Anna T <I>Fitch</I> Diehl

Anna T Fitch Diehl

Birth
Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 29 Nov 1909 (aged 76)
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
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Name: Anna Randall Diehl
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 29 Nov 1909
Event Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 76
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Occupation: Teacher
Birth Year (Estimated): 1833
Birthplace: New York
Burial Date: 3 Dec 1909
Cemetery: Kensico
Father's Name: Stephen Fitch
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Name: Laura Young
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Certificate Number: cn 5928
Record Number: 28

GS Film Number: 1322748
Digital Folder Number: 004005932
Image Number: 00858
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B04242-2

Citing this Record
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WD2-GWD : 2 June 2020), Laura Young in entry for Anna Randall Diehl, 29 Nov 1909; citing Death, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,748.Anna T. (Fitch) Randall-Diehl was the daughter of Ahira and Sarah Ann (Ellis) Fitch. She was known as "The Great Elocutionist." Dr. Valorus Randall was her 1st husband. They were married before 1860. Valorus died June 14, 1863 at age 30. Rev. Dr. Israel Smyser Diehl was her 2nd husband. They were married May 4, 1871 and Israel died January 4, 1875.

New York, New York, City Directory 1892, Page 28
City Register
Rutgers Female College
56 West 55th
Anna Randall Diehl
Professor of Reading and Elocution

Katherine West Schell
She hath been reading: women and Shakespeare Clubs in America, 2012, Page 16

Obituary
The New York Times
Thursday, December 2, 1909, Page 9
DIEHL.--Mrs. Anna Randall-Diehl, who died on Monday, was president of the oldest Shakesperean club in America, and one of the most prominent clubwomen of New York City. She was born in Oswego County, New York, and received her education at Falley Seminary in Fulton, New York. She was twice married. Her first husband was Dr. Randall of Fulton. Her second marriage to Dr. Israel S. Diehl, traveler and at one time United States Consul to Java, was followed by a year in Europe, where Mr. Diehl made a large collection of coins, costumes and curios. After Mr. Diehl's death, his widow presented the coins to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Mrs. Randall-Diehl wrote and compiled forty books, many of which relate to elocution. She also founded and edited The American Shakespeare Magazine, the first publication of its kind in America. The Fortnightly Shakespeare Club, of which Mrs. Randall-Diehl was the founder, celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary by the president and a number of members holding a Shakesperean symposium in the memorial library at Stratford-on-Avon. Mrs. Randall-Diehl is survived by one child, Mrs. Jessica Mazanovich of New York city.


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  • Added: 10 Apr 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 208909005
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna T Fitch Diehl (Mar 1833–29 Nov 1909), Find a Grave Memorial no. 208909005, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .