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Elsie Amelia Tillotson Barber
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1853
Duplain
Clinton County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1918
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA

Elsie Amelia Tillotson was born July 10, 1853 in Duplain, Clinton County, Michigan. Elsie was the daughter of Franklin James Tillotson and Jane Ann Sexton. The town of Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan was named after her: Elsie was the first white child born in Duplain.

Elsie married David Henry Barber, son of Nelson Barber and Phebe House (her name also appears as Pheba, Phoebe, and Phoeba), on Christmas Day (December 25, 1872). Elsie and David had nine children: Harry, Frank, Roy, Cora, Joseph, Cecil, Jesse, Milo, and David.

After leaving Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan, Elsie did not return to the town named for her for about thirty seven years. She was invited to return to Elsie for the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the town of Elsie. Her return visit merited the following mention in the local Elsie, Michigan newpaper:

"Mrs. Elsie Barber, of Scotch Ridge, Ohio is visiting in Elsie. The lady lived in a log house that stood near where the Free Methodist Church now stands, in her childhood. Her father Franklin Tillotson, was a cousin of Wm. Tillotson, deceased. It is about 37 years since she has looked upon the spot where her old house stood."

Elsie Amelia Tillotson Barber died April 28, 1918 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio of a cerebral hemorrhage.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Franklin James Tillotson (1824 - 1900)
  Jane Ann Sexton Tillotson (1828 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  David Henry Barber (1840 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Harry C Barber (1874 - 1960)*
  Cora Jane Barber (1879 - 1961)*
  Milo Emmet Barber (1889 - 1945)*
  David Lester Barber (1891 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Francis Tillotson (1849 - 1893)*
  Eveline Marie Tillotson Darling (1851 - 1907)*
  Elsie Amelia Tillotson Barber (1853 - 1918)
  Celia Eliza Tillotson Broadfoot (1858 - 1933)*
  Sarah Orillia Tillotson Hopkins (1860 - 1918)*
  Harriet Minette Tillotson Stockton (1864 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Plot: MA 10K
 
Maintained by: Philip R. Burns
Originally Created by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93713298
Elsie Amelia <i>Tillotson</i> Barber
Added by: Philip R. Burns
 
Elsie Amelia <i>Tillotson</i> Barber
Added by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 
Elsie Amelia <i>Tillotson</i> Barber
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Let light perpetual shine upon her
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Jul. 16, 2012
 
 
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