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Name Syford, Amanda O. (Bean)
Born 07/16/1852
Birthplace USA: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Philad
Places of residence USA: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Philadelphia
USA: Illinois (McLean), Bloomington
USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
USA: Illinois (Cook), Chicago
Father Jacob Bean
Mother Hannah Kolb
Education Jacksonville Seminary for Women; Illinois State Normal School, Bloomington, Illinois
Notes All history is taken from a research paper titled "The Lewis-Syford House" written by Annette Parde December 11, 2002. The paper is located in the Syford donor files.

From the Nebraska State Historical Society Archives Collection Record:
Amanda's father was a pioneer Illinois manufacturer of farm equipment.

Amanda and DeWitt married in Chicago, Ill
Occupation Amanda wrote prose and poetry
Spouse DeWitt N. Syford, Married 1879 in Chicago, Illinois
Children Ethel Corrine Syford
Lester Corwin Syford
Constance Miriam Syford
Deceased 05/22/1930
Deceased where USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln

Associated Records

Image of RG0797.AM - RG0797 Syford Family

RG0797.AM - RG0797 Syford Family

The Syford family collection consists of forty-seven manuscript boxes of material arranged in eight series: 1) Correspondence, 1856-1965; 2) Business and financial records, 1880-1962; 3) Diaries and journals, 1870-1963; 4) Genealogy and biography; 5) Printed matter; 6) Manuscripts; 7) Organizations; 8) Miscellany. The bulk of this material relates to the business and personal affairs of the Syford family. The business papers relate to farming and to the raising of purebred Aberdeen-Angus steers. There are farm accounts, notations of agricultural expenses, land credits, tax receipts and other associated documents. Correspondence relates to DeWitt N. and Amanda Syford and their ch

Image of 9188-99 - Kit, Sewing; Beaded Red Cotton, Floral Design

9188-99 - Kit, Sewing; Beaded Red Cotton, Floral Design

Small purse type sewing kit with pin cushion inside. Had beaded floral designs on red wool fabric. Large heavy crystal beads are worked into floral designs and border. Loop fringe of cyrstal beads around outer edge which is bound with white bias tape. Pink glazed cotton lining. Inside has small pocket at end with pincushion in center. Folds over at each end with outer end rounded and fastened with hook & eye. White ribbon handle.