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Note N27 :

Individuals : Wood Ellen
The information about Ellen was gathered from the family Bible and from Book 5/Page 143/Record 10763, Death Certificate, Kent County Clerk's Office. She was 81 when she died.
hen she died.

 

Note N28 :

Individuals : McCrath Elizabeth Jane
*March 27, 1920 is the burial date at Oakhill Cemetery, the tombstone says 1921, and Roxe Tenckinck-Davies had the date of April 8, 1921 entered on a sheet with the source probably being a family bible. The burial plot is Section C, S. 1/2 of Lot 122, grave 7.
2 of Lot 122, grave 7.
Elizabeth and Charles had no children.
ildren.
Amongst the family photos held by Roberta Harms-Horton is one of a dresser that belonged to Elizabeth Jane McCrath. Libby purchased it when she got married, 16 Apr 1868. They had been married for four years when her husband, Charles, died. Libby returned to lived with her parents and her brother Walter and his wife for the remainder of her life. She never remarried. The dresser is currently(2011) in the possession of Laural Horton.
currently(2011) in the posse

 

Note N29 :

Individuals : McCrath Lyman James
Although the G.R. City Directories began in 1859, Lyman McCrath doesn't appear until 1869 as a teamster, living at 147 Fountain. He appears consistently after that until , when he probably moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1871, the Directory lists him as having changed professions and as having become a mason. In the 1875 Directory, Lewis T. McCrath, Lyman's father, is listed as living at the same address as Lyman, but that address had changed to 369 Fountain--maybe because he needed more room when his father moved in with him.
use he needed more room when his father moved in with him.
Lyman's son Janes Carrol's entry in the Kent Co., MI birth register 15 May 1870 states that his parents lived in Grand Rapids 2nd Ward and that Lyman was a mason.
d that Lyman was a mason.
Lyman's name appears on p. 780 of Chapman's History of Kent County as a Grand Rapids Township Clerk in 1868.
p Clerk in 1868.

 

Note N30 :

Individuals : McCrath Charles Frances
Buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Section C, N. 1/2 of lot 123, grave 1.
Charles served in the Civil War in Company D, 1st Regiment Michigan,
Engineers & Mechanics(?) from 1861 to 1865. In Chapman's History of Kent County, Charles F. McCrath appears on p. 354 on a list of men discharged from the Civil War. There are no other references to him in that book.
to him in tha
Charles is buried on the same lot as Hattie Botts. Roxe Tenckinck doesn't know who she was.
e
From Charles' death certificate(Book 6, Page 307, Kent County Clerk), it states that he was age 61/10/15days when he died of ulceration of the stomach.
days when he died of ulceration o

 

Note N31 :

Individuals : McCrath Louis T
1860 Federal Census lists his name as Lewis. He may have died in Paris Twp, Kent, MI.
MI.
According to Roxe Davies, Lewis was quite wealthy, owning much property on Madison St., in particular, the McCrath Bldg.. She said that he owned a dry goods store and the Old Kent Bank Building. Roxe remembers Lewis being the Grand Marshall and riding at the front of the Grand Rapids Parade on a white horse.
n
Lewis' daughter Fanna's and daughter Minnie's entries in the Kent County birth register state that their father's occupation was a farmer, born in Michigan and residing in Paris Twp., MI.
a farmer, b
In Louis' obituary he is referred to as "Pioneer of the City," Civil War Veteran," and "Active in Masonry." He built the Kent and Crathmore Hotels. Louis was born on Fulton St., in 1846, when it was little less than an Indian trading post. He was a life-long resident of the community. Louis served in the Civil War as a member of the Twenty-first and Fourteenth volunteer infantries (went in as a private and came out as one), and was with Sherman on his march to the sea. He became a member of the Masonic Lodge in 1875 and was a life member of Columbian Chaper, DeWitt Clinton Consistory, DeMolai Commandery and Saladin Temple. He was also a member of the Elks.
mber of Colum

 

Note N32 :

