Person:Erwin Priest (1)

Erwin Leroy Priest
d.12 Jun 1996 Detroit, Wayne Co, MI
m. 8 Mar 1919
  1. Erwin Leroy Priest1921 - 1996
  2. Dorothy Grace Priest1922 - 2006
  3. Harry Priest, Jr.1924 - 2006
  4. Benjamin F Priest1928 - 1998
  5. Maude Alda Priest1934 - 1934
Facts and Events
Name Erwin Leroy Priest
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 Feb 1921 Benzonia, Benzie Co, MI
Death? 12 Jun 1996 Detroit, Wayne Co, MI
Reference Number? 193
   ****    BIRTH   RECORD    ****  Family  History  Center, Traverse  City, MI.

Benzie Co., Delayed Birth Records; Vol.; 5 County; Benzie Township; Joyfield Name; Erwin Leroy Priest Sex; M Born; Feb. 21, 1921 Lig. yes - Microfilm # Father; Harry Erwin Priest Age; 37 Race; W. Res. Benzonia Birthplace; MI. Occ.; Farmer Mother; Grace Myrtle Long Age; 22 Race; W. Res. Benzonia Birthplace; MI. Occ.; Housewife Number of children to this mother; 12 - Number living; 11 Signed; March 26, 1941 - Recorded; March 27, 1941 Benzie County Clerk

   ****    MARRIAGE   RECORD    ****  Traverse  City,  Government  Center,  Gr. Traverse  Co., MI.

Traverse City Co., Clerk Marriage Records; Bk.; 5 Pg.; 152 Rec.; 16; March 4, 1944 -; March, 5, 1944 Groom; Erwin Lee Priest Age; 23 Born; Feb. 21, 1921 Birthplace; Benzonia, MI. Occ.; U.S. Army Father; Harry E. Priest - Mother; Grace M. Long Bride; Yvonne Louise Peterson Age; 18 Born;_______Birthplace; Traverse City, MI. Occ.; Domestic Father; Paul O. Peterson - Mother; Evelyn B. Steatns Witness; Dorothy Priest & Harry Priest Jr. Place; Traverse City Clergy; Rev. Howard R. Towne 1st Congt'l. Church Traverse City County Clerk


Erwin Leroy Priest Married Yvonne Peterson  ; A son Denny daughter Sandra Erwin's middle mame on his marriage license was ( Lee)


1930; FEDERAL CENSUS - Michigan, Benzie Co., Benzonia Twp. "Apr. 5." Dwelling; 76/ 78 Enumeration Dist; 10 - 3 Supervisor Dist.; 4 Sheet 3 - B PRIEST, Harry I.; H M W 46 M - 36 MI OH PA Occ. trackman, railroad

           Grace  M.;   W    F     W    30    M - 20      MI    IN     IN
         Donald  H.;    S    M    W     10    S              MI   MI     MI
             Irwin  L.;    S    M    W      9     S             MI     MI    MI
        Dorothy  G.;    D   F     W      7     S             MI     MI    MI
        Harry  I. Jr.;    S    M    W    5 8/12              MI     MI    MI
       Roberta  M.;    D    F     W    3 5/12              MI     MI    MI
     Benjamin  F.;     S   M    W     1 10/12           MI     MI     MI

Benzonia Library; Mills Community House; Benzonia, MI. Benzie Banner; 1937 --------------------------- Oct. 14,- "Five Students Escape As Auto Overturns" ( Pg. 1 ) ----- Five members of the Benzonia high school biology class escaped serious injury Tuesday morning when an automobile in which they were riding overturned a mile east of town while the group was returning from the school forest in Homestead township. Irvin Pries, driver of the machine, reported to Superintendent A. N. Nesman that the accident was unavoidable. He was driving about 40 miles an hour in a sleet storm, it is said, when the automobile struck a bad spot in the road just as he reached upward to adjust the wind shild wiper. He lost control of the machine and it overturned. A physician examind the boys and found their injuries to be of a minor nature. One student's sprained wrist was the most serious injury. The boys with Irvin Priest were David Porter, Billy Sherry, Douglas Joy and Bernard Lathwell. They were returning to school after setting out trees in the forest, one of the class projects. The autombile was damaged considerable. Entry date; Dec. 1, 2000

Benzie Banner; 1944 --- Researched; Feb. 1999 (H.Saffron) Sept. 7, - Sgt. Erwin Priest is visiting his wife in Traverse City this week on furlough from camp Ft. Jackson S.C. he will visit his mother Mrs. Orla Priest before returning. Nov. 9, - Sgt. Irwin Priest of Traverse City announces the birth of a son born Sunday, November 5th Sgt. Priest left last month for overseas duty. Entry date; March 2, 1999

Benzie Banner; 1947 ---- Researched; March 18, 1999 "H.S." Oct. 2, - Irwin Priest of Ypisilanti spent the week with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Orla Priest. Entry date; April 11, 1999

Benzie Banner; 1950 ---- Researched; May, 2001 Feb. 2,- Homestead; Mr. & Mrs. Orla Priest have received word of a new grandaughter born to Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Priest at Willow Run the baby is named Sandra Lynn (Pg. 9)

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