Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - June 28, 2016 - Evaline Ash Overly

Evaline Ash Overly 

Evaline Ash Overly was born on March 24, 1842 in Indiana, her parents were Caleb and Keziah (Smith) Ash. They had four children ; Evaline(1842), Albert (1843), Sarah (1845), Martin (1847). Caleb died in 1849 and Keziah remarried. In the 1850 Federal Census, Evaline is 8 years old and living in the house of John Walter who is her stepfather. By the 1860 Federal Census, she is living in Wilson and Maria Titus household in Miami County, Indiana.

Evaline Ash married Samuel Overly on March 20, 1866 in Wabash, Indiana. They had seven children; George (1868), Elda (1869), Charles (1870), Elmore (1872), Estelle(1873), John R. (1875)Mary E (1879). In the 1870 Census, the Family was living in Wabash, Indiana. In the 1880 Census The Overly Family is living in Linn, Ohio. Samuel is a farmer.

Evaline Ash Overy died on June 28, 1894 in Linn, Ohio. She is buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

Rest in Peace,

Jan Smith

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - June 21, 2016 - Newton Losee

Newton Losee

Newton Losee was the son of Edwin and Julia Ann (Payne) Losee born on June 2, 1856 in Genesee County, Michigan. He was the youngest of 6 children born to Edwin and Julia Ann ; Daughter who died at birth, Charles(1835) , George O(1844), Ester Ann(1847), Rosilla(1851), Newton W (1856).

Newton Losee as a young man.
He married Nellie Best on August 26, 1877 in Thetford Township, Michigan. They had 10 children; George Stephen (1879), Edwin E. (1881), Mert R. (1882), Sarah A. (1884), Frank (1888), Harry T. (1890), Grover C. (1892), Dorothy Emeline (1894), Gladys M. (1898), Verna (1899).

Newton and Nellie's Children; Mert, Ed, Frank, Dorothy Emeline, Gladys and George in 1926

 Newton died on June 21, 1912 at the age of 56 in Burton, Michigan according to the death certificate and is buried in Thetford Cemetery with most of the members of the Losee Family.

The Death Certificate gives us some interesting side notes. I have been unable to find his grave at the Thetford Cemetery even though the death certificate says that he is buried there.  The township office which would have had all the cemetery records, burned many years ago and all the township records were lost.  I plan another visit  to have a look around. It is interesting that Edwin provided the information to the county about his father and listed Newton as a widow.  He indeed was not a widow. Nellie, his wife died in 1930. It is also interesting that he listed Newton's father's name as William Losee.  His father's name was Edwin Losee.  The son, Edwin, was named after his Grandfather. It is also interesting that he did not know his Grandmother's maiden name, Payne. The Payne family members are also buried in the cemetery. 

The research I do for every Tombstone Tuesday blog answers questions but more often than not, it also provides me with new unanswered  questions. Newton was my 2X Great Grandfather on my Father's maternal side of the family.

Rest in Peace, Newton!

Love Jan

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - June 14, 2016 - Harold Carlyle Hainer

Harold Carlyle Hainer

Harold was the son of Rev. Whitfield Hainer and his wife Eliza Maud Lick Hainer, born on February 5, 1902. Whitfield and Eliza Hainer had three children all of whom were born in Canada; Harold Carlyle (1902), Dorothy Marion ( 1904), Murray Mitchell (1907). Whitfield and his family emigrated to America entering at Buffalo, New York thru Niagara Falls Canada on March 28, 1911 according to Whitfield's Immigration papers filed in Richmond, Virginia in July of 1921.

In 1915 Rhode Island State Census, Rev. Whitfield Hainer and his family are found in Providence Rhode Island. In the 1920 Federal Census, the family is still in Providence, Rhode Island and the family is listed incorrectly as Haines instead of Hainer and he is now a salesman not a minister.

