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Goss' History of Kent County

An everyname index to Goss' 1906 History of Kent County, Michigan

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This database is the index to the book "History of Grand Rapids and its Industries" by Dwight Goss, published by C. F. Cooper & Co., Publishers, Chicago, 1906. The chapter index from the book is included below.

The pages of the book have been scanned and indexed by Evelyn Sawyer. When you search this index, the search results will have the Page Number from the book that the person you searched for is on, and also a direct link allowing you to download an Acrobat PDF file of the page. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer to be able to view the page(s).

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History of Grand Rapids
And Its Industries
by Dwight Goss
C. F. Cooper & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1906
Volume I
CHAPTER I - PRE-HISTORIC GRAND RAPIDS - 9
 
CHAPTER II - EARLY INDIAN DAYS IN THE GRAND RIVER VALLEY - 36
 
CHAPTER III - EARLY LAND ENTRIES, FIRST SETTLERS, AND EARLY DESCRIPTIONS
Ten Years Afterward – Welcome To Michigan - 70
 
CHAPTER IV - THE VILLAGE OF GRAND RAPIDS - 145
Village Legislation – Early Settlers
 
CHAPTER V - MEDICINE AND SURGERY - 197
Pt. I – By Joseph Bascom Griswold, M. D. – G. R. Sanitary Ass’n – U.B.A. Home and Hospital – Butterworth Hospital – Early Physicians –Dentistry – Early Dentists
 
CHAPTER VI - MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT - 243
Township Proceedings – Walker Township – G. R. Lyceum – 1842 Young Men’s Ass’n – Fourth of July, 1844 – Michigan – Incorporation – Assessors – Collectors – Street Commissioners – Highway Commissioners – Appointive – Justices of the Peace and Years When Chosen – Constables – Old Settlers’ Society – Reorganization and Change of Name – Membership Roll
 
CHAPTER VII -CHARTER LEGISLATION - 301
By Ernest L. Bullen The Village – The City – First Recorded City Election – Number of Votes Cast – The First Revision – Other Revisions and Amendments – The School Board – Board of Public Works
 
CHAPTER VIII - THE SCHOOLS OF GRAND RAPIDS - 318
Grand Rapids Union School – Board of Education – Central School Building – List of Schools – Board Presidents – Expenditures – Graduates, 1862-1905 -Normal School Graduating Class, 1893-1905 – Post-Graduates, 1893-1905 – Manual Training – Training School – Night Schools – Free Lectures to the People – School Supply Department – Exposition Exhibits – New Orleans Exhibit – Academic, Private and Parochial Schools – Grand Rapids Academy – Other Early Select Schools – Kindergarten Ass’n – St. Andrew’s Academy
 
CHAPTER IX - BANKS AND BANKING - 412
By Clay H. Hollister
Early Banks – Village and Private Scrip – “Wildcat” Banking – Private Banking and Exchange – The Old National Bank – The National City Bank – Kent County Savings Bank – The Grand Rapids National Bank – The Farmers and Mechanics Bank – The Grand Rapids Savings Bank – The Fifth National Bank – The Commercial Savings Bank – The State Bank of Michigan – The Michigan Trust Company – Grand Rapids Clearing House
 
CHAPTER X - POMOLOGY - 457
By Robert D. Graham
First Shipment – First Growers’ Ass’n – The Big Year – The Garfield Paper – Early Nurseries – Horticultural Society
 
CHAPTER XI - STREETS AND BRIDGES - 475
Early Wagon Roads – First Village Roads – Laying Out Streets – Their First Condition – Further Plattings – Grading, Cutting and Filling – Number and Length of Streets – Mileage of Streets – Street Numbering – Pavements – Street Sidewalks – Derivation of Street Names – Bridges Across Grand River – Bridge Street Bridge – Leonard Street Bridge – Pearl Street Bridge – Fulton Street Bridge – Sixth Street Bridge – Wealthy Avenue Bridge – The Railroad Bridges
 
CHAPTER XII - CITY WATER WORKS - 496
City Water Supply – Hydraulic Company – City Water Works – Work Done in 1874 – Improvements – Cost – Report of Experts - Break in The Reservoir – Expenses – Artesian Wells – Sewerage – Water Companies
 
CHAPTER XIII - GRAND RAPIDS FIRE DEPARTMENT - 515
The Beginning – The Petition – The First Engine – Hook and Ladder No. 1 – Protection Fired Co. No. 2 – Cataract Co. No. 3 First Engine Houses – Fires – Steam Engines – Fire Alarms Fires of 1871-1872 – Review of 1872 – Big Fire of 1873 – West Side Fire of 1875 – Reorganization – Board of Police And Fire Commissioners – Method of Entering Service – Fires of 1882 – Firemen’s Ass’n – Houseman Block Fire – Recent Fires – Luce Block – List of Commissioners – Cost Of the Department – Members of the Department – Henry W. Lemoine
 
CHAPTER X1V - SAW AND FLOURING MILLS - 564
The Mission Mill – The Lincoln Mill – The Country Mills – The Nelson Mill – Later Saw Mills – Pine Lumber – Log Running – Four Periods of Lumbering – State Foresters Ass’n – Flouring Mills – The Lyman Mill – The “Big Mill” - The Kent Mills – Valley City Mills – Globe Mill – Star Mills – Crescent Mills Mills – Model Mills – Voigt Milling Co.
 
