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Richard Mullally

October 8, 2015 Program

VFW #3195

5209 Grand Haven Rd

Muskegon, Michigan 49441


The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts right at 7:00 p.m.

Handicap access available.  



For six years, the family research project of Richard Mullally, a retired Muskegon teacher, has expanded far beyond his family to include men and women from throughout the county who served in World War II.  Over 4,000 tribute photos like the one on the flyer have been printed and are being placed on permanent display at the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum. This free tribute has attracted the attention of three local genealogists who are tirelessly searching behind the scenes for family members of the local women who served and the 432 men who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  Richard will be our speaker on October 8 and wants each of us to provide to him written contact information of our friends and relatives who have military photos of their deceased WW II veterans.

The only two requirements of this free tribute are that the person must have:

1. been in the military at some time between Dec. 7, 1941 and Dec. 31, 1946.

2. lived in Muskegon county at some time.

 The list of 4,000 veterans already included can be seen at 




Torrent House

Historical Site

(The local history and genealogy dept.)

This thirty-one room mansion, built for $250,000 in 1891-92, was the home of John Torrent (1833-1915), pioneering lumberman, alderman, justice of the peace and Muskegon mayor for three terms. A successful entrepreneur, Torrent owned shingle, saw and lumber mills in Muskegon, Manistee, Ludington, Whitehall, Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie, equipping them all with the most modern machinery. Over the years, this structure also housed a morturary, hospital and the local Red Cross headquarters. In 1972, the city purchased the house to prevent it demolition.




Marriage Indexes uploaded. 35,000 + complete... 1859-1945... more to come.


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Muskegon County first Courthouse finished in 1870.

This beautiful blue hard-cover heritage book with silver lettering.  

History Book Information and Index

You can also PURCHASE one at

HPL - Torrent House - Local His. & Gen. Dept., 315 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI.

Don't miss out on this special book. (Fill out the order form below.)

Click here for Order Form

Pay for History Book Here:

$65 (History Book) + $12 (Shipping & Handling) = $77.00


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015


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