Location: Grand Rapids Michigan

James Madison Morton

Ancestry of the Mortons of East Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts

The Mortons of East Freetown, Bristol Co., Mass., formerly quite numerous in that vicinity, but not now represented by many of the name, are the posterity of Maj. Nathaniel Morton and descendants of the eminent George Morton.

George Morton, born about 1585, at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England, came to New England in the ship “Ann” in 1623. He had married in Leyden, in 1612, Juliana Carpenter, daughter of Alexander Carpenter, of Wrentham, England. He is said to have served the Pilgrims in important relations before coming to this country, and published in England in 1621 the first history of the Colony, which was entitled “A Relation or Journal of the Beginning and Proceedings of the English Plantation settled at Plymouth in New England.” It is commonly known as “Mourt’s Relation.” He died in 1624.

Biography of S. J. Holt

S. J. HOLT. S. J. Holt, manager of the West Plains Electric Light Company, of which Holt & Fallett are the proprietors, is one of the most successful and prominent business men in the city. The above mentioned business was established in 1889. This company is running the city lights and is doing a milling business, in all about $20,000 per year. Mr. Holt is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., and his father being a prominent saw mill man, our subject grew up in that business. He became interested in a saw mill at that place, but left there

Biography of Charles M. Hendricks

Charles M. Hendricks came to Jewell County about thirty-three years ago in the role of a farm renter, and had made practically all his substantial success out of the fruits of Kansas agriculture and his capable business experience. He is now a banker and active citizen at Webber. Mr. Hendricks was born at Rochester, New York, January 8, 1861. His father, Lawrence Hendricks, was born in Ireland in 1836 and came to this country when eleven years of age. At Rochester, New York, he followed farming and railroad work, and from there went to Michigan and was engaged in farming

Biographical Sketch of Dan Freeman Bradley

Bradley, Dan Freeman; clergyman; born, Bangkok, Siam, March 17, 1857; son of Dan Beach and Sarah (Blachly) Bradley; educated, Oberlin College, 1882, Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1885, Oberlin Honorary Degree Doctor of Divinity, 1909; same degree, Cornell College, 1904; married, Oberlin, O., July 9, 1883, Lillian Jaques; three sons, Dwight J., Robert G., and Theodore Bradley; pastor Steubenville Ohio, Congregational Church, 1885-1887; Yankton, S. D., 1887-1892; Grand Rapids, Mich., 1892-1902; pres. Iowa College, Grinnel, Ia., 1902-1905; pastor Pilgrim Church, Cleveland, 1905 to date; has gymnasium, branch of public library cooking school and mothers club; has been instrumental in the organization of

Biography of Edwin E. Sapp

Edwin E. Sapp. There has been a Sapp connected with the bar of Cherokee County almost since the City of Galena was founded. Coming to that town in January, 1884, after having worked and studied earnestly to prepare himself for the bar, earning his own living in the meantime, Edwin E. Sapp in a comparatively brief time had won the approbation and favor of a considerable clientage. In the years that have followed hardly a member of the Cherokee County Bar has been shown greater honors and has been accorded a larger and more profitable share in the civil practice

Biographical Sketch of Ray Edward Munn

Munn, Ray Edward; dental supply; born, Schoolcraft, Michigan, Oct. 11, 1881; son of Edward P. and Martha Heck Munn; married, Toledo, October, 1908, Martha Broer; two children; entered employ of the Ransom & Randolph Co., dental supplies, in 1896; traveling salesman for firm, 1901-1908; manager of Grand Rapids, Michigan, branch, 1908; manager Cleveland branch, 1909; vice pres. and manager Ransom & Randolph Co.

Biography of Lloyd Minot Collins

Lloyd Minot Collins. While the superintendent of schools of Longton, Kansas, Lloyd Minot Collins, had but recently entered upon the duties of his office, he had already created a favorable impression upon the people of the community, and during the short period of his regime had demonstrated the possession of those qualities which make the successful educator and the abilities that combine for capable executive handling of affairs. Mr. Collins had been a teacher all through his active career, and is energetic and progressive in his methods and thoroughly grounded in the elementals that are necessary for the proper moulding

Bowman, Raymond Leslie – Obituary

Raymond L. Bowman, age 55, resident of Leroy, died this morning at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids following an extended illness. He was born April 24, 1909 to Rube and Cora Bowman and was married December 19, 1931 to Mabel Dosenberry. Surviving are his wife, Mabel, Leroy; two sons, Roger, Leroy, and Richard, Grand Rapids; two brothers, Sylvester and Warren, both of Leroy; and five sisters, Mrs. Vera Engstrom, Howell, Mrs. Hubert Johnson, Mrs. Leonard Johnson and Mrs. Kenneth Davis, all of Leroy and Mrs. William Pierce, Detroit. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Livingston

Cooke, Irma Lucile Wilson – Obituary

Irma L. Cooke, 90, of Kittitas, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1990, at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital in Ellensburg. She was born Aug. 26, 1900, in Wausau, Wis., the only child of Vernon E. and Caroline (Finup) Wilson. She earned her teaching degree at the University of Wisconsin at Grand Rapids and, following her graduation, she was a high school teacher teaching English, Spanish and piano. She came to the Ellensburg area in 1932. She was a member of the Kittitas Community Church, where she was organist and pianist. She and Norman L. Cooke were married in Ellensburg on March 29,

Stanton Wesley Todd of Grand Rapids MI

Stanton Wesley Todd9, (Homer F.8, Caleb7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 9, 1876, married Sept. 18, 1901, Mae C. Stevens. He graduated from the Fredonia Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y., in 1901, after which he taught school for some time. Later he engaged in the wholesale paper business in Grand Rapids, Mich. Children: 2784. Cathryn M., b. July 1, 1902, d. Oct. 26, 1902. 2785. Dorothy M., b. Oct. 22, 1903. 2786. Chauncey S., b. June 8, 1906. 2787. Stanton W., b. Sept. 20, 1908. 2788. Jack W., b. Aug. 24, 1910, d. July 15, 1911.