Thurtell and Related Families
Notes for Amy WITHROW
The June 7, 1916, obituary for Amy Withrow's father, George Withrow,
states she was "a prominent teacher in the public schools of Kansas City
The death certificate for Amy Withrow shows she died September 25, 1918,
at her residence at 1830 Calumet Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
It shows she was a single white female age about 47 whose occupation had
been as a school teacher. The informant was F. W. Craft, 69 West
Washington Street, probably Chicago, Illinois, whose relationship to her
is unknown. It shows she was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and shows
that her parents George and Mary were also born in Kansas City. The
place of burial or removal is shown as Kansas City, Missouri. The
information about the cause of death is hard to read but appears to be
suicide. An inquest was held. The certificate was filed September 26,
She is almost certainly the "Patty" Withrow, age 9, born in Iowa, listed in the 1880
U.S. Census Soundex for Harrison Town, Grant County, Wisconsin (Volume
10, ED 107, Sheet 19, Line 2) listed with her parents George and Mary
Withrow and sisters Grace, Bertha, and Anna.
The 1926 "History of William Withrow" by Nellie Stanton shows Amy Withrow
had been educated at the State Normal school at Platteville, Wisconsin,
and had been a school teacher in Grant County, Wisconsin. After her
father, George Withrow, joined the gold rush to the Klondike region in
Alaska in 1896, his wife and daughters, of whom the youngest was Mary
Belle, aged twelve years, moved to Chicago, where Amy, the oldest child,
taught in the Chicago public schools. The second, Grace, became
secretary to the postmaster, and the two youngest engaged in art work.
Bertha attained remarkable success as a portrait artist. Grace died in
Phoenix, Arizona, 1903, and Bertha in San Antonio, Texas, 1907. It shows
Amy Withrow died in Chicago, Illinois, on September 25, 1918, and is
buried in Kansas City beside her mother.
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