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William Cuthbert (1864-1941)
Native of England, in diary business at Bay City, MI

1905 biography. (Added May, 2010)

The History of Bay County, Michigan, by Augustus H. Gansser, 1905


William Cuthbert, who operates a successful dairy in Bay City, Michigan, and is conveniently located at No. 2494 Center avenue, is a citizen who enjoys the esteem of all who know him and they are many. He was born May 1, 1864, at Probus Cornwall, England, and he is a son of William and Mary (Grieve) Cuthbert.

The Cuthbert family is an old one in Cornwall, the grandfather, Henry Cuthbert, having been born there, where he established a large brewery. The father of our subject was born at Falmouth. He was reared there and subsequently was made inspector of the county constabulary station at Torquay. He died in 1873.

At the time of his father's death, William Cuthbert of this sketch was a child of only 11 years, but he found a home with an aunt with whom he remained until he was 13 years old. At this early age he started out to grapple with the world for himself, and he was fortunate in finding employment with a farmer who was kind and considerate to him and with whom he remained for 13 years. In 1890 Mr. Cuthbert crossed the Atlantic to Canada and located near Simcoe, Ontario, where he worked on a dairy farm for three years and thus gained a practical knowledge of the milk and dairy business which has since proved of such advantage to him.

In 1893 Mr. Cuthbert came to Bay City and went on the Culver farm for one year and then purchased his present milk business, which he has operated ever since. Mr. Cuthbert purveys his own milk and has a 12 -year record on the wagon, without missing a single day. This means a great deal of consideration for his patrons, few of whom can show as fair a title to fidelity to business. He has a very large trade, handling some 60 gallons per day of milk and a large quantity of cream. He deals both wholesale and retail.

Mr. Cuthbert married Mrs. Grace (McDonald) Culver, widow of the late W. H. Culver, who left one daughter, Lou. The family attend the Congregational Church and are liberal contributors to its support.

Mr. Cuthbert is a Republican in politics, but he does not take any very active part in campaign work, his business adsorbing the greater part of his time. He is a member of the Joppa Lodge, F. & A. M.

Additional Notes.

    1895 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City

  • William Cuthbert married Grace McDonald Culver, on June 6, 1895.

    1900 Census: Bay County, Mich. (Hampton township)

  • Cuthbert, William, b. May, 1864, England
  • Grace, wife, b. Canada
  • Lou M. Colver, step-daughter

    1941 - Ohio Deaths: Lakewood, Cuyahoga

  • William Cuthbert, died Aug. 22, 1941, widow (Grace), retired dairy man, burial at Bay City, Mich.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Clark, Dillon P.
First Congregational Ch.
Marston, Thomas F.
People Referenced
Culver, Lou (step-dau.)
Culver, W. H.
Cuthbert, Henry (g-father)
Cuthbert, Wm. (subject)
Cuthbert, Wm. Sr. (father)
Grieve, Mary (mother)
McDonald, Grace (wife)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Congregational Church
Cornwall, England
Dairy farm
Falmouth, England
Ontario, Canada
Probus, England
Simcoe, Canada
Torquay, England
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.