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Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Eveland1

Female
b. August 1862, d. 24 August 1949


Family John J. Firestone b. 8 December 1858, d. 7 June 1940
Marriage* 29 August 1880  Defiance Co., OH, Groom's Name: John J. Firestone
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Bride's Name: Lizzie A. Eveland
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Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1880
Marriage Place: Defiance,Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51407-1
System Origin: Ohio-ODM
Source Film Number: 909337
Reference Number:, Principal=John J. Firestone1 
Children  1. Audrey Eloise Firestone b. Dec 1882
  2. Claude Eveland Firestone b. 1 Apr 1885, d. 1 Dec 1969

Note*   Lizzie is the daughter of Daniel M. Eveland and Amanda R. Zuber.2,3 
Birth* August 1862  Tamaqua Boro, Schuykill Co., PA1,4 
Married Name 29 August 1880  Firestone1 
Marriage* 29 August 1880  Defiance Co., OH, Groom's Name: John J. Firestone
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Bride's Name: Lizzie A. Eveland
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Marriage Place: Defiance,Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51407-1
System Origin: Ohio-ODM
Source Film Number: 909337
Reference Number:, Principal=John J. Firestone1 
Biography 1887  This portrait of Lizzie's father was from the book "Portrait and biographical album of St. Joseph County, Michigan"

page 604-605

DANIEL M. EVELAND, editor and proprietor of the Weekly Globe, Mendon, St. Joseph Co., Mich., was born in Schuylkill County, Pa., Aug. 22, 1836. His parents soon after removed to Port Clinton, in the same county, where our subject attended school until his sixteenth year. He then entered the office of D. C. & J.M. Reinhart, at Tamaqua, Pa., to learn the trade of printing, they being proprietors of a weekly journal called the Tamaqua Legion. The facilities were of the most primitive kind, and young Eveland soon had an opportunity to develop his muscle by "pulling" the forms of the paper on an old "Ramage" press, a relic of the times of Franklin.

For three years our subject worked for those people as an apprentice, getting such an insight into his chosen vocation as could be had in that office. At the end of this time he went to Philadelphia, where he secured employment for a short time in various offices, but no permanent position. His next move was to Wilmington, Del., where he worked on the Delaware Gazette, the organ of the Delaware Lottery Company, and on other journals. He then returned to Tamaqua, where he worked on a new paper, which, being destroyed by fire, he returned to his old employers. Finally engaging in school teaching in Tamaqua and Drehersvilie, also attending Normal School, paying for tuition out of his savings. While here he was married, and for several years after that event continued his teaching, varied for a short time by publishing a small paper called the Mountain Echo.

The outbreak of the Rebellion found him at his teacher's desk, and following the example of his four brothers, he enlisted in the Union Army. He left the army unwounded, but suffering from disabilities incurred by reason of sickness and exposure. He then served as clerk in a store, worked on a coal bank, taught school, and was in the employ of the express company on the P. & R. R. R. Co. He finally bought the office of the Tamaqua Courier, in partnership with a man who afterward killed himself, and he then had as a partner Robert Harris. The firm did a large business for some time. This was during the troublous times of the "Mollie Maguires," with the leaders of whom our subject was personally acquainted. He was for his utterances several times attacked by this lawless mob, but never seriously injured. Once by his courage and address, after the murder of policeman Yost, he prevented further bloodshed by delaying and finally preventing a meeting of the murderous gang. After the hanging of Doyle for one of his numerous murders, he was again attacked, but again fought his way out from the infuriated "Mollies" In fact, all through those troubles in the Pennsylvania coal regions he was in their midst, was acquainted with the leaders on both sides, and was active in upholding the law.

He continued publishing his paper in Tamaqua for seven years, when he sold out and bought an interest in the Akron (Ohio) Argus, where he lost all he had. Not dismayed, he managed to get possession of a small office at Churubusco, Ind., but sold and went to Hicksville, Ohio. Thence he removed to Republic, Ohio, where he lost a son by death, having previously lost a son and daughter in Pennsylvania.

