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C. Merrill & Florence Wade Family, 1931
Back: C. Merrill Wade
Front: Florence, Marvin, Richard

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 483

Mary (Findley) Wade
wife of Chancey W. Wade

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 483

Milon & Maggie Wade Family
with children Louise, Elma & Merrill

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 484

William & Myra Waffle

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"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 535

Gratton & Helen Wagoner
Birt & Ada Waite
son of Jerome Waite & Julia Crandell
dau. of Henry Van Amburg & Caroline Lawson

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 301

Arthur B. Walker

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"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 484


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E. H. Walker Family
R.F.D. No. 6, Coldwater, Michigan

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Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
 Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
 Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915

Hugh & Erta (Piatt) Walker

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 485

John Harvey Walker
1895 - 1974
Second child of Arthur & Nora Walker

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 486

William & Rose (Hoyt) Walker

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 486

Eugene F. & Louise (Shapley) Wallace, 1956

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 487

M. H. (Ted) & Freda Wallace
Wedding photo - May, 1931

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 486

Norton D. Walling

Born in Coldwater, Michigan on May 24th, 1858
Everett, Washington's Second Mayor
Source:  City of Everett, Washington Website
George & Loa (Hagerty) Walton

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 301

Jay F. Wanar

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 488

William Wanar

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"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 488

Howard & Lynn Ward

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 488

Howard & Vivienne (Turner)Ward
dau. of Tom & Gertrude Turner

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 297

Ruth & Lynn Ward

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 572


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M. C. Warner Family

Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915


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Emery S. Warren & Martha (Robinson) Warren Family

Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~kscomanc/bickford.html
  bgenealogy@verizon.net
  by David & Mary Bickford of
  Coldwater, MI

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Samuel E. Warran
(husband of Henrietta Bickford)

Source:  David & Mary Bickford
Coldwater, MI

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Alonzo Waterman (p. 119)

Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia
, Everts & Abbott, 1879
David J. & Minerva (Vincent) Watkins

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 480


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Edith Ellen Watkins

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 141

    Edward M. & Chloe (Rogers) Watkins  (p. 542)

Source:  A 20th Century History and Biographical Record
of Branch County, Michigan, by Rev. Henry P. Collin,
The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906

Emanuel & Libbie Weaver Family
Emanuel & Libby in center, to their left are son Ross and wife Rhoby
with their children Gerald and George behind them.  Seated on the right
are Earl and wife Mary and their children Noriene and Harold.

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 493

Gerald B. Weaver
(son of Floyd & Helen Weaver)

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"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 572

Josiah & Nancy Weaver Family
Front: (3 children) Carleton, Walton, Glenn
Back: Nancy Jeanette and Josiah

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 493

Vern "Buck" Weaver, Sr.
1897 - 1947

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 494


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William H. & Sarah (Fry) Weaver Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 494


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Misc. Webb / Cornish Family

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"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 494


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Charles R. Webb Family
R.F.D. No. 2, Batavia, Michigan

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Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
 Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
 Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915

Carlton Weeden
son of George Weeden & Cora Logan

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 302

Weeden Family
l. to r.: Eva (Wagner), George Weeden, Helen (Stanley),
Cora Weeden

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 302

Ellison R. Weldon
(son of J.N. & Susan (Taylor) Weldin)

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 575

Ralph & Winnie Wells

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 302

Jacob F. Werner

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 496

William, Dorothy, Marjorie and Leila Westendarp

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 303


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Charles & Ida Westendorf Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 497

Benjamin F. & Mary Wheat  (p. 193)

Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia
, Everts & Abbott, 1879
Col. Leland & Esther Wheeler

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 498

Gladys (left) & Dorothy Wilcox - 1928
daughters of William & Marie (DeFreese) Wilcox

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 306

Ruel & Hattie (Biers) Wilcox
son of Amos & Martha (Brayton) Wilcox
dau. of Matthew & Christina (Folley) Biers

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 306

William & Marie (DeFreese) Wilcox
Wedding Photo - 1917
son of Ruel & Hattie (Biers) Wilcox

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 306

Ora B. Wheeler and his daughter, Mildred Channell
(photo taken October 23, 1966)

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 498


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Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Wheeler

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Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915

Whitcomb, Luke & Abigail.jpg (28073 bytes) Luke & Abigail Whitcomb  (p. 163)

Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia
, Everts & Abbott, 1879
Whitcomb, Samuel A..JPG (35177 bytes) Samuel A. Whitcomb  (p. 290)

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Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia, Everts & Abbott, 1879
Whitcomb, Rev. Samuel.JPG (33893 bytes) Rev. Samuel Whitcomb  (p. 290)

Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia, Everts & Abbott, 1879
White, D.P..jpg (9708 bytes) Dana P. White  (p. 750)

Source:  A 20th Century History and Biographical Record
of Branch County, Michigan, by Rev. Henry P. Collin,
The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906
F. D. White
Quincy, Michigan

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Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915


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Whitehead Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 500

Carrie Whitehead
daughter of George & Lucy Whitehead

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 500

Lizzie Whitlock

The 650 lbs. "Fat Lady of the Circus"

Source:
Permission obtained from: Randall Hazelbaker -
From his book “Coldwater” by Arcadia Publishing © 2004


