LEROY RANDALL, farmer, section 11, Barton Township, was born in Wisconsin, Sept. 16, 1852. His father, Earl D. Randall, was born in Vermont and died while in the service of the United States during the war of the Rebellion. His mother, Charlotte (Strong) Randall, was a native of Nova Scotia.
Mr. Randall came to Michigan with his parents in 1853. They resided for a time in Lamont, Ottawa County, removing in 1860 to Newaygo County. The son was reared principally on a farm and has made agriculture the business of his life. His homestead contains 44 1/2 acres, and is a fair sample of a farm in Northern Michigan. Mr. Randall was married in 1875, to Alvira, daughter of Grantson L. and Nancy (Barber) Hall. Her parents were born in Connecticut. Mrs. Randal was born Sept. 2, 1855. The three children of the family were born as follows: Earl Grantson, Sept. 14, 1876; Ina Bell, Feb. 11, 1878; and Oakley R., July 4, 1881.