Mrs. Alameda Clarissa (Tackabury) Scarritt
(February 2, 1834 - September 1918)
Hudson Post (Hudson, Lenawee Co., Michigan)
September 6, 1918
Mrs. Almeda Clarissa Scarritt, the daughter of Middleton and Clarissa (Clark) Tackabury, was born in
Eaton, Madison County, New York, Feb. 2, 1834. She was one of a family of seven children: Sarah D.
Kingsbury, who died two years ago near Hamilton, NY; Adelbert Tackabury, Smyrna, NY; Mrs. Annis Towslee,
who died several years ago; Samuel S. Tackabury; Frank Tackabury; and Mrs. Lucy A. T. Miner of Hamilton,
Her girlhood was spent on a farm at Pecksport, near Hamilton, the present home of her brother Frank and
family. She married James M. Scarritt at Hamilton, NY, July 31, 1854. They lived in various places and
came to Hudson in 1872 when Mr. Scarritt purchased the Hudson Post.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Clara A. Palmer of Rochester, MI; grandsons, James A. Steuerwald
of Hudson; Fred S. Palmer; Louis Palmer of Detroit; Will Palmer of Royal Oak, MI; granddaughters, Mrs.
Clara Granby of Fort Worth, Tex; Mrs. Mae Benson of Detroit; Mrs. Marigold Holtgren of Rochester, NY;
Pauline Palmer of Rochester; greatgrand children, Clara Maude and Eileen Benson of Detroit; Pauline and
Josephine Palmer of Royal Oak; and Rollin Holtgren of Rochester, NY. Also one sister, Mrs. Lucy A. T.
Miner of Hamilton, NY, and brothers, Samuel and Frank of Hamilton, and Adelbert Tackabury of Smyrna. Her
husband died in October of 1901. Her daughter, Mattie Steuerwald, died March 18, 1917.
Note: Obituary for her husband James Madison Scarritt gives Alameda's maiden name as Tackaberry.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2001
Madison Co. Families