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MEMOIRS OF LENAWEE COUNTY BIOGRAPHICAL - CONTINUED
exalted ruler; the Independent Order of Foresters, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Rebekahs. For three years, from 1883 to 1885, inclusive, he was a member of the pension board of Manistee county, and since 1897, with the exception of eight months, has held the same position at Adrian. Although not a member, he attends the Baptist church, of which his wife is a member. On March 14, 188o, Dr. Andrews ,vas united in marriage to Miss Margaret J. Turner, a daughter of Andrew and Matilda (Dundas) Turner. Both Mr. and Mrs. Turner were born in Canada, and were residents of Pentwater, Mich., when their daughter was married. Mr. Turner died at.El Paso, Tex., in 1904, and his widow is now living at Phoe-nix, Ariz. To Dr. and Mrs. Andrews two children were born. The daughter became the wife of Claude B. McClellan, of Jackson, Mich., on Dec. 25, 1902, and is now the mother of one child, Frank O. McClellan, born May 14, 1904. The other child of Dr. and Mrs. Andrews is Fred T., now a resident of Adrian. The Doctor owns his home at 85 South Main street, one of the beautiful residence districts of the city. Ralph W. 'Angell, an enterprising baker of Blissfield and one of the prosperous business men of that village, was born in the city of Adrian on Sept. 6, 1875, the son of Stephen H. and Ellen (Hoag) Angell. The father was born in Herkimer county, New York, in 1841, and the mother in Lenawee county in 1846; and the latter died in Adrian on July II, Igoo. The father in his early life was a molder by vocation and in 1857 came to Adrian and became interested in the Angell car shops. He remained with that firm until they disposed of the business, and then became connected with the Adrian Brick and Tile Company. In 1898 he entered the employ of the Page Woven Wire Fence Company, with whom he is still associated. Three children were born to the parents. Alice B., born March 25, 1870, is engaged in a flourishing real-estate and insurance business in Adrian, and Norman H., born Oct. I, 1885, is now a student at Columbia University, N. Y., in the general science course. Ralph W. Angell, the subject of this review, took advantage of the educational opportunities afforded by the Adrian schools, and when he had completed the prescribed courses learned the printer's trade in the offices of the Adrian Times and the Adrian Telegram, with which publications he was employed for a period of two years. During the two years immediately following he was an employe of the Gilliland Electric Company of Adrian, and then with his mother conducted a bakery for four years. When he disposed of that interest he removed to Tecumseh and was engaged in the same line for a year, and then for another year at Goshen, Ind.



When he had sold out his interest in the Indiana city he returned to Adrian for a short time, going thence to Blissfield, where in March, 1902, he purchased the bakery establishment of W. E. Gilson. Since that time Mr. Angell has made Blissfield his home and has developed a large and lucrative business. When he took over the industry it was in a small frame building on a side street, but desiring a better location rented a place nearer the business center. There his trade continued to increase until in 19o6, when larger quarters again becoming a necessity, he purchased a lot in the main business block of the village and erected thereon the fine brick structure which his industry now occupies. He has recently installed one of the largest baking ovens in this section of the country and the output of the bakery is sent to all the small towns and villages in the county, where its excellent quality has won it high commendation. Besides his business in all sorts of bakery goods he carries a large line of choice confectionery, including ice cream and all

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