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1894 Michigan State Census – Jackson County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Blackman Township – G. Shieglesy, C. GoodalL J. Wilson, J. Ward, R. 0. Guyer, E. Cook, J. Watterman, P. Rumbarger, H. L. Burch, E. Holloway, C. Carpenter, P. 0. Heron, N. C. Snyder, B. Coleman, H. Gates, E. Dyrbishire, C. Boyce. G. Burcher, I. Bradbury, H. Courser, T. Philips, G. Goss. G. W. Smith, H. Crouch, J. Russell, T. Harden, D. Kellogg, D. Manchester, J. Hanson, Columbia Township – Murry W. Hess, Charles F. Hess, Rogers Lawton, Obed. Tompkins, Wight A. Delamater, James Johnson, Sunderland Lewis, Evan Richards, William Keebler, B. E. Gallup, Cornelius Hasbrouck, Frank Joslin, Milo M. Alger, Amos White, James 0. Hess, Frank Siegfried, Richmond W. French, George Stacey, Jacob Wesh, [Brayton W. Wright, George E. Conant, L. Freeman Thompson, George Knowles, Thomas Johnson, Jr., John B. Cobb, Oscar Hess]. Village of Brooklyn – William T. Severence, Cyrus V. French, Daniel W. Beardsley, George L. Worthington, Dewitt C. Cobb, Timothy E. Ambler, James S. Reed, Thomas F. Brown, John Feller, Frank B. Clark, Henry Hasbrouck, Oscar M. Foster, Henry Boneman, Jos. B. Whitney, John W. Worden, George B. Frost, Daniel Fitzgerald, Jas. McKinney, Nathan G. King. Fletcher W. Phillips, Harvey Mott. Concord Township – Everett G. Knapp, J. Henry Rowe, Nelson L. Slocum. Lewis D. Straw, Myers W. Brodock, W. H. Hutchisson, Alanson V. Dean, William C. Lyman, Philip Weitzell. Charles Overy. William Birmingham, J. B. Stoddard, William H. Reynolds, Telandius King, Lewis F. Ritter. Charles S. Rose, James Clifton. Melvin W. Coykendall, Wallace...

Biography of Bert R. Parrot

Bert R. Parrott, a mechanical engineer and one of the directors of the Dorris Motors Corporation of St. Louis, was born in Mendon, Ohio, in December, 1873, his parents being Joseph J. and Harriet (Waters) Parrott. The father was a native of Virginia and was of French descent. The mother was born in Ohio belonging to one of the old families of Columbus, Ohio, whose founder was Mitchell Waters, the grandfather of Mrs. Parrott and recognized at one time as the merchant prince of that city. He established the first department store in that section of the country and in the course of years developed a business of mammoth proportions. The Waters family was of Scotch and English extraction. Mrs. Parrott died in 1908 at the age of sixty-four years and the death of Mr. Parrott occurred December 4, 1909, when he was seventy-eight years of age. He had followed farming and stock raising in Ohio for many years and during the last twenty-six years of his life lived retired in Battle Creek, Michigan. To him and his wife were born three sons and two daughters, of whom Bert R. Parrott is the fourth in order of birth. In the public schools of Ohio and Michigan Bert R. Parrott pursued his early education and afterward studied in Battle Creek College at Battle Creek, Michigan. When eighteen years of age he took up the study of mechanical engineering with W. Q. Reynolds at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, a branch of Battle Creek College, Mr. Reynolds being chief engineer, in charge of both the mechanical and electrical engineering departments of the...

