Happy 115th Birthday, Cousin Ivan!


The Churches Brothers — Ivan, the youngest, in the middle

My first cousin, twice removed, Ivan Lee Churches, was born 115 years ago on 31 July 1905, to Robert Richard and Hannah Almira Lee Churches.   Ivan was the youngest son of Robert and Myra Churches.


On 4 December 1928, Ivan married Helen Hazel Decker, daughter of Lester and Mable Durant Decker.  I have found no record that the couple had any children.   Ivan passed away on 2 August 1976 in Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan.  Helen survived him and then joined him on 22 January 1992.  Both are interred at the Brookside Cemetery in West Branch, Ogemaw, Michigan.


About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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