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 Hester Clara <I>Shipley</I> Ferdon-Gloudeman

Hester Clara Shipley Ferdon-Gloudeman

Marquette County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 21 May 1936 (aged 78)
Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Block 2, Lot 25, space 1
Memorial ID 111810625 · View Source
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Born Hester Clara Shipley in Shields, Marquette Co, WI, the 2nd child of Edwin Sandys Shipley and Delilah Ellen Sharp. Her parents divorced when she was 7 months old. She migrated from WI to KS at age 2 and can be found in the 1860 census in both WI and KS (with her father and her maternal grandparents). Her mother went on to marry 3 more times in KS prior to her untimely death at age 38. At the time, Hester Clara was just 14 and was returned to WI to live with her father, his 2nd wife Sarah, and their children.

Hester Clara's first marriage was at age 17 to Timothy Ferdon. Timothy died tragically after being hit by a train, leaving Hester Clara a widow at age 24, with 3 children and 4 mo pregnant with her 4th. Two weeks after losing her husband, her 2y old son died. Hester Clara went on to marry 3 more times (Neugent, Ackerman, Gloudeman) but had no more children. She died at the home of her son, Frank Ferdon, in Antigo, WI at the age of 78.

Hester Clara loved tatting, crocheting, and other needlework. She also was a cook in the lumber camps in northern WI.

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  • Created by: Sharron Spurgeon Hanson
  • Added: 4 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111810625
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hester Clara Shipley Ferdon-Gloudeman (11 Feb 1858–21 May 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111810625, citing Antigo Cemetery, Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Sharron Spurgeon Hanson (contributor 47521641) .