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

Herbert Wilson


Herbert James Wilson was born July 20, 1878 in Merrill, Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan to Joseph Underwood and Sarah J. Holton Wilson. He married Adella “May” Barlow on December 25, 1900 in Merrill, Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. May was born on October 6, 1878 in Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan to Adelbert and Cora Karcher Barlow.



Herbert and May had the following children:

  1. Herbert Wilson was born December 29, 1901 in Merrill, Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and died on January 1, 1902 in Merrill, Jonesfield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan at 3 days old.

  2. Ralph Barlow Wilson was born May 23, 1903. He married Mary Kelson. Ralph died on November 24, 1981.

  3. Joseph Wilson was born and died in 1905.

  4. Sarah Isabelle was born May 22, 1906. She married Stuart Burt Johnson. Sarah died on July 7, 1992 and is buried in Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  5. Lional William Wilson was born in 1911 and died in January 1930 in Houghton, Michigan, when, he was a student at the Michigan College of Mining.


In 1916, Herbert and May owned and operated 80 acres of land on the SW corner of Fenmore and Ederer Roads in Section 4 of Lakefield Township. They, also, owned 40 acres across the road on Fenmore Road in Section 3.


Herbert died on November 4, 1956 and May died on December 17, 1961, and they are both buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.






SOURCES: 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 U.S. Census; Find-A-Grave Website; Herbert J. Wilson's birth record, WWI Draft registration; death record and obituary; Ralph Wilson's obituary; Sarah Wilson's Johnson obituary.

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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