Elizabeth Wickham Church

Birth
Kingston, Jamaica
Death 12 Jan 1912 (aged 68)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 126829656 · View Source
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Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Elizabeth W Church
Age at last birthday: 54
Date of birth: Mar 1843
Birthplace: England
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
Address: 46 East 30th Street
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 30
Number of children: 0
Number of children living: 0
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: England
Year of immigration: 1865
Number of years in the United States: 35
Naturalization: not listed
Occupation: none
Census place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: T623 1111; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 687
Date: Jun 1900

Notice from the "New York Times" dated 22 Jan 1912:
Church - On Jan. 12, 1912, at Charleston, S. C., Elizabeth Wickham Church, widow of the late Francis P. Church. Funeral services at Tarrytown, N. Y., Tuesday, Jan. 23, on arrival of the 9:50 A. M. train from Grand Central Station.

Obituary from the "New York Times" dated 24 Jan 1912:
Mrs. Elizabeth W. Church, widow of Francis P. Church, for many years an editorial writer on The New York Sun, died on Jan. 12 at Charleston, S. C. After her husband's death she went to Washington and there interested herself in work for the blind, especially in connection with a library. Mrs. Church was also a friend in need to many working girls in New York.

Extract from South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1965:
Name: Elizabeth Wickham Church
Age: 66
Birth date: not listed
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Race: white
Sex: female
Marital status: widow
Occupation: [blank]
Death date: 12 Jan 1912
Death place: Riverside Infirmary in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Cause of death: intestinal obstruction - toximia
Father's name: unknown
Birthplace of father: England
Mother's name: unknown
Birthplace of mother: unknown
Informant: John A Church
Address: 15 Williams Street, New York, New York
Place of burial: Tarrytown, New York
Date of burial: not listed

She married Francis Pharcellus Church in 1873.

Since her husband is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, it is presumed that she is buried there also.


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  • Created by: Richard Rhode
  • Added: 24 Mar 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 126829656
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Wickham Church (Mar 1843–12 Jan 1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 126829656, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Richard Rhode (contributor 46552979) .