This week’s 52 Ancestors Challenge prompt is: Live Long. Time to feature a long-lived ancestor. Any centenarians in the family? My Aunt Jennie may be the longest living ancestor. She lived 94 years. I can not think of any centenarians.
Aunt Jennie is Jennette Sarah Still. She was born 24 January 1888 to Franklin Pierson Still and Sarah Jennie VanHorn in
Her older brother, Pierson George Still, is my great grandfather. Chester County
She never married. Instead, she graduated from the Women's Hospital in Philadelphia. She was a nurse at Wilkes Barre City Hospital. She was also a head nurse at the Women's Medical, Surgical and Obstetrics Hospital. She also worked in the children's ear, nose throat ward at the Allegheny Hospital in Pittsburgh. After some time nursing here, she went out to
, Wayne County,
Michigan where she was a registered nurse. Detroit
The 1900 and the 1910 Census show Jennie Still living at home with her parents in East Fallowfield,
The 1930 and 1940 Census reveal Jennie, employed as a nurse, living in Chester County , Wayne County,
I am not sure when exactly she went to
to be a nurse, or even why she chose . She retired at age 75, which would have been 1963. At that time, she moved back home to East Fallowfield Township in Chester County. I always recall Aunt Jennie living
in the Harrison House Assisted Living Home in Christiana, Michigan .
She died there on 18 June 1982. Lancaster County
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is a weekly genealogical challenge issued by Amy Johnson Crow, of No Story Too Small.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015