Today’s discovery is from The Compilation of Published Sources on the My Heritage website. I have 365 references in this one source alone. I began with the first one.
Henry Gaylord Hart is my 1st cousin 3 times removed. This means that our common ancestors are my 3rd great grandparents, Henry Hart and Olive Doten.
Genealogy blogger extraordinaire, Randy Seaver, recently wrote about this particular record set in his blog Genea-Musings. It’s from him that I got the idea to check these records and see what I could find.
Here is the source information from MyHeritage:
About this source
Title: Biographical Dictionary of Leading People of Detroit, MI., 1914
Publication date: 1914
Publisher: Chicago, A. N. Marquis company
Author: Marquis, Albert Nelson. [from old catalog]
Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Tags: library_of_congress, americana
Notes: some of the pages in this book were stuck together which caused some of the text to be missing page 304 305 318 319 334 335 362 363 380 381 414 415
Contributor: The Library of Congress
Here is the book excerpt
Here is my transcription:
HART, Henry Gaylord; born, Detroit, Oct. 20, 1874; son of Simeon Henry and Emma (Gaylord) Hart; educated in grammar and high schools, Detroit; married, Detroit, Aug. 6, 1907, Emma Bezner; 1 son, Frederick Henry. Began with the Michigan Central Ry. at Detroit, in purchasing department, remaining for 12 years; then with Gregory, Mayer & Thom Co. for 12 years; treasurer and general manager since Apr., 1910 of Hilton, Hart & Koehn Co., stationers, etc. Republican. Baptist. Club: Detroit Boat. Office: 193-195 Jefferson Ave. Residence: Grosse Pointe Shores.
I’ve done quite a bit of research on my Hart line. I’ve even been to Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit, where Henry and many other family members are buried.
However, finding this piece of biographical information fills in some of his story that I was not aware of. I think I will go and do a bit more searching in this particular book, for other family members. After all, I am Michigan Girl and all trails lead back to Detroit for a lot of my family.
If you are connected to anyone mentioned in this blog post, I’d love to hear from you.
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HOW I FOLLOW A TRAIL OF RECORDS & ANALYZE WHAT I FIND–HENRY HART FAMILY–PART 3
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