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Ellen E. Cline Ayrault
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Birth: Sep., 1858
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1914
Sault Sainte Marie
Chippewa County
Michigan, USA

Death Cert. Reads:

~Age: 55y (safe to say since her death came on Jan. 6, 1914, she was 55 in 1913 = 1858)

~Widowed at time of death

~Daughter of Ephraim & Edna (Oxford) Cline both born in Oakland County, MI

~Cert. Informent: George A. Cady of Soo (Sault St Marie)Michigan


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I just have a few comments about her entry.

While the grave marker does spell her name as Cline, I don't believe this to be absolutely 100% correct and here are 2 census' to indicate that the surname was spelled as Kline:

CENSUS: 1870 Census Pontiac, 5th Ward, Oakland, MI pg. 40 328/320 Ephraim Kline, age 40, carpnter, 2,000/1,500, born NJ, blk 19; Caroline, age 24, keeping house, born NJ; Clara, age 14, at school, born MI, attended school; Ellen, age 12, at school, born MI, attended school; Ralph, age 8, at school, born MI, attended school; Jennie, age 3, born MI

1900 Census Detroit, 4th Ward, Wayne, MI Supervisor's District No. 116, Enumeraiton District No. 43, Sheet No. 43B 100 Delaware 60/60 Jesse Ayrault, head, born March 1859, age 41, married 17 years, born NY, parents, born NY, letter carrier, read/write/speak English, owned with mortagage a home; Ella E., wife, born Sept 1858, age 41, married 17 years 2 children 1 living, born MI, father born NJ, mother born MI, read/write/speak English; George A., son, born July 1885, age 15, single, born MI, father born NY, other born MI, attended school 10 months, read/write/speak English

In addition, in the Oakland County, Michigan probate files, I found Ephraim (Ellen's father) Kline's father's probate which is transcribed as follows: Peter Kline, died intestate, filed 23 Sept 1846. Heirs: Sarah Kline, wife, Wiliam Manassa, Jacob, Ephraim, Margaret Kline, children. Apparently Betsey Rosebury was a daughter, see reference #673. Also Sally Ann Lmaberton, see #673 and #677. Property in Oakland Twp. Adm. Wm. M. Axford.
Ephraim Kline - also reference #575, 673 and 676.

Next the interpretation of her mother's name is also a mistake. Edna was an Axford, not an Oxford. While it is true that the name can be interchanged and spelled with an O, in this particular case, the family name has also always been spelled as Oxford, even while they were living in New Jersey before migrating to Michigan some time around 1834 or thereabouts.

Based on the 1900 census, it gives her month of birth to be September. and I believe the location of her birth to be Rochester Twp., Avon Twp., Oakland, MI. Since it would be safe to put Michigan and Oakland county, you might want to check to see if Rochester is one of the towns that can be included in the drop down menu.

George Cady, the informant was the husband of Ellen's Sister Clara. It looks like to me, when reviewing the death certificate that when he was writing Ellen's father's surname that he started to spell it with the K, then changed his mind and changed it to a C. You can see that there are two letters.

What has me real curious is to why, if she lived her entire life in Michigan would her body be removed and buried in Colorado? While I do see that her tombstone and the information says she is buried there, it leaves me wondering in any case. Curious question to say the least. Maybe she took a trip there and because it is such beautiful country just decided she wanted to be buried there. But even so, why??? You are probably not related and can't answer the question. I just speculating in my mind in any case.
Family links: 
  Ephraim Cline (1830 - 1875)
  Edna Axford Cline (1837 - 1869)
  Jesse B Ayrault (1859 - 1913)
  Ralph Cline*
  Jennie Cline (____ - 1888)*
  Ellen E. Cline Ayrault (1858 - 1914)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Mrs J B Ayrault, Buried: 1/6/1914 / Source: City of Colo Spgs online cemetery data, 03/01/09
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 00063 000023 - 0000NW
Maintained by: Randy Gladstone
Originally Created by: Joe & Connie, and Mariah
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34341101
Ellen E. <i>Cline</i> Ayrault
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- Christie Trapp
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012
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- Randy Gladstone
 Added: Apr. 14, 2012

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