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Death Of John Greenfield

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oeceasea wns oorn near Lriasgow, in Scotland, 1812, and carne to the United States when ab'out 10 years of asa. Ho resided many years in Detroit, and was at onetime Sheriff of Wa}Tne county. Ilis taste for pioneer lifo led him to th'iB country in 1846, where he carne in charge of one oí tho firat mines tho United States ever wrought in the country. He was subsequently employed by the Montreal Mining Co. in explorÏDg the North Shore oí Lako Superior, and afterwards spent soine years at the Bruce Mines and Sauf Ste. Marie, 0. W. He returned again to this county in tho spring of 1851, and purchased of George England whrt has since Leen known as "Greenfield & Gardner's addition to the town siie of Ontonngon," several glocks of which they i m pro ved with dwellingp, a steam eawmill, &c. He was of an arment temperament, and heneo had ur.uiy warm fñeodi, fhrough whose partiaUty lio wasfrequently chocen to fi'i important politica! stations in our county In the fall of 1858, ho was elected as the Representativo of Houghton and Ontonagon countiesin the SUte Legishiture, and he filled the offijes of Collector at this Port, and that ol Sheriff of the county at the time of his death. llin funeral was attended on Friday afternnon, the 8th inf t. by tho members 'I Uooklund and Ontonagon Lodges oí F. A. M., and a large oonoourse of rulutiVes nud friend?, - Ontotiagon Qfiner.


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