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Oma - grew up with dutch and dutch-indonesian people. mix of 4 races. She was Ambon, born mostly likely in military garrison. Adopted by dutch indo family. Maid for people that adopted her.
The Moluccas or "Spice Islands" were originally the only place where nutmeg and cloves were found.
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227. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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228. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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229. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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233. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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234. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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238. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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239. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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241. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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File: GerarduJeanBaptiste1811_BirthCertificate
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326. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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327. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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328. Gem.Archief Maastricht
329. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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331. Gem.Archief Maastricht
332. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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334. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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File: GerarduMathiasJoannes1857
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1041
338. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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339. Gem.Archief Maastricht
11
340. Gem.Archief Maastricht
123
341. gem.Archief Maastricht
342. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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343. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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344. Ge.Archief Maastricht
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345. Gem.Archief Maastricht
346. Gem.Archief Maastricht
116
347. Gem.Archief Maastricht
8
348. Gem.Archief Maastricht
349. Gem.Archief Maastricht
31
350. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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351. Gem.Archief Maastricht
23
352. Gem.Archief Maastricht
437
353. Gem.archief Maastricht
263
354. Gem.Archief Maastricht
174
355. Gem.Archief Maastricht
128
356. Gem.Archief Maastricht
135
357. Gen.Archief Maastricht
86
358. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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359. Gem.Archief Maastricht
360. Gem.Archief Maastricht
825
361. Gem.Archief Maastricht
362. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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363. Gem.Archief Maastricht
177
364. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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365. Gem.Archief Maastricht
366. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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367. Gem.Archeif Maastricht
521
368. Gem.Archief Maastricht
52
369. Gem.Archief Maastricht
119
370. Rijksarchief Maastricht
39
371. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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212
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374. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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376. Gem.Archief Maastricht
35
377. Gem.Archief Maastricht
9
378. Gem.Archief Maastricht
169
379. Gem.Archief Maastricht
26
380. Gem.Archief Maastricht
730
381. Gem.Archief Maastricht
21
382. Gem.Archief Maastricht
64
383. Gem.Archief Amsterdam
93
384. Gem.Archief Maastricht
385. Gem.Archief Maastricht
386. Gem.Archief Arnhem
14
387. Gem.Archief Maastricht
175
388. Gem.Archief Maastricht
176
389. Gem.Archief Maastricht
78
390. Gem.Archief Maastricht
100
391. Gem.Archief Maastricht
188
392. Gem.Archief Maastricht
87
393. Gem.Archief Maastricht
63
394. Gem.Archief Maastricht
19
395. Gem.Archief Maastricht
84
396. Gem.Archief Maastricht
56
397. Gem.Archief Maastricht
83
398. Gem,Archief Maastricht
21
399. Rijks Archief Maastricht
1
400. Rijks Archief Maastricht
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401. Gem.Archief Maastricht
66
402. Gem.Archief Maastricht
346
403. Gem.Archief Maastricht
213
404. Gem.Archief Maastricht
10
405. Gem.Archief Maastricht
116
406. Gem.Archief Maastricht
203
407. Gem,Archief Maastricht
74
408. Gem.Archief Maastricht
409. Gem.Archief Maastricht
410. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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411. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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412. Gem.Archief Maastricht
19
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416. Gem.Archief Maastricht
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419. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPS5-MZK.
File: Johan Peter Stokvis-death record
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Frank E. SESSIONS

Father
Frank E. SESSIONS
Mother
Gertrude KEARNS
Birth*
Frank E. SESSIONS was born in 1912 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA

He was the son of
Frank E. SESSIONS and Gertrude KEARNS
Marriage*
Frank E. SESSIONS married
Katherine PERSONS
425. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6868.htm.
Frank E. SESSIONS

Father
George SESSIONS
Mother
Mary G. MIRICK
Birth*
Frank E. SESSIONS was born in 1852 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA

He was the son of
George SESSIONS and Mary G. MIRICK
Marriage*
Frank E. SESSIONS married
Anna J. SCRANTON
Marriage*
Frank E. SESSIONS married
Gertrude KEARNS
Death*
Frank E. SESSIONS died in 1931 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Family
Gertrude KEARNS
Child
Frank E. SESSIONS+
426. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p3641.htm.
Gertrude KEARNS
Birth*
Gertrude KEARNS was born in 1880 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
Frank E. SESSIONS, son of George SESSIONS and Mary G. MIRICK
Death*
Gertrude KEARNS died at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Family
Frank E. SESSIONS
Child
Frank E. SESSIONS+
427. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6857.htm.
Anna J. SCRANTON
Birth*
Anna J. SCRANTON was born in 1852 at
Providence, Providence, RI, USA
Marriage*
She married
Frank E. SESSIONS, son of George SESSIONS and Mary G. MIRICK
Death*
Anna J. SCRANTON died in 1907 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
431. “Brabant Historical Information Centre,” http://www.bhic.nl/?utm_source=OpenArchieven&u...tm_campaign=OpenData.
Brabant Historical Information Centre (Netherlands), Brabant, Civil registration marriages
Heusden, access code 50, inventory number 4306, November  3, 1862, Huwelijksregister Heusden 1862, record number 18
434. “Doris Mae Anderson, 93,” http://m.capecodtimes.com/article/20080523/OBITS02/805230337, 23 may 2008.
Avid bridge player; superb hostess; friend to many
BREWSTER — Doris Mae (Rossier) Anderson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 19, 2008, at the Epoch Senior Healthcare of Brewster. The family is grateful for the excellent care she received from the staff and from Epoch Hospice Care.
Born on Dec. 11, 1914, in Paxton, she was the daughter of the late Clarence W. and Minnie M. (Henderson) Rossier. She attended Paxton schools before graduating from Commerce High School in Worcester.
Clarence W. Anderson, her husband of 57 years, passed away in 1993. She was predeceased by her sisters, Hazel Christenson and Edna Hagg.
She resided in Holden for 60 years before moving to her home in Halliday Acres in Brewster in 1995.
She leaves a son, Stephen W. Anderson, and his wife, Betsy B., of Brewster; and a daughter, Susan J. Sessions, and her husband, Frank, of Southboro; seven grandchildren, Peter D. Anderson and his wife, Teri, William C. Anderson and his wife, Rachel; Beth B. Anderson and her partner, Tim Watkins, Kirsten S. Romano and her husband, Mark, Lisa K. Streiff and her husband, David, Frank E. Sessions IV and Stephen A. Sessions; and 14 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Victoria, Candace, Britta, Kristina and Liza Anderson, Charles Anderson Watkins, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Benjamin Streiff, Phebe and Nicholas Romano, and Frank V and Piper Sessions.
Doris was a member of the Holden Congregational Church, the Worcester Outdoor Sports Club and the Order of the Eastern Star, and a charter member of the Cape Cod Discovery Club. She was an avid bridge player and a superb hostess, and a good friend to many, including Rose Krikorian and her late companion, Clyde V. Hicks.
A service in her memory will be held at Cape Cod Covenant Church, Airline and Setucket roads, Brewster, on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Thomas W. Nelson officiating.
Donations in her memory may be sent to The Salvation Army, 100 North St., Hyannis, MA 02601.

