Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
This venerable pioneer was born in Montague, Mass., Aug. 9, 1795. He was the son of Abner and Irena (Wood) Mack,
who had a family of five children, three boys and two girls. In 1800 the family removed to Bethel, Vt., and from
thence to Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt., where the elder Mack died in his eighty-second year. He was a farmer by occupation,
and served with credit in the war of the Revolution. When Abner, Jr., was seven years of age his mother died, and
soon after he went to live with his paternal grandfather. He acquired, by his own individual efforts and energy,
a limited education. Upon attaining his majority he emigrated to Ohio, where he purchased a farm, and where he
resided sixteen years. In 1832 he came to Michigan, and purchased a farm in Porter, Van Buren Co. The location
not proving a desirable one, he sold out the following year (1833), came to Prairie Ronde, and purchased the farm
where he now resides.
Aug. 24, 1819, Mr. Mack married Miss Maria Munger, who was born in Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y., Nov. 26, 1799.
They have reared a family of ten children, six of whom are living: Elizabeth, Sally, Emily R., Return, Olive A.,
The life of Mr. Mack has been marked by sterling integrity, industry, and honorable dealing. He is an exemplar
of a life well spent, and no one holds a more enviable position among the citizens of Prairie Ronde.
History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of its Men and Pioneers.
Everts & Abbott., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia.