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Burton Sheely Ayres
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1853
Death: Dec. 9, 1929

Son of Abijah Ayres Jr. and Thurza (Theresa) Palmer, born in Canton, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He worked as a farm hand in Gaines, Kent, Michigan, where he met Madgalena Clemens. They were married on 4 November 1880 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at First (Park) Congregational Church by the Rev. J. Morgan Smith. They later moved to Grand Rapids. He was the father of Othello Burton Ayres and Thurza (Theresa) Lillian Ayres. After Magdalena's death he remarried. His second wife was Miranda Waldo; they were married on 18 July 1913 at Williamston, Ingham, Michigan, by the Rev. C. E. Robinson.

His obituary in Grand Rapids Herald, December 11, 1929, reads: "Burton S. Ayers, lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, died Monday morning at Lansing. Mr. Ayers, who was employed by the Heyman Furniture company for many years, was a member of the Maccabees. He is survived by a daughter, Lillian Ayers of Grand Rapids. The body will be returned from Lansing tonight and is to be taken to the Berton A. Spring chapel, where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment is to be in East Gaines cemetery." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Abijah Ayres (1787 - 1860)
  Theresa Palmer Ayres (1806 - 1894)
 
 Spouses:
  Lydia Miranda Earle Ayres (1850 - 1935)
  Magdalena Clemens Ayres (1859 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Othello Burton Ayres (1882 - 1929)*
  Theresa Lillian Ayres West (1884 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Hornbeck Ayres (1816 - 1885)**
  Elizabeth Ayres Strait (1818 - 1868)**
  Sheeley Ayres (1830 - 1916)**
  Mary Helen Ayres Taylor (1833 - 1915)*
  Eliza Ayres Monroe (1838 - 1896)*
  Christiana S. Ayres Weeks (1840 - 1909)*
  Marcus P. Ayres (1841 - 1898)*
  Lucy Alice Ayres Loomis (1845 - 1895)*
  Laura Naomi Ayres Whiting (1846 - 1926)*
  Andrew C Ayres (1848 - 1936)*
  Burton Sheely Ayres (1853 - 1929)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Father Burton S. 1853-1929
 
Burial:
Gaines Cemetery
Cutlerville
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 116, Grave 4
 
Created by: MartinPStarr
Record added: Feb 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34094831
Burton Sheely Ayres
Added by: MartinPStarr
 
Burton Sheely Ayres
Added by: MartinPStarr
 
Burton Sheely Ayres
Added by: MartinPStarr
 
 
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