Hannah L. Pettis Biography
Hannah Pettis, circa 1921.

Hannah L. Pettis Biography

Hannah L. Pettis was born to Reubin Pettis and Phoebe M. Mansfield in St Lawrence, New York, USA on Wednesday, July 25, 1855.

Hannah married Daniel Webster Arnold in Almira, Benzie County, Michigan, USA on May 12, 1873.

Children of Hannah and Daniel include:

Who is Hannah to you?

  • Mother of Daniel Simon Arnold.
  • Grandmother of Laban Daniel Arnold and Alvin Ernest Arnold.
  • Great grandmother of Joyce, Dan, Gloria, Mike, Valerie, Teresa, Sally, Carol, and Roger.
  • 2nd great grandmother to Kelly Jean, David Michael, David Daniel, Steven Michael, Gina Joy, Kristen Marie, Bradley Jay, Joseph Michael, Mathew Allen, Daniel Scott, Jennifer Lynn, Jaysson Solomon-Elijah, Job Gabriel-Elisha, Sarah Kaylynn, Kandy Kay, Randy William, Scott Anthony, Joy Ann, Beth Ann, and Anne Marie.
  • 3rd great grandmother to Danielle Rose, Dutch Reese, William Henry, Nolan Anthony, Nickolas Anthony, Sydney Kay, Wyatt Anthony, Kari Nikole, Kali Ryann, Brett Mikalary, Samantha Marie, Spencer Jay, Megan Armenia, Dominic Daniel, Tristen Jay, Zachary Todd, and ADK, AJC, ARC, BMP, CJS, CMA, DLA, DMA, EGS, ELO, GAL, JRC, KARM, KC, LVA, MMA, NKK, RJR, SJA, TDR, TJM, WAS.
  • 4th great grandmother to DK and MJK.

Hannah passed away of “paralysis – general” in Platte, Benzie, MI, USA on Monday, January 22, 1925 at the age of 69.

Hannah is listed on her death certificate as Hannah Arnold, a white, married, female from New York, born to Rubin [sic] Pettis of Vermont, and Phoebe Mansfield of New York; informed by Daniel Arnold of Honor.

From the local newspaper:

Hannah, daughter of Rueben and Phoebe Pettis was born in Lawrence county, New York, July 25, 1855 and died January 22, 1925, age 69 years, 5 months and 28 days.

After her father’s death she came with her mother, brothers, and sisters to Almira township, Benzie county, Michigan in the early sixties, living a pioneer life, the mother keeping her little flock together and training them to the best of her ability.

In 1873 Hannah was united in marriage to Daniel W. Arnold and to this union five children were born, of which three are living. Mrs. Joseph Harwood and Daniel Jr. of Platte and Mrs. Charles Krause of Iron Mountain, Michigan, besides these she leaves her husband and one brother, John Pettis of Frederic, Michigan, nine grandchildren and other relatives and many friends whose lives have been influenced by her life of sacrifice for the welfare of others, also her love and patience during the long years of her sickness which confined her to a chair and many months to her bed.

The funeral services were held at the home of her son Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock under the direction of B.G. Bennett, undertaker.

The funeral sermon was preached from the 14th chapter of John, which was her request before she passed to her eternal home.

Local newspaper, obituary

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