Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Newell, Dinah

Female 1783 - 1874  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name Newell, Dinah 
    • She almost certainly was Dinah Newell Wilcox. Her grave inscription was on the same monument as Norris C. Wilcox and his wives Charlotte and Laura A.D.

      Initial identification of Dinah as Elijah's second wife came from on-line notes posted by Cathy Kuhl. Grave location from findagrave.com.
    Born Oct 1783 
    • Date calculated from gravestone.
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Feb 1874 
    • The Baraboo Republic - Wednesday, 4 Mar 1874
      One of the most singular diseases known to the medical profession is that termed senile gangrene. It is a mortification of living flesh, and generally begins at the extremities, the tips of the fingers, and spreads until the whole body is affected or until death ensues. The prefix "senile" pertaining to old age, or having its origin from old age, is to distinguish it from the ordinary hospital gangrene. But one case of this disease has ever came to our knowledge, and that occurred a few days since near this village, as we are informed by Dr. M.M Davis, the attendant physician. The affected person was Mrs. Wilcox, an old lady aged 95 years, mother of Mr. Norris Wilcox. The disease first made its appearance at the tips of her fingers and had the appearance of a red blotch. It gradually extended over the hand and affected the arm. The sensation led the patient to believe that a dead weight was attached to that side of her body, and to ask that it be removed. As the disease is generally regarded as fatal, no relief could be afforded her, and the gangrene rapidly spread until all vitality had left the body.
      Transcribed and provided by Cathy Kuhl
    Buried Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Sauk, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1246  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 

    Family 1 Wilcox, Giles Sr. 
    Children 
     1. Wilcox, Giles Jr.
     2. Wilcox, Norris Case,   b. 25 Jun 1824, LaFayette, Onandaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1893, Fairfield, Sauk, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Phelps, Elijah D.,   b. 1 Oct 1775, Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867 or later 
    Married Bef 10 Apr 1851 
    • Probably married in Lafayette, Onandaga, New York where Dinah lived. The date of marriage was between 24 Aug 1850 (the date of the 1850 US Census) and 10 Apr 1851 when Elijah D. Phelps and Dinah his wife sold their land in Hastings. [1, 2]
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Sauk, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Phelps, Dinah
    Phelps, Dinah
    Inscription on Wilcox monument.
    Location: N43.53815 W89.68483
    Wilcox, Norris Case -- family monument
    Wilcox, Norris Case -- family monument

  • Sources 
    1. [S93] 1850 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Hastings, Oswego, New York; Roll: M432_578; Page: 280A; Image: 322.

    2. [S164] Deed, Oswego County, New York, Book 55, pp. 463-464.