Eugenia (Jennie) Lair

Eugenia (Jennie) Lair

Female 1857 - 1901  (43 years)

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  • Name Eugenia (Jennie) Lair  [1, 2
    Born 11 Aug 1857  Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jun 1901  Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Sacred Heart of Mary, Harrisburg, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I408  Larry and Carole King Murray Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Father Nicholas Lair,   b. Abt 1820, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Julia Ann Poto,   b. 1819, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F13582  Group Sheet

    Family 1 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) 
    Married 10 Jun 1875  Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Mary Ellen (Helen) Shirk,   b. 17 Oct 1875, Nimishillen Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930  (Age < 54 years)
     2. Amanda Alice Shirk,   b. 27 Dec 1878, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1937, Age at Death: 58/Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. James Monroe Shirk,   b. Nov 1879, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1880, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Isaiah J. Johnson,   b. 24 May 1859, Lexington Twp., Stark County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1896, Louisville, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 05 Aug 1884  Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • On August 5, 1884, Isaiah Johnson applied for a marriage license in Stark County, Ohio: State of Ohio, Stark County, SS: personally Isaiah J. Johnson applying for License for himself to be Married to Jane Shirk, who being sworn, says that he is over the age of twenty-one years, and is unmarried, that the said Jane Shirk is over the age of eighteen years, and is unmarried, resides in Stark County, and that they are not nearer akin than second cousin, and he knows of no legal impediment to said marriage. /s/ Isaiah J. Johnson They were married on August 5, 1884 by Jonathan Hudson, Justice of the Peace for said County.
    Children 
     1. Lloyd Isaiah Johnson,   b. 27 Jul 1887, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1946, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Harvey Johnson,   b. May 1890, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1909, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     3. Floren Lowry Johnson,   b. 16 Jan 1892, Lexington Twp., Stark County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1946, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Eugenia (Jennie) Cartier Shirk Johnson
    Eugenia (Jennie) Cartier Shirk Johnson

    Documents
    Eugenia (Jennie) Cartier Shirk Johnson obituary
    Eugenia (Jennie) Cartier Shirk Johnson obituary

  • Notes 
    • She's found in the 1860 census in Marlboro, Stark County, Ohio: LAWYER, Nicholas (40); Julian (40); Justus (11); Frederick (10); Louisa (8); Julia (3); Jane (2). Nicholas and Julian were born in France; the remainder of the household in Ohio. Nicholas was a laborer.

      She's found in the 1870 census in Marlboro Township, Stark County, OH: QUARTIER, August (37); Julian (37); Julia (14); Eugenie (12); Louisa (16). August was a farmer. He was born in France; everyone else in the household was born in Ohio. His real estate was valued at $2,600 and his personal estate was valued at $230.00. [Editorial Note: Augustas should have been about 56 when this census was taken, not 37. It's also interesting to note that the daughters were not listed by age. According to Julia's death certificate, she was actually born after Eugenia. Louisa was Julia's daughter from her marriage; not a daughter of August Cartier and Julia Anna Pattot.]

      On June 7th, 1875, August Cartier applied for a marriage license for Jacob Shirk and Jennie Cartier: "State of Ohio, Stark County, SS: Personally came August Cartier applying for License for Jacob K. Shirk to be married to Jennie Cartier who being duly sworn, says that the said Jacob K. ---- is over the age of twenty-one years, and is unmarried, that the said Jennie C--- is over the age of 16 years & 10 months and is unmarried, resides in Stark County, and that he knows of no legal impediment to said marriage , parties are not related to each other & I consent to the marriage of my daughter. /s/ August Cartier. Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 7th day of June, A.D. 1875." The marriage took place on June 10, 1875.

      She's found in the 1880 census in St. Joseph County, Indiana: Portage Twp., Marion Street, South Bend: SHIRK, Jacob, 28 (born in Ohio; father in PA; mother in Ohio; Jennie, 22 (born in Ohio; both parents born in France); Allie, 4 (born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio); Manda, 2 (born in Indiana; both parents born in Ohio); Monroe, 6/12 (b. Nov.) (born in Indiana; both parent born in Ohio).

      On August 5, 1884, Isaiah Johnson applied for a marriage license in Stark County, Ohio: State of Ohio, Stark County, SS: personally Isaiah J. Johnson applying for License for himself to be Married to Jane Shirk, who being sworn, says that he is over the age of twenty-one years, and is unmarried, that the said Jane Shirk is over the age of eighteen years, and is unmarried, resides in Stark County, and that they are not nearer akin than second cousin, and he knows of no legal impediment to said marriage. /s/ Isaiah J. Johnson They were married on August 5, 1884 by Jonathan Hudson, Justice of the Peace for said County.

