Location: Lapeer County MI

1894 Michigan State Census – Lapeer County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Almont Township – David Paton, Jacob Clark, David P. Ross, Jacob Shumar, Abram Van Antwerp, John Rattray, William W. Paton, John Sullivan, Seth J. Hall, John B. Robinson, James Seaton, William Murdock, [Henry Hull]. Village of Almont – John Paton, William W. Taylor, Porter Conger, A. V. Ammerman, 0. D. Black, Benjamin F. Johnson, Lewis M. Rutherford, Eleazer Hathaway, Stephen Taylor, William Colerick, Leonard L. Bruce, Zery Carter, Cyrus Carpenter, James J. Swain, Alexander Block, Seneca Hartsell, John Murdock, Leming J. Eckler. Arcada Township – Edward Hustead, James Huntley, Lary Smith, Allen Timbrooks, Albert Middleditch, Milden Dillenbeck, William Livermore, Leverett Lyon, George Roney, Charles Swain, Miles Wait, Isaac Blackmore, Henry Vincent, Daniel Carpenter, Isaac Adams, Reuben Read, Samuel Cooley, Washington Judd, Timothy Shepperd, Samuel Lewis, Darius Covey, John Barrett, L. A. Flansbury, Porter Lamphier, Fred Vogler, Moses Bonney, William E. Mann. Attica Township – Alson Webster, C. J. Manning, Francis M. West, William Rogers, Samuel St. John, Baker McNiel, William Elliott, Heman Walker, Charles M. Moon, Adam Horsington, Harry Miller, Nathaniel Campbell, Patrick Burke, Ira C. McClellen, Truman Hartwell. Village of Attica – Daniel Kindier, Daniel West. William Harris, William Harsen, James Brown, John Hubert. David York. Philo M. Hutton. Smith Ross. Charles Buddington, Clarence Wilber, George...

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Biography of James O’Laughlin

JAMES O’LOUGHLIN. – This gentleman, whose portrait adorns the opposite page, is one of the representative men of Skagit County, Washington. He is a native of Ireland, thus making Skagit, as every county in the United States indebted to the emerald Isle. County Clare was the region of his birth; and the time was April 9, 1844. Before he was three years old, his parents crossed the ocean to this land of liberty, bringing their nine children with the. They located at Lyons, New York, but in 1856 went to Lapeer, Michigan. There the boy James learned the tinsmith’s trade. After the completion of his apprenticeship, he clerked in a hardware store nine years. In 1870 he removed to Yankton, Dakota, where he lived one year. In the following year he set forth with his family to cross the continent. Coming to Puget Sound via San Francisco, he made his first pause at Port Townsend in May, 1871. Thence he proceeded to Seattle and in December of that year established himself at La Conner. He worked at his trade there till 1877. Then, having purchased one hundred and sixty-four acres of land near the town, he devoted himself to farming. His neighbors having inveigled him into political life, he was elected in the fall of 1880, to be sheriff and assessor of Whatcom County. At that time, Whatcom included...

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Biography of Fred D. Gaskill

FRED D. GASKILL. – As a typical representative of the progresive western agriculturist and stockman, than whom there is not a more wideawake and up-to-date individual in the United States, the subject of this brief review stands, and although a man just entering the walks of life, he has manifested an industry and thrift and ability that have rewarded him in a great measure, and which he justly deserves from the efforts put forth. It is gratifying to note how excellently our subject has wrought out for himself here a prosperity and competence that demonstrate both his good financiering and his keen foresight, and practical judgment, while also he has shown the fine moral qualities of worth with which he is so liberally endowed. Mr. Gaskill was born in Lapeer county, Michigan, on September 3, 1871, being the son of Ebenezer D. Gaskill, now a resident of the Grande Ronde valley. As soon as our subject had arrived at school years he attended nine months in every year, until he was thirteen years of age, when he gave his entire attention to assisting his father on the latter’s farm, continuing in this praiseworthy occupation until he had reached his majority. In the year 1887 he came with his father to Union county, locating on Sand Ridge, there remaining until twenty-one years of age. At that age he commenced operations...

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Biography of Samuel Morse Porter

Samuel Morse Porter. The career of Samuel Morse Porter is largely identified with the history of Caney, and no record of either man or community would be complete without full mention of both. A resident of this locality since 1881, and of the city itself since 1896, he has seen the little town grow and develop to substantial proportions, and may take a proprietor’s pride in this advancement, for it has been a part of his life work. With his own hands he has aided in the building up of what promises to be an important center of commercial and industrial activity; his faith in it has been strong from the first. Mr. Porter is one of the best known business men of Caney, where he has large moneyed interests. At the age of sixty-seven years he is stronger in mind than most men of fifty, and intensely acute and active in all the cares of business life. The success which he has achieved as lawyer, legislator, railroad builder and financier should be a spur to the ambition of every boy in the country. Mr. Porter was born at Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan, December 14, 1849, and is a son of Moses Green and Maria M. (Morse) Porter. His paternal grandfather was Moses Porter, a native of near Bristol, England, whence he emigrated to America prior to the Revolutionary...

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