Biography of George F. Saunders
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George F. Saunders was born in Livingston Co., N. Y., Feb, 14, 1832. He came to Union City, Mich,, in 1845, and to Grand Rapids in 1846, where he worked at the trade of a tinsmith. In 1855 he removed to Courtland tp., where he kept a general store at Courtland Center, and also ran a farm. He came to Rockford in 1870 and entered into business with Mr. Morris. They kept a general store under the firm name of Saunders & Morris. But it was not until 1873 that he removed his family to Rockford. He then purchased Mr. Morris' interest, and ran the store himself until August, 1881, when he sold to D. R. Stocum, Mr. Saunders was married Jan 1, 1857, to Miss Cornelia Andrus, by whom he has four children, Chas. E., Harley W., Harvey E. and Arthur. Mr. S. held the offices of Town Clerk and Treasurer in Courtland, and in 1870 took the census.


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

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