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1894 Michigan State Census – Monroe County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Ash Township – Russell Johnson, William Laura, Samuel Brown, John Trosell, Edwin Baker, Harvey B. Perkins, Chester Clark, Henry Baker, Orman Reynolds, Bernard Parish, Samuel Lautenschlager, Alfred McCollom, John P. Wallace, Edward Warner, Horace Graves, Silas Garretson, Oscar Newcomb, Charles Kentz, Peter Branshaw, Hulbert Spicer, Michael Eckhoff, John Discher, Francis Hawley, William Watson, Joseph Bale, Eugene Gesley, John Neid, John Baker, Warren Barnum, Enoch F. Langs, Leander Greenwood, Solomon Baker, Marcus L. Baker, John Parish, Martin Stiner, William Southwick, Joseph B. Crane, Joseph L. Sherman, Peter Cutcher, Levi Clark, Robert Woodward, Cyrine Hathaway, Walter Viles, Joseph Branshaw, Wesley Maxwell, Joseph McIntyre. Bedford Township – Rufus Spotts, Charles Steffan, Philander Carr, William Haywood, Henry C. Grant, Benjamin P. Harrington, John Shettleroe, George Spalding, Stephen Rabideau, Raymond DeShetler, Jacob Hartz, Casper Capaul, T. F. Fenstermaker, Jacob L. Slick, Edward Keller, Aaron Van Wormer, John Griner, Robert E. Lewis, Clovis Bookey, Julius Roe, Burton Pettit, Asa F. Osborne, Albert Legg, Edward Farrell, Henry Martin Slick, Addison Richardson, Wilson S. Crumb, Sorrel Petee, Ephraim Rauch, Benjamin Frost, Elon G. Hungerford, Nelson Salter, John A. Butler, William S. Holt, Joseph Blair, Rosel Weaver, George Whitmill, Porter T. Southworth, F. E. Todd, Henry Boice, Jasper N. Smith, Nathaniel Benton, Obed Smith, Levi Drigget, Jackson Charter, D. Webster Thorn, Philando Pomery, A. J. Shepard, Jacob Rose, George W. Lewis, Archibald Binnie, David Duseau, John C. Hall, William H. DeLaughter. Berlin Township – Eli Lamerand, Edwin M. Crook, Daniel Lamerand, John Jackson, Reuben Bachman, Sam....

Biographical Sketch of Joseph A. Wickham

Joseph A. Wickham was born in Monroe, Michigan, November 14, 1844. When he arrived at the age of ten years his father died, and he left his native place and went to Brunswick, Chariton county, Missouri, to live with an uncle. There he lived for five years and attended the common schools of that place. In 1861 he served in the Missouri State Guards under General John B. Clark, and in 1862 went to Norwalk, Huron county, Ohio, to finish the jeweler’s trade under James A. Wilkinson, with whom he worked a year before leaving Brunswick. In 1863 he enlisted in Company C, Sixty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, served during the war; was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, and received his honorable discharge at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1865. Returning to Norwalk he was engaged by his old employer in the jewelry business, and remained with him until the following February, when, he removed to Richmond, Missouri, and established himself in the jewelry business. In Richmond he remained until 1872, then came to Gallatin and opened his present drug and jewelry store. Mr. Wickham was elected mayor of Gallatin in 1875 and reelected in 1876. In the spring of 1877 he was appointed city treasurer of Gallatin, and is now serving his fifth consecutive term in that responsible office of trust, honored and held in universal esteem by the citizens of Gallatin. On the first day of February, 1872, Mr. Wickham was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Cunningham, of Richmond, Missouri. They have four children; Frank, Alfred, Herbert and Charles. Mrs. Wickham is a member of the Old School Presbyterian...

