Biographical sketch of LAMBERT RECOR from the book entitled, "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.
This bio spans two (2) pages: 608-609
A man who boldly faces the responsibilities of life and by determined and untiring energy carves out for himself an honorable success exerts a powerful influence upon the lives of all who follow him.Such men constitute the foundation of our republican institutions and are the pride of our civilization.To them life is so real that they find no time to plot either mischief or vice.Their lives are bound up in their duties, they feel the weight of their citizenship, and take pleasure in sowing the seeds of uprightness.Such has been the career of the subject of this brief notice.
Lambert Recor, lumber merchant, grain dealer, ship and land owner, of East China township, St. Clair county, Michigan, was born on the old Recor homestead, November 30, 1853.He is a son of Lambert Recor, St., who was born in East China township, and died in the same township in August, 1867, at the age of forty-four.The grandfather of the subject was Francis Recor, who was born in Quebec, Canada, and upon attaining maturity came to East China township, this county.He was a farmer and owned three hundred and fifty-four acres.This he cleared and by the sale of lumber, his profits in general farming, and by trading with the Indians was able to get along very nicely in the new country.Early in life he married, and to this union were born four children, who reached maturity, namely:Oliver, Francis, Joseph and Lambert.He died on the homestead where his grandson now lives, at the age of eighty-six years.
Lambert Recor, Sr., always lived on the old homestead, and, as his father had done before him, became a dealer in wood, hay and grain, also being proprietor of a store.In his early days, when wood was more plentiful and coal had not as yet been used for heating p0urposes to any great extent, Lambert Recor dealt extensively in wood, finding it a profitable business.He always took an active interest in the affairs of his town and county and was an influential member of the Republican party.At one time he held a township office, discharging his duties with a precision that won for him the high regard of the entire township.He was married to Miss Margaret Baird, of Scotland, and they were the parents of five children:Mary, the wife of William Wesbrook, both deceased; Edward C., boat owner and merchant at St. Clair; Charles W., sailing on the lakes, lives at St. Clair, Michigan; John B., who died at the age of twenty-two, and Lambert.
Lambert Recor, Jr., was educated in the schools of his township and always lived at home on the old place.He was married, February 11, 1879, to Miss Florence E. Broadbridge, of Cottrellville township.To this union was born one son, Lee, now living at home.Forty and one-half acres of the old homestead are now in the possession of the subject and, besides carrying on general farming, he deals in shingles, posts, lumber, hay and grain.He is a man of many interests, having an interest in the river traffic and owning in part the boats, “Canturien,” “Kaligiaga,” “Edward P. Recor” and the “Golden Rule.”He also owns a business block and some residence propert (sic) in Marine City, Michigan, and is one of the directors of the Marine Savings Bank at Marine City.With all of his interests, he has found time to devote to politics, and is at present the township treasurer of East China township.He is an influential Republican and the party has an able advocate in him.He is a member of the Newport Club, at Marine City, and is very popular with its members.The Recor family is one of the most popular and prosperous in the county, the son as well as the parents, enjoying the highest esteem and regard of the entire countryside, their genial and neighborly spirit drawing around them a wide circle of devoted and admiring friends.
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