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Miles Ernest Setzer

 
 

Born: 28 May 1874, Catawba County, NC
Died:  18 Feb 1939, Catawba County, NC

 
 

Miles Ernest Setzer was the second child born to Patrick Sylvanus Setzer and Margaret Ann Elizabeth Witherspoon, and was the grandson of Jacob "Sawmill Jake" Lanier Setzer and Delila Deal.  He was born 28 May 1874 in Catawba County, North Carolina.

 

 

Miles Ernest Setzer & Effie Mae Lowrance Setzer

 
 
The 1880 Catawba County Census shows a 6-year-old Miles living on the family farm with his parents and three of his siblings: Jacob Eli Setzer, Jones Garland Setzer and John Marion Setzer.
 

1880 Catawba County Census

 
Last Name First Name Race Sex Age Relationship Occupation Birth
Setzer Patrick S. W M 37 Head/Husband Farmer N.C.
Setzer Margaret W F 34 Wife Keeping House N.C.
Setzer Jacob E. W M 7 Son   N.C.
Setzer Miles E. W M 6 Son   N.C.
Setzer Jones G. W M 3 Son   N.C.
Setzer John M. W M 1 Son   N.C.
 
 
Children of Patrick Sylvanus Setzer and Margaret Elizabeth Witherspoon
Name Birth Death Spouse
Jacob Eli Setzer 29 Dec 1872 11 Feb 1957 Minnie Elizabeth Connor
Miles Ernest Setzer 28 May 1874 18 Feb 1939 Effie Mae Lowrance
Jones Garland Setzer 23 May 1877 22 Jul 1889  
John Marion Setzer 08 May 1879 27 Apr 1946 Emma Leola Lowrance
Sallie Ann Mae Setzer 29 Jan 1882 19 Oct 1960 Ransom Edgar Little
Ida Lillian Setzer 25 Apr 1884 25 Dec 1964 Alonzo Lester Loftin
Ivey Lee Setzer 25 Apr 1884 02 Feb 1885  
Elizabeth Pearl Setzer 20 Apr 1887 12 Nov 1960 Emanuel Iravus Sigmon
Daisy McNeill Setzer 15 Jun 1889 06 Nov 1985 Leslie Burette Sigmon
 
 
Miles married Effie Mae Lowrance on 17 Dec 1899.  Effie was born 18 Feb 1881 in Catawba County, NC.  She was the daughter of Henry Durant Lowrance and Sarah Josephine Bost. 
 
Effie was the younger sister of Cornelia Estelle Lowrance who was Alonzo Lester Loftin's 1st wife.  After Cornelia's death from pneumonia, Alonzo married Miles' younger sister Ida Lillian Setzer.
 
 
The 1900 Catawba County Census shows that Miles was still living with his parents, Patrick & Margaret Setzer in Newton Township.  Effies is also listed on the Census as a "Boarder" who has been married for 6 months.  Miles' age was listed as 26.
 

1900 Catawba County Census

 
Name Relation Race Sex Birth Age S/M/W Yrs
Md
Kids
Last First Month Year # Live
Setzer Patrick S. Head W M May 1843 57 M 29  
------- Margaret E. Wife W F Nov 1845 54 M 29 9 7
------- Miles E. Son W M May 1874 26 M    
------- John M. Son W M May 1879 21 S    
------- Sallie A. Daughter W F Jan 1882 18 S    
------- Ida L. Daughter W F April 1884 16 S    
------- Lizzie P. Daughter W F April 1887 13 S    
------- Daisy M. Daughter W F Jun 1889 10 S    
Setzer Effie Boarder W F Jul 1880 19 M 6  
 
 
 
According to the 1910 Census, Miles and Effie were living on their own, but near Patrick and Margaret.  They had four children: Marion, Ralph, Glenn and Margaret.  Miles' age was 35.
 

