J.S. Stearns Lumber Company (Bennett, Mich.)

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Justus S. Stearns worked as an errand boy for Eber Brock Ward, President of Pere Marquette Railroad Company. Ward gave him a small lumber mill after Stearns demonstrated that he was a good worker. Stearns eventually married Ward's sister-in-law, Catherine Lyon, and served as Bennett's first post master. Bennett, in Lake County, Mich., had a post office and logging mill (Stearn's Siding) on the Pere Marquette Railroad, 1887-1900. Bennet, Mich. no longer exists. (For further information see Going farther : a treatise on Lake Comunty (p. 8) and Michigan Place Names (p. 50).).

From the description of Account book, 1886,1891. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 37880531

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creatorOf J.S. Stearns Lumber Company (Bennett, Mich.). Account book, 1886,1891. Clarke Historical Library
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associatedWith Pere Marquette Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Stearns, Catherine Lyon. person
associatedWith Stearns, Justus S. 1845-1933. person
associatedWith Ward, Eber B., 1811-1875. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lake County (Mich.)
Michigan--Lake County
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Lumber trade

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Active 1886

Active 1891

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