Compiled by: Shelley

Ahira H. Worden (born 3/20/1838 in Eaton County, Mi, son of Parley and Lydorianna "Boyer" Worden, early settlers of Eaton County, the Worden's and Boyers were early settlers in Eaton County, arrived 1837 from NY. ) and wife: Elizabeth "Betsy" Boyer, b. 12/27/1845 in Manheim, Herkimer Co. NY, daughter of Jorum M. and Mary Anne "Newman" Boyer)

They both grew up in Eaton Co. and married July 23, 1859 in Eaton County.  They relocated to  Oceana County, along with his parents in 1863 and remained  residents until he died December 12, 1916 at the age of 78.  He enlisted in the Civil War, assisgned to Company I, 15th Michigan Infantry.  He is buried in Benona Michigan. They had seven children, but only 3 lived to adulthood, Leonard, Jenny and Arthur.  After Ahira died, Elizabeth relocated to Platte Michigan to live with   her son Arthur Worden.

Descendants of Ahira H. Worden

Generation No. 1

1. AHIRA H.2 WORDEN (PARLEY1) was born March 20, 1838 in Chester Township, Eaton County, Michigan, and died December 12, 1916 in Benona Township, Shelby, Oceana County, Michigan. He married ELIZABETH (BETSY) BOYER July 23, 1859 in Eaton County, Michigan, daughter of JORUM BOYER and MARY NEWMAN. She was born December 27, 1845 in Manheim, Herkimer County, New York, and died August 23, 1924 in Platte Township, Benzie County, Michigan.


i. LEONARD3 WORDEN, b. October 09, 1866; d. Aft. 1916.

ii. SOPHIA WORDEN, b. March 11, 1867; d. October 05, 1868.

iii. JORUM WORDEN, b. June 20, 1869; d. March 17, 1872.

iv. SYLVIANA ANN WORDEN, b. January 19, 1871; d. November 19, 1872.

v. LUTHER WORDEN, b. January 03, 1873; d. January 15, 1873.

vi. JENNIE WORDEN, b. January 06, 1877; d. April 07, 1942; m. CALVIN FOWLER.

vii. ARTHUR AHIRA WORDEN, b. March 13, 1883; d. February 28, 1942.

Generation No. 2

2. ARTHUR AHIRA3 WORDEN (AHIRA H.2, PARLEYARLEY1) was born March 13, 1883, and died February 28, 1942. He married (1) GRACE MASTERS Bef. 1925. He married (2) IRENE ARLINGTON DAVIS 1927, daughter of HENRY DAVIS and CLARA MARSH. She was born October 12, 1904 in Peterville, Michigan, and died June 16, 1990.


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