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John Maurice Montgomery (1868 – 1903)

One of my great grandfathers is John Maurice Montgomery.

Line back to John Maurice Montgomery

Line back to John Maurice Montgomery

John was born on 10 Jan 1868 to Charles Milo Montgomery and Martha Ruvitha (Smith) Montgomery. He was one of three children and the only son. Martha (his mother) died when John was only seven years old.

In the 1880 census, John and his sister Margaret (Minnie) were living with their grandparents, Ira Smith and Ruvitha (Atkinson) Smith in Fremont, Sandusky, Ohio. In the same year, his father Charles is in Toledo, Ohio with his second wife, Josephine Croco.

John married Elizabeth Delphine Bolander on 29 Nov 1888 in Findlay, Ohio. By 1900, they lived in Arcadia Village, Jackson Twp, Hamilton Co, Indiana and had two girls, Cleo Gertrude (my grandmother) and Merrine.

I would guess this picture was taken around 1895-1903.

Elizabeth (Bolander) Montgomery, Cleo Montgomery, John Maurice Montgomery

Elizabeth (Bolander) Montgomery, Cleo Montgomery, John Maurice Montgomery

John died 12 May 1903 in Findlay, Ohio possibly of throat cancer due to glass blowing. John is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Ohio.

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