After Harold completed school in Richmond, Virginia,  he enrolled in Elon College in North Carolina where he was a very active student in many of the sport teams as well as the debate team and school government. I found  a numbr of years book pages which paint an interesting picture of Harold as a young man. 

His Senior profile in the 1925 year book read; 
 "  Harold Carlyle Hainer, AB"

"In the race of life he will not be left behind."

"Clio; Football Team , '23, '24; Track Team, '22,'23; Captain Track, '23 ; Cross Country , '22; Tennis Team ,'23; Class Basketball, '23 ; Class Baseball, '23; Class Track, '22, '23, ; Clio Entertainment, '22, '23, '24; Freshman - Sophomore Debater, '22; Intercollegiate Debate, '23, '24; Yankee Club.

Hainer came to us from the North,  but he soon got over it. He brought true cosmopolitan air to our campus. He came, he saw and he criticized. He impresses everyone as being a combination of ninety percent genius and ten percent common sense. Hainer can carry of the honors in all his classes if he wishes and we find that as well as excelling in books he excels in athletics, dramatic and oratory. We all know how good he is on the gridiron, and we hear that he fits well in the corner of the divan. His greatest delight is in arguing with the professors; and we prophesy a brilliant career for him as a lawyer or a politician. "
After his graduation in 1925, I find very little information about him. In a voting directory in 1935, I find Harold has returned to Oshawa, Ontario is living on at 13 Simcoe Street. He is working as a clerk. He is married to Edythe. According to another family tree on Ancestry, they married in 1933 but I can not find marriage records to confirm that. 
The next record I find for him is in a 1963 Election Directory from Oshawa, Ontario which shows that he is still living in Oshawa with his wife. His occupation is  listed as supervisor.  By the 1968 Directory he is now retired and living in the same place. 

Harold Carlyle Hainer died on June 14, 1982 in Oshawa, Ontario at the age of 80.  He is buried at  Oshawa Union Cemetery in Oshawa, Ontario. 

Rest in Peace,

Jan Smith

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday – June 7, 2016 – Rose C. O'Malley Kaake

 Rose Constance O'Malley Kaake

Rose Constance O'Malley was born on August 3, 1911, the daughter of Anthony and Louise (Wilson) O'Malley. 

They had five children; Rose (1911), Jesse (1913), Anthony Thomas (1919), Mary (1921) , Laura (1922). In the 1920 Census, Anthony and Louise Kaake are living in Flint with three of their children, Rose, Jesse and Anthony Thomas.

In the 1930 Census, she lived with her parent in Brown City, Michigan. She married Charles Arthur Kaake on June 10, 1933. In 1935, Charles and Rose lived in rural Sanilac County near Brown City. They had seven children: Elizabeth (1934), Patricia (1934), Charles (1935), John(1938), Rose Mary (1938), Colin (1941), Sharon (1942).

By the 1940 Census, The Kaake family was living in Almont. Eventually she and Charles Arthur settled in Imlay City in a brick home on North Almont Avenue. Charles Arthur Kaake was a Newspaper delivery person all over the Thumb of Michigan.

Rose O'Malley Kaake was Grandma Kaake to me. She was the Grandmother of my first husband. I was very fond of her and she showed me how to be a “Grandma”. My Grandmother on my Mom side died before I was born. My Grandma Smith was a preachers wife who faithfully took care of her husband who was disabled by Multiple Sclerosis(MS). Through no fault of her own, she really did not have time to be a close Grandma to us. She lived an hour away from us and we saw them on holidays and usually at least once a month. So when I married Gary Tietz at the age of 16, I became really close to Grandma Kaake. I could and often did, see her daily. She was full of love, hugs and the best advice in the world. She was the wisest person I knew at that young age.

Rose Constance O'Malley Kaake died in Imlay City Michigan on June 7, 1984, about 20 months after this birthday photo was taken.  She is buried at the Imlay City Towship Cemetery, next to her husband,  Charles Arthur Kaake. 

Rest in peace Grandma Kaake...We love and miss you!

Love,  Jan