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John Franklin Race

Male 1845 - 1885  (39 years)


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  • Name John Franklin Race 
    Born 26 May 1845  Copake, Columbia Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 1885  Fisher’s Station, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pine Hill Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Record Number 7799 book 4 page 247 Kent County marriage licenses indicates Franklin Race married Eva Rosalie Barnum on 23 January 1877 in Grand Rapids. He is 27, a railroad agent and was born in Copake, NY. She is 18 and born in Paris Township, Michigan. S. Graves, pastor, marries them with Schuyler Baldwin of Kalamazoo, and Mary B. Graves of Grand Rapids as witnesses.

      1880 Federal Census. Wyoming Township, Kent County, MI Census
      Roll 587, page 138A
      Frank Race, 34, R. R. Sation agent, b. NY, parents b. NY
      Eva R. Race, 22, wife, keeping house, b. MI, parents b. VT
      Leora Race, 2, daughter, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. NY
      Leslie Race, 1, son, b. ditto
      Rhoda Barnum, 59, mother, widow, boarding, b. VT, parents b. VT
      Netta Barnum, 11, daughter, b. MI, parents b. NY
      Leslie maybe another name for William Bernie. Next door is Frank’s brother Charles’s family. It’s not clear what Netta’s relationship is.

      1884 Croton Township, Croton Village, Newaygo County Census - Franklin is living near Walter and his family. He is working as a store clerk. Franklin is 39; Eva -25; Leora - 5; Birney - 3; and Frank L. is one. Both Frank and Eva can read and write. Leora attended school.

      Burial: Frank Race is listed as having been buried in Pine Hill Cemetery. Pine Hill is located on the southwest corner of Christie Street and 52nd Street in Kentwood, Michigan. This information was found on the web in“R-S” Burials - Pine Hill Cemetery Michigan GenWeb, Kent County
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/cemeteries/paris/pinehill/rs.html. It is taken from transcriptions done by the Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) on or about 24 June 1926. The following information is listed:

      Race, F. L.
      b. Oct. 20, 1881;  d. July 24, 1885

      Race, Frank
      b. May 26, 1845;  d. May 19, 1885

      Reese, Nina
      d. of A.A. and Eva;  n. d.

      F. L. Race, is most likely the son of Frank and Eva mentioned in the 1884 Croton, Michigan State Census. Following John Franklin Race’s death. Eva marries Andrew Reese and Nina Reese appears to have been one of their children.
    Person ID I20454  Schirado
    Last Modified 1 July 2011 

    Father John W. Race,   b. 22 February 1803, Copake, Columbia Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 June 1869, Potter Town, Yates County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaretha Thompson,   b. 1807, Copake, Columbia Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1884, Croton Twp., Newaygo Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Married about 1825 
    Family ID F4786  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Eva Rosalie Barnum,   b. 3 March 1858, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 October 1907, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 23 January 1877  Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leora L. Race,   b. about 1878, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Bernie William Race,   b. 20 July 1879, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 March 1929, Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. Franklin S. Race,   b. 20 October 1881, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 July 1884, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +4. Eva Mae Race,   b. about 1885, Kent County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F4817  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S360] John W. Race’s bible (Copy of original record) kept by Walter M. Race.


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