Percy Cadmus
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Percy Albert Cadmus (1905 - 1990)

Percy Albert Cadmus
Born in Tecumseh, MImap
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Husband of [private wife (1900s - 1990s)]
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Father of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)], , [private son (unknown - 1990s)], [private son (unknown - unknown)], , [private son (unknown - unknown)] and
Died at age 85 in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United Statesmap
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Percy was born in 1905. He was the son of John Cadmus and Mabel Wood.

He attended Michigan State and was active in the ROTC program, but didn't graduate because he had to return home to work on the farm. At some point after Percy married Lilah, John and Mabel moved out of the family farm to Tecumseh, MI. During the depression Percy supported his family off of the farm, had chickens, cattle, horses and grew various crops.

When Dick and Eleanor were freshman at the Ford High School, Percy began growing tomatoes for the Campbell Soup company.

He was a Pioneer corn seed dealer. There was a little building east of the barn on the family farm where the seed was delivered and farmers would come pick up the seeds.

He passed away in 1990. [1]


Percy's daughter Eleanor


  1. Entered by Hollis Bartlett, Tuesday, December 24, 2013.


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The square mile that we lived on also had the Ford Farm Headquarters. One day Henry Ford got away from his body guards and was sitting under a tree and Percy went over and had a conversation with him.

-From his daughter Eleanor

posted 24 Dec 2013 by Hollis Bartlett   [thank Hollis]
He was great a giving nicknames, and didn't always tell people the nickname he had for them.

He called his truck Bertha after the wife of the man who sold him the truck.

-From his daughter Eleanor

posted 24 Dec 2013 by Hollis Bartlett   [thank Hollis]
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Percy and Lilah raised seven children to adulthood: Richard, Eleanor, Charlotte, John, Elaine, Russel, and Thomas.
posted by Hollis Bartlett

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