Elkanah "Cane" G. Hooker was born in 1852 (some records indicate 1855). In 1895, he was living in Chelsea, Sylvan Township, Michigan, with his wife and three children: Fisher M., Kathryn, and Phoebe. None of these children were included in the 1900 Census when the family was living in Chelsea. Elkanah died about seven years before Ada, she having died without a will. The only heirs were Mary Sager, Ada's sister; Inez Walz, a niece; and Eddie Sager, a nephew - all residents of Grass Lake, Michigan. Since Ada's children were not identified as her heirs, they apparently predeceased her. Some are buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea, Michigan.spouse: >Videsh, Ada Ordish (1860 - 1939)
Thomas Lynn Hooker October 1997
Eugene Merriman Hooker was a resident of Duncan, South Dakota when he married Teresa Jackson. They had one son and lived on a farm at Fulton, South Dakota. They were living in Mitchell, South Dakota about 1920 when Melvin Hooker died. Both died in California and are buried at Sunnyside Memorial Park in Long Beach, California.spouse: >Jackson, Teresa R. (1869 - 1970)
Thomas Lynn Hooker October 1997
Jeanette "Nettie" A. Hooker is buried with her parents at Raleighville Cemetery near Milan, Michigan.spouse: >Wolsey, Abraham (<1853 - )
John Hooker, his wife, and their first three children moved around 1854-56 from Marseilles, Ohio to Washtenaw County, Michigan. In 1860, they lived on rented property in York Township, Michigan. Later, they bought a farm about 2 1/2 miles east of Milan, Michigan. Sugar Creek ran through a corner of their property.spouse: >Sanford, Fannie (1827 - 1894)
After a lengthy illness, John died at the age of 78 of Bright's Disease in 1898 at Milan, Michigan. A simple obituary reads: "Mr. John Hooker quietly passed away Tuesday morning. He has gradually declined in health for many years. The relatives have the deep sympathy of your humble scribe and a host of friends." John and Fannie are buried at Raleighville Cemetery.
Thomas Lynn Hooker October 1997
Her cousin was General Joseph Hooker.spouse: >Bement, Rufus Budd (1808 - 1882)
Melvin Q. Hooker farmed and made a living with his father in 1894. The family was still living in Washtenaw County, Michigan for the 1920 Census. Melvin died in 1920 and is buried in Milan, Michigan. (Source: Thomas Lynn Hooker, October 1997)spouse: >Rose, Elnora (>1864 - 1892)
Willis Anson Hooker used the name William, but eventually came to be known as Billy. When the Civil War broke out, Willis was ten years old and had a great desire to join the fight. His mother Fannie gave her consent provided Willis would stand guard all night at a dismal swamp near their home. That soon took ideas of war out of his head, and Willis spent the remainder of the war at home without complaining.spouse: >Miles, Harriet Adell (1862 - 1945)
In 1874 Willis was farming on their Section 32 plot in Augusta Township, Michigan. Within a few years, however, Willis left his father's farm to marry Harriet Miles in 1881.
On the occasion of his 89th birthday, Willis recalled that when President Lincoln was shot, "Secess" folks who made remarks not deemed complimentary toward Lincoln were "egged" out of town by angry citizens. A storekeeper with a bushel of eggs furnished the ammunition.
Thomas Lynn Hooker October 1997
Anna Horst's last name may have been Horst or Wood.spouse: >Augspurger, Peter (1858 - )
David Pitkin House was a descendant of the Honorable William Pitkin of Connecticut. He was born 4 April 1820 at Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut and died 23 July 1883 at Mittineague, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. At the time of his death he was the superintendent of the manufacturing department of the Southworth Writing Paper Company of Mittineague, Massachusetts, having been employed there for more than thirty years. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 289)spouse: >Bement, Mary (1819 - 1894)
David was the fourth of twelve children born to Jehiel and Nancy (Pitkin) House, and a younger brother of Jerusha House who married Charles S. Bement, the older brother of his wife, Mary Bement. (Source: Ancestry File #6880)
Jerusha Olmstead House was the oldest of twelve children. Her younger brother, the fourth child and second son, married Mary Bement, her husband's younger sister. (Source: Pitkin Family of America Genealogy by A.P. Pitkin; Press of the Case, Lockwood + Brainard Co. Hartford, Connecticut. 1886, p. 83. Call Number: CS71.P684)spouse: >Bement, Charles S. (1814 - 1890)
Catherine Howard (1520?-42), queen consort of England (1540-42) as the fifth wife of King Henry VIII. She was a granddaughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk. Before Catherine was 20 years old, she had frequent meetings with Henry, arranged by Stephen Gardiner, bishop of Winchester. Henry divorced his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, on July 9, 1540, and married Catherine on July 28. In November 1541 she was accused of immoral conduct both before and during her marriage. She admitted to premarital relations, and her accusers produced witnesses to testify to her adultery. Two of her accused lovers were beheaded in December, and Parliament passed a bill of attainder against her. On February 13, 1542, she, too, was beheaded in the Tower of London.spouse: >Henry, ? VIII, King of England (1491 - 1547)
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Served in Korean War.spouse: >Bennett, Martha Sue (1931 - 1999)
The son of General Stephen Hoyt, and a descendant of John Hoyt, an original settler of Salisbury, Massachusetts. (Source: Hoyt Genealogy). He was a farmer during most of his life in his native town. His old birth place was still standing in 1913, the oldest house in Bradford, New Hampshire. (Source: Chronicles of the Bement Family in America; 1928, p. 263)spouse: >Bement, Salona (1799 - 1864)
Ellis Hughes of Catawissa Township, Northumberland County, Yeoman. Dated September 20, 1798, proved August 28, 1800. Wife Mary, son Uriah, land adjoining John Cheaser, Sen (?) containing one hundred and fifty-nine acres. Three other sons Issachar, Theophilus and Ellis. Daughters Judith Foster and Philadelphis Lount each 20 lbs. Daughter, Mary Cleaver, 20 lbs provided she outlives her present husband John Cleaver. Executors: Wife Mary and son Uriah. The widow Mary renounces. Witnesses: Hezekiah Boone, John Hughes, James Hughes, John Williams. *spouse: >Cleaver, John (~1740 - >1798)
In connection with this will, see interesting discussion of Ellis and Uriah Hughes, pp 340 and 341 of Mayflower Descendants in Cape May County 1620 1920, by Rev. Paul Sturtevant Howe, LL.B., Ph.D., Cape May, New Jersey, 1921, Octavo, pp. 464 + iii. Ed.
