Schoolcraft County
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Biographical Sketches
 
 

CHAMBERLAIN, Eli B.
Representative from the Chippewa district, comprising the counties of Alger, Chippewa, Mackinac and Schoolcraft, in 1887, was born in Oxford county, Ontario, in 1834. He has been a resident of Michigan thirty-two years. He is at present engaged in the real estate business, and was formerly county surveyor. As republican candidate for the legislature, he received 2,060 votes, to 1,976 for J. W. Thomson.
Source:Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan; Chicago;  Lewis Publishing Company, 1895, p. 160 - 161

COLWELL, William M.
Representative from the district consisting of Chippewa, Delta, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft counties in 1883, was born in Chenango county, N. Y., May 17, 1839. In 1841, moved with his parents to Addison, Steuben county, New York, where he remained until he reached his majority, receiving a common school and academic education. Worked about three years in the printing business, then engaged in sash and door making. In 1860 he removed to northern Pennsylvania, where he embarked in the the lumbering trade. In 1863 he volunteered, joining the 21st Pennsylvania cavalry, and was mustered out at the close of tho war as a member of the 210th (re-enlisted) regiment Pennsylvania infantry; was twice wounded in action. He returned to lumbering in the employ of Messrs. Weston Brothers, of Olean, New York. In 1872 he came to Manistique, this state, having taken an interest in and management of the Chicago lumbering company. The business of his company has been very prosperous, manufacturing annually from thirty to fifty million feet of lumber. He is a Republican.
Source:Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan; Chicago;  Lewis Publishing Company, 1895, p. 160 - 161