CHAPTER XV - PARKS AND CEMETERIES - 576
----YS? – The Park and Boulevard Ass’ns – Park and Cemetery Commissioners – Fulton St. Park – John Ball Park – Comstock Park – Crescent Park – Antoine Campau Park – Lincoln Park – Highland Park – State St. Park – Foster Park – DeCommer Park – Monument Park – Grand River Drive – Summary of Parks – Cemeteries – Early Burial Places – Fulton St. Cemetery – Catholic Cemeteries – Oak Hills – Valley City – Greenwood
 
CHAPTER XVI - COMMERCE AND TRADE - 599
Government Price of Lands – First Sale of Lots – Prices and Values Of Lots – Values of Business Blocks – Kendall Addition – Campau Farm – Penney Eighty – Valuations – Dealers and Brokers – City Extensions
 
CHAPTER XVII - IMPROVEMENTS AND PROGRESS - 606
View of Long Ago – Transition – First Improvement – Water Power – Changes at Pearl Street – Campau Place – Public Improvements – Contrast in Homes
 
CHAPTER XVIII - GRAND RAPIDS ROADS - 611
Early Wagon Roads – Days of Stages – The Concord Stage – Stage Incidents – Kalamazoo Plank Road
 
CHAPTER XIX - RAILWAYS - 617
First Railroad Meeting – Penney’s Prophecy – First Railway – The Grand Trunk – The Lake Shore Road – G. R. & I. – Grand River Valley R. R. – Chicago & West Michigan – G. R., L. & D. – Pere Marquette – Saginaw Railroad – Muskegon Electric Road – Holland Electric Road – Projected Roads
 
CHAPTER XX - STREET RAILWAYS - 631
First Road – Valley City Street and Cable Co. – North Park Road –Reeds Lake Road – South Grand Rapids Road – Street Railway Lines of 1906
 
CHAPTER XXI - TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE SERVICE - 636
First Telegraph – First Month’s Business – Postal Telegraph – G. R. & I. Telegraph – Western Union – The Telephone – First Exchange – Citizens Telephone – Universal Use of Telephone
 
CHAPTER XXII - SECRET SOCIETIES AND CLUBS - 640
Masonic Bodies – Odd Fellows – Knights of Pythias – Maccabees –Woodmen of America – Elks – Red Men – Hibernians – Knights of Columbus - Royal Arcanum
 
CITY CLUBS - 651
Peninsula Club – Owashtanony Club – Lakeside Club – Country Club –Canoe Club – Curling Club – Knickerbocker Society – Sons of The Revolution – Daughters of The American Revolution – The L.L.C. - West Side Ladies Club – Grand Rapids Women’s Club
 
CHAPTER XXIII - WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE - 663
First Wholesales – Judson Grocery Co. – Lemon & Wheeler Co. – Musselman Grocery Co. – Wordon Grocery Co. – Hardware – Retail Trade – Mercantile Trade in 1837 – Trade in 1850 – Origin Of Present Business Houses – Herpolsheimer Co. – Spring Dry Goods Co. – Drugs – H. Leonard & Sons
Volume II
CHAPTER XXIV -PUBLIC LIGHTING - 683
Grand Rapids Gas Light Company – First Officers – First Customer Electric Light and Power Company – Edison Light Company – Grand Rapids Edison Company – Municipal Lighting
 
CHAPTER XXV - MILITARY AFFAIRS - 688
The Toledo War – Mexican War – Early Citizens Soldiery – Beginning Of the Civil War – Service in the Field – Various Regiments – Other Organizations – Soldiery Since the War – Reunions – The Spanish War – Grand Rapids Military Companies
 
CHAPTER XXVI - BENCH AND BAR - 715
Pioneer Days – Poetic Age – Romantic Age – Prosy Age – First Murder Trial – Mils Trial – Leading Admiralty Case – Celebrated Will Case – Old Time Lawyers – Federal Courts – Circuit Courts – Court Officers – The Superior Court – Probate Court – Police Court – Justice Courts – Members of the Bar
 
CHAPTER XXVII - BOARD OF TRADE - 804
First Board – Organizaation of Present Board – Its Accomplishments – Leading Members – Business of 1904 – Directors – Committees
 
CHAPTER XXVIII - POLITICAL HISTORY - 815
French Governors – English Governors – Northwest Territory – Michigan Territory – State of Michigan – Organization of Kent County – Campaign Of 1840 – Early Political Meetings – Campaign of 1876 – The Greenback Movement – The Blaine Campaign – Political Meetings in 1888 – The McKinley Meeting of 1890 – The Bryan Meeting of 1896 – Campaign of 1900 – Political Conventions in Grand Rapids – Exciting Municipal Campaigns – The Ford-Belknap Campaign – State Officers from Grand Rapids – State Senators and Representatives – National Representatives
 
