Biography of Oscar F. Hyde
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Oscar F. Hyde was born in the town of Lima, Livingston Co., N. Y., 15 miles south of Rochester, Aug. 18, 1817, and is a son of Charles Hyde, who emigrated to Macomb Co., Mich,, in 1841, and received a common school education. He came to Macomb Co., Mich., in 1843, one year after his father came, and in October, 1852, he settled on sec. 1, Plainfield tp., this county, now a part of the village of Rockford. He there made a farm in the woods and followed farming 10 years, when he established a store in Rockford, then Laphamville, and ran it in connection with the farm. He engaged in the banking business here in 1874, with Mr. H. Norton, who subsequently sold to James Dockeray. He was married July 11, 1838, to Miss Julia Walling, a native of New York and a daughter of Peter Walling. They have one son, Chas N., a grain merchant of Rockford, and also connected with the Rockford Bank. Mr. Hyde was Justice of the Peace six years, was President of the village several terms, and is now the State agent for juvenile offenders of this locality.

Also see Charles G. Hyde (Brother?)

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