|Birth: ||May 15, 1835|
County Dublin, Ireland
|Death: ||Dec. 15, 1905|
Civil War veteran.
CEMETERY RECORDS say age 69.
STAMBAUGH, MICHIGAN CENTENNIAL,1882-1982: 100 YEARS ON THE HILL centennial book "Family Histories: Theodore James Waldron" page 92
Theodore James Waldron was a native of Dublin, Ireland where he was born in the year 1810 . At the age of 16 years, he left his homeland to come to the United States, the voyage being made in a sailing ship that consumed the greater part of two months in crossing the Atlantic.
With the development of the mines, he found employment and made Stambaugh his home. Upon the establishment of railway service to this area, Mr. Waldron was joined by his wife and son Theodore Thomas. Theodore J. passed away in 1905.
His son Theodore Thomas was married to Adelaide Hall on November 27, 1900 at St. Agnes church in Iron River. Theodore Thomas was a surface miner and also worked at diamond drilling. He was active in the growth of the village, serving as trustee and constable for many years. He passed away in 1955 and his wife Adelaide, the following year in 1956. They had four children: Clarence J., Theodore Thomas Jr., Ione and Ruth.
Clarence J. was born in 1902 and married Evelen Medler in 1926. They are both now deceased-Clarence in 1976 and Evelen in 1972. They had two sons: Clarence David and Jerome Paul. Clarence David served in the Armed Forces for 20 years, is married to Lorraine Greenlund and is now employed by the Crystal Falls branch of the Postal Service. Jerome is married to Nancy Christofferson and is a teacher at the Forest Park Schools, served in the Army and they have three children: Mary, Annie and Kay.
Theodore Thomas Jr. was born on August 3, 1904. He married Harriet Elizabeth Ivey in 1926 and has one son. Ted worked in the underground mines throughout his working career beginning with the Oliver Mine in 1921 and hung up his hard hat for the last time at the Hiawatha No. 2 in 1966. Harriet and Ted's son, William James, was born in 1945 and is married to Elizabeth Miller of Washington, D. C. They have two children: Victoria Kay and James Theodore. Bill has a Masters Degree and is a music teacher with the U.S. Department of Navy. After teaching in Japan and Bermuda for several years, he is now teaching in Korea.
Ione Genevieve was born in 1906, married to Clair Butterfield in 1927. They lived in Pennsylvania and had three children: Tom, Dick and Larry. Ione is now deceased.
Ruth Louise was born in 1908, married to Ambrose Christofferson and resides in California. They have three children: Carol, Linda and Dean.
A HISTORY OF IRON COUNTY MICHIGAN by Jack Hill "Stambaugh Township" page 107 (excerpt)
It may be of interest at this point to recall some of the early settlers who made their way to the area while it was still a part of Iron River Township and whose kin continue to reside in the district. Among these was James Waldron, who came in the year 1882. Most of these pioneers chose to settle in the village which is now the City of Stambaugh.
INFORMATION FROM RELATIVE great-great granddaughter Ellen Waldron.
Theodore Thomas Waldron (1877 - 1955)*
Plot: Block 9 Lot 21
Created by: Dale Safford
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35860873
This person was featured in the 3rd annual cemetery tour in west Iron County, held at Stambaugh Cemetery in June of 2010. The presentation was done by great-great granddaughter Ellen Waldron. May your memory live on.|
Added: Nov. 29, 2014