Kent County Biographies
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Railway Officials in America 1906
Charles F. Sears, of the firm of D. B. Stocum & Co., Rockford, was born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., May 26, 1841.
He came to Courtland tp., this county, with his parents in 1851. They settled on sec. 30, where the old folks still
reside. When grown Mr. Sears engaged in teaching school for some time in the tps. of Oakfield, Courtland and Algoma.
In 1868 he engaged as clerk for D. R. Stocum, of Rockford, which position he held until 1871, when he became his
partner in business. He was married in April, 1869, to Miss Jane E. Davis, by whom he has three children - Frank
C., Lehigh E. and Lula G. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. H, 21st Mich. Vol. Inf., the U. S. A., and during his term
of service participated in the battles of Perryville, Stone River; Goldsborough, N. C., and Chickamauga. After
the last named battle his regiment was detailed to assist the Engineers' Corps on Lookout Mountain, and Mr. Sears
and a few others were detailed to drive cattle from Chattanooga to Atlanta, Ga. In March, 1864, Mr. Sears, then
Sergeant, was promoted to the office of First Lieutenant, which position he held until discharged in June, 1865.
He also has held the office of School Inspector, and is the present Town Clerk for Algoma.
History of Kent County, Michigan
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