G4: 1859 Barbara Shiels & Thomas Gilpin

This page provides details on Barbara Shiels 1859-1902 & Thomas Gilpin and their descendants.

Up one generation to George Shiels 1828-1906 & Susannah Wortley

  • G4: Barbara Shiels 1859-1902 & Thomas Gilpin
    • G5: Caroline Gilpin 1878-1963 & Henry Gulker
      • G6: William Gulker 1898-1902
      • G6: Florence Gulker 1900-1990 & William Green Allen
        • G7: William Forrest Allen 1925-2011 & Ilene Kilwin & Mary Jane Nelson
          • G8: Lynn Diane Allen 1951 & Walter Ted Greenslatt & Anthony William Sprader
          • G8: Karen Lee Allen 1953
        • G7: Robert Allen 1928-2000 & Lillian Garan
      • G6: Herman Gulker 1902-1982 & Marguerite Wallion Livingston
      • G6: Harold Gulker 1903-1917 
      • G6: Clarence Gulker 1906-1907
      • G6: Phyllis Gulker 1913 & Robert Brown
      • G6: Walter Gulker 1917-1991 
    • G5: Thomas Gilpin 1880-1963 & Lois Rowe
      • G6: Elwin Gilpin 1907-1955
      • G6: Agnes Gilpin 1910-1973 & Philip A. Webber
        • G7: Philip DeForest Webber 1927-2000 & Elva O’Neill
      • G6: Thomas Gilpin Jr 1913-1913
    • G5: Anna Gilpin 1881-1908 & Philemon Gilbert & Jeddiah Simmons
    • G5: Marion Gilpin 1883-1930 & Harry Marsh
      • G6: Erma Marsh 1899-1967 & Thomas Holmes
      • G6: Donald Marsh 1904-1972 & Bernice Pillsbury
        • G7: Earldene Marsh 1927 & Patrick O’Connor
          • G8: Sherry O’Connor 1946 & Gary Shelton
        • G7: Harry (Bill) Claire Marsh 1930-1998 & Clara Marie Calvey
        • G7: James Kenneth Marsh 1932 & Vera Barron
      • G6: Bernard Marsh 1911-1993 & Edith Valevitch & Cassie Gregory
        • G7: Marion Louise Marsh 1931-1984 & Hans Hansen
          • G8: Hans Kenneth Hansen 1955 & Joyce Ann Madoline
          • G8: Cassie Louise Hansen 1956 & Clare David Gabert & Joe Wheeler
        • G7: Stephen Gregory Marsh 1942 & Margaret Miller
        • G7: Susan Karen Marsh 1947 & Michael Stewart Stinson
      • G6: Russell Marsh 1915-1977 & Freda Deitering
        • G7: Margaret Jane Marsh 1941 & Junior Bailey
        • G7: Phyllis Marsh 1943-2017 & Clifford Hall
    • G5: Matthew Gilpin 1884-1957 & Ethel Barkdell
      • G6: James Morgan Gilpin 1919-1985 & Nina Besaw
      • G6: Helen Gilpin 1921 &  Delbert Barnett
    • G5: Alice Gilpin 1886-1952 & William Giddings 
      • G6: Myrtle Irene Giddings 1902-1970 & Leon E. Merrells
      • G6: Elsie Lorence Giddings 1904-1980 & Arnold Robert Wendt
      • G6: James Wallace Giddings 1906-1997 & Genevieve Van Pappering
      • G6: Beatrice Lillian Giddings 1909-1978 & Thomas Ross
      • G6: William Thomas Giddings 1912-1952 & Rosebell Arthur
      • G6: Roy Clifton Giddings 1914 & Ruth Hesselink
      • G6: Morrice Lloyd Giddings 1917-1983 & Esther Bensen
      • G6: Lois Mary Giddings 1920-1920

G4: Barbara Shiels 1859-1902 & Thomas Gilpin

Barbara Shiels was born March 24, 1859. She was the first child of George and Susannah (Wortley) Shiels. She got her education at the school, later designated Grey Township #8, which was on the farm next to her parents homestead.

