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Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan


Grand Rapids is a city in the state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 40 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 774,160 and a combined statistical area, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, population of 1,321,557. It is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan, second largest city in Michigan (after Detroit), and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others.

Grand Rapids was the hometown of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. He, along with his wife, former First Lady Betty Ford, are buried on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.

History — Over 2,000 years ago, people associated with the Hopewell culture occupied the Grand River Valley. Around A.D. 1700, the Ottawa Indians moved into the area and founded several villages along the Grand River.

The Grand Rapids area was first settled by Europeans near the start of the 19th century by missionaries and fur traders. They generally lived in reasonable peace alongside the Ottawa tribespeople, with whom they traded their European metal and textile goods for fur pelts. Joseph and Madeline La Framboise established the first Indian/European trading post in West Michigan, and in present Grand Rapids, on the banks of the Grand River near what is now Ada. After the death of her husband in 1806, Madeline La Framboise carried on, expanding fur trading posts to the west and north. La Framboise, whose ancestry was a mix of French and Indian, later merged her successful operations with the American Fur Company. She retired, at age 41, to Mackinac Island. The first permanent white settler in the Grand Rapids area was a Baptist minister named Isaac McCoy who arrived in 1825.

In 1826 Detroit-born Louis Campau, the official founder of Grand Rapids, built his cabin, trading post, and blacksmith shop on the east bank of the Grand River near the rapids. Campau returned to Detroit, then came back a year later with his wife and $5,000 of trade goods to trade with the native tribes. In 1831 the federal survey of the Northwest Territory reached the Grand River and set the boundaries for Kent County, named after prominent New York jurist James Kent. Campau became perhaps the most important settler when, in 1831, he bought 72 acres (291,000 m²) of what is now the entire downtown business district of Grand Rapids. He purchased it from the federal government for $90 and named his tract Grand Rapids. Rival Lucius Lyon, who purchased the rest of the prime land, called his the Village of Kent. Yankee immigrants and others began immigrating from New York and New England in the 1830s.

In 1836 John Ball, representing a group of New York land speculators, bypassed Detroit for a better deal in Grand Rapids. Ball declared the Grand River valley "the promised land, or at least the most promising one for my operations." By 1838, the settlement had incorporated itself as a village, and encompassed an area of approximately three-quarters of a mile (1 km) . The first formal census occurred in 1845, which announced a population of 1,510 and recorded an area of four square miles. The city of Grand Rapids was incorporated April 2, 1850 and officially created on May 1, 1850, when the village of Grand Rapids voted to accept the proposed city charter. The population at the time was 2,686. By 1857, the city of Grand Rapids' boundary totaled 10.5 square miles (27 km2).

In 1880, the country's first hydro-electric generator was put to use on the city's west side. Grand Rapids was an early participant in the automobile industry, serving as home to the Austin Automobile Company from 1901 until 1921. In 1945, Grand Rapids became the first city in the United States to add fluoride to its drinking water. Downtown Grand Rapids used to host four department stores: Herpolsheimer's (Lazarus in 1987), Jacobson's, Steketee's (founded in 1862), and Wurzburg's. Like most downtown regional department stores, they suffered the same fate of falling sales, caused largely by the flight to the suburbs, and consolidation in the 1980s and 1990s.

City/Town : Latitude: 42.963359900, Longitude: -85.668086300


Matches 1 to 22 of 22

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 BRILLHART, Evart Johnathon  19 Aug 1909Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47955
2 DEANE, Edward McReynolds  22 Jul 1875Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60950
3 DEANE, Edward McReynolds Jr.  28 Jun 1906Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60953
4 DEANE, Francis Gains  2 Sep 1873Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60949
5 DEANE, Fredrick McReynolds  21 Sep 1869Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60943
6 DEANE, Fredrick McReynolds Jr.  22 Feb 1909Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60948
7 DEANE, James Brayton  1 Jan 1904Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60947
8 FRANKS, Elna Mae  30 Apr 1921Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I53604
9 FRANKS, Gail M.  3 Oct 1917Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I53607
10 FRANKS, Hester Jean  1 Apr 1919Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I53603
11 FRANKS, Mary Lou  17 Feb 1923Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I53605
12 FRANKS, Richard Blanksma  6 Jun 1891Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I53583
13 FRANKS, Richard Blanksma Jr.  26 Sep 1914Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I53602
14 GILLETTE, Joyce Lee  25 Feb 1930Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I64267
15 GUSTAFSON, Robert John  30 Jul 1911Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I57575
16 IMPSON, Eldora D. Syster  9 Apr 1916Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48025
17 LILLIE, Eldred Fall  Abt 1905Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48063
18 MAYCROFT, Emily Patricia  2 May 1943Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48169
19 MAYCROFT, Eugene William  1 Apr 1945Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I53570
20 MAYCROFT, Capt. Theodore Cornelius M.D.  22 Sep 1929Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48117
21 RASCH, Frances Ann  Abt Mar 1930Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48118
22 ROBINSON, Margaret Ann  1 Aug 1896Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I61352