File: RossierDoris_19141211
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436. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p4515.htm.
George SESSIONS

Father
George SESSIONS
Mother
Lucina LOMBARD
Birth*
George SESSIONS was born in 1814 at
Heath, Franklin, MA, USA

He was the son of
George SESSIONS and Lucina LOMBARD
Marriage*
George SESSIONS married
Mary G. MIRICK
Death*
George SESSIONS died in 1900 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Family
Mary G. MIRICK
Children
Waldo E. SESSIONS+
Frank E. SESSIONS+
437. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p4515.htm.
Mary G. MIRICK
Birth*
Mary G. MIRICK was born in 1815 at
Holden, Worcester, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
George SESSIONS, son of George SESSIONS and Lucina LOMBARD
Death*
Mary G. MIRICK died in 1888 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Family
George SESSIONS
Children
Waldo E. SESSIONS+
Frank E. SESSIONS+
438. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6870.htm.
Father
Samuel SESSIONS
Mother
Abigail RUGGLES
Birth*
George SESSIONS was born in 1771 at
Union, Tolland, CT, USA

He was the son of
Samuel SESSIONS and Abigail RUGGLES
Marriage*
George SESSIONS married
Lucina LOMBARD
Death*
George SESSIONS died in 1841 at
Heath, Franklin, MA, USA
Family
Lucina LOMBARD
Child
George SESSIONS+
439. ELLERY BICKNELL CRANE, https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=fron...AYAAJ&pg=GBS.PP1, HISTORIC HOMES AND INSTITUTIONS-AND-GENEALOGICAL AND PERSONAL MEMOIRS-OF-WORCESTER COUNTY-MASSACHUSETTS-WITH A HISTORY OF-WORCESTER SOCIETY OF ANTIQUITY, 434.
GEORGE SESSIONS. Samuel Sessions (1),
the emigrant ancestor of the late George Sessions,
of Worcester, came from England to America in
1630. He had a son Alexander.
(II) Alexander Sessions, son of Samuel Ses
sions (1), was born about 1645. He was living in
Andover. Massachusetts, in 1669, and died there
February 26, 1688-9. He married Elizabeth Spofford,
of Rowley, Massachusetts, April 24, 1672. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Sessions were members of the An
dover church in 1686. They had a son Nathaniel.
(III) Nathaniel Sessions, son of Alexander Ses
sions, (2), was born at Andover, Massachusetts,
August 8, 1681, and died in Pomfret, Connecticut,
in 1771. He married Johanna Miller. They had a
son, Amasa, born August 13, 1715.
(IV) Amasa Sessions, son of Nathaniel Ses
sions (3), was born August 13, 1715, and died April
17, 1799- He married Hannah Miller. He was a
captain in the revolutionary war, in Colonel Backus'
regiment of Connecticut. He had a son Samuel,
born November 26, 1746.
(V) Samuel Sessions, son of Amasa Sessions
(4) , was born November 26, 1746. He resided at
Union and Westford, Connecticut, and died in 1818.
He married Abigail Ruggles, of Pomfret, Connec
ticut, October 11, 1767, and settled in Heath, Massa
chusetts. He was in the revolutionary war, a lieu
tenant in Captain Grant's company, Colonel John
son's reeiment in 1781, and was at West Point in
1781 in Colonel Canfield's regiment. He had a son
George, baptized at Union, Connecticut, in 1771.
(VI) George Sessions, son of Samuel Sessions
(5) , was born at Union, Connecticut, and baptized
there in 1771. He married, February 20, 1800, Lucina
Lumbard, at Brimfield, Massachusetts. She
was born October 13, 1781, and was the daughter
of Joseph, Jr. and Mary Lumbard. (Joseph Lum
bard and Joseph, Jr., were both in the revolutionary
war.) He settled at Heath, Massachusetts, and had
a son George, born October 23, 1814.
(VII) George Sessions, son of George Sessions
(6) , was born at Heath. October 23, 1814, and died
at Worcester, Massachusetts. November 8, 1901.
He married Mary Groves Mirick, daughter of Tilley
and Persis (Moore) Mirick.
George Sessions left his home at the age of
seventeen to make his own way in the world. He
came to Worcester and worked first as a farm hand.
Then for twelve years he was employed at the State
Lunatic Asylum on Summer street. His first busi
ness venture was with a partner named Howe, in
the manufacture of tools for shoemakers. The firm
was Howe and Sessions, and the business was suc
cessfully conducted for ten years, when he sold to
his partner, who continued for many years under
the name of John Howe. Mr. Sessions was ap
pointed city undertaker in 1850, and immediately
started in the business, which for nearly fifty years
he conducted with remarkable success, taking the
lead in his business, and maintaining his firm far
in advance of all his competitors. His appointment,
which gave him the opportunity to make use of his
natural ability for the difficult duties of his voca
tion, was from Levi Lincoln, then mayor of Wor
cester, afterward governor of Massachusetts. When
he began he had charge of all the interments in the
city. During part of the two first years he was
in partnership with Danforth B. Cummings; In 1852
he formed partnership with Horace G. Mirick,
which continued for seven years; subsequently he
