When Ada died, her sons Merriel and Lester were boarded on a dairy farm south west of Colon.
The farm on Fairfax Rd., was rented by Joseph L. Perry. SPOT  On map above.
Joseph L. was born about 1877, in Canada. His wife, Anna, was born in Ireland about 1874.
They had three children: Thomas James born about 1908, John Joseph born about 1912, both born in Maine,
and Alice born in Michigan about 1904. The 1920 Census lists Merril 13 and Lester 11, as borders.
When Ada died, her daughters Teressa and Lois were also boarded.
They were the Bower homestead
on Wattles Road. SPOT  On map above.
After about a year Teressa and Lois were taken in by their Uncle Alvin
who had just been married and lived in Battle Creek.
Read the "Memories of Lois"
In 2003, Lois and her son Laverne were in Colon where Lois was trying to remember who lived where.
She was searching in the north east part of town.
It is apparent now that they should have driven out on the Wattles Road.