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Crapo family of Flint, Michigan

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Henry H. Crapo Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869) — also known as Henry H. Crapo — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., May 24, 1804. Republican. Lumber business; built the Flint and Holly Railroad, which later became part of the Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1860-61; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1863-64; Governor of Michigan, 1865-69. Christian. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 22, 1869 (age 65 years, 59 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse C. Crapo and Phebe (Howland) Crapo; married, June 9, 1825, to Mary Ann Slocum (1805-1875); father-in-law of James C. Willson; father of William Wallace Crapo (1830-1926); grandfather of W. C. Durant (founder of General Motors).
  Political family: Crapo family of Flint, Michigan.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  William Wallace Crapo (1830-1926) — also known as William W. Crapo — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., May 16, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives from New Bedford, 1857; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1875-83; member of Republican National Committee from Massachusetts, 1884. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 28, 1926 (age 95 years, 288 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869) and Mary A. (Slocum) Crapo; married, January 22, 1857, to Sarah Ann Davis Tappan (1831-1893).
  Political family: Crapo family of Flint, Michigan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James C. Willson (1833-1912) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Fitzroy, Ontario, April 28, 1833. Republican. Physician; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1879-80. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 29, 1912 (age 79 years, 123 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869).
  Political family: Crapo family of Flint, Michigan.
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