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Re: Close family

Posted: 15 Aug 2011 10:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Aug 2011 8:06AM GMT
Surnames: Close, Haskell, Haskill, Farrington, Dockham
It's been 10 years since your post, and I have just now seen it, so I apologize for the very late response!

I have not yet established a connection between Perry Close and my Close family, but I think there must be one, since members of both families lived in Gaylord at one time or another.

In my Close research, I've come across Perry and his wife several times. I believe Perry and his wife are both buried at Bagley Cemetery in Gaylord. Perry C. Close, b. July 14, 1887, d. Sept. 17, 1967.
Eity A. Close, b. Dec. 17, 1889, d. Oct. 6, 1974
Perry and Eity also had an infant daughter, Mary, b. 1912, d. 1913.

I also have information about several other Close individuals that do not seem to be related to me.

Eity's and Bertha's mother was Mary L. Haskill or Haskell, born in Michigan about 1868. According to the 1930 census, Mary's father was born in New York and her mother was born in Michigan.

I found a mention of Mary Haskell's death in the archives of the Otsego
County Herald and Times online. The notice (in the Thursday May 26, 1949 edition) said that Robert Farrington and his wife, of Flint, had attended the funeral of his aunt, Mary Haskell, on Monday. So she probably died around May 19, 1949.

I also just found that the parents of Bertha M. Haskell (born 1888 in Lapeer, MI) and "Ettie" Haskell (born 1889 in Lapeer) were Curtis Haskell and
Mary L. Dockham, (from Otsego County births on rootsweb).
Curtis Haskell is listed there as born in Lapeer in 1865, (no parents listed). I didn't find a record of Mary Dockham's birth, so she may have been born in a different county. There are a number of other Haskells, however.

Hope this helps.

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