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William J. Deshano (1867-1939)
Born in Montreal, Canada. Resided in Beaver Twp., Bay County.

Biography. Added January, 2012

Michigan Biographies - Michigan Historical Commission, 1924, Page 236.


Representative from the Second District of Bay County, 1923--. Was born in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 10, 1867, of French parentage. When he was a child, his parents removed to Michigan, locating in Arenac County, and four years later moved to Bay County, where he has since lived in the Township of Beaver. In early life he worked at lumbering, river driving and mill work. He was married in July, 1894, and settled on a farm where he has since resided. Mr. Deshano is a Republican; has held the office of Township Treasurer four years and has been Supervisor for the past eight years.

Additional Notes.

    1903 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • William Deshano, son of Joseph and Margaret (Vicoth) Deshano, married Sept. 8, 1903 to Christi Naser, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Gihart) Naser.

    1910 - Census: Beaver Twp., Bay, Mich.

  • Deshano, William - age 43, b. Canada - immigrated 1883.
  • Crestal Dachaus, wife - age 23, b. Germany - immigrated 1888.
  • Benjamin Dachaus, son - age 16,b. Mich.
  • Joseph Deshano, son - age 14, b. Mich.
  • Henry Deshano, son - age 12, b. Mich.
  • Thomas Deshano, son - age 10, b. Mich.
  • Mary Deshano, daughter - age 4, b. Mich.
  • Martha Deshano, daughter - age 2, b. Mich.
  • Benjeman *Zar, father-inlaw - age 55, b. Germany.
  • Mary *Zar, mother-inlaw - age 59, b. Germany.

    1923 - Political Graveyard.

  • William J. Deshano served as Bay County representative in Michigan House from 1923 to 1930.

    1930 - Census: Beaver Twp., Bay, Mich.

  • Deshano, William J. - b. 1866, Canada.
  • Christina, wife - b. 1866, Germany.
  • Laurance, son - b. 1913, Mich.
  • Emma, daughter - b. 1915, Mich.

    1939 - Family history.

  • William J. Deshano died Jan. 9, 1939 at age 72.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Fraser, James
Washer, John employee
People Referenced
Deshano, Emma (dau.)
Deshano, Henry (son)
Deshano, Joseph (father)
Deshano, Joseph (son)
Deshano, Laurence (son)
Deshano, Martha (dau.)
Deshano, Mary (dau.)
Deshano, Thomas (son)
Deshano, William J. (subject)
Gihart, Mary (m-inlaw)
Naser, Benjamin (f-inlaw)
Naser, Christi (wife)
Vicoth, Margaret (mother)
Subjects Referenced
Arenac County, MI
Bay City, MI
Bay County, MI
Beaver Twp., MI
Michigan representative
Montreal, Canada
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.