Sarah A. Lewis (maiden name Thompson) died age 16, married, 25 September 1885. Mother and two of the five children died between 1881 and 1885, the youngest was put out for adoption, and the second-youngest, my great-grandfather Jessie R. Thompson, didn't seem to know much of anything about his parents. I have the mother's maiden name from Jessie's marriage record, but I wonder if anyone actually knew at that point.
Can someone look up the marriage record for Sarah A. Thompson marrying a Lewis in 1885 or maybe 1884?
Are Barry County obituaries available? If so, death dates are: 1. Martha J. (Hekele) Thompson, 18 November 1881 2. Samuel L. Thompson (age 12), 4 March 1884 3. Sarah A. (Thompson) Lewis (age 16), 25 September 1885
If anyone knows anything of this family, I'd appreciate the information! The oldest child, William R. Thompson, is living in Sherman Township, Mason county, Michigan, in 1900, with wife and three children.
The exact details of what I've found are below.
1880 U.S. Federal Census Carlton, Barry, Michigan, 16 June 1880 217/217 Thompson Samuel W M 37 married Farm Laborer Ohio Ohio Ohio Thompson Marthy J. W F 36 wife married keeping house, cannot read, cannot write, Ohio Penn N.Jersy Thompson William R. W M 13 son single at School, attended school, Ohio Ohio Ohio Thompson Sarah A. W F 11 daughter single Ohio Ohio Ohio Thompson Samuel L. W M 8 son single at home Ohio Ohio Ohio Thompson Jessie R. W M 3 son single at home Ohio Ohio Ohio Thompson Dora M. W F 10/12 born July, daughter, single at home Mich Ohio Ohio Ohio
State of Michigan GENDIS http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/search.asphttp://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/search.asp THOMPSON, MARTHAJ Date of death: 18-Nov-1881 Ledger Page: 43 Record Number: 53 Place of death: Carlton County of Death: Barry Sex: Female Race: White Marital Status: Married Age: Cause of Death: Unknown Birthplace: unknown Occupation: housewife Father's Name: Last name not recorded, unknown Father's Residence: Mother's Name: , unknown Mother's Residence: Date of record: 15-Jun-1882
State of Michigan GENDIS http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/search.asphttp://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/search.asp LEWIS, SARAHA Date of death: 25-Sep-1885 Ledger Page: 47 Record Number: 15 Place of death: CASLETON TOWNSHIP County of Death: Barry Sex: Female Race: WHITE Marital Status: Married Age: 16 years 8 months Cause of Death: INFLAMATION OF STOMACH Birthplace: OHIO Occupation: HOUSEKEEPER Father's Name: Thompson, SAMUEL Father's Residence: CASLETON MICH Mother's Name: THOMPSON, MARTHA Mother's Residence: CASLETON MICH Date of record: 30-Apr-1886
Ingham County marriage record #481, book 6, page 314 Date of License March 29, 1900; Jesse R. Thompson; age 22; white; resident of Lansing; born Ohio; occupation machinist; parents Samuel Thompson and Martha Hekele; and Nellie M. Smith; age 19; white; resident of Lansing; born Canada; occupation domestic; parents John Smith and unknown first name Lawrence; 1st marriage for both; married March 31, 1900, Lansing; F.A. Perry, Clergyman; witnesses John M. Smith and Lola Smith.