Elizabeth was called "Lizzie" throughout her life. Though her stone says she was born in 1863, she was 3 years old in the 1860 census.
Lizzie was the daughter of David Pullen and Susan M. Evans. Lizzie had an older brother Oscar and a younger sister Jennie. Jennie died of ovarian cancer in 1907.
David worked as a farm laborer. His net worth was listed as $50 in the 1860 Hallowell census. By comparison, during the same year the poorest families in Leeds usually had a net worth of at least a few hundred dollars. In 1863 Lizzie's father, age 44, enlisted and was gone for a couple years during the Civil War. The family resided in Lisbon. In 1869 David was killed in a railroad accident, which is detailed on his memorial.
On September 1, 1881 Elizabeth A. Pullen married David H. Elliot in Auburn, Maine. David was born in Durham. David worked in the shoe-making industry. The 1910 census indicated Lizzie had had three children, all still living in that year. They were Charles, Susie Mae and a third unknown child.
In 1895 David and Lizzie divorced. David remarried in 1897 to Daisy Douglas but divorced in 1903. Lizzie remarried to a Lewiston baker named Albert Senate, who died of pneumonia on February 6, 1901. Lizzie remarried to Fred Austin, a farmer, on May 14, 1901 in Gorham, New Hampshire.
In the 1900 census 12-year-old Charles lived with a couple in Durham as a boarder. This couple was not an obvious relative. Lizzie's daughter Susie M. lived with their father and Daisy. Lizzie and the third sibling were not found in census records that year.
Lizzie and Fred lived in Leeds, directly south of this cemetery, very close to the border to Greene. In the 1920 census their household included their granddaughter, 6-year-old Lizzie "Austin." This was the daughter of Charles Elliott, who is also listed as living with her father that year. It is likely the granddaughter was there for a visit.
Lizzie's great-grandson contributed the above photo of Lizzie and her daughter Susie Mae, taken at the farm.
David P. Pullen (____ - 1869)
Susan M. Evans Pullen (1829 - 1887)
Frederick C. Austin (1855 - 1929)*
Charles Henry Elliott (1888 - 1962)*
Quaker Ridge Cemetery
Created by: amyinleeds
Record added: May 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90186254