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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - A Good Cheap Desk
The Fred Macey Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

A Good Cheap Desk
The Fred Macey Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA -
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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

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

The Dam. Grand River, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - U. B. A. Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

U. B. A. Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Monroe Avenue Looking West. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Monroe Avenue Looking West. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - City Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

City Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Lower Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Lower Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Mich.


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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...Read MORE...

News  1905 - TRAIN CRASHES INTO STREET CAR
Four Probably Fatally Injured, Two Others Hurt, at Grand Rapids, Mich.

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

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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...Read MORE...

1916
Grand Rapids, a city of Michigan, capital of Kent co., at the head of steamboat navigation on the...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
flag   Carrie GRUBENGER (23 August 1885, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 11 October 1931, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

LIVINGSTON
flag   Edwin LIVINGSTON (1847, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 11 June 1868, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) gravestone

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

Sell
flag   George SELL (1841, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - July 1871, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

Sharp
flag   James SHARP (1801, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 24 August 1870, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

Sones
flag    Bertha E SONES (22 March 1869, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 5 April 1946, Glendale, California, USA) gravestone

Towne
flag   William Stuart TOWNE (1893, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - , )
 

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 (June 1871 - )
married 25 May 1892
 

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