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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Ramona Theatre, Reeds Lake, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Ramona Theatre, Reeds Lake, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - The Dam. Grand River, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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The Dam. Grand River, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - U. B. A. Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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U. B. A. Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Monroe Avenue Looking West. Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Monroe Avenue Looking West. Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - City Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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City Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Lower Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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Where is Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA? 

Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA
Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids is rated among the top cities in the U.S., and combines sophisticated charm with midwestern friendliness. Known for being safe and clean, it’s a “walking” city. The downtown features a major new convention center with five star experiences: hotels, restaurants, and relaxation. Minutes away from spectacular Lake Michigan beaches and beach towns, Grand Rapids is known for its major art and cultural events, plays, museums, and a world-class botanical garden.www.visitgrandrapids.org/ visit.php


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1825 - Grand Rapids, Michigan founded

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1876 - September 19 - 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)

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1880 - July 23 - 1st commercial hydroelectric power planet begins, Grand Rapids, Mich

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News  1896 - An Aeronaut Killed
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 29. - Hiram Cole, twenty-six years old, a professional aeronaut, living in Big Rapids, Mich., fell thirty feet from his balloon while making an ascension at a surburban recort [sic] last evening and died shortly afterward.
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Louisville, Kentucky
June 30, 1896
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News  1905 - TRAIN CRASHES INTO STREET CAR
Four Probably Fatally Injured, Two Others Hurt, at Grand Rapids, Mich.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 1. — Six persons were injured, four probably fatally, tonight, when a Grand Rapids & Indiana northbound passenger train crashed into a street car at West Leonard street. The street car was tossed...Read MORE...



News  1910 - BIG CYCLONE RUINS CROPS
Michigan Section Storm Swept, and Creek Overflows, Flooding Houses.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 25. - A storm of cyclone proportions raged today north of Grand Rapids and crops, standing, timber and many buildings were ruined. The terrific wind was accompanied by a heavy rain.

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News  1912 - TORNADO
Grand Rapids, Mich, July 13. - Grand Rapids was hit early today by a cyclone that injured forty or more persons and did thousands of dollars worth of damage. The storm entered the city from the southwest about four o'clock. The first place struck was the city market and the Grand Rapids Central...Read MORE...


1916
Grand Rapids, a city of Michigan, capital of Kent co., at the head of steamboat navigation on the Grand River, at the junction of the Grand Rapids and Indiana, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and other railroads. It is 60 miles WNW. of Lansing. The site is one of much natural beauty. The river ...Read MORE...


1945 - January 25 - Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Grubenger
America/USA  Carrie Grubenger (23 August 1885, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 11 October 1931, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Livingiston
America/USA  Edwin Livingiston (1847, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 11 June 1868, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

Rand
America/USA  John P. Rand (1836, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 7 October 1873, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

Sell
America/USA  George Sell (1841, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - July 1871, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

Sharp
America/USA  James Sharp (1801, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 24 August 1870, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

Sones
America/USA  Bertha E Sones (22 March 1869, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 5 April 1946, ) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1892
William Sherman Towne (9 June 1868 - 15 January 1943) & Bertha E Sones (22 March 1869 - 5 April 1946)
married 28 June 1892
Walter Irving Towne (23 October 1870 - aft. 1940) & C Leonora Ainsworth (abt. 1872 - )
married 25 May 1892
 




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