Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What I Know about Hannah

Note: There are two previous posts about Hannah if you'd like to read them: Searching for Hannah and Finding Hannah.

Hannah Elizabeth Meinzen was born 13 February 1875, a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Armitage) Meinzen, in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. She must have attended school because she learned to read and write.

At the age of 25, on June 12, 1900, she was working as a servant, probably a domestic servant, in the home of Edward and Mame Forbes, a merchant with three children (Hazel, 7; Raymond, 2; and Clarence, 8 months).

When Hannah was about 31, she married John H. Hendricks. By April 26, 1910, at the time of the 1910 census, Hannah and John had been married four years, lived in Island Creek Township, and had two daughters: Edna, 2 years, and another whose name I can't read (though it must have been Zerelda, who was born May 27, 1909), age 1 year. Hannah was pregnant with a third child at the time of the census. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church.

Hannah died at home at midnight on Saturday, September 4, 1910, at the age of 35. She had been ill for two weeks following the birth of her third child. The doctor attending her identified the cause of death as "peritonitis due to frequent child bearing" with a contributory cause of "embolism." The infant, Anna Bell, survived (though passed away six months later, on March 11, 1911). Hannah Elizabeth Meinzen Hendricks was buried at Union Cemetery, Steubenville, on 6 September 1910, in her parents' plot, between her brothers Edward and Walter.

1 comment:

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