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John Washer (1855-?)
Born in England, came to Bay County in 1872.

1892 bio. (Added Jun., 2009)

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


Among the American citizens of English birth and parentage who have helped to make Bay County prosperous and progressive, we find Mr. Washer, who lives on section 8, Bangor Township. His parents, Charles and Elizabeth Washer, were born in Somerset County, England, the former in 1799, and the latter in 1809. They were married about the year 1829 and the death of the father occurred in 1866, two years after that of his wife. They never left their native home.

Of the seven sons and four daughters of this household all grew to years of maturity and with one exception all are now living. The one who has passed from life was Sophia, who was drowned while crossing the English channel. George and Edward still live in England, William and Charles, make their home in New Zealand; James lives in Wales; and Alfred also lives in New Zealand; while our subject, who is the youngest of the family, is the only one who came to America. The eldest daughter, Jane Ann, is the wife of John Cook, and makes her home in England. Elizabeth married William Gilling and lives in New Zealand, and Percilia is the widow of Gabriel Parmer.

The subject of this sketch was born February 16, 1855 at Berrow, Somerset County, England and when seventeen years old came to this country, reaching American April 18, 1872. He worked for E. B. Dennison for four or five years and made his home on a farm in Kawkawlin Township for several years. He now has a farm of ten acres which he has under good cultivation. His marriage which occurred November 17, 1880 united him with Ada, daughter of Freeman Curtiss a resident of West Bay City. They have two children, Charles F., who was born October 23, 1881, and Myrta Elizabeth who came to them September 21, 1883. For three years he has been Supervisor of the township, and for three years prior to that time he was Township Clerk. Socially he belongs to the Independent Order of Foresters.

Additional Notes.

    1880 - Michigan Marriages: Bay, Mich.

  • Date: November 17, 1880.
  • Groom: John Washer, of Kawkawlin, born 1855, England
  • Bride: Ada S. Curtis, of West Bay City, Mich.
  • Official: L. W. Chapman, minister.
  • Witnesses: Anson Fillon and Caroline Fillon.

    1900 Census: Bangor Twp. (excl. West Bay City), Bay, Mich.

  • Washer, John A. - b Feb. 1855 England
  • Ada D., wife - b. Jan. 1859 Mich..
  • Charles F., son - b. Oct. 1881 Mich.
  • Myrtle E., dau. - b. Sep. 1883 Mich.
  • Curtis, Freeman S., father-in-law - b. Oct. 1823 New York
Related Note & Pages

Relatd Pages:
Denison, Elias B.
People Referenced
Chapman, L.W.
Cook, John
Curtiss, Ada S. (wife)
Curtiss, Freeman (f-inlaw)
Dennison, E.B.
Fillon, Anson
Fillon, Caroline
Gilling, William
Parmer, Gabriel
Washer, Alfred (bro.)
Washer, Charles (father)
Washer, Charles F. (son)
Washer, Charles Jr. (bro.)
Washer, Edward (bro.)
Washer, Elizabeth (mother)
Washer, Elizabeth (sister)
Washer, George (bro.)
Washer, Jane Ann (sister)
Washer, John (subject)
Washer, Myrta E. (dau.)
Washer, Percilia (sister)
Washer, Sophia (sister)
Washer, William (bro.)
Subjects Referenced
Bangor Twp., MI
Bay Co., MI Berrow, England
Kawkawlin Twp., MI
New Zealand
Somerset Co., England
Wales, England
West Bay City, MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.