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  • ID: I17539
  • Name: Elzora MOREHOUSE 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Algora /Morehouse/
  • Birth: ABT. 1855 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT 3
  • Death: Jul 1900 in NY 4
  • Reference Number: MORE224
  • Note:
    It is said that Elzora "ran off" with a married man and her husband, Charles, subsequently obtained a divorce.

    Dressed all in black, Elzora quietly went from room to room in the middle of that night, kissing each of her children goodbye. She came at last to Elsie's room and embraced her tearfully. She then climbed out the bedroom window and ran across the lawn to the carriage that had been waiting for her, the driver hidden in shadow.

    Elsie never saw her mother again, except that she thinks she saw her once years later at the Danbury Fair.

    It is said that Elzora died in 1900 in NY and was buried in Granby, CT, which is in the north-central part of the state, north of Hartford.

    Elzora had been a double enigma for years. No one in the family knew anything about her origins -- except for her name -- nor did anyone really know what became of her. Until this month, when I located her in Orcutt's "History of New Milford", hiding under the name Algora. This was confirmed in Marie Bonafonte's WorldConnect database ("Morehouse, Rowley, Bonafonte and Allied Families"), uploaded only a few months ago.

    Now she is only a univalent enigma: What /did/ become of her?

    -R.
    November, 2006


    Father: Ammon MOREHOUSE , of New Haven b: 20 Nov 1831 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT
    Mother: Eliza A. MORGAN

    Marriage 1 Charles Starr MORGAN b: 17 Jan 1848
    • Married: BEF. 1876
    • Fact 2: ABT. 1881
    • Marriage Ending Status: Divorce
    Children
    1. Has Children Elsie Iona MORGAN b: 9 Apr 1876 in Great Plain District, Danbury, Fairfield, CT

    Sources:
    1. Title: "History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, CT, 1703-1882"
      Author: ORCUTT, Samuel
      Publication: Hartford, Conn.: Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co., 1882, 943 pgs.
      Repository:
      Note: http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/fullcitation?urn=urn:proquest:US;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh16504704;12;-1;
      Media: Book
    2. Title: "Morehouse, Rowley, Bonafonte and Allied Families"
      Author: BONAFONTE, Marie
      Publication: http://​WC.​rootsweb.​ancestry.​com/​cgi-bin/​igm.​cgi​?db=:3217638
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic
      Text: Elzora Morehouse
    3. Title: "Morehouse, Rowley, Bonafonte and Allied Families"
      Author: BONAFONTE, Marie
      Publication: http://​WC.​rootsweb.​ancestry.​com/​cgi-bin/​igm.​cgi​?db=:3217638
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic
    4. (reportedly)