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Finally have a copy of William Barber & Mary H Clark’s Marriage record – have included all their documents also~

Marriage Photo - donated by Beulah Barber - photo now in the possession of Regina (Barber) Betts
Note from Coni: They are my 2nd Great Grandparents – Marriage Photo – donated by Beulah Barber – photo now in the possession of Regina (Barber) Betts

Note from Coni: William Henry Barber is a Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendant~

Marriage in Shiawassee MichiganRecord # 2670A
William Birth: Pennsylvania – Farmer Age: 21 Residence Rush, Michigan
Mary H  – Birth: Michigan  Age: 17 Residence: Owosso, Michigan
Lawrence VanDurer? JusticeLevi & Lucinda Clark Witnesses both from Owosso

Mary H Clark in the Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
Name: Mary H Clark Gender: Female Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1864 Birth Place: Michigan Age: 17 Residence Place: Owosso
Marriage Date: 13 Nov 1881 Marriage Place: Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, USA
Spouse:  William Barbee (Barber)  Spouse Gender: Male Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 21 Spouse Birth Place: Pennsylvania Spouse Residence Place: Rush
Record Number: 2670 1/2 Film: 22 Film Description: 1881 Muskegon – 1882 Calhoun

Michigan Marriage Records 1867-1952 for Mary H Clark

Donated by Polly Goodwin
Donated by Polly Goodwin
Unknown date: William and Maryette (Mary) Barber
Unknown date: William and Maryette (Mary H Clark) Barber

Picture donated by: JoAnn Bernice Barber Clupper she is granddaughter of Grant & Lydia (Barr) Barber Daughter of Solomon & Pearl (Clark) Barber- Grant is brother to my G Grandmother Ada May Barber whom was married to George Allen whom had my Grandfather Alvin Allen~

Find A Grave for Maryette H Clark Barber:

Find A Grave for William Henry Barber:

Maryette Barber Obit: was born 09/03/1865 and died 02/14/1953, age 88 yrs. Her father was Levi Clark, her husband William Henry Barber. Informant George Barber of Hale, Michigan. Death certificate said she lived in Hill Twp, Ogemaw Co for 55 yrs. (Note from Coni – need a copy of this obit – only have this reference to it~)

Cause of death: Cereberaelraem and myocarditis. Other significant conditions: Arteriosclerosis and fractured hip.

She was buried 02/17/1953 in South Branch Cemetery, South Branch, Mich.

Death Certificate found at West Branch Ogemaw County Clerks office.
Source: Short Family Tree by Mary Ann Malecki
Note from Coni: On her death certificate & tombstone it states she was born in in 1864 not 1865 but this obit states 1865 which isn’t right~
Death certificate for:  Maryette Barber – White – Widowed – Age 88
Date of Birth: Sept 3, 1864 – Date of Death: Feb 14, 1953
Birthplace: Michigan – Name of Husband: William Henry Barber
Death: Cereberaelraem and myocarditis within 24 hrs. Morbid condition giving due to rise to the above cause: Arteriosclerosis – Also had a Fractured hip.
Certificate at West Branch, Ogemaw County Clerk’s office.

Maryette (Clark) Barber Death Certificate

Note from Coni: I have a partial death certificate – need a better copy

William Barber Obit
William Barber Obit

Ogemaw Herald Jan. 18, 1945 – William Barber Obituary – (Penny Carney found this info for us)
87 Of Hill Township Left 12 Children, 62 Grand and 50 Great-Grandchildren
Funeral Services for William Henry Barber, an early settler of Hill township, were held from his late farm home between North and South Dease lakes at 2:00 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon of this week, January 16, and from the South Branch Church at 2:30 P.M. Rev. Frank H. Collin Officiated, and burial took place in the South Branch Cemetery, His age was 87. William H. Barber died at 7 o’clock Friday morning of last week, January 12,  from the infirmities of age. He was born in Pennsylvania on August 26, 1857 and came to Ogemaw about fifty years ago from Owosso, where he married on November 13, 1881, to the former Margette Clark. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margette Clark Barber; 12 children; Grant Barber of Bay City;  Matthew, of Newberry; Judson, of Jackson; William and Stacy of Long Lake, Iosco County; George, of Hale; Erwin, of Goodrich; Mrs. Ada Thayer, of Curtis, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Rowbottom and Mrs. Minnie Craiger, both of Flint; Mrs. Anna Riley of Selkirk; Mrs. Nellie Ballard, of Bay City; one sister Mrs. Rose Short, of Mancelona, Mich.; 62 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.

All records are from the Official Death Record Books; transcribed and indexed by Grace Dooley, who reserves all rights.
Barber, William H. 1/12/1945 Father – Unknown Mother- Clorinda Short
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Certificate at West Branch, Ogemaw County Clerk’s office
Death Certificate for Wm H Barber – Male – White Age 87 yrs 4 months 20 days
Date of Birth: Aug 22, 1857 Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Date of Death: Jan 12, 1945 – Occupation: Farmer
Father’s name: Unknown Mother’s name: Clarinda Short Birthplace: Michigan
Informant: Stacy Barber from Long Lake Michigan Burial: South Branch on Jan 16, 1945
Undertaker: Elmer G. Stevernol Donated by: Mary Ann Melecki

William Barber Death Certificate
William Barber Death Certificate
William H Barber Tombstone - Maryette's tombstone is no longer
William H Barber Tombstone

Note from Coni: According to the cemetery plat map records Maryette is buried in the same family plot however no marker or actual burial is recorded.


I’ve been a family Genealogist/Native American Researcher for over 30+ years and have traced over 65,000+ people for my research - My main area of research is in MI, IN, CT, NY, RI, PA, MA, VA, VT, NJ, OH, KY, Block Island & Long Island areas - dealing with many of the colonial people & tribes in these locations.

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