Clarenda (Short, Barber) Porter death records~ “They Go Together”


Alan Porter & Clorinda (Short, Barber) Porter - Only photo I have and not a very good copy - would like to get a better copy if anyone has it

Alan Porter & Clorinda (Short, Barber) Porter – Only photo I have and not a very good copy – would like to get a better copy if anyone has it

Clarenda/Clorinda/Clarinda was 1st married to Theodore Barber – during the war he was wounded and knew he was dying – he asked his friend Allen A Porter to go and marry his wife and raise his children – which he did~

Obituary for Allan A. Porter and Clarinda Short Porter
Titled: “They Go Together”  Wife Succumbs to Heart Trouble Two Hours After Husband’s Death “His Affliction the Same – Peculiar Coincidence in the Porter Home Near Henderson Last Night” 
Henderson, MI – July 8, 1912 – Death made two visits to the home of Allan A. Porter, Civil War veteran, two and one-half miles west of Henderson last night. Both Mr. and Mrs. Porter succumbed to heart trouble within two hours. Mr Porter died at 9 o’clock and it is believed that the shock brought an attack on Mrs. Porter, causing her demise two hours later. Mr. and Mrs. Porter had been troubled by their hearts for several years and on Saturday he consulted an Owosso physician. Mr Porter was able to work in the fields Saturday afternoon but did nothing yesterday. His death came suddenly and almost without warning. Mrs Porter  was almost prostrate with grief and two hours after the death of her husband, she went out on the porch to be alone for a time.  Martin Gegorski, a farm hand, was approaching the porch as she came out of the door. As he reached the side of the house, he saw her throw her arms into  the air and scream. He rushed to her side and heard her say “Oh Martin!” With these words, she fell into his arms dead.  News of the sudden deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Porter soon spread about the neighborhood and came as a profound shock to their many friends. They had lived in the neighborhood for 40 years, and were highly esteemed. Mr. Porter was 66 years old and his wife __? (can’t read) Mr. and Mrs. Porter are survived by two sons and two daughters as follows: George Porter, living on the farm adjoining his father’s place on the north; Frank Porter, Mrs William Vanler, and  Mrs. David Shorts of Osceola County. George Porter is confined to his bed at his home and may not be able to attend funeral services for his  parents. The other children are expected home tonight at which time funeral arrangements will be made. The funeral will be a double one. At the request of friends, Coroner Gay Cole today accompanied the Owosso  undertaker to the Porter home.
Henderson, MI – July 11, 1912 – Last rites for Mr. and Mrs. Allan Porter who died within two hours of each other  Monday night at their home near Henderson, were held this afternoon. A  short service was held at the home at 1 o’clock and at 2 o’clock  appropriate services were held at the Henderson Church. The edifice was crowded to it’s capacity by symathizing friends. The two sombre caskets were placed side by side in front of the altar during the services. At the cemetery they were both lowered into one large grave, where the departed will sleep the long sleep together, as they went through the greater portion of their lives. Clarinda’s death certificate states the cause of death was “shock occasioned by the death of her husband.”  Contributory cause was Organic heart trouble. Informant was Frank Porter of West Branch, Michigan.
Henderson Town Info; Located in Rush Twp. Gideon Lee of New York City entered the first land purchase here in 1836 and he sold it to Josiah Isham who in turn sold it to Andrew Henerson in 1858. His son, John Henerson, for whom the village is named, built the first store in 1868 and first hotel in 1875. Hendersonville was given a post office named Hazel Green on May 14, 1868, with William Cook as postmaster. This village was platted by Ezra Mason in 1879 and became a station on a branch line of the Michigan Central Railroad. At that time it was called Henderson. A grain elevator, a couple of stores, the Methodist Church survive today, as well as several homes.

Clorinda (Short, Barber) Porter's written death record - donated by Polly Goodwin

Cloranda (Short, Barber) Porter’s written death record – donated by Polly Goodwin

Clarinda Short Porter Death Certificate typed - from Coni's files

Clarenda (Short, Barber) Porter Death Certificate typed – from Coni’s files

Burial Info: Riverside Cemetery Also known as/Old Henderson Cemetery: just east of Oakley Rd – Saint Charles – Saginaw County – Michigan  Located in section 23, on Chipman Road. It is township owned and recorded at the State of Michigan Library. Also located in the Shiawassee County USGENWEB PROJECT archives. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 43.08080, Longitude: -84.19060