Matches 1 to 48 of 48

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Death    Person ID 
1 ALLEN, Harold Clinton  29 Sep 1978Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47985
2 BRAYTON, Mary  9 Jul 1955Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60944
3 BREWSTER, Elizabeth Morgan  5 Dec 1894Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60958
4 BURGEMASTER, Abraham L.  15 Mar 1941Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I57568
5 BURKE, John Nelson  28 Sep 1919Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29645
6 CASTLE, Blanche  14 Sep 1947Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48102
7 CASTLE, Walter Colon  14 Jul 1934Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29648
8 CLINTSMAN, Lewis E.  19 May 1944Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47973
9 DEANE, Charles Heman  8 May 1923Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60945
10 DEANE, Fredrick McReynolds  6 Aug 1930Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60943
11 DEANE, Fredrick McReynolds Jr.  15 Jan 1982Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60948
12 DEVOWE, Edith May  10 Mar 1922Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I52314
13 DURHAM, Charles Henry  2 Feb 1935Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47956
14 FALES, Jennie  1 Mar 1948Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47944
15 GILLETTE, Joyce Lee  21 Sep 1999Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I64267
16 GILLHESPY, Dennis Edwin  7 Oct 1987Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48100
17 GUSTAFSON, Robert John  15 Dec 1978Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I57575
18 HATCH, Amanda L.  25 Nov 1916Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29623
19 HUMPHREY, William S.  3 Jul 1995Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47983
20 LILLIE, Arlie Guy  7 Jan 1938Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36260
21 LILLIE, Bertha Evelyn  12 Dec 1968Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29608
22 LILLIE, Bettie Jane  25 Oct 2005Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47982
23 LILLIE, Dorace Christine  19 Apr 1946Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I57567
24 LILLIE, Edward Franklin  13 Jun 1925Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29559
25 LILLIE, Emily  16 Nov 1910Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29546
26 LILLIE, George Anson  29 Nov 1910Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29587
27 LILLIE, Guy Carpenter  31 Jul 1960Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36876
28 LILLIE, Hattie Belle  6 Jun 1895Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29599
29 LILLIE, James William  28 Jan 1958Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36284
30 LILLIE, Lorenzo B.  15 Nov 1899Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29569
31 LILLIE, Philena Agnes  16 Nov 1941Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36277
32 LILLIE, Robert C.  8 Jan 1997Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47981
33 LILLIE, Ruth A.  11 Dec 1979Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I57563
34 MAYCROFT, Capt. Theodore Cornelius M.D.  8 Jun 1997Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48117
35 MCREYNOLDS, Maria Wilkins  22 Dec 1919Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60946
36 PERRIN, Edna Cornelia  7 Nov 1987Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48116
37 PINNEY, Benjamin Lillie  1 Jan 1915Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36337
38 PYLE, Donald Livingston  23 Feb 1975Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I64262
39 RANDALL, Mary Emily  2 Oct 1960Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47980
40 RANKIN, Burton Raymond  14 Dec 1983Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I48060
41 RANKIN, Eva Marie  12 Jan 2008Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I64269
42 SCHRAMLIN, Jane  26 Aug 1913Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I29510
43 STILES, Franklin A.  5 Sep 1929Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36330
44 STILES, Julia F.  9 May 1924Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36328
45 STREETER, Harriett (Hattie) Louisa  26 Jul 1933Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47974
46 VANNATTER, Evalin R.  1 Mar 1942Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I47948
47 WHITE, Martha  8 Jul 1996Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I60955
48 ZIMMERMAN, Christiana  21 Oct 1925Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan I36343


Matches 1 to 23 of 23

   Family    Marriage    Family ID 
1 ALLEN / IMPSON  23 Oct 1934Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F32377
2 BERQUIST / MAYCROFT  28 Dec 1908Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F36108
3 BRILLHART / DURHAM  31 Oct 1908Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F32355
4 CLINTSMAN / STREETER  21 Sep 1875Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F32368
5 DEANE / CLARK  16 Dec 1903Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F40872
6 DEANE / DYKEMA  31 May 1900Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F40871
7 DEANE / HUSHOUR  9 Sep 1931Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F40873
8 DEANE / McREYNOLDS  16 Sep 1866Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F40868
9 DEANE / ROBINSON  2 Apr 1934Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F41138
10 DEANE / WHITE  Abt 1934Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F40870
11 FERGUSON / LILLIE  25 Aug 1859Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F20595
12 FRANKS / BLOW  19 Dec 1936Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F36135
13 FRANKS / MAYCROFT  17 Jan 1914Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F36111
14 GOODENOW / LILLIE  26 Oct 1887Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F20679
15 GUSTAFSON / LILLIE  19 Oct 1935Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F38747
16 LILLIE / CASTLE  23 Jun 1909Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F24752
17 MAYCROFT / DEMORAY  24 Aug 1950Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F36130
18 MAYCROFT / OSBECK  6 Jun 1916Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F36110
19 MAYCROFT / PERRIN  20 Feb 1928Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F32465
20 MAYCROFT / RASCH  Abt 1955Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F32466
21 PAGE / FRANKS  27 Jul 1945Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F36138
22 PINNEY / FALES  14 Apr 1904Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F32348
23 RANKIN / GILLETTE  23 Aug 1952Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F32427


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Divorce    Family ID 
1 LILLIE / CASTLE  26 May 1932Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan F24752