Amanda Alice Shirk

Amanda Alice Shirk

Female 1878 - 1937  (58 years)

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  • Name Amanda Alice Shirk  [1, 2
    Born 27 Dec 1878  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 03 Jan 1937  Age at Death: 58/Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 06 Jan 1937  Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I27  Larry and Carole King Murray Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Father Jacob K. Shirk,   b. 31 May 1852, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1881, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Eugenia (Jennie) Lair,   b. 11 Aug 1857, Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1901, Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 10 Jun 1875  Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Louis (Richard) Clovis Vourron,   b. 13 Jun 1878, Louisville, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1951, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1898  Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Published in the Stark County Democrat on March 3, 1898:
      Two worthy young couples were united in wedlock on Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's church by Rev. Father Kunnert. They were Mr. Alonzo Lair and Miss Jennie Morton and Mr. Louis Vourron and Miss Manda Sherlock.
    Children 
     1. Blanche Lucy Vourron,   b. 10 Oct 1898, Louisville, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1981, Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Charles Vourron,   b. 15 Jun 1900, Stark County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1931, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Emma C. Vourron,   b. 30 Mar 1903, Canton, Stark County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1974, Euclid, Cuyahoga County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Alfred J. Vourron,   b. 21 Jan 1906, Canton, Stark County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1989, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Louis Richard Vourron,   b. 05 Aug 1908, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1989, Cuyahoga County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Ila Rose Vourron,   b. 18 Apr 1914, Canton, Stark County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1980, Huntington Beach, Orange County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Frank August Vourron,   b. 03 Jan 1917, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1966, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     8. Marie Martha Vourron,   b. 04 Jul 1919, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1994, Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F68  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Frank H. Guittar,   b. 25 Mar 1872, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1927, Canton, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elsie May Guittar,   b. 02 May 1894, Stark County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1964  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F3008  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Louis Richard Vourron and Amanda (Shirk) Vourron family, circa 1908
    Louis Richard Vourron and Amanda (Shirk) Vourron family, circa 1908

    Documents
    Stark County Democrat 03-03-1898
    Stark County Democrat 03-03-1898
    Frank Guittar Stark County Democrat 06-16-1905
    Frank Guittar Stark County Democrat 06-16-1905

  • Notes 
    • She's mentioned in a Shirk family book which was written by her great uncle in 1914: "Jacob was born near Louisville, Ohio, in 1852, married Miss Jennie Curtie, of French descent. To them were born three children, one boy dying in infancy; and two girls, Ella and AMANDA, both married, and living in Cleveland, O. Jacob K., their father died Oct. 1881, aged 29 years, buried at Bremen, Ind." [Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, p. 58]

      She's found in the 1880 census in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN: SHIRK, Jacob (28); wife Jennie (22); children Allie (4); Manda (2); and Monroe (6/12). Jacob, Jennie and Ellen were born in Ohio; Amanda and Monroe were born in Indiana. Jacob's occupation was given as laborer.

      Amanda's father, Jacob, died in Indiana and her mother, Jennie, took her children back home to Ohio, where she married Isaiah Johnson, with whom she had three sons.

      Published in the Stark County Democrat on March 3, 1898, page: Two worthy young couples were united in wedlock on Tuesday morning at St. Jospeh's church by Rev. Father Kunnert. They were Mr. Alonzo Lair and Miss Jennie Morton and Mr. Louis Vourron and Miss Manda Sherlock.

      In the 1900 Marlboro Township Census, an Elsie Sherrick (b. May 1894, age 6, grandchild) is listed in the household of Jennie Johnson. Elsie was born to Amanda. In 1900, Amanda was married to Louis Vourron and stated she had two children, two living, but only daughter Blanche is listed in the household with her. This is further substantiated by the Will of Jennie Cartier Shirk Johnson, who left $50 to Elsie, daughter of Manda Vourron.

      When her mother's Will was probated, Amanda received money on behalf of her nephew Austin Landon. She was listed as his Guardian in court papers. Her mother also bequeathed her $100.00, one bed, my room carpet and three pictures and frames, vis. her father's, her mother's and her grandmother Cartier's.

      Published in the Stark County Democrat on June 16, 1905:
      GUITTAR BOUND OVER
      Frank Guittar was bound over to the common pleas court Tuesday by Judge Spitler. Manda Vourron of Marlboro township preferred paternity charges against Guittar. The child in question is about ten years old, the mother having since been married.

      Amanda is mentioned in a Shirk family book which was written by her great uncle in 1914: "Jacob was born near Louisville, Ohio, in 1852, married Miss Jennie Curtie, of French descent. To them were born three children, one boy dying in infancy; and two girls, Ella and AMANDA, both married, and living in Cleveland, O. Jacob K., their father died Oct. 1881, aged 29 years, buried at Bremen, Ind." [Shirk Family History and Genealogy from 1665 to 1914, p. 58]

      Obituary (January 5, 1937): Vourron: Amanda, age 58, residence, 15413 St. Clair ave., beloved wife of Louis, mother of Mrs. A. Esmond, Mrs. Victor Konst, Ila, Marie, Alfred, Louis, Frank and Charles (deceased). Friends may call at the S. H. Johnston Funeral Home, 15314 Maeauley ave., corner of E. 152d st. and Lake Shore blvd. Services will be held from St. Joseph's Church, corner St. Clair ave. and E. 144th st., Wednesday at 9 a. m.

      Amanda Vourron is buried at Highland Cemetery, Section 6, Tier 22, Grave 16.

  • Sources 
    1. [S469] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited;), Year: 1880; Census Place: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: 309; Family History Film: 1254309; Page: 357C; Enumeration District: 161; Image: 0331..
      Birth date: abt 1878 Birth place: Indiana Residence date: 1880 Residence place: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, United States

    2. [S577] Web: Ohio, Find A Grave Index, 1787-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    3. [S99] Certificate of Death, Ohio State File No. 1057.

    4. [S374] Stark County Marriages, 8-388.

    5. [S374] Stark County Marriages, Vol. 16, pg. 323.