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Fred Otis PELTON

Male 1908 - 1967  (59 years)


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  • Name Fred Otis PELTON 
    Born 7 Jan 1908  Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 9606 
    _UID E15D6094264E4900BE2DEFAB07188A4E6B25 
    Died 9 Oct 1967  Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9602  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Jason Aldridge PELTON,   b. 1 Jan 1873, Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1919, Robinson, Ottawa, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Nellie Lucinda STEARNS,   b. 22 Nov 1878, Dresden, Muskingum, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1967, Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1900  Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:96663
    Family ID F2848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Josephine SEVREY,   b. 27 Dec 1909, Whidbey Island, Island, WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1990, Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1934  Muskegon, Muskegon, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:128251
    Children 
     1. Frederic Sevrey PELTON
     2. Maryalice Winfred PELTON
     3. Dana Herbert PELTON
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F3782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1908 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jun 1934 - Muskegon, Muskegon, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Oct 1967 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      In 1977 Fred and Alice went to Wanborough, England and saw the 1418 gra ve of Thomas and Edith Polton in the village church. The have a bras rubb ing of the grave marker located on the church floor. Fred's father died w hen was eight and his mother raised the family alone. She opened a count ry store and was the first telephone operator in Robinson Township. Fred h ad a good sense of humor, was a good dancer and popular with the local peo ple. He went to a rural country grade school and graduated in 1927 from G rand Haven High School. He was one of the only students that had a car wh ich made him popular with the high school students. He also dated sever al of the high school teachers who at the time were in their early 20' s. Fred was the owner and operator of a DX service station, and later ope rated a Phillips 66 station located on highway 31 in Grand Haven, M I. He remained occupied in service station work for thirty-five year s. At 51 he opened a lawn mower and bicycle repair shop in Grand Have n, He continued this work until he retired at age 69 He and Alice bui lt a home on the Grand River in Robinson township where they lived until h is death. He loved to feed the wild ducks and Canadian geese that ca me to the area during the summer months. The geese and ducks became so fa miliar with him that he could pet them and they would flock around him f or the feed when he called. The would come right up to the house to get h im. At times he would have some 60-90 ducks and geese with their famili es waiting to be fed. His ashes were spread in the Grand River in fro nt of their home on Stearns Bayou.