Austin P. Ware (1818 – 1893)

“Austin P. Ware, ‘whose death occurred at Blue Lake, Muskegon county, December 5, 1893, was born in the state of New York in the year 1818, and came to Michigan with his parents in 1840 and settled in Calhoun county, where he married Miss Alice Aldrich two years later. Two daughters being the result of their union, one of whom still survives her father. Shortly before the war he emigrated to the state of Kansas with his family, but soon returned to Michigan and settled in Muskegon county 29 years ago. In 1888 his wife died and in the following year he married Miss Emeline Wilcox. Mr. Ware was a man of temperate and industrious habits and for his honesty and integrity was highly respected by all who knew him. Friday morning, December 1st, he was taken with a severe chill and in the evening had a stroke of paralysis from which he never rallied and died Tuesday morning, at the ripe old age of 75 years.”

Source:  Historical Collections, Vol. 26, by Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Robert Smith and Co. State Printers and Binders, Lansing, Michigan, 1896, page 166

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