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 Elizabeth Ann <I>Williams Wilder</I> Draper

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Elizabeth Ann Williams Wilder Draper

  • Birth 21 Jan 1823 Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
  • Death 28 Sep 1906 DeRuyter, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Burial DeRuyter, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Plot N. Fountain V
  • Memorial ID 32646513

Elizabeth Ann was the Eldest daughter of Grace Hopkins and John Williams of Wellington, England. She came to America with her mother, stepfather Thomas Fisher and sisters Ellen and Susan in 1831 aboard the Brig. Lord Ramsay. She married David Wilder in 1844 and had three children, Susan Elizabeth wilder Jewell, David George Wilder and John Fisher Wilder. After David's death in 1850 she married Richard Draper and had two girls Ellen Grace Draper Weeks and Frances Peach Draper Weeks. Ellen is buried along side her and Richard with her husband John F. Weeks. Elizabeth lived in DeRuyter for more than 50 years and was an avid member of the community..

Mrs. Richard Draper

Elizabeth A. Williams was born Jan. 21, 1823, in Wellington, Somersetshire [sic], England. She came to this country when she was sixteen, with her mother, step-father (Thomas Fisher) and two sisters, who many years ago preceded her to the better land. She was married in 1844 to Dr. David Wilder, by whom she had three children, Susan E. (Mrs. G. C. Jewell of Grinnell, Iowa), Dr. David G. Wilder of Cleveland, O., and John F. Wilder of Chatham, N. Y. In 1854 she married Richard Draper, by whom she had two children, Nellie G. (Mrs. J. F. Weeks) and Frances P. (Mrs. Dr. Wells), deceased. Forty-six years of her married life were spent in DeRuyter, N. Y. In 1900 she with her husband came to Plainfield, N. J. To make their home with her daughter, Mrs. Weeks, who lived with Dr. Wells, where she has since resided. She has borne with patience and courage, the insiduous[sic] disease which finally terminated, after a few days of intense suffering, on the evening of Sept. 28, 1906, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Weeks, her two daughters and youngest son, with her husband, being with her at the last. "I need Thee every hour" was frequently on her lips, showing the source of her faith and courage. Thus passed away one of the best of wives and mothers.


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  • Created by: Culletto180
  • Added: 5 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32646513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Ann Williams Wilder Draper (21 Jan 1823–28 Sep 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32646513, citing Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter, Madison County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Culletto180 (contributor 47018011) .