Ada Lovista (Blodgett) Shaver


Headstone for Bertrand & Ada at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Ada Lovista Blodgett was the daughter of Anson Blodgett & Belinda A. (Sweet) Gray/Blodgett. She was born on July 30, 1875 in Wisconsin, USA.

On May 8, 1899, she married Bertrand Shaver, the fifth oldest child of Joseph Watson & Agnes Colista (Palmer) Shaver. They were tenants in Carmel Township, Eaton County, Michigan on Road No. 77; where they had two known children, three horses and three head of cattle.

Per the 1900 U.S. Census (dated June 15, 1900), Bert, Ada and their daughter, Myrtle were living in Chester Township, Eaton County. His widowed mother also lived with them.

Per the 1910 U.S. Census (dated April 19/20, 1910), Bert & Ada lived with their two daughters, Myrtle & Irma, in Carmel Township, Eaton County. 

In January 1920, per the U.S. Census for that year, Bert, Ada & Irma were living in Carmel Township where Bert was still occupied as a farmer.

Per the 1930 U.S. Census (dated April 2, 1930), & 1940 U.S. Census (dated April 26, 1940) Bert & Ada lived in Chester Township.

Ada passed away on March 24, 1950. She was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan. Bertrand was later buried next to her.

Together, Bertrand & Ada had two children:

Myrtle Inez (Shaver) Boughton [1900 - 1994]

Irma Lucille (Shaver) Parker [1907 - 1940]