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Portraits of Pioneers: William Kerr (1843 – 1924)

Portraits of Pioneers: William Kerr (1843 – 1924)

William Kerr 7 Oct 1843 — 27 Apr 1924 (aged 80) Bio The following is an excerpt from a book published by Chapman Brothers, 1884. William [Wrex] Kerr, farmer, section 7, Flynn Township, was born Oct. 7, 1843, in “Old Cambridge,” Mass. His parents, Joseph and Ann (Campbell) Kerr, were born respectively in Ireland and Scotland. …

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Portraits of Pioneers: John Beckton (1851 – ?)

Portraits of Pioneers: John Beckton (1851 – ?)

John Beckton 28 Feb 1851—? Bio The following is an excerpt from a book published by Chapman Brothers, 1884. John Beckton, farmer, located on section 26, Flynn Township, was born Feb. 28, 1851, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. When he was 18 years old his parents emigrated to America and became residents of Middlesex Co., Ont., where they …

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Portraits of Pioneers: Peter Banks (1846 – 1893)

Portraits of Pioneers: Peter Banks (1846 – 1893)

  Peter Banks 29 Jun 1846 —  1893 (aged 46–47) Bio The following is an excerpt from a book published by Chapman Brothers, 1884. Peter Banks, farmer, section 26, Flynn Township, was born June 29, 1846, in Caithness Shire, in the north of Scotland, and is the son of James and Georgiana (Sinclair) Banks, both natives …

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Information on Omard and Flynn Township from the Brown City Centennial Book (1976)

Information on Omard and Flynn Township from the Brown City Centennial Book (1976)

Some corrections have been made for the sake of accuracy. The following is an excerpt from the Brown City Centennial Book (1976) At the organization of Sanilac County, the Township of Lexington ran from Lake Huron to Lapeer County on the west and included the present townships of Lexington, Buel, Elk, and Flynn. In 1855 …

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William Henry “a.k.a. Thomas Flynn” Ellington

William Henry “a.k.a. Thomas Flynn” Ellington

I found this interesting information on FindAGrave.com. After reading, I contacted the author of this post, who is a descendant of the Flynn family via Ruth Ellen Flynn Hook. He gave me permission to re-publish this information and informed me that he got his information from a relative who has since passed.     William Henry “a.k.a. Thomas Flynn” …

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Flynn Family

Flynn Family

In this post, I will be discussing my findings on the Flynn Family. This will be a general post about general information. More detailed discussions concerning the mysterious origins of Thomas Flynn (first permanent settler of Flynn Township in 1856) will soon follow. Once I have compiled my findings in an orderly fashion, the most …

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The Journey Begins. . .

The Journey Begins. . .

In April 2017, Collin Blatt, a college student and former resident of the Omard-area launched Omard.info. Our Focus The main purpose for this website is to compile all available information regarding the ghost town of Omard, Michigan.