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Charles A. Eddy (1849-1920)
Lumber businessman, partner of Eddy Bros. & Co. in Bay City, MI

Biographical history. Added May, 2011.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883


Charles A. Eddy, of the firm Eddy Bros. & Co., was born in Bradley, Me., March 15, 1849, and remained there until 1864, when he came to East Saginaw. In 1878 he went into partnership with W. A. Avery, of East Saginaw, the firm being engaged in running logs from the Cass and Tittabawassee River booms. The firm did a large business until 1881. In 1882 Mr. Eddy came to Bay City, and became an active partner. He has a beautiful residence at No. 823 North Farragut Street, a view of which appears in this work. He has a wife and three children.

Genealogy. - Added May, 2011.

The Howland Heirs, by William Morrell - 1919

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Hattie L. Lane, daughter of Peter and Charlotte (Perry) Lane, was born in Saginaw, Mich., Nov. 1, 1848, and died at Bay City, Mich., Sept. 30, 1915. She married in Saginaw, Dec. 26, 1871, Charles A. Eddy, born March 15, 1849. He is chairman of Eddy Bros. & Co., Limited, manufacturers of lumber, at Bay City, Mich., with mill and branch office at Blind River, Ont. Children: Lottie Celia, b. Nov. 4, 1873; Flora Ellen, b. Nov. 18, 1874, m. Oct. 19, 1898, Edward L. Davis a member of the hardware firm of Dave, Hunt, Collister Co., Cleveland, Ohio.; Ida Emily, b. Sept. 13, 1880; Stanley L. b. June 14 1886; Russell S., b. Nov. 15, 1887; and Harriet Louise, b. Dec. 17, 1891.

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Lottie Celia Eddy, daughter of Charles A. and Hattie L. (Lane) Eddy, was born Nov. 4, 1873 and married Jan. 8, 1896, Frank H. Shearer, claim agent for the Pere Marquette Railway Co. They reside in Bay City, Mich. Children: Lottie Eddy, b. April 10, 1900; and Charles Eddy, b. June 10, 1902.

Stanley L. Eddy, son of Charles A. and Hattie L. (Lane) Eddy, was born June 14, 1886, and married at Everett, Wash., in 1914, Beatrice Maud Tozer. He resides in Everett, where he is connected with the Ferry-Baker Lumber Co. Daughter: Mary Ford, b. Dec. 21, 1914.

Russell S. Eddy, son of Charles A. and Hattie L. (Lane) Eddy, was born Nov. 15, 1887, and married April 17, 1912, Marian Nova Goeschel. He resides in Bay City, Mich. He is connected with the Mershon, Eddy, Parker, Co., in which his father's firm is interested. Daughter: Marian Goeschel, b. May 26, 1914.

Trade journal. - Added May, 2011.

The New York Lumber Trade Journal, Vol. 68, Jan., 1920.

- Obituary -


Charles A. Eddy, of Bay City, Mich., Vice-President of the Mershon, Eddy, Parker Company, of Saginaw, died March 17 in Cincinnati, in the seventy-first year of his age. He had been in poor health for three or four months. He lived at Bay City and leaves six children, four daughters and two sons, all grown up0 to manhood and womanhood.

Mr. Eddy was a well-known and prosperous figure in lumbering annuals. His antecedents date back to the palmy days of lumbering in the state of Maine, which, as per her motto, “Dirigo,” has pointed the way in lumbering as in politics. However, Mr. Eddy left Maine in the early sixties, became a pioneer in lumbering in what is now the Middle West,and is greatest name and fame as well as wealth came to him in the state of Michigan. In fact, he was hardly arrived at full grown manhood's estate when he left New England and cast in his lo with the then pioneers on the shores of Lake Huron. Not by revolutionary strides but by unfailing energy and activity and good acumen has the Eddy name been written and impressed on lumber history, particularly the annuals of White Pine at its zenith.

Charles A. Eddy in middle and later life came to be a man of great and mulitfarious activities. He was closely identified as a member by the firm of Eddy Bros. & Co., of Bay City, and the family name has been very well known in the Saginaw Valley for more than a full half century. Mr. Eddy was a member of the Ferry-Baker Lumber Company, of Everett, Wash., and was formerly president of the First National Bank of Bay City. He was besides,largely interested in other large manufacturing enterprises in the United States and Canada, notably in the now famous sugar beet industry of Michigan.

Additional Notes.

    1883 - Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Eddy, Avery & Eddy (Edwin and John F. Eddy and New Avery's heirs), Lumber and Salt Mnfrs n s Water bet 10th and 11th.
  • Eddy block, s s Center bet Adams and Jefferson.
  • Eddy Bros. & Co. (J Frank, Charles F, Charles A, and Selwyn Eddy), Mnfrs Lumber Lath and Salt 2723 Water cor Belinda.
  • Eddy Charles A (Eddy Bros. & Co.), res 823 Farragut cor 5th.
  • Eddy Charles F (Eddy Bros. & Co.), bds 517 Washington.
  • Eddy, Edwin (Eddy, Avery & Eddy), s e cor Washington &10th.
  • Eddy, John F (Eddy, Avery & Eddy), res 558 N Washington.
  • Eddy J Frank (Eddy Bros. & Co. and Vail & Eddy), vice-pres Bay National Bank, res s cor 10th & Washington.
  • Eddy, Selwyn (Eddy Bros. & Co.), res 302 N Adams.
  • Eddy, Warren H., farm implements 307 3d, res 507 N Farragut.

    1910 – Census: Bay City, Mich.

  • Eddy, Charles A. - age 62, b. Maine.
  • Hattie L., wife – age 62, b. Mich.
  • Ida E., daughter – age 29, b. Mich.
  • Russell S., son - age 22, b. Mich.
  • Harriet S., daughter – age 18, b Mich.

    Ohio Deaths: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

  • Charles A. Eddy, son of Edwin and Celia W. Eddy, born March 15, 1849, Bradley, Maine, died May 18th, 1920. Widow, residence at Bay City, Mich.
Related Pages/Notes

Charles A. Eddy

Related Pages:
Eddy, Edwin father
Eddy, Edwin M. son
Eddy, Newell A. cousin
Eddy, Selwyn. brother
People Referenced
Avery, W.A.
Eddy, Charles A. (subject)
Eddy, Celia (mother)
Eddy, Ewin (father)
Eddy, Edwin (bro)
Eddy, Flora E. (dau)
Eddy, Harriet (dau)
Eddy, Ida E. (dau)
Eddy, John F (bro)
Eddy, Lottie C. (dau)
Eddy, Marian G. (g-dau)
Eddy, Mary F. (g-dau)
Eddy, Russell S. (son)
Eddy, Selwyn (bro)
Eddy, Stanley L. (son)
Eddy, Warren H.
Goeschel, Marian N. (d-inlaw)
Lane, Hattie L. (wife)
Lane, Peter (f-inlaw)
Perry, Charlotte (m-inlaw)
Shearer, Charles (g-son)
Shearer, Frank (s-inlaw)
Shearer, Lottie E. (g-dau)
Tozer, Beatrice M. (d-inlaw)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Blind River, Ont.
Cass River, MI
Cleveland, OH
Eddy Bros & Co.
Everett, WA
Ferry-Baker Lumber Co.
First National Bank
Mershon Parker Eddy Co.
Pere Marquette RR
Saginaw, MI
Saginaw Valley, MI
Sugar beet industry
Tittabawassee River, MI
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