Vernon Gaylor 8 BIGELOW

15337.992      Vernon Gaylor 8 BIGELOW, son of Perry Dorrance 7 ( Cornelius 6 ( Noah 5, Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1 and Mary (FRANK) BIGELOW, was born at Maxville, Buffalo co, WI on 28 June 1887.  When Vernon was about 3 years of age, he and his 6 year old sister moved with their parents to MI.  Vernon married on 24 October 1912 Mary Adelle Pullen at Grand Rapids, MI.  She was daughter of Asa and Mary (Sproul) Pullen.  They resided in Van Buren and Kent counties, MI.  Vernon died at Grand Rapids on 07 July 1946. (see obit)  Mary was born about 1892 and died 20 April 1987 at Kent Community Hospital, Grand Rapids, Kent co, MI age 95. Both are buried in Fairplains cemetery. (see obit).

Children of Vernon and Mary (Pullen) Bigelow:

15337.9921t    Vernon Perry, b 12 Sept 1914 Grand Rapids, Kent co, MI; d 29 June 1994 ; m 14 Jan 1941 Phyllis Mary Verlin (b __ 1921; d 11 Nov 1979); 5 children including David James Bigelow.

15337.9922t    Homer Wesley, b 23 June 1916 Grand Rapids, Kent co, MI; d ___ 2002 ; m 24 (22?) Oct 1942 Madonna Bird (see anniv) (b __ 1924; d __ ) 7 children. (see below)

15337.9923t    Donald Royal, b 19 May 1918 Grand Rapids; d ____ ; m 28 Dec 1942 Mary Ann Watson (b __ 1924 Barberton, OH; d ____ ;) 4 children.

15337.9924     Mary Vivian, b 01 Nov 1921 Grand Rapids, Kent co, MI; d ____ ; m 18 Jan 1957 Morris Doad.

15337.9925     Sarah Jane, b 01 Aug 1925 Grand Rapids, Kent co, MI; d ____ ; m 23 Aug 1949 Bryce Grieves.

15337.9926t    Daniel Denton, b __ 1930 Allegan co, MI; d ____ ; m 08 Jan 1951 Barbara Jean Holst (b __ 1931 Grand Rapids; d ____ ); res Byrkon Ctr, MI; 9 children - includes 2 sets twins;(including Douglas Mark Bigelow)

15337.9927t    Patrick Henry, b ___ 1934 Allegan co, MI; d ____ ; m Mary Ellen Bellinger (dau of Orrin "Jack" and Rene (Byers) Bellinger (see below)); res Reed City 2006, MI; 4 children. in October 1976, Patrick had recently won several trophies at the Grand National trapshoot at Vandalia, OH. 
(FORGE Vol.5, No.4, October 1976  p.75.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 384;
1971 correspondence with family members and information supplied from them;
census and vital records MI;
Bellinger Obit
Rena M. Bellinger
KALKASKA - Rena M. Bellinger, 96, of Reed City and formerly of Kalkaska, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 19, 2006 at home. Born on December 12, 1909 in Kalkaska County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Katie (Green) Byers.
Rena married Orrin “Jack” Bellinger on March 18, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; brothers, Bruce, Bill and Glen Byers; and sisters, Rhoda and Leona Byers.
Surviving Rena are her children, David (Mary) Bellinger, Donald (Peggy) Bellinger, both of Kalkaska and Mary (Patrick) Bigelow of Reed City; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Way of Medford, Oregon, many nieces and nephews; special companions, Ozzie and Major; caregiver, Sylvia Kornoelje and many friends from Hospice.
Rena graduated from Kalkaska Public Schools in 1927, which was the largest class at that time of 27. She attended Ferris College and graduated from Central Michigan University where she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Rena was president of The Department of Classroom Teachers over 5 counties, was voted “Teacher of the Year” for Kalkaska and Antrim County (MEA) in 1967 and was honored by the faculty and administration. She was instrumental in teachers getting tenure in Kalkaska County. Rena retired from Kalkaska Public Schools in 1972 after teaching for 34 years and 3 generations of students.
Rena worked in organizing the Kalkaska Historical Society and served as president. She also helped in establishing the Kalkaska County Museum.
Rena was an avid reader and loved her newspapers and working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed bird watching.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21st from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Ted Turanski officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Friday 08/29/2008 11:45:23pm
Name: Cynthia L. Bigelow Boyce
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Comments: I am so excited to find you. I found a 1980 copy of the FORGE in my father's belongings. He passed away in 2002. The FORGE was actually addressed to my Aunt, Mrs. Bryce Grieves of Saranac. She, also, in now gone. I was thrilled to find it. I come from a very large family of Bigelow's. My father's name was Homer Wesley Bigelow. His father's name was Vernon Bigelow. There are many descendents. I would love to be part of all of this information. I have six sisters. My father had six siblings. I have accessed the address from your home page and intend on subscribing and purchasing your information. Thank you. Thank you for the obvious pride that you demonstrate for your name sake. There are others out there just like you. Sincerely,
Cindy Bigelow Boyce.

BIGELOW - Mrs. Mary Adele Bigelow "Mate" (nee Pullen), aged 95, formerly of Ada, passed away Monday, April 20, 1987 at the Kent Community Hospital, She is survived by her children, Vern and Joan Bigelow of Gowen, Wes and Madonna Bigelow of Ada, Don and Ann Bigelow of N. Fort Myers, FL, Molly and Morris Dadd of Muskegon, Sally, and Bryce Grieves of Saranac, Dan and Barb Bigelow of Byron Center, Pat and Mary Bigelow of Ada; 35 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; three sisters, Adelene Bastian of Dorr, Cora Mae Baker and Metta Haight both of Grand Rapids; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 1 pm Friday at the Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 FUller NE, with Rev. Robert J. Lignell of Faith Lutheran Church officiating, Interment Fairplains Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet her family at the funeral chapel from 7 to 9pm Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm Thursday. REYERS NORTH VALLEY CHAPEL

H. Wesley and Madonna Bigelow    10/15/1982 Newspaper
On Oct. 24, H. Wesley and Madonna Bigelow of Ada, will celebrate 40
years of marriage. A party will be held at 6 p.m, Oct. 23 at Tri-Town
Conservation Club, 5679 Dunn NE in Lowell. Their children are Jack
and Mary Harrall, Jerry and Susie Gessler, Jim and Nancy Clinger,
Babs Johnson, Bruce and Cindy Boyce, Rose Bigelow and Penny Bigelow.
The Bigelows have 10 grandchildren.
 Grand Rapids Press 07/09/1946
BIGELOW-Vernon G. Bigelow. aged 59 of Ada township passed away Sunday night at St. Mary's hospital. Surviving besides the widow, Mary are five sons:
Vernon, Wesley. Donald, Daniel and Patrick. all of Ada, two daughters, Sara Jane of Ada and Cpl. Mary A. Bigelow of Coral Gables, Fla, his father Perry Bigelow of Otsego; three sisters. Mrs. Dorothy Prins of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Sybil Taylor of Ventura, Calif; and Mrs. Vivian Vachari of Lansing, and four grandchildren, Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 O'clock at the Ernest Blanchard Funeral Home at Rockford. The family will meet friends and relatives at the funeral home Tuesday and Wednesday evening between 7 and 9. Interment in Fairplains cemetery. 
Modified - 10/27/2019
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