The Mixed-Race 'Spear-Carrothers' Families
The Spear-Carrothers Families
John Berry, Sr., Melinda (Minnie)
Berry-Carrothers holding Norman D., Jr.
(Nubbs) & Norman Douglas Carrothers
Ely, MI Shingle Mill 1905
Richard Carrothers was born in Virginia.
He married Frances Spear, also of Virginia.
They moved to Drake County, OH,
where they raised their family of two.
James Richard was born June 10, 1843 and died July 5, 1928.
Dates of their son Daniel are unknown.
James Richard Carrothers married Harriett
Perdue and to this union six children were born:
Edward December 26, 1870 in Eau Claire; Norman
Wallace born June 21, 1874 in Pipestone, MI;
Oscar born May 8, 1877 in Covert, MI; Minnie
born May 17 1880 in Covert; Alfred born
August 4, 1883 in Covert and Effie Jane,
born July 18, 1891 in Mecosta, MI.
Harried died in Mecosta, MI.
James Richard Carrothers met his second wife
when visiting at the William Berry home.
Her name was Annie Anderson-Madison.
She had three children:
Joseph, Vivian and Rowena.
They moved to Coloma after their marriage.
James Richard Carrothers died in 1928
and Annie Anderson-Carrothers died in 1930.
No information is available for Edward Carrothers.
Norman Wallace Carrothers, second son of James
Richard Carrothers and Harriet Perdue-Carrothers married
Ida Morgan, daughter of Aaron and Johanna Lett-Morgan.
To this union two children were born:
Mabel (1896-1918) and James Aaron, (1900-1983).
Ida died of typhoid fever and the children
were raised by the Morgan family in Mecosta.
Norman then married Malinda Dianne Berry,Picture Courtesy of Marguerite Berry-Jackson
daughter of Isaac and Lucy Millard-Berry.
To this union three children were born:
Norman Douglas, August 1, 1904 in Ely, MI;
Mildred July 25, 1906 and Muriel, January 16, 1908.
Malinda also died.
After Malinda's death, he married Cebe Mason-Wright.
He later married Mary Helen Dickerson and a Winifred.
No last name is known.
No children were born to these marriages.
Norman Wallace Carrothers, Sr. died April 2, 1942.