On January 1, 1919, ninety-four years ago today, Anna “Annie” Eliza (Backer) Tice (1854-1919), my 3rd great grandmother, died in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon. According to her death certificate, Anna died from influenza and pericarditis.
Anna was buried on January 3, 1919 in Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.
At the time of her death, Anna was married to her second husband, Jonathan Snyder Tice (1843-1923), whom she married in 1905. Jonathan was previously married and the father of seven. Anna was first married to Theodore Frelinghuysen Stearns (1844-1930), with whom she had four children before their divorce in 1901. Little has been discovered about Anna’s early life, moreover. She was born in London, England, and was reportedly brought to America by a governess. It is supposed by family tradition that the Anna listed on her death certificate as her mother may have actually been this governess.