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

David Debar




David Debar was born on February 1846/48 in New York to John and Angeline Debar. He married Frances Rowena Burke in 1870. Frances was born in July of 1843 in Michigan.


David and Frances had the following children:

  1. Egbert A. Debar was born on October 21, 1870 in Bath, Clinton County, Michigan. He married Alma Gertrude McConnell on May 19, 1909 in Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan. Egbert and Alma's children were Catherine Mary, Charlotte E., Gladys M., John H. and William Rex Debar. Egbert died on November 21, 1942 Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  2. Mina M. Debar was born in April 6, 1875 Bath Township, Clinton County, Michigan. She died on October 30, 1947 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. Mina Debar Goodall is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  3. Jesse “John” Debar was born August 11, 1878 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. John's children were Walter H., Gladys Marie, Hazel N. and Kathleen A. Debar. John J. died on December 18, 1935 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.

  4. Frances E. Debar was born June 8, 1880. She died on September 7, 1944 in Northville, Wayne County, Michigan.


In 1896, David and Frances owned and operated a farm on the NW corner of Section 9 in Lakefield Township at the intersection of Swan Creek and Meridian Roads.



Francis died in 1922 and David died in 1923. They are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.



SOURCES: 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 U.S. Census; Egbert, Jesse “John”, Mina, and Frances Debar's birth and death records; David Debar death record; Lakefield Township Cemetery; and David, Egbert, Walter and William Debar's obituaries.


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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