Jennie (Smith) Rankin

Jennie (Smith) Rankin

Jennie (Smith) Rankin

Jennie (Smith) Rankin is the daughter of Hiram “Hardwood” Smith and was born February 23, 1862 and died on March 31, 1931. Jennie married George H. Rankin on December 12, 1883.

Jennie’s obituary in the Atlanta Journal, on April 1, 1931, says:

Mrs. Geo H. Rankin Buried at Cedartown

CEDARTOWN, Ga., April 1 — Mrs. George H. Rankin, 67, died Tuesday at her home here. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the residence, with Rev. Geoffrey Hinshelwood, of St. James Episcopal Church with which Mrs. Rankin was affiliated, officiating. Interment was in Cedartown.

Mrs. Rankin is survived by her husband and one son. H. Smith Rankin, who is engineer in charge of the holdings near Cedartown of the Woodward Iron Company of Birmingham. Mr. and Mrs. Rankin were natives of Milwaukee, Wis., and had spent most of their lives there. They lived for a time in Birmingham before coming to Cedartown.

Jennie (Milner) Cornwall

Jennie Cornwall is the daughter of Er Milner and the sister of Winnie Beecher.  Jennie was born on December 21st, 1863 and died on November 4th, 1943.  Jennie married John Cornwall on November 27th, 1895.

This photo is believed to be the only known photo of Jennie Cornwall.  If you have another photo of her, please contact us!


Winnie emma (Milner) Beecher

Winnie Beecher is the daughter of Er Milner and the sister of Jennie Cornwall.  Winnie married Frank Rollin Beecher on December 28th, 1897.

Mary Lochhead

Mary Lochend in front of 511 W. Second Street, Flint Mich

Mary Lochend in front of 511 W. Second Street, Flint Mich

Mary Lochhead was married to Colonel Oscar Lochhead. The Lochheads lived on Oak Street and also on West Second Street.

Captain John Algoe

Second Lieutenant John Algoe of the 10th Michigan .  He enlisted on the 10th October 21, 1861 and was discharged March 8, 1865 for wounds received at Jonesboro.  Michigan State University has a letter from Alex Campbell of the 10th where he writes about visiting Algoe in the hospital and describes the visit as such, "Allen and I went to see Lieut. Algoe who is here wounded.  He had his right under jaw shot away by a minie ball.  It has been a very painful wound but he is not nearly well and will probably be home in a month or so, poor fellow.  His Country owes him and other wounded heroes a debt she never can repay"   Note: permission to use the above photos and description were provided by David K. Parks. 

John Algoe was another prominent Flint citizen.  Just a couple blocks away from the Stockton mansion, in circa 1884, he built a fine brick home at 713 Oak Street.  

Franklin H. PieRCE


Franklin H. Pierce was born on October 24th, 1841 in New Hampshire and died on June 24th, 1901 after an illness of several months.  He came to Flint in 1865 and engaged in the clothing business in partnership with his brother, Edward O. Pierce.  He made his residence at 704 Oak Street. (1)   St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Flint has two stained glass windows called, "Easter Morning" that were made by the famous New York studio of Louis C. Tiffany.  The stained glass windows were given in memory of Franklin and Mary A. Pierce by their son and daughter-in-law John L. and Frances Pierce. (2)  More can be found about the magnificent stained glass windows of St. Paul's church here:  

Notes:  (1) History of Genesee County, Michigan, her people, industries and institutions, by Edwin O. Wood, 1916, page 128.  

            (2), retrieved on March 18, 2018.