Real Daughters

WAS REAL DAUGHTER OF REVOLUTION

Death of Mrs. Jane Hill Currier in 99th Year of Her Age

Mrs. Jane Hill Currier, the oldest daughter of the Revolution, in this section, and widow of Enoch G. Currier, is dead at the home of her daughters, Mrs. J.J. Goodrich and Mrs. C. Leslie Currier in West Newbury.

The deceased was a real daughter of the Revolution, her father having served in the Continental army and taking active part in the battle of Bunker Hill.               

For many years Mrs. Currier lived in Exeter, then removed to this city and later to West Newbury.               

On the occasion of her 98th birthday last year, she was honored by a visit from the Daughters of the Revolution of this city, who carried her many beautiful floral tributes.               

Mrs. Currier was a devout church member and up to within a few years of her death attended church in this city.

Newburyport Daily News, Saturday October 2, 1909 page 8.

Abby Short Dead

For Years She Was One of the Teachers of Our Schools

The death of Miss Abby Short occurred at Newbury this morning at the age of 72 years. For many years Miss Short was a teacher in the Kelly School of this city and her former pupils number many of the leading business men of the city today, who remember her with the kindliest of feelings for the important part she played in the shaping of their education. She had been a “great” sufferer for years and her death comes as a welcome relief. Full of years and of honors she is sincerely mourned and throughout the city today many a tear will drop in memory of Miss Short.

Newburyport Daily News, Tuesday September 1, 1903 page 3.

Gravestone located in First Parish Cemetery, High Road, Newbury, Massachusetts

Transcription:

1760 Moses Short 1841
Soldier of the American Revolution
His Wife
1786 Abigail Ilsley 1875
their daughters
1829 Ruth I Short 1927
1830 Abigail Short 1903

At Rest in Native Town

The funeral of Miss Ruth Ilsley Short for many years a resident of Oldtown was held at the home of Mrs. Ruth Bradstreet in Rowley, where Miss Short had made her home for the past few years. Her death occurred Sunday evening March 13, aged 97 years, 8 months and 23 days.               

She was the daughter of Moses and Abigail Short of Newbury, he being a Revolutionary Soldier. Miss Short was one of the very few remaining real Daughters of the Revolution. Her home was in one of the oldest houses in Newbury, at the corner of High Street and Rolfe’s Lane and she was the oldest in point of membership of the Oldtown Church, having united with it 73 years ago. At one time in her life Miss Short was a teacher in the old school house that stood upon the Upper Green.                T

The funeral service was conducted by the pastor of the First Church in Newbury, Rev. Charles Sumner Holton, and was attended by many of her former neighbors and friends, also officers and members of the church. There were many beautiful floral tokens, including gifts from the Home Missionary Society of which the deceased had been a member for many years, also from the local Chapter of the D.A.R. and from other friends. The funeral was in the Cemetery of the First Church, Newbury.

Newburyport Daily News. Thursday March 17, 1927 page 4.

Gravestone located in First Parish Cemetery, High Road, Newbury, MA

Transcription:

1760 Moses Short 1841
Soldier of the American Revolution
His Wife
1786 Abigail Ilsley 1875
their daughters
1829 Ruth I Short 1927
1830 Abigail Short 1903

DIED Pender

DIED Pender- In this city, Dec 30, 1901. Lydia, widow of the late Robert Pender, aged 99 years, 6 months, 4 days. Funeral from the Old Ladies Home, 75 High Street. Services Wednesday at 2:30. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Newburyport Daily News, Monday December 30, 1901 page 3.

WAS REAL DAUGHTER
Mrs. Pender Who Died Yesterday Had Father in Revolution

Mrs. Lydia Pender, whose death was referred to in the News of Yesterday was born in Brunswick Maine, April 26, 1807 and was a daughter of Paul Lowell, a native of Newbury. She married Dr. Pender in Brunswick, when she was about 22 years of age. They removed from Brunswick to Brattleboro, VT, where they lived several years and then moved to this city coming here in the 50’s.               

Eight children were born to them and six grew into manhood, a boy and a girl dying in infancy. None of her children are now living. Thomas Pender, who outlived all his brothers, dying in the Hampton, Va. Soldiers home a few years ago.               

She was a member of the Whitefield church, of which John F. Stickney, now in his 101st year, is a member, giving the church the honor of the 2 older Christians in the city. Mrs. Pender joined the Whitefield church by letter, when she came to this city.               

Mrs. Pender was a real Daughter of the Revolution, her father having served in Washington’s army throughout the war for the independence of the American colonies. Three of her sons, John L., Henry and Thomas Pender served in the war of the rebellion.

Eight grandchildren survive her. They are Mrs. E.W. Morrill, Mrs. William H. Clarkson, Henry T. Pender, Robert H. Pender and Mrs. Cecil Phinney of Amesbury, Mrs. Mabel Metcalf of Providence, Mrs. Sarah Lowell Colthrop of Newburyport, and Robert H. Pender of Somerville. Seven great-grandchildren also survive her.

Newburyport Daily News, Tuesday December 31, 1901 page 2.