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According to Worcester book, "Lived in Canada, Brodhead, Wisconsin City, Kansas."

Caption Worcester Picture #1
Back row from left: Mr. & Mrs. Clark (Alma Bird?s parents), Mattie Worcester, Mary Dezell, Essie and Frank Blackburn.

Middle row: Marie Worcester, Mary Worcester, Baby (John Leverette?), Lester Worcester, Milo Worcester, Grandpa (Leverette Downs) Worcester, Harry Blackburn, Grandma (Rosanna Woodard Worcester), Rosalie Clark, Alma Clark Bird, Birdie Coover, Dewitt Blackburn, Lottie Dezell Noe.

Front row: Ernest Blackburn, Herbert Dezell, Ray Worcester, Delbert Worcester

(Mary Worcester Dezell is my great-grandmother, Herbert Worcester Dezell, my grandfather).


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Obituary from Hill City Times, Nov. 29, 1923. "There is a reaper whose name is death and with his sickle keen, he reaps the bearded grain at a breath and the flowers that grow between.

At the close of a beautiful autumnal day, November 23, 1923, Mrs. L. D. Worcester passed from the long and useful life here into the life of the Celestial City, surrounded by the entire family of devoted children, six in number.

Rosannah Woodward was born in Mt. Elgin, Canada, on November 14, 1835 and departed this life on November 23, 1923, at her home in Hill City, Kansas, aged 88 years, 10 days.

In 1854 she was married to Leverette D. Worcester who passed away in 1908.

Mr. and Mrs. Worcester moved from Canada to Wisconsin and from there to Kansas, thus continuing the pioneering which required courage, hardship and thrift. They came to Graham County, Kansas, settling on their homestead near Roscoe, the first claim taken in township 7, range 22. Here they continued to live till they made their permanent home in Hill City in 1900.

To this union were born seven children, six of who survive, one Jessie dying in infancy.

Mrs. Worcester was converted in early girlhood and joined the Baptist Church continuing an ardent faithful member thereof for seventy-five years.

She leaves to mourn her loss, E. P. Worcester of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. M. A. Dezell, Miss Mattie J. Worcester, Lester R. Worcester of Hill City; Mrs. Frank Blackburn of Gaylord and Mrs. Ed Clark of Eugene, Oregon. Also twenty six grand children and sixteen great grand children with many
friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Worcester was a woman of sterling worth who kept in touch with the world's works by reading and by contributing of her means to all worth while activities of church and state.

She will be missed in the community but her influence will continue.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member on Sunday, November 25, 1923, by Rev. Samuel Gregg, assisted by Rev. R. J. Wallace. Six of the grand children acted as pallbearers.

A large number of people included friends of many years acquaintance attended. The floral offerings were many and beautiful."


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According to Worcester book, "Residence Weathersfield, Vt., and Crown Pt. New York"


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5/99 Notes from Gen forum, Jay, states that
Margaret Mauldin was Samuel's second wife and was the widow of John


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Birth abt 1628 in London, England
Immigration 1635 with his parents to the Isle of Providence, Bahamas.
Returned to England by 1657.
Immigration 1663 in Anne Arundel Co., MD (age 35)
Military bet 1674 and 1681 in Colony of Maryland (age 46)
Death: 1681 in Anne Arundel Co., MD (age 53)
Will: 18 Jan 1681 in Anne Arundel Co., MD (age 53)
Military: He was head of the militia opposing the Seneca Indians.
1. Larry A. James. The Lane Family, Maj. Samuel Lane and his Descendants.
Larry A. James, Neosho, MO, 1997. Page 8.


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She got into some medicine in the medicine cabinet and it poisoned her.


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Farmer near Du quoin, Illinois.


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8/99 Info on Children and dates from "The Lane Family, Major Samuel Lane
and his Descendants. Larry A. James, Neosho, MO 1997, Page 20


Birth abt 1702 in Baltimore Co., MD
Emigration 1746 in Pittsylvania Co., VA (age 44)
Death 1770 in Pittsylvania Co., VA (age 68)