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Martha Amelia Griswold Belden
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1844
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1928
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA


Her Obituary, The Hartford Courant

Mrs. Martha A. Belden

Mrs. Martha A. Griswold Belden, 84 widow of Frank H. Belden, died at 164 Glendale Avenue, Tuesday morning. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. J. Elmer Bannon, two-grandchildren, Ruth Griswold Bannon and Mahlon Stanley Bannon, and a half-brother, Arthur H. Griswold, all of Wethersfield. Mrs. Belden was a member of the Congregational Church in Wethersfield. The funeral will be held at the home of her daughter, 76 Main Street, Wethersfield, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Village Cemetery, Wethersfield.


Martha was born at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, 4 January 1844; died at Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut 7 August 1928, aged 84 years, 6 months, 2 days, of a cerebral hemorrhage; buried at Wethersfield Village Cemetery [Conn. St. VR, Deaths, filed 9 Aug. 1928; Wethersfield 127, Inscriptions, Cemetery 1, p. 108; Her Obituary, The Hartford Courant].

Martha was the daughter of James Stanley (James, Ozias, Josiah, Jacob, and Michael) GRISWOLD and Prudence CHURCHILL [Conn. St. VR, Deaths, filed 9 Aug. 1928; The Griswold Family, England-America, Vol. 5, p. 111; H.R. Stiles, The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut, Vol. 2, p. 404, 1904, 1987 reprint].

Her mother, Prudence CHURCHILL, was the daughter of Levi Belden CHURCHILL and Abigail (Justus, Ozias) GRISWOLD.

Martha married 16 October 1872 Franklin H. Belden.

Martha A. joined the Congregational Church at Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1860 [Present members, Manual of the Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Conn., Oct. 1893 and 1 Sept. 1925].

Franklin H. and Martha were lifelong residents of Wethersfield [1880 and 1900 U.S. Censuses, Connecticut, Hartford Co., Wethersfield, microfilm].

After the death of her husband in 1914, Martha resided with her daughter on Main Street at Wethersfield [1920 U.S. Census, Connecticut, Hartford Co., Wethersfield, ED 197, S. 4, entry 97/108, microfilm; Hartford Suburban Dir., 1915, 1918].
Family links: 
  James Stanley Griswold (1815 - 1906)
  Prudence W Churchill Griswold (1819 - 1856)
  Franklin H. Belden (1844 - 1914)
  Prudence Griswold Belden Bannon (1879 - 1963)*
  James Arthur Belden (1883 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Wethersfield Village Cemetery
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.7123, -72.65038
Created by: Tom Brocher
Record added: Dec 25, 2011
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