Susan <I>Parks</I> Hiatt

Susan Parks Hiatt

Waverly, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Nov 1921 (aged 82)
Cumberland County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bradbury, Cumberland County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 28171366 · View Source
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Daughter of Samuel Parks Jr. and Pauline "Fanny" Boaz.

Her obituary:


Death of aged resident

Mrs. Susan Hiatt, aged resident of Cumberland County, passed away at her home one and one half miles west of Bradbury, on Tuesday, November 8, at 10 o'clock a.m., following a long illness from cancer of the stomach. For the past three weeks preceding her death she was confined to her bed. At the time of her death, Mrs. Hiatt was 81 years, 10 months and 12 days old.

Susan Parks was born in Morgan County, Indiana, on December 22, 1858. In 1856 she was married to Nelson Grissom, and to this union fourteen children were born: John Wesley, Sarah E., William, Alfred, Martha Ann, Octava Jane, Thomas R., Emma A., James F., George N., Henry Lewis, Oscar and Albert. Four children preceded her in death, and infant, Alfred, on October 16, 1865; Martha Ann, September 8, 1876; and Oscar in March 1918.

The husband and father died on July 26, 1879, and the deceased was again married to Silas A. Hiatt on January 20, 1883. To the union was born one daughter, Edna.

The surviving children all reside in the vicinity except the follwing: Mrs. Sarah Matthews and Mrs. Emma Hinshaw, now living in California; George who resides in Iowa; and Mrs. Edna Hopper of Mattoon.

Mrs. Hiatt was one of the early settlers of Cumberland County having moved from Morgan County, Indiana in 1863, to the farm on which she died. At an early age she was converted and joined the United Brethren Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. She lived a constant and conscientious Christian life, and was beloved by her family and friends. She was ever willing to lend a helping hand in sickness and distress, and the years of her long life were filled with so many kindly deeds that she will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist Church at Bradbury on Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rec. J. K. Wheatlake, who is now holding a series of evangelistic services in that church. Six grandsons of the decedent acted as pall bearers they were: Ben and Nelson Grissom, sons of J. W. Grissom, Marshall and Ivan Grissom, sons of Thomas Grissom' and Herman and Garrison Grissom, sons of James Grissom. Interment was made in the Tippet Cemetery.

A sister-in-law, Mrs. Julia Jones of Franklin, Indiana came to the bedside of Mrs. Hiatt about a week ago and was present at the funeral. She will return home in a few days.


We desire to express our appreciation to the many friends who assisted us during the illness and death of our loved one. Especially do we appreciate the loving care and tender ministrations of Mrs. Anna Barger and Mrs. Lizzie Grissom.

The children,
Mrs. Julia Jones

Susan was my Dad's paternal grandmother

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Novak
  • Added: 10 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28171366
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Parks Hiatt (22 Dec 1838–18 Nov 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28171366, citing Tippett Cemetery, Bradbury, Cumberland County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Novak (contributor 47024498) .