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    Dennis SHIRKEY

    Male 1852 - 1897  (~ 45 years)


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    • Name Dennis SHIRKEY 


      • When the 1880 census was taken, “Dennis Shirkey”, age 27 was a boarder in the home of George and Susan “Weed” in Nahma (Delta), Michigan. Both George and Dennis are fisherman. In this census Dennis says he was born in Wisconsin and that his parents were born in Canada. On the same census page, there is an Edward Shirky, age 23 who says he was born in Wisconsin and that his parents were born in Wisconsin. The names Dennis Sharkey and Susan Williams first came from the Delta County, Michigan marriage record for Susie Sharkey and Joseph Kequom. Susan Sharkey said her parents were born in Wisconsin. When the 1900 census was taken, Susan “Sherkie” appears to be a widow as there is no husband in the household. She and her three children are listed as Indians, and are living in Bay De Noc Township in Delta County, Michigan. In this census Susan says she is the mother of 7 children with 4 of them living. George, Susan, and Joseph Sharkey say they are ½ Indian which probably means their father is a full white French-Canadian; and it is now clear that he is a “Chartier”. In the previous household is the Norman Williams family where both his mother and grandmother are also in the household. The grandmother, Mary Williams is listed as 102 years old. This 1900 census also says that George, Susan, and Joseph “Sherkie” are members of the Ottawa Tribe, and every member of the Williams family is Indian. According to David Frederick who is a descendant of the Joseph Kequom, Susan’s Indian name can be translated to something like “She brings water to the fire”. When the 1910 census was taken, George and Joseph Sharkey were living in the home of their brother-in-law, Moses Beaver. Moses’ wife’s name is Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a daughter of Susan and her first husband, John or George Weedon. The Delta County marriage record says Elizabeth’s maiden name is “Weedon”and she and Moses were married on September 30, 1894. Susan had a daughter, Elizabeth Weedon by her first marriage to John or George Weedon. Elizabeth married Moses Beaver in Nahma on 30 Sep 1894. The record says she was 18; but the 1880 census shows her being born in ca 1879 which would make her closer to 15 or 16. Susan’s marriage record says her first husband’s is name was George Mead, and they were married on 16 Nov 1877 in Escanaba.

      Born c.1852  WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died c.1897  Bay de Noc, Delta Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I7772  Chartier Family
      Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

      Father Edouard (Edward) CHARTIER-SHIRKEY,   b. 31 Jan 1821, Clinton River, Macomb Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Relationship Birth 
      Mother Mary J. KIRBY,   b. c.1823, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1867, Brown Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
      Relationship Birth 
      Family ID F3659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Susan WILLIAMS,   b. c.Sep 1854, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Children 
       1. George SHARKEY,   b. c.Nov 1887, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
       2. Susan (Susie) SHARKEY,   b. 28 Oct 1889, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1985, Richland, Montcalm Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [Birth]
       3. Joseph SHARKEY,   b. c.Feb 1893, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
      Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 
      Family ID F3662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Event Map
      Link to Google MapsBorn - c.1852 - WI Link to Google Earth
      Link to Google MapsDied - c.1897 - Bay de Noc, Delta Co., MI Link to Google Earth
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