From this place Mr. Eveland went to Walkerton, Ind., where he suffered a severe loss through the rascality of a person who took snap judgment on him.

He then took charge of the South Bend Era, a Greenback organ, owned by B. F. Shively, who now represents that district in Congress, from whom he purchased the good-will and subscription list, which he sold to J. B. Stoll, editor of the Times, of that place. His next remove was to Schoolcraft, Mich., where he started a paper called the Express, which he published for more than a year. The paper was an ardent advocate of temperance, and Mr. Eveland was President of the Blue Ribbon Club, which fact militated against the financial success of his paper, and on "the invitation of Mr. T. M. Sheriff he removed to Mendon, St. Joseph County, in April, 1885, and has since made this place his home, and is proprietor and editor of the Mendon Weekly Globe, organ of the Greenback party of the county.

March 10, 1859, Mr. Eveland was married to Miss Amanda R. Zuber, who proved a worthy helpmate, an estimable, devoted and pure-hearted wife and mother. Of their family of six children, three are deceased, as already mentioned. Of the survivors the eldest daughter is the wife of J. J. Firestone, editor of the Colon Express; the second daughter is wedded to L. G. Clapp, druggist, of Mendon, and the youngest, a son, is now sixteen years of age, and is under the parental roof. The life of Mr. Eveland has been one of viscissitude and adventure. His service in the army was not half as dangerous or romantic as were his adventures during the veritable reign of terror inaugurated in the mining regions of Pennsylvania by the "Mollie Maguires." He is frank and outspoken in expressing his opinions, and that he was not more seriously injured in those times was somewhat due to good fortune, but more to pluck. The Mendon Globe, where it is to be hoped Mr, Eveland is located to stay, is an independent, outspoken journal, advocating the principles of the Greenback party. The office is well supplied with presses and type, aud the paper and printing establishment are an important factor in the prosperity of the flourishing village of Mendon.5 
Census* 1900  1900 Federal Census, Michigan, Allegan County, Allegan Township, Allegan Village, ED: 2, Series: T623, Roll: 698, Page: 162A, June 14
Sheet 16A
(enumerated with husband, John J Firestone)
03, 417, 425, Firestone, Lizzie A, Wife, W, F, Aug, 1862, 37, M, 20, 2, 2, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , , , Reporter Paper, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,4 
Biography* 1907  From "A twentieth century history of Allegan County, Michigan", page 538

The Allegan News, the Present Democratic newspaper at the county seat, was established in 1899, and is published by John J. Firestone, ably asisted by his wife and son. Mr. Firestone began his newspaper career in Elkhart county, Indiana, and since coming to Allegan county has brought his paper to the front as one of the newsy and able journals of the county., Principal=John J. Firestone6 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Michigan, Allegan County, Allegan Township, City of Allegan, ED: 1, Series: T624, Roll: 634, Page: 171B, May
Sheet 18B
(enumerated with husband, John J Firestone)
38, 486, 505, Firestone, Lizzie A, Wife, F, W, 47, M1, 29, 2, 2, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , , English, Part Owner, News Paper Allegan News, Emp, , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,7 
Biography* 1911  From the history of St. Joseph Co., MI, comes this biography for Daniel M. Eveland, the father of Lizzie, Eveland Firestone.

HISTORY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY Page 519-523

DANIEL. M. EVELAND.—One of the venerable and highly esteemed citizens of St. Joseph county is Daniel M. Eveland, who is now living virtually retired in the village of Mendon and who has been a resident of the county for more than a quarter of a century. For many years he was engaged in the paper business and since 1885 he has been actively identified with business interests of Mendon.

Daniel M. Eveland was born in West Brunswick, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, on the 22nd of August, 1836, and is a son of Daniel and Susanna (Freyer) Eveland, both of whom were likewise natives of the Old Keystone state, where the family was founded in the pioneer days. Daniel Eveland, who was a descendant, in a collateral line, of General Burgoyne, became one of the prominent and influential farmers of Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, where he continued to reside until his death, as did also his wife; both were members of the German Reformed church.