took his sons into partnership with him. As his
business grew with the city's growth, he increased
his facilities, and added a wholesale department to
his undertaking business. He held his position as
city undertaker until 1886, when he resigned. He
turned over to his sons, Waldo E. and Frank E.,
who had been in partnership with their father for
many years, the management of the business. The
business has been carried on under the firm name
of George Sessions and Sons. Mr. Sessions lived
to see his business more than fifty years old. He
died November 8, 1901, at his home in Worcester.
During his long career in Worcester Mr. Ses
sions had charge of the funerals of many thousands
of all classes, and of some very prominent men.
During the civil war he frequently showed his char
ity for the widows and orphans of soldiers who
gave their lives to their country, and many soldiers
were buried at the expense of George Sessions.
Mr. Sessions married Mary G. Mirick, of Holden,
Massachusetts. (See sketch of her family herewith).
They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary
in 1888. Three weeks afterward, October 21, 188,
Mrs. Sessions died. Their children were : Waldo
E., born at Heath, Massachusetts, February 12, 1843;
Frank E., born at Worcester, Massachusetts, May
22, 1852; Mary L., born at Worcester, August 23,
1858.
(VII) Waldo E. Sessions, son of George Ses
sions (7), was born at Heath, Massachusetts, Feb
ruary 12, 1843. He married Josephine Ufford, Oc
tober 19, 1869. She was the daughter of Dixon De
Forest and Harriet (Gould) Ufford. He has been
the senior partner of the firm of George Sessions
and Sons since the retirement of his father in 1886,
and has been identified with it and active in its
management for about forty years. He is also a
member of the wholesale firm of Frank E. Sessions
and Company. Mr. Sessions is one of the best
known men in the Masonic fraternity in this vicinity,
having taken the thirty-two degrees and belonging
to the lodge, chapter, council, commandery and other
Masonic bodies.
The office and ware-rooms of George Sessions
and Sons are in a large brick building recently
erected at Nos. 5 and 9 Trumbull street. The whole
sale factory of Frank E. Sessions and Company is
at Nos. 7 to 18 Eaton place. The firm is still the
city sexton and undertaker, and manufactures coffins,
broadcloth caskets, and undertakers' supplies.
Mr. Sessions had three children: Laura J., born
August 24, 1875. married Burton W. Grout, assis
tant treasurer of the Worcester Five Cents Savings
Bank, February 1, 1809, at Worcester: he died July
4, 1005. Mary E., born March 20, 1877, lives with
her parents. Waldo E., Jr., born February 3, 1882,
married Marie G. Webb, daughter of George D.
Webb, of Worcester. They have two daughters,
Katharine, born May 6, 1903, at Worcester, and
Josephine Ufford, born May 13, 1905.
(VIII) Frank E. Sessions, son of George Ses
sions (7), was born at Worcester, May 22, 1852.
He married Anna Josephine Scranton, daughter of
Crawford and Annie (Montgomery) Scranton, April
22, 1874, at Providence, Rhode Island. He is a
partner with his brother Waldo in the firm of George
Sessions and Sons, also with F. E. Sessions and
Company. His children are : George, born in 1875,
died in the same year ; Florence, born June 26, 1876,
married Edmund A. Garland, October 6, 1899, at
Worcester; Ethel, born December 25, 1880; George,
born August 12, 1886, died in 1888. Mr. Sessions
has been an active Mason for many years, is past
master of Athelstan Lodge, has filled all the chairs,
and since 1887 has held the office of treasurer con tinually, all but the three years when he was going
through the chairs. He has taken thirty-two degrees.
(VIII) Mary L. Sessions, daughter of George
Sessions (7), was born at Worcester, August 23,
1858. She married Charles G. Warren, son of Sam
uel Warren, October 12; 1879. Their children are :
George Sessions, born September 21, 1881 at Wor
cester ; Charles G., Jr., born at Worcester, August
18, 1888; Arthur, born at Worcester, December 5,
1880: Philip, born at Worcester, July 12, 1893.
440. Francis C. Sessions, Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America, The Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Mass., 1669, https://archive.org/details/materialsforhist00sess, p 110.
441. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p4176.htm.
Lucina LOMBARD
Birth*
Lucina LOMBARD was born in 1781 at
Brimfield, Hampden, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
George SESSIONS, son of Samuel SESSIONS and Abigail RUGGLES
Death*
Lucina LOMBARD died in 1870 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Family
George SESSIONS
Child
George SESSIONS+
443. “Stamboom Crapts » Maria Gertrudis Mommers,” https://www.genealogieonline.nl/stamboom_crapts/I6617.php.
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Zij is geboren op 19 april 1885 in Meerssen.
Zij is overleden op 28 september 1978 in Maastricht, zij was toen 93 jaar oud.

