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Mary Buel Wetmore
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1839
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1920
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Mary B. Wetmore was the daughter of the Hon. Alexander Woodruff Buel (b. VT) and Mary A. Ackley (b. West Rutland, VT)

Widow of Charles H. Wetmore

Mother of 5 sons and 5 daughters, including:
Eliza Wetmore, aka Mrs. Charles H. Hodges
Alexander Buel Wetmore
Helen Hunt Wetmore, aka Mrs. Charles B. Warren
Marie Buel Wetmore aka Mrs. Muir B. Snow
James McMillan Wetmore
Buel Wetmore
Charles Amos Wetmore
Harold Butler Wetmore
Alice Wetmore
May Wetmore


Husband's bio, per History of Michigan, Vol 4, by Charles Moore, Lewis Publishing Co, p 2115-6:

Charles Hurlburt Wetmore. A man of sterling character and most engaging personality, Mr. Wetmore came to Detroit at the age of nineteen years, and he became closely and prominently identified with the social and business activities of this city, which continued to represent his home until the time of his death, at the age of fifty-nine years. It is well that in this history of Michigan be reproduced the memorial tribute which appeared in a publication devoted specifically to the annals of Detroit, and the memoir is given without recourse to formal evidences of quotation.

The Wetmore family came from Middletown, Connecticut, in the early period of American history, and from that section of our national domain representatives of the name later settled in other states, he whose name initiates this review having been born in the state of New York and having received excellent educational advantages in his youth. Charles Hurlburt Wetmore, son of Charles Parsons Wetmore and Eliza (Kellogg) Wetmore, came from Utica, New York, to Detroit, Michigan, at the age of nineteen years. Relinquishing the idea of following the profession of mechanical engineering, he here began his business life in the employ of his uncle, the late Frederick Wetmore, who was long engaged in the crockery trade, on Woodward avenue. Taking a vital interest in all that concerned his new home in the west, Mr. Wetmore identified himself with various interests outside those of business order. An original member of the Detroit Light Guard, his name was transferred to the veteran corps of the same at the time of its organization. In the early days of his residence in Detroit he was president and trustee of the Young Men's Society, a representative social organization. The Detroit Boat Club also claimed him as a member from the early days when the little "shack" at the foot of Hastings street served as the club boat-house until the members were able to provide more pretentious quarters. Mr. Wetmore was possessed of a fine tenor voice, well cultivated, and was an appreciative and valued member of the old Philharmonic Society, the place of which was later filled by the Detroit Musical Society, of which Mr. Wetmore served as a member of the directorate, as well as president for some time.

In 1862 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Wetmore to Miss Mary Buel, daughter of the late Hon. Alexander Woodruff Buel, to whom a special memoir is dedicated on other pages of this volume, so that further reference to the family history is not demanded in the present connection. Mr. and Mrs. Wetmore became the parents of five sons and five daughters, of whom six are living—Mrs. Charles H. Hodges, who resides in the old Buel homestead in Detroit; Alexander Buel Wetmore, Mrs. Charles B. Warren, Mrs. Muir B. Snow, James McMillan Wetmore, and Buel Wetmore, all of Detroit. Charles Amos Wetmore, the eldest son, died at the age of fifteen years; Harold Butler Wetmore, who had gained prestige as one of the able members of the bar of Chicago, died in 1900; and two daughters, Alice and May, died in infancy. Mr. Wetmore's health became impaired, and in 1887 he sought change and recuperation through the medium of a journey to the Hawaiian islands, his sojourn covering a period of six months. Upon his return to Detroit Mr. Wetmore associated himself with the Detroit Transportation Company, of which he became secretary.

Mr. Wetmore was one of the most energetic and popular members of the old volunteer fire department of Detroit, and was for several years a member of its board of trustees. He was essentially loyal and publicspirited in his attitude as a citizen and was always ready to give his influence and co-operation in the furtherance of measures and enterprises advanced for the general good of his home city. His circle of friends was coincident with that of his acquaintances and his death, at the age of fifty-nine years, was deeply deplored in the community in which he had long resided and in which his interests were centered. His widow still resides in Detroit, which city has been her home from the time of her birth and in which she has been a loved and valued factor in representative social activities since the time of her girlhood.

Family links: 
  Alexander Woodruff Buel (1813 - 1868)
  Mary Ann Ackley Buel (____ - 1851)
  Alice Buel Wetmore (1863 - 1863)*
  Charles Amos Wetmore (1866 - 1881)*
  Alexander Buel Wetmore (1869 - 1912)*
  May Wetmore (1871 - 1872)*
  Harold Butler Wetmore (1875 - 1900)*
  Mary Buel Wetmore (1839 - 1920)
  Julia M. Buel Trowbridge (1841 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec Q
Created by: Twist
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98454600
Mary <i>Buel</i> Wetmore
Added by: Twist
Mary <i>Buel</i> Wetmore
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Mary <i>Buel</i> Wetmore
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