THOMAS JEFFERSON AND MARY ANN STONE GULICK JR.
Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Gulick Jr. was born 9 March 1867 in Iowa. His parents were Dr. Thomas J. and Mary Barber Gulick Sr. Tom married Mary Ann Stone on 26 March 1891 in St. Louis, Gratiot County, by Horace Spear, Minister. Mary Ann was born 29 December 1869 in Bethany Township, Gratiot County, Michigan; her parents were Dammon C and Evaline Husted Stone.
Tom and and Mary had the following children:
1. Grace Carol Gulick was born 25 December 1892 in Lakefield Township. She married David Snow on 26 September 1912 in Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan by B.J. Youngs, Minister of the Gospel.
2. Alice Estella Gulick was born 23 March 1898 in Lakefield Township. Alice married Clarence Martyn on 29 January 1918 by David Campbell, Pastor of Lafayette Presbytarian Church.
3. Clara Belle was born 22 December 1901 in Lakefield Township. Clara Belle married Archibald “Archie” Londry on 6 October 1921 in Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan by Rev. Charles Robert.
4. Myron F. Gulick was born 4 June 1907 in Lakefield Township. Myron married Nellie Russell on 31 December 1930. Myron wrote the two Lakefield Township books "Lest we Forget".
In 1896, Tom and Mary Ann owned and operated 38 acres in Section 9 of Lakefield Township on Meridian Road between Swan Creek and Roosevelt Roads. Their neighbors were: George Hockey, David DeBar, Patrick O'Connor, Jacob Lauer, John Shay, Charles Eggebrecht, Albert Easlick, and George Trudgeon.
From the book “Lest We Forget” written by Myron F. Gulick states the following: "About 1900, land clearing was in progress. When my folks came here, they had three acres cleared. The old saw mill had just been moved off our farm.....Roads were wet, rough and winding around trees, stones and stumps. They had an old team of horses, one cow, and a few chickens. My never lost her good spirits, even when facing many hardships.” Myron also states: “My mother was a midwife and delivered 109 babies in her lifetime. Mother used to say, If needed, I'll go. She saw many homes that could have had more to do with, but she also saw love and respect in those homes. Mother often had very severe headaches, but this never stopped her from helping those that needed her in whatever way she could.” Myron states about his father the following: “My father was a stone mason; he received 75 cents to $1.00 per hour."
By 1916, Tom and Mary Ann own an 80 acre farm in Section 28 on Grabowski Road between Fenmore and Meridian Roads. Their neighbors were George Most, David Dubay, Horace Buchele, Alvah Hinterman, George Green, John Honaman, Abraham Lehman and Jacob Brown.
Thomas J. died on 23 March 1952 and Mary Ann died in 1957. They are both buried in Lafayette Township Cemetery, Gratiot County, Michigan.
SOURCES: 1916 and 1920 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 United States Census; Thomas J. Jr. and Mary Ann Gulick's marriage record; photos from find a grave and Myron F. Gulick's book “Lest We Forget”; Grace C and David Snow's marriage record; Clara Belle and Archie Londry's marriage record; Alice and Clarence Martyn's marriage record; Thomas and Mary Ann's death record; Myron and Nellie Gulick's obituary from Della Miller McKay's obituary collection.
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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