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Charles F. Corbin (1812-1902)
Justice of Peace and school trustee.

1902 Obituary. Contributed by Jim Petrimoulx - Mar. 2008.

Bay City Tribune - Thursday, March 13, 1902 (Page 1)

Corbin Funeral Friday Afternoon
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Deceased was President of Wenona Years Ago
He Came to the Saginaw Valley in 1864

The funeral of the late Charles F. Corbin, mention of whose death which occurred Tuesday night, was made in The Tribune Wednesday, will take place from the house, 209 State street Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Mr. Corbin was born in Scipio, New York, October 22,1812. His early life was that of a farmer’s boy. He resided in Batavia, New York until 1864. The previous year he visited the Saginaw valley and decided to remove here. He located in Bay City but the same year purchased the land now known as the Corbin addition, and in 1868 moved into the house on that property, which has since been his home. He was elected a justice of the peace at the first charter election in Bay City, and served the village of Wenona in various capacities of trustee, assessor, recorder and village president. After West Bay City was incorporated he was supervisor of the Second ward for two years. He also took an active part in the educational affairs of the city, serving on the school board of the old Wenona grade schools for a number of years. The Corbin school, the first school building in its section of the city , was named after him.

Mr. Corbin married Mrs. Julia A. Joslyn, of Leroy, N. Y., in 1842, and their married life extended over a period of 50 years, his wife dying six months ago.

Additional Notes:

    1880 - Census West Bay city, MI

  • Corbin, Charles F., laborer, b. 1813 New York
  • Julia, spouse, b. New York
  • Clarra Thomas, daughter
  • Clarance Schultz, son

    1900 - Census West Bay City, MI

  • Thomas, Charles S., head, b. sep., 1868 MI
  • Lori, wife, b. Apr., 1869 NY
  • Royce, son, b. Mar., 1892 MI
  • Alice, dau., b. Sep., 1893 MI
  • Arhtur, son, b. Sep., 1895 MI
  • Clara, mother, b. Feb., 1845 NY
  • ??, sister, b. Oct., 1874 MI
  • Corbin, Charles F., g.father, b. Oct., 1812 NY.

    1896 - City Directory.

  • Corbin, Charles F., res w.s. Au Sable state road 2 n. of Florence, 2d Ward. (Number of other names listed as bordering at Charles F. Corbin.)
  • Corbin Public School (3d Ward) -- s.w. cor. Corbin & Fulton. Miss L. Wheeler, principal; Matilda Shields, Jennie Forger, teachers.
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People Referenced
Corbin, Charles F. (subject)
Corbin, Clarence S. (son)
Corbin, Clara T. (dau.)
Forger, Jennie
Joslyn, Julia A. Mrs. (wife)
Thomas, Arthur (gg-son)
Thomas, Alice (gg-dau.)
Thomas, Clara
Thomas, Charles S. (g-son)
Thomas, Lori Mrs.
Thomas, Royce (gg-son)
Shields, Matilda
Wheeler, L. Miss
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Batavia, NY
Corbin school
Justice of Peace
Leroy, NY
Saginaw Valley, MI
Scipio, NY
Vil. of Wenona, MI
West Bay City, MI
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