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445. “Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) - Esprit de Coeur,” http://www.aashnet.org/s/1487/2_interior.aspx?sid=1487&gid=1&pgid=359.
The Fall 2006 issue is not longer available on this website, but is saved in the Media for Mary Sessions
446. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p7298.htm.
Josephine UFFORD
Birth*
Josephine UFFORD was born in 1846. 
Marriage*
She married
Waldo E. SESSIONS, son of George SESSIONS and Mary G. MIRICK
Death*
Josephine UFFORD died in 1908 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Family
Waldo E. SESSIONS
Child
Waldo E. SESSIONS+
449. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6873.htm, 5/12/17.
Samuel SESSIONS
Birth*
Samuel SESSIONS was born in 1746 at
Union, Tolland, CT, USA
Marriage*
He married
Abigail RUGGLES, daughter of Edward RUGGLES and Ann SUMNER, on 11 October 1769 at Pomfret, Windham, CT, USA
Death*
Samuel SESSIONS died in 1818 at
Westford, Windham, CT, USA
Family
Abigail RUGGLES
Child
George SESSIONS+
450. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6170.htm.
Abigail RUGGLES

Father
Edward RUGGLES
Mother
Ann SUMNER
Birth*
Abigail RUGGLES was born on 23 June 1749. 

She was the daughter of
Edward RUGGLES and Ann SUMNER
Marriage*
Abigail RUGGLES married
Samuel SESSIONS on 11 October 1769 at Pomfret, Windham, CT, USA
Death*
Abigail RUGGLES died in 1800. 
Family
Samuel SESSIONS
Child
George SESSIONS+
451. Francis C. Sessions, Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America, The Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Mass., 1669, https://archive.org/details/materialsforhist00sess.
458. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6286.htm.
Edward RUGGLES

Father
Edward RUGGLES
Mother
Hannah CRAFT
Birth*
Edward RUGGLES was born on 22 June 1724 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA

He was the son of
Edward RUGGLES and Hannah CRAFT
Marriage*
Edward RUGGLES married
Ann SUMNER on 2 April 1747 at Pomfret, Windham, CT, USA
Death*
Edward RUGGLES died on 25 December 1797 at
Montague, Franklin, MA, USA, at age 73. 
Family
Ann SUMNER
Children
Benjamin RUGGLES+
Abigail RUGGLES+
Samuel RUGGLES+
Elizabeth RUGGLES
Ann RUGGLES
Hannah RUGGLES
Edward RUGGLES+
Thomas RUGGLES+
459. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p7068.htm.
Ann SUMNER
Birth*
Ann SUMNER was born on 25 September 1724 at
Milton, Norfolk, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
Edward RUGGLES, son of Edward RUGGLES and Hannah CRAFT, on 2 April 1747 at Pomfret, Windham, CT, USA
Death*
Ann SUMNER died on 10 July 1808 at
Montague, Franklin, MA, USA, at age 83. 
Family
Edward RUGGLES
Children
Benjamin RUGGLES+
Abigail RUGGLES+
Samuel RUGGLES+
Elizabeth RUGGLES
Ann RUGGLES
Hannah RUGGLES
Edward RUGGLES+
Thomas RUGGLES+
460. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6283.htm.
Edward RUGGLES

Father
John RUGGLES
Mother
Martha DEVOTION
Birth*
Edward RUGGLES was born on 2 October 1691 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA

He was the son of
John RUGGLES and Martha DEVOTION
Marriage*
Edward RUGGLES married
Hannah CRAFT on 24 June 1716 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Marriage*
Edward RUGGLES married
Abigail (Williams) DAVIS on 11 January 1732 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death*
Edward RUGGLES died on 16 September 1765 at
Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, USA, at age 73. 
Burial*
He was buried at
Eustis St Burial Ground, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Family
Hannah CRAFT
Children
Samuel RUGGLES
Hannah RUGGLES
Elizabeth RUGGLES
Elizabeth RUGGLES
Edward RUGGLES+
Abigail RUGGLES
Thomas RUGGLES
Benjamin RUGGLES
461. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p1679.htm.
Hannah CRAFT
Birth*
Hannah CRAFT was born on 15 March 1697 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
Edward RUGGLES, son of John RUGGLES and Martha DEVOTION, on 24 June 1716 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death*
Hannah CRAFT died on 11 March 1731 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA, at age 33. 
Burial*
She was buried at
Eustis St Burial Ground, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Family
Edward RUGGLES
Children
Samuel RUGGLES
Hannah RUGGLES
Elizabeth RUGGLES
Elizabeth RUGGLES
Edward RUGGLES+
Abigail RUGGLES
Thomas RUGGLES
Benjamin RUGGLES
462. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p1815.htm.
Abigail (Williams) DAVIS
Birth*
Abigail (Williams) DAVIS was born on 19 February 1687 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
Edward RUGGLES, son of John RUGGLES and Martha DEVOTION, on 11 January 1732 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death*
Abigail (Williams) DAVIS died in December 1771 at
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA, at age 84. 
463. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6439.htm.
John RUGGLES

Father
John RUGGLES Jr
Mother
Abigail CRAFT
Birth*
John RUGGLES was born on 22 January 1654 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA

