Picture Courtesy of Marguerite Berry-Jackson
Richard Carrothers Family
John Berry, Sr., Melinda (Minnie) Berry-Carrothers holding Norman D., Jr. (Nubbs) & Norman Douglas Carrothers
Ely, MI Shingle Mill 1905
Richard Carrothers was born in Virginia. He married Frances Spear, also of Virginia. They moved to Drake County, OH, where they raised their family of two. James Richard was born June 10, 1843, and died July 5, 1928. The dates of their son Daniel are unknown.
James Richard Carrothers married Harriett Perdue and to this union, six children were born: Edward December 26, 1870, in Eau Claire; Norman Wallace born June 21, 1874, in Pipestone, MI; Oscar born May 8, 1877, in Covert, MI; Minnie born May 17, 1880, in Covert; Alfred born August 4, 1883, in Covert and Effie Jane, born July 18, 1891, in Mecosta, MI. Harried died in Mecosta, MI.
James Richard Carrothers met his second wife when visiting at the William Berry home. Her name was Annie Anderson-Madison. She had three children: Joseph, Vivian, and Rowena. They moved to Coloma after their marriage. James Richard Carrothers died in 1928 and Annie Anderson-Carrothers died in 1930.
No information is available for Edward Carrothers.
Norman Wallace Carrothers, second son of James Richard Carrothers and Harriet Perdue-Carrothers married Ida Morgan, daughter of Aaron and Johanna Lett-Morgan. to this union two children were born: Mabel (1896-1918) and James Aaron, (1900-1983). Ida died of typhoid fever and the children were raised by the Morgan family in Mecosta.
Norman then married Malinda Dianne Berry, daughter of Isaac and Lucy Millard-Berry. to this union three children were born: Norman Douglas, August 1, 1904, in Ely, MI; Mildred July 25, 1906, and Muriel, January 16, 1908. Malinda also died. After Malinda's death, he married Cebe Mason-Wright. He later married Mary Helen Dickerson and a Winifred. No last name is known. No children were born to these marriages. Norman Wallace Carrothers, Sr. died April 2, 1942.
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