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 Esther Maria <I>Perham</I> Bartlett

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Esther Maria Perham Bartlett

  • Birth 30 Mar 1824 New York, USA
  • Death 17 Jul 1907 Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 84909543

Ionia Weekly Sentinel, 25 Jul 1907

The death of Mrs. Esther Bartlett occurred at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Perham, East Lafayette street. She had been ill for about five months and for twelve weeks had been confined to her bed. While her death was not entirely unexpected it was a shock to her family who had up to the last momen entertained hopes of improvement in her condition.

Mrs. Bartlett was 82 years of age and one of Ionia's pioneers, the widow of Benjamin Bartlett. They came to Ionia sixty years ago and settled in Orange 6 miles south of town. About the year 1860 they moved to Ionia city.

Mr. Bartlett went into the civil war as a member of Co. A, 21st Michigan infantry, and in 1862 died in hospital. For the past 38 years Mrs. Bartlett has lived in the house on Lafayette street where her death occurred.

Mrs. Bartlett was a member of the Church of Christ which she joined the year after its organization, in 1859, when it was under the pastorate of Rev. Isaac Errett.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Bartlett was the oldest living member of the Church of Christ in years. She was also a member of the W.R.C. and the Pioneer society.

She was born in Springfield, N.Y. in 1824 and married to Benjamin Bartlett in 1842. Six children were born to them. Mrs. Cora Perham and Mrs. G.W. Clark, of Cedar Falls are still living. Two other daughters, Mrs. Emma Bliss and Mrs. G.W. Adamy, died 7 and 14 years ago respectively. Two sons died in infancy. Besides the two daughters Mrs. Bartlett is survived by 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one brother, L. Perham, of Dansville, N.Y.


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  • Created by: Bonnie Hoy
  • Added: 13 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84909543
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Esther Maria Perham Bartlett (30 Mar 1824–17 Jul 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84909543, citing Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Hoy (contributor 47000652) .