Spotlight Sunday – Josephine Tye Booth

October 2nd, 2011 |

Name:  Josephine Tye

Birthday:  December 1870

Parents:  Tuffield Tye & Mary Gardner

Siblings:  8 siblings, 9 half-siblings

Relationship:  married to Isaac Booth, mother of 10 children

Hometown:  Buel, Sanilac, Michigan

Last Known Residence:  Presque Isle, Michigan

Education:  educated, able to read and write

Death:  December 11, 1934, at 64 years of age

Cemetery:  Memorial Park Cemetery – Presque Isle, Michigan

Relationship to Michael:  2nd great-grandmother

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Wedding Wednesday – Tuffield Tye & Sarah Golledge

September 28th, 2011 |

Tuffield Tye (50) married Sarah Golledge (17) in Lexington, Michigan 3.5 months after his wife married died.   Ann & John Golledge, both of Lexington, were witnesses to the marriage performed by Minister H.H. Smith.

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Wedding Wednesday – George Tye & Jane Drake

September 14th, 2011 |

George Tye married Jane Drake on September 14, 1889 in Harrisville, Alcona, Michigan.  They were married by Justice F.A. Buds.  (clicking on the image makes it larger)

Tombstone Tuesday – Booth

August 2nd, 2011 |

Isaac Booth & Josephine Tye Booth rest in  Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers City, Presque Isle, Michigan.  (They are Michael’s 2nd great-grandparents.)

Sympathy Saturday – Isaac E. Booth

July 30th, 2011 |

Isaac E. Booth died in the cold, winter afternoon of December 31, 1910 at 7 months old.  He was the 9th child born to Ephraim Booth & Josephine Tye of Ossineke, Alpena, Michigan, and he suffered acute indigestion and hemorrhaging of the lungs.  He is buried in Wilson Cemetery.  He is Michael’s great-granduncle. (clicking on the image makes it larger.)


Saturday Sympathy – Margarette (McKay) Booth

July 23rd, 2011 |

Margarette McKay was born in Canada on October 14, 1841 to Peter McKay and Margaret Carpenter.  She married Isaac Booth, and they had 8 children.  They immigrated to Alpena, Michigan between 1876 – 1879 where Isaac died shortly after.  Their son Isaac Ephraim Booth married Josephine Tye in 1887.  She married again, and was a housewife.  She died in 1918 at the age of 76 years.  She is buried in King Settlement Cemetery in Wilson, Alpena, Michigan.

Tuffield Tye Agricultural Census

July 22nd, 2011 |

Tuffield Tye appeared in the Agricultural Census taken on June 11, 1880 in Buel, Sanilac, Michigan.  I have not had the opportunity to find a clear copy of what all the headings read, but here is just a bit of what is recorded.

  • 3 acres of buckwheat or 17 bushels
  • 7 acres of wheat or 69 bushels
  • 250 lbs of butter made in 1879
  • 2 swine on hand… couldn’t read what it said about his cattle other than 1 had been slaughtered and 3 calves dropped

He is the owner of the farm that is worth $2500… $2500 dollars in 1880 had the same buying power as 54,000 current dollars.

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