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



James Owen Street was born on January 18, 1863 in Hamilton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. His parents were Francis M. and Ann Dawson Street. 


James married Margaret “Maggie” Kissane on November 20, 1894 in Merrill, Saginaw County, Michigan.  Maggie was born on March 17, 1871 in Tarbert Not, Kerry, Ireland. Her parents were John and Mary Mahoney Kissane. Maggie came to the United States in 1873 with her parents and siblings.


The photo is of Mary Street (right) the youngest daughter, of James and Maggie, with their neighbor George Rigg's grandson, Georgie Pierson. Photo taken around 1915 in Lakefield Township.





















James and Maggie's children were:

  1. Francis Street was born on September 30, 1895 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County. He married Emma V. Wolfgang on April 9, 1918 in Ithaca, Gratiot County, Michigan. He served in WWI with the 310 Engineers and was wounded August 9, 1918, at Chateau Tierry in France. Francis died on February 14, 1974 and is buried in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

  2. Harry B. Street was born on September 30, 1897 in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan. He died on February 10, 1937 and is buried in the St. Andrews Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

  3. Arthur James Street was born March 28, 1900. He married Elizabeth Fawcett. He died on January 31, 1974 and is buried in the Cook Cemetery, Birch Run, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  4. Oliver Anthony Street was born February 2, 1903 in Gratiot County. He was married to Edna Fawcett. He died on May 2, 1997 and is buried in the Roselawn Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

  5. Agnes May Street was born June 10, 1905 in Gratiiot County, Michigan. She married Herbert Tolfree on September 10, 1924. She died on May 6, 1974 and is buried in the Lakefield Township Cemetery.

  6. Mildred Street was born March 3, 1909 in Gratiot County, Michigan. She died on March 31, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan and is buried in the St. Andrews Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.

  7. Mary E. Street was born July 11, 1911 in Lakefield Township. She married Edwin J. Albrecht on February 10, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. She died on November 18, 1974 and is buried in the Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.




The photo is Oliver Street,  picture was taken in 1912 at the Parker School




The picture is of Agnes (left) and Mildred (right) Street, picture taken in 1912 at the Parker School.

In 1916, James and Maggie lived on a 40 acre farm on the NW corner of Fenmore and Roosevelt Roads in Section 15 of Lakefield Township. Their neighbors were: Richard Welke; brother, Edward Kissane; brother-in-law and sister, Frank and Nora Baker; A.H. Allen; Henry Cooper; James A. Condon; George Rigg; Lafayette Rigg; Archibald Clark; George Trudgeon; William Sandoff; and George Wenzel.


The family moved to Saginaw in 1925.


Maggie died on March 22, 1938 and James died on September 6, 1945. They are both buried in the St. Andrews Cemetery in Saginaw, Michigan.


SOURCES: 1870, 1880 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 United States Census, 1916 Lakefield Township Plat Map; Margaret Kissane Street's birth and death records; James and Margaret Street's marriage record;Francis and Emma Street's marriage record; James Owen Street death record; Francis, Harry, Arthur, Mildred Oliver James O. Street's obituaries; Agnes Street Tolfree's and Mary Street Albrecht; Della Miller McKay's obituary collection and George Rigg's photo collection.  The Parker School photo's owned and identified by Elsie Wenzel Hutfilz - classmate.

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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