|Birth: ||Feb., 1882|
Name: Chester Shoebridge
Residence: Highland township, Oakland, Michigan
Birth Date: Feb 1882
Father Name: George Shoebridge
Father Birthplace: New York
Mother Name: Ida Shoebridge
Mother Birthplace: Michigan
Head-of-household Name: George Shoebridge
Collection: United States Census, 1900
Chester is the First of 11 known Children.
Groom's Name: Chester Shoebridge
Groom's Birth Date: 1882
Groom's Birthplace: Highland
Groom's Age: 24
Bride's Name: Mary Traub
Bride's Birth Date: 1887
Bride's Birthplace: Salem
Bride's Age: 19
Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1906
Marriage Place: Detroit, Washtenaw, Michigan
Groom's Father's Name: George
Groom's Mother's Name: Ida Taylor
Bride's Father's Name: Louis
Bride's Mother's Name: Sarah
Collection: Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995
This person is Mary Traub, born Nov. 25, 1886 in Michigan, the daughter of Lewis Traub and Veronica Newman, both of whom were born in Germany. Mary had some known siblings: an older sister, Helen, an older brother, Lewis, a twin sister, Martha, and younger sister, Agness.
Mary Traub married Chester Shoebridge on March 26, 1906, at the Congregational Church in Detroit. Chester was the son of George W. Shoebridge and Ida Bell Taylor of Salem, Michigan. Officiant at the wedding was John F. Berry and witnesses were Henry and Ella Shoebridge of Detroit.
Chester is buried, as you know, in Lapham Cemetery in Salem.
Mary and Chester had several children: Irving, Edward, Helen, Dorothy, Katherine, Florine, and Marian.
Sometime after 1930 Mary and Chester divorced. She married a second time to William W. Smith, who was born to Roland Smith and Cassie McLaughlin on July 12, 1881 in New York. Mary and William married on June 29, 1938 at Steuben, Indiana. At the time he was living in Gary, Indiana and she in Steuben. It was the second marriage for William as well.
Chester also remarried. He can be found in the 1940 census with a wife named Margaret, in Northville, Michigan. He was 58 and she 34. (On Ancestry.com information is given that he is 15 and that they live in a sanitarium in Northville. However, if you actually look at the image you can see his age is clearly given as 58 and they are not listed among the residents of the sanitarium, but rather below it).
I don't know what happened to Margaret, but in 1950 there is a record that shows Chester married Irma Kehrl (b. Oct. 12 1898, in Northville, to parents Rudolph W. Kehrl and Emma Wallgast) on March 27, 1950 in Indiana.
Buried in Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville are:
Irma Kehrl Shoebridge (Chester's 2nd wife)
Mary Traub Shoebridge Smith (Chester's 1st wife and William Smith's 2nd wife)
William W. Smith (Mary's 2nd husband)
George Shoebridge (Chester's brother) and his wife, Cora E. DeKay Shoebridge.
George Warren Shoebridge (1854 - 1943)
Ida Bell Taylor Shoebridge (1860 - 1940)
Mary Sophia Traub Smith (1886 - 1951)
Irma Kehrl Shoebridge (1898 - 1980)*
Edward Shoebridge (1909 - 1942)*
Chester H Shoebridge (1882 - 1960)
William Edward Shoebridge (1883 - 1940)*
Carrie Shoebridge Bowers (1884 - 1966)*
Bert Daniel Shoebridge (1886 - 1918)*
Emma Shoebridge Leonard (1890 - ____)*
George Edward Shoebridge (1892 - 1984)*
Mattie Shoebridge Sersaw (1893 - 1970)*
Chancey Harris Shoebridge (1895 - 1970)*
Elmer Shoebridge (1897 - 1898)*
May Shoebridge Felsner (1898 - ____)*
Earl Shoebridge (1898 - ____)*
Created by: Marlene Tyler
Record added: Jul 30, 2010
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