1910 Catawba County Census

                           
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Marriage Yrs. # Kids Kids Living Occupation
Setzer Miles Head M W 35 10     Farmer
------- Effie Wife F W 28 10 4 4  
------- Marion Daughter F W 9        
------- Ralph Son M W 5        
------- Glenn Son M W 4        
------- Margaret Daughter F W 1        
 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Marriage Yrs. # Kids Kids Living Occupation
Setzer Patrick S. Head M W 67 38 - - Farmer
------ Margaret Wife F W 64 38 9 7  
------ Lizzie Daughter F W 23        
------ Daisy Daughter F W 20        
 
 

Miles & Effie Setzer

 

Thanks to Mitchell Setzer for the photos of Miles & Effie

 
 
 
The 1920 Catawba County Census shows Miles and Effie living in the Newton Township.  Miles' age was 45 and Effie was 38.  They had eight children living on the family farm.
 

1920 Catawba County Census

 
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Race Age Read Write Birth Occupation
Setzer Miles E. Head M W 45 Yes Yes NC Farmer
------- Effie M. Wife F W 38 Yes Yes NC None
------- Marion C. Daughter F W 19 Yes Yes NC Teacher
------- Walter R. Son M W 16 Yes Yes NC Farm Laborer
------- Robert G. Son M W 14 Yes Yes NC None
------- Margaret J. Daughter F W 10 Yes Yes NC None
------- Myrtle E. Daughter F W 7     NC None
------- Samuel W. Son M W 5     NC None
------- Ernest R. Son M W 2 6/12     NC None
------- Patrick H. Son M W 3/12     NC None
 
 
 
Children of Miles Ernest Setzer and Effie Mae Lowrance
Name Birth Death Spouse
Marion D. (or C.) Setzer 07 Oct 1900 17 Dec 1985 Ray Lee Bumgarner
Ralph Walter Setzer 13 Aug 1903 13 Oct 1970 Annie Cline
Glenn Robert Setzer 26 Sep 1905 11 Nov 1973 Della Estelle Travis
Margaret Josephine Setzer Abt. 1910   Hubert Noah Sigmon
Myrtle Elizabeth Setzer Abt. 1913   Frank Long Simmons
Samuel Woodrow Setzer 17 Aug 1914 14 Nov 1970 Sue Amy Crawford
Ernest Ray Setzer 20 Jun 1917 19 Dec 1979 Johnsie Nell Connor
Patrick Henry Setzer 02 Oct 1919 20 Sep 1995 Mary Jo Elmore
Martha Frances Setzer     Glenn Long Dock Setzer
 
 
 

Miles & Effie's home

Thanks to Mitchell Setzer for the photo of Miles & Effie's home

 
 
 
In 1930, Miles & Effie were still living in the Newton township.  Their five youngest children still live on the family farm.  Miles age is listed as 55.
 
 

1930 Catawba County Census

                           
Name Relation Sex Race Age S/M/W Age 1st
Marriage
Birth Occupation
Last First
Setzer Miles E. Head M W 55 M 25 NC Farmer
------- Effie M. Wife F W 48 M 19 NC None
------- Myrtle E. Daughter F W 17 S   NC None
------- Samuel W. Son M W 15 S   NC None
------- Ernest R. Son M W 12 S   NC None
------- Patrick H. Son M W 10 S   NC None
------- Martha F. Daughter F W 3 S   NC  
 
 
 

Miles Ernest Setzer and Effie Mae Lowrance Setzer with their 9 children

(Top Row) Patrick Henry, Ernest Ray, Samuel Woodrow, Glenn Robert, Ralph Walter

(Bottom Row) Marion, Myrtle Elizabeth, Effie, Miles, Martha Frances, Margaret Josephine

Thanks to Mitchell Setzer for the photo of the Miles Ernest Setzer Family

 
 
 

29 Jul 2010
Frances Loftin Cook recalls her Setzer Aunts & Uncles, including:
Miles & Effie Lowrance Setzer
John & Leola Lowarance Setzer
Daisy Setzer Sigmon
and some of her favorite foods from the older women in her life as a child

YouTube Video

 
 
Miles died 18 Feb 1939.  Effie died 05 Apr 1969.  They are buried in the Claremont Cemetery in Claremont, NC.
 

 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks to Mitchell Setzer for the photos of Miles & Effie Setzer, their children and home

 
 
 
 
                           
                           
If you have additional photos or information about Miles & Effie Setzer, please contact me.
 
         

 

       

 

       

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