1897 Quilt: Alwilda R Langley / Alwilda Smith

Alwilda R Langley Mars Hill, Maine

Alwilda Smith Langley, youngest daughter of William and Eleanor Jane Smith of Grand Lake Queens County New Brunswick, moved to Mars Hill in 1887 from Fort Fairfield with her husband John W Langley .


Ira C Langley b. 8 dec 1884 Fort Fairfield d. ?
Percy Berfield Langley b. 7 April 1888 Mars Hill d. 1967
Elwin Langley b. 1890 – d. 1975
Mabel Langley b. abt 1892 d. Sept 1899 of consumption

John W Langley died after 1920.

Update from BB, great granddaughter:

Alwilda died on September 30, 1897 from tuberculosis.  According to her granddaughter, Dorine  Langley Tucker, she contracted the disease from helping a neighboring family during their sickness.  Two years later, her daughter Mabel died from tuberculosis.  Her sons Ira, Berfield (PB) and Elwin all farmed on the West Ridge Road in Easton and Mars Hill.

Alwilda was born in Waterborough Parish, Cumberland Bay, Queens County, New Brunswick.  She married John Langley on October 15 1881.

“m. 15th Oct., by Rev. W.A. Corey, at residence of J. OLTS, Esq., Indiantown Hotel (St. John) John W. LANGLEY, Esq. / Alwilda E. SMITH youngest d/o William SMITH, Esq., all of Cumberland Bay (Queens Co.)”

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 56 Number 1689. October 18 1881 Saint John, Daily News

“Mrs. John Langley, we are sorry to report is very sick.  North Leader, Fort Fairfield, Maine, Sprague’s Mills Column, September 23, 1897.”

Findagrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192719124/alwilda-e-langley

1897 A Langley

1897 A Langley

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