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Luther S. DUNHAM
Sarah __?__
Ms. __?__
Delilah IRVIN
Husband:  Luther S. DUNHAM
Birth:  8 Oct 1844, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH
Death:  12:15 pm, 8 Jun 1895, Spickard, Grundy Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Groff Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO
Military Service:  Civil War:  Sgt., Co. I, 20th Rgmt., Indiana Infantry
Father:  Henry DUNHAM
Mother:  Sarah Mariah FLINT
Marriage-1:  ca. 1878
Wife-1:  Sarah __?__
Birth:  1859/60, MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  born in NY
Mother:  born in OH
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  unknown
Death:  bef. 1887
Marriage-3:  4 Dec 1887, Spickard, Grundy Co., MO
Wife-3:  Delilah "Lottie" IRVIN / ERVIN
Birth:  26 Aug 1847, Grundy Co., MO
Death:  4 Sep 1913, Grundy Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Groff Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO
Father:  Alexander IRVIN
Mother:  Mary Ann THOMPSON
Stepfather:  George Alexander SPICKARD
Child with Sarah:
1.  Clara Esta "Clarrie" DUNHAM, b. 1878/9, MI probably in Springvale Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI
Children with Wife-2:
-
Child with Lottie IRVIN:
2.  (Child) DUNHAM; died in infancy; buried Groff Cemetery, Mercer Co., MO
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio

Sources (n.b., Charlevoix Co. was formed from Emmet Co. in 1869):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Family Group Sheet by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati, And her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.

3.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 26):  Springvale Twp., Charlevoix Co., MI, Roll T9-0576, p. 50A, PN 5, SD 2, ED 56, enumerated 7/8 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
51 51 Dunham L S W M 36     / Farmer OH OH OH
    ______ Sarah W F 20 Wife   / Keeping House MI NY OH
    ______ Clarrie E W F  1 Dau /     MI OH MI

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  Spickardville Town, Franklin Twp., Grundy Co., MO, p. 16B, SD _, ED _, SH 16, enumerated 16 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
365 365 Spickard Mary A Head W F Feb 1829 91 WD 1 1 MO KY KY       Y Y Y O H
    Denham Delilah Dau W F Aug 1847 52 WD 1 1 MO OH MO       Y Y Y    
    Denslow Leslie E GSon W M Apr 1885 15 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
       "    Rosa L GDau W F Oct 1886 13 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
       "    Hugh W GSon W M Nov 1890  9 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
       "    Stella L GDau W F Mar 1892  8 S     MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
    Ludwick Samuel Boarder W M Jan 1825 76 WD     OH VA VA Gardner 6   Y Y Y    
Mary Ann (THOMPSON) ERVIN SPICKARD is Delilah's mother, and she had at least 13 children, not one.  Delilah's one child did not survive, unless she is refering to her stepdaughter, Clara.  The DENSLOWs are the orphans of Mary's daughter, Sarah Frances (SPICKARD) DENSLOW.

6.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #24 of 36):  Spickardville City, Franklin Twp., Grundy Co., MO, Roll 783 (Book 1), p. 12B, SN 12B, SD 2, ED 48, enumerated 26 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
23 23 Hutton Maggie Head F W 44 Wd 3 3 MO OH MO Eng own Income N 0 Y Y   O F H
    ______ Ester Dau F W 20 S     MO IN MO Eng None N 0 Y Y N      
    ______ Pearl Dau F W 19 S     MO IN MO Eng None N 0 Y Y Y      
    ______ Myrtle Dau F W 16 S     MO IN MO Eng None     Y Y Y      
    Spickard Mary Mother F W 81 Wd 12 10 MO KY KY Eng own Income Y   Y Y        
    Dunham Deliah Sister F W 63 Wd     MO MO OH Eng own Income Y   Y Y        
    Denslow Stella Niece F W 18 S     MO IN MO Eng None N 0 Y Y Y      
Maggie (SPICKARD) HUTTON is Delilah's half-sister.

7.  B.F. Hoover et al.  1964.  Groff (Groeff) Cemetery, Mercer County, MO (online at the Mercer County MOGenWeb site):
Warning:  these are not the original tombstone readings; the online readings have been heavily annotated from unknown sources, so caveat emptor.
I wish someone would post the actual, verbatim readings!  Research Basics 101:  never alter primary records!
DUNHAM Delilah 'Lottie' (ERVIN) 16 Aug 1847 04 Sep 1913 w/o Luther S. DUNHAM
DUNHAM Infant     d/o of Luther S. & Delilah (ERVIN) DUNHAM.
DUNHAM Luther S.   08 Jun 1895 50y 8m; h/o Delilah (ERVIN). G.A.R. Civil War. suicide.

8.  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. The Official Land Patent Records Office.
Date Cert. No. Land Office Patented By Acres Aliquot Sec.Twp.Rng Meridian State County*
5 Apr 1878 300 Traverse City, MI Luther S. Dunham 160 SE¼ S4.T33N.R4W Michigan-
Toledo Strip
MI Charlevoix
*The county is not given on the original certificate, which describes the location of the land solely in terms of Aliquot, Section, Township, and Range.  The county names must have been added to the database at some later time, probably when the certificate data were computerized.

9.  Civil War Pension Index (index and images online at Ancestry.com):
Name of Soldier Dunham, Luther S.
Name
of
Dependent
Widow Dunham, Delilah
Minor  
Service I. 20 Ind - Inf.
Date of Filing Claim Application No. Certificate No. State from which Filed
1865 July 21 Invalid 78903 116007  
1895 July 15 Widow 617545 458065 Mo.
  Minor      

10.  John C. Spickard.  [1987.]  "Bible Records:  Family Bible of Roy & Maude Spickard." Grundy Gleanings (Grundy County Genealogical Society, Trenton, MO) 3(3): 4.  Family bible of George Alexander SPICKARD & Mary Ann THOMPSON

11.  John C. Spickard.  1990.  "Delilah Ervin Dunham." Grundy Gleanings (Grundy County Genealogical Society, Trenton, MO) 6(4): 1+3. Biographical sketch, with image of Delilah.

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