|Name||Syford, Amanda O. (Bean)|
|Birthplace||USA: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Philad|
|Places of residence||
USA: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Philadelphia
USA: Illinois (McLean), Bloomington
USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
USA: Illinois (Cook), Chicago
|Education||Jacksonville Seminary for Women; Illinois State Normal School, Bloomington, Illinois|
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|
Ethel Corrine Syford
Lester Corwin Syford
Constance Miriam Syford
|Deceased where||USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln|
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
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.