Sunday, July 18, 2010

Norval Cameron Of Ohio & Michigan

[Note: Originally posted at "Detour Through History" on December 21, 2006]

Norval Cameron was a partner in the lumber company of Delbridge & Cameron Company (per information in his estate). He was also mentioned as an investor in what became the Consumers Power Company.

Notes taken from the Wayne County, Michigan, Probate Files included information about Norval Cameron on File #19835.
File# 19835
Estate 1894 (Year)
Date of Death: 8 March 1894 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan
Woodmere Cemetery
When Norval Cameron's son was born in Saginaw in March of 1874, his occupation was "agent of gas company."

In 1880 the Ohio-born Norval was living in Saginaw, Michigan:

1880 United States Census: 4th Ward Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Norval CAMERON Self M W 42 OH Lumber Man MD PA
Mary E. M W 42 OH Keeps House VT MA
Minnie S W 14 OH At School OH OH
Alice S W 12 OH At School OH OH
Frank S W 9 MI OH OH
Roy S W 7 MI OH OH
Rilla RAPPELYEA Other Female SW30 N Y Seamstress N Y N Y
Reca BAUER Other Female S W 16 GER Domestic Servant GER GER

Mary E. (Carpenter) Cameron, who was born in Ohio, died in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1889:

Norval Cameron
Marriage: 10 Nov 1863, Athens, Ohio
Spouse: Mary E. Carpenter

From the Saginaw Public Library online obituary index:
Tues: 15 Jan 1889 & Wed: 16 Jan 1889
Cameron, Mary E.
Spouse’s Name: Norval
Married: 1863
Date of Birth: 1838
Place of Birth: Athens, Ohio
Date of Death: January, 1889
Place of Death: Saginaw, Michigan
Cemetery: Detroit, Michigan

Children of Norval & Mary E. (Carpenter) Cameron, mentioned in probate documents:

File #19835
Cameron, Minnie Theresa
Daughter & Child of first wife of Estate
29 years old in 1894 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Mrs. Minnie Cameron Gullette.
DAR ID Number: 119120
Born in Athens, Ohio.
Wife of Rev. Charles Wesley Gullette.
Descendant of Cephas Carpenter and of Josiah Ballard:
1. Norval Cameron (1838-94) m. 1863 Mary Carpenter (1838-89).
2. Cephas Carpenter (1810-80) m. 1837 Marie Theresa Hawkes (1811-40).

1900 OH Montgomery Co., Dayton, 2nd Ward
GULLETTE, C.W. head, Nov 1853, 46, m5, preacher, IN OH NJ
“ , Minnie, wife, Oct 1865, m5, 1child/1living, OH OH OH
“ , Ruby, daughter, Sept 1886, 13, KS IN IN
“ , Elaine, daughter, Feb 1889, 11, KS IN IN
“ , Cameron, son, Aug 1896, 3, OH IN OH
Dare, Eleanor, servant, Jan 1877, 23, widowed 2children/0living

File #19835
Cameron, Roy C.
Son & Child of first wife of estate
20 years old in 1894 – Detroit

File #19835
Cameron, Alice
Hawke, Alice, daughter and child of 1st wife of estate
26 years (in 1894) of Chicago, Illinois
Note: Alice's death record:
Alice Cameron Mccracken
Death Date: 21 Sep 1919
Death Place: Athens, Ohio
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1868
Birthplace: Ohio
Death Age: 51 years 7 months 30 days
Marital Status: Widowed
Race or Color: Caucasian
Street Address: 32 Sunnyside Drive
Occupation: Retired Nurse
Burial Date: 22 Sep 1919
Cemetery Name: West Union St.
Father's Name: Norval Cameron
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Mary Carpenter
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Film Number: 1984826
Digital Folder Number: 4022002
Image Number: 1944
Certificate Number: fn 51409
Collection: Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953

File #19835
Cameron, Francis M.
Child of first wife & son of estate
23 years old (in 1894)
Francis Cameron, b. ca 1871 in Michigan, was an inmate at Longview Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1900.

Norval Cameron’s Mother (Ester A. Cameron) in the 1880 Census below:

1880 OH Census 2nd Ward Precinct A, Cincinnati, Hamilton
William MC CRACKEN Self M W 35 PA Traveling Agent/WheelCo PA PA
Matilda W. MC CRACKEN Wife M W 30 OH Fa: MD Mo: PA
Ester A. CAMERON MotherL W W 69 PA Fa: PA Mo: PA
Delia MC LAUGHLIN Other S W 23 IRE Servant Fa: IRE Mo: IRE

Robert & Ester Cameron and their children, including Norval, were living in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, in 1850. Ester was living with her three daughters in Cincinnati in 1870.

File #19835
Cameron, Mary E.
Widow & 2nd wife of estate
John R & Theodore Streets
Moved to New York

Norval Cameron's 1891 Marriage:
Groom's Name: Norval Cameron
Groom's Birth Date: 1838
Groom's Age: 53
Bride's Name: Mary E. Shatzell Franklin
Bride's Birth Date: 1851
Bride's Age: 40
Marriage Date: 19 Mar 1891
Marriage Place: Wayne, Michigan
Groom's Father's Name: Robert Cameron
Groom's Mother's Name: Sarah B. Livewock [Was it Sarah or Ester?]

Norval's 2nd wife was also named Mary E.:
1894 City of Detroit Directory
Cameron, Norval (aged 56) died March 8, 1894
Cameron, Mary E. (wid Norval) h 768 John R.

This family was also referenced in Wayne Co., MI Probate File #17502
Cameron, Alice, 24, single (mental disorder)
Cameron, Norval A., Father of ….
1892 Petition – Detroit


Wayne Co., MI, Probate File #17797
Father of Minnie
6th Street, Detroit

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