|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1868|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1946|
Rachel probably was born on the Nitch homestead, According to the records of Father Albert H. Ledoux, her grandmother Terressa Riddle (and other spellings) was a midwife, and possibly she attended her birth. She was the daughter of Peter Nitch and Annie Roydal(many spellings). Rachel probably lived and worked on the 153-acre farm until she married. The farm harvested crops and raised livestock. She probably had the life of most women of a working class society, who raised a large family and also had obligations to their birth family.
Rachel married Richard Henry Worthington on October 31, 1894, and sometime in 1897 they moved to Lorain, Ohio. Richard Henry had some advanced education and his occupation was mainly a machinist in the Steel Mills. While there, in addition to taking care of four children, Rachel also had boarders. They returned to Johnstown, PA, permanently about 1904, where their other five children were born.
On January 3, 1926,Rachel, at age 58, suffered what must have been a severe stroke. She was still in the hospital on February 4, 1926, when her husband died of pneumonia. Rachel was left with two young children to raise, one 14 and one 11. Her other children were well into adulthood. Sadly, she would endure the deaths of two young daughters in 1931 and 1934.
Obituary, Page 18, Daily Tribune, Monday, December 30, 1946
Mrs. Rachel Worthington, 78, died at 3 PM Sunday, December 29, 1946, at the Cambria County Home Hospital. Until two weeks ago she had made her home with a daughter, Helen E. Elders (Mrs. Arthur E.) at RD 1, Conemaugh.
She was born October 9, 1868, in Somerset County, a daughter of Peter and Annie Roydel Nitsch Surviving are seven children--Richard John, Cleveland Street; Florence Rose Mayock (Mrs. Joseph Francis), Scranton; Helen E. mentioned, Edward Thomas, Beatrice Avenue; Peter Michael, Baltimore, Maryland; James Evan, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and William Francis, Boyer Street. There are 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the A. A. Wagner Funeral Home after 5 PM today.
Previously her daughters Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Daniel Francis Sullivan) died in 1931 Catherine J.died in 1934. Preceding her in death were Brothers Peter, Jr., and John Baptist, and sisters Teresa, Theresa, Lizzie and, Mary Annie Amez-Droz (Mrs. Julius).
Peter Nitch (1835 - 1910)
Johanna Roidle Nitsch (1841 - 1900)
Richard Henry Worthington (1858 - 1926)
Mary Elizabeth Worthington Sullivan (1895 - 1931)*
Richard John Worthington (1897 - 1968)*
Helen Worthington Elders (1901 - 1964)*
Edward Thomas Worthington (1903 - 1968)*
Peter Michael Worthington (1907 - 1949)*
Master Sgt. James Evan Worthington (1909 - 1960)*
Catherine J. Worthington (1912 - 1934)*
William Francis Worthington (1915 - 1969)*
Theresa Nitch (1860 - 1861)*
Theresa Nitch (1862 - 1866)*
Mary Annie Nitch Amez-Droz (1864 - 1945)*
John Baptist Nitch (1866 - 1944)*
Rachel Nitch Worthington (1868 - 1946)
Adam Albert Nitch (1870 - 1947)*
Adam Albert Nitch (1870 - 1947)*
George Albert Nitch (1873 - 1960)*
Peter Nitch (1879 - 1898)*
Lizzie Nitch (1881 - 1892)*
Rose C. Nitch Livingston (1882 - 1954)*
Anna Esther Nitch Kirkpatrick (1883 - 1954)*
Sophia Caroline Nitch Kirkpatrick (1885 - 1957)*
Eleanor Nitch O'Connor (1886 - 1941)*
Saint Marys Cemetery
Plot: Peter Nitch Family Plot
Created by: Virginia Sobotkin
Record added: May 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90108335