Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland County, Mich; Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County Also Containing a Complete History of the County from Its Earliest Settlement

Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland County, Mich; Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County Also Containing a Complete History of the County from Its Earliest Settlement

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...building this house, a wolf came to the window hole, put his feet on the sill, looked in quietly and went away. Mr. Dunning bought 40 acres of land of Mr. Weaver, and 60 of James Riggs. He was married July 3, 1875, to Lizzie McPeak, daughter of Richard and Margaret (Cane) McPeak. Mr. McP. died Aug. 14, 1869, at Saginaw, and Mrs. McP. is now living at Saginaw, on the old Pennoyer farm, which has been cut into lots. Mrs. Dunning "-Cv: tf A was born Feb. 12, 1858, near London, Can., and was the third of eight children, named John, Mary A., Lizzie, Maggie, Teresa, Rosa M., Amelia (deceased) and Richard. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. D., as follows: Frankie, May 5, 1876, in Saginaw City; Clissie, March 18, 1878, in Saginaw City; and Lydia, Oct. 15, 1882, in Hope Township. Mr. D. has been Township Treasurer for two terms. Jrthur W. Dorr, farmer and lumberman resident on section 3, Porter Township, was born Jan. 9, 1828, in Piscataquis Co., Me. His parents, M. D. and Eliza (Lowe) Dorr, were natives of Maine and belonged to the agricultural class. Their family included 11 children, four of whom are deceased. The father now resides at Dover, Me., and is 84 years old. The mother died when she was 71 years of age. Mr. Dorr is the second son and fourth child of his parents. He followed the pursuits common to his native county, working on his father's farm and in the lumber woods until he was 23 years old, when he went to California. He made the journey by sea and was five months and 20 days en route, landing at San Francisco April 20, 1853. He went to Eldorado County, in the Golden State, where he engaged in placer-mining. He experienced the vicissitudes of the miner's life with results which...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511603
  • 9781236511607