Individuals : McCrath John Wood
Served in the Civil War as a Captain in Company B, 1st Regiment Michigan, Engineer & Mechanics(?) from 1861 to 1865. From Chapman's History of Kent County on p. 349, we read ""Valley City Guards" tendered their services to the general government. The command was made up as follows:" John Woods McCrath, on the list as J.W. McCrath was listed as a private when he entered the Union Army.
private when he entered the Union Army.
Most of the McCraths are buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI in Section C. *The tombstone says 1910 as the date of death, but the family records show 1904. The death certificate also shows 1910, having died at the age of 72/5/2days, according to the death certificate(Book 7/Page 324, Kent County Clerk).
CONC (Book 7/Page 324, Kent County Clerk).
John's obituary is from 9 Feb 1910. Since that is third date that contradicts the Mc Crath Family Bible, it will be the official date of death. The obituary also stated that John received his Masonic life membership certificate just three hours before his death. There are lots of other interesting items in the obituary which will be scanned and /or filed in the McCrath file including his bankruptcy, service in the Civil War, and ownership of the Ponce de Leon Water Company.
Civil War, and ownership of the Ponce de Leon Water Company.
E. Roxe Tenckinck-Davies had a photo of John W. McCrath or Lewis T. McCrath leading the Grand Rapids Fourth of July Parade on a white horse. Roxe said that the photo was Louis T. McCrath. Maybe it was because he was a wealthy man and well-known businessman in Grand Rapids. However, if military status had anything to do with choosing the leader of the parade, John attained the rank of Captain in the Civil War. The obituary for Lewis T. McCrath states that he accompanied Sherman on his march to the sea, but it doesn't give his rank at the end of the Civil War. At www.21stmichigan.org/history/coi.htm, it shows Lewis as having attained the rank of Private at the end of the Civil War, the same rank he entered as. At this point, it isn't possible to determine who lead the parade for sure, but maybe the name will be on the back when the photo turns up.
CONC ermine who lead the parade for sure, but maybe the name will be on th
The following was found in the "History" section of the finding aid for the "Captain John McCrath Archival Collection" of the Grand Rapids Public Museum Archives:
Collection" of the Grand Rapids P
"John Wood McCrath was born in Atlas, Michigan on 6 September, 1837, the eldest of six
children born to James and Ellen McCrath. In 1842 the family moved to Grand Rapids,
where John attended Union School and eventually became a teacher and tin apprentice.
In 1861 he was commissioned 2nd Lt. of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics,
Company B. He was promoted to Captain of the company in 1863, and served through the
end of the Civil War. Afterwards, he married Elizabeth Henderson Dunks of Detroit,
Michigan, and moved to Atlanta. There he entered the tin and stove business until the early
1870's, when he moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee. He returned to Grand Rapids,
Michigan, in 1890, where he started several businesses over the following decades, and
was eventually appointed to the Board of Managers of the Michigan Soldier's Home.
Among other achievements, he served as a Grand Rapids alderman, as well as belonged to
local Elk and Masonic orders. The collection of materials was passed down to Robert J.
McCrath, John's great-grandson, who donated it to the Public Museum of Grand Rapids
along with many other objects as part of accession 1983.71 (Aug , 1983). See the corresponding
accession file for a more detailed history of both McCrath and his family."

Roberta Harms-Horton reviewed the accession file, photographed the items of interest and transferred those photos to Genealogy/McCrath/John McCrath. They have been named the best she could, but not Photoshopped. One of the letters was addressed to "Darling one" and not signed. It is probably from Libby McCrath to John W., written in 1888 (?) except that she talks about the illness of "our little darling," and their three girls were born in the late 1860s. There are also business/friends letters which seem to address his financial trouble when he was foreclosed upon. There is an article about buying forested land, the cost of acreage and of timber. That letter appears to be from a friend of John's who was a real estate salesman.
te 1860s. There are also business/
Looking at the birthdate of his oldest child Ellen in Jan 18, 1866, and the comments made above in the accession file, John W. and Libby were probably married in 1865 in Grand Rapids or Detroit. Check the McCrath Family Bible for a possible marriage date. It looks like the personal letters to and from John and Libby and copied from the accession file were not written during the Civil War, but later.
n the accession file, John W. and Libby wer

 

Note N33 :

Individuals : McCrath James
The name was spelled McCraith until they came to America. It was changed to McCrath after a few years in America.
ica.
See notes on James McCrath, Jr. that may actually be references to James Sr..

