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 Elsie Amelia <I>Tillotson</I> Barber

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Elsie Amelia Tillotson Barber

  • Birth 10 Jul 1853 Duplain, Clinton County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 29 Apr 1918 Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot MA 10K
  • Memorial ID 93713298

Elsie Amelia Tillotson was born July 10, 1853 in Duplain, Clinton County, Michigan. Elsie was the daughter of Franklin James Tillotson and Jane Ann Sexton. The town of Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan was named after her: Elsie was the first white child born in Duplain.

Elsie married David Henry Barber, son of Nelson Barber and Phebe House (her name also appears as Pheba, Phoebe, and Phoeba), on Christmas Day (December 25, 1872). Elsie and David had nine children: Harry, Frank, Roy, Cora, Joseph, Cecil, Jesse, Milo, and David.

After leaving Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan, Elsie did not return to the town named for her for about thirty seven years. She was invited to return to Elsie for the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the town of Elsie. Her return visit merited the following mention in the local Elsie, Michigan newpaper:

"Mrs. Elsie Barber, of Scotch Ridge, Ohio is visiting in Elsie. The lady lived in a log house that stood near where the Free Methodist Church now stands, in her childhood. Her father Franklin Tillotson, was a cousin of Wm. Tillotson, deceased. It is about 37 years since she has looked upon the spot where her old house stood."

Elsie Amelia Tillotson Barber died April 28, 1918 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio of a cerebral hemorrhage.



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  • Maintained by: Philip R. Burns
  • Originally Created by: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
  • Added: 16 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93713298
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie Amelia Tillotson Barber (10 Jul 1853–29 Apr 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93713298, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Philip R. Burns (contributor 46783574) .