Belle Stimson

1854–1939 (Age 85)
Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Belle

When Belle Stimson was born in 1854, in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Chauncy Stinson, was 39 and her mother, Mary Simon, was 33. She married Henry Clay Ackerly on 26 April 1899, in Fayette Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. She died in 1939, in her hometown, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Clay Ackerly
Belle Stimson
Marriage: 26 April 1899

Spouse and Children

26 April 1899
Fayette Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Chauncy Stinson


    Mary Simon




World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 0

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 25

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stenson 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Belle Stinson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Belle Stinson, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Belle Ackerly, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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