18 April 2017

Probate Of Seth S. Watrous

Probate File #124 [Image 710 - first page of file]
Ontonagon County, Michigan
Image 888 [random page of the file]

Seth S. Watrous was a resident of Lincoln Co., Oregon, at the time of his death
Date of Death: 18 April 1905

Daughter: Myrtie Pangborn
Ex-Wife: Minnie S. Watrous (Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan)
Document pertaining to the divorce (Newaygo County, Michigan)

Excerpts from an 1884 History - Newyago County, Michigan

Seth S. Watrous, Clerk of Newaygo Country, was born in Norwalk, Huron Co., O., May 11, 1847. His parents, Sears and Emily (Barber) Watrous... .  He enlisted June 6, 1863, in the 2d Ohio Battery,.. .

Mr. Watrous was married at Norwalk, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1866, to Minnie A., daughter of Rev. Solomon B. and Sarah B. Gilbert, who was born Feb. 7, 1848, in Massachusetts. They had two children. Myrtie B. was born in Fairfield Township, Huron Co., Ohio, Dec.6,1867. Harry S. was born in Holland, Ottawa Co., Mich., March 6, 1870, and died in Fremont, Sept. 11, 1879.

Mr. Watrous has passed through ordeals of disaster that would have daunted most men and relegated them to the obscurity of struggle without hope, and made the success, to which the majority look forward with laudable ambition. 

Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
Gay W Pangborn Head M 35 MIchigan
Mytrek B Pangborn Wife F 33 Ohio
Lena M Pangborn Daughter F 11 MIchigan
Reva N Pangborn Daughter F 9 MIchigan
Minnie B Pangborn Daughter F 4 MIchigan
Minnie A Watrous Mother-in-law F 52 New York
Jennie Stadt Servant F 21 Netherlands

Minnie (Gilbert) Watrous remarried in 1909.

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