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 Elizabeth “Betsey” Wormood

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Elizabeth “Betsey” Wormood

  • Birth 23 Feb 1791
  • Death 31 Aug 1891
  • Burial Verona, Oneida County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 11720186

One of six known children.

To Celebrate Her 100th Birthday: Miss Betsey Wormood of Sconondoa, the oldest person in this section of the country, is to celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, Feb. 23. She will be pleased to see her many friends on that day. [Oneida Union]

Miss Wormood is a sister of Peter Wormood of this village. She is as spry and active as most ladies of 50 and is the oldest person in this section of the state. [unknown Manlius, Onondaga Co, NY newspaper]

More Than 100 Years Old: Betsey Wormwood [note: the spelling of the surname changes in this article], who recently celebrated her one hundredth birthday at her home near Oneida, is a little woman, about four feet, ten inches tall, and weighs about eighty pounds. She is somewhat deaf, but her form is erect and she walks with a firm step and is in excellent health. About fifty people called, attracted by the extreme old age of Miss Wormood, including Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Wormood, of Meridian, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Wormood and family of Syracuse, N.Y., making four generations. All were surprised at the sprightliness of the old lady. Her memory is good, easily recalling incidents of the past century, the death of Washington, the election of Thomas Jefferson, the several wars that have followed, and can relate numerous things that have occurred in the career of public men since. She gave her autograph to several persons. Miss Wormood gives promise of living to enjoy still other birthday anniversaries. [Rome Sentinel, NY]

A Centenarian Gone: Miss Betsey Wormood, a notice of whose birthday celebration we published some months, since died Monday at her home in Oneida aged 100 years 6 months and 15 days. The funeral will be held at her late home today and burial at Oneida [note: incorrect] cemetery. The deceased was a sister of Peter Wormood of this village who, however, is too feeble to attend the funeral. [unknown Manlius, NY newspaper]

Sincerest appreciation to Kathy Last who through her years of recording cemeteries, found this woman where I never would have known to look, to Andrew Zachow who has placed the final note to her life & to Meredith for sponsoring my most special find.

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