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Miles Berriman HALEY[1]

Male 1856 - 1938  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Miles Berriman HALEY 
    Nickname Berriman 
    Born December 1856  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 February 1938  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 23 February 1938  Mount Hope Cemetery,Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Excerpts from Ethel Hand Armstrong's Story
      A FAMILY NAMED HAND
      ...
      Aunt Sarah came by train from Lansing to visit us sometimes. We always enjoyed her so much. She was short, fat and good natured and she smoked a corn cob pipe. That was interesting to us because we didn't know any other woman who smoked them. Of course she brought cousin Miles with her. He was three or four by then. She always dressed him so nicely but Goldie and I always felt sorry for him. She was always on his back for something. He never did anything right. If he ate fast, she got on him to eat slower and if he ate slower she scolded him for dawdling with his food. I am sure that she was trying to raise him right but she went at it in a funny way.
      Aunt Sarah had been married to a colored man for a number of years. His name was Berriman Haley and he was a nice man but that was a long time ago and mixed marriages were not as common as they are getting to be now. I asked mother about him once and she told me that years before Sarah had been married to a white man and they had two boys. Her husband had been killed and left her with two babies to raise. There wasn't a big choice of jobs that a woman could get then and the common solution was to remarry as fast as possible in order to have a father for your children. Berriman had offered security and a home and she was desperate enough to accept it. The little boys had both died after a little while and a baby boy born to her and Berriman also died when he was about a year old so she ended up with no children of her own. Berriman was good to her and if she ever regretted her marriage to him no one knew it.
      ...
    Person ID I524  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 14 April 2006 

    Family/Spouse Sarah Ann GREEN,   b. November 1866, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 August 1939, Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married about 1888 
    Children 
    +1. Miles Delbert GREEN,   b. 12 October 1912, Lagrange Co.,IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 December 1968  (Age 56 years)  [Foster]
     2. (Male) HALEY,   d. Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F264  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S394] A Family Named Hand, Ethel (Hand) Armstrong.

    2. [S956] 1920 US Federal Census - HALEY Miles B. Family, (Lansing, Ingham Co., MI; ED 108, Image 12 of 17 ).

    3. [S973] HALEY Miles B. Obituary 1938, (Lansing State Journal, Publ.: Monday 21 Feb 1938, Page 10 ).

    4. [S975] Mount Hope Cemetery Index - HALEY Miles B and Sarah A., (Mount Hope Cemetery Index, Lansing, Ingham Co., MI), M/F F.574.L2.R4 Index c.2 r.2.


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