Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Spencer L. Houghton (1862-1944): principal, teacher, school inspector, Insurance agent, building contractor


Albion College Bulletin, January, 1910

Detroit Free Press, November 11, 1900
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Detroit Free Press, July 3, 1903

Detroit Free Press, August 10, 1897

Detroit Free Press, June 12, 1904

Detroit Free Press, May 29, 1907

Detroit Free Press, November 10, 1897

Detroit Free Press, September 5, 1897


Birth: February 20, 1862 in Hazleton, Michigan, USA
Death: November 30, 1944

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sarah Lewis (1840-1917): housewife




Birth: May18, 1840 in England
Death: April 12, 1917 in Redford, Michigan, USA

Inscription: MOTHER

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Albert E. Coon (1846-1848)



Birth: March 22, 1846
Death: November 5, 1848

Inscription: AGED 2 YEARS 7 MONTHS 14 DAYS

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lucy A. Collier (1796-1873)



Birth: September 10, 1796
Death: April 30, 1873

Inscription:
AGED 76 YEARS 7 MONTHS 20 DAYS

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dexter M. Green (1865-1931)


Detroit Free Press, October 29, 1897


Birth: January 8, 1865
Death: November 24, 1931 in Northville, Michigan, USA

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mary C. Blue (1849-1865)



Birth: October 28, 1849
Death: October 21, 1865

Inscription: only daughter of Alex & Catharine Blue
Aged 15 Yrs 11 Mos and 23 D's

Friday, July 20, 2012

Laura L. Howe (1804-1860)



Birth: July 27, 1804
Death: December 27, 1860

Inscription: WIFE OF H. D. HOWE

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Myndert H. Hunt (1844-1935): Republican politico, alligator hunter


Detroit Free Press, February 27, 1907

Journal of the Senate of the State of Michigan 1899

Michigan Manual 1901

 Detroit Free Press, October 7, 1906

Detroit Free Press, October 7, 1906

The Ann Arbor Register, January 8, 1885

Detroit Free Press, January 30, 1876


Birth: October 16, 1844
Death: 1935

Inscription: FATHER

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

August Brugger (1862-1???), Emma Brugger (1893-1907), Lena Brugger (1859-1911)



August Brugger

Birth: 1862 in Germany
Death: unknown


Emma Brugger


Birth: May 11, 1893 in Michigan, USA
Death: January 30, 1907 in Redford, Michigan, USA


Lena Brugger

Birth: May 3, 1859 in Germany
Death: June 28, 1911

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hannah Lyon (1818-1892)


Birth: December 25, 1818
Death: February 22, 1872

Inscription: Daughter of Robert and Hannah Lyon

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dennis Sackett (1804-1856)


Birth: January, 1804
Death: February 20, 1856

Inscription: Aged 51 years 27 days

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mertie P. Peasley (1873-1897)


Birth: January 13, 1873
Death: January 15, 1897

Inscription: Wife of G.E. Peasley

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Charles A. Bossardet (1830-1906), Catherine M. Bossardet (1829-1892)


Detroit Free Press, January 20, 1899


Charles A. Bossardet

Birth: 1830
Death: 1906

Catherine M. Bossardet

Birth: 1829
Death: 1892

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Frank Engel (1866-1884)


NOTES:

Birth: June, 1866 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Death: August 3, 1884 in Redford, Michigan, USA

Inscription: AGED
17 Yrs. & 2 Ms.
Rest in Peace

Friday, July 6, 2012

Prudence "Prudy" E. Appling (1849-1883)


United States Census, 1850


Birth: 1849 in Michigan
Death: April 9, 1883

Inscription: 34 years


NOTES: 

She was married to Charles Blakely on January 1, 1865.

The United States Census abstract from 1880 shows that even though she was married she was still residing with her father and 5 siblings. Mr. Blakely is not listed among the household names.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Alexander Blue (1817-1882): Livonia judge, Justice of the Peace, public official



Detroit Free Press, June 19, 1883

Detroit Free Press, November 11, 1882

Detroit Free Press, October 11, 1864

Detroit Free Press, October 13, 1866

Detroit Free Press, September 27, 1866

Judge Blue standing in front of his home in Livonia on Middlebelt Road north of Schoolcraft.

Blue's home office. It was also referred to as a courtroom due to his duties as Justice of the Peace.

An artist's rendering of the Blue estate.

Judge Blue's last house is still intact at Greenmead in Livonia. The home, along with several old Livonia structures, was moved in 1987 to the historic farmland museum, restored and is now used for city historical functions. The photo below was taken as the house was being transported to its new destination.


Some claimed the house was haunted and that you could see apparitions in the upstairs windows at the original location North of I-96 on Middlebelt Road. Of course, Middlebelt is a main road so the probability that it was merely car lights and shadows from passing traffic and the surrounding neighborhoods is fairly high. 

Blue's home as it appears today fully restored.