Friday, December 23, 2011

Alex and Mary (Harris) Cameron In Michigan

Published in the Detroit Free Press, October 10, 1895:

Ovid, Mich--Oct. 9 -- Mary Harris Cameron has begun divorce proceedings against husband Alex G. Cameron, now a convict serving his second term at Ionia.  They were clandestinely married at Windsor, Canada, four years ago and have two little girls, one only a few months old.  [Transcribed from an online copy viewed at the Library of Michigan]

According to the Saginaw News, published April 8, 1895, Alex Cameron was convicted of stealing clover seed from the Ovid elevator and sentenced to 18 months at Ionia.  The January 19, 1895 issue of the Saginaw News stated that Alex G. Cameron of Chesaning walked into a police station in Detroit complaining about $18 stolen from him and was promptly arrested because he was wanted in the Ovid theft.  His father said he would not help his son out of his difficulty.  Note:  Alex may have been publishing a newspaper in Chesaning, adopting the profession of his father. 

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927
Name:     Alex G Cameron
Event Date:     22 Jun 1892
Event Place:     Windsor, Essex, Ontario
Estimated Birth Year:     1871
Father:     W G Cameron
Mother:     Hortense Ford
Spouse:     Mary G Harris
Spouse's Estimated Birth Year:     1872
Spouse's Father:     J T Harris
Spouse's Mother:     Julia Pulhaines

United States Census, 1900
Name:     Francis A Camneron
Residence:     Ovid village, Clinton, Michigan
Birth Date:     May 1895
Birthplace:     Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household:     Granddaughter
Father's Birthplace:     New York
Mother's Birthplace:     New York
Race or Color (expanded):     White
Head-of-household Name:     Joseph F Harris
Gender:     Female
Marital Status:     Single
     Joseph F Harris     M   
    Julia E Harris     F   
    May Camneron     F   
    Josephine Camneron     F   
      Francis A Camneron     F    

United States Census, 1910
Name:     May Cameron
Birthplace:     Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household:     Self
Residence:     Ovid, Clinton, Michigan
Marital Status:     Divorced
Race :     White
Gender:     Female
Father's Birthplace:     New York
Mother's Birthplace:     New York
 May Cameron     F     35y
Child     Josephene Cameron     F     15y
Child     Frances Cameron     F     14y

United States Census, 1880
Name:     Alx G. Cameron
Residence:     Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan
Birthdate:     1872
Birthplace:     Michigan, United States
Relationship to Head:     Son
Father's Name:     William G. Cameron
Father's Birthplace:     Scotland
Mother's Name:     Hortense Cameron
Mother's Birthplace:     Michigan, United States
Race or Color (Expanded):     White
Ethnicity (Standardized):     American
Gender:     Male
Martial Status:     Single
Parent     William G. Cameron     M     34
Parent     Hortense Cameron     F     33
    Jenette F. Cameron     F     9
      Alx G. Cameron     M     8
    Helen M. Cameron     F     5
    Hortense E. Cameron     F     4
    Lena Hoxma     F     20

Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995
Name:     Alexander Cameron
Gender:     Male
Baptism/Christening Date:   
Baptism/Christening Place:   
Birth Date:     28 Apr 1872
Birthplace:     East Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan
Father's Name:     William Cameron
Mother's Name:     Hortense

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