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My maternal grandparents. Ernest was born in Connecticut, had long employment in the silk mill industries, Married Anna Byers , a German immigrant, in Penn., moved to Belding, Michigan. Had daughter Helen, my mom and son Valentine.
Ernest was mayor of Belding for a couple of terms in the 30's, and after the silk mills closed in 32, co-managed the Hotel Belding until it closed in 42. He died in 46.