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Orrin Bump (1843-?)
Native of Flushing, Mi and long-time resident of Bay City.

1900 History. Added June 2008.

Livingstone's History of the Republican Party. Vol. II 1900 (Page 84)


Orrin Bump, who has been a resident of Bay City for thirty-four years, was born in Flushing, Genesee County, August 13th, 1843, son of David Bump, a farmer. He graduated from Flint, Mich. High School; enlisted as a private in the Eighth Michigan Infantry when was about 18 years old; participate in all the campaigns and battles of that regiment, and was adjutant of the regiment when discharged. He was wounded slightly three times. Immediately, after the war he took a commercial course in a Business College in Detroit and then accepted a position in a bank in Flint. In 1866 he removed to Bay City and was bookkeeper and teller in the First National Bank. In 1870 he organized the State Bank and was its cashier, and when this was merged into the Second National Bank in 1877, he was made cashier of that. When its charter expired in 1894, the bank was reorganized under the title of the Old Second National Bank of Bay City, and he was made its President, which position he now occupies.

Mr. Bump has always devoted his time and energies to the bank, and has no aspirations for political honors, but he has always been a staunch Republican and cast his vote in Virginia, while in the Army in 1864, for Abraham Lincoln. He is a Trustee of the Bay City Library, President of the Belgian Chicory mills, and Treasurer of the Valley Telephone Co. In 1868 he married Ella Fray, daughter of George C. Fray, lumberman, who died the same year. In 1875 he married Hattie L. Crosthwaite, of Buffalo, daughter of William Crosthwaite, the ship-builder. A daughter by this wife died when about seven years old, and the wife died in 1893. He married his present wife, the widow of Henry C. Chapin, in 1895.

Additional notes:

  • Orrin Bump was a veteran of the Civil War, serving as captain with the Michigan 8th Infantry.
  • Second National Bank -- Phoenix Block. Incorporated 1874. Capital $250,000; surplus $100,000; undivided profits $60,000. Wm. Westover, president; D.C. Smalley, vice-president; Orrin Bump, cashier; M.M. Andrews, assistant cashier. [1893 Bay City Directory].
  • Orrin and Anna M. (Chappel) Chapin were married on Jan. 15, 1895, by Paster William Clark, witnesses were Chas. M. Bump and Mrs. Switzer.
  • Anna was born in 1856.
  • Henry C. Chapin died May 13, 1893.
  • Orrin and Anna resided at 1903 Center Avenue.
Related Pages/Notes

Orrin Bump

Related pages:
Andrews, Martin M.
Crosthwaite, William
{Home, Center Ave.}
Westover, William.
Civil War Veterans
People Referenced
Andrews, Martin M.
Bump, Chas. (bro)
Bump, David (father)
Bump, Orrin (subject)
Chapin, Henry C.
Chappel, Anna M. (3rd wife)
Clark, Wm. Pastor
Crosthwaite, Hattie (2nd wife)
Crosthwaite, William
Fray, Ella (1st wife)
Fray, George
Lincoln, Abraham
Smalley, D.C.
Westover, Wm.
Subjects Referenced
8th MI Inf.
Bay City, MI
Bay City Library
Belgian Chicory mills
Business College
Detroit, MI
First Natl. Bank
Flint, MI
Flushing, MI
Genesee Co., MI
Second Natl. Bank
State Bank
Valley Telephone Co.
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