He was the son of
John RUGGLES Jr and Abigail CRAFT
Marriage*
John RUGGLES married
Martha DEVOTION on 2 September 1674 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death*
John RUGGLES died on 16 December 1694 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA, at age 40. 
Family
Martha DEVOTION
Children
Abigail RUGGLES+
John RUGGLES+
Edward RUGGLES
Rebecca RUGGLES
Martha RUGGLES
Edward RUGGLES+
464. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p2131.htm.
Martha DEVOTION
Birth*
Martha DEVOTION was born on 13 March 1653 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
John RUGGLES, son of John RUGGLES Jr and Abigail CRAFT, on 2 September 1674 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death*
Martha DEVOTION died on 12 January 1714 at
Needham, Norfolk, MA, USA, at age 60. 
Family
John RUGGLES
Children
Abigail RUGGLES+
John RUGGLES+
Edward RUGGLES
Rebecca RUGGLES
Martha RUGGLES
Edward RUGGLES+
465. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p1678.htm.
Abigail CRAFT
Birth*
Abigail CRAFT was born on 28 March 1634 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
John RUGGLES Jr, son of Thomas RUGGLES and Mary CURTIS, on 24 January 1650/51 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death*
Abigail CRAFT died on 19 January 1706 at
Medfield, Norfolk, MA, USA, at age 71. 
Family
John RUGGLES Jr
Children
John RUGGLES
John RUGGLES+
Thomas RUGGLES
Mary RUGGLES
Samuel RUGGLES
Rebecca RUGGLES
466. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6466.htm.
John RUGGLES Jr

Father
Thomas RUGGLES
Mother
Mary CURTIS
Birth*
John RUGGLES Jr was born on 6 January 1625 at
Nazeing, Essex, ENG

He was the son of
Thomas RUGGLES and Mary CURTIS
Marriage*
John RUGGLES Jr married
Abigail CRAFT on 24 January 1650/51 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death*
John RUGGLES Jr died on 15 September 1658 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA, at age 33. 
Family
Abigail CRAFT
Children
John RUGGLES
John RUGGLES+
Thomas RUGGLES
Mary RUGGLES
Samuel RUGGLES
Rebecca RUGGLES
467. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6746.htm.
Thomas RUGGLES

Father
Thomas RUGGLES
Mother
Margaret DANDRIDGE
Birth*
Thomas RUGGLES was born in 1584 at
Sudbury, Suffolk, ENG

He was the son of
Thomas RUGGLES and Margaret DANDRIDGE
Marriage*
Thomas RUGGLES married
Mary CURTIS on 1 November 1620 at Nazeing, Essex, ENG
Death*
Thomas RUGGLES died on 16 November 1644 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
Family
Mary CURTIS
Children
Thomas RUGGLES
John RUGGLES Jr+
Sarah RUGGLES+
Samuel RUGGLES+
468. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p1713.htm.
Mary CURTIS
Birth*
Mary CURTIS was born in March 1588 at
Nazeing, Essex, ENG
Marriage*
She married
Thomas RUGGLES, son of Thomas RUGGLES and Margaret DANDRIDGE, on 1 November 1620 at Nazeing, Essex, ENG
Death*
Mary CURTIS died on 14 February 1674 at
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA, at age 85. 
Family
Thomas RUGGLES
Children
Thomas RUGGLES
John RUGGLES Jr+
Sarah RUGGLES+
Samuel RUGGLES+
469. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6748.htm.
Thomas RUGGLES

Father
Nicholas RUGGLES
Birth*
Thomas RUGGLES was born at
Sudbury, Suffolk, ENG

He was the son of
Nicholas RUGGLES
Marriage*
Thomas RUGGLES married
Margaret DANDRIDGE
Family
Margaret DANDRIDGE
Children
Thomas RUGGLES+
John RUGGLES+
Mary RUGGLES
Samuel RUGGLES
Nathaniel RUGGLES
Nathaniel RUGGLES
Florence RUGGLES
471. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6631.htm.
Nicholas RUGGLES

Father
Thomas RUGGLES
Birth*
Nicholas RUGGLES was born at
Sudbury, Suffolk, ENG

He was the son of
Thomas RUGGLES
Marriage*
Nicholas RUGGLES married an unknown person.  
Family

Children
Roger RUGGLES
Edward RUGGLES
William RUGGLES
Margery RUGGLES
Thomas RUGGLES+
George RUGGLES+
Robert RUGGLES
472. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6749.htm.
Thomas RUGGLES

Father
? RUGGLES
Birth*
Thomas RUGGLES was born at
Sudbury, Suffolk, ENG

He was the son of
? RUGGLES
Marriage*
Thomas RUGGLES married an unknown person.  
Death*
He died on 21 June 1547. 
Family

Children
Anna RUGGLES
Elizabeth RUGGLES
Nicholas RUGGLES+
John RUGGLES
473. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6159.htm.
? RUGGLES
Marriage*
? RUGGLES married an unknown person.  
Family

Children
William RUGGLES+
Isabella RUGGLES
Thomas RUGGLES+
474. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6875.htm.
Waldo E. SESSIONS

Father
Waldo E. SESSIONS
Mother
Josephine UFFORD
Birth*
Waldo E. SESSIONS was born in 1882 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA

He was the son of
Waldo E. SESSIONS and Josephine UFFORD
Marriage*
Waldo E. SESSIONS married
Marie G. WEBB
Death*
Waldo E. SESSIONS died in 1937 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Family
Marie G. WEBB
Children
George SESSIONS+
Waldo E. SESSIONS III+
475. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p7475.htm.
Marie G. WEBB
Birth*
Marie G. WEBB was born in 1882 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Marriage*
She married
Waldo E. SESSIONS, son of Waldo E. SESSIONS and Josephine UFFORD
Family
Waldo E. SESSIONS
Children
George SESSIONS+
Waldo E. SESSIONS III+
476. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6872.htm.
George SESSIONS

Father
Waldo E. SESSIONS
Mother
Marie G. WEBB
Birth*
George SESSIONS was born in 1907 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA

