Biography of Charles G. Hyde
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Charles G. Hyde, attorney at law; office 14 and 15 Court House block, Grand Rapids, was born in Lima, New York, April 3, 1821, and is a son of Charles Hyde, who came to Macomb Co., Mich., in 1847, the subject of this notice having preceded him two years. He there engaged in farming, and in 1860 came to Rockford and engaged in merchandising nine years. In the meantime he studied law, and in 1870 was admitted to the bar. He at once began to practice. He was appointed Prosecuting Attorney on the largest ease that was ever tried in Kent county, namely: The People vs. Geo. French, on a charge of subornation, or perjury. The trial lasted 14 days. Mr. Hyde has built up a large practice for himself, and now has his son Wesley W. as a partner. He was married in 1844 to Miss Eliza A. Ray, by whom he has had 10 children; seven living, viz Vera M (now Mrs O. E, Clark), Wesley W, Mary E (now Mrs. I. W. Moe), Willis W., Hattie A., Jennie E. and Clarence A. Mr. Hyde was candidate for Supreme Judge on the Prohibition ticket in 1881. He is a temperance worker and never seeks office.

Also see Oscar F. Hyde (Brother?)


From:
History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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