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Clarissa Caroline Puffer

Clarissa Caroline Puffer

Female 1894 - 1909  (15 years)

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  • Name Clarissa Caroline Puffer 
    Nickname Clara 
    Born 15 Apr 1894  Muskegon County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Adopted 1908 
    Cremated Adrian, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    State Industrial Home Cemetery 
    FindaGrave 129409479 no stone 
    _AMTID 390151091818:1030:116238515 
    Died 16 Jun 1909  Adrian, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: blood poisoning following a "prick on her face with a darning needle" 
    Buried 17 Jun 1909 
    Address:
    unknown 
    Person ID I12492  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 May 2016 

    Father Thomas Evans 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Virginia 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Family ID F1386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Solomon L. Puffer,   b. Nov 1848, South Boardman, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1908, Michigan City, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Father Alice L. Dyke,   b. Mar 1866, South Boardman, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1966  (Age ~ 99 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1886  Holton Township, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Divorced 5 Oct 1903  Muskegon, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    for extreme cruelty 
    Family ID F2462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCremated - Address:
    State Industrial Home Cemetery - - Adrian, MI
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: blood poisoning following a "prick on her face with a darning needle" - 16 Jun 1909 - Adrian, MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    clarissa caroline puffer death cert.jpg
    clarissa caroline puffer death cert.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Her birth father's name is Solomon Puffer, mother Alice Dyke, according to her death certificate. She was adopted in 1908 by Thomas and Virginia Evans.

      She died of sepsis (blood poisoning) after she pricked her face with a darning needle ( a large, not very sharp needle, with a large eye for use with yarn, etc.) She was an inmate at the State Industrial School in Adrian, MI at the time of her death. Founded in 1879 "..for the reception, care, and training of convicted female juvenile offenders between the ages of seven and twenty."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1327] Death Certificate.

    2. [S1549] _1900 United States Federal Census.

    3. [S2272] Michigan Divorce Records, 1897-1952.