|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1843|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1921|
Almeda Elizabeth Throop was the third daughter and fifth of seven children born to Joseph and Elizabeth Brundage Throop of Augusta, Ontario Canada. Almeda's father died when she was just five. Her mother, knowing she would not be able to care for the children, allowed them to be adopted and taken in by other families. Almeda, nicknamed Medie, was adopted by Daniel and Sarah Cummins.
Almeda came to the United States when she was twelve. She was married to Charles King in 1860. The young couple lived in DeKalb, Illinois, and had three sons, Fred, Joseph and Charles. Charles was serving in the 11th New York Cavalry Co G during the Civil War. While in transport with wounded soldiers from New Orleans to New York aboard the North American, the ship was lost at sea. Charles perished along with most who were on board.
Almeda was married a second time in 1880 to Hamilton Laverty who died shortly after their marriage in 1881. Six years later she married Franklin Camp. Both Hamilton and Franklin were considerably older than Almeda.
Almeda remained close to her sisters and her children to the end of her life. She was a devoted mother and a devout Christian.
From A Journey Through Time with the Davenport Family of New York and the Midwest by Emma Sue Davenport
Below is her obituary from the Sycamore True Republican:
"Almeda Elizabeth Troop was born in Canada, April 9, 1843, and died on June 4, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowas, at the home of her son, Joseph King, with whom she had resided since last November.
Previous to that time she had long been a resident of Sycamore. She was united in marriage in 1887 to Deacon, Franklin Camp, who passed away several years ago.
Mr. Camp united with the Sycamore Baptist church many years ago, and until prevented by failing health was one of its most faithful and efficient members, ever ready and willing to do all she could to advance its interests.
She leaves surviving one son, three grandchildren, one brother, and two sisters.
The funeral services will be at the Sycamore Baptist Church this Wednesday, at 2 o'clock p. m.; the pastor Rev. E. K. Masterson, will officiate and the interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery."
Elizabeth Brundage Throop McWilliams (1821 - 1895)
Hamilton Laverty (1813 - 1881)
Charles King (1836 - 1864)
Franklin Camp (1824 - 1905)*
Fred Allen King (1860 - 1896)*
Joseph Lafayette King (1862 - 1929)*
Joseph Allen Throop (1836 - 1921)*
Mary Mariah Throop Booth (1838 - 1927)*
Sarah A. Throop Davenport (1841 - 1905)*
Almeda Elizabeth Throop Camp (1843 - 1921)
Elzina Nancy Throop Davenport (1847 - 1888)*
Maintained by: Emma Sue
Originally Created by: Jim Ottmer
Record added: Jan 18, 2012
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