Friday, September 16, 2011

Maude Facer Metz and Baby Marguerite

Maude Facer Metz is buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. An obituary from the February 25, 1902 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal reported that Maude Facer Metz, wife of Joseph G. Metz of Erie, Pennsylvania, died at the home of her father, Samuel Facer, in Sandusky on that day. The cause of Maude's death was consumption. The article continued to say that Mrs. Metz was well known in the city of Sandusky, and her many friends would be grieved to hear of her death.

Buried next to Maude Facer Metz is "Baby Marguerite," a baby born to Maude from a previous marriage.

Records on file at Family Search Labs tell us that Baby Marguerite's full name was Roda Marguerite Oram. She was the daughter of Maude Facer Oram and James Oram. Roda Marguerite Oram was born in 1889, and she died on September 15, 1890. An obituary for Roda Marguerite Oram appeared in the September 16, 1890 issue of the Sandusky Register. The infant's funeral took place at the residence of Samuel Facer in Sandusky. How very sad for Samuel Facer to have outlived both his daughter and granddaughter.

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