At age 18, on February 6, 1878, she married Thomas Gilpin Jr, the son of Thomas and Catherine Gilpin of McKillop Township. The Gilpin family were of English background. Thomas Jr had previously been married to Jane McKay, daughter of George McKay of Hullet Township. They had five children when Jane died in 1876.

George McKay had divided his 150 acre farm (lot 2, concession 13 Hullet Township) in half and had given the west half to Thomas and his first wife Jane. Thomas and Barbara lived on this farm until 1880, when they sold out and moved to Turnberry Township, Huron County, apparently to a rented farm.

Meanwhile, Thomas’ two oldest sons (from his first marriage), had moved to Oceana County, Michigan, to work in the lumbering industry. In 1890, they persuaded Thomas and Barbara to emigrate to Michigan, where they bought a farm west of the village of Walkerville, Oceana County. They lived out their lives there. Barbara (Shiels) Gilpin died October 21, 1902, and is buried in Walkerville Cemetery, Oceana County, Michigan .

Thomas Gilpin remarried twice after Barbara’s death, to Sarah Smith Ball and Mary Livingston. Thomas died November 26, 1917. His fourth wife, Mary Livingston, survived him. Thomas is buried beside Barbara (Shiels) Gilpin in Walkerville Cemetery.

They had six children were Caroline, Thomas, Annie Jane, Marion, Matthew and Alice. 

 

G5: Caroline Gilpin 1878-1963 & Henry Gulker

Caroline (Carrie) Ellen Gilpin was born Nov 24, 1878 in Hullet. She was the oldest child of Thomas and Barbara Gilpin.

At age 16, she met Henry Gulker in Hart, Mich, and they were married Oct 20, 1896. Henry was 32 at the time and was born in Germany.

At age 4, Henry fell on a stony road and injured his knee. Since his father was very ill at the time, no one paid attention to Henry’s injury and he became crippled to the point that he required crutches to help him walk. When his father died, his mother remarried. She died when Henry was nine and then his stepfather remarried. Henry lived with his step-parents until he was 21, when he came into an inheritance left by his own father. He used some of the funds to have his knee examined and treated. It was necessary to remove his kneecap. This left him with limited movement of his knee. Soon after the surgery, he travelled to Chicago to the World’s Fair. He elected to remain in the USA and ended up in the village of Hart, Michigan. Henry had served an apprenticeship with a tailor in Germany and was classified as a pants maker and “bushel man”, meaning a qualified repairman and alteration person.

In Hart, he found employment with a clothing store where he plied his trade. When work was slack in Hart, he worked in Greenville, Michigan.

In 1915, Carrie’s uncle, Thomas E. Shiels, proposed that they relocate to the Detroit area, where employment prospects for Henry were better. They obtained living quarters in a building on Michigan Ave, where Henry could establish a tailoring business in the front of the building. He also worked for a time for a custom tailor, Sidney A. Gee, who made suits for many prominent Detroiters, including Henry Ford Senior. Henry Gulker was severely injured in an accident, which forced him to close his business. Henry and Carrie lived out their lives in the Detroit area. Henry died Dec 28, 1952 and is buried at Hart, Michigan. Carrie died Feb 1, 1963 and is also buried at Hart.

Seven children were born to Henry and Carrie. They were William, Florence, Herman Victor, Harold, Clarence, Phyllis Barbara and Walter.

 

G6: William Gulker 1898-1902

William Gulker was born on June 4, 1898. He was the first child of Henry and Carrie (Gilpin) Gulker. William died Nov 1, 1902 in Hart, Michigan, when he was only 4 years of age.

 

G6: Florence Gulker 1900-1990 & William Green Allen

Florence Gulker was born Feb 11, 1900. She was the second child of Henry and Carrie (Gilpin) Gulker. She married William Green Allen on June 3, 1922. He was a tool and die maker and Florence was a real estate broker. They lived in the Detroit area and had a winter home in Florida.

After William’s death Nov 27, 1973, Florence kept the Florida home and lived in apartments in the Detroit area in the summer until she died Oct 14, 1990.

