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William Manville "Tip" Firestone1,2,3

Male
b. August 1871, d. December 1952


Father Jonathan J. Firestone1 b. 4 May 1834, d. 9 June 1904
Mother Catherine Peffley1 b. 27 July 1833, d. 26 February 1918
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Family 1 Almina Ann Overholt b. 16 February 1879, d. 13 November 1910
Marriage* 19 November 1898  Elkhart Co., IN, Principal=Almina Ann Overholt4,5 

Family 2 Anna Swanson b. 1877, d. before 1930
Marriage* 15 January 1923  Cassopolis, Cass Co., MI, Groom's Name: William M. Firestone
Groom's Race:
Groom's Age: 50 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1873
Groom's Birthplace: Indiana
Bride's Name: Anna Holtz
Bride's Race:
Bride's Age: 46 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1877
Bride's Birthplace: Sweden
Marriage Type:
Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1923
Marriage Place: Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan
Groom's Father: Jonathan Firestone
Groom's Mother: Catherine Puffley
Bride's Father: August Sw...
Bride's Mother: Minnie Ek
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband:
Film Number: 2342754
Frame Number:
Digital Folder Number: 4032455
Image Number: 329
Reference Number: v 2 rn 9
Groom's Name: William Manvill Firestone
Groom's Birth Date: 1873
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 50
Bride's Name: Anna Holtz
Bride's Birth Date: 1877
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 46
Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1923
Marriage Place: Cass, Michigan
Groom's Father's Name: Jonathan Firestone
Groom's Mother's Name: Catherine Peffley
Bride's Father's Name: August Swanson
Bride's Mother's Name: Minnie Ek
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02959-8
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 1941449
Reference Number: p 137, Principal=Anna Swanson3,8 

Note*   From the book Journey into the Past - History of Olive Township, Elkhart Co., IN)

William Firestone, blacksmith, mailed 110 hore shoes in under 10 hours in Feb 1893. (p 81)

The building where William "Tip" Firestone operated his blacksmith shop was destroyed by fire in 1899. (p 277) 
Birth* August 1871  Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., IN1,4 
Census* 1880  1880 Federal Census, Indiana, Elkhart County, Olive Township, ED: 31, Series: T9, Roll: 275, Page: 271A, June 3
(enumerated with father, Jonathan Firestone)
16, 24, 31, Firestone, William, W, M, 9, , Son, 1, , , , At School, , , , , , , , , , , Ind, Ohio, Ohio1 
Marriage* 19 November 1898  Elkhart Co., IN, Principal=Almina Ann Overholt4,5 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Indiana, Elkhart County, Olive Township, Wakarusa, Ward 2, ED: 29, Series: T623, Roll: 369, Page: 265B, June 5
Sheet 3B
41, 58, 59, Firestone, William, Head, W, M, Aug 1871, 28, M, 1, , , Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, , , , Blacksmith, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, R, , H,
42, 58, 59, Firestone, Almina, Wife, W, F, Feb 1879, 21, M, 1, 0, 0, Indiana, Ohio, Indiana, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
43, 58, 59, Firestone, Ellen R, Neice, W, F, July 1894, 5, S, , , , Ohio, Indiana, Indiana, , , , , , , , , , , , ,4 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Indiana, Elkhart County, Olive Township, Wakarusa, Ward 2, ED: 44, Series: T624, Roll: 348, Page: 215B, April 19
Sheet 3B, North Elkhart Street
61, 65, 66, Firestone, William M, Head, M, W, 37, M1, 12, , , Indiana, Ohio, Indiana, , , English, Blacksmith, , OA, , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, H, , , ,
62, 65, 66, Firestone, Almana, Wife, F, W, 30, M1, 12, 0, 0, Indiana, Ohio, Indiana, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
62, 65, 66, Firestone, Helen R, Niece, F, W, 15, S, , , , Ohio, Indiana, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , , , ,6 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Indiana, St Joseph County, Portage Township, South Bend, Ward 5, ED: 253, Series: T625, Roll: 463, Page: 254A, January 22
Sheet 5B, 735 Michigan Place
(enumerated with Parah Dice)
77, 107, 124, Firestone, William, Lodger, , , M, W, 50, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, Indiana, , Indiana, , Indiana, , Yes, Blacksmith, , W,7 
Marriage* 15 January 1923  Cassopolis, Cass Co., MI, Groom's Name: William M. Firestone
Groom's Race:
Groom's Age: 50 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1873
Groom's Birthplace: Indiana
Bride's Name: Anna Holtz
Bride's Race:
Bride's Age: 46 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1877
Bride's Birthplace: Sweden
Marriage Type:
Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1923
Marriage Place: Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan
Groom's Father: Jonathan Firestone
Groom's Mother: Catherine Puffley
Bride's Father: August Sw...
Bride's Mother: Minnie Ek
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband:
Film Number: 2342754
Frame Number:
Digital Folder Number: 4032455
Image Number: 329
Reference Number: v 2 rn 9
Groom's Name: William Manvill Firestone
Groom's Birth Date: 1873
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 50
Bride's Name: Anna Holtz
Bride's Birth Date: 1877
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 46
Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1923
Marriage Place: Cass, Michigan
Groom's Father's Name: Jonathan Firestone
Groom's Mother's Name: Catherine Peffley
Bride's Father's Name: August Swanson
Bride's Mother's Name: Minnie Ek
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02959-8
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 1941449
Reference Number: p 137, Principal=Anna Swanson3,8 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Michigan, Cass County, Mason Township, ED 14-11, Series: T626, Roll: 979, Page: 190A, April 4
Sheet 3A
(enumerated with brother-in-law, George W Hammond)
07, 59, 59, Firestone, William, Brother-in-Law, , , , Yes, M, W, 57, Wd, , No, Yes, Indiana, Indiana, Indiana, , 60, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , No, ,9 
Death* December 1952  Wayne Twp., Cass Co., MI, Name: William M. Firestone
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 23 Dec 1952
Burial Place: Elkhart Co., Indiana
Death Date: Dec 1952
Death Place: Rural Wayne Township, Cass, Michigan
Age: 81
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1871
Birthplace: Indiana
Occupation: Laborer
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Jonathan Firestone
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Catherine Peffley
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03592-0
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 1941382
Reference Number: 26510 
Burial* 23 December 1952  Elkhart Co., IN10 

Citations
  1. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S423] History of Olive Twp, Elkhart Co., IN., Vicki L. Brown Comstock.
  3. [S938] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995.
  4. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S1274] IN, Wakarusa Public Library, online www.wakarusa.lib.in.us.
  6. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S914] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925.
  9. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S882] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995.


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