|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1797|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1885|
An Aged Lady's Death.
Yesterday afternoon, Mr.s Caroline Ann Atherton, died at the residence of Hon. Charles A. Miner, at the advanced age of 98 years. Mrs. Atherton was the daughter of General William Ross, her mother being Eliza Sterling. She was born Feb. 24, 1797, at the old Ross homestead on South Main Street, and passed her entire life either in Wilkes-Barre or in its immediate vicinity. She was married twice - first to Samuel Maffet and second to Elisha Atherton, of Wyoming. The former, who died in 1825, was prominent in early Wilkes-Barre journalism. He came from Philadelphia in 1810, where he had been apprenticed as a printer under John Binns, and established the Susquehanna Democrat as anorgan of the Democracy. He published the paper with great ability until 1824, when it was purchased by Sharp D. Lewis and Chester A. Colt. The Democrat had among its friends and material supporters the wealth and social influence of Gen. William Ross and Judge Hollenback, and the political contests between the enterprising journalists of the Democrat and Federalist were very warm, bitter and energetic. The Federalist was the organ of the party whose name it bore, was up to 1811, called the Gleaner and was published by Charles Miner and Steuben Butler until 1818, when the enterprise was abandoned. Mr. Butler then launching the Wyoming Herald.
Mrs. Atherton is survived by two children, one by each marriage - Wm. R. Maffett and Mrs. Charles A. Miner, with whom she has made her home for many years. Elisha Atherton died in 1873. Deceased is survived by a younger sister, Mrs. Eliza Loop, who is living at Rochester, N. Y., she having been born in 1799. Her only brother was Gen. William Sterling Ross, who died in 1864.
Mrs. Atherton was a communicant in the Episcopal Church, according to whose ritual she will be buried on Friday at 10, from the residence of her daughter.
(Wilkes-Barre Record, 19 Aug 1885)
William Ross (1761 - 1842)
Eliza Sterling Ross (1768 - 1816)
Samuel Maffett (1789 - 1825)
William Ross Maffett (1817 - 1890)*
Eliza Ross Atherton Miner (1831 - 1925)*
Sarah Sterling Ross Covell (1793 - 1864)*
Caroline Ann Ross Maffett Atherton (1797 - 1885)
Eliza Irene Ross Loop (1799 - 1892)*
William Sterling Ross (1802 - 1868)*
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