Sunday, August 30, 2009

Henry Emery 1825-1881 Elizabeth Brewerton 1828-1906


Henry Emery
Born 5 Aug 1825 Doncaster, York, England
Christened 28 Dec 1825 Doncaster, York, England
Parents George Emery and Frances (Fanny) Rhodes
Immigrated: Jun 1852 arrived in SLC Oct 1852 with John B Walker Company from Kanesville, Iowa.  According to the record, he was 26y with wife and one child
Note:  Unsure about the 'one child'  She was pregnant with Henry who was born a few weeks after they reached the valley so I'm not sure if they counted the unborn Henry or if this child was someone elses
Polygamist: 2 wives
Married
1) Elizabeth Brewerton 18 May 1851 Kanesville, Pottawatamie, Iowa
2) Louisa Ellen Parry 7 Oct 1875 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Harriet, Joseph, Wilford
Died 4 Jun 1881 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried:  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Picture: Family Tree
Christening: IGI Film 0919338-339 Batch C106301 dated 1813-1838
Copy of Henry's Memorandum Book he started to write in 1848 is available in SL Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847-1868
Marriage to Elizabeth: Iowa Marriages 1809-1992 Batch M02529-5 Film 227280 p 58
1850 US Census for Pottawatamie, Pottawatamie, Iowa (age 25)
1870 US Census for Utah (age 48)
1880 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 141 B (age 54 - living with Elizabeth)
AND 1880 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 143 A (age 45- living with Louisa)
Note:  The manifesto making polygamy illegal was ten years away, but men were still arrested for being polygamists and this would be why the information on his age is different
Death:  Utah Death and Burials 1888-1946 Batch B54933-7 Film 26553 p 254 #10141
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5064611


Elizabeth Brewerton
Born 13 Mar 1828 Harworth, Nottingham, England
Parents George Brewerton and Ann Pilley
Died 1 Dec 1906 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (Nephritis, Heart disease)
Buried 4 Dec 1906 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
1841 UK Census for Everton, Nottingham, England (age 13)
1870 US Census for Utah (age 42)
Picture of Elizabeth: Family Tree
1880 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 141B (age 52)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 9A (widow)
Death: Deceased LDS member record
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5064597



CHILDREN



Henry (Harry) Brewerton Emery 
Born 27 Oct 1852 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation:  Actor and Manager
LDS Mission to Europe 1877
Married Mary C (Katie) Putman 7 Jun 1885 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Note:  Mary evidently went by different names.  She is Mrs. Mary C Putnam on the marriage certificate, she's listed as Catherine in the 1870 Census for Illinois while living in the Timothy Stubbs household with her mother and possibly an aunt.  In 1880 Census page 189A, she is Katie Putnam and lists her occupation as an actress and is living with her mother.  In 1910 she's going by Katie P Emery.  Not sure if her parents ever married since her mother is Mary Mc Williams in 1870 and Mary Putnam in 1880.  I did find one bit of evidence Katie was involved with theater - a copyrighted play she wrote called "The Jokers".  On her death certificate it claims her father was Harry Putnam (not Samuel Porter) and she was buried in Oak Woods Cemetery in Illinois, not Michigan.  If you read the comment at the bottom of the blog, someone has filled in a few blanks.  
Died 13 Jul 1913 Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan
Note:  His mothers maiden name is spelled Bremerton instead of Brewerton on the record
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 17)
1910 US Census for Benton Harbor Ward 1, Berrien, Michigan page 4 (age 56)
Note:  a woman named Katie P Fawcett is living with them but is not their daughter
Marriage:  Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920 Film 1030147
Death:  Michigan Deaths and Burials 1800-1995 Batch B02571-0 Film 1954721
Personal Picture:  Family Search
Memorial:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82633537

Elizabeth Ann Emery 
Born 1 Mar 1854 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married Theodore McKean 11 May 1875 Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Joseph, Theodorus, Jean, John, Vida, Elizabeth, Edith, Salome, Naomi, Mabel, Dorothea, David, Bertha
Died 21 Jun 1934 West Bountiful, Davis, Utah (Influenza, heart disease)  
Buried 24 Jun 1934 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 16)
1880 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 133B (age 30)
1900 US Census for Davis, Utah page 12A (widowed mother of 13 with 12 living)
1910 US Census for West Bountiful, Davis, Utah page 3 (age 56, widowed, 2 children still living with her)
1920 US Census for Davis County, Utah sheet 3 (age 60, she and her two daughters, Mable and Jean, are living with her sister Mary (Mitchell's) family)
Marriage: LDS temple records
Picture:  Family Search
Utah Death Certificate
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51958145

George Rhodes Emery
Born 21 Jun 1855 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation (1880) Packer of Merchandise
LDS Mission British 1878-1880
Polygamist:  2 wives
Married 1) Rosilpha Wilding 19 Oct 1874 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children with Rosilpha: Edith, George, Elizabeth, Walter, Florence, Rosilpha, Bertha, Lillian, Alma, Dora, Clarence, Rachel
2) Mary King Pierpont 21 Feb 1887 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children with Mary: John, Ellis, Robert, Ruth, Melvin, Vera, Willard
Died 25 Jul 1922 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Diabetes
Buried 24 Jul 1922 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Personal Picture:  Family Search
1870 US Census for Utah (age 15)
1880 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 141B (age 26)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 8A (with Rosilpha)
1900 US Census for East Mill Creek, Salt Lake, Utah page 19B (with Mary - he's going under the bogus name John P Emery in this Census because of the manifesto against Polygamy)
1910 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah (age 54 - with Rosilpha)
1920 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah (age 64 - with Rosilpha)
Utah Death Certificate
Deceased LDS member record
Marriage to Rosilpha and Mary: LDS Temple records
Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72999605
John Alma Emery
Born 12 Jul 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 31 Dec 1865 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (of cholera, 9 years old)
Buried Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Gravesite:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82637416

Isaac Archer Emery
Born 4 Dec 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation (1880) Teamster (1900) Mine Laborer, Sheriff
Married 1) Aurelia Vilate Nebeker 15 Mar 1883 Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  Note:  she died 7 months later  of edema (called dropsy back then) where the kidneys can't pump the water out of the system due to heart failure
2) Miriam Ajax 26 Jun 1901 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children:  Fannie, Frankie, Emma
Died 15 Apr 1920 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried 18 Apr 1920 Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Personal Picture:  Family Tree
1870 US Census for Utah (age 11)
1880 US Census for Utah (age 21, still with parents)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake Utah page 9A (widowed, living with mother)
1910 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah (age 51)
1920 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah sheet 4 (age 61)
Occupation: 1880 US Census p141B
Marriage to Miriam: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M73740-5 Film 429058 bk K p 455 #10508
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75893024


Fanny Jane Emery
Born 12 Mar 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 27 Mar 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried Salt Lake City Cemetery
Note: Plot: D-2-5-4E in a casket on top of her grandmother Ann Pilley Brewerton's
Sources
Gravesite:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76028180

David Seaton Emery
Born 21 Feb 1861 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation: (1880) Packer
LDS Mission Southern States 1885-87
Married Mary Port 19 Oct 1882 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Mabel, Clara, David, Edith, Mary, Alice, George
Died 6 Mar 1899 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried 9 Mar 1899 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Personal Picture:  Family Search
1870 US Census for Utah (age 10)
1880 US Census p141B (age 18)
Note: middle name is spelled Seatin on the record
Marriage: LDS Temple records
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5064595


*Mary Emery
To see her as a wife/mother:  https://upperlevelgen.blogspot.com/2009/03/edward-hunter-mitchell-1859-1924-mary.html
Born 5 May 1862 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married Edward Hunter Mitchell 7 Jul 1881 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Alfreda, David, Bernice, Ida, Elizabeth, Mary, Lucille, Leonora, Ella, Henrietta, George, Hubert, Frank, Edward
Died 16 Aug 1943 Woods Cross, Davis, Utah
Buried Bountiful Cemetery, Davis, Utah
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 8)
1880 US Census p141B Family History Library Film 1255337
1900 US Census for Davis County, Davis, Utah page 11A (age 38)
1910 US Census for West Bountiful, Davis, Utah page 2 9age 48)
1920 US Census for Davis County, Utah page 2 (age 58)
1930 US Census for West Bountiful, Davis, Utah sheet 4B (age 67)
1940 US Census for West Bountiful, Utah (age 78, Widow)
Marriage: LDS Temple records
Death: Utah Death Certificate

Charles Frank Emery
Born 5 Jan 1864 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation:  Sheriff
LDS Mission to Southern States 1890-92
Married Elizabeth Annie Simpson 5 Mar 1890 Logan, Cache, Utah
Children 10: Frank, Henry, Vilate, Vida, Elvie, Jessie, Helen, David, Elizabeth, Thaddeus, 
Died 23 Mar 1932 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried 27 Mar 1932 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 6)
1880 US Census For SLC, Utah p141B (age 16)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 9B
1910 US Census for Salt Lake City Utah Page 1 (age 46, he and his family are living with his brother William)
1920 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 55)
1930 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah sheet 18A (age 66)
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75893660
Personal Picture:  Family Search

