Antrim County

Biographical history of northern Michigan

Biography of Warren P. Wilcox of Bellaire, Michigan

Warren P. Wilcox, of Bellaire, Antrim county, Michigan, was born in Genesee county, New York, February 5, 1833. His father, Noyes W., was also a native of the Empire state, the family having originally come from Rhode Island. The subject’s grandfather, Josiah E., was a Revolutionary soldier and took a prominent part in the struggle for independence. He was located at Buffalo during the war of 1812 and the son, Noyes, remembers having witnessed the burning of that city. The subject’s father died in Ingham county, Michigan, where he had settled in 1854. W. P. Wilcox attended the public schools …

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Biography of Leslie A. Butler of Central Lake, Michigan

In one of the most exacting of all callings the subject of this sketch has attained distinction, being recognized as one of the most successful teachers in the county of Antrim. He is a well educated, symmetrically developed man, his work as an educator having brought him prominently to the notice of the public, the result of which is a demand for his services where a high standard of professional excellence is required. He is a gentleman of scholarly tastes and studious habits, keeps abreast the times in advanced educational methods and his general knowledge is broad and comprehensive. Mr. …

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Biography of Hugh M. Coldren of Bellaire, Michigan

Hugh M. Coldren, commissioner of the Antrim county public schools and one of the leading business men of Bellaire, was born near the city of LaGrange, LaGrange county, Indiana, on the 18th day of April, 1864, being one of a family of nineteen children, eleven of whom grew to maturity, seven of the number still living. The Coldren family is of stanch English Quaker stock and was first represented in America by a member of William Penn’s colony who took an active interest in the foundation and subsequent settlement of Philadelphia and who spent the latter part of his life …

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Biography of David Reese of Bellaire, Michigan

The history of the loyal sons and representative citizens of Antrim county would not be complete should the name that heads this review be omitted. When the fierce fire of rebellion was raging throughout the Southland, threatening to destroy the Union, he responded with patriotic fervor to the call for volunteers and in some of the bloodiest battles for which that great war was noted proved his loyalty to the government he loved so well. During a useful life in the region where he lives he has labored diligently to promote the interests of the people, working earnestly and with …

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Biography of Calvin Cuttler of Forest Home Township, Michigan

Among the enterprising citizens of Antrim county who owe their success and advancement in life to their own industry and well directed efforts, is Calvin Cuttler, of Forest Home township. He is a native of the dominion of Canada, where he was born in 1843 an(l son °f Calvin Cuttler, a native of the same place, who was born in 1814. The subject devoted all the years of his youth to obtaining a fair knowledge of the common school branches and upon attaining his majority was fairly well qualified to take up the battle of life on his own account. …

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Biography of Mrs. Mary Cross of Banks Township and Central Lake, Michigan

Wholly devoted to home and domestic duties, doing through all the best years of her life the lowly but sacred work that comes within her sphere, there is not much to record concerning the life of the average woman. And yet what station so dignified, what relation so loving and endearing, what office so holy, tender and ennobling as those of home-making wifehood and motherhood. In the settlement of the great middle West woman bore her share of the hardship, sufferings and other vicissitudes, helping man in the rugged toil of wood and field, cheering him when cast down and …

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Biography of John Giles of Central Lake Township, Michigan

The record of Mr. Giles is that of a man who by his own unaided efforts worked his way from a modest beginning to a position of affluence and influence in the business world. His life has been one of unceasing industry and perseverance and the systematic and honorable methods which he has followed have won him the unbounded confidence of his fellow citizens of Antrim county. John Giles was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1842, and is the son of Enos and Margaret (McLaughlin) Giles. The subject’s father has the distinction of being born on the Atlantic ocean in …

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Biography of H. M. Hemstreet of Forest Home Township, Michigan

That attractive division of Antrim county known as Forest Home township has as one of its representative citizens and leading farmers the subject of this sketch, who has been a resident of the county since 1887 and who was formerly one of the prominent business men of Bellaire, the county seat. Mr. Hemstreet is a native son of the Wolverine state, having been born where the city of Flint now stands, Genesee county, on the 1st of January, 1840. He is a son of Alonzo and Mary (Jenkins) Hemstreet, both of whom were born and reared in the state of …

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Biography of Robert H. Wardrop of Central Lake Township, Michigan

This representative farmer and popular citizen of Antrim county has one of the best improved and most attractive rural homes in this section of the state, the same being located in Central Lake township, and he is known as one of the progressive and public-spirited men of the county, while he wields no little influence in local affairs, though never an aspirant for office. Robert H. Wardrop is a native son of the state of Michigan, having been born in Leelanau county, on the 2d of November, 1874. He is a son of William and Margaret L. Wardrop, the former …

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Biography of Elkanah Mudge of Central Lake Township, Michigan

One of the attractive farm properties of Central Lake township, Antrim county, is that owned and occupied by Mr. Mudge, who has here resided for nearly a quarter of a century, having reclaimed his land from its wild state and thus having aided in the development of this section, of which he may consistently be termed a pioneer, while he is assuredly a public spirited and loyal citizen and one who has the respect and good will of the community. Mr. Mudge is a native of the dominion of Canada, having been born in Norfolk county, province of Ontario, on …

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