Hiram Chesley Inches

Male 1882 - 1977  (94 years)


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  • Name Hiram Chesley Inches 
    Relationshipwith Kevin Charles Stewart
    Born 23 Nov 1882  Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Feb 1977  Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I82230  Stewartsny
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 

    Father Joseph Robert Inches,   b. 1850,   d. 8 Mar 1923  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Rhoda Lydia Stewart,   b. Abt 1855,   d. 24 Oct 1950  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F57294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Florence Stewart Lyons,   b. 20 Nov 1887, Clay, St Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1972  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1906  Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 2x1. Howard Von Hardenburg Inches,   b. 5 Aug 1910, Lake Wood, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1970, Plaza Hotel, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F57296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • It is with deep regret that we report the death at Vermilion, Ohio, on Saturday, February 5th, of Captain H. Chesley Inches at age 95. Funeral services were held at Vermilion on February 9th and burial was at Algonac, Michigan, where Capt. Inches lived for most of his early years.

      Capt. Inches was born at Port Huron and first sailed the lakes in 1901 as a deckhand. He retired from active service as master of the steamer FRANK ARMSTRONG of the Interlake Steamship Company in 1947 but continued to serve as a relief captain for the next 11 years.

      Capt. Inches was a noted marine historian and author and served from 1958 until 1970 as curator of the Great Lakes Historical Society Museum at Vermilion. He was honoured in 1976 as the Marine Historian of the Year by the Marine Historical Society of Detroit. He was member no. 217 of T.M.H.S. and on many occasions had assisted us in the obtaining of information on various lake ships.

      To the family of the late Capt. Inches, we express our deepest sympathy. Our Society, and indeed the entire lake shipping fraternity will be the poorer for his passing.

      Bio from "The Scanner"
      Monthly News Bulletin of the Toronto Marine Historical Museum

      Hiram Chesley Inches (son of Joseph R. Inches and Rhoda Lydia Stewart) was born Nov. 23, 1882 in Algonac, St. Clair County, Michigan, and died Feb. 5, 1977 in Lorain, Ohio. He married Florence L. Lyons in Lake County, Indiana, daughter of Stephen A. Lyons, Capt and Georgia Stewart.
      Father of Walter Inches, Robert Steven Inches, b. 1908, Michigan d. date unknown and Howard Inches, b. 1911, d. date unknown.