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Helen Rosenza "Ella" Wager Ketchum
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1853
Middlesex
Yates County
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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip William Wagar (1828 - 1889)
  Huldah Lucinda Perryman Wagar (1832 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Silas Alonzo Ketchum (1842 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Otis Alonzo Ketchum (1883 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Wife
 
Burial:
Cole Cemetery
Rives Junction
Jackson County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Record added: Jan 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17639392
Helen Rosenza Ella <i>Wager</i> Ketchum
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
 
Helen Rosenza Ella <i>Wager</i> Ketchum
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 Added: Jan. 16, 2011
 
 
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