Justin M. Trowbridge Family
Amanda Belle BROVONT,
(daughter of Daniel BROVONT and Emma
b. 10-Jun-1880, in Medina Co., OH, d. 11-Feb-1963, in Gladwin Co.,
buried: in Ridge Cem., Gladwin, Gladwin Co., MI;
m. 16-Mar-1899 in Sunfield, Eaton, MI, to Justin M. TROWBRIDGE,
(son of Ira TROWBRIDGE and Ionia FRYFOGLE),
b. 12-Oct-1876 in Sunfield, Eaton Co., MI, d. 8-Sep-1955 in Gladwin
buried: in Ridge Cem., Gladwin, Gladwin Co., MI.
Justin and Amanda Trowbridge.
(listed as Justin Mystor Trowbridge, born
12-Oct-1875, on his
World War I draft card)
(Also, I have his middle name as Martin, but don't know where that came
Former resident dies
Mrs. Amanda Trowbridge, a former resident of this locality,
passed away February 11, 1963 at Gladwin, Michigan.
She was 83 years of age. Surviving are two daughters and three
three brothers, William Brovont of Sunfield, John and Elmer of
and two sisters of St. Petersburg, Florida. Burial was at Gladwin.
From the Gladwin County
Record --- September 14, 1955
Services were held
Sunday for Justin M. Trowbridge, 78, who passed away
last Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
John Townsend, from a heart attack.
Mr. Trowbridge had been a resident of Gladwin County for 52 years,
from Eaton County in 1903 and settling in
Sage Township. He moved to Gladwin
City several years
ago when he retired from the farm. Born Oct. 12, 1876,
Mr. Trowbridge was married to Amanda Brovont in
Sunfield on March 16, 1899.
his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Doris Babcock and
Mrs. Hazel Townsend, both of Gladwin; two sisters,
Mrs. Lucy Oberlin
and Mrs. Sana Johnson, both of
Sunfield; one brother, Benjamin, of
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Miner Funeral Home on Sunday
at 2 p.m.
with the Rev. George B. White, of the
Baptist Church, officiating. Interment
was made in Ridge
cemetery. Pallbearers were Warren Cuddie, Alt Cuddie,
Charles Weaver, Frank Riegle, Isaiah Wideman, Oney
Gladwin County Record dated 09-14/1955
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From the Gladwin County
Record --- February 13, 1963
ILLNESS TAKES MRS.
were held today (Wednesday) at the Miner Chapel for
Mrs. Amanda Trowbridge, 83, who died Monday at the Day
The Rev. George K. Skene officiated and
burial was in Ridge Cemetery.
Amanda Brovont was born on Jan. 10, 1880 in Greenstown, Ohio,
and was married to Justin Trowbridge on March 16, 1899, in
Coming to Gladwin County in 1903 they
made their home in Sage Township.
Mr. and Mrs.
Trowbridge operated a restaurant in Gladwin and also the
for a number of years. He preceded her
in death on Sept. 8, 1954(sic).
Mrs. Trowbridge was a member of the Gladwin Free Methodist Church.
two daughters, Mrs. Doris (Sidney) Babcock, of Gladwin,
Mrs. Hazel (John) Townsend, of Saginaw; three
brothers, John and Elmer Brovont, of
and William, of Sunfield; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle
Cameron; of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
and Mrs. Orpha
Adams, of Davison; three grandchildren and two great
Gladwin County Record dated 02-13/1963 Column
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In the 1880 census for
Sunfield Twp., Eaton Co., MI, page 79c:
Trobridge, Ira, w, m, 24yr, head, farmer, IN, IN, IN
Trobridge, Iona, w, f, 24yr, wife, keeping house, OH, OH, Vittenberg
Trobridge, Justin, w, m, 3yr, son, MI, IN, OH
Trobridge, Austin, w, m, 1yr, son, MI, IN, OH
In the 1900 census for Sunfield Twp., Eaton Co., MI, page
Trowbridge, Justin, head, w, m, Oct 1876, 23yr, mar for 1yr,
MI, unk, unk, farmer
Trowbridge, Mandy B., wife, w, f, Jun 1880, 20yr, mar for 1yr, 0ch,
living, OH, OH, OH
In the 1910 census for Sage Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, page
Trowbridge, Justin, head, m, w, 33yr, mar1 for 10yr, MI, IN,
IN, english, farmer
Trowbridge, Amanda, wife, f, w, 30yr, mar1 for 10yr, 1ch, 1ch
living, MI, OH, OH, english
Trowbridge, Doris, daughter, f, w, 8yr, sing, MI, MI, MI
1920 census for Sage Twp., Galdwin Co., MI, 119/124:
In the 1930 census
for Sage Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, p., 9/9:
Trowbridge, Justin M., head, owner, m, w, 43yr, mar, MI, IN, OH, farmer
Trowbridge, Amanda B., wife, f, w, 40yr, mar, OH, OH, OH
Trowbridge, Doris O., daug, f, w, 18yr, sing, MI, MI, OH
Trowbridge, Hazel I., daug, f, w, 3 8/12yr, sing, MI, MI, OH
Justin, head, m, w, 53y, mar at 22y
Amanda, wife, f, w, 50y, mar at 19y
daug, f, w, 13y, sing
In 1936 ran a store in Prudenville on
Houghton Lake during the summers.
It had a lunch counter and served hamburgs, hot dogs, etc.
Have two postcards showing the store.
It was called "Mother Trowbridge Hamburgs Hot Dogs & Coffee".
I. Doris TROWBRIDGE,
b. 31-May-1901, d. 6-Feb-1994,
m. 30-Dec-1922 to Sidney Wellington BABCOCK,
b. 5-Sep-1900, d. 9-Oct-1996 in Sage Twp., Gladwin Co., MI.
(World War I draft card shows born
In the 1930 census
for Sage Twp., Gladwin Co., MI, p., 10/10:
Sidney, head, m, w, 29y, mar at 22y
Doris, wife, f, w, 28y, mar at 21y
son, m, w, 6y, sing
II. Hazel Iona TROWBRIDGE,
b. 30-Nov-1916 in Gladwin Co., MI, d. 20-Jun-2003 in Cadillac, MI,
m1. John TOWNSEND, b. ?, d. 1992;
(this could be the John Townsend, b.
18-Mar-1918, d. 7-Nov-1992,
m2. Bernard CASSIDAY, b. ?, d. 2002.
listed in the SSDI)
(this could be the Wilbur B. Cassiday, b.
17-Mar-1917, d. 17-Feb-2002,
in the Gladwin Record and Beaverton Clarion:
listed in the SSDI)
Hazel Iona (Townsend) Cassiday, age 86, passed away Friday, June 20,
at Lakeview Lutheran Manor Nursing Home in Cadillac following a brief
She lived in Cadillac, and was formerly from Gladwin.
She was born in Gladwin County on Nov. 30, 1916 to the late
Justin and Amanda (Broudnt) (sic) Trowbridge. She was predeceased by
John Townsend in 1992 and Bernard Cassiday in 2002.
She is survived by one son, Wayne (Judy) Townsend of Cadillac;
one daughter, Shirley Jensen of Grand Rapids;
one step-daughter, Coralee (Larry) Bush of Beaverton;
seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several
and step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents,
both of her husbands and a sister, Doris Babcock.
At Mrs. Cassiday's request cremation has already taken place.
A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, June 28
at the First Baptist Church in Cadillac. The family requests that
be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements..