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Great Lakes from Bay City.

Contributed by Jim Petrimoulx. (Feb. 2007)

Saginaw News Courier - December 7, 1925 (Page 10)


Capt. John Trudo of Bay City, a former resident of Saginaw and a retired lake captain, died Sunday afternoon at Mercy Hospital, Bay City, after an illness of 12 days. Mr. Trudo was a resident here until 10 years ago, when he removed to Bay City and entered the furniture business. He was well known in Saginaw, and for years was a lake captain, being associated with Capt. John Garey.

He was born 56 years ago in Bay City. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Parson Trudo, one son, Frank Trudo, in Texas, one daughter, Mrs. Edward Proux, Saginaw, three brothers, Eli Trudo, AuGres, William Trudo and Octave Trudo, Bay City, and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Packard and Mrs. Steward, Detroit, Mrs. Charles Horn, Cheboygan, and Mrs. Thomas Dinning, Bay City.

Additional Notes.


  • John H. Trudo second marriage was to Loise Mayville.

    1870 - Census: Bangor, Bay, Mich.

  • Trudo, Frank - b. 1814, Canada.
  • Merceline, wife - b. 1832, Canada.
  • Elia, son - b. 1853, Canada.
  • Merceline, daughter - b. 1857, Canada.
  • Orson, son - b. 1860, Canada.
  • Susie, daughter - b. 1862, Mich.
  • Frank, son - b. 1865, Mich.
  • Victoria, daughter - b. 1866, Mich.
  • Maggie, daughter - b. 1868, Mich.
  • John, son - b. 1870, Mich.

    1900 - Blue Book of American Shipping Marine and Naval Directory of U.S.

  • John Trudo - 204 Madison St., West Bay City, Michigan.

    1900 - Census: West Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Trudo, John - b. May, 1869, Mich.
  • Louina, Wife - b. May, 1871, Mich.
  • Frank, son - b. June, 1889, Mich.
  • Mary, daughter - b. Apr., 1892, Mich.
  • Jospehine, daughter - b. Oct., 1895, Mich.
  • James, son - b. Feb., 1898, Mich.

    1904 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • John H. Trudo, born 1870, Bay City, Mich., son of Frank Trudo and Martha Matthew, married Dec. 24, 1904, to Jennie Parsons, born 1874, Caro, Mich., daughter of George Parsons and Mary Shannon. Married by pastor G. T. Patchell, witnesses: John Langless and Nellie Langless, both of West Bay City.
Related Pages/Notes
People Referenced
Dinning, Thomas Mrs.
Garey, John Capt.
Horn, Charles
Langless, John
Langless, Nellie
Matthew, Martha (mother)
Mayville, Louise (2-wife)
Packard, Frank
Parsons, Geo. (f-inlaw)
Parsons, Jennie (1-wife)
Patchell, G.L., pastor
Proux, Edward
Shannon, Mary (m-inlaw)
Steward, Mr.
Trudo, Eli (bro)
Trudo, Frank (father)
Trudo, Frank (son)
Trudo, Frank (bro)
Trudo, James (son)
Trudo, John (subject)
Trudo, Josephine (dau)
Trudo, Maggie (sis)
Trudo, Mary (dau)
Trudo, Merceline (mother)
Trudo, Merceline (sis)
Trudo, Octave (son)
Trudo, Orson (bro)
Trudo, Susie (sis)
Trudo, Victoria (sis)
Trudo, William (son)
Subjects Referenced
AuGres, MI
Bangor, MI
Bay City, MI
Caro, MI
Cheboygan, MI
Detroit, MI
Furniture business
Lake captain
Mercy hospital
Saginaw, MI
West Bay City, MI
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