Merle Mae Botsford (1890-1963)

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Merle Mae Botsford McNamara
McNamara, George.JPG
Island View Cemetery
Born: 28 Feb 1890 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 5 Jul 1963 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Erskine Adelbert Botsford
Mother: Anna Henrietta Miller
Siblings: Mildred M. Botsford
Merle Mae Botsford
Halcot Miller Botsford
Ramona B. Botsford
Kenneth Brooks Botsford
Spouse: George McNamara
Married: 2 Dec 1911 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Lawrence D. McNamara
Willard S. McNamara
Ruth A. McNamara
Maurice Dean McNamara
Marjorie Ellen McNamara
Baby Girl McNamara


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, July 6, 1963

Mrs. McNamara Rites Thursday

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Good Hart church for Mrs. George (Merle) McNamara. 73. of Good Hart who died yesterday at Lockwood General Hospital. Lay minister Lyle Hoover will be assisted by Rev. William Frisby at the funeral rite, and interment will be in Island View cemetery.

She was born at Petoskey on February 28, 1890 and was married in rites here December 2, 1912. Mr. McNamara preceded her in death in 1960.

Surviving are three sons, Lawrence of Midland, Willard of Good Hart, and Dean of Holt; two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Ruth) Wrona of Harbor Springs and Miss Marjorie McNamara of Ann Arbor; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Botsford of Petoskey; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Angel of Good Hart and Mrs. Ramona Bowers of Petoskey.

The body was taken to the Erwin Funeral Parlors, Harbor Springs, where friends may call Wednesday from 7:30-9 p.m.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
McNamara, George, & Botsford, Merla
Date of Marriage: 12/2/1911
Liber: 4
Folio: 170
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Groom's Name: George McNamara
Groom's Age: 28 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1883
Groom's Birthplace: Canada
Bride's Name: Merla Botsford
Bride's Age: 21 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1890
Bride's Birthplace: Michigan
Marriage Date: 02 Dec 1911
Marriage Place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's Father: Fletcher McNamara
Groom's Mother: Angeline McClery
Bride's Father: Erskine A. Botsford
Bride's Mother: Anna Miller
Film Number: 2342692
Digital Folder Number: 4209152
Image Number: 551 Reference Number: v 2 p 279 rn 161
  • 1920 Federal Census, Emmet County, Michigan
McNamara, George
, Merle, wife, white, female, married, 28, MI
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
McNamara, Merle Mae
Date of Death: 8/5/1963
Liber: 1963
Folio: 163
Place of Death: Petoskey
McNamara, Merle (Mrs. George)
Age: 73
Born: 2/28/1890
Died: 7/5/1963
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Island View,Readmond Twp.
Obituary: on file - PNR - 07/06/1963