FOREST W. ALDRICH, wagon-maker, Millbrook village, was born in the township of Millbrook, Aug. 28, 1860. His father's family were the first white settlers in the township, removing there in 1859 and settling on sec. 14. His mother Sarah J. (Decker) Aldrich, is still living, and is a sister of Peter, James and John Decker.
Leonard Aldrich, her first husband, and father of Mr. Aldrich of this sketch, died, and Mrs. Aldrich was married to J.S. Denney, brother of W.F. Denney, who died leaving seven children. She was married a third time to Hazen Aldrich, brother of her first husband, and lives on sec. 1. F.W. Aldrich was the oldest of three children, and was the first white child born in the township, receiving his name Forest, from the forest in whose depths his conscious existence commenced. He obtained such education as the facilities of that period afforded, attending school as opportunity served, until the age of 17 years.
In 1877 his parents removed to Montcalm County, where he was employed two years in a shingle mill; he afterward returned to Millbrook, where he has since been engaged in the manufacture of wagons, and manages a repair shop. He is independent in politics.