Grace Bettinger

Female 1894 - 1924  (30 years)


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  • Name Grace Bettinger 
    Born 1894  Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Dec 1924  West Union, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Woman, Who Cut Throat With Razor, Finally Dies. Canisteo, Dec. 23. --
      Mrs. Grace A. Wallace, 30 years old, who slashed herself across the throat with a razor more than three weeks ago, died at four o'clock this morning at her home No. 5 Jackson street, this morning. Mrs. Wallace suffered a nervous breakdown some time ago and was a patient in the Saint James Mercy hospital at Hornell for a while. She appeared to have recovered physically but her mental condition remained impaired and one night, while her husband was sleeping, she arose and went into the kitchen where she committed the rash act before anyone was aware of what she was doing. Her husband was awakened by the noise she made as she fell and surgeons were immediately summoned. An examination declosed (sic) the fact that in slashing her throat she had severed the windpipe; also the esophagus and tongue. There was no hope for her from the first, but nevertheless she waged a brave, but losing fight. Besides her husband, Lee Wallace, she is survived by two sons, Donald and James Wallace at home, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bettinger and three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Earl Vanderhoef, Mrs. Phillip Besse, Mrs. Clayton House and Lyle Bettinger, all of Canisteo. She was born in Canisteo and lived here and in West Union all her life. She was a member of the Baptist church, Iola Rebekah lodge and also the Philathea class of the Baptist Sunday school. The funeral will be held at the house Friday afternoon at two o'clock and the Rev. J. T. Jones, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
    Person ID I21180  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Lewis Jacob Bettinger,   b. Abt 1870,   d. 1946  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Aletha VanDyke,   b. Abt 1867,   d. 1942  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1882 
    Family ID F5978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lee A. Wallace,   b. Abt 1891 
    Married Abt 1913 
    Children 
    +1. Donald B. Wallace,   b. 18 Nov 1913, West Union, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 2001, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Living
    Family ID F5982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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