Clarinda (Short, Barber) Porter Tombstone

Clarinda (Short, Barber) Porter Tombstone

Clarinda G. Short Porter
Tombstone reads: July 8, 1912
Record added: Aug 5, 2001 by Leona Comstock
Birth: 1838 – Shortsville – Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1912 Henderson, Shiawassee County, Michigan, USA
Wife of Theodore BARBER (died of wounds in CW) and Allen A. PORTER, daughter of Samuel E. and Olive (CUMMINGS) SHORT, mother of James, Theodore, Judd, and Nellie BARBER, William, Frank, Annie, George, and Ida Elizabeth PORTER. (Died of grief within a few hours of husband Allen A. Porter’s death. – There was a double funeral)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=761&GScid=1313&GRid=5666023&

1875 Beers Map of Rush Shiawassee Michigan with Allen A & Clarinda Short - Porter homestead 20 acres

1875 Beers Map of Rush Shiawassee Michigan with Allen A & Clarinda Short – Porter homestead – 20 acres

1895 Beers Map of Rush Shiawassee Michigan with Allen A & Clarinda Short - Porter homestead 150 acres

1895 Beers Map of Rush Shiawassee Michigan with Allen A & Clarinda Short – Porter homestead 150 acres

Need your help on a photo! Need to know if these are the same Man & Women in photo’s?


Francis C Baker & Lucy Amo - My Grandmother Marion Griffith is beside Francis holding the Doll - Donated by Sambo Griffin Family - was in a photo album

Francis C Baker & Lucy Amo – My Grandmother Marion Griffith is beside Francis holding the Doll – Donated by Sambo Griffin (Marion’s oldest son) Family – was in a photo album

Are these the same man and women in these photo’s?

Donated by Huron Shores - Judy Sheldon In the INDEX TO ARG EMERY GLASS NEGATIVES COLLECTION 1890-1905 Part  #1 osco County Michigan Collection Baker, Francis   Older man & older women   As-Be  4690

Donated by Huron Shores Genealogical Society – Judy Sheldon
In the INDEX TO ARG EMERY GLASS NEGATIVES COLLECTION 1890-1905 Part #1 Iosco County Michigan Collection
Baker, Francis Older man & older women As-Be 4690

 

Looks to be another trip to Michigan this year!


I’ve decided I need to do another trip to Michigan sometime this year – main focus will be Shiawassee & Saginaw~ I wasn’t able to go there on this past trip – decided I needed to do some more research before I tackle the area~ I also would like to go back to Hale and do some more work ….. have a few other thing’s I want to verify~ I also need to finish up the work in Michigan before I move back in time in my research – still need to focus on the 1900’s – I receive a lot of documents, books and such and have much to add to my work before I can make another trip thou~
Coni
 
 

The lives of two well known Delano farmers were snuffed out last Thursday…


Two Delano Farmers, Robert Smith and Emmett Griffith, Have fatal Accident With Dynamite as a result of a premature explosion of 20 sticks of dynamite, the lives of two well known Delano farmers were snuffed out last Thursday. Emmett Griffith and Robert Smith were lowing stumps and had set down on a log to rest a moment.  Near them was a pail containing 20 sticks of dynamite, a quantity of dynamite caps and fuse. They both were smoking and the supposition is that a spark from one of their pipes fell into the pail and caused the explosion which occurred a few minutes after they had seated themselves. Griffith had both legs blown off near the thigh and was otherwise mangled. He lived for only two to three hours after the accident.Smith had one leg and one arm blown off and suffered other severe injuries.  He died about 5:00 o’clock that afternoon.  Both men regained consciousness before they died and told the same story as to how the accident occurred.
The funerals were held on Saturday and Sunday. Griffith was 26 years old and leaves a widow and one child.  Smith was 19 years old and single. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved relatives.
 Newspaper Article: Found by: Penny Carney (Note from Coni: Need a copy of this!)

Emmet Griffith Death Certificate - Donated by Laura McAdams
Emmet Griffith Death Certificate – Donated by Laura McAdams
State of Michigan Death Certificate
Birth: Sept 18, 1889 Death: Sept 23, 1915
Reason for death: Dynamite Shot accident 
Occupation: Farmer
Name of Father: D Griffith Born in: Michigan 
Name of Mother: Emma Courtright Born in: Michigan
Date of Burial: Sept 25, 1915 – Undertaker: Claud Forshee
Donated by: Laura McAdams
Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995
Name: Emmet Griffith
Birth Date: abt 1889 Birth Place: Michigan
Death Date: 23 Sep 1915
Death Place: Whitney Twp, Arenac, Michigan Death Age: 26
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White Marital Status: Married Gender: Male
Residence: Whitney Twp, Arenac, Michigan
Father Name: D. Griffith Father Birth Place: Michigan
Mother Name: Emma Courtright Mother Birth Place: Michigan
FHL Film Number: 1006675
 
Note from Coni: I have this burial info: buried at Sims-Whitney Cemetery
Griffith Family Plot at Sims-Whitney Cemetery - Photo taken 5-15-13 by Coni Dubois