Hannah Hughes first married a Philip Ford, then married Lewis Corson on March 11, 1824. This is the part about the Mayflower: Hannah (Hughes) Ford married second, March 11, 1824, Lewis Corson, also of Cape May. She was the grand daughter of Ellis Hughes (1708-1752) of Cape May, who married Hannah Whillden (c 1719-1739), granddaughter of Joseph Whillden and Hannah Gorham who married c 1683, and removed from Plymouth County, Massachusetts, to Cape May. By this marriage they became the progenitors of all those in Cape May, who later claim Mayflower descent from Hannah, daughter of Captain John Gorham and Granddaughter of John Howland.
(Source: FTM CD 213, "The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine", Belinda Keal, Charlotte, NC, e-mail: bkeal@@aol.com, Aug 1999)
Obituary of Charles James Humphrey From the Ionia Sentinel, October 31, 1934:spouse: >Kinney, Arthalinda Imogene (1896 - 1949)
Funeral services for Charles Humphrey will be held from the residence, 24 Elmwood Street, N.E. in Grand Rapids Friday morning at 11 o'clock and from the Bradley funeral home in Ionia Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment at the family lot at the Balcom cemetery. Mr. Humphrey was instantly killed Monday evening when he fell from the top of a box car in Owosso. He had been conductor on the Grand Truck railway for several years.
Buried at: Balcom Cemetery, Berlin Township, Tuttle Road, Ionia, MI. Charles' marker lies close to his mother, Sarah McElroy Humphrey (no marker found with her name on it, only a large, square marble stone with the name Humphrey engraved).
Dorothy Madeliene Humphrey. Born 2 Sep 1915 in at Home 730 W Main Street, Ionia County, Ionia, MI. Christen 31 Oct 1915 in Congregational Church, Big Rapids, MI. Died 31 Mar 1994 in Grand Rapids, MI. Buried 4 Apr 1994 in Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI. Occupation housewife. Education graduated Creston HS 1934 in Grand Rapids, MI,. ___________spouse: >Decker, Murray Loraine (1914 - 1993)
Obituary of Dorothy M. Decker From the Grand Rapids Press, Friday, April 1, 1994:
Mrs. Dorothy M. Decker, aged 78, of Grand Rapids, died Thursday, March 31, 1994 at the St. Mary's Living Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Murray L. Decker in 1993. Surviving are her children, Joan and Tice Shields of Greensboro, NC, Phil and Pat Decker of Wyoming, Diane and Chuck Warneke of Cedar Springs; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; her sister, Marie Flintoff of Sand Lake; many nieces and nephews. Funeral and Committal Services will be held 1:00 PM Monday at the Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller N.E. at Three Mile Rd. with the Rev. Richard Selleck officiating. Interment in Fairplains Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet her family at the chapel from 11:00 am until time of service on Monday. For those who wish, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Remembrance Card: In Memory of Dorothy M. Decker Born: September 2, 1915, Ionia, Michigan Died: March 31, 1994, Walker, Michigan Service of Remembrance: Monday, April 4, 1994, 1:00 P.M., Reyers North Valley Chapel Officiating: The Rev. Richard Selleck Interment: Fairplains Cemetery ____________
Fairplains Cemetery, 2056 Diamond NE, Grand Rapids, MI, Lot 6, Block M, Graves #3 (Murray) + 4 (Dorothy) 2 lots purchased for $969, perpetual care $51 on 10/18/93 cost of double marker $714.48
She married Murray Loraine Decker, son of Harry Clayton Decker + Hercie Mildred Durkee, 17 Oct 1937 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Born 19 Apr 1914 in at Home, Woodland, Barry County, MI. Died 15 Oct 1993 in Grand Rapids, MI. Buried 18 Oct 1993 in Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI. Occupation laborer/furniture industry. Education 1934 South HS Graduate, Grand Rapids, MI. Religion protestant.
