|Name} Detwiller, Isabella (Bell)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 20 Nov 1878||Place} Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 2 Apr 1903||Place} Avonbank Presbyterian Church, Downie Twp., Perth, ON (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 26 Dec 1959||Place} W.C.A. Hospital, Jamestown, Chautaugua, New York|
|Burial: Date} Exa 29 Dec 1959||Place} Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautaugua, New York|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Alexander Detwiller & Elizabeth Parker|
Relationship No.} 219
|1st Household No.} 86 = Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario|
| Occupation 1} Bookkeeper |
Occupation 2} Housewife
Rushworth, Orlando Nelson (Nelson)|
Total Number of} 1
Notes: Isabella Detwiller was born 20 Nov 1878 in Motherwell, Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario,
to Alexander and Elizabeth Detwiller. She was the 11th of 13 children. The
family farm was located on Lot 31 of Concession EM (East of Mitchell Road).|
In the 1881 Canada census, Isabella's siblings included Rebecca, born in 1860, Marion, 1862, Elizabeth, 1865, John, 1867, Alexander, 1870, Annie, 1873, William, 1875, and James Gavin, 1876. Bertha, born in 1869, died as an infant, and Christopher, 1863, died in 1876. By 1885, the family was complete, with the addition of Innis, 1883, and Robert, 1885. The census records list the family as being Presbyterian.
Isabella's nickname was Bell or Belle. In later years she dropped the "a" in her formal name, becoming Isabelle. Her father Alexander died in 1887, and in 1890 she immigrated to the United States with several of her siblings.
| In the 1900 U.S. census, Isabella was living with her sisters, Marian and
Annie, and brother Gavin at 114 West Eighth Street, Jamestown, Chautauqua,
New York. She was a bookkeeper. She met Orlando Nelson Rushworth
while living in Jamestown. They returned to Ontario to be married on
2 Apr 1903 in the Avonbank Presbyterian Church in Downie Twp.,
Perth. Returning to Jamestown, they eventually settled in their long time
family residence at 12 Lakeview Avneue.|
Isabella and O. Nelson's first daughter, Ruth Elizabeth, was born in September 1906. Grace Marion was born in January 1908. In the 1910 U.S. census, Marion Detwiller, Isabella's older sister was living with the family. Marion was a private nurse. Also, living with them was Harry Lorne McNaught, a nephew working in a metal furniture factory.
Isabella's only son, Elverton Crissey, was born in November 1910, followed by Isabelle in November 1916. In 1919, her sister Marion, who had never married, died and was buried back in Ontario in the Avonbank Presbyterian Cemetery. In the 1920 U.S. census records the entire family was at 12 Lakeview Avenue. Now, Elizabeth D. Wilson, a widowed sister of Isabelle was living with the family.
In the 1930 U.S. census, only Isabelle's two younger children were living in the household. Her husband, O. Nelson, had become President of the Farmers & Mechanics' Bank. Isabelle was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jamestown, and a member of the Parks Bible Class, and the Women's Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Needlework Guild, and an honorary member of the Visiting Nurses Association. Bell's four children went on to give her ten grandchildren. To the left she is seen with grandson Gary Donelson in 1937.
In the 1940 U.S. census, only Isabelle was living at home. She was an assistant manager for a retail advertising company. O. Nelson was an insurance agent.
Isabelle died Saturday, 26 Dec 1959, in the W.C.A. Hospital, Jamestown, New York. Her husband had preceded her in death in 1941. At the time of her death she was living at 75 Barrett Avenue. Cause of death was Sarcoma of the Uterus. Her funeral services were held Tuesday, 29 Dec 1959, at 3p.m. in the Henderson-Lincoln Chapel. Rev. Gilbert F. vanBever, minister of the First Presbyterian Church presided. She is buried with her husband in the Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, New York.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 1:40 PM||Fraternal/Social} Women's Club|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Belle Rushworth|
|Immigr'n Date} 1890||Port}|
|Education: Grade} Eight grade or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Cancer, uterus
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