Monday, June 29, 2009

Michigan Research Update

I was able to make it to the St. Clair County library today to get about 15 obits. I had a genealogy moment of bliss when I found an obit I was not looking for. It just popped out at me when I was trying to find another obituary. It was the obituary of my first cousin's great-grandmother. I did a little research for her a few years ago, but had not found her great-grandmother's death date because she had appeared to move to Detroit (according to the 1930 census and her 1941 marriage record in St. Clair County), and I have not had a chance to search those records yet. Here is the obit below:

Port Huron Times Herald, 10 Aug 1942, p. 2

"Mrs. Christen Dies In Detroit; Funeral Will Be On Tuesday"

Marine City, Aug. 10 -- Funeral services will be held in the Bower-Rose funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Gertrude Chamberlain Christen, 54, resident of this city most of her life, who died unexpectedly Saturday in Grace hospital, Detroit. Rev. H.E. Totzke, pastor of St. John's Evangelical church, will offiiciate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

She was born Oct. 27, 1887 in Marine City. She is survived by her husband, Sere Christen, Marine City; four sons, Edward, Arthur and Thomas Chamberlain, all of Marine City, and Albert Chamberlain, Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. William Bradshaw, Algonac; two brothers, Ray Devers, Marine City, and Guy F. Devers, Sarnia; a sister, Mrs. Robert Couter, Cadillac and nine grandchildren.

1 comment:

  1. I'd say you had a genealogy happy dance moment! I love when that happens to me. Nice piece of research.