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Maria Lucinda Haight Searle
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1842
Burlington
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1925
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Maria Lucinda Haignt was the only child of Elkanah Haight and Elizabeth "Betsey" J. Thayer. Her mother died shortly after Maria's birth in Burlington, Vermont.

Elkanah married again, this time to Elizabeth Thayer's sister Amanda, but Amanda also died in childbirth, with her second child. Both their children died as infants. Elkanah married a third time, to Elizabeth Jane Morton Haight (#90987811)in 1848. Together they had 10 children, and Maria Lucinda grew up with 10 younger step-siblings (William Henry, Clara Henrietta, Elsie Jane, Ellen Elizabeth, Charles Elkanah, Mary Bell, James Oscar, Ruth Dell, Morton Herbert and Walter Vernon).

She married Jedediah Durkee Searle in 1863, about the time he enlisted in the Civil War. They had three children, Nellie Louise, Benjamin Clark, who died of cholera at age 1, and Bernice Ermina. J Durkee Searle died of typhoid fever in 1872, leaving her at age 29 to raise their two young daughters (ages 6 and 2).

When her parents Elkanah and Elizabeth Jane moved to Minneapolis between 1880 and 1885, Maria moved also, with her two daughters, Nellie & Bernice. Nellie married Edward Hennessy in 1884; Bernice married John Fritsche in 1895. They both raised their families in the twin cities. Maria lived with her older daughter Nellie and her large family of 11 children, until her own death at age 82. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elkanah Haight (1816 - 1894)
  Elizabeth J Thayer Haight (1821 - 1843)
 
 Children:
  Nellie Louise Searle Hennessy (1866 - 1942)*
  Bernice E Searle Fritsche (1870 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maria Lucinda Haight Searle (1842 - 1925)
  William Henry Haight (1850 - 1920)**
  Elsie Jane Haight Butts (1854 - 1929)**
  Ellen Elizabeth Haight Goodhue (1856 - 1915)**
  James Oscar Haight (1862 - 1901)**
  Ruth Adelle Haight Drenkel (1864 - 1949)**
  Morton Herbert Haight (1866 - 1936)**
  Walter Vernon Haight (1869 - 1958)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 20, Lot 383, grave 6
 
Created by: eanders
Record added: May 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90987302
Maria Lucinda <i>Haight</i> Searle
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Maria Lucinda <i>Haight</i> Searle
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Maria Lucinda <i>Haight</i> Searle
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