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Janette Finlayson Hiddleson
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1853
Glasgow, Scotland
Death: Mar. 12, 1910
Aurora
Kane County
Illinois, USA

Janette, also called "Jessie", was born to William and Janet Mitchell in Abdie Parish, Fifeshire, Scotland. She came with her parents, brother Thomas, and sisters, Maggie and Isabella to America by sailing vessel in 1856. The family settled in a Scottish community of farmers in Bristol (Yorkville), Illinois. Janet married Romilious Hiddleson. She joined the Yorkville Baptist Church in about 1879. Toward the end of her life she was a member of the Ladies Aid of the Congregational Church. She was a charter member of the Rebekeh Lodge No. 251 and a member of the Mystic Workers of the World No. 25. Jessie worked as a nurse for many years. In the fall of 1899 she became ill and "out of her mind" and was a source of consant anxiety and care to her husband (according to her obituary). She died at St. Charles Hospital, Aurora, Illinois in 1910. 
 
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 Parents:
  William F Finlayson (1821 - 1901)
  Jeannette Margaret Mitchell Finlayson (1819 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Romilius Alvero Hiddleson (1848 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Janet Mitchell Hiddleson Lawrie (1876 - 1969)*
  Grace Sarah Hiddleson Lawrie (1882 - 1946)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Hawley Finlayson (1845 - 1925)*
  Margaret Finlayson Low (1848 - 1933)*
  Isabelle Finlayson Regan (1852 - 1917)*
  Janette Finlayson Hiddleson (1853 - 1910)
  Minnie Finlayson Gray (1859 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Hawley Finlayson Harbaugh (1863 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Little Rock Township Cemetery
Plano
Kendall County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Valarie Vine
Originally Created by: Anne Sears
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46060362
Janette <i>Finlayson</i> Hiddleson
Added by: Valarie Vine
 
Janette <i>Finlayson</i> Hiddleson
Added by: Anne Sears
 
Janette <i>Finlayson</i> Hiddleson
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The local paper printed obituaries, of course. Sometimes it was a small paragraph in a corner of an inside page. But sometimes it was a full column on page one. That kind of space was reserved for well-known and well-respected citizens. Some were business...(Read more)
- Kristy Gravlin
 Added: Jun. 16, 2014
Dear Janette Mtichell Finlayson...I have found your long and complete obituary on Page 1 of the Kendall County News of Plano, Illinois, on Wednesday, March 16, 1910. It has lots of names, etc., so I suspect that your ggg-granddaughters would like to have ...(Read more)
- Kristy Lawrie Gravlin
 Added: Apr. 30, 2014
In memory of Janette Mitchell "Jessie" Finlayson Hiddleson...the great-grandmother of my cousin Ann. I didn't know "Jessie" of course, but I certainly know her face which Ann wears very well. Jessie daughter, also Jessie, and other daughter, Grace, marrie...(Read more)
- Kristy Lawrie Gravlin
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
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