Ardelia Mae “Delia” Withrow

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Ardelia Mae “Delia” Withrow

  • Birth 25 Dec 1890 Grant Township, Huron County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 30 May 1934 Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Section 3, Lot 46, West 1/2
  • Memorial ID 65938847

A Christmas baby, DELIA was the daughter of ISAAC (1851-1952) and JANE WITHROW (1861-1929). Her siblings were JOHN D. WITHROW, GEORGE WITHROW, LULA WITHROW and ROY WITHROW.
ISSAC spent many years maintaining the gardens of the Belding Brothers & Company silk mills in Belding, MI, which had opened in the late 19th century and resulted in the town being dubbed "The Silk Capital of the World." The mill employed hundreds of young women who breathed in silk dust particles day after day. The dust eventually permanently damaged DELIA's health and lead to her great suffering and early death. DELIA's illness drove her to isolation and never marrying. After the passing of her mother, JANE, in 1929, DELIA, though weak, kept house for her father, ISAAC. After many sickly years, respiratory complications finally claimed the life of DELIA in 1934. She is buried at River Ridge Cemetery in Belding. The next year the silk mill shut its doors forever.
In memory of DELIA, her sister LULA named one of her daughters ADELIA. LULA's other children (with CHAUNCEY SHEPARD) were MARGARET and CHAUNCEY JR. (a/k/a BARNEY).


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  • Created by: Gary Theroux
  • Added: 21 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65938847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ardelia Mae “Delia” Withrow (25 Dec 1890–30 May 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65938847, citing River Ridge Cemetery, Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Gary Theroux (contributor 46560228) .