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Family of Lucius L VESEY and Phoebe Ann BIRDSEY

Married4447 1864 Aug 314447. Mr and Mrs Lucius Vesey celebrated4447 their 66th wedding anniversary by staying home on Niles road, receiving some friends who brought gifts and flowers. They had resided at the same home for over 50 years.

Lucius' middle initial appears3149 on his death certificate.

Lucius was a farmer, and he and Phoebe lived4448 on Niles road in St Joseph Township, Michigan, for 54 years.

Phoebe's middle name is given in her obituary4456. Her funeral services, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1936, were delayed until the following day because relatives in Chicago and South Bend were unable to reach St Joseph, MI, due to blizzard conditions. Phoebe was survived by a daughter Grace, living at home; son Guy Vesey; and a brother Delbert Birdsey of Niles road (St Joseph, MI).

Child 1. Grace

Grace's middle initial appears on her headstone840. Her obituary relates that she was a prominent Royalton (MI) resident for many years, and had been confined to bed for about a month prior to her death. She movd to Royalton township at the age of 3 with her parents and resided on the Niles road for many years. Grace was an active member of the Scottdale Evangelical church, having been the secretary there for 21 years. Surviving was one niece, Mrs Marie Herring of Chicago, Ill.

Children of Lucius L VESEY and Phoebe Ann BIRDSEY:

1. Grace B VESEY4450 b. 1876 Sep4450 at Benton Harbor, MI4457. d. 1945 Mar 112188 at Miller Convalescent home, St Joseph, MI4457. bd. Riverview Cem., St Joseph, MI840.
2. Guy L VESEY2188 b. 1879 Sep 221455 at Royalton, MI1455. d. 1943 Feb 182188 at Kalamazoo, MI2188. bd. Riverview Cem., St Joseph, MI840.
md. Marie (Mary) NETH


840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
1455. Michigan Births 1867-1902, Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995; familysearch.org
2188. Michigan Death Records; seekingmichigan.org
2902. 1850 Fed Census IN, St Joseph Co., Penn Twp; www.ancestry.com
2905. 1860 Fed Census IN, St Joseph Co., Penn Twp; www.ancestry.com
3149. Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952; familysearch.org
4447. Vesey, Mr and Mrs Lucius, celebrate 66th wedding anniversary, The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, MI), Tue, Sep 2, 1930; newspapers.com
4448. Obit - Vesey, Lucius L, The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, MI), Thu, Feb 1, 1934; newspapers.com
4450. 1900 Fed Census MI, Berrien Co., St. Joseph Township; familysearch.org
4456. Obit - Vesey, Mrs Phoebe, The (Benton Harbor, MI) News-Palladium, Feb 10, 1936; newspapers.com
4457. Obit - Vesey, Grace, The (Benton Harbor, MI) News-Palladium, Mar 12, 1945; newspapers.com