Lois <I>Yale</I> Kirtland

Lois Yale Kirtland

Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 3 Oct 1814 (aged 38)
Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 35509248 · View Source
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Lois was of the Yale family of Connecticut. The university was named for her great uncle, Elihu Yale. The story of the naming of the university is quite interesting.

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"In / Memory of / Mrs. Lois Kirtland / Wife of / Jared Kirtland / who died at Cootstown / Pa. on a Journey to / Connecticut. / Oct. 3, 1814, Aged 39 / She was an affectionate wife / A tender mother, highly esteemed / And greatly lamented / By all her acquaintances."

This marker and all others in this graveyard transcribed in 1983 and 1984 by Carol Bell and Margaret Simon, published in the O.G.S. Report Winter 1984

Gravesite Details Cootstown is now Kutztown.


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  • Maintained by: Dave Smith
  • Originally Created by: Kelly Marshall
  • Added: 4 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35509248
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lois Yale Kirtland (3 Feb 1776–3 Oct 1814), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35509248, citing Poland Presbyterian Cemetery, Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dave Smith (contributor 47345338) .