Biography of James and Thomas Surridge

The Surridge Brothers, of Bridgeport, Idaho County, came to the territory of Idaho in June 1876, and are numbered among the most enterprising and progressive citizens of the community in which they make their home. They are both natives of London, England, sons of John and Mary (Cochran) Surridge, who emigrated to America in 1859, bringing with them their three children. They located at Milan, Monroe County, Michigan, where the father improved a good farm and spent his remaining days. Mr. Surridge died in 1898, at the age of seventy-two years, and his wife is still living, in 1899 at the age of seventy-three. Five children were added to the family in Michigan and all the sons and daughters yet survive. James Surridge was born July 3, 1847, and Thomas Surridge in October 1849. When they became young men they went to California and thence removed to Camas prairie, where they now reside. They took up government land and successfully and extensively engaged in stock raising, being the first to introduce Clydesdale horses and Berkshire hogs into this section of the county. They also graded their cattle with the Durham breed, and thus did much to advance the interests of the stock-raisers of Idaho by improving the grade of cattle, horses and hogs raised. They have become large landowners, their possessions aggregating two thousand two hundred acres, of which fifteen hundred and sixty acres belong to James, while six hundred and forty acres belong to Thomas. The land lies on the south fork of the Clearwater River, at the old Jackson bridge, and there they have platted a town...

Biographical Sketch of Elroy McKendree Avery

Avery, Elroy McKendree; author; born at Erie, Monroe Co., Mich., July 14, 1844; son of Casper Hugh and Dorothy (Putnam) Avery; Ph. B., U. of Mich., 1871, Ph. M., 1874; Ph. D., Hillsdale Coll., 1881 (1894; D. C. L., 1911); served in Civil War: mustered out as sergt. maj., 11th Mich. Cav.; married, Catherine Hitchcock Tilden (q. v.), July 2, 1870; Prin. High School, Battle Creek, Mich., 1869; high and normal schools, Cleveland, O., 1871-9; member’ Cleveland City Council, 1871-2; Ohio Senate, 1893-7; Fellow A. A. A. S.; member many history and economic societies. Author: Elementary Physics, 1876; Elements of Natural Philosophy, 1878; Physical Technics, 1879; Teachers’ Hand Book of Natural Philosophy, 1879; Elements of Chemistry, 1881; Teachers’ Hand Book of Chemistry, 1882; Complete Chemistry, 1883; First Principles of Natural Philosophy, 1884; Words Correctly Spoken, 1887; Columbus and the Columbia Brigade, 1892; School Physics, 1895; Elementary Physics, 1897; First Lessons in Physical Science, 1897; School Chemistry, 1904; The Town Meeting, 1904; The Groton Avery Clan, (2 vols.), 1911; History of the United States and Its People, 16...

Biographical Sketch of James Craven Wood

Wood, James Craven; surgeon; born, Wood County, 0., Jan. 11, 1858; son of General Henry A. and Jane Kankle Wood; A. M., Ohio Wesleyan University, M. D., University of Michigan, 1879, honorary A. M., University of Michigan, 1912; married, Monroe, Mich., Dec. 26, 1884, Julia Kellogg Balkley; issue, Capt. James L. Wood, Mrs. Arthur P. Williamson, Justin B. Wood; writer and author of a text book on Gynecology; for nine years professor of obstetrics and the diseases of women and children, University of Michigan; for twenty years professor of diseases of women and children, Cleveland Medical College; Expres. of the American Institute of Homeopathy; fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, Eng.; trustee Cleveland Medical Library Ass’n and Cleveland Pulte Medical College; member Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity; member Union Club. Fishing and Horseback Riding favorite...

Biographical Sketch of Clarence J. Roberts

Roberts, Clarence J.; district mgr. Toledo Scale Co.; born, Monroe, Mich., April 25, 1863; high school education; married, Cleveland, Sept. 13, 1887, Nativa Brillon; nine children; district mgr. Toledo Scale Co., nine years; member Knight of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Industry, Rotarian Club, B. P. O. E., and C. M. B....

Biography of Albert N. Curtis

Albert N. Curtis. One of the most active among the operators in the Mid-Continent oil fields is Albert N. Curtis, an oil man with twenty-two years of experience behind him. Mr. Curtis, who now makes his headquarters at Chanute, came here from Ohio in 1903 and had since occupied a foremost position among producers, having drilled hundreds of wells and being interested at this time in oil and gas wells in four directions from the city. He was born at Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, January 2, 1864, and is a son of Norman and Minerva (Choate) Curtis, and a member of a family which originated in England and settled in Massachusetts prior to the War of the Revolution. Norman Curtis was born in 1832, at Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, and passed his entire life in that state, where he was engaged in successful agricultural operations. In his later years he retired from active affairs and located at Detroit, in which city he passed away in 1906. Mr. Curtis took a leading part in political affairs and civic matters, was a stanch democrat, and served for a time as township supervisor. Fraternally, he was affiliated with the Masonic order. In 1861 he enlisted in a regiment of Michigan Volunteer Infantry, with which he served three years and three months, and then re-enlisted in the hospital corps and continued to act with that branch of the service until the close of the Civil war. He married Minerva Choate, who was born in 1838, at Monroe, Michigan, and they became the parents of four children: Clara, who is the wife of Frank...

