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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 Ann Hitch
(1887-1977)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Archibald Lee Johnson

Lula Ann Hitch

  • Born: 23 Jul 1887, Worcester Co., MD 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Archibald Lee Johnson about 1905
  • Died: 22 Nov 1977, Wicomico Co., MD 5 6
  • Buried: Abt 25 Nov 1977, Olivet Christian Cemetery, Worcester Co., MD

  

The compiler remembers visiting this lady who we referred to as "ol' Miss Johnson" in the early 1970's without ever knowing at the time that she was born a Hitch. She was the grandmother of my friend Tommy Johnson. She lived in an old Victorian farmhouse on Milton Mill Road in Wicomico Co., Maryland. The floors in the house were slanted at steep angles due to age and it was gently warmed by an old wood stove. Outside was a tall windmill for pumping water from a well that was still operational and there was an old cemetery in the farm field not far from the house. "Miss Johnson" was a petite woman who walked around with a bonnet on 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 lived alone and 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 visitors and these 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 youngins at the time). She made the best tasting pumpkin pies and blueberry pies that, when still warm from the oven, took the bite off a cold, late autumn day. She lived to the ripe old age of 90 and I'll always remember that brisk Fall day back in the early '70s.


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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