Lydia Matilda Thomas

Born: Nov 19, 1834
Loc: Thomastown, Crawford Co. PA
Died: April 6, 1910
Loc: Grand Rapids, Kent Co. MI
Bur: Evergreen Cemetery,
Union City, Erie Co. PA
Gravestone Photo
Father: Truman Thomas
Mother: Polly Morey
Married: July 1, 1850 at Thomastown,
Crawford Co. PA
Spouse: John Jay Duryee,
son of Abraham Duryee and Catherine Weatherwax
Andrew L. "Jake"/Charles Mortimer/Helen Emeretta/Ernest C./Lydia C. "Elsie"/George M./
Alice Emma/Rose M.
1850 Census: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1860 Census: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1870 Census: Union Borough, Erie Co. PA
1880 Census: Union Twp, Erie Co. PA

Obituary: Mrs. Lydia M. Duryee
Mrs. Lydia M. Duryee, wife of the late John Duryea, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Lindsey, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wednesday, April 6, 1910. Age 78 years and five months. The cause of death was cancer and she had been a great sufferer since last November. Miss. Lydia M. Thomas was born in Thomastown, Crawford Co. Pa., November 19, 1831. She lived at that place until a woman grown, receiving a common school education. In the year 1850 she was united in marriage to John J. Duryea and after a short time they moved to the Church farm on the Wattsburg road in Union township where they lived until Mr. Duryee purchased a farm east of this city, near what is known as the Pine Woods, where they lived until his death which occurred in the year 1900, he having died while on a visit to Ripley, N.Y. Eight children were born to this union, all of whom are now living nearby. Mr. Andrew L. Duryea of Westfield, N.Y., Charles M. Duryea of Union township, Mrs. Henry Howe of Brantford, Ont., Mr. Ernest Duryea of Wattsburg, Mrs. Hiram Barton of Sherman, N.Y., Mr. G.M. Duryea of Erie, Mrs. L.C. Lindsey and Mrs. Porter Loomis of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Since the death of her husband she has made her home most of the time with her daughter Mrs. Lindsey, where she died, and her every want was carefully looked after, especially during her long illness. A short funeral service was held at the Lindsey home in Grand Rapids on Thursday at 12 o'clock, after which her remains were brought to this city, arriving her Friday morning, and Saturday at 11 o'clock, funeral services were held in the chapel in Evergreen cemetery conducted by Rev. S. M. Sartwell and interment was made in the family lot beside her husband.