Obituary of Jane (Humphrey) Schildroth Grand Rapids Press, June 11, 1970:spouse: >private
Mrs. Jane Schildroth, aged 52, of 57 Grove NE, passed away at her home Thursday evening. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Linda Ann) Rekucki of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Steve (Kathleen) Rusiewicz of Pennsylvania, Miss Maureen Schildroth at home; three sons, Gerald Jr. of Grand Rapids, Michael of Idaho Falls, Kevin of Grand Rapids, eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Murray (Dorothy) Decker of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Richard (Marie) Flintoff of Sand Lake, Mrs. Dale (Betty) Northcutt of Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be offered 10 A.M. Monday at St. Alphonsus Church, with interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Schildroth reposes at the VanStrien-Alman Funeral Home, 1833 Plainfield NE, where Ladies of the Holy Family, friends and relatives will recite the Rosary 9 P.M. Sunday.
spouse: >Fry, Elizabeth (1809 - 1894)
From Floyd Hazen, Hunter descendant: Obituary: Hiram Hunter "Died on June 23, 1889, after a protracted illness, Mr. Hiram Hunter, aged 85 yrs., 11 mos., 13 days. The funeral was held at the United Brethren Church, on Monday, the Rev. H. Deal officiating. ....He came to Wisconsin in 1852 + settled a little way from the village of Fennimore, living there until last fall..... He leave a wife + 9 children with many grand + great-grandchildren to mourn. He was a member of the U.B. Church for a numer of years. (Fennimore Times Review).
spouse: >Kitelinger, Benjamen Strawbridge (1834 - 1922)
From Floyd Hazen, Obituary Fennimore Times 24 Nov 1909: "Isabella Hunter was born in Mercer Co. PA... In 1852 she moved to Fennimore + on 31 Aug 1859 she married Benjamen S. Kitelinger, now a veteran of the Civil War. Mr. + Mrs. Kitelinger have been residents of Grant Co. for more than a half century + have lived here continuously except 3 yrs. spent in Illinois. They had 11 children, 9 of whom are living, a son + daughter, who died in infancy, having preceded her to a better land. Those left to mourn her loss are William, David, James, Hiram, George, Theodore, Charles, Mrs. Calvin Schmahlenberger + Frank, all residents of Grant Co. + who were present at the funeral of their mother. Mrs. Kitelinger was taken ill Monday morning, Nov. 15 + died Thursday evening 18 Nov 1909, aged 74 yrs.... The funeral services were from the Christian Church at Werley.... Interment was in the White Cemetery."
spouse: >Beaumont, Josephine (1851 - 1929)
From Floyd Hazen: Obituary, Fennimore Times 6 Jun 1917: "William J. Hunter, 7th son of Hiram + Elizabeth Hunter was born in Mercer Co. PA...When 2 yrs. of age his parents came to WI, settling on a farm near Fennimore. Here he grew to manhood + in Sept. 1872, he was married to Miss Josephine Beaumont. They began their journey in life on a farm near the old home, a few years later resided in this vicinity, passing to the great beyond on 20 Nov 1924 at the age of 74 yrs.. To Mr. + Mrs. Hunter were born 4 children, 1 dying in infancy, 3 daughters, Dora (Mrs. Chas. Taylor of Werley), Rose (Mrs. Wm. Steinforth of Madison), + Emma (Mrs. Lou Miller of Boscobel). He had living a sister at New Plymouth, Idaho."
In1873 Louisa Jane Huston Bement had joined the Ladies Library Association. Soon her sister, Eliza Ann Hicks, and her children also joined.spouse: >Pierce, Arabell (~1815 - )
The Huston sisters were born in Vermont and were the daughters of Matthew and Arabella Pierce Huston. In 1850 the Huston family had moved to Michigan with eight children. Four of the children died that year in DeWitt during an epidemic of black diphtheria. That year one last child, Henry Boyd Huston, was born in DeWitt.
Eliza had married John Hicks in the Huston home in DeWitt on February 11, 1855. Immediately following the wedding, the Huston family and their four remaining children moved to Gratiot County, near Ithaca, New York.
After the county seat was moved to Saint Johns, Eliza and John Hicks established the Hicks dry goods store in Saint Johns. They lived in the house on the northwest corner of Walker and Brush Streets.
In the meantime on March 6, 1856 Matthew Huston died. Soon Arabella and her children, Louisa Jane, Lominda Arabella, and baby Henry Boyd Huston all moved to Saint Johns to live with John and Eliza Hicks. The remaining son, David Thomas, stayed on the farm near Ithaca. Later the Huston family moved across the street to 201 Brush Street.
In 1872 John Hicks purchased property on State Street at Ottawa and built the family's permanent home. When they moved into their new home, Grandmother Arabella accompanied the family. By that time John and Eliza had three children, Ida Eliza who had been born in 1866, John Clayton who was born in 1869, and baby Jennie Marinda who had come along in 1871.