Biography of C. W. Wernicke

The County treasurer of Lincoln County, Idaho, C. W. Wernicke, is also the pioneer hardware merchant of Shoshone, and throughout the eighteen years of his residence here has been prominently connected with the various interests which have contributed to the growth, prosper-ity and advancement of town and County. He belongs to that class of progressive German citizens who have severed the ties binding them to the old world in order to seek homes in the land of the free. He was born in Goldburg, Germany, on the 13th of January, 1847, and in the land of his nativity acquired his literary education and learned the tinsmith’s trade. He was a young man of nineteen years when he decided to come to America. Hearing of the advantages afforded by the United States to young men of energy, diligence and ambition, he crossed the Atlantic resolved to try his fortune among new scenes. He had only money enough to pay his passage, and landed in New York city almost penniless, ignorant of the language and customs of the people among whom his lot was to be cast. With resolute heart, however, he started out to seek work and secured employment at his trade in Lyons, New York. Later he worked as a tinsmith in Jackson and in Paw Paw, Michigan, and after a time began business on his own ac-count on a small scale. As the days passed his industry and economy added to his capital, his business was proportionately increased, and for twelve years he successfully carried on operations in that line. The excitement over the gold discoveries at Leadville,...

Biography of Jesse L. Conant, M. D.

The subject of this sketch is a worthy example of the large class of well read, careful and honorable physicians who are dear to their fellow townsmen wherever their lot may be cast. They are near to the people in sickness and trouble and grow very near to them in all relations of life, and become, many of them, the most influential men in their communities. Doctor Jesse Lyman Conant, mayor and prominent physician and druggist of Genesee, Idaho, was born in Birmingham, Essex County, New York, May 31, 1831, and is descended from an old Norman family which went to the mother country with William the Conqueror. George Conant, who came early to New England and was the friend and rival of Miles Standish, was the progenitor of the family in America. Doctor Conant’s grandfather was born in Berkshire, Massachusetts, and his son, Clark Conant, who was Doctor Conant’s father, was a native of the same town. Clark Conant married Samantha Grandy of Vermont, and moved to Jackson County, Michigan, at a comparatively early date. Thence they removed, in 1878, when somewhat advanced in life, to Los Angeles, California, where Mr. Conant died at the age of ninety-eight, and Mrs. Conant at the age of ninety-six. They were of the highest character and were almost lifelong members of the Baptist church. They had six children, of whom four are living. George Clark Conant died in defense of his country during the civil war. Doctor Jesse Lyman Conant was educated in a general way in the public schools and professionally in Rush Medical College, where he stood third in...

Biographical Sketch of Matthew B. Excell

Excell, Matthew B.; attorney; born, July 13, 1869, Jackson, Mich.; son of John Wesley and Emily Tayler Excell; educated, Cleveland public schools and Central High School, graduated Mt. Union College, 1888, Ph. B., 1891; married, Oct. 3, 1894, Maud M. Amerman of Alliance, O.; one son, Allen J., born May 14, 1896; while at college wrote for the Alliance Leader, later became its editor; in 1892, was elected mayor of Alliance; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and came to Cleveland in 1894; asst. director of law for the city, 1899-1901; Democrat; has served as pres. of the Board of Public Safety; member Euclid Ave. Methodist Church; member of its Mens’ Club; member Athletic, Whist and Crank and Sociology Clubs, and the Chamber of Commerce, Cuyahoga County and Ohio State Bar...

Biography of Edwin E. Sapp

Edwin E. Sapp. There has been a Sapp connected with the bar of Cherokee County almost since the City of Galena was founded. Coming to that town in January, 1884, after having worked and studied earnestly to prepare himself for the bar, earning his own living in the meantime, Edwin E. Sapp in a comparatively brief time had won the approbation and favor of a considerable clientage. In the years that have followed hardly a member of the Cherokee County Bar has been shown greater honors and has been accorded a larger and more profitable share in the civil practice of the courts. As long as his private interests would permit, his fellow citizens kept him employed in some phase of public life. He served as city attorney of Galena twelve years, was probate judge of Cherokee County two terms, judge of the Court of Common Pleas one term, and for another term sat on the district bench as judge. In later years his business interests have become paramount to his professional. Judge Sapp is president of the Giant Mining and Royalties Company, a director in the George L. McCullagh Lead and Zinc Company, a director in the Lockport Lead & Zinc Company, director in the Scarlet Kid Mining Company, and the Pioneer Lead & Zinc Company. He has acquired some large property interests. His law offices are in the Sapp Building at Galena and he owns his home at 705 Galena Avenue, four other dwelling houses in Galena, two farms aggregating 200 acres in Cherokee County, and owns some mineral lands in the same county. Judge Sapp is...