Sarah Louisa Emery 
Born 1 Oct 1865 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation: Matron of West High School 25 years
Married (Polygamist) John H Timpson 5 Oct 1888 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children 8: Edith, Sarah, Naomi, Elizabeth, George, Annie, Hyrum, John
Died 25 Sep 1942 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Emaciation due to colon cancer
Buried Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 4)
1880 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah page 141B (age 14)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah page 10B (Claims she was widow, John is not showing)
1910 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah page 20 (age 44, John is back)
For the 1920 and 1930 Census Sarah Timpson is living a double life.  She was the second wife of John, but polygamy was outlawed in 1890 and they were only married a few years before it became illegal.  All of their children were born after the manifesto the LDS church released making polygamy a thing of the past.  The two censuses, therefore, claim she is married to "George".  In the censuses, John is with his first wife, Jenette.  It was obvious that despite the manifesto, John and Sarah had six children and he maintained her household and their children.  
Marriage: LDS Temple Records
Death: Deceased LDS member record
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Personal Picture:  Family Search
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42237149

Frances Annie Emery
Born 14 Jun 1867 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married James Roskelly 18 Sep 1890 Logan, Cache, Utah
Children: Francis, Edith, Elizabeth, Vida, Mary, Henry, Katie, Dorris, Tabitha, James, Aurelia, Druzilla, Sarah
Died 13 Jul 1941 Smithfield, Cache, Utah
Buried 17 Jul 1941 Smithfield, Cache, Utah
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 3)
1880 US Census p141B (age 13)
1900 US Census for Smithfield, Cache, Utah page 10A
1910 US Census for Smithfield, Cache, Utah page 10 (age 42)
1920 US Census for Smithfield, Cache, Utah Sheet 3 (age 52, widow)
1930 US Census for Smithfield, Cache, Utah Sheet 1A(age 62, widow, daughter Druzilla and two grandchildren living with her)
1940 US Census for Smithfield, Cache, Utah (age 72, widow, her son Dorris and his wife Laray and children are living with her)
Marriage: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M73408-4 Film 430305
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Personal Picture:  Family Search
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=180908

William Lorenzo Emery
Born 2 Jan 1869 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation: (1900) Railroad timekeeper
Married Sarah Lurena Nebeker 2 Jun 1901 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 18 Jun 1945 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried 23 Jun 1945 Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
1870 US Census for Utah (age 1)
1910 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah Page 1 (age 41, his brother Charles' family is living with them)
1920 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah Sheet 5 (age 51)
1930 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah Sheet 18B (age 60)
1940 US Census for Salt Lake City, Utah (age 71)
Marriage: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M73740-5 Film 429058 bk K p 405 #10408
Personal Picture:  Family Search
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Burial: Picture of headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75898651
Samuel Frederick Emery
Born 24 Aug 1870 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation:  (1900) Mine laborer (later life) Worked as custodian at West High School according to death certificate
Married 1) 'Mamie' Mary Sophia Young  22 Apr 1901 St George, Washington, Utah
Note:  Mary had a child, Pearl, with her first husband, Oliver Laub.  The 1920 Census Mary claims she was widowed, but Samuel Frederick's marriage record to second wife, Eva, claims he is divorced
Children: Elizabeth, Mae, Emma, Edith
2) Eva Wilding (widow of Charles Pettit) 12 May 1921 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 21 Oct 1941 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Heart disease and hypertension (high blood pressure)
Buried 24 Oct 1941 Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Plot: X-3-85-1W
Sources
1880 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah (age 8)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah (living with mother)
1910 US Census for Newhouse, Beaver, Utah Page 18 (age 38 - with 'Mary')
1930 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Sheet 13B (age 59 - with Eva)
1940 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 69, with Eva)
Personal Picture:  Family Search
Marriage to Mamie: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74695-3 Film 484821 p 254b
Marriage to Eva:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74530-7 Film 429108 cn 37328
Death: Deceased LDS member record
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Burial: Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75898112

Ada Alfreda Emery
Born 20 Nov 1871 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married John Henry Stowe 23 May 1891 Logan, Cache, Utah
Children: Thomas, Sidney, John, Arthur, Katie, Annie, Elmer
Died 4 Nov 1940 West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Cerebral Hemorrhage, hypertension (high blood pressure)
Buried 7 Nov 1940 Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
1880 US Census p141B (age 8)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Sheet 8B
1910 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah page 3 (age 38)
1920 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah Sheet 7 (age 48)
1930 US Census for Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah (age 58, widowed)
1940 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah (age 67, widowed)
Personal Picture:  Family Search
Marriage: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74311-7 Film 429055 p 149 cn 2028
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Burial: Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75608

