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1850 US Federal Census

William Gilbert CloseAge: 74 years18191894

Name
William Gilbert Close
Birth December 12, 1819
MarriageJulia Ann NobleView this family
December 25, 1846 (Age 27 years)
Death of a wifeJulia Ann Noble
August 22, 1849 (Age 29 years)
Note:

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

Name: Julia Ann Close Gender: Female Marital Status: Married Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832 Birth Place: New York Age: 17 Death Date: Sep 1849 Cause of Death: Consumption Census year: 1850 Census Place: Barre, Orleans, New York

Burial of a wifeJulia Ann Noble
after August 22, 1849 (Age 29 years)
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MarriageMary B McGrawView this family
about 1850 (Age 30 years)
Census 1850 US Fed 1850 (Age 30 years)
Note:

Living with wife Mary at Albion, New York. Boatman.

The rest of his family are nearby.

Birth of a son
#1
William Howard Close
about 1851 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Libby Close
about 1853 (Age 33 years)
Census 1855 US NY 1855 (Age 35 years)
Note:

Living with wife Mary and family at Barre, New York. Shoemaker.

We also have a sister present but would appear to be the sister of wife Mary, rather than William.

Death of a daughterLibby Close
May 7, 1859 (Age 39 years)
Burial of a daughterLibby Close
after May 7, 1859 (Age 39 years)
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Census 1860 US Fed 1860 (Age 40 years)
Note: Living with wife Mary and family at Albion, New York. Shoe Maker and Dealer.
Milit-Beg 1863 (Age 43 years)
Publication: Period, American Civil War
Note: US Civil War Draft.
Birth of a daughter
#3
Katherine (Kittie) E Close
March 9, 1865 (Age 45 years)
Death of a brotherTheodore Close
August 1, 1865 (Age 45 years)
Burial of a brotherTheodore Close
after August 1, 1865 (Age 45 years)
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MarriageMary McDermottView this family
about 1866 (Age 46 years)
Note: Estimate. Not entirely sure about this but we have 2 children who named Mary McDermott as their mother when they married.
Birth of a son
#4
Frederick A Close
about December 1867 (Age 47 years)
Note: The 1900 census specifies December 1869 but the year doesn't correspond with any of the earlier census records.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Minnie R Close
about February 1870 (Age 50 years)
Note: The 1900 census specifies February 1874 but if that was the case she wouldn't appear on the 1870 census or have an age of 10 on the 1880 census.
Death of a motherLucy Park Hobby
May 25, 1870 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a motherLucy Park Hobby
after May 25, 1870 (Age 50 years)
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Census 1870 US Fed 1870 (Age 50 years)
Note:

Living with wife Mary and family at Saginaw, Michigan. Shoe Maker.

He's taking serious liberties with his age here.

Birth of a daughter
#6
Mary Close
May 26, 1871 (Age 51 years)
Note:

Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911

Name: Mary Close Gender: Female Birth Place: Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan Birth Date: 26 May 1871 Father's name: William Close Mother's name: Mary

Death of a daughterMary Close
August 2, 1871 (Age 51 years)
Note:

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Name: Mary Close Birth Date: abt 1871 Birth Place: Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan Death Date: 2 Aug 1871 Death Place: Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan Death Age: 0 Gender: Female Father Name: William Close Mother Name: Mary Close

Birth of a daughter
#7
Katie Close
about October 1872 (Age 52 years)
Death of a daughterKatie Close
November 19, 1872 (Age 52 years)
Note:

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Name: Katie Close Birth Date: abt 1872 Birth Place: Michigan Death Date: 19 Nov 1872 Death Place: Saginaw City, Saginaw, Michigan Death Age: 0 Marital Status: Single Gender: Female Father Name: Wm Close Mother Name: Mary Close

MarriageMary L NolanView this family
about 1874 (Age 54 years)
Note: Estimate. Not entirely sure about this but we have a number children who have Mary Nolan recorded as their mother when they were born.
Birth of a son
#8
Hobley Close
about August 31, 1876 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Howard CloseAnna Rebecca SmithView this family
about 1876 (Age 56 years)
Death of a sonHobley Close
August 31, 1876 (Age 56 years)
Burial of a sonHobley Close
September 1, 1876 (Age 56 years)
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Birth of a son
#9
Robert S Chester Close
December 15, 1879 (Age 60 years)
Note:

Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911

Name: Robert S Close Gender: Male Birth Place: Saginaw City, Michigan Birth Date: 15 Dec 1879 Baptism Place: Saginaw, Michigan Father's name: William G Close Mother's name: Mary

Census 1880 US Fed 1880 (Age 60 years)
Note: Living with wife Mary and family at Saginaw, Michigan. Shoe Maker.
Birth of a daughter
#10
Alice May Close
October 13, 1881 (Age 61 years)
Note:

Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911

Name: Alice May Close Gender: Female Birth Place: Saginaw City, Michigan Birth Date: 13 Oct 1881 Baptism Place: Saginaw, Michigan Father's name: William G Close Mother's name: Mary L Nolan

Death of a fatherGilbert Close
October 13, 1882 (Age 62 years)
Burial of a fatherGilbert Close
after October 13, 1882 (Age 62 years)
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Death of a brotherCicero M Close
June 1, 1883 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a brotherCicero M Close
after June 1, 1883 (Age 63 years)
Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62527539
Birth of a son
#11
Gilbert Willard Close
October 13, 1883 (Age 63 years)
Publication: Period, WW1
Death of a brotherEdwin J Close
April 9, 1884 (Age 64 years)
Note:

Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999

Name: Edwin Close Birth Date: 1836 Death Date: 9 Apr 1884 Age: 48 Burial Location: Leon, Decatur Cemetery: Leon General Burial Info: row 19 Source: Grave Stone Records of Decatur County, Iowa Page Number: 27

Burial of a brotherEdwin J Close
after April 9, 1884 (Age 64 years)
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Death of a wifeMary B McGraw
February 10, 1885 (Age 65 years)
Burial of a wifeMary B McGraw
after February 10, 1885 (Age 65 years)
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Birth of a son
#12
George M Close
December 23, 1885 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sonRobert S Chester Close
November 5, 1886 (Age 66 years)
Burial of a sonRobert S Chester Close
after November 5, 1886 (Age 66 years)
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Death of a sisterCynthia Elizabeth Close
March 22, 1890 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a sisterCynthia Elizabeth Close
after March 22, 1890 (Age 70 years)
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Death of a brotherGeorge E H Close
November 23, 1890 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a brotherGeorge E H Close
after November 23, 1890 (Age 70 years)
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Birth of a son
#13
Infant Close
about April 7, 1891 (Age 71 years)
Note: Estimate
Death of a sonInfant Close
about April 7, 1891 (Age 71 years)
Note: Estimate
Burial of a sonInfant Close
April 9, 1891 (Age 71 years)
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Death of a sisterMary Frances (Frankie) Close
March 19, 1892 (Age 72 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Frances (Frankie) Close
after March 19, 1892 (Age 72 years)
Note: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48329913
Marriage of a childGeorge D FosterKatherine (Kittie) E CloseView this family
about 1894 (Age 74 years)
Death June 14, 1894 (Age 74 years)
Note:

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Name: Wm. G. Close Birth Date: abt 1820 Birth Place: Conn. Death Date: 14 Jun 1894 Death Place: Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan Death Age: 74 Occupation: Harness Mker Race: White Marital Status: Married Gender: Male Father Name: Close

Obituary June 17, 1894 (3 days after death)
Note:

William G. Close Dies At The Age of 75 Years.

William G. Close, an old and esteemed resident of Saginaw, died at his home, 171 Bay Street, at 2:40 o'clock yesterday morning of a combination of diseases and old age. Deceased was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 75 years ago. When a young man he went to Albion, N.Y. It is said that when he was 18 years of age he was captain of a boat on the Erie Canal, for which James A. Garfield drove the mules. George M. Pullman was carpenter on the same boat. Mr. Close acted as chief of the fire department at Albion for a number of years. He came to Saginaw 29 years ago and has resided in this city since that time. During the first few years of his residence here he was engaged in the shoe business on Water, now Niagra, street.

Deceased was twice married. His second wife survives him. Besides his wife, a son and daughter by his first wife, William H. Close, of Duluth, and Katherine Close of Albion, N.Y., survive him; also three sons and two daughters by his second wife, Fred B., Gilbert and George and Minnie R. and Allie, all residing in this city. Mr. Close leaves a large estate, holding property in Saginaw, Albion, Jamestown and Mt. Pleasant.

