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Voices of Northville - The Interviews


Name, Occupation

 

Interviews

Allen, Mike (1914-2006) and Betty Jean
Mayor of Northville, business owner

 

 

 

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Altman, Charles (1922-2013)

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Ambler, Richard and Jeanne
(Richard - 1923-2012)
(Jeanne - 1922-2017)

 

(part 1)   1
(part 2)   2

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Amerman, Russell H. (1899-1988)
Educator

 

 

 

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Angell, Ruth (1915-2014)
Worked at Northville State Hospital

 

 

 

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Atchison, Dr. Ruth Mary (1914-2003)

 

(part 1)   1
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Atchison, Dr. Russell M. (1910-2001)
Local Physician

 

 

 

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Bailey, Elsie (1907-1999)
Ballroom Dancer/Teacher

 

 

 

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Balko, Elmer (1922-2020)
Postal Service for 35 years

 

 

 

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Belasco, Velma and Walter
(Walter - 1911-2001)

(Velma - 1913-2001)
Owners of Bel-Nor Restaurant

(part 1)   1
(part 2)   2

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Bemish, Lawrence and Catherine
(Lawrence - 1934-2012)
(Catherine -
1937-2018)

 

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Bender, Eddie
Coach and Teacher

 

 

 

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Berryman, Wilbur and Norine

 

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Burkman, Conrad and Nina
(Conrad - 1935 - 2016)

 

 

 

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Burkman, John and Ruth
(John - 1906-1992)
(Ruth - 1905-1990)
Stinson Aircraft Employee/Accountant

 

 

 

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Chizmar, Ann (1912-1995)
Elementary School Teacher at Northville Public Schools

 

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Cole, Ruby (1896-1992)
Member, American Legion and United Methodist Church

 

 

 

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Coolman, Marjorie (1908-1995)
Member, Northville Women's Club, D.A.R.

 

 

 

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Couse Chase, Georgianna (1919-2001)
Business owner, Woman's Club and Historical Society member

 

 

 

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Duerson, Lillian (1898-1991)
Member, Northville Woman's Club, D.A.R.

 

 

 

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Eaton, Alice (1896-1963)
Member, Northville Woman's Club, Garden Club

 

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Ebert, Berneita Killinger (1904-1995)
Owner, Dempsey Funeral Home, Member, BPW and AAUW

 

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Edmunds, Irene (1912-2000)
Worked at Sessions Hospital and Maybury Sanatorium

 

 

 

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Ellison, Elroy (1913-1992)
Educator, Principal

 

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Ely, Charles Sr - 1988 (1910-1992)
Owner, Ely Coal and Ice

 

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Ely, Charles Sr (1910-1992)
Owner, Ely Coal and Ice

 

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Flattery, Dorothy (1915-1999)
Novi Librarian

 

 

 

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Fluker, David

 

 

 

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Folino, Paul (1929-1997)
City of Northville Councilman

 

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(part 2)   2

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Foreman Jr, Ralph (1927-2011)
Owner of Foreman's Orchards for 45 years

 

(part 1)   1
(part 2)   2

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Freydl, Jr., Charles
Freydl's Men's Wear

 

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Freydl, Robert and June
(Robert - 1932-2007)

 

(part 1)   1
(part 2)   2

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Freydl, Velma (1904-1996)
Store Owner

 

 

 

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Fritz, Leonard (1922-1997)
Postal Service for 27 Years

 

 

 

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Gazlay, Elizabeth (1919-2012)
Preschool teacher

 

 

 

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Gazlay, Francis (1918-2012)
Preservationist, author

 

 

 

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George, Charles
Member, Northville Township Historic District Commission

 

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Gibson, Harriet (1917-2001)
Dietitian at Maybury Sanatorium

 

 

 

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Green, Michael
Thayer School Student

 

 

 

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Harper, James A. (1918-2004)
Commercial Photographer

 

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Hicks, Fred (1918-2019) and Laura
Postal Carrier (Fred); Worked for Dr. R.M. Atchison and Long's Plumbing (Laura)

 

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    2007 pt 1
  2007 pt 2

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Holcomb, Dawn (1893-1995)
Wife of Dr. A. Holcomb, worked at Freydl's

 

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Holden, Margaret Yerkes (1893-1992)
Teacher and retail executive

 

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Johnson, Amelia A.
Worked for Freydl's

 

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Joki, Audrey (1904-1994)
Postal Office Worker

 

 

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Jones, Mary with Daughter Marburger, Gwen
(Mary - 1899-1999)
(Gwen - 1920-2004)
Mary - Owned Jones Floral
Gwen - Member of Women's Club & Public School employee

 

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Kehrl, Luella (1907-2004)
Teacher

 

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  2

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Kerr, Fred (1913-1996)
Worked at Ponsford's Store; Veteran; Standard Oil employee

 

 

 

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Kirkpatrick, Dottie
Recreation Leader at Wayne County Training School

 

 

 

