NATIONAL GRANGE IN MICHIGAN.
NOVEMBER 12-22, 1902.
AARON T. BLISS, of Saginaw, elected governor of Michigan in 1900, was
born May 22nd, 1837, in Smithfield, Madison county, New York, of Puritan
parentage. His early life was spent on the farm and clerking in a store.
He enlisted as a private in Company D, Tenth New York Cavalry; was
commissioned Captain by Governor Seymour for gallant conduct on the
field of battle; served nearly three and a half years in the service. In
1865 he settled in Saginaw and began his successful career as lumberman
and has expanded his business until it now embraces, besides the
manufacture of lumber and salt, banking, mercantile and farm
enterprises. In 1868, Mr. Bliss was married to Allaseba
M. Phelps, of Solsville, N. Y. Mr. Bliss represented his district,
the 25th senatorial, in the State Senate, and the eighth representative
district in the 51st Congress.
Source: Holden, E. A.. Souvenir, National Grange in Michigan:
Lansing, November 12-22, 1902. Lansing, Mich.: R. Smith Print. Co.,
1902, p. 23.