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Betsey Ann Newhall McKoy
Birth: Sep. 29, 1822
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1910
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

She was the daughter of Merritt and Lettice (Newton) Newhall, of Leominster and Northborough, Worcester Co., Mass. The 3rd oldest of 9 children. She married Hubbard Wilson McKoy 25, 1841 in Kirby, Caledonia Co., Vt. and had 5 children. Gaudencio Hubbard McKoy, Lillian Betsey McKoy, Sierra Nevada McKoy, Annie Lettice McKoy, and Norma Cecelia McKoy.
She was very active and involved in her community through out her life. She was a member of the "Ladies Aid Society" in Felton. Was elected President in Aug. of 1891, and her daughter Norma was elected Treasurer and daughter Lillian a member of the Aid Committee. See her husband, Hubbard Wilson McKoy's Find a Grave Memorial #36571344 for more about her.
Obituary from the Santa Cruz Evening News, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1910 - McKoy - In this city, September 26, 1910, Betsy Newhall McKoy, beloved mother of G. H. McKoy of Sacramento, Lillian B. Hayes of Felton, "Sarah" (Sierra) N. Hubbard of San Jose and "Norman" (Norma) C. West of Oakland, a native of Vermont, aged 88 years.
The funeral of deceased will take place from Wessendorf & Staffler's undertaking parlors tomorrow (Wednesday), at 12:00 P. M., thence to Felton, where services will be held at the First Presbyterian church at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
[Actually, after her husband's death, Betsey Ann made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Sierra Nevada Hubbard in San Jose, until her death and while on a visit to her sister Laura (Newhall) Works home at 56 Plymouth St., in Santa Cruz. Betsey is said to have been "active, hale and hearty till the last." A "wonderful woman, possessed of a remarkable memory, her narrations of early events of pioneer days in California were very interesting." She died just three days short of her eighty-eighth birthday. The cause of death was listed simply as "Sudden death due to old age." She was buried with her husband in the "Old" Felton Cemetery on Sept. 28, 1910.]
[About her picture - I was told back in January of 1982, when I was given her picture by a great-granddaughter that "Betsey Newhall McKoy was not as stern and forbidding looking as she appears. Rather she was very kind and affectionate of all of her grandchildren and each thought she liked them best."]
Family links: 
  Merritt Newhall (1793 - 1876)
  Lettice Newton Newhall (1793 - 1872)
  Hubbard Wilson McKoy (1819 - 1895)
  Gaudencio Hubbard McKoy (1842 - 1927)*
  Lillian Betsey McKoy Hayes (1848 - 1936)*
  Sierra Nevada McKoy Hubbard (1853 - 1939)*
  Annie Lettice McKoy Ball (1855 - 1901)*
  Norma Claire McKoy West (1863 - 1944)*
  Betsey Ann Newhall McKoy (1822 - 1910)
  Newton Newhall (1824 - 1847)*
  Franklin Newhall (1826 - 1904)*
  Harriet A. Newhall Jenks (1828 - 1910)*
  Louisa Jones Newhall Foster (1830 - 1863)*
  Laura A. Newhall Works (1834 - 1927)*
  George Washington Newhall (1836 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Felton Cemetery
Santa Cruz County
California, USA
Created by: Clifford Laureno
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36575180
Betsey Ann <i>Newhall</i> McKoy
Added by: Clifford Laureno
Betsey Ann <i>Newhall</i> McKoy
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What a wonderful memorial for a fascinating lady & pioneer of Santa Cruz County. I wish I could have heard your stories but I wasn't born for another 40+ yrs. I will seek you out in Heaven, Lord willin'. Rest In Peace, dear Lady.
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Nov. 5, 2011

- Browneyes
 Added: Aug. 26, 2010

- Clifford Laureno
 Added: May. 15, 2009
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