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  • Left to Right: Daisy, Anna, and Josephine
  • HCDL-bd-Sarah-Barley-Reason_u.jpg

    She came from England by herself as a young woman.

    Married George W. Reason. They had three daughters and two sons.
  • HCDL-bd-George-W-Reason_u.jpg

    He was a well known businessman in Pinckney, owning a hardware store as well as selling buggies and farm machinery. His farm was near the Putnam and Unadilla Township, Livingston County, Michigan line. Reason road is in that area.

    In addition to the hardware business Mr. Reason also sold coal, but his chief interest was in the sale of buggies and farm machinery. He left the store work to others. He traveled the country in his horse and buggy selling his favorites. He sold more buggies than any other dealer in the section, his sales some years being over 300. The same held true for farm machinery. He would take (customers') old buggies and machinery in trade for stock or anything of value.

    The buggies used to come all wrapped in paper to prevent marring...53 buggies in 70 days was one record.

    There were many stories told of him. One illustrates his shrewdness. At one time the country farm advertised for bids for a binder. Mr. Reason's bid was lowest and he got the sale. He sent for a man named Corwin to set it up, who told the following story. He found Mr. Reason had sold the binder at cost and said, "I don't see where you make anything on this." Mr. Reason said, "Wait and see." When the poor farm superintendent came for the binder, he had a lumber wagon which Mr. Reason loaded with pitchforks, shovels and hardware, a year's supply for the farm. Then he turned to the machinery company man and said, "Now do you see the profit in that binder?"

    Mr. Reason was quite a builder. He built the W.H. Meyer Building which was his store, the Lee Lavey store and the building formerly occupied by the tavern. He also built a roller skating rink on the site later occcupied by the bowling alley. This burned in 1921.

    (This information was gathered by a descendant, Dorothy Reason Malette).

    His wife was Sarah Barley Reason. They had three daughters and two sons.
  • HCDL-bd-Celebrating-Elaine-Haack-Cash_m.jpg

    Happy 100th Birthday (HCDL-bd-Celebrating-Elaine-Haack-Cash_m.mp4)

    • George and Mathilda Haack
    • Oakland County
    • New Hudson
    • 12 Mile Road & South Hill Road
    • Smith School
    • New Hudson High School
    • James Cash
    • Farmington
    • 11 Mile Road
    • Susanne, Jim, and Gary
    • family reunions
    • Pearl Harbor
    • Plymouth Mayflower Hotel
    Phillips Funeral Home, South Lyon, Michigan


    Elaine E. Cash, age 101, passed away April 15, 2021. She was born at home on January 31, 1920 in New Hudson, Michigan, daughter of the late George and Mathilda Haack. Elaine was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Northville and also formerly Greenfield Peace Lutheran Church in Detroit which was started by her grandfather. She is survived by her loving children: Suzanne (Bob) Weaver, James Jr. (Judy) Cash, and Gary (Nancy) Cash; her grandchildren: Matthew, April, Tammy, Amy, Jim IV, Jason, Kristi, Jennifer, Stephanie, and also by 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, James Cash, one brother, one sister and her parents.Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 18 from 2:00PM-8:00PM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake Street, South Lyon. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 19 at 11:00AM with final visitation beginning at 10:30AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 Elm Street, Northville. Elaine will be laid to rest beside her husband in Glen Eden Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lyon Rotary, Clawson Rotary, Active Faith Community Services and Heartland Hospice.
  • Left to Right: Judge David Gee, Judge Bert Hensick, Judge Donald Rink, unknown at Livingston County Courthouse, Michigan.

    Judge Stan Latrielle Swearing in Ceremony at the Livingston County Courthouse, Howell, Michigan- 1983. A reception (unknown location) followed and a celebration was held at Judge Stan Latrielle's house afterward.

    In 1982, he ran for Judge for the 44th Circuit Court in Livingston County, Michigan. He held that position for 26 years, 1983-2009.

    Stanley J. Latrielle 1937 - 2009.
  • HCDL-ngp-A002-02-0001_u.jpg

    Portraits of Charles Schafer a wildlife artist taken in 1976. Charles Schafer is a notable Howell, Michigan native as listed in The Howell Bicentennial History 1776-1976 Part 1. He was an artist for Michigan Department of Natural Resources Publication.
  • HCDL-bd-Elizabeth-Marsh-Pangborn_u.jpg

    James Pangborn (1802-1885) married Elizabeth (Marsh) Pangborn (1812-1890)

    Early landowner in Unadilla, Michigan.  Grandparent of Judge Hiram Smith.
  • HCDL-bd-James-Pangborn_u.jpg

    James Pangborn (1802-1885) married Elizabeth (Marsh) Pangborn (1812-1890)

    Early landowner in Unadilla, Michigan.  Grandparent of Judge Hiram Smith.
  • HCDL-bd-Alpheus-Emelia-Smith_u.jpg

    Alpheus Smith (1856-1930) and Emilia (Pangborn) Smith (1852-1910)

    The son of Richard and Elizabeth Smith. Inherited land in Genoa Township, Livingston County, Michigan from Alpheus's father.
  • HCDL-bd-Elizabeth-Richard-Smith_u.jpg

    Richard Smith (1816-1883) and wife Elizabeth (Cregar) Smith (1819-1882)

    early landowners in Genoa Township, Livingston County, Michigan.

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