|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1863|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1926|
GRACE JEFFREY was born the daughter of ARCHIBALD B. (1819-1892) and ELLEN "ELLA" J. (nee HENDERSON) JEFFREY (1821-1881) in Madison County, Ohio, on April 12, 1863. She came to Michigan with her parents in 1866 and remained a resident of Clinton County for the rest of her life.
At age 30, GRACE married EDWARD A ACRE on August 10, 1893 in St. Johns and they made their home in Elsie, a village within the township of Duplain in the palm part of Michigan's glove-like shape. The couple had five children: ELLA FERN (born July 1894), ORIN R. (born October 1895), IVAH VERNE (born September 1897), ELMA MURIEL (born September 1899) and WARD (born 1904). All data in the previous sentence comes from the 1900 Census. Five months before GRACE's death, the family moved to Eureka.
As the result of a stroke, GRACE entered St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, where she remained in critical condition for ten days before her death on Thursday, June 10, 1926. Other than her husband, GRACE's immediate survivors were her two sons – ORIN of Elsie and WARD of Lansing – plus two daughters, ELLA of Lansing and ELMA MURIEL (who eventually went by her middle name) of Mt. Clemons. The couple's other daughter, IVAH, had died during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.
GRACE's funeral services were conducted by the Rev. L. A. Fisher at the Disciple Church in Duplain at three o'clock "last Sunday" (according to the June 17, 1926 edition of the Clinton County Republican newspaper – the source of most of the above information; see attached obituary).
Groom's Name: Edward A Acre
Groom's Birth Date: 1863
Groom's Birthplace: Niagara Co., Canada
Groom's Age: 30
Bride's Name: Grace Jeffery
Bride's Birth Date: 1863
Bride's Birthplace: Ohio
Bride's Age: 30
Marriage Date: 10 Aug 1893
Marriage Place: St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan
Groom's Father's Name: Alex Acre
Groom's Mother's Name: Joanna Lemda
Bride's Father's Name: Archibald Jeffery
Bride's Mother's Name: Ellen "Ella" J Henderson
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status: Single
According to the 1900 Census, the Acres had been married 7 years had 4 Children, all living at the time.
1. Ella F. Born Jul 1894 MI
2. Orin R. Born Oct 1895 MI
3. Iva F. Born Sept 1897 MI, died in 1918.
4. Elma "Muriel" Born Sept 1899 MI. Muriel married a Whitsel later on in her life and lived in Dearborn Heights when her brother Orin died in 1976.
5. Ward Born 1904 MI according to the 1910 Census.
Grace Acre's obituary was posted in the Clinton County Republican newspaper on June 17, 1926 on Page 3, Column 4.
Archibald B Jeffery (1819 - 1892)
Ella Jeffery (1821 - 1881)
Edward A Acre (1862 - 1944)*
Ella Fern Acre Withrow (1894 - 1939)*
Orin R Acre (1895 - 1976)*
Ivah Verne Acre (1897 - 1918)*
Ward Acre (1904 - ____)*
Lyle W Acre (1921 - 1999)*
Maintained by: Gary Theroux
Originally Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Oct 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22135600
Grace was my great grandmother and the mother of Ella, my maternal grandmother. Ella's daughter, Marjorie, was my Mom. They're all gone now but certainly not forgotten. All are eternal angels.|
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