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Alvaretta Hower Getty
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1856
Death: Jan. 29, 1917

Catawissa News Item, Thursday, February 1, 1917

Mrs. Alvaretta Getty, widow of Geo. Getty, died at her home in Franklin township Monday noon, following a several years' illness with diabetes, but which assumed a serious form about Jan. 1st, compelling her to take her bed. Her husband died about six years ago. She was one of Franklin's most respected ladies and was a native of Roaring creek valley, born near Numidia 61yearso ago last October, the daughter of Michael and Catharine Bachman Hower. She was the mother of 15 children, 12 of whom survive her: Alfred T. Getty, of Redland, Cal.; Mrs. L.C. Mensch, Catawissa; I.N. Getty, Dover, N.J.; Oliver Getty, Montour county; Morton Getty, Franklin township; Mrs. Adam Fetterolf, Catawissa township; Joseph Getty, Chicago, Ills.; Philip Getty, Riverside, and Walter, Raymond, Elias and Ivy, at home. Ten grandchildren and the following brothers and sister also survive her: Alfred E. Hower, Main township, Isaiah Hower, Franklin township and Mrs. M.L. Billeg, Numidia. The Getty family is one of the prominent families of the south side and with the exception of few years spent at Selinsgrove has always resided here. The father, George Getty, was twice married. By his first marriage he had twelve children, six of whom survive: Mrs. Mary Hower, Hummelstown, Pa.; John Getty, Fairfax, Neb.; Mrs. Wm. Yeager, Larned, Kan.; Geo. W. Getty, Franklin township; Mrs. Clara Fenstermacher, Deceased was a consistent member of St. Matthew's E.L. church, a woman of more than ordinary executive ability, successfully conducting their large farm for a couple of years after her husband's death, then turning it over to her son, Walter. The funeral will take place on Friday at 10 a.m., services at the home, Rev. Dr. Myers officiating. Interment in the Reformed cemetery at Numidia.

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  Michael Hower (1812 - 1880)
  Catherine Bachman Hower (1816 - 1898)
  George Getty (1830 - 1910)
  Lizzie Irene Getty (____ - 1881)*
  Alfred Tilden Getty (1877 - 1955)*
  Eda Catherine Getty Mensch (1878 - 1949)*
  Isaac Newton Getty (1880 - 1961)*
  Oliver Rohr Getty (1883 - 1954)*
  Martin Henry Getty (1885 - 1947)*
  Effie F. Getty (1887 - 1887)*
  Laura May Getty Fetterolf (1888 - 1942)*
  Walter C Getty (1889 - 1964)*
  Cora D Getty (1891 - 1891)*
  Elias Delbert Getty (1899 - 1921)*
  Isaiah Hower (1839 - 1920)*
  Harriet Hower (1848 - 1864)*
  Alfred Hower (1851 - 1919)*
  Alvaretta Hower Getty (1856 - 1917)
  Emma Catherine Hower Billig (1858 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Pauls UCC Cemetery
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: May 24, 2012
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