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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)
  • 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.

    Children:
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