Aunt Anna's Box: Anna Frances Britt, 1885-1965


1907-1965: Limestone Township, Pennsylvania House

When Anna Frances Britt, 1885-1965 was born on February 17, 1885, in Corsica, Pennsylvania, her father, Franklin, was 31, and her mother, Jeanette (1852-1930), was 32. She had three brothers and one sister. She died in 1965 in Limestone, Pennsylvania, at the age of 80. Her brother Robert Ralston Britt was born when she was two, in 1887.

The family lived at 11484 E Reidsburg Rd, Clarion, PA, near the unincorporated town of Limestone (see photos section below) after the premature 1907 death of their husband and father Franklin Pierce Britt (1853-1907). Surviving rev. Britt were Anna, her mother Jeanette, and brothers Robert Ralston, who married in 1912, and Jean McBride Britt, who served in the Army in Europe in World War 1, probably about 1917.

Anna Frances Britt at Stony Point (Haverstraw) New York

After her father's death, Anna and her mother often visited Anna's great aunt on her mother's side, Anna Byers Yates Gilmor (1831-?) and Anna Gilmore's husband, reverend John (J.S.) Gilmore (1831-1903). (The spelling of the name sometimes includes a final "e", sometimes not.) The Gilmores lived in a fine house in Stony Point, New York, near Haverstraw, New York in Rockland county on the Hudson River north of New York City.

From the Gilmor Sloan House website: "In 1885, the property was owned by the family of a Presbyterian Pastor Rev. John Gilmor. His daughters lived in the house their entire lives. In 1949, they willed the property to the National Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church." The Gilmor Sloane House: History"

Webpage with photos of the Gilmore Sloane House at Stony Point Center, Stony Point, New York

Aunt Anna's House 2002 the day we received the box; Beth Marlor, Chuck Britt, current owner.
Gilmor Sloane house, Stony Point / Harverstraw, New York

More Photos in more detail! (click to view in a Photo Album)

Aunt Anna's House 2002 the day we received the box; Beth Marlor, Chuck Britt, current owner.
Aunt Anna's House, 2002 the day we received the box; Beth Marlor, Chuck Britt, current owner. The house is at 11484 E Reidsburg Rd, Clarion, PA near the unincorporated town of Limestone.
Aunt Anna's box contents
Aunt Anna's box contents spread out on a table. June, 2021

Possibly Anna Frances Britt
Possibly Anna Frances Britt
Possibly Anna Britt and her mother Jeanette Ralston Britt
Possibly Anna Britt and her mother Jeanette Ralston Britt

Adobe Acrobat Eulogy for Anna Frances Britt, 1885-1965


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