Edith Love Emery
Born 16 Sep 1873 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married Edwin Ebenezer Rich Jr 4 Dec 1895 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Edwin, Howard, Mary, David, Maurice, Chloris, Frank, George, Eleanor, Edith
Died 9 Feb 1940 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Apoplexy, hypertension
Buried 13 Feb 1940 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Plot: X-3-194-2E
Sources
1880 US Census p141B (age 6)
1900 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Page 10 B
1910 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Page 6 (age 36)
1920 US Census for Salt Lake, Utah (age 46)
1930 US Census for Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Sheet 25A Line
11 (age 56)
Personal Picture:  Family Search
Marriage: Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M74311-7 Film 429056 P411 cn 5428
Death: Utah Death Certificate
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82638284

Martha Emery
Born 15 Mar 1875 Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 22 Mar 1875 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75893201



SECOND WIFE

Louisa Ellen Parry 
Parents John Parry and Harriet
Born 21 Sep 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married 1) Henry Emery 7 Oct 1875 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
2) Stephen Henry Winter 22 Nov 1888 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 17 June 1935 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried 20 June 1935 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
1860 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 3, with parents)
1870 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 13, with parents)
1880 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 28, with Henry)
1900 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 38, widow of Stephen)
1910 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 32 - widow)
Note:  incorrect age

CHILDREN with second wife

Harriet Otilla Emery
Born 11 August 1876 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Not Married
No Children
Died 27 Sep 1880 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Utah Deaths and Burials
SL County death records
Headstone: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75893128
Family Search

Joseph Parry Emery
Born 22 Sep 1878 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
LDS Mission to Southern States
Occupation:  Shipping Clerk (1910) Policeman (1920-1940)
Married Effie Lulu Roberts 28 Feb 1900 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Joseph, Hattie, Elise, Archie, Afton, Edwin
Died 26 May 1940 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried 29 May 1940 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
1880 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
1900 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
1910 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
1920 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
1930 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
1940 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Early LDS Missionary record
WW1 Draft Registration
Obituary
Family Search

Wilford Woodruff Emery
Born 16 Oct 1880 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
LDS Mission to Samoa 1902-1905
Married Hannahbel Newman 26 Oct 1905 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children: Grace, Wilford, Lucile, Mervin, Wesley
Died 10 Sep 1954 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried 13 Sep 1954 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sources
Utah Birth Certificate
WW1 Draft Registration
1900 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 20, single)
1910 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 29, married)
1920 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 39)
1930 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 49)
1940 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 59)
Early Mormon Missionaries record
Utah Death Certificate
Family Search


6 comments:

  1. Samuel porter Putnam is her father although the death certificate does say harry the same name as her husband. Samuel porter Putnam wasn't much of a father to her. The informant on the death certificate is who you should look at. My great grandmother said her mother's father was john fisher...it through us off for thirty years. His name was Samuel fisher, and he died when his daughter was about two. Like I said Katie's father wasn't around...Katie was a member of the daughters of American revolution, and put Samuel porter Putnam as her father.

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  2. Thank you for the insight into Katie. I was happy just to find the little I did about her. I would love to know more, if you feel like sharing. My email is michelleterickson@gmail.com

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  3. MR. (SAMUEL PORTER) PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County

    He is listed as Mr. 35 US (should be 28 or 29 NY) and a musician, his wife listed as Mrs. is Mary McWilliams 20 ENG. What appears to be her mother, Mrs. McWilliams 48 ENG and J. Jefferson 20 ENG are with them. These listings of “Mr.” and ‘Mrs.’ are really of little help. But Rand Putnam dug up a marriage record that he married Mary McWilliams on August 1, 1849 here in Cook County. He was first married to Sarah Cowdin on November 10, 1842 back in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He and another wife Minerva Brock who he will marry November 3, 1855 in Tazewell County, and they will be in Mason County in 1870. This, the other one in Chicago, Samuel Porter is a son of Samuel Putnam (1752) and Hannah Kimball from Worcester County Massachusetts and then out to Chautauqua County New York where this Sam was born November 9, 1821. The family then moved back to Massachusetts.

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  4. She was cremated and buried in Benton Harbor...Morton Hill Cemetery!

    She died in the Knights Flanders Home in Chicago.

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  5. Oh...you are welcome! According to the death certificate she was buried in the cemetery above, but according to the several obituaries...Including local to Benton Harbor she was buried there. You have to remember she was cremated most likely half the ashes were in Chicago, and the other half in Benton Harbor.

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  6. Katie was my second cousin 3 x removed, I just discovered.

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