Biography of Friend E. Tryon
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Friend E. Tryon was born in Niagara Co., N. Y., Nov. 30, 1844, and is a son of Friend E. Tryon, now deceased. He was brought up on a farm and received a common school education. He came to Algoma in 1865, and followed lumbering the following winter. He returned in the spring, and in 1867 came out again. He lumbered that winter, and worked on the farm of Nathan B. Saunders the following summer. He was married June 30, 1868, to Miss Adelaide, daughter of Andrew House, a pioneer of Algoma, who built the first barn on this side of Grand Rapids. This barn is still standing, on the farm of Riley Briggs, in Plainfield township. Mr. Tryon kept store in Edgerton for some time. He now owns 120 acres on sec. 14, but resides in Edgerton, where he owns a nice house and five acres of land.

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