My grandfather, Clarence H. Haskin traveled from Jamestown, NY to Manistee ca 1890. He met Hilda Benson, married her & they had 5 children all born &/or educated in Manistee, Claude.Harold, Frank Edward, Clifford, Hazel Dorothy and Charles David. (my father)
Clarence was a motorcycle policeman in Manistee in 1918 until about 1924 (when he broke his leg).Hilda died in 1920. By 1925 the family had moved to Detroit to find work.
Clarence left his family at 18 & came to Manistee. I am trying to figure out how he got there, by train? by boat or? I don't think he walked or rode a horse. The family used to live on First St,. Relative still living in Manistee is Carol Benson Block. At least 5 Haskin's are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.. plus ? Bensons