Monday, August 6, 2012

Hannah (Richmond) Pierce's 90th Birthday Celebration

Grand Rapids Press
1903-7-25, Page 13

Ninety Years Young

Mrs. Pierce, a resident of Grand Rapids, came from Rochester, New York, in 1852.  Attendant of Old Settlers' reunions.  Her father, George Richmond, was a veteran of the War of 1812.

Mrs. Pierce at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. D. [Elizabeth Marie] Noble, Orchard Lake...cottage of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Noble, Jr.  [Albert D. Noble died in 1899].

Mentioned in the article:

---Mrs. Pierce's great-granddaughter, Miss Arlyle Noble...
----Mrs. Evelyn Noble Schroeder
----Mrs. E. A. Fletcher of Jamestown, New York, formerly of Grand Rapids and Mr. F. B. Wood of Detroit

Among friends Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Pierce, Mrs. A. D. Noble, Mrs. Olive Quigley, Mrs. Emily Peck, Mrs. Lewis Blair, Miss Clara Richmond, Miss Trixie May Pierce, Mr. C. R. Pierce and Mr. R. T. Pierce of Grand Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. George Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Richmond of Waterford, Mrs. Ida Burrand, Mrs. F. A. Cobb of Cleveland, Mrs. B or H Richmond and son Ward of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. S. G.? Ketchum and Mrs. William Lovejoy, Miss Lovejoy, Miss Rae Stewart, Master Hewitt Noble, Detroit and Miss May Peck, Bay City.

Hannah Richmond Pierce's Richmond lineage is as follows:  Hannah 7, George 6, Edward 5,  Perez 4, Silvester 3, Edward 2, John 1.
Mrs. Hannah Pierce was her husband's 2nd wife.  He was first married to Hannah's sister, Betsey Richmond, in 1828.  Betsey died shortly after the birth of her son, George Pierce, in 1830.
United States Census, 1910
name: Hannah Pierce
birthplace: New York
relationship to head of household: Mother
residence: Grand Rapids Ward 7, Kent, Michigan
 Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Elizabeth Noble F 73y New York
dau Evelin Schroeder F 43y Michigan
moth Hannah Pierce F 96y New York
George C Schroeder M 48y Michigan
Gretchen E Schroeder F 5y Michigan
Albert N Schroeder M 3y Michigan
Clara L Oosta F 23y Michigan

In 1860 Mrs. Hannah Pierce was living with her husband, Solomon, and sons Benjamin, Charles B. and Henry, in Walker, Kent County, Michigan.

The Pierce Family in the 1850 census taken in New York:

United States Census, 1850
event place: Riga, Monroe, New York, United States
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
Solomon Pierce M 48 New Hampshire
Hannah Pierce F 36 New York
George Pierce M 19 New York
Benjamin Pierce M 16 New York
Elizabeth Pierce F 14 New York
Charles Pierce M 10 New York
Henry Pierce M 2 New York
Fidelia Richmond F 18 New York

Solomon Pierce died in 1883; Hannah (Richmond) Pierce died in 1910.

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