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Arthur Ivan SHEARS

Male 1877 - 1954  (76 years)


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  • Name Arthur Ivan SHEARS 
    Nickname Art 
    Born 29 December 1877  Pine Grove Twp.,Van Buren Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1900  Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 28 September 1954  Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Coronary occlusion 
    Buried 2 October 1954  Mountain Home Cemetery,Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • BIRTH: Kent County said they do not have a record of him being born there.

      Arthur was a chairmaker. He and Neva Church were married October 21, 1896, he was 19 and she 18 yrs of age. They were married by W. Herald Stacey, Clergyman with witness Stella Dixon and Andrew Shears. In Vol 6, Page 207 Rec. 3060 his name was listed as Arthur O. Shears but all other information matches.

      Vol 12, page 275 shows that Arthur died in Otsego, Allegan Co., Michigan at age of 77 years. It lists him as a dairy milk dealer and it lists his wife as Cynthia. He died of Coronary Occlusion and was buried in Mt. Home Cemetery in Otsego on October 02, 1954.

      1 boy and 1 girl who is still running an ice cream store in Otsego, MI. This note was written many years ago, by Richard Shears. I, Marcia, checked switchboard.com for a Shears family in Otsego or Plainwell and did not find one. I, Marcia, saw two ice cream shops in Otsego, one called Dean's was closed and the other one looked like a franchise place so I didn't stop.

      BURIAL: Grave Location: Section H, Lot 134, Grave 5.

      DEATH: Died at age 77.
    Person ID I224  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 28 September 2006 

    Father Mindard D. SHEARS,   b. 5 September 1842, Sheffield Twp.,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 March 1910, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Marinda Elizabeth HAMMOND,   b. 15 June 1847, Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 September 1904, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 7 October 1862  Jefferson,Ashtabula Co.,OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Neva Gertrude CHURCH,   b. 9 December 1879, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 October 1946, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [2, 7, 8
    Married 21 October 1896  Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Howard Franklin SHEARS,   b. 4 June 1898, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 July 1949, Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. Helen Frances SHEARS,   b. 7 March 1900, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 March 1963, Ft Myers,Lee Co.,FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. (Male) SHEARS,   b. about February 1903,   d. 12 May 1903, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Family ID F1207  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Cynthia,   d. Yes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1209  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S781] 1880 US Federal Census - SHEARS Minard (Mindard) Family, Otsego, Allegan Co., MI, Image 37 & 38 of 47.

    2. [S895] SHEARS Arthur & Neva 50th Wedding Anniversary Newspaper Article, (Found in Book #7 - Otsego Public Library, 1946).

    3. [S996] SHEARS Arthur Ivan WW I Draft Registration, (Allegan Co., MI; Image 279 of 826 ).

    4. [S684] SHEARS Arthur I. Obituary 1954, (Otsego Union; Otsego, Allegan Co., MI; Vol 97, No 12; Thursday 30 Sep 1954, Page 1, Col 6).

    5. [S708] 1910 US Federal Census - SHEARS Arthur I Family, Otsego, Allegan Co., MI, ED 24, Sheet 12A, Lines 9-12, Image 23 of 58.

    6. [S507] SHEARS Arthur and Neva Cemetery Marker.

    7. [S1264] SHEARS Arthur I. & CHURCH Neva G. Marriage , (Allegan Co., MI Marriages, Vol 6, Rec 3060 ), M/F 1017875.

    8. [S1981] SHEARS Neva Obituary 1946, (The Otsego Union; Otsego, Allegan Co., MI; Thursday, 24 Oct 1946; Vol 89, No 14; Page 1, Col 3).


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