Sep 13

Catharine Warren’s ( ca1891 – 1877) Will

Recorded in Volume F, p 258 of Beaver County, Pennsylvania Will Records, transcribed from Family History Library US/CAN Film 1289062.

Will of Catharine Warren Registered 8th? day of March 1878

I Catherine Warren, residing in Beaver Falls Beaver County Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows to wit:  First, I direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and expenses attending the executing of this will be fully paid.  Second, I will bequeath and devise all the rest and residue of my estate, real and personal and mixed, whatever the same may be found or situated to my niece Catharine Warren her heirs and assigns.  Finally, I hereby constitute and appoint my said niece Catharine the executor of this my last will and hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  Witness by hand and seal this 24 day of March A.D. 1872.

/S/ Catharine Warren

Signed, sealed, published and declared by said Catharine her Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed the same as witnesses.

John (Bind?)
Wm Reed

Beaver County }ss

Be it remembered that on the 30th day of March A.D. 1875? personally appeared before me the Register of Wills in and for said County James (?) and William L. Reed who after being duly sworn according to law did depose and say that they were well acquainted with the handwriting of William Reed one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Will having often seen him write and that they hereby believe that the signature of the same William Reed to said will is his own proper handwriting and that the said William Reed is now a non resident ? ? for about two years last past a non resident of the State of Pennsylvania and further his ? ? ?.

James H???
W. S. Reed
State of Pennsylvania

Sep 12

Belle’s Box – 16

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

Item 16 is a New Year’s card. It is addressed to Mrs. Belle Fellows, Manton, Mich. Mesick is written below the address. The postmark reads Grand Rapids, Mich, Dec 27, 7 pm, 1???.

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Dear Aunt. We are anxiously looking for you down. I am going to G.R. Sat. We had twelve for Xmas dinner. Ma and I have to eat our dinner alone today.

Laila

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Laila Carter was the daughter of Emily Lamunion, and a niece of Belle. G.R. most certainly refers to Grand Rapids, Michigan, the large city nearest to the Carter home in Newaygo County.

Laila Carter was born in 1890, and married in 1918. It appears that she was living at home with her parents at the time this card was write, making the time frame between 1915 and 1918.

Sep 11

Belle’s Box – 17

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

This card wasn’t mailed. the front reads:

A Happy Birthday to you

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The back says, To Mrs Fellows, from Mary Whitney.

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I am unable to find any Whitney family with a female named “Mary” in Colfax or Greenwood townships, Michigan. The only Mary Whitney I can find in in Newaygo County, seemed to reside from 1880 to at least 1930 in Big Prairie Township. That Mary might be the writer of the card, but there is no way to be sure.

Sep 10

Belle’s Box – 19

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

This Christmas card is embossed, not flat. It is pretty impressive.

“A Merry Christmas”

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Post marked December 22, 1924, 9 a.m., Michigan. City illegible.

Addressee:
Mrs Char Tinker, Manton, R.F.D., Mich. Wexford Co.

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Dec 29th, 1924
Dear Aunt:
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Also hope you are all well. WE are quite well at present. Remember us to all.

Lovingly,
Eliza & Ina

Eilza and Ina Murray were daughters of Mary Ann Lamunion and her husband, John H. Murray.  They were Belle’s nieces.

Sep 10

Catharine, wife of Isaac Warren

Mrs. Catharine Warren ca 1797-1877
Maiden name unknown
Wife of Isaac Warren, ca 1791-1870

There are few records of Mrs. Catharine Warren.  Her husband, Isaac, is listed on the 1840 census of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, the household contains one male 40-50 and one female 40-50.

On the 1850 census of Patterson Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, the household is recorded as containing, Isaac Warren, age 60, Catharine, age 50, Catharine age 11, and Isaac age 9.  The 1850 census does not list relationship to the head of household later census’ did.

In 1860 Catharine is listed in the same household, age 62, born England.

The burial of Catharine Warren is recorded in the records of Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum and listed in their online index :

Catharine Warren, age 80 died July 17, 1877 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, buried Section D, Lot 15, Grave 4.

We visited this cemetery in 2002 and there are markers on the lot for Isaac Warren, Catharine’s  husband; Catharine Warren Baker, Isaac and Catharine’s niece; and infant great-grandchildren of Catharine Warren Baker.  There is no marker at the grave of Catharine Warren, wife of Isaac.

The will of Catharine Warren, registered in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in March of 1878 is the final record we have found.  The will clearly describes Catharine’s relationship to the younger Catharine Warren as aunt.  I will post it soon.

Sep 09

Belle’s Box – 18

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

To My Dear Mother

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This card is addressed to: Mrs. Belle Fellows, Manton, Mich
RFD #4

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There is not signature on the card, or any hint of who may have sent it. Someone traced the “OTHER’ from the mother onto the wrong side of the card, producing reverse sequence letters: REHTO. There is a stamp, and may be a post mark, but it can’t be read.

Sep 06

About — Belle’s Box

You can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.

If you linked to this file from a post, the series is described below. If you are related to this family, or any other described in these posts, please contact me

This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which are in my possession. I scanned the items one at at time as they were picked up from the box, in no particular order; and so the scans are not arranged by date or any other method. The posts will be numbered according to the order of the scanned item in my files. It may be that the posts will not appear in number order, especially if extra investigation is needed regarding a given item. So, just to be clear, the cards, clippings, photos and other items that were in the box will be described one at a time, and titled with the file number of the item’s scan.

You can read about the characters whose names appear in the box in Cast of Characters. If you are related to this family, please contact me.

Sep 05

Belle’s Box – 12

You can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.

This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which are in my possession. I scanned the items one at at time as they were picked up from the box, in no particular order; and so the scans are not arranged by date or any other method. The posts will be numbered according to the order of the scanned item in my files. It may be that the posts will not appear in number order, especially if extra investigation is needed regarding a given item. So, just to be clear, the cards, clippings, photos and other items that were in the box will be described one at a time, and titled with the file number of the item’s scan.

You can read about the characters whose names appear in the box in Cast of Characters . If you are related to this family, please contact me.

Card addressed to Mrs Bell Tinker, Manton, Michigan RFD. No post mark, stamp or date.

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This spelling is as on the card, the best I can make out. It was written in pencil.

White Cloud Mich
My dear sister Bell I had all
most given you up as you have
Bin all a Round me and did -?- -?-
call up
But Ill pay
I so Pleasd to her
you air still on Earth Bell
Dont forget to come the
Girls want you to
can you
Let them so they can be prepar
I H ???? to have a good bye

I H might also be J H.
H might start a word.

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This one is quite a puzzle. I can’t find any evidence there was every a stamp or postmark. Belle Lamunion had seven siblings that I am aware of. Elizabeth L. (Bisard), Mary Ann (Murray), Merritt Winfield known as Scott, George W., Benjamin F., Emily (Carter), and Olive Josephine (Tuffs/Tufts). The card may have been written in White Cloud, Newaygo County, Michigan.

  1. Elizabeth (Bisard) is in Ashland Township, Newaygo County on all census 1880-1930, and she had only one son, no “girls”.
  2. Mary Ann (Murray) was the mother of at least 3 “girls”, but was on the census of Monroe township, Newaygo County, Michigan in 1894, and died in 1899.
  3. Scott was the parent of 3 “girls”, but resided in in Hopkins, Allegan County in 1880 and in Antioch Township, Wexford County beginning in 1900.
  4. George had no known children.
  5. Benjamin (Bije) died about 1892 and was the parent of one son.
  6. Emily had two “girls”, but resided on a Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan farm during her marriage, and died in Muskegon, Muskegon County Michigan in 1945.
  7. Olive Josephine had one “girl”, and died in 1882, just a few years before her daughter.

Seven siblings, three possibilities. I believe that Mary Ann is the prime candidate. She had the appropriate number of children, and lived in Newaygo County, if not White Cloud. But, it also may have been Emily or Scott. Perhaps I’ll find more cards in this handwriting.

Sep 04

Belle’s Box – 15

You can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.

This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which are in my possession. I scanned the items one at at time as they were picked up from the box, in no particular order; and so the scans are not arranged by date or any other method. The posts will be numbered according to the order of the scanned item in my files. It may be that the posts will not appear in number order, especially if extra investigation is needed regarding a given item. So, just to be clear, the cards, clippings, photos and other items that were in the box will be described one at a time, and titled with the file number of the item’s scan.

You can read about the characters whose names appear in the box in Cast of Characters . If you are related to this family, please contact me.

This one was not mailed, it may have been hand delivered.

From little Eugene Eichenberger

To Mrs Tinker.

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The 1920 census of Colfax Township, Wexford County, Michigan, district 217, sheet 6B, family 147 lists the family of Walter E. Eichenberger, age 27, his 26 year old sister Helen and his 8 year old brother, Eugene. On the previous sheet, 6A, family 144 is Charley E. Tinker and his wife, Ch??? Bella. Little Eugene was a neighbor.

Sep 03

Belle’s Box – 14

You can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.

This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which are in my possession. I scanned the items one at at time as they were picked up from the box, in no particular order; and so the scans are not arranged by date or any other method. The posts will be numbered according to the order of the scanned item in my files. It may be that the posts will not appear in number order, especially if extra investigation is needed regarding a given item. So, just to be clear, the cards, clippings, photos and other items that were in the box will be described one at a time, and titled with the file number of the item’s scan.

You can read about the characters whose names appear in the box in Cast of Characters . If you are related to this family, please contact me.

Post mark partly off card, but year is 1947. Addressed to Mrs Bell Tinker, Manton, Mich, Route 1

Best Christmas Wishes
May the sun which rises
this Christmas Day
Find you well and Happy
Content and Gay

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Wishing you a very Happy Xmas and a bright New Year

Mr & Mrs H. Fales

I have no clue who Mr and Mrs H Fales are, If further study of census or other records reveal more, I will post it later.

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