Location: Genesee County MI

Descendants of Peter Crapo

Through the greater part of the last century and up to the present writing, the name of Crapo has stood in and about New Bedford as a synonym for useful citizenship. Here have lived during that period Henry Howland Crapo and William W. Crapo, father and son, of whom a recent biographer says: “Among the many citizens of New Bedford and Dartmouth who have achieved high honor, and whose names are held in respect wherever they are known, are Henry H. Crapo and his son William W. Crapo. Born on a Dartmouth farm, from the sterile soil of which...

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1894 Michigan State Census – Genesee County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Genesee County. Argentine Township. – John Wykes, Egbert B. Nolton, Lyman McDonnell, S. S. Hill, Philetus Henry, Griffin Ladue, Henry Coykendall, Ira Cummings, Amos Graves, Henry Bishop, Henry Croft, Alexander Gillespie, George Chase, John King, Sr., William Jewell, Lewis Case, S. Montgomery, Warren Luce, Larius Cronan, William Brooks. Isaac Healey, George W. Kelly, Alfred Jones, Levi Washburn, David Galloway, James Page, Jason Carmer, [Albert Ervy, John Wrigglesworth, A. Pollock]. Atlas Township. – Thomas Nicholson, William W. Carmer, Alvin T. Crosby, William Hobart, Charles E. Lason, William H. Mackay, Joseph Hobart, James R. Kipp, Samuel Scrace, Samuel Spicer, Edward Cummings, George Wilson, Moses Walker. Andrew Hegel, Harry H. Enders, Charles Hull. Robert Trollope, Henry Haskell, George A. Nye, David M. Scriver. John Oakley, Lorenzo Johnson, Augustus Allen. John Arnot, George Campbell, Peter Lash, Jacob D. Cramer, William Hurd, Daniel Sayre, James Campbell. Howard McClellan, [Eli J. Jennings, Perry Ries, Frank Langdon]. Burton Township. – Milo Sweers, Elias B. Johnson, William S. Herrick, Carmi Scott, Johu Murray, Nathaniel Rex, Otto Webber, Henry Tricky, Thomas B. Fouch, Hiram 0. Wood, Adelbert Johnson, Charles E. Huff, Charles Horton, Nehemiah Dennis, Thomas Handy, James Sickles. Larae Schram, Emery J. How, Barret Pierson, Jas. W. Bradley, Jacob D. Carpenter, Calvin Wakefield, Orange Thomas,...

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Biography of Selden B. Kingsbury

The profession of the law, when clothed with its true dignity and purity and strength, must rank first among the callings of men, for law rules the universe. The work of the legal profession is to formulate, to harmonize, to regulate, to adjust, to administer those rules and principles that underlie and permeate all government and society and control the varied relations of men. As thus viewed there attaches to the legal profession a nobleness that cannot but be reflected in the life of the true lawyer, who, rising to the responsibilities of his profession, and honest in the pursuit of his purpose, embraces the richness of learning, the profoundness of wisdom, the firmness of integrity and the purity of morals, together with the graces of modesty, courtesy and the general amenities of life. Of such a type Selden Bingham Kings-bury is a representative. For eighteen years he has practiced law in Idaho, and for five years has been a resident of Boise. Mr. Kingsbury was born in Camden, Lorain County, Ohio, on the 29th of October 1842, and is descended from New England ancestry. Members of the family became early settlers of Brockport, New York, and also of Lorain County, Ohio. Lemuel Kingsbury, the grandfather of our subject, valiantly aided the colonies in their struggle for independence, and lost a limb in battle. He attained the age of...

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Biography of James H. Bush

James H. Bush, deceased, was one of the prominent and widely known businessmen of Boise, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was born in White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan, July 29, 1842, and was a son of Elias Oliver and Mary Jane (Fife) Bush, both of whom were well-to-do farmers and early settlers of Michigan and members of the Baptist church. James Bush was educated in Flint, Michigan, and in early manhood was a purser on a steamboat. In February, 1865, he sailed from New York for the Pacific coast by way of Panama, reaching Boise Basin in April, and there engaging in mining with William Law. In the summer of 1874 he came to Boise and purchased the Central Hotel, which he personally conducted for fifteen years in a most successful manner. He was one of the organizers of the Capital State Bank, was elected its first vice-president and filled that office up to the time of his death, devoting his time and talents during his incumbency to the task of making it the prosperous institution it became. As a businessman he was enterprising, capable and energetic, and in 1892 built one of the beautiful and commodious houses which adorn the city of Boise. As an early settler of the state he took a great interest in its development and progress and did everything...