Griffith Family Plot at Sims-Whitney Cemetery – Photo taken 5-15-13 by Coni Dubois

Row 8 E2W: W line  Block 3 Plot 21
20. Griffith    Minnie (P.N.)
21.  Grififth     Dee    (P.N.)
         Griffith  Emmet (P.N.)  Sept 18, 1889 – Sept. 23, 1915 Ed a Manor, caretakers of Linwood Cemetery in AuGres Township was at the Sim-Whitney Cemetery on the day I was exploring it 5/15/13he stated that the Griffith family plot had a body they unburied and placed in a box and buried it back into the ground beside where Dee I Griffith is buried – due to a female family member request – unsure as to the whole story but will try to get him on record as to what happened!

Note: They are looking for help in locating the burial locations of 40 people at the Linwood Cemetery.  Their records show that there are 40 death certificates that give the burial place as Linwood or AuGres Cemetery.  They cannot match these certificates with any of the cemeteries plots.Unknown source

 

Sims-Whitney Cemetery Map - Photo taken by Coni Dubois and can be found at the Sims Township Building PO Box 868 AuGres, MI 48703

Sims-Whitney Cemetery Map – Photo taken by Coni Dubois and can be found at the Sims Township Building PO Box 868 AuGres, MI 48703

George A Allen Death Certificate – My Great Grandfather


Donated by Sheri Church

Donated by Sheri Church 5/14/13

From our records:

MY GG Grandmother Julia Kenny/Kinny
1. She married  George Washington Short sometime between 1861 -1865
2. He served in the Civil War
3. He didn’t return from the war after it was over – the story is he was MIA -we are just finding out that he was wounded and in a hospital
4.  During that time Julia was with a Allen Man – Living together
5. She told Allen man  that if George Washington Short ever returned she would honor her 1st marriage
6. She got pregnant by Allen man – during her pregnancy or shortly after George Short returned
7.  I had Birthdate  as Jan 10th 1867 for George A Allen but death records states it is June 10, 1866 (I have made corrections in my files to June 10th 1866 date – Note from Coni need birth record)
8. I believe George A Allen might not knew who his REAL FATHER WAS OR  the identity of his origin
Each record I have for him states different Fathers
A. Marriage to Lydia Sutliff – states father as John Allen (Sheri Church’s lineage)
B. Marriage to Ada Barber – states father as Delotes Allen (My Lineage)

C. Death record states Ladous Allen

9.  I believe at one point he found out that George Short wasn’t his real father & DROPPED THE SHORT NAME – became known as GEORGE ALLEN –  was a Short in early records (Census and such)
MY GRANDFATHER Alvin Allen once told me We are not who you think we are!
Note from Coni: I am doing a DNA project (See DNA on top tab) to try to narrow down Allen lineage – at this time we are uncertain as to who his father is~ My Father Rex Allen has matched 2 other Allen Men and we are trying to narrow it down~
Any info or help on this is greatly appreciated~
Coni

Made it safely home! Was a wonderful & productive trip!


So happy to be home! Was a wonderful trip! Jay & I had a great time! 3200 miles round trip/9 days

Besides water heater not working (fixable but is a be at home thing to do) we also had some leaking from the kitchen sink – so basically we had no use of water – was wonderful to have a campground to ourselves thou – no one but us and the owner – we had nice and very clean bathhouses directly in front of us – besides cold (VERY COLD) mornings it was perfect! 1st couple mornings was in the 30’s – started warming up around Wednesday~

Jay is now wanting to look into getting a “bigger” (5th wheel) camper – not big enough for the 2 of us (I found it to be cozy) &  all the stuff I bought along the way (about 2 …. ok 3) big boxes – also a 4 room birdhouse~ I banged my knee’s on everything trying to step over stuff lol~

Will be a couple of days of recouping was a very long trip – Jay & I are beat – gonna get some “real, in our own bed” sleep – will have much to share – collected a lot of info – made many new and wonderful connections – had stuff handed to me also through it all – will be tackling it all when hubby goes back offshore (Thursday)~

Many photo’s on the way (still collecting from those that took them for me) On 1st day of trip I dropped my camera into a puddle of water (lets just say – water was pouring out of it) 10 year old Cannon PowerShot – My wonderful husband got me a new Cannon Powershot Tuesday after my presentation so I would have one for the remainder of our trip – was my Mother’s Day gift from him~

I was very happy to meet many new family member and made many new friends – was a wonderful trip and Michigan was beautiful~ Jay & I both had a awesome time ~ I have so many people to thank and will be doing it in updated post – want to get all my paperwork and such in order and credit the right people~ Coni