Monday, February 11, 2013

Occupations held by my mother's ancestors:

- telephone lineman
- township treasurer
- deputy sheriff
- farmer, barn builder
- grist mill operator, produce shop owner, and dairy farmer
- Grand Traverse County Sheriff and State Legislator
- and the rest were farmers

Lumbering in Grand Traverse County, circa 1880s. My ancestor Elijah Ransom is in the center holding an axe.

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