In business dealings, he was strictly honest. He was highly esteemed and all who knew him mourn the loss of an honorable, upright citizen. The funeral will take place from the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday Afternoon.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 13, 1817Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
14 months
elder brother
1850 US Federal CensusJonathan Augustus Close
Birth: May 31, 1818Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: October 7, 1911San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, America
18 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
1850 US Federal CensusTheodore Close
Birth: about 1821Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: August 1, 1865Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, America
4 years
younger sister
1850 US Federal CensusLucy Caroline (Carrie) Close
Birth: about 1824Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: February 8, 1897Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, America
3 years
younger sister
21 months
younger brother
18 months
younger sister
1850 US Federal CensusLeonora E Close
Birth: about 1829Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, America
Death: February 21, 1903Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, America
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Family with Mary McDermott - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1866Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
1900 US Federal CensusMinnie R Close
Birth: about February 1870Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Death: September 9, 1935Hart, Oceana County, Michigan, America
16 months
daughter
Mary Close
Birth: May 26, 1871Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Death: August 2, 1871Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
17 months
daughter
Katie Close
Birth: about October 1872Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Death: November 19, 1872Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Family with Mary B McGraw - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1850Orleans County, New York, America
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
1855 US NY State CensusLibby Close
Birth: about 1853Orleans County, New York, America
Death: May 7, 1859Orleans County, New York, America
12 years
daughter
Family with Mary L Nolan - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1874Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
3 years
son
Hobley Close
Birth: about August 31, 1876Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Death: August 31, 1876Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
3 years
son
1880 US Federal CensusRobert S Chester Close
Birth: December 15, 1879Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Death: November 5, 1886Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
22 months
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
son
1900 US Federal CensusGeorge M Close
Birth: December 23, 1885Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Death: December 29, 1918Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
5 years
son
Infant Close
Birth: about April 7, 1891Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Death: about April 7, 1891Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, America
Family with Julia Ann Noble - View this family
himself
wife
Julia Ann Noble
Birth: February 26, 1830Henrietta, Monroe County, New York, America
Death: August 22, 1849Albion, Orleans County, New York, America
Marriage: December 25, 1846Orleans County, New York, America

Census 1850 US Fed

Living with wife Mary at Albion, New York. Boatman.

The rest of his family are nearby.

Census 1855 US NY

Living with wife Mary and family at Barre, New York. Shoemaker.

We also have a sister present but would appear to be the sister of wife Mary, rather than William.

Census 1860 US Fed

Living with wife Mary and family at Albion, New York. Shoe Maker and Dealer.

Milit-Beg

US Civil War Draft.

Marriage

Estimate. Not entirely sure about this but we have 2 children who named Mary McDermott as their mother when they married.

Census 1870 US Fed

Living with wife Mary and family at Saginaw, Michigan. Shoe Maker.

He's taking serious liberties with his age here.

Marriage

Estimate. Not entirely sure about this but we have a number children who have Mary Nolan recorded as their mother when they were born.

Census 1880 US Fed

Living with wife Mary and family at Saginaw, Michigan. Shoe Maker.

Death

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Name: Wm. G. Close Birth Date: abt 1820 Birth Place: Conn. Death Date: 14 Jun 1894 Death Place: Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan Death Age: 74 Occupation: Harness Mker Race: White Marital Status: Married Gender: Male Father Name: Close

Obituary

William G. Close Dies At The Age of 75 Years.

William G. Close, an old and esteemed resident of Saginaw, died at his home, 171 Bay Street, at 2:40 o'clock yesterday morning of a combination of diseases and old age. Deceased was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 75 years ago. When a young man he went to Albion, N.Y. It is said that when he was 18 years of age he was captain of a boat on the Erie Canal, for which James A. Garfield drove the mules. George M. Pullman was carpenter on the same boat. Mr. Close acted as chief of the fire department at Albion for a number of years. He came to Saginaw 29 years ago and has resided in this city since that time. During the first few years of his residence here he was engaged in the shoe business on Water, now Niagra, street.

Deceased was twice married. His second wife survives him. Besides his wife, a son and daughter by his first wife, William H. Close, of Duluth, and Katherine Close of Albion, N.Y., survive him; also three sons and two daughters by his second wife, Fred B., Gilbert and George and Minnie R. and Allie, all residing in this city. Mr. Close leaves a large estate, holding property in Saginaw, Albion, Jamestown and Mt. Pleasant.

In business dealings, he was strictly honest. He was highly esteemed and all who knew him mourn the loss of an honorable, upright citizen. The funeral will take place from the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday Afternoon.

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