25 Jun 1870 Quincy, Branch County, Michigan
Census[6] 14 Sep 1880 Quincy, Branch County, Michigan
Death[2] 5 Jun 1899 Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States
Burial? Quincy (township), Branch, Michigan, United States

               The Courier and Republican
              Coldwater, Michigan
              June 9, 1899
              Page 3, Quincy Items
  1. Ruth Ann Fradenburg-Kelley 2633 West Lake Road Hart, Mi., 49420-8363 (616) 873-2262.
  2. 2.0 2.1 GEDCOM file submitted by From Bruce Bender. Created on 26 NOV 2006. Imported on 26 Nov 2006..
  3. 3.0 3.1 1850 Census.

    1850 Census for Carlisle Township, Lorain County, Ohio
    10 Sept 1850

    John VanOrcal (that’s how it appears), age 50, male, farmer, 2500 value, born New York
    Elizabeth, age 45, female, born New York.
    Melissa, age 18, female, born New York
    Phebe, age 16, (could be 10, but in order of age, probably 16) female, born New York.
    Hiram, age 15, male, born Ohio
    Priscilla, age 10, female, born Ohio, attended school.
    James, age 7, male, born Ohio, attended school.
    Ira, age 6, male, born Germany (probably a mistake of census taker), attended school.

  4. 4.0 4.1 1860 Census.

    1860 Census for Carlisle Township, Lorain County, Ohio
    1 Jun 1860

    John VanOrcal, age 60, male, farmer, $2200, $900, born NY
    Elizabeth, age 50, female, born New York
    Pricilla, age 20, female, born Ohio
    James age 17, male, farm laborer, born Ohio
    Ira, age 15, male, born Ohio

  5. 5.0 5.1 1870 Census.

    1870 Census for Quincy, Branch County, Michigan
    25 Jun 1870

    Van Ordsale, John, age 69, white male, farmer, $7200, $1194, born New York,
    Elizabeth, age 63, white female, keeping house, born New York
    Pricilla, age 32, white female, born Ohio
    Ira, age 25, white male, farm laborer, born Ohio
    Mary, age 24, white female, keeping house, born Ohio
    Charles, age 2, white male, born Michigan

  6. 6.0 6.1 1880 Census.

    1880 Census for Quincy, Branch County, Michigan
    14 Jun 1880

    Van Orsdal, Ira A., white male, age 35, married, farmer, born Ohio, parents born New York.

    Mary, white female, age 34, wife, married, housekeeping, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born New York.

    Charles L., white male, age 11, son, single, at school, born Michigan, parents born Ohio

    VanOrsdal, Elizabeth, white female, age 73, mother, single, widowed, retired, born New York, parents born New York.

    William E. VanOrsdal, white male, age 13, nephew, single, at school, born Ohio, parents born Ohio.

    Effie A. VanOrsdal, white female, age 18, niece, single, housework, born Michigan, parents born Ohio.

  7. Obituary
    Death of Mrs. Jacob Bender.

    Death of Mrs. Jacob Bender.

    Melissa Van Orsdal was born in Gorham, Ontario county, New York, December 8, 1831. When nearly three years of age, she with her parents, moved to Carlisle, Lorain County, Ohio, where she grew to womanhood.

    March 22nd 1853 she was married to Jacob Bender. In 1877 they moved to their present home after a residence of four years in Hancock County, Ohio, and eight years in Algansee, Michigan. She was one of a family of six children, two of whom survive her, Mrs. P.D. Webster and Ira A. Van Orsdal, both of Quincy. She was the mother of seven children. Della, the eldest child, was burned to death at the age of twenty-one; Hiram E. died in infancy. Her husband, four daughters, Cassie, Mrs. Mary E. Sisson, Mrs. Electa B. Strang, Mrs. Ruby D. Rayn and one son, Frank E., are left to mourn their loss.

    She showed by every act of her unselfish life, that for her it was more blessed to give than to receive; Faith fully fulfilling every requirement of domestic life as wife and mother, “she hath done what she could.’ Loved and respected by a large circle of friends, idolized by her family, she will be missed more than words can tell.

    Although she made no religious profession, yet she was not without hope. We believe mother is waiting for us in a better, brighter world.

    Nearly three years ago her health began to fail. All that loving friends and relatives could do was unavailing. Patiently she bore her suffering, until death relieved her, Saturday, February 21, 1903, aged 71 years, 2 months and 13 days, within one month of the fiftieth anniversary of her marriage.

    The funeral was held at the home in Northeast Quincy at 10 o’clock, Tuesday, February 24th, conducted by Rev. H. A. McConnell, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers, which she loved so well, the casket being literally covered with the choicest kinds, roses and carnations predominating. Burial was made in Lakeview.

  8. (Seneca, Ontario, County, N. Y.)