Home | Search for Names | Surnames | Photos | Places |  What's New

Frederick Herman BRABON

Male 1912 - 2004  (92 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Frederick Herman BRABON 
    Nickname Fred 
    Born 14 January 1912  Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Tyron Twp.,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 20 April 2004  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Pneumonia Complications 
    Notes 
    • Family Notes:
      Fred worked in general labor fields for most of his life. He worked many years as a farm hand and mechanic. He also worked in Plainwell for several years in a factory where he was a skilled saw operator until the plant closed. He then went to work at Parker Hannifin, brass manufacturing in Otsego, MI where he worked in maintenance until his retirement.
      Fred has always been a very hard worker, and never let his physical handicap slow him down. (contracted polio at age 6 leaving his legs and feet crippled) He developed tremendous upper body strength to compensate for his lower body weakness and used a lot of ingenuity to move heavy things when working. He worked with builders to build a home and two car garage and later added a 2 bedroom apartment to his home at 499 River Road, Otsego, MI where he resided with his family for 40 years. In 1995 he resided in Gobles, MI with his wife Loraine and his dog Mickey. Fred later moved to Portage, MI and in 2001 he moved into the Portage Tender Care nursing home after suffering from a severe case of viral pneumonia. He currently resides at this location in Portage, Michigan. 7-11-2002.

      DEATH: The funeral was held at Winkels in Otsego at 11:00 a.m. 23 Apr 2004.

      BIRTH: His birth was not recorded, according to his daughter Ann MacCreery.
    Person ID I1723  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 6 August 2007 

    Father Clarence Herman BRABON,   b. 5 January 1886, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1950, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Clara Bell COOK,   b. 9 April 1894, Prob Orangeville,Barry Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 March 1926, Plainwell,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 28 December 1910  Allegan,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F753  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse LIVING 
    Children 
    +1. LIVING
    +2. LIVING
    +3. LIVING
    +4. LIVING
    +5. LIVING
    Family ID F751  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2765] 1920 US Federal Census - BRABON Clarence Family, (Tyron, Kent Co., MI, Dist 113, Sheet 6B, Lines 71-77, Image 12 of 19).

    2. [S621] BRABON Fred Funeral Paper 2004.

    3. [S1640] BRABON Fred H. SSDI Record 2004.


Send eMail to WMGS

This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 12.0.1, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2018.

WMGS Online Trees - created and maintained by Western Michigan Genealogical Society Copyright © 2005-2018 All rights reserved. | Data Protection Policy.

© This Site Copyright WMGS 2002–2018

WMGS Main Home Page

WMGS Searchable Databases

Become a WMGS Member