Facts and Events
||25 Nov 1832
||Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, United States
||16 Aug 1850
||Townsend, Huron, Ohio, United States
||13 Dec 1850
||Milan, Erie, Ohio, United States
||29 Nov 1851
||Berlin, Erie, Ohio, United Statesto Selium McGary
||4 Feb 1908
||Norwalk, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
||6 Feb 1908
||Pilgrims Home Cemetery, Norwalk, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
In 1850 Elvira was living away from home. She was actually recorded twice in the 1850 census:
- 16 August in Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio, in the home of Thadeus Fitch, Carpenter & J[oiner]
- 13 December in Milan Township, Erie County, Ohio, in a boarding house run by Charlott Merry
As the 1850 census asks for occupation of males, her occupation is not listed; but she probably was working as domestic help in both places (Fitch had two young children). Interestingly, most of the tenants at the Milan boarding house were joiners; her landlady (aged 70) was probably related to (possibly the widow of) the founder of Milan, Ebenezer Merry.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Elvira McGary, in Monroe, Wisconsin, United States. Monroe, Wisconsin, United States. Monroe County Registration of Deaths, vol. 4, p. 109.
- ↑ Deaths, in Norwalk Star (Norwalk, Wisconsin), p. 4, 7 Feb 1908.
Mrs. Selium McGary departed from earthly scenes at 11:30 Tuesday morning after faithfully toting life’s burden for a period of 75 years. Death resulted from heart failure accompanied by a general breaking down, incident to advanced years. Deceased was born in Sandusky, Ohio. Her maiden name was Miss Elvira Fox. Fifty-six years ago last November she became the wife of Mr. Selium McGary, who still survives. Besides the husband are left the following children: Mrs. Belle Wood and Mrs. John Kier, Baraboo; Mrs. W. B. Kendall, Janesville; Mrs. Francis [sic] Reckord, Sparta; Mrs. B. L. Bohn, Wonewoc; Eugene McGary, Norwalk. Many of the relatives were in attendance at the funeral, which was held yesterday at 1 o’clock from the home, Rev. Forrester of the Methodist diocese, officiating. Grandsons of the deceased acted as bearers.
- ↑ Elvira McGary, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Townsend Township, in Huron, Ohio, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 16.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Milan Township, in Erie, Ohio, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 48.