Shiawassee County

Charles Starkwether Kimberly

Biography of Charles Starkwether Kimberly

Charles Starkweather Kimberly, born on December 23, 1826, in Warsaw, New York, played a notable role in Michigan’s early timber and land businesses. His father, Ebenezer C. Kimberly, settled in Shiawassee County after investing in timber land. Charles joined his father in Michigan before he turned twenty and took over his father’s responsibilities after his passing in 1856. Charles was influential in timber land transactions and development in Saginaw County, founding the village of St. Charles. He also ran a general store to serve local settlers, shipping goods by boat and later by rail. Charles married Susan Elise Naglee in 1870, had two children, and passed away on December 18, 1875. His widow, Susan, later married Benton Hanchett and died in 1915.

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Benton Hanchett

Biography of Benton Hanchett

Benton Hanchett, a respected lawyer from New York, moved to Michigan in 1858, becoming a key legal figure there. His educational journey led from local schools to the State and National Law School. His legal career included various partnerships, extending his practice to the highest US courts. Politically, he served as Shiawassee County’s prosecuting attorney, Saginaw City’s mayor, and on the Union School District board, but declined a Supreme Court of Michigan appointment. Near the end of President Harrison’s term, he was nearly appointed Circuit Court of Appeals Justice. Hanchett was twice married, fathering two children. Beyond law, he held prominent roles in several businesses and banks.

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Biography of Edmund Bachman, M.D. of Fenton Michigan

Edmund Bachman, M.D. One of the physicians who has an extensive and successful practice in Fenton, Genesee County, is he whose name is given above. He was born at White Lake, Oakland County, Mich., December 25, 1849. His father, John Bachman, was a native of New York and a farmer by calling. He emigrated to Michigan with his family at an early day and located in Oakland County where he died in 1850. Our subject’s mother bore the maiden of Jane Garner. Her decease occurred in 1863. The original of our sketch is the youngest of ten children who were

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