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Ardelia Mae "Delia" Withrow
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1890
Grant Township
Huron County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 30, 1934
Ionia County
Michigan, USA

A Christmas baby, DELIA was the daughter of ISAAC (1851-1952) and JANE WITHROW (1861-1929). Her siblings were JOHN D. WITHROW, GEORGE WITHROW, LULA WITHROW and ROY WITHROW.
ISSAC spent many years maintaining the gardens of the Belding Brothers & Company silk mills in Belding, MI, which had opened in the late 19th century and resulted in the town being dubbed "The Silk Capital of the World." The mill employed hundreds of young women who breathed in silk dust particles day after day. The dust eventually permanently damaged DELIA's health and lead to her great suffering and early death. DELIA's illness drove her to isolation and never marrying. After the passing of her mother, JANE, in 1929, DELIA, though weak, kept house for her father, ISAAC. After many sickly years, respiratory complications finally claimed the life of DELIA in 1934. She is buried at River Ridge Cemetery in Belding. The next year the silk mill shut its doors forever.
In memory of DELIA, her sister LULA named one of her daughters ADELIA. LULA's other children (with CHAUNCEY SHEPARD) were MARGARET and CHAUNCEY JR. (a/k/a BARNEY). 
Family links: 
  Isaac Withrow (1851 - 1952)
  Mary Jane Regan Withrow (1861 - 1929)
  Helen Blanche Withrow (1884 - 1885)*
  Roy J. Withrow (1886 - 1988)*
  Ardelia Mae Withrow (1890 - 1934)
  George Francis Withrow (1894 - 1972)*
  John D. Withrow (1896 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
River Ridge Cemetery
Ionia County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 46, West 1/2
Created by: Gary Theroux
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65938847
Ardelia Mae Delia Withrow
Added by: Gary Theroux
Ardelia Mae Delia Withrow
Added by: Gary Theroux
Ardelia Mae Delia Withrow
Added by: Gary Theroux
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