Cuykendall, Charles Homer – Obituary

Charles Homer Cuykendall, 74, formerly of 3175 Swartz Rd. who had been living with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barron of 2545 Yargerville Rd., died of a heart ailment at 10:45 a.m. yesterday [April 28, 1970] in Mercy Hospital where he had been since April 6. He had been in poor health for two years. Friends may call after 7 tonight in the Earle Little Funeral Home where services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Nelson Swinehart of the Carleton Community Church will officiate and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, LaSalle. The son of Frank and Laura Cuykendall, he was born November 8, 1895 in Rhodehouse, Ill. He married Eveline Boughton, November 4, 1914 in Detroit and they came to Monroe from there in 1927. He had been a tool and die maker for the Monroe Tool an Die Co. until his retirement in 1960. Mr. Cuykendall died November 12, 1964. Surviving are 4 sons, LeRoy of Salle, Ralph of Port Townsend, Wash., Charles of Carleton and Erwin of Temperance; 5 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Catherine) LaFlure of Monroe, Mrs. John (Evelyn) May of Spencer, Ohio, Mrs. Richard (Gloria) Barron of LaSalle, Mrs. James (Florence) Guy of Carleton and Mrs. Andrew (Barbara) Lashinsky of Secane, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Rose Rosemeier of Indianapolis, Ind.; 44 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Contributed by: Shelli...

Boardrow, Dorothy May Daniel Price Mrs.

Dorothy May (Price) Boardrow, 88, of died peacefully in her sleep on March 14, 2005. At her request there will be no services. Dorothy was born Dorothy May Daniel on May 28, 1916, in Monroe, Mich., the third of four children. She headed west with her family at a very young age, living in Colorado, Portland, and Wolf Creek, Ore. At the age of 18, Dorothy regularly delivered mail and supplies by muleback in harrowing trips from Wolf Creek to a mining camp high in the mountains. In 1934 Dorothy married Robert Price. They had three daughters. In 1940 the family moved to Pondosa, where they lived until the town was dismantled in 1958. She believed in volunteer service. During World War II she volunteered as an airplane spotter, and was very proud of the wings she earned for her efforts. She was an excellent seamstress, and taught sewing and cooking in 4-H. She was a Girl Scout leader, enjoyed nature, and spent many weekends camping. At home, she was skilled in upholstery, carpentry, wallpapering, painting, and small appliance repair. She loved growing flowers and was known for her wonderful sweetpeas. During the Eastern Oregon winters of the ’40s and ’50s, the BC&T logging train would sometimes bury itself in snowdrifts between Pondosa and Telocaset. Dorothy’s job was to deliver coffee and sandwiches to the crew while they dug out the train, usually in the dark of night. She would drive as close to the stalled train as she could and then hike in through deep snowdrifts to deliver the food. To find the train, she would blow through...

Biographical Sketch of Dr. F. C. Campbell

DR. F.C. CAMPBELL. – Literary ability is not so common on this coast as to be a drug in the market. It is agreeable to find it in professional men. Doctor Campbell is one of these persons. He was born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, in the year 1854. He received a good common-school education in the Rock Creek graded school, and commenced the study of dentistry in the office of Doctor N.S. Burns, of Ashtabula, in 1872, completing his dental education in Monroe, Michigan, in 1875, since which time he has practiced in nearly every state and territory in the union. The Doctor has traveled extensively, and has stored a fund of information which, for so young a man, is remarkable. Ambitious for a literary reputation, he has preserved copious notes of whatever of interest has come under his observation; and, quick to grasp the salient points, the productions of his pen have made him no small factor in the literary world in which he moves. Many good things from his pen have been either destroyed or filed away, owing to his diffidence in submitting his manuscripts. We predict a brilliant future for him, and hope soon to see all nom de plumes replaced by his own name. The Doctor is now practicing dentistry at Pendleton, where he has made many...
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