 

Note N34 :

Individuals : Eardly William Francis
Original family was from Kilkenny, Ireland to the U.S., but before that they were from England. When they moved from England to Ireland, they changed their name to O'Eardly. In England the name was Eardly(without the "e"). In the U.S., William Francis Eardly did not have an "e" in the end of his name, but his children added the "e" except Bernard Sr.. However, William Francis' tombstone has Eardley with the "e" because his mother put the "e" on the tombstone.

 

Note N35 :

Individuals : Eardly Bernard W.
Bernard's obituary states that he lived at 2845 Botsford NE. He was the only child of Francis' who didn't add the "e" before the "y" in "Eardly. nor did his son Jr..

 

Note N36 :

Individuals : Nanzer Elmer Donald
Elmer's obituary, 18 Aug 1997 in Grand Rapids Press said that he was the "founder and former owner of Grand Rapids Fabrications, a band leader and musician, and artist.

 

Note N37 :
Linda's mother's obituary, 18 Mar 1996, states that she was living with Mose in Nashville, TN at the time.

 

Note N38 :

Individuals : Nanzer Carol Ann
Carol Ann's mother Helen's obituary states that Carol Ann was living with Bill in Fairfax Station, VA at the time of her mother's death.

 

Note N39 :

Individuals : Zubrickas Adella Olga
According to Alda's obituary, she and Anthony lived at 1421 Quarry Ave. NW.
NW.
Adella never became a citizen of the U.S.. There is a copy of her Alien Registration Receipt Card; registration number was 4401926. It is signed by Adella. Bobbe Horton requested and received a copy of Adella's Alien Registration Form. From it she learned that Adella Olga Grigel, maiden name Zubrickas, lived at 1421 Quarry Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. She was born on 6 Sep 1888, in or near Suwalka, Lithuania, and was a citizen of Lithuania as of 15 Nov 1940, the date of the form. Adella was a married white woman, 5' 4" in height, weigh 170 pounds, have brown hair and blue eyes. She arrived in the U.S. at New York, N.Y., on July 3, 1908 via the Hamburg Line(no ship name given). Adella was a passenger who entered the U.S. as a permanent resident. At the time of completing the form, Adella had been a resident of the U.S. for 32 years, and expected to remain in the U.S. permanently. Her occupation was housewife and she belonged to no clubs or organizations. Adella had not applied for first citizenship papers in the U.S., but her husband was a citizen. She had no parents living in the U.S., but had a husband and three children. She had not been arested or indicted for or convicted of any offense, nor had she been affilitated with or active in organizations, devoted in whole or in part to influencing or furthering the political activities, public relations, or public policy of a foreign government. The form was signed by Adella on 15 Nov 1940.
whole or in part to influencing or furthering the political activiti
From the Registration Form and the Address Report Card, it appears that Adella also used the name Adele found as part of the signature on both.

 

Note N40 :

Individuals : Grigel Alda
Alda was not mentioned as a surviving daughter in her mother Alda's obituary, 28 Jan 1969, so she must have died before then.

 

Note N41 :

Individuals : Grigel Mae Marie
Mae Marie is mentioned in her sister Helen's obituary as a surviving sister so she must have died after Helen.

 

Note N42 :

Individuals : Zubrickas Joseph
Joseph and his wife were probably married in Lithuania because daughter Alda was born in Lithuania. A search of Alda's marriage certificate may give the town in Lithuania. A search of St. Peter and Paul Church in NW Grand Rapids may show the birthplace in Lithuania on Joseph's death record as may the Kent Co. death certificate.