They had three children; William Forrest Allen born Aug 23, 1925, Kenneth Allen born Jul 4, 1927 and Robert Bruce Allen born Nov 5, 1928.

Kenneth Allen died the same day he was born.

 

G7: William Forrest Allen 1925-2011 & Ilene Kilwin & Mary Jane Nelson

William Forrest Allen was born Aug 23, 1925. He was the oldest child of William and Florence (Gulker) Allen. He married Ilene Kilwin on Nov 25, 1949 and they have two daughters, Lynn Diane Allen born August 28, 1951 and Karen Lee Allen born March 21, 1953.

William was a police officer in Detroit & worked for an auto rental company when he retired. They retired in 1993 and lived in Manistee, Michigan.

Ilene died in 1999 and William married Mary Jane Nelson on Jul 8, 2001. William died in Manistee on Jul 27, 2011.

 

G8: Lynn Diane Allen 1951 & Walter Ted Greenslatt & Anthony William Sprader

Lynn Diane Allen was born on August 28, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, USA to William Allen and Ilene Kilwin.

She married Walter Ted Greenslatt on August 6, 1971. That marriage ended in divorce and she married Anthony William Sprader on April 25, 1987.

 

G8: Karen Lee Allen 1953

Karen Lee Allen was born on March 21, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, to William Allen and Ilene Kilwin. She has one daughter, Daron Marie Allen born on April 12, 1972.

 

G7: Robert Allen 1928-2000 & Lillian Garan

Robert Allen was born Nov 5, 1928. He was the second child of William and Florence (Gulker) Allen. He married Lillian Garan on May 11, 1956 and had two sons, Bryce Garan Dec 3, 1958 and Mark William Jun 11, 1961.

Robert was a Personnel Manager for Chrysler Corporation. Lillian died June 10, 1989 and Robert died April 25, 2000.

 

G6: Herman Gulker 1902-1982 & Marguerite Wallion Livingston

Herman Victor Gulker was born Dec 12, 1902. He was the third child of Henry and Carrie (Gilpin) Gulker. He married Marguerite Wallion Livingston on September 12, 1927. Herman was employed as a skilled tradesman at Dodge Motor Co in Detroit, and Marguerite was a beautician. They lived in the Detroit area until Herman retired and they moved to Florida.

Herman died in Florida Dec 22, 1982. Marguerite moved to Tennessee and died there in 1998.

They had one son, Louis John, born Aug 5, 1928. He married Lorraine Larsen April 7, 1951. They had two sons: Craig (Feb 18, 1952) and Keith (Mar 17, 1955). Lorraine died July 18, 1963. Louis has remarried and lives in Sevierville, Tennessee.

 

G6: Harold Gulker 1903-1917 

Harold Gulker was born in 1903. He was the fourth child of Henry and Carrie Gulker. Harold died on Dec 12, 1917 at the young age of fourteen.

 

G6: Clarence Gulker 1906-1907

Clarence Gulker was born in 1906. He was the fifth child of Henry and Carrie (Gilpin) Gulker. Clarence died in 1907 at the age of three months.

 

G6: Phyllis Gulker 1913 & Robert Brown

Phyllis Barbara Gulker was born Jan 11, 1913. She was the sixth child of Henry and Carrie (Gilpin) Gulker. She married Robert Brown Jan 30, 1937. Phyllis was a sales manager for Awrey Bakeries in Detroit and Robert was a supervisor of shipping for Kelvinator Corp.

When Kelvinator closed in Detroit, Robert took a job with the Livonia School Board. After retiring, they moved to Florida. Robert died in 1992 and Phyllis moved back to Livonia.

They have one son, David Ernest, born June 17, 1941. He married Sharon Williams on Feb 3, 1968 and they have one son, Clark David (July 30, 1970). David is a school teacher and lives in the Detroit area.

 

G6: Walter Gulker 1917-1991 

Walter Gulker was born in Detroit on May 21, 1917. He was the youngest child of Henry and Carrie (Gilpin) Gulker.

He served in the U.S. Army in Europe in W.W.II.