He was the son of
Waldo E. SESSIONS and Marie G. WEBB
Marriage*
George SESSIONS married
Helen MIDGLEY
477. http://www.risingmoon.net/NiquetteEichstaedt-o/p6876.htm.
Waldo E. SESSIONS III

Father
Waldo E. SESSIONS
Mother
Marie G. WEBB
Birth*
Waldo E. SESSIONS III was born in 1908 at
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA

He was the son of
Waldo E. SESSIONS and Marie G. WEBB
Marriage*
Waldo E. SESSIONS III married
Senath TURPIN
Marriage*
Waldo E. SESSIONS III married
Penelope WALLACE
478. http://tributes.borderchronicle.com.au/obituaries/...ry&pid=185569549.
ENGLAND, Nancy Stephanie (née Goode) Relatives and friends of Nancy are invited to attend her Funeral Service being conducted in the Kingston District Hall on Thursday 25th May 2017 commencing at 1pm followed by interment at the Kingston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kingston Soldiers Memorial Hospital Auxilliary would be gratefully appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the service. In the professional care of Kingston SE and Districts (08) 8762 0099 - See more at: http://tributes.borderchronicle.com.au/obituaries/...sthash.SFUkTdvl.dpuf
481. “Brabant Historical Information Centre,” http://www.bhic.nl/?utm_source=OpenArchieven&u...tm_campaign=OpenData.
Brabant Historical Information Centre (Netherlands), Brabant, Civil registration marriages
Ginneken en Bavel, access code 50, inventory number 3071, November 14, 1872, Huwelijksregister Ginneken en Bavel 1872, record number 31
486. “Catharina Adriana Francisca Brenders 1891,” https://www.genealogieonline.nl/genealogische-gege...g-goirle/I116653.php.
489. “Cornelia Caroline van Bilsen 1897,” https://www.genealogieonline.nl/stamboom-van-bilsen/I1078349800.php.
493. https://www.genealogieonline.nl/stamboom-van-bilsen/I1022159874.php, 4/1/2018.
• Hij is geboren op 18 december 1753 in Lommel (België).Bron 1
• Hij is overleden op 4 oktober 1804 in Gilze en Rijen, Nederland, hij was toen 50 jaar oud.
Bron 2Datum begraven04-10-1804
• OverledeneGeert Bilsen
• Geslachtm
• Plaats overlijdenGilze en Rijen
• ReligieNederduits Gereformeerd
• BronNederduits Gereformeerd begraafboek 1801-1806
• PlaatsGilze en Rijen
• Toegangsnr.8049
• Inv.nr.17

494. Gem.Archief Maastricht
495. Gem.Archief Maastricht
496. Francis C. Sessions, Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America, The Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Mass., 1669, https://archive.org/details/materialsforhist00sess, p31.
497. Jessica Luther, “WOMEN IN HISTORY: SARAH GROSVENOR AND THE KNOWN CASE OF SURGICAL ABORTION IN COLONIAL AMERICA,” http://jessicawluther.com/2011/03/23/women-in-hist...in-colonial-america/, 23 Mar 2011.
WOMEN IN HISTORY: SARAH GROSVENOR AND THE KNOWN CASE OF SURGICAL ABORTION IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Written by Jessica Luther
on March 23, 2011

In September 1742, Sarah Grosvenor died.  She was 19.
From the court records of her murder trial three years later, it is clear that she died from complications of the single known surgical abortion in colonial American history.
Her story may have laid dormant and unknown if not for two events, separated by centuries:
1. In 1745, years after Sarah’s death, her boyfriend, doctor/surgeon, sister, and cousin were all indicted for her murder (historians debate why there was such a long lag). The following year, charges against her sister and cousin were dropped. Eventually, only the doctor went to trial and not for her death, but for the “violence attempt and endeavour the health & Soundness of the said Sarah to destroy and the fruit of her womb to destroy & cause to perish.” This was a misdemeanor for which he was found guilty. He then escaped and, in the end, no one was ever punished for her death.
2. Historian Cornelia Hughes Dayton, in doing research in the archives for work on colonial law and women, stumbled across this case. She wrote a now-famous article about it published in The William and Mary Quarterly in 1991: “Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village” (vol, 48, issue 1, pp 19- 49 – need a subscription to access).  Dayton also has an amazing website where you can read all about the case, her transcriptions of the court documents, and get information about key players and locations.
Dayton’s major contribution was not only revealing this case of a surgical abortion but also revealing the casual nature with which people in the court trial talked about abortifacients, which is something you ingest to order to induce an abortion. Not only did they have a nickname for it – “trade” – but it’s obvious that access to it was easy and people took it.
While there is so much that is interesting in this account, including the fact that the doctor had a tool for doing an abortion, the fact that he performed a very poor abortion (he may have been a very poor “doctor”), and the way in which modern-day readers of the court trial get angry at the boyfriend when they read the documents, something I found incredibly cool was the importance that colonial American people (especially in a Puritan place like Connecticut) placed on the moment of quickening, when the woman first feels the child move.
Abigail, Sarah’s friend, told the court that Sarah said to Hallowell (the doctor) that “she was afraid there was life in the Child, then he asked her how long she had felt it; and she replyed about a fortnight.” When Sarah said that the child had “life,” she was probably referring to quickening.  The act of “quickening,” the moment when the mother first feels the child move in her uterus, was the legal and moral point after which abortion was a crime according to the church and the law.  Before this moment, the mother did not yet know for certain that she was pregnant; she could only suspect. The mother, then, was the only person who could say whether an abortion was illegal or immoral.
There is little doubt from the testimonies that Sarah had quickened. Zerviah and Anna, Sarah’s sisters, also offered evidence that supported Abigail’s story. Anna found out about Sarah’s pregnancy at the very end of July.  After Sarah admitted to her that she had felt “an unusual feeling” Anna asked “how Long she had felt such a feeling & she told me a weeke or fornit.” This implies, then, that Sarah had quickened in the middle of July, around the four-month mark of her pregnancy, the time when it usually occurs.  Zerviah learned of Sarah’s pregnancy around the time that Sarah quickened. A few days later, Zerviah confronted Amasa, Sarah’s boyfriend and father of the fetus, and told him to marry Sarah and “not any farther to take any unlawful measures.” While she does not clarify what she means by “unlawful” the timeline of events suggests she is referring to the quickening.
By the time of the surgical abortion, about two weeks had passed since Sarah first felt the child move. According to Abigail’s account, Hallowell, the doctor, cared little that Sarah had quickened. In response to Sarah’s claims of quickening, Hallowell told Sarah not worry about the feeling in her stomach because “the alteration she felt Was owing to what she had taken” (the trade had caused the quickening sensation, not the child).  He convinced her that she was wrong about the quickening and made it clear that the child would never leave her body without his help: “that it would never Come away, but Certainly Kill her, unless other Means were used.”

