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Maude Nellie Stiles

Female 1873 - 1974  (100 years)


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  • Name Maude Nellie Stiles 
    • Her name is also recorded as "N. Maude Stiles."
    Nickname Nellie 
    Born 20 Jul 1873  Erving, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    History Her real name is a mystery. It may be Nellie or Nancy. Throughout her life, she went by Maude. Betty-Sue Pratt said of her in 1997, "I remember Grandma as a very tiny lady with hair that was combed into deep waves from her natural curls. Her hair was always dark and she never did have white hair even at the time of her death. She was always thin. In later years, her hands were severely deformed by arthritis. She lived and worked as housekeeper for the Carpenter Family. They were 1st cousins by marriage. Grandma stayed there long enough to raise 3 generations. She was able to maintain an independent life style with the help of her daughter-in law, Mary Ballou, before moving into a Rest Home and then to a Nursing Home in Athol.... She ...once had a catastrophic automobile accident. She was told she would probably never walk as her pelvis was crushed. Grandma did walk, probably out of shear stubbornness, and the only concession she ever made was to sit in a straight chair as it was too difficult to get out of a low one. She did retain a bit of a limp and learned to use a walker the last few years of her life. She was holder of the Boston Post gold headed cane."  [1, 2
    Died 29 Jan 1974  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Central Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2327  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Sarah
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2015 

    Father Burritt Anthony Stiles,   b. 29 Apr 1840, Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1912, Interlachen, Putnam County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Ann Brigham,   b. 20 Feb 1848, Erving, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1929, Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 04 Jul 1865  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Family ID F1374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Herbert Ballou,   b. Jun 1869,   d. Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Sep 1887  Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • In later life, she told her grand children, that she married on a dare.
    Divorced Yes, date unknown  [1
    Children 
     1. Stephen Charles Ballou,   b. 13 Jan 1889, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1966, Dinsmore, Duval County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     2. William Henry Ballou,   b. 16 Jan 1891, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1919, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
     3. Ralph Burton Ballou,   b. 06 Aug 1894, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1971, Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     4. Cecil Stiles Ballou,   b. 20 Jun 1896, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1952, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
     5. Grace Maud Ballou,   b. 05 Feb 1898, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1918, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [Birth]
     6. Clarence Ernest Ballou,   b. 07 Sep 1899, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1937, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     7. Raymond Emmon Ballou,   b. 20 Jan 1905, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1923, Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F1377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jul 1873 - Erving, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded, age 6, while living with her parents. - 1880 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1887 - Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1974 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Central Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Pratt, Betty-Sue. Descendants of Charles Brigham, (Athol, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1997).

    2. [S189] Lint, A Ann. Descendants of Peter Delvee, (Willoughby, Ohio: mansuscript, 23 June 1999).

    3. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    4. [S673] 1880 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).

    5. [S483] Ltr: Ballou, B-S to Roy, R. A. (2006), Ballou, Betty-Sue, (12 January 2006, from Athol, Massachusetts).