1859 Euphemia Walker Faatz

Born: Dec. 20, 1859 in Honesdale, Wayne County, PA. Died: Feb. 12, 1947 in Afton, Chenango County, NY. She is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton, Chenango County, New York Her father was Henry G. Faatz. Her mother was Jane E. Mayhew. She was married Aug. 12, 1883 to Oscar Mortimer Pulis. Euphemia and Oscar had three children together: 1884 Emma Jane Pulis born Dec. 30, 1884 1891 Lulu May Pulis born Mar. 28, 1891 1900 Norma Rose Pulis born Mar. 12, 1900 The photograph above is of Euphemia Walker (Faatz) Pulis taken in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, in probably the 1880s. Euphemia was a fiesty woman who was boss of her household and refused to be pushed around by anyone. When daughter Lulu offered Eupemia the chance to move in with her and her family; she said said she was going to stay on the farm as it was her home. Euphemia wore her hair in a bun. She liked to take rides in the car and hated to stay at home if the others were going somewhere. Euphemia and Oscar used to drive down to Lulu's home for Sunday dinner where Lulu would prepare delicious roast beef and mashed potatoes with dark brown gravy. She used a cane when she was old and had an anemic condition that required her to take iron pills. She died at 5:20 PM on Feb. 12, 1947 at age 87. - Info and photo courtesy of my cousin Charles Bryce Woodruff - The 1940 census for Afton, Chenango County, NY shows on sheet 7B & 8A E.D. No. 9 (April 27, 1940): Euphemia Pulis age 80, Head of Household Austin Livingston age 41, son-in-law and farm laborer Norma age 40, daughter Margaret age 20, daughter (of Austin and Norma) Genealogy HOME Search Tool. The photo shown below was taken in 1909 for her 50th birthday. I found it among my mother's effects after she passed away. Euphemia was my mother's maternal grand-mother. - James Alan Sherman -