Sunday, December 6, 2009

Was Catherine Cameron a Prettyman?

The late Mrs. Catherine Cameron, who died November 16, 1917, at Eloise Hospital, Wayne County, Michigan, was said to be buried in Marion County, Ohio. The informant on her death record* was Dr. Howell at Eloise. If her husband would have been the informant, it would have helped the research immensely. *Updated link

Catherine's parents were listed as Henry Pudeman and Mrs. Briggs. She was born March 30, 1883. Searching for Pudeman didn't locate any additional information about Catherine; was her maiden name Prettyman? There were several Prettymans in the Marion Co., Ohio, area.

It seems as though Catherine may have been Catherine (Prettyman) Cameron. I first found a death record with parents PRETTYMAN and BRIGGS in Marion County, Ohio.

Nancy J Severns
Death date: 29 Jul 1935
Death place: Marion, Marion, Ohio
Birth date: 30 Jan 1881
Birthplace: Larue, Ohio
Age at death: 54 years 5 months 29 days
Street address: 336 Uncapher Ave
Burial date: 31 Jul 1935
Burial place: Forest Glen
Spouse's name: William O Severns
Father's name: Cord Prettyman
Father's birthplace: Larue, Ohio
Mother's name: Anna Briggs
Mother's birthplace: Larue, Ohio
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953

A WorldConnect database listed a "Kate Prettyman," born ca 1882 in Marion Co., Ohio, as the daughter of Cord Hill Prettyman and Anna Briggs. A match may have been made.

Catherine was not one of "my" Camerons. However, Marion County, Ohio, is one of my areas of research since that's where Jim's Dad was born.

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