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George Manning Ayars
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1854
Death: Jan. 12, 1912

George Manning Ayars was born in 1854 in Shiloh, New Jersey. George came to Michigan with his parents in 1864 after living in Clarence, New York. They settled in the Pewamo region of central Michigan. As a young man George moved to Cleveland, Ohio to make his fortune. He married there, but unfortunately his wife died. After this he decided to return to Michigan where his family was. He moved to Grand Rapids in 1886. Records show that George worked as a travel agent, canvasser, carpenter, and nurseryman. At the nursery he worked with a Peter Pearce. Peter had an older sister who had recently become a widowed mother at age 23. George was a 39 year old widower when he married "Kitty" in 1893. The first child born was named George Melvin Ayars, having the middle name of Kitty's first husband, Melvin Peel. A second child was born, John Russell and daughter Elsie in 1905. George like his family was a strong Seventh Day Adventist. George died in 1912 at age 58 and was buried next to Kitty's first husband. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hazael Manning Ayars (1812 - 1867)
  Cornelia Stanbro Ayars (1823 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Mary Pearce Ayars (1869 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  George Melvin Ayars (1894 - 1956)*
  John Russell Ayars (1899 - 1980)*
  Elsie Catherine Ayars Perry (1904 - 1961)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Franklin Ayars (1849 - 1917)*
  Alice Ayars Bennett (1852 - 1933)*
  George Manning Ayars (1854 - 1912)
  Arnold John Ayars (1861 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairplains Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Kirk Vredevelt
Record added: May 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36798811
George Manning Ayars
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George Manning Ayars
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George Manning Ayars
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