Bertrand Cassius Shaver


Headstone for Bertrand & Ada at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Bertrand Shaver was the fifth oldest child of Joseph Watson & Agnes Colista (Palmer) Shaver. He was born on September 14, 1873 in Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan, USA.

On May 8, 1899, he married Ada Lovista Blodgett, daughter of Anson Blodgett & Belinda A. (Sweet) Gray/Blodgett. They were tenants in Carmel Township, Road No. 77; where they had two known children, three horses and three head of cattle.

On September 12, 1918, he registered for the WWI draft in Charlotte, Eaton County.

After the death of his first wife, Ada, on March 24, 1950, he moved to Florida. There, he met and married his second wife, Fairybelle Kennedy, daughter of Henry Fulton & Barbara Catherine (Miller) Kennedy, in 1955. He was Fairybelle's third husband.

He passed away on February 3, 1960, at the age of 86, in Manatee, Manatee County, Florida. He and Ada are buried next to each other at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte (Plot JSB-263).

Together, Bertrand & Ada had two children:

Myrtle Inez (Shaver) Boughton [1900 - 1994]

Irma Lucille (Shaver) Parker [1907 - 1940]