 

Note N43 :

Individuals : Horton Theodore F.
Notes from a phone conversation with the Arcadia, Wayne County, NY Historian, Bob Hoeltzel, 2/2003. He collects bottles from Theodore's old drug store and has donated many to the Arcadia Museum. Bob said that Theodore's drug store was located on the corner of Hoffman and Rte 31. He said that Theodore's daughter married a Fretch who was a mail carrier on W. Avenue. Theodore's home on Hoffman Street, in Lockville was terribly overgrown with vines and bushes when he lived there because his wife Eliza would never let anyone trim them. A subsequent owner of Theodore and Eliza's home was named Fremow(might help in researching the house number in City Directories). Bob explained that there are 15 townships, 2 incorporated villages(Newark & Lockville) and lots of unincorporated villages in Wayne Co.. Eventually Newark and Lockville grew into one village called Newark. Bob said that Theodore was listed as a druggist in the 1888 City Directory and that Charles Horton was listed as a druggist clerk. This is another fact that leads me to believe that Charles was a brother between Theodore and George.

 

Note N44 :

Individuals : Anderson Anna
Anna's name appears just above the death entry for her mother, Mary Anna on the same day. Anna was only one day old. She was born in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. The cause of death was "premature birth." She was "white." Her parents were Wm. C. and M. A. Anderson. The physician or person certifying the death was Geo. W. Burke M.D..

 

Note N45 :

Individuals : Ewing James
According to the 1860 Fed. Census, James was born in N.Y. and so was his wife Louisa. His real estate was valued at $6500 and his personal property at $1200. Info is located on p. 222, Dwelling #1894, Household #1666. Also, a Silas Ronley(sp?) was listed as a farm laborer living with them.
orer li
From a separate sheet of paper from the family Bible, James birthdate was found.
ble, James birthdat

 

Note N46 :

Individuals : Kemp Louisa
Birthdate came from family Bible.

 

Note N47 :

Individuals : Ewing Florence Louisa
Birthdate comes from the family Bible. She was born at the family home on Michigan Street, Grand Rapids Twp. (now the City of G.R.) at the time.
CONC e time.
Her obituary, 30 Aug 1928, Grand Rapids Herald, p. 6, however, says that she died on the same day and month as the Bible, but in 1846 instead of 1847. The obituary birthdate fits with the her age of 81 in the obituary, if, in fact, her age was reported accurately. For the last 17 years of her life, she lived with her daughter Bessie, spending the last few winters in Florida. She died at Bessie's Ewing-Munson's home, on Knapp Rd. The full obituary will be scanned into the scrapbook.
pp Rd. The full obituary will be scanned into the scrapboo
Known to everyone as Aunt Ponie because Mary Ella McCrath could not say "Florence" as a small girl.
"Florence" as a small girl.

 

Note N48 :

Individuals : Ewing Sarah Emily
1860 Fed. Census lists her as Emily L. Ewing, age 16(maybe 12, hard to read.
ead.
The death date comes from the family Bible, and so does the birthdate.

 

Note N49 :

Individuals : Ewing George W
Birthdate came from family Bible.

 

Note N50 :

Individuals : Kemp Burgoyne
According to a xeroxed "Kemp Family Record"(Roxe Davies says it was given to everyone at a family reunion several decades ago), Burgoyne and Elizabeth "Betsy" were married in 1797 in New Jersey and then moved to Niagara Co., N.Y. in 1808.
ara Co., N.Y. in 1808.
The birthdates of Burgoyne, Elizabeth and their children was the Family Bible. They had eleven children.
eleven children.

 

Note N51 :

Individuals : Jones Elizabeth
Family Bible is difficult to read whether Elizabeth was born on Jan. 17 or Jan. 19.

 

Note N52 :

Individuals : Kemp David Andrew
The source of information about David, Jane, and their children is a xeroxed copy of the "Kemp Family Record," which Roxe Davies received at a family reunion decades ago.

 

Note N53 :
How Rog and I met. We had both reached turning points in our lives. Rog had been dismissed from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, in his senior year, due to an unacceptable gradepoint. It was a termporary setback which thrust him into a manual labor job at Bohn Aluminum, _______. I had earned a bachelor's degree in Textiles and Retailing from Michigan State University, but decided that I didn't want to work in retail---long hours and low pay in addition to the stress described by other graduates. I dreamed of working with fabrics, but at the corporate level, not in a store. A natural, why not import and/or export fabrics? For that I would need a business degree, an MBA in marketing and international trade..
would need a business degree, an MBA i
Dad had saved for Rich and me to attend college, undergraduate, that is. Calling home to share what I have decided about my future was a traumatic event! I did not expect my parents' reactions. Mom was distraught with the knowledge that I wasn't returning to her after a four-year hiatus I hadn't even come home for summer vacation. Dad confided that he had always thought that I wanted to go to college to get my Mrs. degree (find a husband). That took me by surprizeHe told me to come home, and when I resisted, he threatened to sever his financial support. If I wanted to continue my education, I would have to do it on my own. So I did.
ed to sever his financia
The cost of graduate school would be cut dramatically if I were a resident, an in-state student. My B.S. had cost my dad over $20,000, the equivalent today of $____ and largely due to the inequitous rates for an out-of-state student. To establish residency would take a year, but meanwhile I planned to work in retail at a department store in Lansing starting in the fall and take one graduate course to get my feet we the summer after receiving my BS. Enrolling in Principles of Marketing was one of the best moves that I've ever made! In that class, taught by my mentor and chairman of the Hotel, Restaurant and Hospitality Department, Dr. Crissy, I realised that marketing was my future.
ves that I've ever made! In that class, tau
Something else happened in that class. The graduate assistant and I began dating. I thought that we were a cute named couple---Bob and Bobbe. After the final exam, I decided to visit my parents before I threw myself into my new job and waited for a year before I could pursue my dream. At home in Delaware I received a call from Bob. His opening remark was "You can enroll in the MBA program. Your tuition is free because Dr. Crissy recommended you for a full scholarship which has already been arranged. In addition, you have a graduate assistantship to work for Dr. Crissy." I was overwhelmed! Bob explained that he told Dr. Crissy of my plight. He said that my plan was a good one, but he was afraid that I wouldn't return to college after getting a taste of a regular paycheck.
p to work for Dr. Crissy." I was overwhelmed! Bob explained that h
As an aside, Dr. Crissy was an outstanding professor! His teaching technics were worthy of imitation. He was beloved and respected by his students! As hard as I tried, I wasn't able to reach the bar he had set. After all, I'm a failure at telling good jokes---one of Dr. Crissy's special talents. I do believe that I was able to earn the respect of most of my students. The rest complained that I was too tough and required too much from them. We can't all be Dr. Crissy. I have always been pleased that some students trusted me enough to share some peronal problems and circumstances. Several kept in touch over the years and thanked me for being "such a good teacher." Even a student that I failed in one of his last classes of his academic career thanked me for "throwing the book at him."
ough to share some pero
During the spring term of 1978 I taught a senior level class named Advanced Selling. It was a rowdy group of 12 guys. One needed an excused absence because he was in jail. Others would walk out during class, bringing back a can of pop. It wasn't my favorite group of students. At the time I was pregnant with Rob, my first child, due at the end of May. I wobbled into the office of the Head of the Marketing Department during exam week. Bob Rock listened as I unraveled my dilemma. Four of the twelve students had cheated on their call reports by claiming that they had made specific sales calls, but random phone calls revealed that they didn't. It turned out that the four students had colluded. Bob asked me what my plans were. I was sympathetic that they were scheduled to graduate that term, but it was important that they learn a real life lesson while they were still in school. Failing a class was not as diseastorus as losing a job. That's exactly what that one student told me on the phone later. Two of the students changed their majors. The father of the fourth one was quite vociferous. He demanded a grade change to a "D,"but Bob held steadfast in defending my actions. The dad, who was a substantial contributing alumnus, took his case to the president of Ferris, who also stood his ground.
ot as diseastorus as losing a job. That's exactly what that on
There were no strings attached, but I did work parttime and summers for spending money.
The father of the fourth one was quite vociferous. He demand
