Biography of Edward J. Stow



Allegan County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

The paternal grandfather of Mr. Stow, who was Capt. William Stow, formerly of Connecticut, removed to Stow, Summit Co., Ohio, at an early day, where the subject of this biography was born, March 18, 1823, being the eldest child and only son. The father of Edward having died when the lad was in his fifth year, he a few years later removed to the home of a Mr. Eldred, and remained for four years under his protection. He afterwards returned to the family of his stepfather, and ultimately learned tile trade of a carriage-trimmer. His removal to Michigan occurred at a later period, where, having chosen Allegan County as a place of residence, he engaged in lumbering and rafting upon the Kalamazoo River. This occupation, having proved a congenial one, was pursued for seven consecutive years, after which he was married to Miss Sarah M. Lamoreux, a native of Yates Co., N. Y., from whence her parents came to Michigan in 1844.

Mr. and Mrs. Stow’s household has been brightened by the presence of three children,—Allen C., born April 17, 1859; William H., whose birth occurred Oct. 4, 1874; and Mary A., born June 28, 1878. Two years after his marriage Mr. Stow located upon his present farm, in Manlius, which then embraced eighty acres, and has since been increased to two hundred,

He was a soldier in the late war, and much of the time detailed for special service. During this period Mrs. Stow manifested much ability in her administration of the farming interests. Mr. Stow’s industry and acknowledged integrity of character have won for him an enviable place among the citizens of the township of Manlius.

History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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