I am trying to find out more about these West Branch area families.
Charles James Naylor and Josephine Dunn Naylor moved to Edwards Twp., Ogemaw County, Michigan in 1914.
Charles was born near Bowling Green OH in Oct. 1878. Josephine was born Johanna Dunn in Hamilton Twp., Lee County IL on Aug. 5 or 6, 1878. She began going by the name Josie or Josephine before 1900. She had worked as a waitress in Dixon and Chicago IL prior to going to Montana where she may have been a cook or a waitress. Charles was an interior decorator and a farmer.
They married in Missoula MT in Sept. 1911.
In 1914, they settled in S16 of Edwards Twp., near West Branch MI. So did Charles' parents, William Albert Naylor who sometimes went as "Burt", his wife Annie VanBuskirk Naylor and their son "Bertie" Naylor. Josie Naylor died in 1943. Charles died in 1956. William in 1928. Anna in 1922. They are all buried in the Edwards Twp. Cemetery near West Branch, MI.
In the 1930 census, a 14 y/o girl named Iva Benjamin lived with Charles and Josie as a servant.
Charles had an older brother named William Harvey Naylor. "Harvey" and his wife Goldie had lived in Ohio, Montana, Illinois, and Allegan MICH. They had another brother, (Besides Bertie born in 1898)and he was Fred Naylor of Chicago.
Are there others interested in this family?
Iva Benjamin, the 'servant' of Charles and Josie Naylor came from the following family found in the 1920 census.
Lawrence A. (b. 1872)and Mary E. BENJAMIN (b.1882)
ch. Edith A. Cox 1904
Alice M. Cox 1906
Lillian E. Cox 1908
Iva M. Benjamin Sep. 1915
George P. Benjamin Oct. 1917-2001
Louis A. Benjamin Oct 17, 1918-3 Jan 1999
After Josie Naylor's 1943 death, Charles married Dorothy Engel.
Dorothy Engel Naylor had been the wife of George Engel.
George (b. 1880) and Dorothy ENGEL (b. 1896)
ch. Evelyn E. 1913
Margaret A. 1915
Ethel D. 1917
John C. Mar or May 1920
Mike VanBuskirk b. OH 1856 lived near West Branch. He was a brother to Annie VanBuskirk Naylor and came from near Bowling Green, Ohio before moving to Edwards Twp., near West Branch. Annie and Mike VanBuskirk's parents were Alexander and Asenath VanBuskirk who had lived near Bowling Green OH.
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