Angeretta Williams WHITFORD

Angeretta Williams WHITFORD

Female 1870 - 1958  (87 years)

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  • Name Angeretta Williams WHITFORD 
    Born 10 Nov 1870  West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Oct 1958  Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00081  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father Charles Carmi WHITFORD,   b. 14 Dec 1834, West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1910, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Harty Potter JOHNSON,   b. 12 Apr 1850, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1917, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1866  Richmond, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • The original marriage entry is at the Richmond Town Hall in the "Book of Marriages and Deaths, 1850-1910, p. 14. It says, "In Richmond, Nov. 25th (1866), Charles C. Whitford born in West Greenwich, age 31 -- a farmer, and Hatty P. Johnson born in Coventry, age 17; parents of each: Jeremiah and Sally W. Whitford, Phillip and Tryphena H. Johnson; married by Gilbert Tillinghast, Minister of the Gospel." It was the first marriage for both of them.
    Family ID F00103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Allen REMINGTON,   b. 1 Dec 1866, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1895, Cranston, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1891  Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. John Francis Remington,   b. 18 Jul 1892, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1968, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Chester Philip REMINGTON, Sr.,   b. 10 Feb 1894, Anthony Village, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1948, Providence, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F00026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    Angie's birth record in West Greenwich.




    Wedding announcement for my great-grandparents

    Angie with her two sons, John Francis and Chester Philip Remington (my grandfather).

    Great Grandma Remington
    Great Grandma Remington

    Maybe a church or community group? The second from left in the middle row is Aunt Ollie; on the far right in the middle row is my great-grandma Angie; and in front of her is Eugene Chase. Right in the middle in front of the tree, I think could be Edna Priscilla Johnson, sister of my 2x-great-grandmother, or another family member. I believe this is the mid-1890s.

    Great-grandma Angie Remington with younger son Chester, my grandfather.


    My great-grandma on my dad's birthday, 7 August 1918.

    Aunt Annie, Great-grandma Angie, and Aunt Ollie

    Dottie, Aunt Ollie, Great-grandma Angie, Aunt Annie, Margaret, Lillian, Carole on right and friend on left

    Back row l-r: Uncle Will, Uncle Al & Aunt Ollie, Aunt Annie, Great-grandma Angie, Clarence & Margaret; front l-r: Uncle Ben Moone, Carole, Dottie, Lillian & Malcolm; about 1953

    Mary (McNeil) (Wright) Winsor, Edith Mae (Wright) Remington, Angeretta (Whitford) Remington, my great-grandmother

    My two great-grandmas, Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" (Andrews) Chafee, and Angeretta Williams (Whitford) Remington

    Great-grandma Angie Remington with her sis Aunt Ollie, my dad Norman, and Uncle Al Hopkins at their house on Knotty Oak Rd. We used to visit there often when I was very young.

    Great-grandma Angie Remington, my mom Edna, Great-aunt Ollie Hopkins

    Aunt Ollie and Uncle Al, Great-grandma Remington (Ollie's sister), and my dad Norman with Libby

    My Grandpa Chet Remington and his mom Angie, my Great-grandma Remington

    Five generations, 1954: Angie, J. Francis, Helen, Russell, Jo-Ann. I was age three when this photo was taken. We used to see all the relatives at family reunions. This is how I remember Uncle Fran, my grandpa's brother. I was 17 when he died.


    This is how I remember her. We used to visit her often on Knotty Oak Rd., where she lived with sis Ollie and Al Hopkins. I was 7 when she died.

    Uncle Will and Aunt Annie, my Great-grandma Angie, and Aunt Ollie. I think that's Malcolm sitting on the steps. It was probably a 4th of July family celebration, as they did that every summer.

    Aunt Velna, Great-grandma Angie, Uncle Jerry, Aunt Ollie, Uncle Will, 1957

  • Notes 
    • I have a photocopy of her original birth record in the official Book of Births for 1870 in the Town of West Greenwich, p. 20; a copy of the original marriage record from the official Book of Marriages for 1891 in the Town of Coventry, p. 89; a copy of the marriage certificate from the State Offices at Providence, RI; a copy of her death certificate from the State of Rhode Island; and a copy of the newspaper obituary. Her gravestone has been photographed.

      Angeretta was a midwife.

      I remember occasionally going to visit my Great-grandma Remington in a house on Knotty Oak Road in Coventry, RI, where she lived with "Aunt Ollie and Uncle Allen," who were actually my great aunt -- Angeretta's sister -- and her husband, Allen Hopkins. The older folks would sit around the living room and talk, while we children would sometimes sit and listen, and sometimes amuse ourselves by walking around -- but never upstairs, as I recall. There was a square metal grate in the floor between the living room and kitchen, through which the heat would blow from the basement furnace. Being a small child, I had to take a rather large step to walk, or rather jump, over this grate, and I was somehow worried that I might fall through!

      Great-grandma Remington came to stay overnight with us once, and she slept in the room next to mine. When she was in the hospital with her final illness, I was allowed to go up to her hospital room to see her one last time. I was seven years old.

      Aunt Ollie lived quite a few years longer, and died when I was sixteen. I have memories of going to her funeral. But the best memories are of the three generations of family sitting around that comfortable living room, where the older folks would talk in their gentle and pleasant voices.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012485] Records of the Bailey Family, Hannah C. (Bailey) Hopkins, 60.

    2. [S012429] Richmond Town Records, Births, Marriages, & Deaths 1850 - 1910, p. 14.

    3. [S012485] Records of the Bailey Family, Hannah C. (Bailey) Hopkins, 61.

    4. [S012487] Whitford Family Records.