Tuesday, August 24, 2010
My Elizabeth was born Elizabeth Armitage on August 24, 1852, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England.
She came to the U.S. when she was 12.
She was a bride at 17.
She was a mother at 18; and at 20, 22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 38, 39, 41, 44, and 45, + 1 other year.
She became a U.S. citizen at 19.
She was the mother of 15 children, though only 6 lived longer than her.
My Elizabeth, my great-grandmother Elizabeth Armitage Meinzen, died in June, 1926, of cancer of the face.
Though I've never met her in person, she happens to be one of my heroes. I look forward to meeting her.
Gramma Elizabeth, I hope you have a wonderful birthday today, surrounded by friends and family! Happy Birthday!
You can read more about Elizabeth's life at Elizabeth.