First Generation

1. Edith Annie REGESTER was born on 14 November 1888 in East Providence, RI.1 She died on 24 May 1954 at the age of 65 in Cranston, Providence Co., RI. She was buried on 27 May 1954. Lot #5439, section 19, north side of Acorn Avenue and 83 ft. west of the junction of Acorn and Elmwood Avenues, North Burial Ground, Providence, RI Her birth certificate calls her Edith Annie, as does her marriage certificate. In adult life she used Ann as her middle name. She was the 2nd child born of her mother. Her father was 27 and a silver chaser. Her mother was 24. Maiden name is listed as Emerson (incorrect; it was Empson). She was 17 when she married, and her husband was 19.

Her nickname was Doll, apparently all the way from childhood. Her husband referred to her as Doll. I, her grandson, called her Nana Doll.

She was 64 when she died, according to her obituary. She had been a resident of Cranston for 15 years (1954). She was active in women's club circles and for 11 years was treasurer of the Auburn Library Club. She was vice chairman of the Cranston Chapter, American Red Cross and had charge of the chapter's outside activities during World War II. She was a member of Cranston Garden Club and the Elmwood Women's Club. Two sisters are mentioned in the obituary: Mrs. Lillian Dodge of Cranston and Mrs. Marion Kersch of California, and a brother, Lawrence Regester, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She died of breast cancer. She was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, with her husband in her father's plot. At time of death, she was residing at 24 Beacon Circle, Cranston, R.I.