CHAPTER XXIX - EVENTS OF CITY LIFE - 841
Transition from Village to City – First Daily Newspaper – Coming of the Railroad – War Times – Street Railroad – New Railroads – Women’s Temperance Crusade – Centennial Celebration – Campau Claim – Coming of the Telephone – Loss of the Alpena – Electric Tower Lights New Bishop – Going out of the Logs – Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland – Regatta at Reed’s Lake – Cable Cars – Blaine Meeting Famous Lecturers – Opening of the Court House – Eagle’s Exit – McKinley Meeting – Furniture Exhibitions Organized – Bryan Meeting Water Scandal – Famous Floods – Ryerson Library
 
CHAPTER XXX - NAVIGATION - 886
First Boats – The Canal – State Aid – Congressional Assistance – Report Of 1905 – Ship Yards – List of River Steamers – Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan Transportation Company – “The Grand” and “The Rapids”
 
CHAPTER XXXI - THE PRESS OF GRAND RAPIDS - 899
Grand River Times – The Enquirer – The Eagle – The First Daily – Morning Democrat – Daily Eagle – The Times – The Leader Telegraph Telegram-Herald – Herald – Trade Papers – Defunct Papers
 
CHAPTER XXXII - LIBRARIES AND MUSEUM - 918
First Library – The Mercantile Library Ass’n – School Libraries – Ladies’ Library – The Union – The Public Library – Board of Education Management – The Reyerson Letter – Board of Library Commissioners – Reports – New Library – Dedication – Phillip Sidney Patton Memorial – K. S. I. – The Museum
 
CHAPTER XXXIII - POLICE DEPARTMENT - 945
Its Organization – Village Watchman – First Policemen – Board of Police and Fire Commissioners – Members – Chiefs of Police – Form of Application – Requirements – The Headquarters – Bertillon System – Police Beats – The Expenditures – List of Policemen
 
CHAPTER XXXIV - PUBLIC BUILDINGS - 958
The Government Building – The Postoffice – Postmasters – Carriers R. F. D. Service – Internal Revenue Service – Custom House – United States Courts and Officials – Court House – Dedication City Hall – City Officers – Soldiers’ Home – Conditions for Admission – Woman’s Building – Reports – The Jail – Police Headquarters – Engine Houses
 
CHAPTER XXV - THE WATER SCANDAL - 1019
Conditions in 1900 – Partisan Politics – The Civic Conscience – The City Attorney – The Corruption Fund – The Press – Arrest of Salsbury in Chicago – Grand Jury – Salsbury’s Trial – The McGarry Trial – Salsbury-s Confessions – The Conspiracies – Aldermen Arrested – Please, Trials, and Punishment – The Eng – Results
 
CHAPTER XXXVI - CABINET MAKING - 1035
The Artistic Side – The Material Aids – Early Cabinet Makers – The Widdicombs – Berkey & Gay – Nelso & Matter – Phoenix Furniture Company – Luce Furniture Co. – Oriel Sligh Furniture Co. – Wm A. Bukey Co. – Stow & Davis – New England – Royal Furniture Co. – Wood Carving – Mich. Chair Co. – The Imperial – Gunn Furniture Co. – Welch Folding Bed – Bissell Carpet Sweepers – State Report of Grand Rapids Furniture
 
CHAPTER XXXVII - MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLIES - 1084
Sketches of Industries and Institutions – The Last of the “Dexter Band”
 
CHAPTER XXXVIII - THEATERS - 1107
First Exhibition – Pioneer Public Halls – Modern Halls – Squiers’ Opera House – Powers’ Opera House – Redmond’s Grand – Smith Opera House – Auditorium – The Majestic 1107
 
CHAPTER XXXIX - HOTELS - 1114
Guilds’ Tavern – Eagle Hotel – Bridge St. House – Morton House –Rathbun House – The Pantlind – Livingston – Cody – Crathmore – Clarendon – Old Time Taverns – Grand Rapids Hospitality
 
CHAPTER XL - THE CHURCHES - 1122
Church Sentiment – Adventists – Methodists Churches – Congregationalists – Presbyterians – Baptists – All Souls – Christian Science – United Brethren – Liberal Holland – Hebrews – Swedenborgians – Zion Church – Lutherans – Disciples – Episcopalians – Reformed Churches – Theological School – Independent Reformed Churches – Catholics – St. Mary’s School – Sacred Heart Academy – Salvation Army – Volunteers of America
 
CHAPTER XLI - BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES - 1259
U. B. A. Hospital – Training School for Nurses – List of Graduates – Officers of the Ass’n – Butterworth Hospital – Officers of the Ass’n Graduate Nurses – Charity Organization Society – YMCA. – Holland Benevolent Ass’ns – Children’s Home – St. John’s Orphan Asylum – Little Sisters of the Poor – Home of the Good Shepherd – Woman’s Home and Hospital – Masonic Home – Rescue Mission – Bible Society – Bissell House

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