Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - March 29, 2016 - Orlo Hainer

Orlo Hainer  

Orlo was born on April 6, 1865 in  Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan.  He was the son of Andrew and Corinthia (McCombs) Hainer.  They had five children; Jeanette(1858), Willford(1859), Martha(1861), Joseph(1862), Orlo(1865), Lou (1874) Dora Ann (1867), Benjamin(1869) . Orlo married Bessie Haven on December 20 1897, the marriage was witnessed by both parents, Andrew and Corinth Hainer and William and Mary Havens.  A divorce was granted to Bessie Hayner on April 29, 1899.  I do not find Orlo in the 1900 Federal Census. In 1905, Orlo married Netta Louise Moore Allenbaugh on February 22.  In the 1910 Federal Census, his occupation is listed as an Electrical Engineer for a power company living in Isabella County.  Living with him is his wife Netta and two of her children from a previous marriage,  Rolley and Floyd Allenbaugh and her widowed mother, Sarah Moore. By the 1920 Federal Census, Orlo and Netta have a boarder living with them. She is a 19 year old Sophia Hapner. (I can not help but wonder if this woman's name is Hayner. If so she is likely related.)  By the 1930 Census, Sophia is still living with them and is now 29 years old.

Orlo Hainer died on March 29, 1936 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan and is buried at Riverside Cemetery in the following location; Plot: Block 071, Lot 003, Space 2, SpotID 1752

Rest in peace,


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - March 22, 2016 - John Alvey Hainer

John Alvey Hainer

John Alvey Hainer was the son of Jasper and Fanny (Knight) Hainer born on July 5, 1881 in Oxford Ontario. Jasper and Fanny had seven children; Edmond(1880), John Alvey (1882), Alice(1884), Clarence Roy(1886), Percy Loren(1891-1917), Dina (1894), Lucy(1897). John Alvey married Beatrice Elizabeth Singer in 1906. They had three children; Leathia Carman (1911), Bryon Hainer (1912), Llyod Franklin(1917). John Alvey Hainer died in Oxford, Ontario on March 22, 1950.  He is buried in North Norwich Gore Cemetery in Norwich, Ontario.

Rest in Peace,

Jan Smith

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - March 15, 2016 - William Kitzer

William Kitzer


 William Kitzer was born on June 1, 1913 in Genesee County, Michigan.  He was the son of William Walter Kitzer and Dorothy Emeline Losee Kitzer. William and Dorothy Emiline had six children; William(1913), John (1915), Robert (1918), Charles(1920), Dorothy(1922) and Richard( 1926).

William married Beulah Fundis in Brooke County, West Virginia on June 26, 1933. William died in Pinellas County, Florida on March 15, 1999. He is buried in Plum Creek Cemetery, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - March 8, 2016 - Robert McLaughlin

Robert McLaughlin

Robert McLaughlin was born on February 23, 1882, the son of George and Minerva (Clark) McLaughlin in Olney, Illinois. He had two brothers and one sister; Melvin(1884), Lula Belle(1887) and Clinton(1890). His father died in 1891 when he was nine years old.  His mother moved  her family to Preston, Illinois and lived with her widowed Mother, Mary Clark, by the 1900 Federal Census. 

 Robert married Nackey Jane Steward on September 18,1905 in Champaign, Illinois. By the time of his WWI draft registration on September 18, 1918, they had left Illinois and were living in Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming. They are still found there in the 1920 Federal Census and his occupation is listed as Teamster. They have three children; Roy(1908), Marie(1912), Nette(1916). By the 1930 Federal Census, the family has returned to Illinois and they are living in Champaign where Robert is a laborer. By the draft for WWII, Robert is still in Champaign and he is no longer able to work according to his draft card.

 Robert McLaughlin died on March 8, 1945 in Champaign, Illinois and is buried in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Rest in Peace,


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - March 1, 2016 - Walter Mays Espich

 Walter Mays Espich 


 Walter M. Espich was born in the vicinity of College Corners, near Zanesville, Wells county, Indiana, October 17, 1882. He is the son of Charles and Lydia Espich. He married Effie Dell Meeks on June 6, 1907. He ran a restaurant and ice cream parlor in Zanesville. He died suddenly at his home in Zanesville, Indiana, March 1, 1919,  at the age of thirty-six years, four months and eleven days.

He was known to be a loving husband and a kind father. He leaves to mourn: Effie D. Meeks Espich, three sons; Arnold, Doyle and Eldon, two daughters; Roxanna and Marjorie, his mother Lydia, brothers; Thomas Joseph, Guy, James,Woodward, Glenndale , one sister, Mary and a host of friends, as he had proved himself to be an honest, kind, upright business man in the village of Zanesville, Indiana. The funeral was held at the United Brethren church. Interment at the Zanesville cemetery. 

Rest in Peace,