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

William Dumaux




William Dumaux was born March 4, 1850 in Ontario, Canada to Francis and Eliza Roberts Dumaux. William married Flora McLeod on July 6, 1895 in Wheeler, Gratiot County, Michigan. Flora's parents were R. and M. McKissie McLeod.


William and Eliza's children were:

  1. Margaret (Maggie) was born June 1, 1897 and died September 10, 1962 and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

  2. William Moses was born December 30 1899 and died May 2, 1979 in Gross Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan.


On August 10, 1876, the United States General Land Office in accordance with the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862 granted William Dumas (Dumaux) (Homestead #975, Application #2596) the tract of land on the south half of the northwest quarter and the south half of the northeast quarter of Section Ten in Township Eleven North of Range one East in the district of lands subject to sale at East Saginaw, Michigan containing one hundred and sixty acres. Signed Ulysses S. Grant. William's 160 acres ran from Merrill Road to Fenmore Road and was located in the middle of the mile between Swan Creek and Roosevelt Roads.


In 1880, the Michigan Agriculture Census shows that William owned 10 acres of tilled land and 150 acres of forest or woodland.


In 1896, William owned 40 acres of land in Section 10 on the west side on Merrill Road between Swan Creek and Roosevelt Roads. The remaining acreage of William's homestead property was owned by Felix Carpenter and George W. Long. William's neighbors in 1896 were J. Eckhart, Felix Carpenter, Francis Dumaux, F.H. Cooper, Joseph Tolfree, George Rigg, Ed Miller, N.M. Schmidt and William Button.


By 1910, Flora, her son, William M. and her daughter, Maggie are living in Merrill, Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County.


William died on September 23, 1906 and Flora died in February of 1935.




SOURCES: William and Flora Dumaux marriage record; William Dumaux death certificate; William Moses Dumaux draft registration, Website-Find A Grave, SS# Deaths; Flora and Margaret Dumaux's obituaries;United States General Land Office; 1880 Michigan Agricultural Census; 1896 Lakefield Township Plat Map

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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