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Family of Henry Oliver BARKLEY and Florence CRAMER

Henry Oliver BARKLEY b. 1849 Sep 252188 at Southfield, Oakland Co., MI1523. d. 1909 Feb 122188 at 743 Berton Ave, Grand Rapids, MI2579. bd. Freeport, MI2579.
Florence CRAMER b. 1867 Sep2661 at Barry Co., Michigan1523. d. 1947840 at (prob) Battle Creek, MI. bd. Prairie Home Cem., Climax, MI840.

Married1523 1885 Sep 281523 at Battle Creek, MI1523.

In the 1900census, Henry and Florence are listed as married 15 years.

His death certificate2579 lists his birth date as Sep 5, 1849.

Henry's middle initial is listed in the marriage record1523 for his marriage to Nettie Wright.. At the time of that marriage, he was resident in Cedar Springs, MI. His full name is listed in the birth record1455 for his daughter Florence Maude Barkley. Henry's death certificate2579 lists his parents' names, including his mother's maiden name. He died of cancer of the prostate and bladder. The informant was Florence Barkley. Henry was a farmer by trade.

Florence's maiden name is listed in the marriage record for her son Kirk to Eva Fowler. Henry Barkley's marriage to Florence may have been a marriage of convenience to both. In 1884, Florence Cramer was a servant in the household of Henry, his wife Nettie and the three child remaining at home. About a year after Henry's second wife Nettie died, Henry married Florence in Battle Creek, MI. After Henry's death, Florence (widow) and son "Curtis" lived in 1910 in Grand Rapids. In that census, Florence listed herself as the mother of 8, 8 still living. As other records indicate she and Henry had 4 children, she is likely counting some of Henry's children by previous wives. On 30 Aug, 1916, Florence married1523 second, in Grand Rapids, Louis Adams, the second marriage for both. Louis was born ~1869 in Williamston, MI, to John A Adams and Cornelia Rice. Her son Kirk D Barkley was listed as a witness for that marriage. Apparently that marriage did not work out as Florence, still named Barkley, is listed in 1920 as divorced. On Mar 30, 1922, she married1523 in Battle Creek, James A Robbins, born ~1865 in Indiana to James H Robbins and Cynthia Quinn. They lived in Battle Creek the rest of their lives. James Robbins died in 1939. Florence died in 1947. Both are buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Climax, MI.

It's difficult to determine Florence's parents as little information can be found. In marriage records, she lists only her father as John Kramer, mother's name "unknown." It appears from census records that her father and mother were born in Indiana and Pennsylvania respectively.

Children of Henry Oliver BARKLEY and Florence CRAMER:

1. Ethel BARKLEY2661 b. 1887 Jul 41455 at Bowne, Barry Co., MI1455.
2. Cecelia Inez BARKLEY2661 b. 1888 May 141455 at Bowne, Barry Co., MI1455.
md. Ernest W WHEELER
3. Alice Mable BARKLEY2661 b. 1891 Oct2661 at Clarksville, MI1523.
md. Dennis P VAN DYKE
4. Kirk Delmont BARKLEY2661 b. 1895 Oct 202661 at Bowne Twp., Kent Co., MI1523. d. 1951 Mar 221520 at Battle Creek, MI1520.
md. Mabel Eva FOWLER

840. Gravestone inscriptions -
1128. 1910 Fed Census MI, Kent Co., Grand Rapids;
1275. 1870 Fed Census MI, Kent Co., Ada;
1455. Michigan Births 1867-1902, Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995;
1520. Michigan Death (and Burials), 1800-1995, 1867-1897;
1523. Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, 1822-1995, 1811-1959;
1690. 1850 Fed Census MI, Oakland Co., Southfield;
1691. 1860 Fed Census MI, Kent Co., Nelson;
2188. Michigan Death Records;
2579. Barkley, Henry Death Certificate;
2660. 1880 Fed Census MI, Barry Co., Irving;
2661. 1900 Fed Census Mi, Kent Co., Bowne Twp;
2662. 1894 State Census MI, Kent Co., Bowne;
2859. 1884 State Census MI, Kent Co., Bowne Twp;
2871. 1920 Fed Census MI, Calhoun Co., Battle Creek;
2872. 1930 Fed Census MI, Calhoun Co., Battle Creek;