He was a stanch Republican in his political allegiance and was called upon to serve in various positions of public trust in his home county. Of the children the eldest was Edward R., who was a member of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil war, and who sacrificed his life in a battle in the state of Virginia; Daniel M.( the immediate subject of this sketch; James S. was a member of the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry and he is now a resident of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania; Lewis B. likewise gave valiant service as a soldier in the war of the Rebellion and was in Kansas City at the time of his death; Henry J., who also was a soldier in the Civil war, is a railroad engineer and resident in Allegan, Michigan; Sarah Ann, twin sister of Daniel H., died in infancy, as did also Elizabeth Hannah; Mary died at the age of five years and Maria C. is the widow of John C. Gallagher and resides in Pennsylvania; and Emma is the widow of Charles Penglase and she also resides in Pennsylvania. Reared to maturity in his native county, Daniel M. Eveland received the advantages of the common schools, and continued as a resident of his native place until 1880, when he came to Michigan and established his home in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo county, where he was engaged in the printing business about one year. He came to Mendon about twenty years ago and has been a resident here since.

Mr. Eveland was one of the gallant sons of the Republic who went forth in defense of the Union in the time of the Civil war. In 1864 he enlisted as a private in Company H, One Hundred Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, with which he served in the Fifth Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac, under General Warren. He participated in the various engagements in which his command was involved, including that of Pegran Farm, Virginia. He has ever retained a deep interest in his old comrades of the Civil war and is now chaplain of the 0. J. Fast Post, No. 193, Grand Army of the Republic, of which he served as commander for several years. He also held the office of colonel of the St. Joseph County Battalion and he has been prominently identified with various demonstrations of the Grand Army of the Republic in his county. He is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and his political allegiance is Riven to the Republican party.

On the 10th of March. 1859. Mr. Eveland was united in marriage to Miss Amanda R. Zuber. of Drehersville, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, where she was born and reared, being a daughter of Peter and Elisabeth Zuber, who continued to reside in Drehersville until their death. Concerning the children of Mr. and Mrs. Eveland the following brief record is entered: Elisabeth is the wife of John J. Firestone, who is engaged in the newspaper business in the city of Allegan, Michigan; Caroline died in childhood; Edward Everett died in Ohio at the age of eleven years; Florence Estelle is the wife of Lewis G. Clapp; and Theodore, who was the editor and publisher of the Mendon Leader, resides in Mendon.8 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Michigan, Allegan County, Allegan Township, Allegan, Ward 1, ED: 1, Series: T624, Roll: 753, Page: 4B, January 19
Sheet 4B, 203 Arbor Street
(enumerated with husband, John J Firestone)
58, 101, 116, Firestone, Elizabeth, Wife, , , F, W, 58, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Pennsylvania, , Pennsylvania, , Pennsylvania, , Yes, None, , ,9 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Michigan, Allegan County, Allegan Township, Allegan, Ward 1, ED: 3-1, Series: T626, Roll: 1016, Page: 84B, April 18
Sheet 16A, 203 Arbor Street
(enumerated with husband, John J Firestone)
08, 410, 440, Firestone, Lizzie A, Wife-H, , , , No, F, W, 68, M, 19, No, Yes, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , 58, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,10 
Death* 24 August 1949  Allegan, Allegan Co., MI, Name: Lizzie A. Firestone
Gender: Female
Burial Date: 26 Aug 1949
Burial Place: Allegan, Michigan
Death Date: 24 Aug 1949
Death Place: Allegan, Allegan, Michigan
Age: 87
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1861
Birthplace: Tamoqua, Penn
Occupation: Newspsper Editor
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name: John J. Firestone
Father's Name: Daniel M. Eveland
Father's Birthplace: Penn
Mother's Name: Amanda Zuber
Mother's Birthplace: Penn
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B01052-7
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 2110153
Reference Number: 49 - cn 2743 

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