Second Generation

6. Richard2 Cuthbert (George1)(795) was born in Berrien Springs, Berrien Co, MI March 26, 1860. Richard died December 25, 1943 in Eau Claire, Berrien Co, MI, at 83 years of age.

He married Melissa Jane Godown in Berrien Co, MI, April 6, 1882. Richard Cuthbert married Melissa Godown on 06 Apr 1882. Witnesses were: J. McFallon and R. A. (Rebecca A.) Cuthbert, both who were from Buchanan. According to this record Richard was 22 years of age and a resident of Pipestone Township while Melissa was 24 years of age and was from Dallas County, Iowa.

Melissa was born Des Moines, Polk Co, IA September 2, 1857. Melissa(796) was the daughter of Albertus M Godown and Elizabeth Ann Schnorf. Melissa died April 20, 1940 at 82 years of age. In the 1900 census Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, MI page 244B, Richard (age 39) is living with his wife Melissa (age 43), sons Eugene (age 17), Wilford (age 9), Spencer (age 4), Clarence (age 2) and daughter Lucy (age 11). They have been married for 18 years and have had 6 children all alive at the time of the census. Richard has the occupation of a Railroad Worker and owns his home with no mortgage. Bessie is not in the 1900 census and should have been about 15 at this time. Has to assume that she has not survived.

In the 1930 census Pipestone Twp, Berrien Co, MI page 72, Richard (age 70) is recorded with his wife Melissa (age 72), and grandson Lloyd (age 13). Richard is noted as a farmer.

Richard Cuthbert and Melissa Jane Godown had the following children:

child 9 i. Eugene3 Cuthbert(797) was born in Eau Claire, Berrien Co, MI August 31, 1882. Eugene died October 3, 1972 in Eau Claire, Berrien Co, MI, at 90 years of age. Buried at Eau Claire Cemetery He married Zula Hunziker in St Joseph, Berrien Co, MI, March 10, 1910.

Zula was born in St Joseph, Berrien Co, MI about 1886. (Additional notes for Zula Hunziker(798))

child 10 ii. Bessie Cuthbert(799) was born in Eau Claire, Berrien Co, MI about 1885.

child 11 iii. Lucy Cuthbert(800) was born in Eau Claire, Berrien Co, MI January 5, 1889.

child + 12 iv. Wilber Cuthbert was born March 10, 1891.

child + 13 v. Spencer Cuthbert was born September 1895.

child + 14 vi. Clarence Cuthbert was born November 28, 1897.

child 15 vii. Ruth Cuthbert(801) was born in Eau Claire, Berrien Co, MI 1903.

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