Sunday, February 14, 2010

Family Milestones: February 14th

My paternal grandaunt, Vera Delphene HALEY, was married on this date in 1915 to Clarence Leroy STUBER.  Vera was the daughter of Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (METZNER) HALEY, and the older sister of my Ruth Pauline HALEY.  Vera was born March 10, 1890 in Jay County, Indiana.  Clarence was born February 4, 1891 in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana, the son of Henry and Martha (________) STUBER.  They had 1 stillborn child.  They lived in Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio and Jay County, Indiana.  Clarence was a farmer.  Clarence died May 20, 1981 in Jay County, Indiana.  Vera died June 1987 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  Both are buried at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana.

My maternal 3rd-great granduncle, Henry Eldred PIERCE, was married on this date in 1855 to Simeathy SMELSOR.  Henry was the son of Francis S. and Rebecca (PAGE) PIERCE, and the older brother of my Edmund G. PIERCE.  Henry was born October 10, 1833 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio.  Simeathy was born circa 1839 in Indiana.  They had at least 6 children and lived in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Simeathy died in 1918.  Henry died in 1901.  Both are buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.

My maternal 4th-great grandaunt, Elizabeth WARDLAW, was married on this date in 1838 in Brown County, Ohio.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (NESBIT) WARDLAW, and the younger sister of my Anna WARDLOW.  Elizabeth was born November 27, 1818 in Brown County, Ohio.  I do not know the dates of birth or death for John.  Elizabeth died in Iowa.  Nothing further is known at this time.

My maternal 2nd-great granduncle, Elias A. PIERCE, was born on this date in 1867 in Madison County, Indiana.  Elias was the son of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE, and the younger brother of my William Francis PIERCE.  Elias married December 25, 1895 in Madison County, Indiana to Flora J. CURTIS.  Flora was born November 1871 in Indiana and died between 1920-1930 in Madison County, Indiana.  Elias married secondly to Kate ________.  Elias was a farmer and stock buyer, living in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Elias died March 1963.

My maternal 6th-great granduncle, Joshua MILLS, was born on this date in 1761.  Joshua was the son of Henry and Hannah (THORNBURG) MILLS.  Joshua's death is recorded at New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina in 1762, 8th month.

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