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Saturday, January 31, 2015

FENTON, Vida Leona

UPDATE - VIDA L. FENTON has been claimed and is going home. The photograph of Vida Leona FENTON was found at an antique fair in Vero Beach Florida yesterday. She is the second person from St Lawrence County, New York, found in the same box of photos and posted to this blog.

The photo was taken in the town of Gouverneur, NY.

VIDA LEONA FENTON (born 1 Aug 1888 in Pitcairn, St Lawrence County, NY) to parents: 

father: Homer J. Fenton (1856-1928) a son of Ephraim Fenton and Pamelia Dickenson.
mother: Amelia Mariah Hosmer (1851-1931) a daughter of Aaron Hosmer and Martha Conger.

1900 Census Pitcairn, St Lawrence County, NY
FENTON, Homer J. (head) born Jan 1856, age 44, carpenter
FENTON, Amelia M., (wife) Jan 1851, age 49
FENTON, Vida L. (daughter) Aug 1888, age 11
FENTON, Jennie H. (neice) May 1898, age 2
HOSMER, Aaron, (father-in-law) Apr 1807, 93

1905 began Teacher's Training at Gouverneur, NY.

Active in the Young Women's Temperence Union.

She died of pneumonia on Easter Sunday 1906, at the age of 17.

1 comment:

  1. That's so awesome! She's also a distant cousin of mine--presumably she went to closer relatives, which is great!