He was employed by a manufacturer of machine tools in Detroit. Walter retired and lived in the southwestern United States. He never married and died on April 8, 1991.

 

G5: Thomas Gilpin 1880-1963 & Lois Rowe

Thomas Gilpin was born in Turnberry Township on Mar 24, 1880. He was the second child of Barbara and Thomas Gilpin. After the family moved to Michigan, he was put to work in the lumberwoods with his half-brothers. He was called a “millman” when he married Lois Rowe on June 21, 1905. Lois was born May 29, 1889, the daughter of George and Anna (Winters) Rowe of Oceana County, Michigan. Tom was 24 and Lois was 16 when they were married. The ceremony was performed by W. F. Glass, and the witnesses were Horace and Mary Lattin of Hesperia, Michigan. Lois’ family were farmers, and at various times Tom worked for George, or William Rowe, his wife’s uncles.

Thomas and Lois had three children; Elwin, Agnes & Thomas Jr. Thomas Sr. and Lois lived in Detroit most of their married life. They were divorced late in life and both remarried. In Detroit, he earned his living as a carpenter. Thomas died on April 1, 1963 and is buried at Ashton, Michigan. Lois died Nov 10, 1973 and is buried at Livonia, Michigan.

 

G6: Elwin Gilpin 1907-1955

Elwin was born Oct 13, 1907 and lived in Detroit. He was the oldest child of Thomas and Lois Gilpin. He married Henriette Veronica Kremkau on Feb 22, 1941. They had no children. He died of a heart attack Nov 8, 1955.

 

G6: Agnes Gilpin 1910-1973 & Philip A. Webber

Agnes was born Sept 10, 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was the second child of Thomas and Lois Gilpin. Agnes married Philip A. Webber on April 24, 1926. She was 15 and he was 27. Philip was a blacksmith in Detroit. Philip died of injuries received when kicked by a horse in the course of his employment Dec 2, 1929. They had one son  Philip DeForest born Sept 5, 1927. 

Agnes married Albert Huff on Jan 25, 1936 and lived in California for several years. That marriage ended in divorce and she returned to the Detroit area to live with her mother for a number of years until she died Jan 12, 1973. She is buried in Livonia, Michigan.

 

G7: Philip DeForest Webber 1927-2000 & Elva O’Neill 

Philip DeForest Webber was born Sept 5, 1927. He was the only child of Agnes Gilpin & Philip A. Webber.

He married Elva O’Neill on Aug 26, 1948 and had three children; James Webber born Nov 30, 1949; Douglas Webber born Apr 8, 1953 and Ronald Webber born Oct 14, 1957.

Philip died on June 3, 2000, in Northville, Michigan, USA, at the age of 72.

 

G6: Thomas Gilpin Jr 1913-1913

Thomas Jr, the third child of Thomas and Lois Gilpin, was born in 1913 and died the same year.

 

G5: Anna Gilpin 1881-1908 & Philemon Gilbert & Jeddiah Simmons

Anna Jane Gilpin was born July 3, 1881 in Turnberry Township. She was the third child of Barbara and Thomas Gilpin. She married Philemon D. Gilbert on August 14, 1897.

The ceremony was performed by A. Binkhorst, a minister of the Gospel. The witnesses were Carrie and Henry Gulker, sister and brother-in-law of the bride. Anna was 16 and Philemon was 21 when they were married. She was listed as “housework” and he as a “labourer”. They had one son, Garld Gilbert, born in 1898.

Philemon D. Gilbert died Sept 5, 1899 in Hart, Michigan at the age of 24. Anna Jane remarried on Dec 8, 1904 to Jeddiah Simmons. He was born in 1881 in Wisconsin. The ceremony was performed by Perle Grieshaber, a Congregational minister. The witnesses were Thomas Gilpin and Lois Rowe, brother and sister-in-law of the bride. Jeddiah was listed as a “farmhand” and Anna as a “housewife” .

Two sons were born to Anna and Jeddiah and they both died very young. Their oldest son Frank, died Feb 2, 1906. The second son Lorance, was born Aug 21, 1907 and died Feb 19, 1908.

