Theda Armitage is my 1st cousin 3 times removed on my paternal side of the family. She is the daughter of William Armitage (1826-1900) and Ann Maria Thorp (1830-1903). Theda was the first of 5 children born to William & Ann.
Theda, unfortunately, died at the age of just 23, from Typhoid Fever.
When I contacted Livingston County, Illinois vital records office, they could not locate her death certificate.
However, they were nice enough to send me a death register.
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|DEATH REGISTER FOR THEDA ARMITAGE - 11 SEP 1885|
Theda would have only appeared in two census records. 1870 and 1880.
I have located her family in the 1870 census, living in Odell, Livingston, Illinois. Curiously, there is no child named Theda in the record. However, there is a daughter named Katie who is 8 years old (which would match with Theda’s age at that time). We all know about nicknames for our ancestors. Did Theda go by “Katie?” There are two younger siblings, Clara & Elmer.
I did locate the family, including Theda, in the 1880 census in Odell, Livingston, Illinois.
Here are the images from both census records.
She is buried at Union Cemetery in Odell, Livingston, Illinois. You may visit her FindAGrave memorial here.
If you are related to this Armitage family, or the Thorp family that married into the Armitage family, please contact me.