Location: Ingham County MI

1894 Michigan State Census – Ingham County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Alaiedon Township – George G. Morton, James A. Allen, C. Burgess, Ephraim Cook, Stafford Armstrong, Benjamin Guile, Orrin J. Lewis, Harlow V. Tallman, Edwin Potter. Christopher Rohrbacher, Rowland Bell, William Francisco, Frank Keesler. Thomas L. Gilbert, Jerome H. Loomis, Birdseye McCollough, Austin Riggs, Charles S. May, Stephen Collar, Royal Jones, Joel Smith, Harvey Felton, Adam Dell, Henry Bickert, James Merrick, William H. Gould, Jerome Haight, Frederick Hines, Thomas Wade. William J. Stevens, David M. Strickland, Hezekiah Smith, Daniel Hale, Benjamin Fritz, Hezekiah Swaim, Levi Watkins, Lt riah Gress, John F. Wheaton, David Almond, Joseph Beaumont. Aurelius Township – James Graham, Lester E. Jewett, Samuel Eckhart, James Hamond, Amos Totliff, Samuel Handshey, Oliver H. P. Ranney, Christian F. Miller, Milo Thompson, George W. Hunt, James B. Hunter, William H. Mills, Frank Perrin, Freman Bunker, Melvin L. Bailey, William M. Webb, William Warner, Alonzo Cheney, William Couch, Daniel Reed, Dudley Bateman; J. R. Kingman, William Hurtzburg, Luman Fowler, Orestes Buckingham, George Hazelton. Thomas Bateman. George Rusch, Frederick W. Turner, Joseph Lake, James Parks, Levi B. Sibley, Joseph Stofer, George Ohlinger, Solomon Shesley, William Randall, Ward Moore, Edward Lock, Augustus Baumer. Bunker Hill Township – George C. Morehouse, Lyman Brown, Elliott H. Angel, William H. Whallon, James H. Whallon, Alfred...

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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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Biography of Vern E. Thompson

Vern E. Thompson, a leading representative of the Ottawa County bar; has followed his profession in Miami since 1902 and has been connected with the work of the courts both as lawyer and jurist. He was born at Stockbridge, Michigan, November 12, 1878, of the marriage of Sylvester M. and Victoria H. Thompson. For many years the father successfully followed the occupation of farming near Stockbridge and after his retirement he took up his residence in Miami. He was a Republican in his political views and was deeply interested in public and civic affairs. In religious faith he was a Presbyterian and took an active part in the work of the Church, serving as one of its trustees. He passed away in Miami in 1918, but the mother survives and still makes her home here. In the acquirement of ah education Vern E. Thompson attended the grammar and high schools of Stockbridge, Michigan, and subsequently engaged in teaching for two years, after which he became a student at the University of Michigan completing a law course in that institution in 1902, at which time the LL. B. degree was conferred upon him. In the same year he entered upon the practice of his profession at Miami in partnership with A. Scott Thompson, a classmate, and this relationship was maintained for five years. In 1908 he was called to public...

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Bender, Louis – Obituary

Louis Bender is taken by death widely-known valley resident succumbs here this morning Louis Bender, 65, a widely known Ellensburg and Kittitas Valley resident for nearly half a century, died at his home this morning [March 22, 1946]. He had been in ill health for several months and had undergone two operations at Swedish Hospital in Seattle Born in Onondaga, Mich., in 1880, he came to Ellensburg in 1899. He was employed at the Clarence Palmer livery stable for seven years. Identified with livestock and farming virtually all his life, he left the Palmer Livery to take a contract hauling freight for the building of the Milwaukee railroad through the valley He was thus engaged when he was married to Maria Elizabeth Hayes, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hayes of Ellensburg, on June 22, 1908 Later he operated the Lobby Pool Hall here for five years and then purchased a ranch north of Ellensburg, where he operated the Independent Dairy for 19 years. Five years ago he sold the dairy and purchased the Hamilton ranch in Badger Pocket, where he lived until retiring to a farm on the West Side three years ago He formerly was active in the Elks, I.O.O.F. and Eagles lodges. Surviving are his widow; five sons, Bernard, Louis, George, Russell, and Harrell Bender; a daughter, Miss Berneice Bender, and seven granddaughters,...

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Glenn David Todd of Onondaga MI

Glenn David Todd10, (Bethel9, Edwin H.8, Bethel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 14, 1883, married March 14, 1908, Zena Viola, daughter of Squire and Rosena McDonald, of Rives Junction, Mich. He is a farmer and resides in Onondaga, Mich. Children: 2803. Leroy Squire, b. Feb. 5, 1909. 2804. Austin Glenn, b. Sept. 7, 1910. 2805. Lorna Isabelle, b. Dec. 7,...

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Eva Ettie Todd Woods of Bunker Hill MI

WOODS, Eva Ettie Todd10, (Bethel9, Edwin, H.8, Bethel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 21, 1886, twin with the preceding number, married June 29, 1905, Emmet, son of Patrick and Rose Woods, of Bunker Hill, Mich., where they afterwards lived. R. F. D. Leslie, Mich. Children: I. Alanson Ethelbert, b. May 14, 1906. II. Margaret Leota, b. Jan. 8, 1908. III. Harold Patrick, b. March 17, 1910, d. April 17,...

