Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan




Darwin E. Dibble was born on February 22, 1861 in Pennsylvania. His parents were Franklin and Sarah Fuller Dibble. Darwin married Ada Ferguson in 1876. Ada was born August, 1855 in Ohio and died August 20, 1924 in Kochville, Saginaw County, Michigan.


Darwin and Ada had the following children:


  1. Amos Dibble was born in 1875 in Michigan.

  2. Maude Dibble was born in 1877 and married Oliver Paulhamous/Paulhernus/Pulhamus on September 8, 1892 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan by Justice of the Peace, C.P. Lesher.

  3. Franklin Dibble was born on August 25, 1880 and died on October 28, 1881 at 14 months old of Cholera in Corunna City, Shiawassee County, Michigan during a Cholera Infantum Epidemic.

  4. Sadie Jane Dibble was born May 29, 1884 and married Louis Rabideau./Rabidue

  5. Samuel Dibble was born in February 25, 1885 in St. Charles, Saginaw County, Michigan He married Edna Conklin on June 15, 1908 in Gladwin, Gladwin County, Michigan by J.W. Osborne, Methodist Episcopal Minister. Samuel died on September 26, 1919 at the age of 34 years 7 months and 4 days old of Mitral Ventrical Disease in Gibson Township, Bay County, Michigan. He is buried in the Bentley Cemetery.

  6. Ida Rose Dibble was born September 10, 1892 in Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan. She married Fred Rosewig on March 4, 1905/1906 in Lakefield Township. Ida died on May 15, 1966 in Saginaw, Michigan. She is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

  7. Grace Dibble was born December 1895 in Westfield, Michigan and married Roy Baker on December 14, 1917 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan by Rev. Arthur H. Reffley.

  8. Lawrence Dibble was born February 23, 1900. He married Irene Howard. Lawrence died on January 5, 1925 due to a drowning by breaking through the ice. His profession was a truck driver.


Darwin, Ada and their family lived in Lakefield Township in 1910 but by 1920 they were living in Saginaw, Michigan with their daughter, Grace, and her husband, Roy Baker.



SOURCES: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Federal Census; Grace Dibble and Roy Baker, Maude Dibble and Oliver Paulhamous, Edna Conklin and Samuel Dibble - marriage records; Ida Dibble's information from grandson, Ron Artecki; obituaries- Franklin, Ada, Lawrence and Ida Rose Dibble's; Death records – Franklin, Samuel, Lawrence, Darwin and Sadie Jane Dibble.



Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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