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Meeting Of Pioneers

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The annual meel ing of the Wa9htenaw Pioneer Society met In the court house Wednesday, Sept. 7lh for electlon of offflcers for the ensuing year and olher business. The following offlcers were elected ; President- Wm. P. Grove, Northneld. Secretury- J. C. A. Bessluns, Ann Arbor. Treasurer - Erustug Sumpnon, Ypsilauti. Necrologist- E. D. I,ay. Ypsllantl. A vifít-presitlent was also chosen for each town or city in the county. Also the following executive coiumitiee: Qeorge Sutton. Northfield. Daviii Depue, Plttafleld. C'bas. H. Winc-, Chelsea. KlorusS. Finley, Ypsllanti. I. N. 8. Foater, Ann Arbor Town. Mr. Lay, the Necrologist, read liis report of the deaths of pioneer settlers of this county. His report and a further report by Mr. Goodrich, of Scio, showed that nenrly 100 of the old gettlers have "passed over the river" in the last year. Mr. L:iy read a. blographical sketch of Mrs. Caroline N. Wead, widow of the late Ilev. Ira M. Wead, of Ypsilanti, who was one of the iirst ministers who preached the gospel in this eounty. Mr. Wead died Xov. 30th, 1371, and Mrs. WeaddiedJuly30th,1887. On account of the sickness of Rev. L. Düvis, it was voted to pWce the pioneer room in the court house in charge of a coinmittee consisting of the Secretary, Win. K. Childs and Edward H. Clark, until the turther actlon of the executive committee. At the afternoon eession fCveral brief addresses were made. ïhe following resolution was adopted : Resolved, Tliat the executive committee is lnstructed to select frora the membersoftlils society and otbers several persons to dellver brief addresses or read historica! sketches at each of the future meetings of tbe society. C. H. Wlnes, of Chelsea, invited the society to hold its next meeting In Chelsea and lotlmated that the people of tliat thriving villuge would give the oldsettlers a hospital reception. The invitation was promptly accepted and the meeting adjourned to meet in Chelsea on the first Wednesdny of December next.


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