Continued: MARR#1: Muskegan Co, Michigan marriages online - Orange L. Forster m. Phebe Jane Hubert 9 Nov 1867 in Muskegan Co, Michigan. DEATH: Orange Firster's death not found by Muskegon County Clerk on Sep 9 2005
1850 Census: Cascade Twp, Kent, Michigan (age 10) Orange Fester, b. New York 1860 Census: Plainfield Twp, Kent, Michigan (age 20) Orange L. Firster, b. New York, blacksmith 1870 Census: Ravenna Twp, Muskegon, Michigan (age 30) Orange L. Firster, b. New York married and living with parents. 1880 Census: Ravenna Twp, Muskegon, Michigan (age 40) Orange Firster, blacksmith, b. Michigan 1900 Census: Nester, Roscommon, Michigan (age 50) Orange Firster, blacksmith, b. Michigan, married 11 years to new wife, Julia. 1910 Census: Lincoln Twp, Isabella, Michigan (age 70) Orange Firster, blacksmith, b. New York, 2nd marriage, married 6 years to new wife Mollie. 1920 Census: Pleasant Plains, Lake, Michigan (age 79) Orange Firster, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio, married and living with widowed sister, Melvina James.
NAME:AGE: From Civil War Pension file of Archibald James Letter in Archibald James pension file - "Orange Firster of Baldwin, Michigan being duly sworn deposed and says - I have known Mrs. James since the day of her birth and know that she was never married to any man but Archibald ... James and they lived together from the day they were married until the day Mr. James died and were never divorced. I know that Mr. James died the 8th day of March 1916. I was present when he died. I knew Mr. James for about nine months before his marriage to Mrs. James and to the best of my knowledge and belief he had never had any other wife. I am 76 years old. I am Mrs. James brother. P.O. Address, Baldwin, Michigan signed: Orange Firster Notery: 25th May 1916 Lake County, Michigan
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