Biography of Hiram Wakeley
Monroe County, MI Biographies

HIRAM WAKELEY was born in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1815, son of Thomas and Amanda Wakeley. In 1840 be came to Toledo, O., engaged in shoemaking, and remained there 12 years. In 1852 he purchased 40 acres of land at Whiteford Centre, and located there, still following his trade in connection with his farm. In 1866 he opened the first store at Whiteford Centre, and has coutinued the same to the present time. Was appointed the first postmaster at the Centre, receiving his appointment in 1867, and held the office to October, 1886. In 1854 he was chosen as supervisor of the town of Whiteford. and held that office consecutively to 1862; was elected to the same office again in 1864, and served by re election four years; again in 1876, and served to 1881 by re election. In 1861 was appointed U. S. marshal, and held that office to the close of the war. He married Caroline Thomas, of Lucas county, O., by whom he has three children now living and one deceased.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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