Genealogy has been my hobby for at least forty years--ever since I gave Rog one of the earliest versions of Family Tree Maker genealogy program as a Christmas gift. Computers were pretty new then. Mine was one of the first IBM laptops, truly a misnomer because it would have broken your legs if you let it rest in your lap. In order to be a "modern" educator (currently teaching marketing and fashion merchandising at Ferris State College), I had to find some uses for my new purchase. Hence, I purchased Family Tree Maker for Rog. I agree that it was complicated in its early versions, but when Rog did the first printout and had his uncle married to his father and his mother married to her grandfather--what can I say--I had to straighten out the relationships. I became "hooked," the genealogy "bug" had bitten me. All these years have passed, and I still delight in it. There's the detective work (I love to watch detective shows on television), the thrill of discovery, and the satisfaction of recording events for posterity--for you, the person reading this explanation.
father and his mother married to h
The quest for information has taken me to Salt Lake City many times. The Family History Library, built and staffed by the Mormons, has over two million rolls of microfilm alone. There are maps and books including thousands of family histories, too. That building and its resources make my heart race. I used to spend a week to ten days reading films and books, and call it the best vacation I've ever taken!
ading this explanation.
Times are changing. The Mormons have completed the project of digitizing those millions of rolls of microfilm and all of their book and map holdings, making them available through their FamilySearch.org web site. Not only is there the convenience of doing research in your jammies instead of flying to Salt Lake, driving to the LDS building, or taking a vacation to sit in front of a microfilm machine for days. but all of the films have been indexed, so searching is astronomically faster. Gone is the time-consuming task of slowly reading mostly sloppy handwriting for hours on end, only to discover that our long-lost ancestor is still lost. Yeah, for indexing!
le through their FamilySearch.org web s
The topic of genealogy is always a good conversation starter, just like real estate. At get-togethers, people approach me to discuss one or the other. It is so amusing when a friend opens a meeting with "Have you finished your geneaogy yet, Bobbe?" I smile politely and respond with "Not yet." To be honest, I am laughing inside. This person has no concept of what genealogy involves. No one ever finishes their genealogy; they just get too old to remember what remains to be done.
ost. Yeah, for indexing!
Move to California (trip across country).
good conversation starter, just lik
Life in Delaware.
get-togethers, people approach me to discuss one o
Weekend trips to NJ., played pinochle, drank Manhattans, Italian ice vendors, Opa in the window, Aunt Henny's "auch," German meals, dumb waiter, railroad apartment with high, decorative tin ceilings and large rooms, view and walks in the park across the street.
alogy involves. No one ever finishes their g
Trips to NYC for school clothes, Rockefeller Center (ice skating lessons & first skates)
to California (trip across country).
Vacations with family and Al.
ONT
Real estate career
., played pinochle, drank Manhattans, Italian ice v
Teaching career.
e window, Aunt Henny's "auch," German meals, dumb wai
Life at MSU
d apartment with high, decorative tin ceilings and large r
High School--choir, Honor Society, Tennis team, yearbook co-editor
Trips to NYC for school clothes, Rockefeller Center (ice skating lesso
Summer's in mom & dad's bedroom with air conditioner, ironing
l.
Summer in Europe.
e career
LIVING IN NJ: Charlotte Harms tells me that my dad's brother Jack bought a two-family home at 40 Jackson Ave, Rutherford, Bergen, NJ in 1952, after their dad passed on. Our family rented the first floor while Jack's occupied the second. I remember the brick home with the dormers in the front. The only other thing I remember was Thursday evenings when my mom took driving lessons. Growing up in the city of Hoboken, Mom and her parents never owned a car. Our neighbor across the side street, George Dykes took Mom for her driving lessons. I remember because I was allowed to stay up later and watch "The Lone Ranger" while Mom was gone. The Dykes has several children, but my favorite was Sandy, who I had a crush on for many many years after we moved out about 1953, when Dad sold his share of the two-family to Jack. Thereafter, Jack's family occupied both floors until Jack and Millie separated many years later.
later and watch "The Lone Ranger" whil
Dad bought a home at 64 Vreeland Ave., Rutherford, Bergen, NJ. It was a pretty white colonial, half-way up a hill, in town. Across the street in a Cotswald lived Eleanor Rielly, who was my best girlfriend until Dad was temporarily transferred to California. Dad worked for Getty Oil in Bayonne, NJ. The company had decided to close the Bayonne refining plant and build a new one in Delaware City, DE. During the transition, Dad was sent to the Avon Plant, I believe in Pasadena, until the plant in Delaware was completed. Getty Oil rented us a furnished home in San Gabriel. Among those furnishings was a piano. That's when I began taking lessons, which went on for six years after. I loved playing the piano, but was an inept pianist, perhaps a lack of dexterity. Two of my favorite pieces of music were Greig's Piano Concerto ______ and Chopin's "The Polanaise." Even though I practiced religiously, there was never a time that my fingers tickled the ivories with sheer perfection. I was always a perfectionist all of my life.