Biographical Sketch of Edwin Dwight Lowell

Lowell, Edwin Dwight; sec’y American Fork & Hoe Co.; born, Jackson, Mich., 1872; son of Judson Clarke and Mary Jane Kellogg Lowell; married, Cleveland, April 17, 1907, Florence Adams; sec’y and director The American Fork & Hoe Co.; same offices in The National Handle Co.; Mason; member Country, Euclid, and Athletic...

Biography of Holmes, Samuel

Samuel Holmes has shown an ability amounting to genius for the successful handling of business affairs, especially landed transactions, and during his long residence in Kansas had accumulated some of the finest sections of farming land in Greenwood and surrounding counties. Mr. Holmes learned the value of industry when a boy, also the principles of straightforward integrity, and it may be said that in consequence he had always been a successful man. He is now eighty-three years of age and lives practically retired at Eureka. One of the connections he still retains is as vice president of the Home National Bank. Mr. Holmes is an honored veteran of the Civil war, in which he fought on the Union side. He was born in Carroll County, Ohio, December 8, 1834, and lived on his father’s farm there until 1853. In the meantime he attended the rural schools. Most of the schools at that time were supported on the subscription plan, and their advantages were correspondingly meager. In the spring of 1853 he moved out to Wayne County, Illinois, where his father followed him in the fall of the same year. Mr. Holmes laid the foundation of his success as a farmer in Illinois, and from that state brought considerable capital as well as experience to Kansas in the spring of 1870. Locating in Greenwood County, he pre-empted a claim and paid $1.25 per acre. This land was in the Osage reservation near Climax. On his quarter section there he lived until 1886, and in the meantime invested his surplus capital in various other quarter sections. He still owned the old...

Biography of Oscar G. Richards

Oscar G. Richards, who died at his home in Eudora April 4, 1915, exemplified in his long career the true spirit of the Kansas prairies and more important than any of the items of wealth he may have accumulated was the sterling character which men living today delight to recall and use as a source of inspiration and an example of the heroic times of Kansas now passed. He was born in Jackson County, Michigan, January 12, 1836. With little opportunity for schooling, by self-study coupled with a fine analytical mind, he attained a real education, and was always known as a man of superior attainments. When a small boy his parents removed to Livingston County, Illinois, where he grew up on a farm. At the age of twenty he joined General Lane’s forces as they went through Illinois under Capt. William Strawn. With this organization he came to Kansas Territory in 1856. Here he took a part in the suppression of border lawlessness and was one of those who besieged Fort Titus, Fort Saunders and Lecompton. He was at the battle of Black Jack when Clay Pate surrendered to John Brown and was at Bull Creek when General Lane drove Reid and his cohorts out of the territory. He was also one of the defenders at Lawrence when that place was besieged by 2,700 pro-slavery men until Governor Geary went to the rescue. After the border war Mr. Richards took a claim near Manhattan, but sold it in 1857 and removed to Douglas County, settling on what was known as Shawnee Absentee Lands. The ten years he lived...

Julia Eliza Todd Smith of Jackson MI

SMITH, Julia Eliza Todd7, (Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 5, 1825, in East Rodman, N. Y., died Nov. 30, 1898, in Jackson, Mich. She married in Rodman, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1846, Andrew Jackson Smith, who was born May 3, 1825, died May 15, 1852. Children: I. Milo Ezra, b. April 21, 1848, in Rodman, N. Y., d. Nov. 20, 1903, in Mason, Wash. II. Florence Amelia, b. June 30, 1850, in Rodman, N. Y., m. Jan. 19, 1871, George Smith Dewey, they live in Jackson, Mich. Issue: (1) Claude C., b. Nov. 17, 1873; (2) Ada I., b. March 22, 1876; (3) Merritt O., b. Aug. 23, 1878; (4) Glen, b. April 30, 1887, twin with next; (5) Genevieve, b. April 30, 1887. III. Alice Melissa, b. Oct. 13, 1852, in Rodman, N. Y., there she died July 13,...
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