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Family of Walter SHARLAND and Ida L CLEMENTS

Husband: Walter SHARLAND (1862-1944)
Wife: Ida L CLEMENTS (c. 1876- )
Marriage 8 Sep 1909 Gladwin, 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)


Name: Ida L CLEMENTS1,2
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. 1876 Michigan, 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: Ida L CLEMENTS - shared note

Parents names on marriage registration given as John Clements and Lydia Papworth


1880 US Federal Census Ida was aged 4 years residing with her parents in Marion, Livingston, Michigan. her father was a farmer.

Source: Roll T592 Family History Fim 1254592 Page 185.2000 ED 193 Image 0373


1900 Ida was a 24 yr old servant to William H Bland and his wife Rosana in Putnam, Livingston, Michigan USA

Source 1900 US federal census Roll T623_726 Page 12A ED 78


In 1909 she mbecame Walter Sharland's 2nd wife. They had no children


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