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1894 Michigan State Census – Chippewa County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Chippewa County. Bruce Township. – James Lynch. Dafter Township. – Charles Squires. Detour Township. – Cass Newell, Robert Hartley, William Hartson, Leander McGinley, George Thurston, Richard Olmstead, Fred Keno, Thomas Butler, Peter Clockey, Antoine Panguine. Drummond Township. – William T. Strickland, Isaac Cadotte. George D. Strickland, James Cloudman. Rudyard Township. – Henry Wyatt, [Hugh McTavish]. Sault Ste. Marie Township. – William Collins. Sugar Island Township. – Moses Greenbird, William K. Kinney. Superior Township. – Charles W. Hiles, John Caley, Franklin Weymouth, Robert Warke, Stephen Lawless, Stephen DeWitt, Willoughby L. Scribner, John Keegan. White Fish Township. – George Rubey, Frank Sholler, William Lee, Adam Burwell. Sault Ste Marie City. – Burton Reid, Charles Templeton, Thomas Nolan, Peter Medlin, Earl Deremo, Lewis Reineville, William H. Smith, Elon G. Hall, James A. Trout, John G. Stradley, David Sebastian, Louis Metzger, Francis Lessard, James Joyce, James F. Mackin, Stephen O’Neill, Charles Hempsted, Martin Schacht, James M. Marcellus, Henry Thorn, Henry H. Floyd, William P. Spalding, H.W. Hodge, Edward White, Dominique Hamel, [Thos. Stafford, Francis Sobraro, Frank La Londe, A. E. Bacon, John Mattern, William Meyers, T. A. Burdick, Andrew Jackson, Peter C. Kelliher, Fred Smith, William H. Sweet, Frank...

Biography of Owen Jason Wood

Owen Jason Wood is a lawyer by profession, had been a resident of Topeka since 1890, and for many years had been assistant solicitor for Kansas of The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. He gained his first knowledge of life in the world in the northwest corner of Indiana, in Lake County. He was born at Crown Point, the county seat, August 10, 1853. His parents were Martin and Susan G. (Taylor) Wood. His father owned a farm and represented one of the early pioneer families of Northwestern Indians and he was a lawyer by profession, and was in practice at Crown Point from 1848 until 1892. He died in 1892 und his widow is now Living at Topeka with her son Owen J. in her ninetieth year. Martin Wood was considered a man of prominence in Lake County, Indiana, and for two terms represented the county in the Indiana Legislature. His earlier years Owen Jason Wood spent on a farm. That environment was a source of good health and of many associations which he had always prized, but the knowledge of farming gained then be had never put to further use. He attended the graded schools in Crown Point, read law in his father’s office, was admitted to the bar and also attended the law department of Indiana State University. He was graduated in June, 1876, with the degree LL. B. After a brief practice in his native state, Mr. Wood removed to Minnesota, locating at Montevideo, where he practiced law until February, 1886. While in Minnesota he was twice elected county attorney of Chippewa County....

Coen, Virginia “Ginny” Bertram Mrs. – Obituary

Virginia Bertram “Ginny” Coen, 89, died Oct. 20, 2005, at her home near Baker City. Virginia’s love of the Friday night jam sessions inspired her family to have her memorial service in the format of a jam session at her home, 14803 Mill Creek Lane. The service will be on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. All those who would like to celebrate her life with the family are welcome. There will be “open mike” opportunities for those who would like to speak. Those attending are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert if possible. Virginia Cromwell Bertram was born on Nov. 11, 1915, to George Murray Bertram and Ella Skinner Bertram at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As a young girl she cherished summers spent with her family at a summer cottage in the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. It was there that she developed a love of the natural world and the quiet rural life. After graduating from Havergal Girls School she attended the University of Toronto receiving both her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in early childhood development. On Dec. 21, 1942, Virginia married Michael McPharlin, an American fighter pilot serving with the British Royal Air Force (RAF). She lost Michael on D-Day as he fought air battles over France. Five days later, on June 11, 1944, their daughter, Carleen Anne, was born at Toronto, Canada. Virginia and Carleen lived with family at Toronto and Ottawa throughout the war years. During this time Virginia supervised the preschool program and taught at Creighton Street Public School. Around this time she also spent one season as head of the...

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