Frederick Rice Belknap
Family

Frederick Rice BELKNAP was b. 27 Nov 1862 in Rochester, VT to parents
Simeon
BELKNAP (b. 1837 in VT-1908) and Addie M. RICE (b. 1840 in VT-1899). 
Fred's father and mother are laid to rest in Silverbrook  Cemetery, this county, as are
his brother, also named Simeon.
Fred
erick "Fred"  was one of 4 children born to this couple including,
Fred Rice;
William
Orlando;  died very young
Simeon Rice Jr.; and
Frank Seymour BELKNAP, also died young 2 January 1871
all born between 1862
and 1871. 
The Belknap family arrived in Berrien County  in Berrien County, Michigan in about 1874-75.

Fred married Mabel Anna BROWN (b. 4 Sept 1867 in Burke, VT - d.

26 Mar 1949 in Benton Harbor, MI) on 26 Dec 1888 in Northfield or Burke, VT.
Together they had 2 children, Robert Brown b. 31 Dec 1889 in Berrien Co. MI
and Aileen b. 19 Jun 1910 in Benton Harbor, MI.

Together they had 2 children, Robert Brown b. 31 Dec 1889 in Berrien Co. MI
and died 18 November, 1964 in San Mateo, CA
Aileen b. 19 Jun 1910 in Benton Harbor, MI.  She wed Hobart Eugene Bush 
15 December 1931 in Benton Harbor, MI, He died 19 November 1950 in Ohio
and Aileen died 22 January 1989 in San Diego, CA.


Fred died in 1932 and is buried in the Crystal Springs Cemetery in Benton
Harbor, MI. His wife is buried there too.

Census records provide the following details:

1870 census of Rochester, VT:
Simeon BELKNAP, age 32, a Physician, born VT
Addie BELKNAP, age 29, Keeping House, born VT
Fred BELKNAP, age 7, born VT
Seymour BELKNAP, age 1, born VT

1880 census of Niles, MI:

Simeon BELKNAP, age 42, a Physician, born VT, parents born VT
Addie R. BELKNAP, wife, age 39, Keeping House, born VT, parents born VT
Fred R. BELKNAP, son, age 17, at School, born VT
Simeon BELKNAP, son, age 8, born VT
+ 1 Servant + 1 Boarder

1900 census of Niles City, MI:

Fred BELKNAP, age 36, born Nov 1863, married 11 years, born VT, parents born
VT, a Physician
Mabel BELKNAP, wife, age 32, born Sept 1867, married 11 years, 1 child/1
living, born VT, parents born VT
Robert B. BELKNAP, son, age 10, born Dec 1889, born MI, at School

1910 census of Benton Harbor, MI:

Fred R. BELKNAP, age 47, married 21 years, born VT, parents born VT, a
Doctor
Mabel B. BELKNAP, wife, age 42, married 21 years 1 child/1 living, born VT,
parents born VT
Robert B. BELKNAP, son, age 20, born MI
+ 1 Roomer

1920 census of Benton Harbor, MI:

Fred R. BELKNAP, age 57, born VT, parents born VT, a Physician
Mabel B. BELKNAP, wife, age 52, born VT, parents born VT
Aileen BELKNAP, dau, age 9, born MI

1930 census of Benton Harbor City, MI:

Fred R. BELKNAP, age 67, married at age 26, born VT, parents born VT/OH, a
Retired Physician
Mable B. BELKNAP, wife, age 62, married at age 21, born VT, parents born VT
Aileen BELKNAP, dau, age 19, born MI, a Student
+ 8 Lodgers

1940 census of Benton Harbor City, MI:
Mabel Belknap age 72, widowed, birthplace Vermont
Hobart Bush age 31, son-in-law, birthplace, Michigan
Aileen Bush, age 28, daughter
, birthplace, Michigan
Robert Bush, age 6, grandson, birthplace, Michigan
Brock Bush, age 4, grandson, birthplace, Michigan

Fred's grandfather was Seymour  Belknap.
Seymour dob was 1800 and died in 1872 in Vermont - a few years before his son Simeon moved to Michigan.

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