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Charles Fitzhugh, Jr. (1847-?)
Born in Midland, MI, raised in Bay City, MI.

1892 Bio. (Added Jun., 2009)

Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan, 1892

CHARLES FITZHUGH JR.
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We are gratified to be able to present a life narrative of the gentleman who is the senior member of the firm of Charles Fitzhugh, Jr. & Co., which is carrying on a large real-estate and pine land business. He has spent his whole life on the frontier and is a practical business man, having a thorough understanding of lumber. He was born in Midland County, this State, at the forks of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers, March 13, 1847, and his father, Charles C. Fitzhugh, was born in Livingston County, N. Y., and came to Midland County in the 30s.

In 1842 the father came to Saginaw City, and soon began handling real estate and for forty years he was the trustee for the Saginaw Bay Company, and finally located in Bay City on account its superior educational advantages. From that time he was very active in building up Bay City and transacted much business for his father, who owned a great deal of real estate here, but retained his residence in Livingston County, N. Y. His wife whose name in maidenhood was Jane M. Jones, was born in Livingston County, N. Y., and her father was interpreting agent for the Government among the Indians. His paternal grandfather was a Sergeant in the War of 1812. Of their eight children our subject was the third in the order of age.

After studying in the log schoolhouse at the Forks, our subject came to Bay City in 1855, and here received his further education. At the age of sixteen he began tallying and inspecting lumber at the docks, and in 1865 he went to Kawkawlin and was there employed in the large mills. Later he went to the Wigwam and Rifle Boom, and then to Essexville, and was connected with the lumber business all this time in all its phases.

In 1882 Mr. Fitzhugh started in the real-estate business, taking as his partner Mr. McDonald. For two years they manufactured lumber here, towing it from St. Ignace, and besides selling lands in the Upper Peninsula they deal largely in farms and wild lands here, being agents for fully twenty-five thousand acres of land in Bay County. In 1882 Mr. Fitzhugh was married to Miss Anne G., daughter of H. M. Fitzhugh, of Maryland, and they have three children: Jane, Walter D. and Charles C. They belong to the Trinity Episcopal Church. Mr. Fitzhugh is independent in his political views.

Additional Notes.

    1850 - Census: Midland, Mich.

  • Fitzhugh, Charles C., age 29 New York
  • Jane M., wife, age 29 New York (dau. of Horatio Jones)
  • Daniel, age 11 Michigan
  • Elizabeth, age 11 Michigan
  • Charles, age 3 Michigan
  • Richard, age 1 Michigan

    1882 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City, Mich.

  • Nov. 29, 1882: Charles Fitzhugh (b. 1847) & Annie G. ? (b. 1848)

    1900 - Census: Bay City, Mich.

  • Fitzhugh, Charles - b. Mar., 1847 Michigan
  • Anne G. - wife, - b. Oct., 1849 Maryland
  • Jane - daughter, b. Nov., 1886 Michigan
  • Walter D. - son, b. Dec., 1889 Michigan
  • Charles - son, b. Dec., 1890 Michigan
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Fitzhugh Family
Fitzhugh, Charles C. father
People Referenced
Fitzhugh (?), Anne G. (wife)
Fitzhugh, Charles, II(subject)
Fitzhugh, Charles C.III (son)
Fitzhugh, Charles C. I (father)
Fitzhugh, Daniel (bro.)
Fitzhugh, Elizabeth (sis.)
Fitzhugh, H. M. (f-inlaw)
Fitzhugh, Jane (dau.)
Fitzhugh, Richard (bro.)
Fitzhugh, Walter D. (son)
Jones, Jane M. (mother)
McDonald, Mr.
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Chas. Fitzhugh Jr. & Co.
Chippewa River, MI
Essexville, MI
Kawkawlin, MI
Livingston Co., NY
Maryland
Midland Co., MI
Saginaw City, MI
Saginaw Bay Co.
St. Ignace, MI
Tittabawassee River, MI
Trinity Episcopal Ch.
War of 1812
Wigwam & Rifle Boom
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