Genesee County

Governor Josiah W. Begole

Biography of Josiah W. Begole of Flint Michigan

Governor Josiah W. Begole. Elsewhere in this volume will be found a sketch of the honored ex-Governor of Michigan, whose portrait appears on the opposite page. It pertains, however, more to the salient points of his career as chief Executive of the State, and we here take pleasure in presenting to our readers a more …

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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 …

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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 …

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Biography of Clarence Tinker of Fenton Michigan

Clarence Tinker, a prominent and able young attorney and prominent citizen of Fenton, was born in Port Gibson, Ontario County, N.Y., July 14, 1853. His father, Dr. Malachi Tinker, was a native of Henrietta, Monroe County, , N.Y., and graduate of the Geneva Medical College in 1847. After practicing at Port Gibson he removed to …

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Biography of James Greattracks of Grand Blanc Michigan

James Greattracks. Among the venerable and prominent octogenarian pioneers of Genesee County, who have done their share in developing the country, we take pleasure in bringing to the notice of our readers the subject of this sketch. James Greattracks is a representative citizen of Grand Blanc Township, and resides on section 30. He is a …

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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 …

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Biography of Amos D. Olmstead of Mt. Morris Michigan

Amos D. Olmstead. One of the veterans of the late war whose devotion to the cause has cost him many an hour of pain and illness during the years that have passed since that struggle, is he whose name is above. He is a farmer, located on section 30, Mt. Morris Township, Genesee County, where …

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Biography of Ezra Meade of Grand Blanc Michigan

Ezra Meade, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County, was born January 18, 1826, in St. Lawrence County, N.Y. He is a son of Burton and Eunice Meade, and his father was a native of New England. The family emigrated to Michigan in 1836, when this son was some ten years …

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Biography of George H. Chapel of Grand Blanc Michigan

George H. Chapel. This representative farmer and stock-raiser and enterprising citizen residing on section 29, Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County, had his birth in Livingston County, N.Y., August 20, 1835. His parents, Samuel and Amanda (Reynolds) Chapel, were both New Yorkers by birth, and his Great-grandfather Blakesley was a soldier in the Revolution. Samuel Chapel …

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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 …

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