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William Edgar Lanfear[1]

Male 1851 - 1927  (75 years)


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  • Name William Edgar Lanfear  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 20 March 1851  Girard, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1880  Yankee Springs, Barry, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Marital Status: MarriedRelation to Head of House: Self 
    Residence 1887  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1900  Grand Rapids Ward 4, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Marital Status: MarriedRelation to Head of House: Head 
    Residence 1920  Kalamazoo Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 21 January 1927  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Middleville, Barry County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Notes 
    • William Edgar Lanfear was born on March 20, 1851 in Girard, PA. He came to Michigan at age 19 with his parents and older brother's family, and worked as a farmer. William and his brother Richard had adjoining property on what is now Peet Rd in Yankee Springs Township. (It is now a heavily wooded area with no structures remaining.) Almost directly across the road lived James and Hannah Rowden who had moved there a few years earlier from New York state. They came with two children of their own, plus three older children from Hannah's first marriage to Robert Hurley. These children were Mary Alice, Albert, and Robert Hurley. William Edgar Lanfear married Mary Alice Hurley in Hastings on April 27, 1875. Their first daughter, Flora Louisa, was born in Yankee Springs in 1878, and their other daughter, Lena Viola, was born when the family was living in Middleville in 1883. In 1887, the Lanfears moved to Grand Rapids where William worked as a mason and Mary as a dressmaker. After 1909 they lived with their daughter For a and their son-in-law Ernest Boyce. In later years, William suffered from dementia and was in and out of the Kalamazoo hospital. William died in Grand Rapids on January 21, 1927, and Mary died September 12, 1933.
    Person ID P35  AmyLinde

    Father Orrin R Lanfear,   b. 30 July 1804, Lorraine, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Yankee Springs, Barry, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Rhoda Keeler,   b. 12 November 1812, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 July 1877, Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 2 February 1828  Loraine,Jefferson,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F71  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary Alice Hurley,   b. 22 April 1854, Cohoes, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 September 1933, Grand Rapids, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 April 1875  Hastings, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Flora Louisa Lanfear,   b. 5 February 1878, Yankee Springs, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 November 1945, Wyoming, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Lena Viola Lanfear,   b. 12 February 1883, Middleville, Barry County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 March 1966, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F9  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2125728666] Public Member Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.), This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was .
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    2. [S-2125702300] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States), Year: 1920; Census Place: Kalamazoo Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Roll: T625_775; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 162; Image: 819.
      Name: William Lanfear Birth Date: abt 1852 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Residence Date: 1920 Residence Place: Kalamazoo Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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    3. [S-1082931692] Web: Michigan, Find A Grave Index, 1805-2012, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    4. [S-1082931243] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    5. [S-2125727672] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite), Year: 1880; Census Place: Yankee Springs, Barry, Michigan; Roll: 570; Family History Film: 1254570; Page: 82A; Enumeration District: 037; Image: 0545.

    6. [S-2125703153] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Grand Rapids Ward 4, Kent, Michigan; Roll: 722; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0060; FHL microfilm: 1240722.

    7. [S-1082931333] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    8. [S-1081500254] Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).


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