Anna Jane died June 10, 1908, age 27, in Hart, Michigan. She and her three sons are believed to be buried in the Hart, Michigan cemetery. Upon the death of his mother, Anna’s uncle, Thomas E. Shiels, took Garld and raised him until he died in his early teens.

 

G5: Marion Gilpin 1883-1930 & Harry Marsh

Marion was born Feb 6, 1883 in Turnberry Township. She was the fourth child of Barbara and Thomas Gilpin, She was 7 when the family relocated to Oceana County, Michigan. She was always called “Minnie” by the family.

On Nov 14, 1898 she married Harry Allen Marsh in Mears, Michigan. The ceremony was performed by Edgar H. Hotchkiss, Justice of the Peace. The witnesses were L.C Marsh, the groom’s brother, and Susan Hotchkiss. Harry worked at the sawmill, farmed, and operated a restaurant in Hart, Michigan.

In 1917 the family relocated to Detroit, where Harry operated a grocery store, worked as a millwright, and as a mechanical engineer for the Albey-Ferguson Corp. installing industrial conveyors.

Harry Allen Marsh died March 25, 1929, and is buried at Hart, Michigan. Marion Gilpin Marsh died March 18, 1930, and is buried at Hart, Michigan.

Marion & Harry had five children: Erma, Iva, Donald, Bernard & Russell. They lost a child very young, Iva Lorena was born June 27, 1902 and died November 13, 1907.

 

G6: Erma Marsh 1899-1967 & Thomas Holmes

Erma Lottie Marsh was born Nov 2, 1899. She was the oldest child of Marion & Harry Marsh.

She married four times and had no children. Her last marriage was to Thomas Holmes on Dec 9, 1949. They lived in the Detroit area until retiring to Florida.

Erma died June 16, 1967 in Florida.

 

G6: Donald Marsh 1904-1972 & Bernice Pillsbury

Donald James Marsh was born Dec 26, 1904. He was the third child of Marion & Harry Marsh.

He married Bernice Pillsbury on Jul 21, 1923. They lived in the Detroit area where be sold and serviced furnaces and plumbing wares. Donald died Sept 30, 1972.

They had three children, Earldene Janice in 1927, Harry Claire in 1930 and James Kenneth in 1932.

Donald died on September 30, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, at the age of 67. Bernice died on January 12, 1979, in Livonia, Michigan, USA, at the age of 75.

 

G7: Earldene Marsh 1927 & Patrick O’Connor 

Earldene Janice was born Feb 24, 1927. She was the first child of Donald & Bernice (Pillsbury) Marsh. She married Patrick O’Connor and they had a daughter Sherry Carol O’Connor on Feb 3, 1946. This marriage ended in divorce.

Earldene was married to Richard Drouillard in 1949. They had a son Kraig Drouillard born April 12, 1951. This marriage ended in divorce.

Earldene was married  to Jeffrey Valentine. They had a son Scott Allen Valentine in 1961. Scott died on February 8, 1994, in Miami, Florida, USA, at the age of 33. This marriage ended in divorce.

Earldene was married to Richard Wilson. They had no children.

 

G8: Sherry O’Connor 1946 & Gary Shelton

Sherry Carol O’Connor was born on Feb 3, 1946 to Earldene Marsh & Patrick O’Connor. Sherry married Gary Shelton and they had two children, Lisa Marie and Michelle Leann.

Lisa Marie Shelton was born December 6, 1966. She married William Thomas Homletts Jr on May 18, 1991.

Michelle Leann Shelton was born Jan 19, 1970. She married Michael Baldwin on Nov 16, 1991. They had four children, Shawn Michael 1987; Scott James 1989; Christopher Anthony 1990 and Brandy Elizabeth 1992.

Sherry and Gary were divorced in 1971 and Sherry married Robert Paul Kiselica on June 3, 1972. They had two children, Paul Robert James Kiselica born Jan 26, 1972 and Nicole Deann Kiselica born Jan 18, 1975.

