Henry Alfred Durant

27 August 1887–11 March 1957 (Age 69)

The Life of Henry Alfred

When Henry Alfred Durant was born on 27 August 1887, in Canada, his father, John William Durant, was 25 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Chambers, was 27. He married Ruby May Hall on 15 September 1909, in Tawas City, Iosco, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He immigrated to United States in 1900 and lived in Grant Township, Iosco, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 March 1957, in Iosco, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Whittemore, Iosco, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Alfred Durant
Ruby May Hall
Marriage: 15 September 1909
George I. Durant
Alton H. Durant
Hazen E Durant

Spouse and Children

15 September 1909
Tawas City, Iosco, Michigan, United States


    George I. Durant


    Alton H. Durant


    Hazen E Durant


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 16

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

French and English (Norman): from the Latin omen name Durandus, meaning ‘enduring’, which was in common use especially in the Jewish communities of southern France and from there spread out across France, into England, Italy, and the Iberian peninsula.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Durant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Durant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Durant, "United States Census, 1920"

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