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    1. [MIIONIA] DEXTER Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" and old photograph identified as that of Clara DEXTER who was the wife of Mason DEXTER. The photograph was taken at the Angell Studio in East Saginaw, MI in the 1870's with Clara appearing to be in her 20's at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Clara and her family: Mason Lorenzo DEXTER was b. 8 Jun 1838 in Ionia, MI to parents Lorenzo DEXTER (1813-1881) and Sarah M. PHELPS (1821-1915). Mason was one of 4 children born to this couple including, Mason Lorenzo; Milton Emer; Ida L.; and Johnnie M. DEXTER all born between 1838 and 1863. Mason married Clara I. (b. 10 Apr 1851 in New York) and together they had a son, Gerald L. DEXTER (1878-1905). Mason died 11 Dec 1901 in Yolo, CA and is buried in the Winters Cemetery in Winters, CA and Clara died 14 Dec 1943 in Salinas, CA. Census records provide the following details: 1880 census of Castroville, CA: Mason DEXTER, age 41, County Clerk, born MI, parents born NY Clara DEXTER, wife, age 29, Keeping House, born NY, parents born NY Gerald DEXTER, son, age 2, born CA 1900 census of Alisal, CA: Mason L. DEXTER, age 61, born Jun 1838, married 26 years, born MI, parents born NY, Justice of the Peace Clara I. DEXTER, wife, age 48, born Apr 1851, married 26 years, born NY, parents born NY Gerald L. DEXTER, son, age 22, born Apr 1878, born CA 1910 census of Salinas, CA: Clara DEXTER, age 55, a widow, born NY, parents born NY + 3 Lodgers 1930 census of Salinas, CA: Clara I. DEXTER, age 78, a widow, born NY, parents born NY 1940 census of Salinas, CA: Clara DEXTER, age 89, a widow, born NY + 1 Lodger I'm hoping to be able to return the photograph to family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

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