 

G7: Harry (Bill) Claire Marsh 1930-1998 & Clara Marie Calvey

Harry Claire was born July 30, 1930. He was always called Bill. He was the second child of Donald Marsh & Bernice Pillsbury.

In 1952 he married Clara Marie Calvey and they had two children, Janice Calvey and Trudy Lynn Calvey.

Janice Calvey was born Jul 6, 1952. She married Thomas Rogers on Sept 21, 1979 and have no children.

Trudy Lynn Calvey was born Aug 19, 1954. She married Albert Harnos and they had two children, Heather Lynn in 1973 and Nicole Marsh in 1977. Trudy was remarried to Martin Grable in 1981. They had a daughter Laura in 1984.

Bill & Clara were divorced and Bill was remarried to Patricia Cooper in 1963. They had two sons, Bill Corey Marsh born April 10, 1964 and Gene Marsh born Jun 22, 1968.

Harry died on December 25, 1998, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, at the age of 67.

 

G7: James Kenneth Marsh 1932 & Vera Barron

James Kenneth was born Jan 16, 1932. He was the third child of Donald & Bernice (Pillsbury) Marsh. He married Vera Barron on Dec 5, 1953. They have five children

  • Robin Lynn born Feb 21, 1955. Her first marriage was to John Yono September 8, 1974. They had no children. Her second marriage is to Michael Torrez in 1978. They have Dominic Michael, born August 15, 1978, and Joseph James, born April 27, 1981.
  • Cindy Lee born December 14, 1956. She is married and has no children.
  • Sandra Kay born March 28, 1958. She married Clayton Nickle on July 23, 1980.
  • Kimberly Rae born May 20, 1951. She died under open heart surgery June 6, 1966.
  • Donald James born February 11, 1963. He is married but no further data is available.

James Kenneth’s first marriage failed and he remarried on March 22, 1974 to Carol Gnat. She has two daughters from a previous marriage.

 

G6: Bernard Marsh 1911-1993 & Edith Valevitch & Cassie Gregory

Bernard Kenneth Marsh was born March 19, 1911. He was the fourth child of Marion & Harry Marsh. His first marriage was to Edith Valevitch in 1930 and they had a daughter Marion Louise born Nov 25, 1931. This marriage ended in divorce.

Bernard Kenneth married Cassie Gregory on July 7, 1939. They had two children, Stephen Gregory 1942 and Susan Karen 1947.

Bernard and Cassie have spent their married life in the Detroit area. Bernard served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He has worked as a salesman of food products and retired as an insurance agent. Cassie was an executive secretary in the Detroit Public School System. They both enjoyed retirement, living in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak. 

Bernard died on July 25, 1993, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, at the age of 82. Cassie died on August 16, 2007, in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, at the age of 92.

 

G7: Marion Louise Marsh 1931-1984 & Hans Hansen

Marion Louise Marsh was born on November 25, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, to Edith Valevitch and Bernard Kenneth Marsh.

She married Hans C. Hansen on Nov 22, 1951 and they had 4 children, Hans Kenneth born April 29, 1955; Cassie Louise born Sep 4, 1956; Marion Karla born Aug 9, 1961 and Eric Steven born Dec 1, 1963.

Marion Louise Hansen died on January 28, 1984, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA, at the age of 52. Hans died on September 2, 2003, at the age of 78.

 

G8: Hans Kenneth Hansen 1955 & Joyce Ann Madoline

Hans Kenneth Hansen was born on April 29, 1955, to Marion Louise Marsh and Hans C Hansen.

He married Joyce Ann Madoline on Sept 17, 1977. They have two children, Charina Theresa born Jan 13, 1984 and Christian Julius born Feb 15, 1985.

 

G8: Cassie Louise Hansen 1956 & Clare David Gabert & Joe Wheeler

Cassie Louise Hansen was born on September 4, 1956, to Marion Louise Marsh and Hans C Hansen.

She married Clare David Gabert and they had Cassandra Marie, born Sept 2, 1981. Cassie & Clare were divorced and Cassie married Joe Wheeler on April 27, 1985. They had Benjamin Adam on June 23, 1987.

