Part 711p - Smith Groh Genealogy – The Mystery of Brayton C. Placeway - 1906 Detroit

12 June 2012

Good Day,

And my genealogy hunt continues to understand the life and times of ggg-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway... and continues.

Last night I stumbled across, through Genealogy Bank, a couple of articles, actually minuscule notices from a couple of newspapers. All-things-being-equal they each had to have something to do with ggg-grandfather Brayton.

The first is from the 19 July 1906 issue of the Pinckney Dispatch.

If this is ggg-grandfather Brayton, the Local News blurb writes that he is visiting his parents. It indicates that he now, at 18 years old, is living in Detroit, Michigan about 60 miles away from his parents, gggg-grandparents William and Arvilla (nee Spaulding)Placeway.

A couple of facts can be extrapolated from the news note. This include:

1. Pinckney, Michigan is where ggg-grandfather Brayton and his twin brother, ggg-granduncle Clayton were born.

2. GGGG-Grandfather William Placeway did not pass away, as yet, until 1911, when he was visiting one of his daughters in Iowa.

My question - What was ggg-grandfather Brayton C. Placeway doing in Detroit? Guess I'll have to keep searching and research more documents and data bits.

Social notes from city and town newspapers are sometimes a great place to find a small detail(s) of an ancestor's life.

Please contact me if you have any thoughts, ideas, issues, comments, and questions.



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