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Ida Belle Don

Female 1882 - 1940  (58 years)


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  • Name Ida Belle Don  [1, 2
    Born 25 Aug 1882  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Nov 1940  [1
    Notes 
    • At the time of the 1900 census, 17 year old Ida Don was a servant (housekeeper) in the home of Ezra and Malinda HEATH of Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan. Her date of birth was shown as Aug 1883 in Michigan.

      According to Art Peck, Ida was married first to Thomas BARNES. They were the parents of Ernestine Marilla BARNES, born 25 October 1902 and died in March, 1982 in Caro, Michigan. Her second marriage was to Clarence MITCHELL, and they were the parents of Norman James MITCHELL.

      In 1931 Ida's daughter, Ernestine BARNES married Ellis H. ABKE, and they were the parents of Janice Kay ABKE. Janice married Donald R. MAJASK.
    Person ID I5983  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father James Don,   b. Abt 1861, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Rosina Kolb,   b. 6 Jul 1861, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1933  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Bef 1879 
    Family ID F3081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.

    2. [S1610] Jacobs, BonnieMargaret McDonald "The Family Benkelman" Unpublished Manuscript, 276 pages, October 1981 Version, (Copy owned by Barney Benkelman, Helena, Montana; which he xeroxed and sent to Melinda McLemore Strong in San Antonio, Texas), p. 142 (Reliability: 3).