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Margaret [Margaretta] “Annette” Elmy

  • Birth 28 Sep 1898 Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Dec 1920 Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Lot # 313
  • Memorial ID 13130158

After her father remaried, the family story is that her stepmother put her and her sister Carrie out of the house. Carrie went to live with their sister Annie Mae Elmy Sutter's family in Glen Lyon before 1920 and "Annette" was put in "Retreat," the local mental hospital on 30 Jun 1920 [according to her death certificate she was in the institution for 5 mo 18 days] where she died. Retreat was also the Luzerne County "Alms" [Poor] House and included a medical hospital. While she suffered from Epilepsy, there is no indication of any mental disease or defect. Her niece Rhoda Sutter Rarick remembered visiting her there as a young girl and that she died when Rhoda was perhaps 4-5 years old. "Annette" died of Lobar Pneumonia in a time before antibiotics.

[Note: The death certificate gives her birth as 23 Jun 1901, but Margaret shows up in the 1900 US Census (with her parents and family) with a birth date given as "Sept. 1898." Therefore the 1901 birth date is wrong prima face.]

Family Members



Age 22 yrs

Gravesite Details Buried 12/14/1920





  • Maintained by: Jay Rarick
  • Originally Created by: Beth
  • Added: 26 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13130158
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret [Margaretta] “Annette” Elmy (28 Sep 1898–11 Dec 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13130158, citing Nanticoke Cemetery, Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jay Rarick (contributor 46793359) .