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Washington Henry Hitch
(1821/1822-1871/1872)
Matilda Margaret Denston
(1824-1883/1884)
Uriah F. Owens
(1826-1903)
Susan C. Briddell
(1840-1907)
Levin Thomas Hitch
(1856-1942)
Sallie Cord Owens
(1864-1941)
Lula A. Hitch
(1887-1977)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Archibald Lee Johnson

Lula A. Hitch

  • Born: 23 Jul 1887, Worcester Co., MD 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Archibald Lee Johnson about 1905
  • Died: Nov 1977, Wicomico Co., MD 5 6
  • Buried: Nov 1977, Olivet Christian Cemetery, Worcester Co., MD

  

The compiler remembers visiting this individual who was referred to as "ol' Miss Johnson" in the early 1970's without ever knowing at the time that she was formerly a Hitch. She was the grandmother of his boyhood friend Elmer Thomas Johnson. She lived in an old house on Milton Mill Road in Wicomico Co., Maryland. The floors in the house were slanted at steep angles due to its age and it was warmed by an old wood stove. Outside was a tall windmill for pumping water from a well that was still operational. "Miss Johnson" was a petite woman who walked around in a slow but deliberate manner due to her advanced age. She had a pronounced hoarseness that you could hear as a steady, low rhythm as she breathed maybe due to emphysema or something of that nature. However, she still carried her own firewood into the house even as she reached age 85 and above.

The compiler remembers that she always seemed to have a freshly baked pie at hand for when visitors arrived that quickly calmed any fears that a young teenager may have had with regard to this seemingly strange old woman (actually she was not strange at all - it just seemed so to us young fellas). She made perhaps the best tasting pumpkin pies and blueberry pies possible that, when still warm from the oven, took the bite off a cold late autumn day.


Lula married Archibald Lee Johnson, son of John Henry Johnson and Mary Ellen Ruark, about 1905. (Archibald Lee Johnson was born on 21 Apr 1880 in MD,5 7 8 9 10 11 died on 03 Jan 1950 in Salisbury, Wicomico Co., MD 5 7 and was buried on 06 Jan 1950 in Olivet Christian Cemetery, Worcester Co., MD.)


Sources


1 1900 MD Census, Listed as born in July 1889 in MD in the 190 Worcester Co., MD Census.

2 1920 MD Census, Listed as age 30 in the 1920 Atkinsons, Worcester Co., MD Census.

3 1930 MD Census, Listed as Lula A. Jhonson (sic), age 40, in ED15, Wicomico Co., MD.

4 1940 MD Census, Listed as age 50 in RFD#1, Wicomico Co.

5 Gravestone Record.

6 Social Security Death Index (Name: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011;), SSN 220-52-7949.

7 MD Death Certificate.

8 1920 MD Census, Listed as age 39 in the 1920 Atkinsons, Worcester Co., MD Census.

9 1930 MD Census, Listed as Arch L. Jhonson (sic), age 49, in ED15, Wicomico Co., MD.

10 1940 MD Census, Listed as age 58 in RFD#1, Wicomico Co.

11 1880 MD Census, Listed as age 2 months (as infant son) in Dublin, Somerset Co.


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