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Lapham, Charles & Maxine
Lapham family owned clothing store; Veteran

 

 

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Lee, Rosella

 

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  2

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Litsenberger, Robert (1913-2002)
Grocery Clerk, Blacksmith, Tool and Die Maker, Veteran

 

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Lockman, Esther
Worked at Maybury Sanatorium for 42 years

 

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Lute, Charles
Farmer, Member of Early Engine Club

 

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Lyke, Russell & Virena
(Russell - 1904-1992)
(Virena - 1913-2012)
Worked at Maybury Sanitorium and Ford Motor Company

 

 

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Lyon, Richard
Owner of Insurance Agency

 

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Masters, Vance (1907-1998)
First Presbyterian Church, Northville Woman's Club, Historical Society

 

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  2

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Mattison, Fran (1920-2015)
Northville Woman's Club, Historical Society, Northville Library Commission

 

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Mattison, Jason
Teacher at Hawthorn Center

 

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McGuire, John (1908-2011)
Founded Guernsey Farms Dairy

 

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Miller, George and Emily
G.E. Miller Sales and Service

 

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Miller, John
Green Ridge Nursery

 

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Moase, Sidney
Ford Motor Company, Business Owner

 

 

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Mroz, Edward and Schrot, James
Northville Township Constables

 

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Myers, Cloyce and Dorothy
(Cloyce - 1916-1999)
(Dorothy - (1916-2008)
Cloyce: Employed by Ford and Post Office
Dorothy: VFW Auxiliary

 

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Nauman, Margaret (1911-2007)
Active in Girl Scouts and Presbyterian Church

 

 

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Ogilvie, Phil and Ethel
(Phil - (1920-1995)
(Ethel - (1919-1998)
Phil: City attorney, activist
Dorothy: VFW Auxiliary

 

 

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O'Hare, Richard
Police Officer

 

 

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Parker, Sue
Northville Psychiatric Hospital Activity Therapy Director (1986-2002)

 

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Parmenter, Pearl (1921-1991)
Sessions Hospital employee, Mothers' Club, Woman's Club

 

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Pelley, Lela (1905-2002)
Wayne County Training School employee

 

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Pollock, Grace
Teacher

 

 

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Rakestraw, Lillian (1902-1996)
Teacher

 

 

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Reed, Robert
Artist, Ford Employee

 

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Romanik, John (1935-2015)
Doctor

 

 

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Schoch, Otto and Elinor
(Otto - 1908-2002)
(Elinor - 1915-1990)
General Motors Employee,Mason

 


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Schrader, Betty Jane (1916-2005)
Wife of Nathan Schrader Jr., Mothers' Club, Woman's Club

 

 

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Shelley, Norman (1899-1989)
Township resident - lived next to Edenberry Subdivision

 

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Simons, Amy E. Sessions (1904-1991)
Maybury employee

 

 

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Smith, Virginia (1908-2000)
Worked at EMB and Lapham State Bank

 

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Stephens, Carl (1918-2018)
Ford Motor Company employee

 

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Stiemel, Lorraine
Worked at Sessions Hospital and The Northville Record

 

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  2
 

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Stephens, Pearl
Father, Joe Denton, was Chief of Police

 

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Sutton, Betty Esch (1928-2004)
Owned farm where Schoolcraft College is located

 

 

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Tegge, Margaret

 

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Thomson, Don
Former Northville Township Supervisor and Business Owner

 

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Toussaint, Charles and Noonan, Joan Charles (1931-2015) Joan (1934-2020)

 

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Turnbull, Bruce (1919-2018) and Rita (1918-2000)
Longtime Residents, Owned Northville Electric Shop

 

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  4


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Van Hellemont, George and Celeste George (1915-2011)
Farm Crest Dairy owners

 

 

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Wagenschutz, Eliza Jane (1904 to 1990)
Wayne County Library, Town Hall, Library Board

 

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  2
 

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Ware, Donald (1909-1994)
Family owned restaurants

 

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  2

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Ware, Irvin and Ethel
(Walter - 1914-1992)
(Ethel - 1916-1997)
(Walter - General Motors employee)

 

 

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Waterman, Louva Rowland (1906-2003)
Teacher

 

 

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Watkins, Tom
Administrator at Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital

 

 

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White, George E. (1924 to 1999)
Northville Drug, grandfather was DUR Superintendent

 

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Wick, Agnes M. (1909-1998)
Ford Employee in 1941

 

 

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Wilcox, Rhea Lyon
Northville Library

 

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Williams, Bill (1913 -2003) and Williams, Clara
Presbyterian Church Choir

 

 

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Wilson, Willard F.
Farmer, Ford Employee

 

 

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Wright, Harold
Doctor, Director of Hawthorn Center

 

 

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Yahne, Hannah Mary (1916-2001)
Mothers' Club

 

 

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Zayti, Benny and Marian
(Benny - 1917-1988)
(Marian - 1921-2007)

 

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