Family:Whitney, Helen M. (1858-1915)

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Helen M.9 Whitney {William Augustus8, Humphrey7, Jonathan6, (prob.) Jonathan5, Samuel4, John3, Benjamin2, John1), daughter of William Augustus8 and Mary A. (Griffith) Whitney, was born 15 Sep 1858, Napolean, MI, and died 25 Feb 1915, Jackson, MI.

She married, 3 Sep 1875, Albion, MI, Abram Vandemark, son of John and Nancy Ann (Lane) Vandemark. He was born about 1841, Ann Arbor, MI, and died 12 Feb 1906, Jackson, MI. Abram had married firstly, Mary E. "Maryett" Steves. They were divorced 26 Oct 1875 in Mason, MI.

The name Vandemark is found throughout the records with various spellings, e.g. Van De Mark, Van Der Mark, Vandermark, etc. Vandemark appears to be the spelling Abram favored.

Abram was a farmer and a veteran of the Civil War. He served in Co. K of the 4th Michigan Infantry and in Cos. G & E of the 5th Michigan Artillery, and he and Helen received pension benefits for his service.

He and Helen are both buried in the South Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, MI.

Children of Abram and Mary E. (Steves) Vandmark:

i. Sarah Ada "Adda" Vandermark, b. 4 Dec 1868, MI; d. 14 Oct 1881, Mason, MI.
ii. John W. Vandemark.

Children of Abram and Helen M.9 (Whitney) Vandemark:

i. Della May Vandemark, b. 8 Jul 1879, Liberty, MI; m. 8 Apr 1896, Liberty, MI, Rene Hagerty.
ii. Minnie Mabel Vandemark, b. 21 Mar 1887, Quincy, MI; m. Fred L. Francies, 28 Dec 1901, Jackson, MI
iii. Jay Vandemark, b. 25 Jul 1890, Liberty, MI; d. 7 Apr 1918, Jackson, MI.
iv. George Vandemark, b. 25 Aug 1894, Liberty, MI

Census

  • 1850, Scio, Washtenaw Co., MI: Abram 9 years old.
  • 1860, Webster, Washtenaw Co, MI: Abram with parents.
  • 1880, Summit, Jackson Co., MI: Laborer
  • 1910, Liberty, Jackson Co., MI: Helen with son George.

References

1. From the Civil War Pension File, Abram Vandemark, Co. K, 4th Michigan Infantry; Cos. G & E, 5th Michigan Artillery; Helen Vandermark, Widow; Widow's Application #871484, Certificate #687166; The National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

2. Michigan, County Marriages, 1822-1940; Ancestry.com

3. Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995; Ancestry.com

4. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950; Ancestry.com

5. Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911; Ancestry.com


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