History of Calhoun County Michigan

History of Calhoun County Michigan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...he has kept a steady pace, becoming identified with all its movements for better prosperity and higher standards. His education has been such as was possible under the primitive conditions of his childhood, supplemented by his practical use of opportunities which have come his way for further broadening. His youthful training in farm industry was of the greatest value in his actual life, for he has proved himself a worthy son of his father. Mrs. Oliver Clark Johnson also comes of a pioneer family, having formerly been Miss Catherine Elizabeth Ackerson, a daughter of Edward Ackerson, who was a native of New Jersey and long a resident of Marshall township, Michigan. His death occurred here in 1889 and his remains were interred in the cemetery which had been his own gift to the township. Mrs. Johnson thus shares her husband's prestige as a representative of the first families of the section. The Johnson home consists of one hundred and seventy-five acres of choice land in fine condition. Its state of cultivation is superior, its barns roomy and well-planned, its outbuildings numerous and commodious, its other improvements up-to-date and its management of a decidedly intelligent type. In 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Johnson removed from the farm to a homean Marshall.. They now occupy an attractive brick house, surrounded by spacious and well-kept grounds of about 12y2 acres. Mr. Johnson occupies his time in looking after his various interests, enjoying social intercourse and keeping in touch with public affairs. He is a member of the Masonic order and a Knight Templar. He has held various offices of public service, including those of Township Clerk, Road Commissioner and Pathmaster, besides having represented his township as a member of the County Board of...show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656776
  • 9781236656773