Portraits and Biographies of the Governors of Michigan, and of the Presidents of the United States
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...he then returned to his native place. The marriage of Myron Collins and Annie Leadley took place in Wayne County, July 2, 1858. Mrs. Collins is a native of England, being born in Yorkshire, but has spent most of her life in this country. They came to Michigan in 1869, and rented a small farm Mt. Morris Township, Genesee Counnty, upon which they remained for seven years, at the end of which time they purchased a farm in the same township, and upon it they resided for eight years, selling that property in 1884, and buying the eighty on the section where they nowlive. The two sons of this marriage are Hiram and Elmer, both at home. The house into which Mr. Collins moved on coming to his present home was destroyed by fire in 1890, and he at once proceeded to erect a new abode, a pleasant and attractive house, which cost him some $1,100. Here he carries on general farming and keeps his land in a good state of cultivation, having excellent crops thereon. He is a Republican in his political views and his war experiences have brought him into the Grand Army of the Republic, belonging to that organization at Mt. Morris. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at that place, in the work of which he takes an active part and is a liberal contributor to every good cause. (Tf-) DWARD GRANT BECKERSON resides in the village of Vassar, where he conducts a thriving business, owning a large livery and sales stable. He is the son of Myers and Catherine (Moulton) Beckerson, natives of Haldimand County, Canada, where the subject of this sketch was also born February 6, 1864. He was reared on the farm and early began to realize that this is a workaday world, for in boyhood he was engaged in farm labor for his neighbors, at the same time assisting...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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