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Antworth Family History
The Descendants of John Antworth and Jane Ritchie
Israel Antworth

Israel Antworth

b. 1846
Carleton Co NB

d. 21 June 1898
New Limerick Aroostook Co Maine

m1. 26 June 1874
Carleton Co
m1.Martha E McKay
b. October 1851
Carleton Co, NB
d. 27 March 1879
Carleton Co, NB
second dau of James MacKay Sr

m2. btwn 1880-1898

Noted as Divorced in Funeral record.

m2. Henrietta "Emma" Wilson

b. 28 October 1853
Houlton, Aroos. Co, Maine

d. 06 March 1922

Funeral record:

1910 Census

infant child Antworth
In 1910 New Limerick Aroos Co census , Emma noted as mother of one child, none living.

After the death of his first wife, Martha McKay, Israel Antworth moved to Maine and was living in New Limerick Maine in 1880 Census. He was living and working at a Tannery owned by George Bates. I assume he continued to live in Maine as he does not appear in the 1881 New Brunswick Census. The 1890 US Census is unavailable. At some point Israel married for a second time to a Henrietta Wilson who was born in Houlton Maine. Israel died in 1898. I have not yet found Henrietta/Emma in the 1900 Maine census but in 1910, Emma Antworth is listed as a dressmaker living with a brother Melvan Wilson in New Limerick Maine. She is listed as a widow and mother of one child but no children living.
In 1920 Emettia Antworth is listed as a 66 year old seamstress in the Ludlow Census. Emma died in 1922 and is buried in Houlton Maine. Her funeral was paid by Charles Wilson, a brother. The funeral records also note she was divorced. This has not been confirmed in the court records.

Sources: 1880 > MAINE > AROOSTOOK > NEW LIMERICK Series: T9 Roll: 477 Page: 485 B
1910 MAINE AROOSTOOK NEW LIMERICK Series: T624 Roll: 538 Page: 4
1920 MAINE , AROOSTOOK, LUDLOW Series: T625 Roll: 641 Page: 166