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 Mary Dorcas <I>West</I> Ainsworth

Mary Dorcas West Ainsworth

Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 12 Sep 1890 (aged 33-34)
Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Burial South Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 95564795 · View Source
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Mary Dorcas West Ainsworth was the daughter of Charles West and Dorcas Elizabeth Dutton.

She had at least 5 sisters.
-Ellen Elizabeth "Nellie" West (1854-1930) m.1891 to Mary's widowed husband, Frank Silsby Ainsworth (1856-1926)
-Lucy S. West (1855-unk) m. 1878 to Frederick D. Freeman
-Ada E. West (1859-1884)
-Laura E. West (1864-1880)
-Lizzie Alice West (1866-1885)

On Dec 25, 1877, Mary Dorcas married Frank Silsby Ainsworth (1856-1926) (a Christmas wedding!) in Royalton, Vermont.

Mary and Frank had at least two children:
-George West Ainsworth (1882-1962) m. Ruth Collins
-Frank Raymond Ainsworth (1885-1959) m. Ruth Alice Putnam

Mary and Frank appear in the 1880 U.S. Census living in Royalton, Vermont. Frank was a farmer and Mary was keeping house.

Mary died when she was only 34. Her death record notes the cause of death as "Inflammation of brain." The death record shows that she passed away in November. But it should be September according to the newspaper account of her death. See The Vermont Watchman; Wednesday; September 17, 1890, pg 5.

After Mary's death, Frank married Mary's sister Ellen on Oct 8, 1891.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 95564795
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Dorcas West Ainsworth (1856–12 Sep 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95564795, citing South Royalton Village Cemetery, South Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by kmzano (contributor 48360528) .