|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1872|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1907|
Ella St. Johns was born 8-19-1872 in in Vernon, Michigan. The daughter of William and Lydia (Austin) St. John.
Little is known at this time about her life before she married Reuben Wing on 9-19-1888 in Sharon, Michigan. She was 16 years old. Reuben was 18.
1894 Census shows them in Ingham Township
Reuben Wing Husband Age 24
Ellen Wing Wife Age 22
Mary Wing Daughter Age 0
Ella's death certifiate shows her as the mother of 5 children, 3 living at the time of her death.
Two of these children were with Reuben. Alice, who died in April 1894 of inflammation of the lungs at the age of 5. Another child, Mary, born in 1894 was alive at the time of her mother's death. Mary is shown in the 1910 Census living with the William Derby family in Bunkerhill. It is unknown how this family might be related to her.
Ella remarried on 9-25-1900 in Mason to Thomas Ward of Bunkerhill. Three children were born to this union. A son and 2 daughters. Two children are shown in the 1910 Census in Stockbridge living with Porter Rowe and his family. Along with Thomas, Widowed. The children were: Manila R. Ward age 7 and William H. Ward age 5. A baby born 5-1-1907 and dying 7-17-1907 also was born to this union. Baby Anna Irene Ward is buried in Dansville, Cemetery.
Alice Wing born abt 1889 death 1894
Mary Wing born 1894
Manila R. Ward born abt 1903
William H. Ward born abt 1905
Anna I. Ward born 1907 died 1907
Ella died 10-9-1907 in Bunkerhill, Michigan. Age: 35 years, 1 month, 20 days. An article posted on this page shows perhaps Thomas was abusive towards her. She died from burns received when she fell onto a stove and was severely burned.
She is buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Dansville, Michigan with Reuben and their daughter, Alice. Another daughter with Thomas Ward is also buried there.
Reuben Wing (1870 - 1900)
Alice May Wing (1891 - 1894)*
Anna Irene Ward (1907 - 1907)*
Created by: Connie West Stewart
Record added: May 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89674041
There is no marker for this grave. Rest in Peace.|
Added: Feb. 3, 2013