 

G7: Stephen Gregory Marsh 1942 & Margaret Miller

Stephen Gregory Marsh was born on May 26, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, to Cassie Gregory and Bernard Kenneth Marsh.

He married Margaret Miller on Dec 22, 1965. Stephen and Margaret have one daughter, Ann, born June 30, 1971. Ann is a world-class fencer, who has won awards in International competition. She competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain as a member of the US Women’s Foil Fencing team.

 

G7: Susan Karen Marsh 1947 & Michael Stewart Stinson

Susan Karen was born Nov 8, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, to Cassie Gregory and Bernard Kenneth Marsh.

She married Michael Stewart Stinson on August 16, 1969. They have one son, Gregory Stewart born April 3, 1977. Michael is hearing impaired. He teaches as a full professor and is also a researcher at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester, New York, where they live. He has had several foreign assignments for research in his profession.

 

G6: Russell Marsh 1915-1977 & Freda Deitering

Russell Marsh was born in Detroit on Dec 12, 1915. He was the fifth child of Marion and Harry Marsh.

He married Freda Deitering on Aug 24, 1942. Russell worked as a salesman and later as a pipefitter for Ford Motor Co. Russell and Freda lived in the Detroit area.

They had two children, Margaret Jane born Feb 24, 1941 and Phyllis born Feb19, 1943.

Russell died on August 21, 1977, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, at the age of 61. Freda died on February 9, 2006, in Hart, Michigan, USA, at the age of 85.

 

G7: Margaret Jane Marsh 1941 & Junior Bailey

Margaret Jane was born Feb 24, 1941 to Freda Deitering and Russell Marsh.

She married Junior Bailey in 1957. Jane and Junior have six children, Nina Yvonne born Nov 3, 1957; David Allen June 29, 1960; Denise Christine born Sept 19, 1961; Karen Freda born Mar 28, 1963; Jeffrey Craig born Sept 21, 1969 and Shawn Leanne born Apr 2, 1971.

 

G7: Phyllis Marsh 1943-2017 & Clifford Hall

Phyllis was born Feb 19, 1943 to Freda Deitering and Russell Marsh.

She married Clifford Hall. They had 3 children, Jamie Lee born Feb 26, 1962; Cathy Marie born April 4, 1963 and Tracy Lynn born April 12, 1970. 

Phyllis died on February 9, 2017, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA, at the age of 73.

 

G5: Matthew Gilpin 1884-1957 & Ethel Barkdell

Matthew Gilpin was born July 4, 1884 in Turnberry Township. He was the fifth child of Barbara and Thomas Gilpin.

He was six years old when the family moved to Michigan. As soon as he was old enough, he was put to work in the lumber mills. He left home in 1901, age 17 and went out west, probably to North Dakota. He returned to Michigan and left again in 1907. The best information available indicates that he homesteaded in North Dakota about 1914-1917 then moved to South Dakota

He married Ethel Barkdell on June 17, 1917 in Winner, South Dakota. They had two children, James Morgan and Helen.

Matt farmed most of his life but worked on the railroad at Chamberlain, South Dakota in 1943-1944. Matthew and Ethel Gilpin later moved to Minnesota and then to Exeland, Wisconsin.

Matthew died on April 6, 1957, in Exeland, Wisconsin, USA, at the age of 72. Ethel moved to live with her daughter Helen at Deer Lodge, Montana. Ethel died on January 25, 1974, in Deer Lodge, Montana, USA, at the age of 86.

 

G6: James Morgan Gilpin 1919-1985 & Nina Besaw

James Morgan was born Aug 12, 1919 in Dixon, South Dakota. He was the oldest child of Matt and Ethel (Barkdell) Gilpin.

James married Nina Besaw on Oct 16, 1939. They had three children; Joan Pearl born Jan 12, 1940;  James Dennis born Feb 12, 1953 and Robin Jean born May 4, 1957.

James died on September 13, 1985, at the age of 66. Nina died on May 4, 1992, in Pine, Minnesota, USA, at the age of 75.