      When Augustus Cartier died in 1894, in administration of his Estate, his heirs were named as follows: Jennie Johnson dau. Louisville, OH; Julia Mullen, dau. Barryville, OH; Celestine Cartier, son, Louisville, OH; Mary Ann Mullen, dau. Barryville, OH; James Cartier, son, Alliance, OH; and Frank Cartier, son, residence unknown. [Editorial Note: In 1870, Julia, Eugenia and Louise (all daughters of Julia Poto Lair, from her first marriage) where listed with Augustus and Julia as Cartier. When he died, Augustus named Julia and Eugenia as his heirs, but not Louise?]

      Eugenia is found in the 1900 Census, Marlboro Township, Stark County, Ohio: Jennie Johnson, b. Aug. 1857; age 42; widow; 8 children, 5 living born Ohio; both parents b. in France In addition to her sons, there are listed: Austin Landon, grandchild, b. Mar. 1892, age 8 Elsie Sherrick, grandchild, b. May 1894, age 6

      Taken from letter to Mr. Vourron, from "Sandy" dated May 19, 1981: On 11 June 1901, Jennie died leaving her 3 sons as orphans. My grandfather Floren was the youngest at 9 years old. Your mother and Ellen were already married. My grandfather was raised by a family named "Jolly."

      Jennie died 11 June 1901, Stark Co. Her cause of death is listed as paralysis.

      Jennie wrote her Will on the 16th day of Feb. 1901; it was probated on the 15th day of June 1901. Jennie's Will:
      In the name of the benevolent father of all: I, Jennie Johnson of Marlboro Tp. Stark Co. Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament:
      Item Ist: I give and devise to my daughter Manda Vourron one hundred dollars, one bed, my room carpet and three pictures and frames vis. her father's, her mother's and her grandmother Cartier's.
      Item 2nd: to Elsie, daughter of Manda Vourron, I give and devise fifty dollars.
      Item 3rd: I give and devise to my daughter Ella Landon one dollar.
      Item 4th: I give and devise to my three sons vis. Loyde Johnson, Harvey Johnson and Flory Johnson, all the remainder of my property both real and personal, each son to receive an equal share.
      Item 5th: I do hereby nominate and appoint Charles J. Gulling Executor of this my last will and testament. I have hereunto set my hand this 16th day of February, 1901.
      /s/ Jennie Johnson -- by her mark
      Witnesses: Joseph Lair and Chas. J. Gulling

      Six days later, Jennie added a codicil to that Willl:
      Whereas I Jennie Johnson on Feb. 16, 1901 made my last will of that day do hereby declare the following to be a codicil. I do hereby give and bequeath to Austin son of Ella Landon fifty $50 dollars. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 22 day of Feb. 1901.
      /s/ Jennie Johnson -- by her mark
      Witnesses: Joseph Lair and Chas. Gulling

      When the Application to Probate Will was filed, her heirs were listed as follows: Manda Vourron, daughter, Canton, O. Ellen Landon, daughter, Buffalo, N.Y. Lloyd Johnson, aged 16 years, son, Barryville, O. Harvey Johnson, aged 11 years, son, Barryville, O. Florin Johnson, aged 9 years, son, Barryville, O.

      Obituary from Louisville Herald, 6/13/1901, p. 1: DIED. Mrs. Jennie Johnson died at her home at Five Corners, Monday afternoon, after a long illness caused by paralysis. Two daughters and one son survive. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church, at Barryville, this morning, and the remains were buried in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was the wife of Isaiah Johnson, who was killed at the boiler explosion which occurred at the Louisville Brick & Tile Co.'s works a few years ago.

      She's buried in Row 8 of the Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery in Nimishillen Township, Stark County, Ohio. According to her grave, her date of birth was August 11, 1858; however, family history indicates that it was actually August 11, 1857.

      When her son Floren L. Johnson married in 1914, his parents' names were given as Isaac Johnson and Jane Cautchey. When he died in 1946, his parents' names were given on his death certificate as Isaiah Johnson (born Lexington Township, Ohio) and Jennie Cartier (born Marlboro, Ohio).

      DNA tests have confirmed a connection between Eugenia's great grandson, and a great grandchild of Joseph Lair, son of Nicholas Lair and Julia Poto.

  • Sources 
    1. [S467] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Marlboro, Stark, Ohio; Roll: T623_1322; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 125..
      Birth date: Aug 1857 Birth place: Ohio Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Marlborough Township, Stark, Ohio

    2. [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 1858 Birth place: Ohio Residence date: 1880 Residence place: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, United States

    3. [S373] Stark County Death Records, Volume 4, Page 131.

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