The following was supplied by Don McFetridge on 14 Mar 2010.

Amanda's estate was probated October 10, 1898. It was valued at $ 1016.83. Outstanding claims against the estate were $ 953.95, leaving a balance of $ 62.88 The living heirs, Blanch, Russell, and Charles received $ 20.96 each. Dr. George Strickland received $ 200.75 for medicine per paid bill dated March 9, 1897. No death certificate was available, so no cause of death or other information is available. She died on Sunday, at 1830 hours. The funeral was held in the home by Reverend Coffin. She was buried with her husband, mother, and father in the Hights Chapel Methodist Cemetery.

Court records show she sued James N. Sturgis (a brother-in-law) April 19, 1898 but lost. George and Margaret McFetridge also sued him in August, 1897.

Probate record, Amanda McFetridge, Gibson County Court House, County Clerk's office, Box 1242, File 8, and box 917, file 7. Record of the litigation against executor, Joseph Hussey, husband of Jemima McFetridge, a sister-in-law of Amanda, by the heirs.

Her obituary is carried in the Princeton (Indiana) Clarion, Thursday, April 21, 1898.

"Mrs. Amanda McFetridge died at her home in Francisco at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, after a long illness. She was 47 years of age and a daughter of the late Purnel Watkins. Her husband has been dead about six years. The funeral was held Tuesday at the late residence in Francisco. The services were conducted by Rev. Coffin and the interment followed at Hight’s Chapel."


Sources: US Census 1870, 1880.

Marriage Certificate, James McFetridge and Amanda Watkins, dated may 7, 1868, registered June 2, 1868, Gibson County, Indiana.

Obituary, Princeton Clarion, April 21, 1898, page 4, Column 3.