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Biography of Willard Volney Church

Willard Volney Church is one of the older settlers in Marion County. This county had been his home for upwards of forty years, and during that time he had played a varied part as a lawyer, public official and business man. Mr. Church was born at Fort Ann, New York, February 16, 1853, a son of Volney and Harriet (Bush) Church. Mr. Church had the rather rare distinction at this time of being the grandson of a Revolutionary soldier. His grandfather, Willard Church was born at Mansfield, Connecticut, in 1758 and was a very young man when he took up arms and fought for independence from Great Britain. His father, Volney Church, was born in New York, February 25, 1804, and was reared and educated as a physician, but subsequently became a minister of the Baptist Church. To these two vocations he gave the best of his years and energy. In 1853 he removed to Hudson, Michigan, and his death occurred at Saginaw in that state in 1893. He and his wife were married May 19, 1831, at Whiting, Vermont. Harriet Bush was born at Norwell, Vermont, June 6, 1813, and she died at Fenton, Michigan, August 12, 1860. She was a very devout woman and in close sympathy with her husband in his ministerial labors. They had six children, four sons and two daughters: Harriet Eliza, who was...

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Biographical Sketch of Herman E. Dove

Dove, Herman E.; automobile business; born, Port Huron, Mich., Dec. 14, 1875; son of James H. and Winifred Dove; educated Alpena, Mich., High School; married, Lansing, Mich., Feb. 28, 1906, Ursula E. Ackerman; corporal Company B, 33rd Mich. Volunteers; service in Cuba in 1898; five and one-half years in clothing business in Alpena, Mich.; started as errand boy and left as head salesman; was called out from there for service in the Spanish-American War; in October, 1899, left the clothing business, engaging in the manufacture of sugar with the Bay City Sugar Co.; in this business until 1908, removing from Bay City to Lansing in 1901, to take a position with the Lansing Sugar Co., later known as The Owosso Sugar Co.; as the sugar business did not offer a large field for advancement, went with the Buick Automobile Co. of Flint, Mich.; still connected with the company as mngr. Cleveland Branch; during the automobile panic of 1910, resided in Salt Lake City, taking charge of the Randall-Dodd Co.; handled their business for 15 months, putting it on a safe and sane basis, and it still exists as a prosperous distributing agency; returned to Flint, Mich., in October 1911, and from there came to Cleveland, taking the management of the Cleveland branch of the Buick Motor Car Co.; Mason, Knights of Pythias and Y. M. C. A. affiliations, member...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas William Hill

Hill, Thomas William; banker; born, England, May 30, 1847; son of Thomas R. and Mary Alice Hunt Hill; public school education; married, Detroit, Mich., July 15, 1870, Harriette C. De La. Hooke; one son, Harold H.; came to America with parents in 1850; located at Flint, Mich.; enlisted, September 1863, with the Michigan Cavalry (Custer Brigade), (Sheridan’s Cavalry Corps); served until the close of the war; with the W. U. Telephone Co. at Toledo until 1869; with the same company at Detroit, as bookkeeper and cashier, 1869-1885; transferred to Cleveland, as mgr. of their Cleveland office, 1885-1892; elected cashier Cleveland National Bank, October, 1892; appointed member and elected pres. New City Hall Commission in 1898; served as such until January, 1912, when commission was discontinued; pres. Merchants’ Banking & Storage Co.; sec’y, treas. and director Electric R. R. Improvement Co.; same offices in Forest City Electric Co.; treas. and director A. S. Gilman Printing Co.; director and officer in several other corporations; member Y. M. C. A. Corporation; sec’y Oriental Lodge, F. & A. M., Detroit, 1875 to 1885; sec’y Tyrian Lodge, F. & A. M., Cleveland seventeen years; treas. since 1906; member Colonial, and Masonic...

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Barnhart, Olive A. Brisson – Obituary

Mrs. Olive A. Barnhart, former Ellensburg resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 24 [1961] at the home of her son Fred G. Barnhart in San Diego, Calif., at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Barnhart was born August 15, 1884 in Flint, Mich., and was married to P. Fred Barnhart in Wenatchee, June 1903. Following their marriage they moved to Ellensburg where he farmed for several years in the Fairview District before moving into town when Mr. Barnhart began working for the N. P. Railway. In 1917 they were moved to Pasco by the railroad and Mrs. Barnhart lived there until 1952, following the death of her husband in 1951, when she moved to San Diego. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the First Christian Church. Survivors include her son Fred, with whom she lived; another son, Harold F. Barnhart of Ellensburg and a daughter, Mrs. Floy Ninneman of Troy, Mont., as well as a brother, Oliver Brisson of Ellensburg. She leaves four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Evenson Chapel Friday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul Nance will officiate and committal will follow in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Sheli...

