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WARREN HALSEY

WARREN11 HALSEY (PETER10, OLIVER9, SILAS8, SILAS7, DANIEL6, DANIEL5, THOMAS HALSEY ALIAS4 CHAMBERS, ROBERT HALSEY ALIAS3, THOMAS HALSEY ALIAS2, JOHN HALSEY ALIAS1)
was born 19 May 1828 in Seneca County, New York,
and died 02 February 1915 in Clinton County, Michigan.

He married (1) CELIA A. WALKER 03 November 1853 in Webster,Clinton County, Michigan. She was born 1828, and died 18 November 1858 in Clinton County, Michigan.

He married (2) EUNICE JACOBS Abt. 1859. She was born 1825, and died 18 September 1861 in Clinton County, Michigan.

He married (3) ELECTA LOUISE WALKER 18 February 1862 in Danville, Michigan. She was born 13 September 1837 in Dexter, Michigan, and died 02 February 1914 in Clinton County, Michigan.

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Obituary for WARREN HALSEY

Warren Halsey passed away at 8:00 Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Coffman, aged 86 years, 8 months and 7 days. He was the oldest of ten children born to Peter Halsey and Mary (Van Vleet) Halsey. He was born at Lodi, Seneca County, New York.

At the age of 13 years, he removed with his parents to Dexter, Lima Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. He went to California in 1851 by way of Panama and when on the Pacific Ocean the boat was becalmed and they drifted for about ten days. They endured many hardships, ration becoming so short that they were reduced to two teaspoons of beans and one pint of water per day. He stayed in California two years, taking up gold claims and selling again, meeting with success. He returned by the overland route to his home in Dexter.

In early life he was converted and joined the Baptist Church and he always retained his Christian Faith. On November 3, 1853 he was united in marriage to Celia A. Walker of Webster, who departed this life, November 18, 1858. To this unoin two children were born, Frank Halsey of Riley Township and Florence, who died in infancy, aged 5 months, 18 days.

He was again united in marriage to Mrs. Eunice Jacobs of Riley who died September 8,1861. On February 16,1862 he was united in marriage to Electa L. Walker of Dansville, Michigan. They resided in Bengal 44 years. While there he held several township offices. Nine years ago they moved to St.Johns where they resided until Mrs Halsey's death which occurred just one year ago, after which he moved to the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Coffma.

To this union were born seven children, three sons and four daughters, one son, Willie, died in infancy and Henry, of Olive died about seven years ago. The children who survive him are Mrs. Cora Gerberich of Marion, Mrs Emma Huggett of Olive, Mrs Luna Coffman and Charlie Halsey of Bingham and Mrs. Sylvia Cheney of near Ithaca.

Besides his children,he is survived by twenty grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, one brother Charlie Halsey of Pontiac and three sisters, Mrs. Louise Cooper of Port Huron, Mrs. Maggie Stanton of Diamondale and Mrs. Mary Lyon of St. Johns.

He was kind and loving and will be greatly missed by his children and a host of friends and neighbors who are left to mourn their loss.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, Reverend G.S. Northrup of Williamston officiating. Internment was made in St. John's, Michigan.

St. John's, Michigan February 2,1915

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Notes for CELIA A. WALKER:
Consumption was the cause of death of Celia Halsey.
Eunice Halsey died in childbirth.
Burials are in St. Johns Cemetery.

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Notes for ELECTA LOUISE WALKER:
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Children of WARREN HALSEY and CELIA WALKER are:

i. FRANCIS GARDNER12 HALSEY, b. 29 August 1854, Riley Township Clinton County, Michigan; d. 20 June 1932, Clinton County, Michigan.
ii. FLORENCE HALSEY, b. 18 November 1858.
Notes for FLORENCE HALSEY:
Florence died in infancy aged 5 months and 18 days. She is buried in St. Johns, Michigan.

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Children of WARREN HALSEY and ELECTA WALKER are:
iii. HENRY PETER
12 HALSEY, b. 07 February 1863, Clinton County, Michigan; d. 15 March 1907, Clinton County, Michigan.
iv. WILLIAM HALSEY, b. 1864; d. 1864.
v. CORA HALSEY, b. 04 June 1865, Bengal Twp. Clinton County, Michigan; d. 14 January 1940.
vi. EMMA LOUISE HALSEY, b. 29 July 1867, Bengal Twp. Clinton County, Michigan; d. 01 March 1926, Clinton County, Michigan.
vii. LUNA VASHTI ELECTA HALSEY, b. 09 July 1869, Bengal Twp. Clinton County, Michigan; d. 29 November 1951.
viii. CHARLIE WARREN HALSEY, b. 26 September 1875, Bengal Twp. Clinton County, Michigan; d. 26 May 1959, Clinton County, Michigan.
ix. SYLVIA ELIZA HALSEY, b. 23 December 1878, Bengal Twp. Clinton County, Michigan; d. 18 June 1969.

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