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Isaac Withrow
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1851
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Oct. 21, 1952
Ionia County
Michigan, USA

ISAAC WITHROW's parents -- DANIEL WITHROW and DEBORAH TILTON MANZER WITHROW -- were married on December 7, 1848 in a joint ceremony with DANIEL'S brother JOSEPH and DEBORAH'S sister AMELIA (two brothers marrying two sisters). ISAAC himself was born in 1851 (not 1848, as his tombstone erroneously states) in Grand Lake-Jemsig, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada. ISAAC applied for U.S. naturalization on January 21, 1882 in Sandusky, MI. His application is in Volume E, page 16 of the Sanilac County Naturalization Records in the county clerk's office in Sandusky. Isaac was a citizen of Great Britain (presumably Canada) at the time of his application. No outcome is shown, but he was a U.S. citizen when he died.
According to his daughter-in-law, ATHOL BEADLE WITHROW, ISAAC's father, DANIEL WITHROW, died when he was very young. Although his mother was still alive, ISAAC was raised by his grandparents, JOHN WITHROW and SARAH WHITTIER WITHROW, who fooled the child into thinking that one of his aunts was his mother and his mother was his aunt. ATHOL believed that ISAAC learned the truth in his teen years. His granddaughter, MARJORIE ERMA WITHROW THEROUX noted that ISAAC had a half-sister CATHREN ARDELIA BURLEY (Findagrave #37991311) who lived in Sarnia and was married to STEPHEN BURLEY (Findagrave #37991258). ISAAC's daughter ARDELIA was probably named for her.
JOHN and SARAH WITHROW were originally from Hants Couny, Nova Scotia, and were married there in 1814. Around 1823 they moved to Queens County, New Brunswick, and then in late 1850s to Sweaborg in Oxford County, Ontario.
ISAAC was a lifelong blacksmith, the profession shown at the time of his marriage on July 5, 1883 in Sanilac Country, MI to MARY JANE REGAN. MARJORIE ERMA WITHROW THEROUX recalled that ISAAC also was a brickmaker and builder who built a now-destroyed brick kiln outside St. Louis, MI. As a gardener, he maintained the gardens of the Belding Brothers & Company silk mill, which employed hundreds of young women in Belding, MI between the late 19th century and its closing in 1935. It caasued Belding to be known as "The Silk City of the World." ISSAC's daughter ARDELIA worked at the mill until her inhalation of silk dust sickened her to the point where her health became permanently damaged (and her lifespan shortened).
MARY JANE and ISAAC were devout Christians and members of the Free Methodist Church in Belding, Michigan.
In his latter years, after his wife and daughter ARDELIA had died, ISAAC regularly rotated his residence between his remaining children, living three to four months at a time with each. ISAAC died at MAUDE BEADLE's convalescent home at 1300 North High Street in Lansing. MI. The cause of death was given as "general arteriosclerosis."
ISAAC WITHROW's ancestors included his father, DANIEL, the son of JOHN, son of JOHN, son of JACOB. JACOB was born circa 1730 possibly in New Jersey and died circa 1781 in Dorchester, SC. JACOB's loyalist sons emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1784.
ISAAC was the father of JOHN D. WITHROW, ARDELIA WITHROW, GEORGE WITHROW, LULA WITHROW, ROY WITHROW and HELEN BLANCHE WITHROW. HELEN BLANCHE WITHROW died in 1885 at the age of eight months, nine days as the result of "bowel inflammation."
ISAAC's grandparents included JOHN WITHROW (findagrave #75262653) and SARAH WITHROW (findagrave #75271358).
Family links: 
  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
Note: Isaac's gravestone erroneously lists his birth year as 1848. It was actually 1851.
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# 65938708
Isaac Withrow
Added by: Gary Theroux
Isaac Withrow
Added by: Gary Theroux
Isaac Withrow
Added by: Gary Theroux
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