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

Malcolm M.C. Ross



Malcolm M.C. Ross was born in Charlottenburg Township, Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada on March 18, 1839. Malcolm's parents were Malcolm and Marie McLeod Ross. Malcolm came to the United States in 1860. He married Mary A. Adams on July 4, 1867. Mary was born on May 9, 1845 in Jefferson County, New York. Her parents were John and Sarah Hilliker Adams. Malcolm and Mary lived in Rutland, Jefferson County, New York until moving to Saginaw County, Michigan in 1872/1873.


Malcolm and Mary had the following child:

  1. Katie I. Ross was born July 29, 1869 in Jefferson County, New York. Katie married John A. Miller on September 26, 1893 in West Bay, Bay County, Michigan. John and Katie had two children: Myrtle and Earl Miller.


In 1896, Malcolm owned and operated 40 acres of land in the middle of the mile of Section 3. His neighbors were C. Frost; C.J. Frost; Joseph Method; Edmund Lux; Frank Lawrence; Jessie Baker; Frank Seymour.


Later, Malcolm M.C. Miller owned 60 acres of land in Section 3 of Lakefield Township which was located on Ederer Road between Merrill and Fenmore Roads.


Malcolm in his lifetime was a blacksmith; owned and operated a furniture and undertaker business in Merrill, Michigan; was a farmer and also a baker.


A neighbor was George Miller who owned 37 acres on the SE corner of Ederer and Fenmore Roads. I can only assume George Miller was Malcolm's daughter, Katie Ross Miller's, father-in-law, George Miller Sr. or Katie's brother-in-law George Miller Jr.


Mary died on November 22/25 1910 and Malcolm died on December 20, 1910; they are both buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.













SOURCES: Lakefield Township Plat Map; 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 United States Census; Malcolm Ross's obituary, Mary A. Adams Ross's obituary; Find-A-Grave; Malcolm Ross's death record; Mary Adams Ross's death record; Saginaw, Michigan Directory of 1906; Canadian Genealogy Index 1600-1900 page 46.













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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