Why am I posting about this particular story?
1. It’s women’s history month and while the only spectacular thing about Sarah Grosvenor is that we have her story, we have her story. It’s one that isn’t well-known and the only one of its kind. In that way and in terms of history, it is extraordinary.
2. It shows that abortion has been around for a long, long time in this country, even during the time when – gasp! – The Founders were alive. So, it’s traditional.
3. It shows that even in Puritanical places like Connecticut, people knew about abortifacients, they took abortifacients, and had pre-marital sex. While there were debates among these “Bible thumpers” about the moral line for when abortion was and was not okay (and for some, it was NEVER okay – the law, I think, may have even edged that direction), their actions speak loudly about what these people believed and practiced on a day-to-day basis.
4. Legal abortion done by trained doctors in sanitary conditions is IMPORTANT and NECESSARY to maintain the health and lives of pregnant people who don’t want to be pregnant anymore or whose fetus is not developing correctly or whose lives are endangered by the pregnancy. It was true in 1742 and it’s true in 2011.
History is so fucking cool, right?
The full story of Sarah’s pregnancy, abortion, death, and the subsequent trial are after the jump [TW for graphic description of abortion procedure and the resulting miscarriage].

In May 1742, in the small town of Pomfret, Connecticut, Sarah Grosvenor, nineteen and unmarried, realized that she was pregnant. Sometime soon after, probably at the behest of the father of the child and her boyfriend, Amasa Sessions, she began taking an abortifacient in hopes of ending her maternity. Amasa, eight years Sarah’s senior, had been procuring the drugs from a local doctor, John Hallowell.
In July, Sarah’s older sister, Zerviah, suspected Sarah’s pregnancy and asked her about it. Sarah denied it for a few days but then, probably because she had experienced the child move for the first time (or quicken) confessed her condition to Zerviah. Zerviah confronted Amasa, who told her that he and Sarah were to wed and that banns would soon be posted announcing this intention. By the end of the month, though, no banns had been posted and on at least one occasion, Zerviah had witnessed Amasa intensely pressuring Sarah into taking the abortifacient, even though Sarah did not want to.
At the beginning of August, Amasa and the doctor began to worry because there had been no miscarriage. Hallowell convinced Sarah that it was for her own health that he perform a surgical abortion, as the child inside of her was probably dead from the abortifacients and needed to be removed. She reluctantly agreed to do so. She met Hallowell at her cousin, Hannah’s, home, and in a private room with the lock fastened, Hallowell began the operation. Sarah, according to the testimony of her friend, Abigail Nightingale, to whom Sarah told her story before she died, stated that Hallowell then “opening his portamantua took an instrument out of it and laid it on the bed… then he tried to remove the child for some time in vain putting her to the utmost distress.
And that at last she observed he trembled and immediately perceived a strange alteration in her body and thought a bone of the child was broke, on which she desired him to call in somebody, for that she feared she was dying, and instantly swooned away.”
Hallowell called for Hannah, who, in turn, summoned Zerviah and, as Zerviah’s testimony states, “they desired me to bring in some cold water for that my sister was faint, which I immediately got and carried in asking them what was the matter, and they gave me to understand that he had made an attempt to deliver her.” Zerviah left the room and when she returned, it appeared that Hallowell again had performed a manual abortion.
All the while, Amasa waited for news at the local tavern, Mr. Waldo’s. Hallowell went there afterward but on the way, was stopped and confronted by Sarah’s cousin, Ebenezer, who stated in his deposition, “I understood that the Doctor had at that time under taken to destroy her conception…he told me that Sessions was waiting at Waldo’s to know the event of his making that attempt to remove her conception…and furthermore the Doctor told me to the best of my remembrance that he either knipped or squeezed the head of the conception.”
Sarah and Zerviah returned to their father’s house that night.  Two nights later, Sarah began to have contractions. According to Hannah, Zerviah called on her and told her that Sarah was soon to deliver. When they returned to Sarah’s father’s home, they found Sarah “sitting over a chamber pot and she arising from thence I saw an untimely birth in the chamber pot that [was] not much above half filling the pot the head seemed to be bruised and the whole baby in a decayed condition.” Hannah and Zerviah, again according to Hannah’s testimony, “took the child, wrapped it up, and conveyed it away and buried it” near the house.
Sarah became fatally ill ten days after the miscarriage. Her family called in two doctors from out of town to see if they could help her but no avail. Hallowell, sometime in the month of August, left Pomfret and moved to Providence. On September 14, Sarah died from the complications from the abortion.
