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Re: Cemetery look ups
Posted by: Mary Bickford (ID *****5749) Date: January 23, 2005 at 09:05:06
In Reply to: Cemetery look ups by Tamara Hoksbergen of 427

Branch Co. Clerk's website, death dates :
http://www.co.branch.mi.us/deathsearch.taf searchable (try various spellings)

LEGGEE, HENRY J MAY 4, 1930

WILSON, MARIA M JANUARY 9, 1878

WILSON, JAMES R JUNE 13, 1923

THOMPSON, AUSTIN E APRIL 25, 1928
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Rural Cem. Book -
Wilson, James R. 1873-1923 Sorter Cemetery
Wilson, Maria M. (Thompson) ___-1878 Sorter Cem., w/James R. age 33y.
Thompson, Emma A. ___-1873 Sorter Cem., dau/John & Cornelia Thompson, age 10y.
Thompson, Albert M. ___-1870 Sorter Cem., son/ J. & C. Thompson, age 24y.
Thompson, John ___-1870 Sorter Cem., age 53y.

and questionable match for Hattie / Harriet (Thompson) Burch Legee - - -
Burch, Hattie E. ___-1886 Lester Cem., w/o Milton Burch, age 42y 6m 19d.
Burch, H. L. 1848-1926 East Gilead Cemetery

Sorter Cemetery is located on section 28, Ovid Township, Branch Co., MI. on Angola Road aka Old highway U.S.-27 South out of Coldwater. I think this is barely north of Pearl Road intersection. I don't think there is a sign with the name of the cemetery, so is confusing to know if you are at the correct cemetery. The cemetery is on the west side of the road, a couple evergreen trees but otherwise it's in the open and easy to see.
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In the Coldwater city directory, January 1927 :
Legge, Henry, res: 33 N. Hanchett St. occ: boarders
" , Mrs. Harriet H. " " " "

Teachout, Stephen M. res: 107 Harrison Street, retired.

I do not find Austin Thompson living in the city of Coldwater at this time, 1927.
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In the 1882 Coldwater, Quincy, Union City Directory :

TEACHOUT, Stephen M., (Goodman & Geachout), residence is east side of Walnut Street, 2 doors south of West Pearl Street.

THOMPSON, Hattie, stripper @ B. S. Tibbits (opera house/theatre). boards at Stephen Teachout.

I got a good laugh from that listing, but I don't judge people. I had seen it before but never had anyone ask about a Hattie Thompson. Wonder if it might be your Harriet ?
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Early Marriages of Branch County, MI. book 2, page 194 :
Thompson, Austin E., 21, b Wood Co., OH, of Ovid township, farmer, m Adda Carlile, 18, b Bronson, of Ovid, on 13 April 1880 at Ovid, by Stuart Davis (JP), witnessed by Edward F. Davis and M. Della Davis both of Ovid. Record # 249-7284.

I hope this helps you some.
Mary Bickford in Texas kanemj@awesomenet.net


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