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Ward James Atherton

Male 1874 - 1954  (79 years)


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  • Name Ward James Atherton 
    Born 15 September 1874  Gaines, Genesee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Plumber 
    Died 23 February 1954  West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brookside Cemetery, West Branch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ward first married Edith Sturgis, second Gertrude Rector.

      Michigan Births and Christenings
      James O. Atherton, b. 15 Sep 1874 in Genesee Co., MI, son of Stephen & Mary Ann Atherton

      1880 Federal Census. Argentine Township, Genesee County, Michigan
      Roll 579, page 1B
      Stephen Atherton, 45, carpenter, b. NY, parents b. NY
      Mary Atherton, 39, wife, keeping house, b. NY, father b. Ireland, mother b. NY
      George Atherton, 19, carpenter, b. MI, parents b. NY
      Anson Atherton, 16, farmer laborer, b. ditto
      Stephen Atherton, 14, farmer laborer, b. ditto
      Ward Atherton, 5, b. ditto

      1900 Federal Census. Argentine Township, Genesee County, Michigan
      Roll 710, page 4A
      Ward J. Atherton, head, b. Sep 1874, 25, m. 6 years, b. MI, parents b. NY, farm laborer
      Edith M. Atherton, wife, b. Aug 1877, 22, m. 6 years, 3 children, all living, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. NY
      Stephen J. Atherton, son, b. Aug 1894, 5, b. MI, parents b. MI
      James M. Atherton, son, b. Feb 1897, 2, b. ditto
      Myrtle M. Atherton, daughter, b. Nov 1899, 6 months, b. ditto
      Ward’s parents lived next door.

      1910 Federal Census. Argentine Township, Genesee County, Michigan
      Roll 624, page 642
      Ward Atherton, head, 35, m2. 1 year, b. MI, parents b. NY, foreman, digging gang
      Gertrude Atherton, wife, 20, m1. 1 year, 1 child, living, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI
      Jay Atherton, son, 14, b. MI, parents b. MI
      Marion Atherton, son, 12, b. ditto
      Myrtle Atherton, daughter, 10, b. ditto
      Iva Atherton, daughter, 5, b. ditto
      Holace Atherton, son, 2, b. ditto
      Clark Atherton, son, 10 months, b. ditto

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Registered at Flint, MI, 12 Sep 1918
      Ward James Atherton, RFD 2, Gaines, Genesee Co., MI
      Age 43. b. 15 Sep 1874
      Occupation: foreman on R.R., Grand Trunk RR, Durand, Shiawassee Co., MI
      Nearest relative: Gertrude E. Atherton, same address
      Tall, slender, brown eyes, gray hair

      1920 Federal Census. Gaines Township, Genesee County, Michigan
      Roll 766, page 8A
      Ward J. Atherton, head, 45, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. US, plumber, railroad
      Gertie E. Atherton, wife, 30, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI
      Clark H. Atherton, son, 10, b. MI, parents b. MI
      Edith L. Atherton, daughter, 8, b. ditto
      Gertrude E. Atherton, daughter, 4 years 7 months, b. ditto

      1930 Federal Census. West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan
      Roll 1020, page 2A
      Ward J. Atherton, head, 54, m. age 20, b. MI, parents b. NY, plumber, rail road
      Gertrude E. Atherton, wife, 40, m. age 19, b. MI, parents b. NY
      Clark H. Athergon, son, 20, b. MI, parents b. MI, plumber, city homes
      Gertrude E. Atherton, daughter, 15, b. ditto
      Nora A. Atherton, daughter, 5, b. ditto

      1940 Federal Census. Ogemaw, Ogemaw County, Michigan
      Roll 1806, page 2A
      Ward James Atherton, head, 65, 8th grade, laborer, farm
      Gertrude Atherton, wife, 50, 8th grade
      William Atherton, grandson, 7
      All were born in Michigan and lived in West Branch in 1935.
    Person ID I140215  Schirado
    Last Modified 25 August 2013 

    Father Stephen Harding Atherton,   b. 28 December 1834, Allegany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 September 1910, Argentine Township, Genesee County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Brady,   b. 13 July 1840, Brownville, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 February 1901, Argentine Township, Genesee County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 15 March 1855  Genesee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F92943  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Edith Marion Sturgis,   b. 20 August 1879, Gaines, Genesee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 October 1908, Argentine Township, Genesee County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 30 May 1894  Genesee, Genesee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F92950  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Gertrude Emma Rector,   b. 29 August 1889, Lakefield, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 June 1971, West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 January 1909  Gaines, Genesee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F92939  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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