Landmarks of Detroit a History of the City

Landmarks of Detroit a History of the City

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... summer months and in winter attended the High School, from which he was graduated in 1856, and in January, 1857, he came to Detroit and took a business course in Cochran's Business College. During April, 1857, he returned to Howell and married Patience A. Brayton, and with his bride removed to Ovid, Mich., where he embarked in business on his own account, dealing in general merchandise and lumber. At the time of his locating at Ovid, the line of the Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad was under construction, and he erected the first store and purchased the first supplies for that section of Clinton county. In the spring of 1861 he was elected supervisor of Ovid township, the election taking place three days before the commencement of the Civil war. Owing to his domestic and business relations Mr. Bennett was unable to enlist in the army, but he served as supervisor and worked unceasingly to organize troops to send to the front. He assisted in raising a little army of three hundred men from his own and adjoining townships. In his locality not one bounty was paid or a soldier drafted into service, and at the close of the war the records gave seven credited over and above the quota. Mr. Bennett was given a contract by the government to provide 1,600 horses and succeeded in fulfilling his agreement. He resided in Ovid until 1882, when he removed to Detroit and engaged in the manufacture of iron and steel, the firm being known as W. C. Bennett & Co. This firm constructed the steel vaults in many of Detroit's largest buildings. He disposed of his iron and steel industry about 1887 and for the past ten years has devoted almost his entire time to his large lumber interests and sale of pine lands. Among his lumber possessions is a saw mill in Macosta county, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 980g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659651
  • 9781236659651