Charles Edward Wyman

Charles Edward Wyman

Male 1826 - 1899  (73 years)

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  • Name Charles Edward Wyman 
    Born 10 Feb 1826  Schroon, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    a lumberman 
    Residence 1860  Blendon, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1864  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lumberman 
    Residence 1883  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1887  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Partner Drake Engine Company 
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    _UID 58F5EF4BE74A7C499002982868D33ACC1066 
    Died 11 May 1899  Nuncia, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3803  Wyman
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2021 

    Father John Wyman Click to preview: John Wyman,   b. 20 Oct 1780, Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1848, Schroon Lake, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Abigail Potter Click to preview: Abigail Potter,   b. 7 Aug 1785, Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1867  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1806  [3
    Family ID F1020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Reynolds Click to preview: Harriet Reynolds,   b. 25 Aug 1824, Northfield, Summit, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1895, , Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1851  , Summit, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Harvey Platt Wyman Click to preview: Harvey Platt Wyman,   b. 25 Aug 1852, Northfield, Summit, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1924, , , Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Charles Reynolds Wyman Click to preview: Charles Reynolds Wyman,   b. 16 Jan 1855, Brecksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1899, Nuncia, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. George Russell Wyman Click to preview: George Russell Wyman,   b. 10 Nov 1859, Blendon, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1905, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. William Potter Wyman Click to preview: William Potter Wyman,   b. 21 Dec 1861, Blendon, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1944, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2017 
    Family ID F1784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1826 - Schroon, Essex, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a lumberman - - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Blendon, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lumberman - 1864 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1883 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Partner Drake Engine Company - 1887 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 May 1899 - Nuncia, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles E. Wyman
    Charles E. Wyman
    Wyman, Buswell & Co.
    Wyman, Buswell & Co.
    Charles E. Wyman and Henry W. Buswell began operating a sawmill in 1864 and built the structure shown in 1869, near the footings of today’s U.S. 31 bridge. The mill had a circular saw, a gang edger, trimmer and lather, and employed about 35 men. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1884.

  • Notes 
    • 1893 Biography of Charles E Wyman
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      Charles E. Wyman
      Page 161 - CHARLES E. WYMAN. The philosophy of success in life is an interesting study and affords a lesson from which many can profit. In choosing a pursuite in life, taste, mental gifts and opportunity should be considered, as any young man who has a disposition to become a respectable and useful citizen desires to succeed therein. In his chosen occupation as a lumber manufacturer, Mr. Wyman has reached the top round of the ladder of success, and is to-day classed among the substantial and representative business men of Grand Haven. The people of Ottawa County are familiar with his name, for he has resided among them for many years and has earnestly identified himself with every worthy enterprise which has for its object the upbuilding of the city.

      Like many of the foremost business men of Grand Haven, Mr. Wyman is a native of the Empire State, having been born in Essex County in the town of Schroon, February 10, 1826. He is a son of John and Abigail (Potter) Wyman, the former a native of Essex County, N.Y., born in 1806, and the latter of Pawlet, Vt. Mrs. Wyman's father, Thomas Potter, was of English descent, his father having been born in New London, England. Charles E. Wyman is the youngest of eleven children, six sons and five daughters, five of whom survive at the present time. He received his early educational training in the district school and later entered a seminary at Chester, N.Y.

      After leaving the schoolroom Mr. Wyman became interested in the manufacture of iron in Elizabethtown, Essex County, but at the end of two years he sold out. Later he engaged for a short time as engineer on a lake steamboat. In selecting his companion in life he chose Miss Harriet Reynolds, a resident of Northfield, Ohio, and a daughter of Cyrus Reynolds. After his marriage he followed agricultural pursuits for five years in Summit County, Ohio. From there he came to Michigan, and, settling in Blendon Township, Ottawa County, built a sawmill. This he conducted successfully for four years, when the mill was burned. He then began operating a mill at Georgetown and made considerable money in the enterprise, but two years later disposed of the business and returned to the Buckeye State.

      In 1865 Mr. Wyman returned to Grand Haven and operated a mill at the mouth of Grand River for four years, when it was destroyed by fire. He then erected a new mill a mile up the river and engaged in the manufacture of lumber in company with H.W. Buswell, under the firm name of Wyman & Buswell, the connection continuing for ten years, when Mr. Wyman sold his interest to his partner. Following that, he, with others, bought a large tract of pine timber-land in Mecosta County, under the title of the Chippewa Lumber Company, and they were soon doing an extensive business. Later he bought a farm comprising five hundred and twenty acres in Ottawa County and has been engaged in farming enterprises ever since. A wide-awake, thorough-going business man, he has amassed a fortune. He is one of the Directors of the Grand Haven National Bank and is interested in many enterprises of a paying character. To his marriage were born four children, as follows: Harvey P., Charles R., George R. and William P., all of whom are active business men.

  • Sources 
    1. [S227] Wyman Family - 1883, C. E. Wyman and R. W. Hubbard, (Herald Book and Job Printing House, Grand Haven, Michigan, 1883), p. 26 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S227] Wyman Family - 1883, C. E. Wyman and R. W. Hubbard, (Herald Book and Job Printing House, Grand Haven, Michigan, 1883), p. 27 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S227] Wyman Family - 1883, C. E. Wyman and R. W. Hubbard, (Herald Book and Job Printing House, Grand Haven, Michigan, 1883), p. 18 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1673] Summit County, Ohio Marriage Recorfd, 1840-1980, Ohio. Summit., A-C: Roll 03095- Roll 13, Wyman-Reynolds; FHL microfilm. (Reliability: 3), 9 May 2017.