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Baxter, Charles/Mary foster children & mar. look-up
Posted by: DEB FARBER (ID *****1589) Date: May 09, 2005 at 08:11:39
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In 1910 Charles Baxter b. Oct 1859 and wife Mary b. Oct. 1870 married for 23 years and Mary having given birth to 0 children have in their household Harry Glover/Silver?? age 18 listed as a foster child and GRACE HARRIS, age 10 listed as a foster child.

This Grace, listed as Harrison on her marriage certificate has parents listed as Mary Sleight and Frank Harrison.

Interestingly, in 1880 the Charles Baxter listed above is living at home with father Joseph Baxter in 1880. The household is as follows: Joseph 53 b. England, Mary 55 b. Eng., Charles Wm. Baxter 21, son b. MI, Francis J. 19, b. MI son,Fred 14, son b. in MI, Mary 17 dau. b. in MI, Mark 11, son. b. in MI. AND MARY SLIGHT age 7, born in England. In the census images she is listed as a maid/servant. This could be Grace's mother.

On to 1930, married Grace Harrison Baxter (husband Carl E. of Oceana Co. MI ) is living with Charles and Mary baxter, listed as their married daughter with her two sons Foster and George living in Gaines Twp. Other two sons Floyd Lavern and Francis Herbert ages 10 and 8 are in the American Legion Billet, Cottage Hospital in Lapeer Co., Marathon Twp. Grace's husband Carl worked on the rairoad and it is possible she went back home to stay while the boys were in the hospital.

Would like to find the marriage record of Charles and Mary Baxter married around 1887. Need Mary's maiden name. Also interested in Mary Sleight's marriage. Can't find her in 1900 or a child named Grace, age 1 in 1900. Grace in the census says she was born in Michigan. Her marriage certificate says she was born in Toledo, Ohio.

Anyone with any help or suggestions please respond.

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