|Birth: ||1829, England|
Born in England, Jane emigrated to the United States. Her first marriage was to Edward Pitcher (he was born in Sandy Hill, New York. His father was Nathaniel Pitcher and his mother was Anna Merritt). They settled in Sacramento County in 1852 where they farmed/ranched. They had seven children. Edward Pitcher died of fever that he contracted when crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Jane Pitcher later married Seeley DeKay in 1865; they had one son, Guy Patten DeKay. The historic house located between Antelope Road and Sunrise Boulevard where Jane and her husband once lived, she named "Sunrise House".
Death of Mrs. Jane H. DeKay From Brain Paralysis. The death is announced of Mrs. Jane H. DeKay of Antelope, who passed away yesterday after a brief illness. Deceased was 69 years of age, a native of England, and widow of the late Seely DeKay. Mr. and Mrs. DeKay took up their residence near Antelope some thirty years ago. Deceased leaves two sons and two daughters: H. H. Pitcher of Livermore, Guy R. DeKay of Antelope, Mrs. A. P. Cecil of San Francisco and Mrs. Rose P. Dewey of Placerville. The interment will take place in Roseville Cemetery at 12:30 o'clock today.
Sacramento Daily Union (12/22/1898)
Seeley DeKay (1822 - 1896)
Charlotte Maude Pitcher (1852 - 1920)*
Amy Pitcher Cecil (1853 - 1932)*
Rose Pitcher Dewey (1858 - 1924)*
Guy Patten DeKay (1870 - 1938)*
Roseville Public Cemetery District
Created by: Valarie Vine
Record added: Jul 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94308806
"Sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the years, One season following another, laden with happiness and tears"|
Added: Jul. 14, 2013
Added: Jul. 27, 2012