Looking for Witherspoons from Michigan in the early 1900's

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I've traced my father, Donald Joseph Witherspoon, born in Detroit 5-4-1934, to his parents. Lee Witherspoon Born 1911 and Gertrude Schaft born 1912. Both born in Detroit.   Lee's parents William B Witherspoon  born 1887 Detroit and Anna B Jordans born 1888 Ireland

I can not find any info before then for either one
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William Witherspoon's father was born in Michigan and his mother was born in Canada. He had an older brother, Albert. No parents of Wm were found. 

William Witherspoon

United States Census, 1930

Name William Witherspoon
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Detroit (Districts 0001-0250), Wayne, Michigan, United States
Gender Male
Age 43
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1887
Birthplace Michigan
Father's Birthplace Michigan
Mother's Birthplace Canada
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 12






William Witherspoon Head M 43 Michigan
Anna Witherspoon Wife F 42 Ireland
Albert Witherspoon Son M 21 Michigan
Lee Witherspoon Son M 19 Michigan


"United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7MB-VXK : accessed 7 May 2016), William Witherspoon, 1930.


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Thank you, that gets me closer

W B Witherspoon

 in the North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011

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    Name: W B Witherspoon
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 27
    Birth Year: abt 1887
    Marriage Date: 10 Sep 1914
    Marriage Place: Catawba, North Carolina, USA
    Father: D H Witherspoon
    Mother: Mary F Witherspoon
    Spouse: Annie Jordan
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Spouse Race: White
    Spouse Age: 24
    Spouse Father: C E Jordan
    Spouse Mother: Jennie E Jordan
    Event Type: Marriage

    Willie Bristow Witherspoon

     in the North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976

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      Name: Willie Bristow Witherspoon
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 76
      Birth Date: 19 Jun 1887
      Birth Place: Catawba, North Carolina, United States
      Residence: Greenville, Pitt, North Carolina
      Death Date: 3 Dec 1963
      Death Place: Greenville, Pitt, North Carolina, USA
      Father: David Hoyle
      Mother: Mary Frances Stallings
        Search for Willie Bristow Witherspoon in North Carolina Wills & Probates collection

      Willie Witherspoon

       in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

      Record Image No Image
      Text-only collection

        Name: Willie Witherspoon
        SSN: 240-18-0110
        Last Residence:

        North Carolina

        BORN: 19 Jun 1887
        Died: Dec 1963
        State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

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