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Eva Florence Backus     3rd C 3xR
b. 14 May 1867, #812
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Father   Sewell W Backus b. circa 1843
Mother   Barbara E Havens1 b. 1843, d. 26 March 1871

Name Variation Eva Florence Backus was also found as Florence Eva Backus. 

Birth 14 May 1867 Eva Florence was born on 14 May 1867 at Berlin Center, Ionia county, Michigan. She is 3 years old on the 1870 census. 2,3 This birth place has been found on the internet as Berlin, Germany.  Not correct!!!!

     Census information 

Marriage 1 January 1890 Eva Florence Backus, 22 years old, married Arthur Godfrey, who was 19 years old, , son of Zara J Godfrey and Alice N Day, 1 January 1890 in Odessa, Ionia county, Michigan.5  

Death 1953 Eva died in Colorado Spring Colorado and is buried in Fairview Cemetery at 1000 South 26th street on the West side of Colorado Springs.

Question Who is the Alphonse Shilling b. 1872 d. 1960 that is buried on the same plot with Eva, Arthur and son Wilbur in Fairview Cemetery??????

Family Arthur Godfrey  b. 22 June 1870
Children  1. Leita B Godfrey+ b. Jun 18919
  2. Voight E Godfrey+ b. 7 Mar 1894, d. 25 Aug 19619
  3. Otto Laverne Godfrey+ b. 25 May 1896, d. 26 Aug 19969
  4. Wilbur Godfrey b. 27 Feb 1903, d. 25 Mar 194510

  1. [S385] ""A Havens line of New York and Michigan" by Eva Murrell Harmison; via Havens Harbor by Jo Havens Wright in 1992. Appears to have been from 1966 info of LDS.".
  2. [S1308] Download, 1870 US census, Berlin, Ionia county, Michigan page 28 line 30 res 222 fam 225.
  3. [S1308] Download, user submitted tree with no name gives the place as Berin Center.
  4. [S1308] Download, 1880 US census, Odessa, Ionia county, MI ED 103 p323A, line 1.
  5. [S183] "Email, no hard copy" , Robin Floyd.
  6. [S1308] Download, 1900 US census Browne Kent county Michigan ED 37.
  7. [S1308] Download, 1910 US census Sunfield twp, Eaton county, Michigan, ED 94, p10B.
  8. [S1308] Download, 1930 US census Wilcox, Newago co., Michigan ED184, p8a.
  9. [S1308] Download, 1900 US census ED 37, Browne Kent co. MI.
  10. [S1308] Download, 1930 US census ED 25 p 18B.

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