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Family of Walter SHARLAND and Charlotte DARDIE

Husband: Walter SHARLAND (1862-1944)
Wife: Charlotte DARDIE (c. 1871-bef1909)
Children: Nellie May SHARLAND (1899-1962)
Marriage 26 Oct 1898 Mason - Ingham, Michigan, USA

Husband: Walter SHARLAND

Name: Walter SHARLAND1,2
Sex: Male
Father: George SHARLAND (1830-1909)
Mother: Mary Ann MELHUISH (1830-1891)
Birth 31 Aug 1862 Cruwys Morchard, Devon, England
Death 26 Mar 1944 (age 81)

Wife: Charlotte DARDIE

Name: Charlotte DARDIE1,2
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. 1871 Ontario, Canada
Birth c. 1871 Ontario, Canada
Death bef 1909 (age 37-38)

Child 1: Nellie May SHARLAND

Name: Nellie May SHARLAND1,2
Sex: Female
Birth 10 Jul 1899 Marion - Livingston, Michigan, USA
Death May 1962 (age 62) Orange, Florida, USA

Note on Husband: Walter SHARLAND - shared note

Born in Cruwys Morchard, Devon 31st March 1862 (Source: Sharland Stephenson) In 1871 he was aged 8 years living in the family home at Thorverton, Devon. PRO Ref: RG10/2166 Folio 20 Page 7


Possibly sailed on the Aragen from Bristol arriving at New York on the 16th September 1878. A Walter Sharland, Youth aged 20 is found amongst the New York Passenger Ships list. Although I have not found him on either 1880 US federal census or the 1881 UK census.


On 26th October 1898 he married Lottie Dardie in Mason, Livingston (Livinston County Marriages Vol 4 page 137 Year 1898 ) Actual date from Sharland Stephenson.


On the census return for 1900 Walter is renting a property in Unadilla, Livingston, Michigan which he is farming. He is reported to have arrived in the US in 1881 and been resident for 19 years. By this time he has a 10 month old baby daughter.

Source: 1900 US Federal Census T623_726 Page 3B ED 75


By the time the 1910 census comes around Lottie has died and Walter has remarried. The marriage to Ida Clements on the 8th September 1909 in Gladwin, Gladwin, Michigan. Information taken by the LDS local extracted record Batch No M017396. The record shows Walfer being the son of Geo Sharland and Mary Ann Melhuish. At the time of the census Walter and Ida are residing in Gladwin, he is 47.

Source:1910 US Federal Census T624_646 Page 3B Ed 179 Image 81


The next census shows him residing in Grout and owning his own farm. He became a nationalised citizen in 1916. Besides his wife and his only daughter also in the household listed as boarders are 10 year old Joseph Niles and 7 year old Catherine Niles.

Source: 1920 US Federal Census Roll 625_766 Page 1A ED 178 Image 1059


At the time of the 1930 census and aged 67 Walter was an inpatient in the Traverse City State Hospital for the Insane

Source: 1930 US Federal Census Roll 988 Page 19B ED 16 Image 977.0



Traverse City State Hospital was established in 1885 and underwent many name changes until its closure in 1989. Patients were treated with kindness, comfort and pleasantness. Straightjackets were forbidden and work thereapy was encouraged through working on the farm, in the carpentry workshop or in the canning plant. The Hospital was largely self sufficient.

Source: Wikipedia and Rootsweb


Died 20th March 1944 (Sharland Stephenson)

Note on Wife: Charlotte DARDIE - shared note

Believed to be the daughter of William and Eleanor Dardie. At the time of the 1881 canadian census the family were resident at Greenock, Bruce, South Ontario, Canada. On that same census was William aged 8 and on the 28th January 1896 he married Emma Keppin at Howell, Livingston, Michigan giving his parents names as Wlm Dardie and E Gibson. This information was extracted from local records by the LDS but also is supporting evidence that Lottie is William and Eleanors daughter by location.


Date or place of death is unknown but it was after the 1900 census but prior to Walters 2nd marriage in 1909


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2"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009