Jennie Myrl <I>Whitmore</I> Copeland Stehle

Jennie Myrl Whitmore Copeland Stehle

Birth
Mundy Township, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Death 12 May 1961 (aged 91)
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Linden, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 34269446 · View Source
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Jennie Myrl Whitmore was the daughter of Myron Whitmore and Lola Sadler. Her grandfather Gaylord G. Sadler was a pioneer settler of Linden, Genesee County, Michigan where she would later live. Jennie was married to her first husband, David Torrey of Nankin Township, Wayne County, Michigan, on August 20, 1888, possibly in Wayne County, Michigan. Jennie was residing in Page County, Illinois at that time. It is not known how they met or how that marriage ended. She was married to her second husband, a teamster from Mt. Morris, Michigan named William Joseph Copeland on September 19, 1894. They had one son named Judson (Judd) who was born in January of 1896. William and Jennie were divorced in Flint, Michigan on April 14, 1911. On September 9, 1914, Jennie married her third husband, Linden jeweler and widower Lewis Allen Stehle. They were marred in Clio, Genesee County, Michigan. Minister E. C. C. Benson performed the ceremony while Mrs. H. C. Beardslee and Mrs. E. C. C. Benson served as witnesses. Jennie was known as a strong-willed and opinionated woman. She and Al would frequently bicker, often over politics. She was a Republican while her husband was a Democrat. Both would hang posters of their candidates up in Al's jewelry store. When Al's health declined and Jennie could no longer care for him properly, she had him sent to the county hospital in Flint where he died of heart failure on June 24, 1938. Jennie outlived her husband by many years, passing away at a Flint, Michigan hospital on May 21, 1961. Her cause of death was "medullary paralysis", a condition where the portion of the brain that controls vital functions stops working. Jennie was buried in Linden's Fairview Cemetery, but away from Al and the rest of his family.
Biography compiled by Jeff Stehle. Please credit appropriately.


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  • Maintained by: 59er
  • Originally Created by: Mark & Dee Tressel
  • Added: 27 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34269446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie Myrl Whitmore Copeland Stehle (19 Jul 1869–12 May 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34269446, citing Fairview Cemetery, Linden, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by 59er (contributor 49423200) .