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Biography of Dennis J. McCarthy of Fenton Michigan

Dennis J. McCarthy. The genial member of the firm of D. J. McCarthy & Co., dealers in lumber. Lath, shingles, sewer pipe, etc., is he whose name appears above. He is a man of whose success it is not at all surprising to learn, for his personality is distinguished by the rare magnetism that adds power to his fine appearance. He has been very successful and in financial circles is one of the most substantial men of Fenton, Genesee County. Mr. McCarthy was born in Livingston County, this State, April 13, 1847. He is a son of Dennis J. And …

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Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola counties, Michigan

Biography of James L. Spenser of Linden Michigan

James L. Spenser. Mr. Spenser is a native of Hartland, Livingston County, Michigan, where he was born January 25, 1853. He is a son of Olympus Spenser, who is a native of Cayuga County, N. Y., was born in 1818. He was a farmer by calling and came to Michigan in 1836, locating in Genoa Township, Livingston County, where he lived for several years. He subsequently removed to Hartland Township where he lived a few years and returned to Genoa Township where he purchased a farm. In 1866 he removed to Fenton and there lived unto the fall of 1886 …

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Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola counties, Michigan

Biography of William Payne of Fenton Michigan

William Payne was born in Leicestershire, England, March 14, 1817, and is the son of John and Mary (Ossin) Payne, natives of the same shire. The former was a tailor in his younger days and during his later years was proprietor of an hotel. They are both deceased at the present time and he of whom we write is the only survivor of five children with the exception of one sister. He has never had a relative on this side of the Atlantic except for two nieces who spent three months in visiting here. William Payne received a good common-school …

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Governor Edwin B. Winans

Biography of Governor Edwin B. Winans

Hon. Edwin B. Winans, who began his duties as Governor of Michigan, January 1, 1891, is a son of the Empire State, of which his parents also were natives. From German ancestry on the father’s side, he derives the instincts of frugality and careful consideration of ways and means, and these are strengthened by the substantial traits of the Puritan forefathers of his mother. Both lines have transmitted to him the love of country and home that has led thousands into untrodden wilds where they might secure that which would be for the future good of themselves and posterity. John …

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