Sunday, September 29, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Carrie Mae (Haley) Graves Booth Marks (1877-1956)

L-R: Arthur E. Graves, Cledith O. Graves, Carrie Mae (Haley) Graves

Carrie Mae (Haley) Graves Booth Marks (1877-1956) was my paternal great-grandaunt.  What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about her.

1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

          Carrie was born January 4, 1877 in Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio1.  The State of Ohio did not require the keeping of birth records until 1867.  State law required the probate court to keep these records from 1867 to 1908, according to the Ohio Historical Society webpage.

          1.1.1. Birth Notice in Newspaper

               If Carrie's birth was recorded in a newspaper, I have not yet discovered it.   There are editions of the Sandusky Register in existence, and that is one avenue of research in the future.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

               I am not aware of any surviving Bible record of the Haley family.  Will continue to reach out to extended family in hopes that one does exist.

          1.1.3. Baptismal Record

               The Haleys were members of the Evangelical Association.  I am not aware of any baptismal record for Carrie at this time.

                Later, Carrie was associated with the Church of Daniel's Band in Marine City, Michigan.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no evidence that Carrie was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

          Carrie married February 23, 1895 in Jay County, Indiana to Arthur E. Graves2,3.  A copy of their marriage license was the subject of a previous post.

          Carrie married secondly September 25, 1924 in Midland, Midland County, Michigan to Elam Gifford Booth4.  A copy of their marriage license was the subject of a previous post.

          Carrie married thirdly to Sidney Marks between 1940 and her death.

          1.2.1 Marriage Notice in Newspaper

                Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if mention was made of Carrie and Arthur's nuptials and Carrie and Elam's nuptials.

          1.2.2. Anniversary Notice

                Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if there was any mention of anniversary celebrations.

          1.2.3. Divorce Decree

               There is no indication that Carrie was ever divorced, but a thorough search of court records in Midland County, Michigan needs to be completed.

     1.3. Death Certificate

          Carried died in 1956, according to my database, but this fact does not contain a source.  Her tombstone states 1955.

          1.3.1. Obituary in Newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspapers in Midland, Michigan area to see if I can locate an obituary for Carrie.  Will add this to my list of 'to-do' items.

          1.3.2. Funeral Home Records

               Once I have a copy of Carrie's obituary, I can contact the funeral home mentioned and see if they have any additional records of Carrie's funeral.

          1.3.3. Tombstone Photograph

               Carrie is buried in the Midland Cemetery, Midland, Midland County Michigan5, next to her first husband, Arthur.  Her memorial on the FindAGrave website is here.

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          2.1.1. 1940 Federal Census

              On April 1, 1940, Carrie was enumerated in the Mark Langell household in Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan6, as Carrie Booth, widow, age 63.  She is listed as 'sister' to the head of household, but I believe this is more in the spiritual sense (Christian), as all were members of the Church of Daniel's Band.  Her residence in 1935 was Seneca County, Ohio. She had completed the 8th grade in education.  She owned her home valued at $1000.  Her address was 246 Bruce Street.

          2.1.2. 1930 Federal Census

               On May 27, 1930, Carrie was enumerated in the Elam G. Booth household in Marine City, St. Clair County, Michigan7, as Carrie M. Booth, wife, age 53.  She had been married at age 18 for her first marriage.  She was born in Ohio, as were both of her parents.  She could speak English. No occupation was listed.

          2.1.3. 1920 Federal Census

               On January 6, 1920, Carrie was enumerated in the Charles Lee household in Ward 3, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan8, as Carrie Graves, servant, age 43.  She was married, born in Ohio, and both of her parents were born in Ohio.  She could read and write and spoke English.  Her occupation was listed as a cook at the hotel.  Her husband Arthur was listed in the same household as a house carpenter.

          2.1.4. 1910 Federal Census

               On April 25, 1910, Carrie was enumerated in the Arthur Graves household in Midland, Midland County, Michigan9, as Carrie Graves, wife, age 33.  She was married for 15 years and was the mother of 1 child, who was still living.  She was born in Ohio, as were her mother and father.  She could read and write and speak English.  No occupation was listed.

          2.1.5. 1900 Federal Census

               On June 13, 1900, Carrie was enumerated in the Arthur E. Graves household in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana10, as Carrie M. Graves, wife, age 23.  She was born January 1877 in Ohio.  Both of her parents were born in Ohio.  She had been married for 5 years and was the mother of 1 child, still living.  She could read and write and spoke English.  No occupation was listed.

          2.1.6. 1880 Federal Census

               On June 22, 1880, Carrie was enumerated in the George W. Haley household in Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio11, as Carrie M. Haley, daughter, age 3.  She was born in Ohio, as were both of her parents.

     2.2. State Census Records

          The State of Michigan enumerated census records every ten years in 1854, 1864, 1874, 1884, 1894 and 1904.  I'm not sure how soon Carrie moved into Michigan, she might be covered on the 1904 census.

          The State of Indiana conducted state census in 1853, 1857, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889, 1901, 1913, 1919 and 1931.  These, however, were merely for the purposes of legislative apportionment.

     2.3. Agricultural Census Records

          I have not yet investigated these types of records to see what light they might shed on the Haley farm.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          Not applicable, as Carrie was female.

     3.2. Pension Records

          I am not aware of any military service by Carrie's husbands or father that would have made her eligible for military benefits.

     3.3. Service Records

          Not applicable, as Carrie was female.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Deed records need to be thoroughly searched in St. Clair and Oakland Counties, Michigan, as well as Jay County, Indiana, to see what records might mention Carrie and her family.  Will add this on my list of 'to-do' items.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Will need to search out plat maps in St. Clair and Oakland Counties, Michigan to see if I can locate her family and obtain any additional information.

5. Supplemental Records

     Supplemental records to search for Carrie include city/county directories, court records and will and probate records.  Will add these to my list of 'to-do' items for my next research trip.

Sources:

1. Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962, digital images, FamilySearch Internet online, [www.familysearch.org], accessed 6 February 2011.
2. Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License, "Arthur E. Graves to Carrie M. Haley, 1895"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.
3. Jay County, Indiana Marriage Records, Book C-G, page 577.
4. "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQQK-Y64 : accessed 03 Jun 2013), Elam Gilford Booth and Carrie May Graves, 25 Sep 1924.
5. FindAGrave Inc., FindAGrave.com (www.findagrave.com : accessed 24 Sep 2013).
6. 1940 U.S. census, St. Clair County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward 3, Marine City, enumeration district 74-24, SD 7, sheet 62A, 246 Bruce Street, dwelling 251; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 June 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
7. 1930 U.S. census, St. Clair County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward 3, Marine City, enumeration district 74-24, SD 15, sheet 12A, 246 Bruce Street, dwelling 296, family 298; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 June 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
8. 1920 U.S. census, Oakland County, Michigan, population schedule, Ward 3, Pontiac, enumeration district 187, SD 6, sheet 2A, 12 Perry Street, dwelling 18, household 30; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 May 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
9. Arthur Graves household, 1910 U.S. census, Midland County, Michigan, population schedule, City of Midland, ED 138, SD 10, sheet 15, dwelling 311, family 317, National Archives micropublication T624, roll 665.
10. Arthur E. Graves household, 1900 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Noble Township, ED 63, SD 67, sheet 7, dwelling 146, family 148, National Archives micropublication T623, roll 380.
11. George W. Haley household, 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio, ED 193, SD 1, dwelling 401, family 405; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 1065.


This post was developed as part of the series relating to Building My 2011 Research Template, an attempt to systematically document and source the details of my ancestors' lives. Comments regarding this template and the conclusions drawn in this article are welcomed.
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