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 Mary “May” <I>Cripps</I> Withrow

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Mary “May” Cripps Withrow

  • Birth 10 Sep 1884 Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Death 16 Jan 1919 Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Sect. 40 Grave 418
  • Memorial ID 42479043

Known as May, she was the daughter of John Cripps and Margaret Loretta Moran. Mary Cripps was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada on Sept 11, 1884. She was baptised at St. Michael's Church in Chatham on Sept 14, 1884. In New Brunswick she worked at Heckbert's tailor shop.
She emigrated to the United States in 1905. In the US, she met and married Isaac J. Withrow. They had six children, 5 of which survived infancy: Lillian Beatrice, Stanley Cripps, Cora Elizabeth, Winston Earl, Infant Boy, and Hilda May. The youngest child, Hilda, was born only 13 months before she succumbed to the effects of Influenza. She was one of 50 to 100 million worldwide victims of the 1918 flu pandemic.



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  • Created by: Dyane
  • Added: 28 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42479043
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary “May” Cripps Withrow (10 Sep 1884–16 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42479043, citing Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Dyane (contributor 47184694) .