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George H. Azure (1838-?)
Born in Lansing, Thompkins Co., N.Y., managed McGraw Farm in Bay City, MI..

1892 Bio. (Added April, 2010)

History of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan - 1884.


An influential member of the farming community in Bay County, has resided in Portsmouth Township since 1884, during which time he has had the management of the McGraw farm. He is descended from French ancestors, who early emigrate to this county. His grandfather, Anthony Azure, was probably a native of New Jersey, but during the most of his active life resided in New York, where he operated as a farmer and also followed the trade of a carpenter and builder.

The parents of our subject, Samuel and Sarah M. (Drake) Azure, were natives respectively of New Jersey and New York, and it was during their residence in Lansing, Tompkins County, N. Y., that their son George H., was born in 1838. He was reared to manhood in his native place, whence at the age of twenty-one he removed to Minnesota, remaining for two years in Rochester and for nine years in Austin, and engaging in selling groceries and agricultural implements.

Returning to New York, Mr. Azure followed farming pursuits for seven out of ten years spent there, and in 1884, as above stated, came to Bay County, where he has since resided. He was married, in 1860, to Sarah H., daughter of J. W. Gibbs, of New York, and they are the parents of one child Cora C., the wife of Frank E. Webb, of Portsmouth. Socially Mr. Azure is a member of the Masonic fraternity, with which he has been identified for more than thirty years. He and his estimable wife occupy a prominent place in the social circles of the community, and are universally esteemed for their noble qualities of heart and mind.

Additional Notes.

    1888 Michigan Marriages Bay City, Mich.

  • Date: Sep. 3, 1888
  • Bride: Cora Kate Azure, age 19, of So. Bay City, b. Minn., parents: George H. Azure and Sarah Gibbs.
  • Groom: Franklin E. Webb, age 22, of So. Bay City, b. Mich., parents: Charles W. Webb and Mary J. Marble.
  • Official: Roland Woodham, clergy man.
  • Witnesses: C. A. Newcomer, of Memphis, Mich. and Grace Marble, of Pickney, Mich.

    1890 Directory Bay City, Mich.

  • Azure, George H., farmer T H McGraw & Co., res s s 40th 1 e railroad.
  • Azure, Samuel, farmer T H McGraw & Co., bds George H. Azure.

    1896 Michigan Deaths Bay City, Mich.

  • Feb. 9, 1896: Samuel Azure, single, age 84 yrs 14 days.

    1900 Census Bay City, Mich. (820 Wilson St.)

  • Azure, George H, b. Oct. 1838, New York
  • Sarah H., wife, b. Nov. 1842, New York

    1914: Member of the Freemasons of Bay City Council No. 54.

Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
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People Referenced
Azure, Anthony (g-father)
Azure, Cora C. (dau.)
Azure, George H. (subject)
Azure, Samuel (father)
Drake, Sarah H. (mother)
Gibbs, J.W. (f-inlaw)
Gibbs, Sarah H. (wife)
Marble, Grace
Marble, Mary J.
McGraw, Thomas H.
Newcomer, C.A.
Webb, Charles W.
Webb, Frank E. (s-inlaw)
Woodham, Roland Rev.
Subjects Referenced
Austin, MN
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
So. Bay City, MI
Lansing, NY
McGraw farm
Memphis, MI
Portsmouth Twp., MI
Rochester, MN
New Jersey
Pickney, MI
Thompkins Co., NY
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.