Every day, through most of her life, Beatrice Mildred (Hanson) Tryon, my grandmother, wrote in her diary. This remarkable record documenting 68 of her 93 years of life is a wonderful vision to her remarkable character, the family and friends she loved, and the events of our world. Here for your enjoyment is my Grandmother’s diary. We appreciate any comments, feedback, or remembrances you may have.
The record here is still incomplete as digitizing this handwritten record is quite a task. The thanks for that on-going effort goes to June Tryon, daughter-in-law of Beatrice. That work continues as there are many years of entries still to be added to the site. Your best experience for using this site might be the search feature.
(Grandson of Beatrice)
Beatrice Mildred Tryon
February 21, 2011
WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Beatrice M. Tryon, 93, of Washington Street, and formerly of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Feb. 20, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Born Nov. 21, 1917, in the town of Lorraine, N.Y., the daughter of Arthur and Lottie Haggerty Hanson, she attended local schools.
She married Merrill V. Tryon on Dec. 11, 1935, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Dexter with Rev. Paul A. Roy officiating. Mr. Tryon died Dec. 4, 2000.
Mrs. Tryon was employed as a housekeeper for people who raised Pekinese dogs, worked at Olga Knitting Mill, Watertown and worked on the family farm.
She was a member of the Philadelphia United Methodist Church, serving in many offices, including Chairman of the Church Council, Philadelphia Grange, Rebekah Lodge #584 for over 50 years, Home Bureau and was a 4-H club leader.
Mrs. Tryon enjoyed sewing, quilting and kept a daily diary for over 70 years.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Vernon and June, Oswego, and James, Adams; five grandchildren, Steven Tryon, Mexico, Daniel Tryon, Oswego, Jolie McGowen, N.C., Jill LaGrange, Rochester, and Joel Tryon, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Two brothers, Kenneth and Donald, died before her.
A funeral at the Philadelphia United Methodist Church will be in the spring. Burial will follow in Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa.
Donations may be made to the Association For the Blind and Visually Impaired of Jefferson County, 321 Prospect Street, Watertown, NY, 13601.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.
We invite you to read Grandmother’s Diary!