1916 – Ludington, Michigan – News

News from Ludington, Michigan

June 1916
1916 Ludington Mich news

I was looking for a family tree item when a news item from Columbus Ohio caught my eye. I noticed that Helen Keller and Thomas A. Edison are mentioned in the item. I also noticed the item from Eaton Rapids because I used to live in Eaton Rapids about 20 years ago.

There are stories about fires and the loss to the family;

“…his barn and its entire contents…”  “$3,000”

“…their house… with all… contents…”  “$2,400”

I went to a web site to find out what those costs would be in today’s dollars.

1916 to 2015
Annual Inflation: 3.21%
Total Inflation: 2179.73%

$3,000 = $68,391.84

$2,400 = $54,713.47

Link to web site: http://www.dollartimes.com/inflation/inflation.php?amount=1&year=1916

Old newspaper can be very informative even if the items are not about your family tree relatives.

Thank You.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

Link to 1916 news paper item shown on this blog posting: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0kpNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4jEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2041%2C695253

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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