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1894 Michigan State Census – Keweenaw County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Allouez Township – Ernest Koch. Eagle Harbor Township – John Crow, Norman W. Smith. Grant Township – Norman Smith. Houghton Township – Abraham Roberts, William B. Wright, John W. Seighman. Sherman Township – Jacob...

Biography of Hon. Michael Carey

Hon. Michael Carey, a member of the Idaho state senate (session of 1899), and one of the leading mine-owners of the commonwealth, now residing at Ketchum, Blaine County, is a native of the Emerald Isle. He was born December 12, 1844, a son of Michael and Mary (Tracy) Carey, both of whom were natives of Ireland, whence they crossed the Atlantic to the United States in 1850, bringing with them their family of seven children. They settled in Keweenaw County, Michigan, where the parents spent their remaining days. The father was a man of intelligence and a surveyor by profession. Both he and his wife were members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Carey departed his life in the sixty-fourth year of his age, and his wife passed away in her fifty-sixth year, both being buried in northern Michigan. Senator Carey is their youngest child, and was only six years of age when the family arrived in the United States. He acquired his education in the public schools of northern Michigan, and at the age of sixteen years began to earn his own livelihood by working as a miner in Houghton County, Michigan, where he remained until 1864, when he went to California by way of the Isthmus route and mined in Mariposa County for six years. On the expiration of that period he went to Silver City, Idaho, and accepted the position of manager of the mines there, serving in that capacity for eight years. In 1878 he accepted the management of the Virtue mine, at Baker City, Oregon, where he remained for two years, and in 1881 came...

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