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Monday, October 7, 2013

Family - Mary (Silbereisen) & Michael Lynn

Bay City Times
30 Mar 1902 p12c3
After the death of Thomas Francis Madden the shipping business was managed by his brother-in-law Michael Lynn.  Like his brother in law Michael was active in the community, running for office at least once.  Michael died 19 Aug 1927 in Grand Rapids, MI.  Mary died 30 Jul 1941

"Michael J. Lynn, 68, brother of Daniel E. Lynn, 2638 Military Street, died Friday at his home in Grand Rapids.

Mr. Lynn was born in Port Huron, but had not lived in the city for many years. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs.James Schafer, Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Alec Schwall, Bay City;and three brothers, Daniel E. Lynn (Port Huron), George Lynn, Cleveland, and Edward Lynn, Cleveland.

Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen Church Monday 10 a.m., burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery."  [Port Huron Times Herald 20 Aug 1927]

Mary and Michael had two daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine.  Both girls attended the academy in Monroe. (1)

  • Elizabeth married James Schafer on 8 Jun 1915. They had  two children.  
    • Mary Catherine (1916-1996) m. Merel Rowe (1922-2002).  They lived in Fresno County, CA.
    • Elizabeth Ann died in 1919 at the age of 3 months.
  • Catherine (1890-1971) m. Alec Schwall.  In 1930 she was widowed and she and her two children were living with her mother and Aunt Lena in Bay City. She was still there in 1940. Catherine had two children  
    • Mary E 1914
    • Lynn Alexander 1916 PA - 2000 FL

(1) Bay City Times 2 Jan 1904 p3

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