 

G6: Helen Gilpin 1921 &  Delbert Barnett

Helen Gilpin was born Aug 25, 1921. She was the second child of Matt and Ethel (Barkdell) Gilpin.

She married Delbert Barnett on Oct 16, 1939. They had two children; Lucille born May 12, 1940 and Jack born April 20, 1941.

Delbert died on December 6, 1988, at the age of 69.

 

G5: Alice Gilpin 1886-1952 & William Giddings 

Alice Gilpin was born March 24, 1886 in Turnberry Township. She was the youngest child of Barbara and Thomas Gilpin.

She married William Wallace Giddings in Hart, Michigan March 11, 1902. She was 15 and he was 29. He was born May 14, 1872. They farmed in the Hart, Michigan. area and later moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Eight children were born to this marriage: Myrtle, Elsie, James, Beatrice, William, Roy, Morrice and Lois.

Alice Gilpin Giddings died March 10, 1952, and is buried at Grand Rapids, Michigan. William Wallace Giddings died August 25, 1947 and is buried at Grand Rapids.

 

G6: Myrtle Irene Giddings 1902-1970 & Leon E. Merrells

Myrtle Irene Giddings was born Sept 1, 1902. She was the first child of Alice & William Giddings.

She married Leon E. Merrells on Aug 24, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They had five children: Leverta Christina born Mar 22, 1923; Donald Louis born Sep 16, 1924; Bertha May born 1926; Fern Violet born May 5, 1927 and Edwin born Jul 25, 1931.

Myrtle died Oct 1, 1970 and Leon died May 7, 1967. 

 

G6: Elsie Lorence Giddings 1904-1980 & Arnold Robert Wendt

Elsie Lorence was born Nov 9, 1904. She was the second child of Alice & William Giddings.

She married Arnold Robert Wendt on March 11, 1922. They had two children, Arnold Robert Jr born Jan 27, 1923 and James Martin born Aug 13, 1925. 

Arnold died in October 1979 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, at the age of 76. Elsie died on April 10, 1980, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, at the age of 75.

 

G6: James Wallace Giddings 1906-1997 & Genevieve Van Pappering

James Wallace was born December 29, 1906. He was the third child of Alice & William Giddings. He married Genevieve Van Pappering on June 16, 1939. They had two children,  Kathy born May 26, 1941 and Christy born Oct 16, 1950. 

James died on December 27, 1997, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, at the age of 90.

 

G6: Beatrice Lillian Giddings 1909-1978 & Thomas Ross

Beatrice Lillian was born July 8, 1909. She was the fourth child of Alice & William Giddings.

She married Thomas Ross on Feb 14, 1929. They had one son, Thomas Benjamin Boss Jr.

Beatrice died on April 15, 1978, at the age of 68. Thomas died in June 1982 at the age of 78.

 

G6: William Thomas Giddings 1912-1978 & Rosebell Arthur

William Thomas was born May 21, 1912. He was the fifth child of Alice & William Giddings.

He married Rosebell Arthur on Mar 21, 1930. They had a son, William James, born Dec 2, 1930. 

William died on January 25, 1978, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, at the age of 65.

 

G6: Roy Clifton Giddings 1914 & Ruth Hesselink

Roy Clifton was born Dec 10, 1914. He was the sixth child of Alice & William Giddings.

He married Ruth Hesselink on Feb 26, 1940. They had four children, Jeanie born June 6, 1940; Jerry born Sept 11, 1942 John born Sept 19, 1946 and Gary.

Roy died on August 24, 1983, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, at the age of 68.

 

G6: Morrice Lloyd Giddings 1917-1983 & Esther Bensen

Morrice Lloyd was born April 6, 1917. He was the seventh child of Alice & William Giddings.

He married Esther Bensen June 10, 1967. They had no children.

Morrice died on July 27, 1983, in Jenison, Michigan, USA, at the age of 66.

 

G6: Lois Mary Giddings 1920-1920

Lois Mary Giddings was born on January 10, 1920, in Bay City, Michigan to William Giddings and Alice Gilpin. She died on December 7, 1920, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, within a year of her birth.