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Bethel Todd of Buffalo NY

Bethel Todd9, (Edwin H.8, Bethel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 28, 1858, in Poultneyville, N. Y., died March 13, 1912, in Buffalo, N. Y., married March 15, 1882, Ella S. Cochran, of Onondaga, Mich. He went with his parents from Poultneyville, N. Y., to Port Dalhousie, Ont., Canada, where his father started in the hotel business. At the age of about 15, Mr. Todd obtained employment on a vessel plying on the great lakes, determined to be a sailor, which occupation he followed until his marriage. During the winter of 1881-82 he went to Onondaga, Mich., to visit his mothers relatives and while there he met Miss Cochran, who was soon to be his future wife. She being a farmer’s daughter, seems to have exerted some influence upon him to attempt farming for a time, but the renumeration being to meager to suit him, he soon returned to the lakes for the summer season, the winters he passed in St. Catherine’s, Canada, which was the home of his mother, until after her death when he made Buffalo, N. Y., his headquarters for his remaining days, his death being caused by Pneumonia. Children: *2644. Glenn David, b. Aug. 14, 1883. *2645. R. V. Eddie, b. Aug. 21, 1886. *2646. Eva Ettie, b. Aug. 21,...

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Charles Henry Todd of Wakeman OH

Charles Henry Todd9, (Seth H.8, Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 13, 1866, in Wakeman, O., married Dec. 24, 1890, Mary Elizabeth Shelton, who was born Oct. 7, 1864, in Wakeman, O. He graduated from the Michigan Agricultural College at Lansing, Mich. After his graduation, he went onto a farm near Wakeman, O. They had no children, but adopted a girl and boy. Adopted children: 2513. Ethel Florence, b. Jan. 9, 1891; graduated from Oberlin, College in 1912. 2514. John Fletcher, b. Jan. 16,...

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Biography of Carlos C. Sherman, M. D.

Carlos C. Sherman, M. D., is one of Riverside’s prominent and successful physicians. Although not a pioneer, he has been a resident of the city during the years of her greatest growth and prosperity, and the position he has occupied in her professional and social circles well entitles him to mention in the annals of the city. Dr. Sherman is a native of New York, and was born in Washington County, in 1847. In 1852 his parents moved to Michigan and settled in Eaton County. His father was a farmer by occupation and in this world’s goods was a poor man. Dr. Sherman was reared on the farm of his father, and from his early boyhood schooled to hard labor. His education was such as could be obtained in attendance at the district schools in the winter months; he was quick to learn and ambitious and advanced rapidly in his studies. Upon the breaking out of the civil war his patriotism was aroused and he endeavored to enter the military service. Upon his repeated trials at enlistment he was rejected on account of his age, but finally, in 1863, when but a boy of sixteen years, he succeeded in his ardent desires and was mustered in as a private of Company C, Sixth Regiment of Michigan Heavy Artillery. His regiment was assigned to duty in the Department of the...

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Biography of David E. Ballard

David E. Ballard is living retired at Washington, Kansas, at the age of eighty-one. Most of his active contemporaries in the strenuous achievements of his earlier years have long since passed away. Mr. Ballard is one of the few survivors of the prominent Kansans who actually laid the foundation of the state. His name is especially associated with the organization of Washington County and the establishment of Washington as its county seat. It was only a few years ago that he disposed of many of his extensive interests, and is now devoting his life to rest and travel. He had taken a permanent home at Miami, Florida, and just recently he returned from a visit to relatives at Lansing, Michigan, and Jamaica Plains, near Boston. Mr. Ballard inherits the splendid qualities of the New England type. He is descended from William and Grace Ballard, who came from England and settled at Andover, Massachusetts, in 1635. His father, Appleton Ballard, was born in New Hampshire in 1808, went to Vermont at the age of twenty-one, married there and became a farmer, and in 1837 located at Sparta, Ohio. There he worked at the trade of shoemaker, built a store, and in 1846 removed to the newly established town of Lansing, Michigan, where the capital of the state had just been located. He kept a store until it was burned, and...

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Biography of Burr Dexter

To this veteran of many conflicts on the arena of life’s battles, who has also fought in defense of the flag of freedom, while he has ever demeaned himself with wisdom and valor, we are pleased to accord a representation in this volume of the chronicles of Wallowa County, since also today he is one of the venerable builders of our county and a respected and influential citizen. Mr. Dexter was born in Allegany County, New York, on February 2,1830, being the son of Knight and Lucinda (Mapes) Dexter, natives respectively of Virginia and New York. The father was a contractor and builder, operating in New York and Ohio. Our subject was one of the home circle beneath the parental roof until he had attained the age of nineteen and then started forth to net the ways of life for himself. He first came to Michigan and worked around St. John and Lansing, and continued until the year 1891. During this time, in the year 1862, he enlisted in the Twenty-second Michigan Infantry and served his time with a good record, being in the army of the Cumberland and participating in a number of battles. As was stated above, in 1891, Mr. Dexter came to Wallowa County and purchased a farm five miles northeast from Wallowa and took up the life of the agriculturist for two years. Then that...

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