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1017. Gov. William Alfred COMSTOCK was born on 2 July 1877 in Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan. He died on 16 June 1949 at the age of 71 in Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan.405

William A. Comstock was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Michigan, 1920, 1922, 1924, and in 1928. He was elected Governor in 1932 to serve 1933-34. He was a Commissioner in the Civil Service Commission of the State of Michigan. He also served as Mayor of Alpena.

Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena.

Gov. William Alfred COMSTOCK and Mary Josephine White MORRISON were married on 22 April 1919 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Mary Josephine White MORRISON was born on 5 April 1883 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. She died on 13 December 1955 at the age of 72.

Josephine was the daughter of Henry Kirke White and his wife Christine Fortier.

She had a son, Kirke White, by a former marriage. He was adopted by William Comstock and went by the name of Kirke White Comstock. He was born Fort Apache, Arizona, 22 Dec 1905.

FindAGrave:
Daughter of H. Kirke White and Amanda Cloistique Fortier. She was educated in private schools in New York. She preferred to be called Josephine.
She married a West Point graduate, Lt. George L. Morrison in 1905. [he would have been father of Kirke White above]
Josephine met William A. Comstock in Detroit and they were married on April 22, 1919.

Josephine is buried Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit - not with her husband at Alpena.

Gov. William Alfred COMSTOCK and Mary Josephine White MORRISON had the following children:

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William Alfred "Bill" COMSTOCK III324 was born on 27 December 1919 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. He died on 25 October 2008 at the age of 88 in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.406

Married Mary Ann Holaday, Feb 1943. They had children Christine, b. 5 Sep 1944 and William Justin, b. 4 Oct 1948.
William was a 1st Lt. in the Artillery. He was wounded in Germany, 19 Oct 1944, and received the Purple Heart. In 1948, when the Comstock book was compiled, he was living in St. Joseph, MI.

William is buried Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan, although he died in Florida. His wife, MaryAnne Holaday Comstock, is also buried there. She was born 26 Apr 1920 in St. Louis, died 23 Sep 1980, Crystal River, Citrus Co, Florida.