Saturdays 2 pm, Mary J. Benson Branch
Local History Series: Canada 150

Jan 21 Art Marvin highlights seven generations of his family have lived on the same Hope Township property by telling short stories from each generation. 
 
Jan 28 Bill Bickle will share stories about his family from in and around Canton.  Bill is the great-great- great- great grandson of Susan and James Hawkins that immigrated to Smith’s Creek in 1801. 
 
Feb 4
Anne Burnham will divulge some of her family stories. They too settled in the area around 1800 and became very active members of the community.
 
Feb 11 Chuck Harris will share interesting tidbits of his family tree. Chuck is a descendant of Myndert and Polly (Youmans) Harris. This family is one of the first settler families that came to Hope Township 223 years ago.


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