Three years later, in 1745, two county magistrates, for reasons unknown, opened an investigation into Sarah’s death. On November 1, a warrant was issued for Amasa, Zerviah, Hannah, and Hallowell. A few days later, in Pomfret’s meetinghouse, the Inferior Court heard depositions and ruled that Hallowell, the doctor, was guilty of murder and the other three were accessories to the crime. In September of 1746, now four years after Sarah’s death, the king’s attorney at the Superior Court put up an indictment against Hallowell and Amasa (but not Hannah and Zerviah) for conspiring to destroy Sarah’s health and her unborn child. The Grand Jury returned a true bill and on November 18, the Superior Court trial opened. The case, though, was dismissed on a technicality. In March of 1747, the king’s attorney once again brought an indictment against Hallowell and Amasa, though this time for a lesser crime, a “highhanded misdemeanor” for trying to destroy Sarah’s health and the fruit of her womb.  The Grand Jury rejected the indictment for Amasa but endorsed the bill against Hallowell. On March 20, 1747, Hallowell was found guilty and sentenced to the gallows and to lashes. He escaped to Providence before any punishment was carried out and he doesn’t appear in the record again.
Amasa had married in the years between Sarah’s death and the trial. After the trial ended, he returned home to his farm in Pomfret, raised ten children, participated in the militia, and eventually died in 1799 and was buried not far from Sarah.
498. http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cowindham/records/c.../pomfretsabincem.htm, 11/25/2017.
Windham County Connecticut
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Headstones at “Sabin Cemetery” in Pomfret, Ct., located near Pomfret R.R. Station.
500. Paul Duggan, “A year together as a married couple, ended by a bizarre accident,” https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcom...m_term=.9c4abc28cbd6, 23 oct 2017.
Married couple Greg Chittick, left, 58, and Jimmy Walton, 53, celebrating of their first wedding anniversary on Oct. 10. (Family photo)
Greg Chittick, who had a talent for remodeling homes, was “a big, gregarious, outgoing guy,” a head taller and a lot burlier than Jimmy Walton, a graphic designer who was “really quiet, really shy,” a friend of theirs recalled Monday.
“Everyone knew Jimmy had a totally different personality than Greg,” said the friend, Jim Hristakos, who lives in the District’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. Chittick and Walton, who shared a condo near Hristakos’s home, seemed an unlikely couple. “But it was just one of those opposites-attract kind of things,” Hristakos said.
Two weeks ago, Richard Gregory Chittick, 58, and James Dean Walton Jr., 53, marked their first wedding anniversary with a celebration in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where they owned a weekend-getaway home.
Then, early Saturday evening, the two men died together on the Delaware shore, struck by an out-of-control SUV in Dewey Beach as they were standing beside a road, straddling their bicycles, police said.
The motorist, a 61-year-old man who police said suffered “an acute medical event” while driving, also died.
“Just shocking,” said Hristakos, who learned of the tragedy late Sunday after he returned from an out-of-town trip and a TV reporter knocked on his door at the Beekman Place condo complex in Northwest Washington. Chittick and Walton, who also lived at the complex, were “the perfect neighbors,” Hristakos said.
“I mean, I can’t believe they’re gone,” he said.
Chittick grew up in Michigan, one of five siblings whose father seemed to be always remodeling rooms in their home.
“Being the oldest, Greg was always the one who helped Dad when we were kids, and he really enjoyed it,” said Chittick’s brother Bruce Chittick, 53.
Greg Chittick graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in engineering and, after moving to the District in the 1990s, worked in an administrative capacity for a consulting company in the biopharmaceuticals field.
But he enjoyed remodeling homes more than he liked consulting work, said his brother, who lives in Seattle. So in the 2000s, Chittick started his own remodeling business.
Back then, before he met Walton, he was living by himself at Beekman Place. In 2006, Hristakos, who had just moved to the complex, hired Chittick to remodel his kitchen. “It worked out great,” Hristakos said. “Over the years, we became friends. I mean, he was a terrific guy, somebody you could really count on.”
Walton, a freelance graphic designer, was originally from Arkansas. Bruce Chittick said that one Sunday afternoon about six years ago, Walton and a group of friends were in a D.C. bar, watching football on TV. Greg Chittick was there, too, with a separate group of friends. And that was how they met.
Walton moved into Beekman Place with Chittick, who gave up his remodeling business and went to work for the Education Department, auditing student loans.
On Oct. 10, 2016, the two were married.
“They just kind of found each other later in life, and they were so happy together,” Bruce Chittick said. “They were, in a lot of ways, different personalities, but they really loved to spend time together. They enjoyed each other so much.”
Whenever time allowed, usually on weekends, they would head to the townhouse they owned in Rehoboth Beach. Greg Chittick had extensively renovated the home, just as he had remodeled their condo in the District.
They enjoyed riding their bicycles in Rehoboth Beach and neighboring Dewey Beach when the weather was nice.
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“It’s what they always did in the afternoons,” said Thomas Vaccaro, a friend of theirs who lives in Delaware and the District. “They went out for bike rides.”
Temperatures in Dewey Beach climbed well into the 70s on Saturday, and about 5 p.m., there was still daylight left as the couple stood outside the Starboard bar and restaurant, straddling their bikes beside Coastal Highway, police said.
The vehicle that swerved off the road was a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban.
The driver, a man from New York, blacked out at the wheel, police said. Before the SUV severed a utility pole and came to a stop in the restaurant parking lot, it plowed over Chittick and Walton.
“They were absolutely the perfect match for each other,” Vaccaro said. “They complemented each other so well. And they adored each other.”
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