|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1853|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1902|
Married Silas A Ketchum 30 Nov 1871 in Jackson Co Michigan.
Biography: "Daughter of Phillip and Huldah Perryman Wager, Helen was born in Middlesex, Yates County, New York. She changed her name to "Ella" when she was a little girl after schoolchildren would tease her by calling her "Hell". In 1867 the family moved to Jackson County, Michigan and she grew up on a farm at Leoni Township. In 1872 she married Silas A. Ketchum and they made their home in Rives Township, Jackson County, Michigan. They had four children and also reared a niece of Silas. For a week following her death from liver cancer, Ella's son Bert sat on her grave with a gun to prevent any grave robbers from taking his mother's remains."
Jackson Co Death Certificate #365 Died 7 Aug 1902 in Rives at 49y 0m 6d from cancer of the liver, widow, born NY, parents Phillip & Hulda (Perryman) Wager.
Philip William Wagar (1828 - 1889)
Huldah Lucinda Perryman Wagar (1832 - ____)
Silas Alonzo Ketchum (1842 - 1893)
Otis Alonzo Ketchum (1883 - 1940)*
Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Record added: Jan 22, 2007
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