Genealogy of the Cushing Family

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An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing who came to America in 1638
Researching the Cushing families of England and Ireland who emigrated to Canada and the United States
Also including the Descendants of Maurice Cushing of County Kerry, Ireland
And the Descendants of Edward Cushing of County Cork, Ireland
Plus the Descendants of Pierre Courchesne of Paris, France

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  • ID: P16474
  • Burial: 23 Aug 1976 Indian Lake Cemetery, Silver Creek, Cass, Michigan 1
  • Name: Perry Commodor Weimar
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 Jan 1905 in Coloma, Berrien, Michigan 2 3
  • Death: 19 Aug 1976 in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan
  • Note:
    Military Service: 24 Apr 1942 Discharged April 8, 1943 to accept employment in essential industry.

    1932 Greater New Haven, CT Directory listing, p. 1108:
    Weimar, Perry C. (Dorothy A.), ins. agt., 242 Orange, h. 26 Candee Av., WH
    Per obituaries on file at Decatur Public Library:
    Benton Harbor paper, Aug. 20, 1976
    Perry Weimer, 71, formerly of 1176 Jennings, Benton Harbor, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in Claremont Nursing home, Benton Harbor. Mr. Weimer was born Jan. 29 [sic], 1905, in Coloma. Surviving are his widow, the former Lillian Sutherland; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sallie Blyeth, Salem, Ore., and a sister, Mrs. Flora M. Solenberger, Maple Plain, Minn. Funeral arrangements were incomplete this forenoon at the Fairplain Chapel, Florin funeral home
    Benton Harbor paper, Aug. 21, 1976
    Funeral services for Perry Weimer, 71, formerly of 1176 Jennings, Benton Harbor, who died Thursday will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Indian Lake cemetery, Cass County. Friends may call beginning at noon Sunday at Fairplain chapel of Florin funeral service. Mr. Weimer was a veteran of World War II.
    Per Sally Nye Blyeth, Perry's last name was Weimer but he informally changed it to Weimar, perhaps so it would be like the Weimar Republic in Germany.
    Perry and Lillian's marriage license states that Perry had never married before, but he had three or four previous marriages per Sally Nye Blyeth. From one union he had a son, Peter.
    Perry Commodor Weimar 1
    Perry Commodor Weimar 2

    Perry Commodor Weimar 3

    1. Weimar, Perry, Certificate of Death
    2. Perry Weimar Military Record
    3. Indian Lake cem. Burial List
    4. Cushing Sutherland, Lillian, and Weimar, Weimar, Marriage License/Certificate
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    Father: Joseph Leslie Weimer b: 1873 in Watervliet, Berrien, Michigan
    Mother: Caroline H. Haid b: 2 May 1875 in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan

    Marriage 1 Lillian Flora Cushing b: 2 Dec 1903 in Dowagiac, Cass, Michigan
    • Married: 4 Sep 1949 in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan

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      Page: Indian Lake Cemetery, Silver Creek, Cass, Michigan
    2. Title: 1920 US Census

      Page: Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan
      Text: 1920 Federal Census ED 76, p. 7B 539 Cass St. Benton Harbor, Benton twp., Berrien Co., MI: Weimer, Joseph L., 46, MI PA Can., mechanic for electrical supply Caroline, 44, MI Ger. Ger. Perry, 14, MI MI MI note: Lillian Hickmott Lee and James Lee lived at 554 Cass St.
    3. Title: 1930 US Census

      Page: Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
      Text: 1930 Federal Census ED 25, p. 13B, line 2 Michigan Asylum for the Insane (Oakland Dr.) Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI: Weimer, Perry, 41, patient, MI PA MA note: though the listing has differing info, Perry was later found to be senile in his 60s, so it is possible that he spent time in a mental hospital. Per family lore he was certainly qualified.

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