This site is dedicated to mom... Betty Joan Fries.
Our research has been as diverse and distant as our heritage itself. We encourage you to explore our website.
We have researchers in England attempting to bridge the final link to the McLintock clan's orgin....While the Evens search continues to find the relative that came to America....
Our family branches include: Fries, Lafnear, Durrant, Perry, Ellis, Laing, Friskin, and Holczman, Prechesky, Czenski, Denike, Bloomquist, Maybee, Gearhart and many more.
We have encountered many detours: McLintock was "MacLintock" while the Evens versus Evans debate continues.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and look forward to sharing family history with you.
- John & Roxanne McLintock (121 KB)
We were married on October 10, 1998 at Portage Lake Bible Covenant Camp, located in Onekama, Michigan.
- Our Mom: Betty Joan Fries McLintock (58 KB)
Phil and Betty were married 43 years. We miss her more each passing day.
- Arthur McLintock (70 KB)
Arthur McLintock, son of Reverand John William McLintock, was born August 18, 1871 in the District of Bow, Poplar, Middlesex, England. Arthur grew up traveling with his father, a sailor's missionary, visiting Africa, Australia, as well as tropical islands. As a teenager, Arthur traveled West, however, eventually returned to Michigan where he lived with his brother James McLintock. It was in Flint, Michigan that he met his future wife, Mary Laing. Arthur led an illustrious life, and was a detective with the Grand Trunk Railroad, and was Real Estate Developer in Pontiac, Michigan prior to the Depression.
- Gleason F. Perry (48 KB)
Gleason F. Perry served in the Michigan 10th Infantry, Company I during the Civil War. He marched in the Grand Parade at the White House upon the end of the war. He later settled in Orion, Michigan where he was a clerk with Orion State Bank.
- Gerald & Bethel Evens (Rox's grandparents) (58 KB)
Gerald and Bethel Evens were World War II sweethearts. They met through their respective siblings who had married. They corresponded hroughout the War, while Gerald was stationed at Wheeler Air Force Base, Hawaii, near Pearl Harbor. They married April 28, 1945, had three beautiful children, and 11 grandchildren. They were married close to 50 years, and Grandpa Evens is still very missed today.
- Glenn Clarence Fries (John's grandpa) (59 KB)
Glenn Charles Fries World War I photo as well his Service during the war was unknown to us until correspondance from a previously unknown cousin, Clyde Ellis shared this with us! What an amazing discovery via the internet! Glenn is best remembered by John for his Sunday corn roasts, sitting in a porch swing under a great oak tree. Glenn was a chauffeur for Charles Wilson, founder of Willy's Jeep and Wilson Foundry. Glenn was the father of six children, 2 of which passed away during early childhood. He was the proud grandfather of eight, all carrying on his legacy today.
- Milo Douglas McLintock (John's grandfather) (81 KB)
Milo was an accomplished attorney, and Assistant Prosecutor for Oakland County, Michigan during the 30's, and then later worked in private practice. He then accepted a position as president of Baldwin Rubber Company. In semi-retirement, he owned Gordon Tube. Milo and his wife, Louise, enjoyed traveling, and wintered in Siesta Key, Florida. Milo's four children made him proud, and his seven grandchildren continue to carry on his legacy.
- Sylvannus Evens and Family (101 KB)
Top Left to Right: Minerva, James, Lloyd, Thomas, Sade.
Bottom Left to Right: Sylvannus, Susannah, and William.
Sylvannus served in the Civil War for a brief period. Born in Armstrong, Pennsylvania, he moved his family to the fertile farmlands of Marilla, Manistee County, Michigan. He was one of the pioneering settlers of the area in 1866. According to the Manistee Historical Museum Director, Sylvannus was a prosperus farmer due in part to the land, but also the location near to the lumbering railroads of the time. Apparently this decreased the transit cost for sale of the produce. Many of the Evens descendents still live in the Manistee area.
- Sylvannus Evens Farm (49 KB)
This photo (taken in the Winter of 1876) is of Sylvannus Evens new farm home, built on the property after the original farm house burned down. The home still exists in Marilla Township, Manistee, Michigan.
- Sylvannus and Susannah Evens (51 KB)
Sylvannus relaxing after a long day of farming, while Susannah knits. This photo was probably taken in their home.