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Eliza Amanda Rigby Aldrich
October 9, 1833–May 22, 1900

Mrs. Lemuel Aldrich resident of this locality for about 44 years (1900). Illness lasted three weeks and she was not in good health last year. Her age at death was 66. Born Galena, Wayne County, New York, October 9, 1833, her maiden name was Eliza Miranda Rigby. She married Lemuel Aldrich in Sandusky, Ohio in 1853. They settled near Monticello two years after their marriage. removed to Kansas in 1884 and remained but one year, returning to farm in Jones county. Mrs. A. was the mother of eleven children and survived by seven, four sons, three daughters and her husband. Funeral services were in the family residence in Monticello. The remains were intered at Oakwood.

Source: Monticello Express, ca. 22 May 1900
Note: Two of her children were Leonard, b. 1856 and E. C., b. April 1860. Her death certificate says she died 22 May, 1900 of typhoid Pneumonia.

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