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

Francis Webb

The photo is of Francis Webb as a child.



Francis Webb was born in Canada on April 29, 1874 to Joseph and Margaret Ellen Beird Webb. He married Euphemia “Adelle” Ferris. Adelle was born February 6, 1879 in Canada to James and Anna Elizabeth Tester Ferris.


The photo is of the Francis Webb family: L to R - Adelle, Francis and daughger, Ethel Mae Webb

Francis and Adelle had the following child:

  1. Ethel Mae Webb was born October 16, 1900 in Lakefield Township. Ethel Mae was a teacher.


Francis and Adelle owned and operated a 40 acre farm on Grabowski Road in Section 26 between Merrill and Chapin Roads. Their neighbors were Frank Nohel, Franklin Thomas, F.C. Robinson, George Stadler, Ludvik Mayer, George Glick, Herman Hinterman, Oliver Milledge, and Fred Schultz.


Francis registered to vote in Lakefield Township on April 2, 1898 and his daughter, Ethel was one of the first ladies to register to vote on March 22, 1924 after the suffrage movement.


Francis died on October 19, 1947 and Adelle on December 9, 1937 in Lakefield Township. They are both buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery.





SOURCES: great niece, Jean Lednicky; Ethel Mae Webb's birth record; 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; U.S. Census; and Lakefield Township Records.


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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