Susanna Saraphia Reini

b. 11 August 1865, d. 22 March 1943
  • Susanna Saraphia Reini was born on 11 August 1865 in Finland.
  • She married Johan Wilhelm Hilston in 1883.
  • Johan Wilhelm Hilston and Susanna Saraphia Reini appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Fairport, Lake County, Ohio, at High Street enumerated near the household of Gust and Amelia Hilston. Also in the household were childen Charley (age 13), Alfred (8), Annie (7), Harvey (4), Ina (2) and Arnold (4 months.)
  • Johan Wilhelm Hilston and Susanna Saraphia Reini appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Parkkari. Also in the household were children Albert and Anna (age 17), Alva (14), Ina (12), Arno (10), Andrew (8) and Neall (5).
  • The following appeared on 23 August 1939 in the Lead Daily Call: Mrs. Josephine Mattson, a well known and highly respected resident of Lead for the past 40 years, succumbed in the Homestake hospital this morning about 1 o'clock. Mrs. Mattson had been receiving hospitalization the past two months for a broken hip, and was apparently recovering until a few hours before her death, when she became critically ill. Her unexpected death was a severe shock to her family and friends.
         The deceased was born in Laihija, Finland, May 3, 1872, and came to the United States in 1889. She had been a resident of Lead since 1899. Her husband died January 27, 1924, and five children also preceded her in death.
         Surviving sons and daughters are Jalmer of Butte, Mont; Mrs. Hilda Ferguson, Lead; Albert A., of Pittsburgh, Pa; Hubert J., of Tehonsha, Mich; T. Ralph, of Hot Springs; Mrs. Emma Davies, of Wagner, S. D; Walter, Martha and Mayme Henry, of Lead.
         The absent sons and daughters are enroute to Lead. Mrs. Ferguson was visiting in Minneapolis at the time of her mother's death and came today by plane.
         Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Rentto, Lead, and Mrs. Saraphia Hilston of Fairpoint, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was a member of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran church. Funeral services will probably be held Friday or Saturday, although no definite arrangements have yet been made.
  • Susanna Saraphia Reini died on 22 March 1943 at age 77 in Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio.
  • She was interred at Zion Suomi Lutheran Church Cemetery, Fairport Harbor, Lake County, Ohio.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jul 2016

Family: Johan Wilhelm Hilston b. 10 January 1859, d. 2 March 1927