Melvin Burdett Shaver
Headstone at Maple Hill Cemetery
Melvin Burdett Shaver was the sixth child of Joseph Watson & Agnes Colista (Palmer) Shaver. He was born on June 5, 1876 in Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan, USA.
On November 17, 1897, he married Emma J. Raymond, daughter of Kingsley & Sarah A. (Green) Raymond, in Carmel Township, Eaton County. Their marriage was officiated by M. J. Weaver, Minister.
Melvin was a farmer throughout his life although he never owned his own land.
Per the 1900 U.S. Census, dated June 9, 1900, Melvin & Emma (and their son Clinton) lived in Caramel Township on the farm land next to her parents. It is possible that Melvin worked on her father's farm.
the Spring of 1910, per the U.S. Census for that year, Melvin, Emma,
and their four children lived in Eaton Rapids, Eaton County.
On September 17, 1916 (at the age of 41) he died of Typhoid Fever in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. He was buried 3 days later (on the 20th) in Charlotte at Maple Hill Cemetery next to his wife (Plot H-201).
After his death, Emma remarried William Sharp (on June 1, 1918).
Together, Melvin & Emma had four known children: