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Elk Presbyterian Church

Elk Presbyterian Church

Reading Time: 3 minutes Brief History “The First Presbyterian Church of Elk” (located on the northwest corner of Mowerson and Stilson roads) was recognized by a committee from the Presbytery of Saginaw on September 2, 1888. The Elk Presbyterian Church or more commonly known as the Stone Church wasn’t built until 1891 on property purchased from local resident Richard …

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Portraits of Pioneers: Thomas Welch (1819 – ?)

Portraits of Pioneers: Thomas Welch (1819 – ?)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thomas Welch 24 Feb 1819 — ? Bio The following is an excerpt from a book published by Chapman Brothers, 1884. Thomas Welch, farmer, section 19, Flynn Township, was born Feb. 24, 1819, on Grand River, in Chatham, Province of Lower Canada, and is the son of William and Mary Welch. His parents moved to …

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Portraits of Pioneers: Morris Rockwell (1830 – 1914)

Portraits of Pioneers: Morris Rockwell (1830 – 1914)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Morris Rockwell 13 Nov 1830 — 15 Feb 1914 (aged 83) Bio The following is an excerpt from a book published by Chapman Brothers, 1884. Morris Rockwell, farmer, section 19, Flynn Township, was born Nov. 13, 1830, in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., Conn. His parents, Charles and Sarah A. (Brotherton) Rockwell, were also natives of the same …

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Portraits of Pioneers: William Kerr (1843 – 1924)

Portraits of Pioneers: William Kerr (1843 – 1924)

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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