I am descended from Effa McKee and Abram North.Here's some notes I have on Effa.I also have some info on her father, Vernon, if you'd like it.-- Marc
1884 MI Census (Newaygo Co, Ensley, p 2) lists Effa age 42, born OH, parents born NY.
1894 MI census (Newaygo Co, Ensley, p 60) lists Effie age 52, born OH, 7 children; 47 years in MI(dating MI arrival at 1847).
1900 Soundex:Effie S. born Nov. 1842, age 57 (census Kent Co., Algoma Twp, Vol. 38, ED 33, sheet 2, line 57).
1910 Soundex: Effie H. age 67 (Kent Co, Grand Rapids 049 0098 0168)
1920 Grand Rapids Polk Directory:Effie North (widow Abram), h. 830 Oakland Ave SW.
1922 Polk Directory: Effie (widow Abraham) h. 1033 Frost AveNW
Grand Rapids Press (2-8-1923):Mrs. Effie Sofie North, aged 80, died Monday morning at her home.GR resident 14 years.Survived by two sons, 2 daughters:Jesse North and Claud North of GR, Mrs. W.M. Thorne of GR, Mrs. Florrie Oliver of Houghton Lake.Nineteen grandchildren, seventeen gr grandchildren.Interment at Cedar Springs.