||Charles Verd |
||7 Oct 1842
||West Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada 
||12 Jun 1880
||Huron, Michigan, United States of America 
||22 Jun 1900
||Seattle, Washington, United States of America 
- Charles Verd, liveryman at Sand Beach, was born October 7, 1842, at West Hawksbury, Ontario. He is the son of Tussant and Electa (Wait) Verd. In 1851 the family came to St. Clair County, where the father bought a farm in a portion of the county now included within Grant Township.
Mr. Verd was raised on a farm and was employed in agricultural pursuits. In the fall of 1861 he went to Grand Traverse Bay, remaining there about one year, then going to Port Hope, Huron County, where he entered the employment of Fish & Co. In 1863 he went to the lumber woods in the interest of Stafford, Haywood & Janess, in whose employment he remained a number of years. He took jobs on the Pinnebog River in Huron County, in which avenue he operated two years. At the end of that time he was engaged in taking contracts from R. B. Hubbard & Co., of Huron City, operating on the West Branch of Willow Creek.
In 1865 he purchased 80 acres in the township of Rubicon, which he afterward sold, buying almost immediately a farm in Gore Township, of which he also disposed and bought 80 acres in Huron Township. He cleared on the three places an aggregate of 100 acres.
Mr. Verd embarked in his present business enterprise in the spring of 1882. He keeps eight horses and livery fixtures suited to the demand. He owns his place of business and his residence. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
He was married in Rubicon Township, 8 Jan 1865 to Phebe, daughter of Henry and Lydia (Clark) Hoffman. Mrs. Verde was born in Burford, Canada West, 5 Jan 1843. Six sons have been born to them, as follows: Edward T., Charles, William H., Homer T., Frank and Frederick. - pages 412 and 413 from a publication known as “Huron County, Michigan”, printed in 1884 (photocopy found, book appears to be smaller than A4, approximately 18.5cm x 24.5cm, book appears to detail families in the the Huron area).
“Charles Verd was born in Ontario, Canada, October 7, 1840, a son of Toussaint and Electra (Waite) Verd. The father was of French extraction and the mother a native of Albany, New York. By occupation Toussaint Verd was a farmer and followed that pursuit in Ontario until 1849, when he removed to St. Clair County, Michigan, locating in Grant township, where he again engaged in farming. Later however he returned to the Dominion, but later he again took up his abode in Grant township, where he is still living, at the advanced age of eighty seven years. Charles Verd was a child of nine years when he accompanied his parents to Michigan.” - from “KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON”, published in 1903
||McKay/Bushee Family Tree
||20 Mar 2014 |
||Toussaint Verd, b. France , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Electa Wait, b. 1802, Vermont, United States of America , d. 1872, Bay City, Michigan, United States of America (Age 70 years) |
||Phebe Huffman, b. 5 Jan 1843, Burford, Ontario, Canada |
||8 Jan 1865
||Rubicon, Huron, Michigan, United States of America
| ||1. Edward T Verd, b. Abt 1869, Michigan, United States of America |
| ||2. Charles Verd, b. Abt 1871, Michigan, United States of America |
| ||3. William H Verd, b. Abt 1873, Michigan, United States of America |
| ||4. Homer T Verd, b. Abt 1875, Michigan, United States of America |
| ||5. Franklin Verd, b. Abt 1878, Michigan, United States of America |
| ||6. Frederick G Verd, b. May 1883, Michigan, United States of America |
| ||7. Verd, d. Yes, date unknown |
| ||8. Verd, d. Yes, date unknown |
||20 Mar 2014 |
- [S109] Portrait and biographical album of Huron County.
- [S111] 1880 United States Federal Census - Michigan, Huron, Huron, Ancestry.com.
- [S112] 1900 United States Federal Census - Washington, King, Seattle, Ancestry.com.