Friday, March 16, 2012


While looking for enumeration district information in preparation for the release of the 1940 US Census, I realized just how close together several important locations were:
A) Michigan State Prison.  My great-great-grandfather, John G. Allen, was a guard there for many years.
B) Mercy Hospital.  John G. Allen's great-grandson, and my father, was born here.  Standing there today is the Jackson County Medical Care complex.
C) "New High School" is Jackson High School.  My father went to school there, as did many of his relatives.

My father's family weren't ones to stay in one place for long and lived all over Jackson over the years, including the area above at various times.

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