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Caleb Todd of Clayton MI

Caleb Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 13, 1807, at Fairfield, N. Y., died March 25, 1856, at Clayton, Genesee County, Mich., married first, at Westfield, N. Y., by Elder Chapman, March 17, 1833, Lucretia Wood, who was born April 10, 1816, at Westfield, N. Y., died Oct. 5, 1840, at Chautauqua, N. Y. He married second, April 21, 1843, at Westfield, N. Y., also by Elder Chapman, Hannah A. Felt, who was born May 4, 1818, at Palmyra, N. Y., died Feb. 2, 1885, at Davison, Mich. Child by Lucretia Wood: *994. George Emmett, b. July 1, 1834. Child by Hannah A. Felt: *995. Vesta, b. March 6, 1844. *996. Florence E. L., b. Dec. 8,...

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Florence E. L. Todd Hurd of Davison MI

HURD, Florence E. L. Todd7, (Caleb6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 8, 1849, in Portland, N. Y., married in Clayton, Mich., Albert E. Hurd, who was born May 18, 1842, in Cussewago, Crawford County, Penn. They live now (1911) in Davison, Mich. Children: I. Winifred, b. Jan. 15, 1869, in Clayton, Mich., m. Sept. 20, 1890, John P. H. Bradshaw, in Davison, Mich., by Rev. Mr. Kennedy, who was b. Nov. 11, 1869, in Richfield, Mich., d. July 18, 1909, en route from Colorado Springs, Col. Issue: (1) Gladys E., b. Dec. 20, 1891; (2) Beatrice E., b. Aug. 7, 1893; (3) Harold J., b. Nov. 5, 1896. II. Albert E., b. April 21, 1880, in Davison, Mich., m. Feb. 8, 1904, in Fremont, Mich. III. Leroy J., b. Feb. 15, 1884, in Davison, Mich. IV. Harold, b. March 4, 1886, d. Dec. 25, 1888. V. Claude E., b. July 23, 1889. VI. Florence M., b. Aug. 3,...

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Ann Louisa Todd Maines of Flint MI

MAINES, Ann Louisa Todd8, (Bethel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 26, 1837, married Dec. 5, 1856, George Brown Maines, who was born June 19, 1834. In 1914, she lived in Flint, Mich. Children: I. Charles Todd, b. July 18, 1858, m. and had issue: (1) George Humphreys, who is m. and lived in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1914; (2) Harry Elbridge, who lived with his father in 1914. He is a Real Estate agent and lived in Flint, Mich., in 1914. II. Marion Lovisa, b. Sept. 3, 1879; in 1914, she was unmarried and lived in Flint,...

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Anna Todd Roger of Flushing MI

ROGER, Anna Todd8, (George E.7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 16, 1856, in Flushing, Mich., married in 1874, Napoleon Roger, who was born in 1854. Children: I. Alice, b. Jan. 18, 1876, m. June 23, 1897. II. Estella, b. June 15, 1877, d. March 30, 1901. III. Seva, b. July 13, 1881, d. Feb. 7, 1911, m. Aug.,...

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Frank Todd of Flushing MI

Frank Todd8, (George E.7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 31, 1868, died Oct. 24, 1889, in Flushing, Mich., married in 1888, Mina Carmichael, who was born in Canada. He was a barber. Child: 2428. Guy, b. April 24, 1889, in Flushing,...

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Biography of Alfred B. Miner

Alfred B. Miner, one of the leading and representative businessmen of Colton, and as the president of the Colton Packing Company is at the head of one of the most important industries of that city. Mr. Miner is a native of Michigan, dating his birth in Genesee County in 1842. His father, Pilo Miner, was reared in Genesee County, New York, and was an early settler in Michigan, and engaged in farming. Mr. Miner was reared to farm life, and given a fair education in the public schools. He was an energetic and thorough worker, but he was never intended for a farmer; as soon as he reached his majority he struck out in life, locating in Chicago. There he engaged in business pursuits, and was for the next ten years employed by the well-known firm of Tyler, Graham & Co., as a traveling agent and salesman. In 1876 he was prostrated by sickness and compelled to abandon his labor. The next eighteen months was spent by Mr. Miner in seeking a restoration of his health. Failing in that, he decided to seek the milder climate of the Pacific coast, and in 1877 he came to California and located at San Jose. His first occupation in that city was as a clerk in a grocery store, but his business talents soon gained him recognition in business circles, and he...

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