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Maria A "Minnie" Clark Childs
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1876
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1898
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

Mother, Daughter, Sister, Wife.

Minnie is the oldest child of Joseph and Eva L (Irons) Clark. Eva Clark passed away in 1890, and her father subsequently married Miss Marileda E Garber in 1892. Minnie is the sister of Ernest and Myrta (Mrs. Max A Pfiester), and the half-sister of Joseph G, Bernice (Mrs. Clayton E Barkhuff), Florance A (Mrs. Williard T Hull), Lucy E (Mrs. Wesley Andrews), and Earl Clark .

At the age of 18 Minnie married Nahum Merrick Childs Jr., son of Nahum and Marianne (Thomas) Childs, in Eaton Rapids on September 2, 1894. She and Nahum had three children: Roy Merrick (1896-1898), a child who's birth and death records have not been located, and a daughter who lived only 1 1/2 days. Minnie's death occurred 12 days after the birth of her daughter. Her death certificate states the cause of death as puerperal convulsions - an all too frequent and tragic result of unsanitary conditions during childbirth throughout this time period.

Nahum Childs Jr later married Mrs. Bertha(Sweet) Rogers in Ingham Co., on 24 Dec 1900. Nahum and Bertha did not have children.

Groom's Name: Nahum M. Childs
Groom's Birth Date: 1863
Groom's Birthplace: N.Y.
Groom's Age: 31
Bride's Name: Minnie E. Clark
Bride's Birth Date: 1876
Bride's Birthplace: Mich.
Bride's Age: 18
Marriage Date: 02 Sep 1894
Marriage Place: Eaton Rapids, Ingham, Michigan
Groom's Father's Name: N.M. Childs
Groom's Mother's Name: Maria E. Thomas
Bride's Father's Name: Joseph Clark
Bride's Mother's Name: Eva Ivins
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M73792-3
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 976573
Family links: 
  Joseph A. Clark (1849 - 1916)
  Eva Irons Clark (1856 - 1890)
  Nahum Merrick Childs (1863 - 1945)
  Roy Childs (1896 - 1898)*
  Daughter Childs (1898 - 1898)*
  Maria A Clark Childs (1876 - 1898)
  Ernest Josiah Clark (1878 - 1976)*
  Myrta Lavinia Clark Pfiester (1889 - 1950)*
  Joseph G. Clark (1892 - 1931)**
  Florence A. Clark Hull (1896 - 1985)**
  Lucy E. Clark Andrews (1899 - 1990)**
*Calculated relationship
Lane Cemetery
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: Kathy
Originally Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Record added: Nov 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44808350
Maria A Minnie <i>Clark</i> Childs
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Maria A Minnie <i>Clark</i> Childs
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- Kathy
 Added: Feb. 12, 2013

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