 

Note N54 :

Individuals : Schepers Jeanette
No middle name is on her son, J Horton's (although other places & family members remember him as J William Horton) birth certificate. Jeanette is the mother. The middle initial "G." is listed for the father, William George. J's birth certificate lists Jeanette's birthplace as Michigan( which more specifically is Holland, MI).
e specifically is Holland, MI).
Other information on Jeannette (two n's on death certificate) comes from Kent County Clerk's Office, Record 11380 microfilm, death certificate. The informant was J. William Horton and the undertaker was Zaagman on Eastern SE. It says that she was 58 years/8 months/3 days when she died.
ars/8 months/3 days when sh
One of her obituaries states that she was a pianist at Franklin Street Church of Christ, Grand Rapids. She was also a member of the chorus of that church and the Happy Hazard Club. She taught music to many Grand Rapids children.
ught music to man
Another obituary, one in the Grand Rapids Herald on 10 Jan 1938 states that she died on Sunday, 9 Jan 1938, aged 58, at her home at 643 Watkins St SE. Surviving are her husband William G. Horton, one daughter, Mrs. William F. Eardley; one son, J William Horton; one grandson, William Eardley; three brothers and two sisters, James Schepers of Natchez, Miss., Elmer and Maurice Schepers, Mrs. Carrie VanHuizen and Mrs Evelyn Manning, all of Holland. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Franklin Street Church of Christ. The body will repose at the home until Wednesday noon when it will be taken to the church and will lie in state until time of service. Arrangements by Zaagman. (All of the people mentioned have been entered into FTM.)
l lie in state until time of service
On a note written on a Chistmas card to the "Hortons" and signed by Jeanette is the following text: "Haven't heard from you yet, but Mildred said you wrote to her you couldn't come we'll wait till next summer then. Don't you want to take a trip to VA. with us & see Jamie? Think it over. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas. I'm sure you will with Mildred & hubby there you're a merry bunch. Jeanette"
I don't which year this was written or who Mildred was. Jamie may be Jeanette's brother. On another letter I learned that he lived in Mississippi. Perhaps he also lived in Virginia. Seems to me that the state of Virginia was mentioned in another letter as well.
ther letter I learned that he lived in Mi
On the back of a photo of her son J William, taken in 1908, when J was one year and 4 months old and (not two years old as Jeanette wrote on the back of his photo) is the following inscription: "My darling baby now 27 years old and gone to Detroit (the year was 1934). He is my lovely lad. He's very like his dad at times he makes me very glad and then again I'm sad or mad." These thoughts were written on his photo after J left home to work in Detroit.
1 CONC y lovely lad. He's very like his dad at times he makes me very glad a

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