Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Life of Alice HILLIS - More Tragedy

This is part of my series The Life of Alice Susan HILLIS, my great grandmother.

Alice lost her father, George E HILLIS, in 1917 and her mother, Mary Susan WASHBURN, in 1919. That was not the end of the tragedies in Alice's life.

On 16 January 1927, Alice's mother in law, Susan SANDERS died in Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio. She was cooking dinner when her apron caught fire. She died from shock caused by severe burns on her body.
Ohio, Death certificates, file no. 408, Susie Bascom, 16 January 1927; digital images, Family Search, FamilySearch (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 2 February 2010); citing Ohio Department of Health records.

On 18 Feb 1930, Dewey and Alice BASCOM were faced with the death of their 7 year old son Robert. He died in Hamilton, Ohio from strep throat.
Ohio, Death certificates, file no. 7141, Robert Bascom, 14 February 1930; digital images, Family Search, FamilySearch (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 1 February 2010); citing Ohio Department of Health records.

His obituary tells the story of a child who would be deeply missed by his family.
"Deaths," obituary, Hamilton (Ohio) Daily News, 17 February 1930, death of Robert Bascom; online images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 July 2009), Hamilton Daily News (Hamilton, Ohio).

The family could not afford a tombstone for little Robert when he was buried in Rising Sun, Ohio county, Indiana.

Then on 30 Mar 1934, Dewey's father, Willard Theodore BASCOM died in Hamilton, Ohio.
Ohio, Death certificates, file no. 14110, Willard T Bascom, 30 March 1934; digital images, Family Search, FamilySearch (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 2 February 2010); citing Ohio Department of Health records.

Next time we look at happier times as we follow the family's movements.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Tina. That's really cool that you know how to research all this stuff. I was just reading an article for one of my classes that talked about how in the past, it was normal to have many family members die at all ages. We take for granted the medical advances we have today! Glad there will be more to come featuring happier events.

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