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Maude Nellie Stiles

Maude Nellie Stiles

Female 1873 - 1974  (100 years)

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  • Name Maude Nellie Stiles 
    Relationshipwith Peter Delva
    Born 20 Jul 1873  Erving, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
    General Information 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."  [10, 16
    Census 1880  Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1900 (Age 27)  Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1910 (Age 37)  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1920 (Age 47)  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1930 (Age 57)  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Miscellaneous 1937 (Age 64)  [14
    Census 1940 (Age 67)  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Jul 1967 (Age 94)  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence Jan 1974 (Age 101)  Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Died 29 Jan 1974  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17
    Buried —  Central Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 16
    Siblings 3 Siblings 
    Person ID I2327  | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Sarah
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2021 

    Father Burritt Anthony Stiles,   b. 20 Apr 1840, Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1912, Interlachen, Putnam County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    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) 
    Married 4 Jul 1865  Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage Burritt was 25 years - Sarah was 17 years. (Were Married 46 years). 
    Family ID F1374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Herbert "Will" Ballou,   b. 15 Jun 1869, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1943, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1887  Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 11, 13, 16
    Age at Marriage Maude was 14 years - William was 18 years. (Were Married 32 years). 
    Divorced Before 1920  [4, 6, 16
    Marriage Information In later life, Maud told her grand children, that she married on a dare.  [7
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2021 
    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 - 1880 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1887 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Stephen Charles Ballou - 13 Jan 1889 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Henry Ballou - 16 Jan 1891 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ralph Burton Ballou - 6 Aug 1894 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Cecil Stiles "Bug" Ballou - 20 Jun 1896 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Grace Maud J. Ballou - 5 Feb 1898 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Clarence Ernest Ballou - 7 Sep 1899 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Raymond Emmon Ballou - 20 Jan 1905 - Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1967 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1974 - Shelburne Falls, 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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    Maude Stiles Ballou
    Maude Stiles Ballou

  • Sources 
    1. [S673] 1880 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: 533; Page: 265A; Enumeration District: 263

    2. [S504] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Year: 1900; Census Place: Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0500; FHL microfilm: 1240649.

    3. [S503] 1910 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Year: 1910; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_589; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0514; FHL microfilm: 1374602.

    4. [S499] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010), Year: 1920; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_698; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 127.

    5. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002), Year: 1930; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 2340639.

    6. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Year: 1940; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: m-t0627-01592; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 6-55.

    7. [S483] Ballou, Betty-Sue. letter: 2006-01-12, (Letter to Robert Roy, 12 January 2006).

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

    9. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.), Memorial ID 127161554 Maude N. Stiles Ballou.

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

    11. [s798] Massachusetts, U.S., Marriage Records, 1840-1915, ( Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013), Marriage Record of Maud Stiles and William Ballou.

    12. [S805] Massachusetts, U.S., Death Index, 1970-2003, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).

    13. [S800] Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Marriage Record of Maud Stiles and William Ballou.

    14. [S1560] Obituary of Clarence Ballou, (Springfield, Massachusetts: Springfield Republican, Page 11, 1 October 1937).

    15. [S1533] Obituary for Grace S. Ballou, (Tucson, Arizona: Arizona Daily Star, 14 July 1967, Page 30).

    16. [S98] Pratt, Betty-Sue. Descendants of Charles Brigham, (Athol, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1997).

    17. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).