Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday's Child: Stuber Infants







While searching the Family Search beta site, I located the death certificates of the infants of my maternal great aunt and uncle, Clarence Leroy and Vera Delphene (HALEY) STUBER.


I had previously known that they had a stillborn child, but now I realize how sad it must have been for them to lose two infants.  The first death certificate, November 9, 1915 indicates a stillbirth, while the second, June 6, 1918, indicates that the baby lived for 6 hours.


Elden Merl STUBER was the name given to the second child.  The first infant, a son, was unnamed. They are buried next to their paternal grandparents, Henry and Martha STUBER in the Spencerville Cemetery, Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio.  Thanks to a Find A Grave researcher, I was able to request photos of their tombstones.


Their parents, Clarence and Vera, were married February 14, 1915 in Jay County, Indiana.  Clarence was the son of Henry and Martha (________) STUBER.  Vera was the daughter of Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (METZNER) HALEY.


I cannot imagine the grief that they must have felt losing a child.


Wednesday’s Child – Post photos of gravestones of children. A sad topic indeed but posts can give life to the stories of these young souls. This has been an ongoing series by Amy at Gravestoned.
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