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Kirk Whitmore Family
Sherwood, Michigan

Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915

Homer H. Wickes

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 500

John Widener and his 3,100 lbs steer

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 500


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Wilber Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 502

Floyd Clinton Wilber, 1958

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"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 502

Wilbur, Havens.jpg (8707 bytes) Havens Wilber

Source:  A 20th Century History and Biographical Record
of Branch County, Michigan, by Rev. Henry P. Collin,
The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906
Henry F. and Katherine (Downing) Wilber

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 503

Jerry V. Wilber

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 504

W. Bruce Wilber
owner of Bruce Chevrolet in Bronson

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 147

    Wesley E. Wilbur
(1892-1967)

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 504 & 553

Wilcox, James.jpg (27521 bytes) James Wilcox  (p. 172)

Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia
, Everts & Abbott, 1879
Rex Wilcox
(third child of Frank & Almira (Knecht) Wilcox)

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 505

Benjamin & Bertha (Aldrich) Wilkins

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 505


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Hobart Willard Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 508


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James Willard Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 508


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Francis & Adella Williams Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 510

Dr. James A. Williams

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 510

John Williams (left) and Clyde Williams

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 162

D. Warren Williams and La Moine Williams

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 162

Margarett (Madastock) Willis

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 511


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Charles A. & Ann Wilson Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 511


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Edson & Addie (Ammerman) Wilson Family

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 307

Levi & Olive Wilson

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 511

Thomas & Virginia Wilson, 1945

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979

Verlie Wilson & her children: Dean, Herman & Margaret - 1922

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 307

Wayne & Ruth (Fair) Wilson - 1981
son of Edson & Addie (Ammerman) Wilson
dau. of Aden & Anettie (Imhoff) Fair

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 307

Wilcox, Newcomb & Miranda.JPG (44503 bytes) Newcomb & Miranda Wilcox  (p. 338)

Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia, Everts & Abbott, 1879

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Sons of J. H. Wilkins
R.F.D. No. 1, Kinderhook, Michigan

Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
 Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
 Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915


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William Wilkinson
Wilson, Daniel & Mary.JPG (39668 bytes) Daniel & Mary Wilson  (p. 311)

Source:  History of Branch County, Michigan
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers,
Philadelphia, Everts & Abbott, 1879
    Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Wilson
R.F.D. No. 3, Coldwater

Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915


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Rose & Ella Wilson

Source:  Deborah Knoll
deborah_knoll@fhhcs.com

Wilson, Wm p. 623.gif (3131 bytes) William Wilson  (p. 623)

Source:  A 20th Century History and Biographical Record
of Branch County, Michigan, by Rev. Henry P. Collin,
The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906
   
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Lucius M. Wing

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Charles & Ida Wirt Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 512

E. E. Withington
Proprietor of Wayside Farm
R.F.D. No. 34, Montgomery, MI.

Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915

Homer Earl Wodke - 1939
son of Herman & Mary (Bare) Wodke

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 308

Frederick H. & Mae M. Wohlers

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 514

Laurence Wohlers - 1930
son of Frederick & Mae (Liles) Wohlers

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 308


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Roy Wolf

Source:
Permission obtained from: Randall Hazelbaker -
From his book “Coldwater” by Arcadia Publishing © 2004

William & Averil Wolf Family
L. to R.: Beverly Wolf Hudson, William J. Wolf, Barbara
Wolf Sigler, Averil Bowers Wolf and William Adelbert Wolf

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 515

Howard & Geraldine (Bowman)Wolfe - 1946
son of Roy & Florence (Haight) Wolfe
dau. of Frank & Carrie (Lampe) Bowman

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 2", ©1984, p. 309

Bettie Mickolatcher Wood
Born on April 20, 1907 to Budd & Vera Thurston
Married (1) Edwin Mickolatcher in 1928.
Married (2) Harry Wood in 1972

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 576

John & Grace Wood, 1936

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 517

Lillian & Morris Wood
(Wedding photo - March 15, 1938)

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 516

Horace J. Woodward

Source:
Permission obtained from: Randall Hazelbaker
From his book “Coldwater” by Arcadia Publishing © 2004

Rosamond "Polly" & Leslie Woodward

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 519

Paul S. & Elva A. (Smith) Work

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 520 & 576

S.S. Wortz
R.F.D. No. 7, Coldwater, Michigan

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Source:  Standard Atlas of Branch County, Michigan
Including A Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County.
Published by: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1915

Wotta Siblings
Front: Frank, Mary, John.
Back: Michael, Anna, Pauline and Vincent.

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 522


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Frank & Amelia (Lynch) Wotta Family

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 522

Ray & Harriet (Sikorski) Wotta, 1978

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 523

Vincent & Josephine (Adamski) Wotta Family
Taken at 258 Winona St., Bronson, MI
L. to R.: Mrs. Vincent (Josephine) Wotta, son Fabian,
daughter Evelyn, and Vincent.

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 522

William & Josephine (Ludwiczak) Wotta, 1973

Source:  Permission obtained from
The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 523

Rev. Robert A. Wright

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The Branch County Historical Society from their book
"History of Branch County, Vol. 1", ©1979, p. 523