Tombstone Tuesday – June 11, 2019 – Mary Platt Dutterer

Mary L Platt was the daughter of George F. and Sarah L (Crites) Platt, she was born on December 12, 1904 in Markle, Wells County, Indiana. George and Sarah had five children; Merton (1893), Cletus (1897), Weston (1898), Donald (1899), Mary (1904).

In the 1910 Federal Census, Mary is found with her parents and brothers in Union Township, Wells County, Indiana. George Platt, Mary’s father, is a farmer. In the 1920 Federal Census, Mary is fourteen years old and attending school.

Mary married Rex J Dutterer on May 18, 1929 in Markle, Indiana. By the 1930 Federal Census, Rex and Mary have moved to Toledo, Ohio, They are running a boarding house with five boarders, none of whom seem to be related to Rex and Mary. Rex is an engineer.

By the time of the 1940 Census, Rex and Mary now have two daughters; Corrine Alice (1932) and Margaret Joan (1933). They remained living in Toledo until some time after the 1940 Federal Census, Rex and Mary moved to Hastings, Michigan. In 1950 Rex and Mary are listed in a local address registry for Hastings, Michigan. Rex is employed by the Hastings Manufacturing Company as an engineer.

There is a public record for Mary Dutterer in 1989 in Mesa, Arizona I assume that this maybe related to her husbands death in 1986. She is also found in Mesa in a phone and address directory for the year 1995- 1996. Her social security record seems to indicate that she was living in Lisle, Illinois when she died on June 11, 1997. I do not find a burial record for her or her husband who preceded her.

Rest in peace, Mary!

Love, Jan

Mary is my first cousin three times removed.

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