Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - August 18, 2015 - Charles Henry Hainer

Charles Henry Hainer was born on  June 2, 1834.  He was the son of John Hainer and Nancy Bowman born in Burford township, Brant, Ontario. Charles was one of eleven children born to John and Nancy Hainer.  Charles Henry became a farmer and married Jane McCormick on December 13, 1853. They had seven children, six sons and one daughter ; Charles D., Edwin A., Levi W., John A., William H., Mary E. and Whitfield. 

Soon after he married Jane, he found his true calling and became a Baptist Minister, becoming one of the leading ministers of the Baptist faith in Canada. His wife, Jane died in 1870, aged thirty-eight years. He married (second wife) Miss Grace Terry on June 20 1871 and they had two children, Frederick and Herbert. All the sons of Rev Charles Henry Hainer became ministers. 

 This church was originally built in 1860 on the property across the street from the land farmed by Charles H. Hainer.  Before the church was built, Charles held services in the school. 

Charles died on  August 17, 1915 in Stouffville, Ontario at the age of 81.  He is buried in New Market Cemetery. 

I hope I can obtain a photo of his tombstone at some point and  will continue to research this family of ministers to see I can put together a blog on them. 

Happy Hunting,


Tombstone Tuesday - August 11, 2015 - Ford Albert Hainer

Ford Albert Hainer was the son of Charles Edward Hainer and Harriet (Hattie) Louisa Gifffin. He was born in Iowa on March 23, 1902.

Helen Hannah, Maxine Claire, Ford Albert, Sybil Elizabeth

This photo is of the four youngest children of Charles and Hattie Hainer likely taken around 1910.

Ford Albert married Isabelle Penn on November 4, 1926 in Davenport Iowa.  Isabella age on the marriage license was 21 years old but it is more likely that she was 19 years old. Isabella is the daughter of Charles Penn and Elsie Garrett. She was born in 1907 according to the 1910 census when we find Elsie Penn living with her sister Minnie. Both woman are young widows.

Ford Albert is found in the Iowa,  January, 1925 Census still living with his parents. Isabelle is also listed in the 1925 Iowa Census. She is living with her mother who has married  David Miller.  I see no record for Ford or Isabella in the 1930 Federal Census records. I find a Beloit Wisconsin Directory record for both Ford and Isabella in 1933. They are living at 441 Harrison Ave. Ford is listed as an employee of Cunningham, but no occupation is listed. In the US 1940 Census, they are back in Maquoketa, Iowa at 415 N. Pleasant Street. It appears that he and Isabelle had no children. Ford Albert died at the age of 44 in Iowa on August 11, 1946

I would like to say "Thanks" to the descendants of the Charles Edward Hainer family who shared these family photos.  It makes these people who I am honoring come to life.  

Ford Hainer is related to me through the Canadian Albert Hainer line.

Albert => Isaac => Albert => Charles Edward => Ford Albert

Happy Hunting,

Jan Smith

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - August 4, 2015 - Anthony O'Malley

Anthony O'Malley was born October 12, 1829 in Ballycastle, Mayo County, Ireland.  He was the sone of William O'Malley and Mary Finnerty.  He came to America in 1850 at the age of 21. He married Isabella Cameron on April 12, 1866. They had nine children;  William (1867), Mary (1868), Charles (1870), John (1872), James(1874), Peter (1876), Anthony (1877), Ellen(1879), and Margaret(1880). They lived in Maple Valley, Sanilac County,  Michigan. Anthony was a farmer near Brown City Michigan. Anthony O'Malley died on August 4, 1908 at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 22 days.

He is buried in the Brown City Cemetery in Brown City, Michigan.

Happy Hunting,