1910 in Michigan
|1910 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1910 in Michigan.
State office holders
- Governor of Michigan: Fred M. Warner (Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: Patrick H. Kelley (Republican)
- Michigan Attorney General: Franz C. Kuhn
- Michigan Secretary of State: Frederick C. Martindale
- Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives:
- Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court:
Mayors of major cities
- Mayor of Detroit: Philip Breitmeyer
- Mayor of Grand Rapids: George E. Ellis
- Mayor of Saginaw: George W. Stewart, M.D.
- Mayor of Flint: Guy W. Selby
Federal office holders
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Julius C. Burrows (Republican)
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: William Alden Smith (Republican)
- House District 1: Edwin Denby (Republican)
- House District 2: Charles E. Townsend (Republican)
- House District 3: Washington Gardner (Republican)
- House District 4: Edward L. Hamilton (Republican)
- House District 5: Gerrit J. Diekema (Republican)
- House District 6: Samuel William Smith (Republican)
- House District 7: Henry McMorran (Republican)
- House District 8: Joseph W. Fordney (Republican)
- House District 9: James C. McLaughlin (Republican)
- House District 10: George A. Loud (Republican)
- House District 11: Francis H. Dodds (Republican)
- House District 12: H. Olin Young (Republican)
In the 1910 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 2,810,173, ranking as the ninth most populous state in the country. By 1920, Michigan's population had increased by 30.5% to 3,668,412.
The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 10,000 based on 1910 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1900 and 1920 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases. In recent decades, all of the state's most populous cities lie in the southern half of the lower peninsula. In 1910, owing largely to an economy based on extraction of natural resources, eight of the state's most populous cities were located north of 44° latitude; in the chart below, these cities are shaded in aqua.
|City||County||1900 Pop.||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||Change 1910-20|
|11||Port Huron||St. Clair||19,158||18,863||25,944||37.5%|
|17||Sault Ste. Marie||Chippewa||10,538||12,615||12,096||−4.1%|
|19||Traverse City||Grand Traverse||9,407||12,115||10,925||−9.8%|
Boom cities of the 1910s
The 1910s saw an explosion of growth in the population of small cities near Detroit. Highland Park and Hamtramck were the most extreme cases, each experiencing population increases in excess of 1,000% during the 1910s.
|City||County||1900 Pop.||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||Change 1920-30|
The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 50,000 based on 1910 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1900 and 1920 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.
|County||Largest city||1900 Pop.||1910 Pop.||1920 Pop.||Change 1910-20|
|12||St. Clair||Port Huron||55,228||52,341||58,009||10.8%|
- 1910 Detroit Tigers season – After winning three consecutive American League pennants from 1907 to 1909, the Tigers finished third in the American League with a record of 86–68 under manager Hughie Jennings. Outfielder Ty Cobb won his fourth consecutive batting title with an average of .383 and also led the American League in runs scored with 106. George Mullin led the pitching staff with 21 wins, and Ed Willett led with a 2.37 earned run average.
- 1910 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Branch Rickey, the Wolverines compiled a 17–8 record. Clarence Enzenroth was the team captain.
- 1910 Michigan Wolverines football team – Under head coach Fielding H. Yost, Michigan compiled a 3–0–3 record and outscored opponents 29 to 9. Left guard and team captain Albert Benbrook was selected as a consensus first-team All-American for the second consecutive year.
- 1910 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team – Under head coach Chester Brewer, the Aggies compiled a 6–1 record and outscored their opponents 168 to 8.
- 1910 Central Michigan Normalites football team - Under head coach Harry Helmer, the Central Michigan football team compiled a 6–1–1 record, shut out five of eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 112 to 33.
- 1910 Western State Hilltoppers football team - Under head coach William H. Spaulding, the Hilltoppers compiled a 4–1–1 record and outscored their opponents, 75 to 20.
- 1910 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team – Under head coach Curry Hicks, the Normalites compiled a record of 0–5–1.
- 1910 Detroit College football team – Under head coach George A. Kelly, the team compiled a 3–2 record, but was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 67 to 28.
Chronology of events
- January 1 - Seth Lover, designer of amplifiers who the humbucker or hum-cancelling electric stringed instrument pickup, in Kalamazoo
- January 26 - William C. Lawe, United States Navy sailor who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart for his role in the Battle of Midway during World War II, in Carson City, Michigan
- February 12 - Jay Leyda, avant-garde filmmaker and film historian, noted for his work on U.S., Soviet, and Chinese cinema, in Detroit
- February 27 - Kelly Johnson, aeronautical and systems engineer who was a team leader of the Lockheed Skunk Works whose contributions included the Lockheed U-2,SR-71 Blackbird, the first production aircraft to exceed Mach 3, and the first fighter capable of Mach 2, in Ishpeming, Michigan
- March 12 - Roger L. Stevens, theatrical producer and founding Chairman of both the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (1961) and National Endowment for the Arts (1965), in Detroit
- April 3 - James Enright, basketball referee who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in Sodus, Michigan
- April 3 - Curtis Williams Sabrosky, entomologist specializing in chloropidae, in Sturgis, Michigan
- April 5 - Watson Spoelstra, sportswriter for The Detroit News and president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, in Grand Rapids
- April 28 - Everett Barksdale, jazz guitarist and session musician, in Detroit
- May 14 - Willard J. Smith, thirteenth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970, in Suttons Bay, Michigan
- May 30 - Alvin Andreas Herborg Nielsen, physicist known for his work in molecular spectroscopy, in Menominee, Michigan
- May 30 - Frank S. Besson, Jr., general in U.S. Army and head of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, in Detroit
- June 28 - John D. Kraus, physicist known for his contributions to electromagnetics, radio astronomy, and antenna theory, in Ann Arbor
- July 14 - Virginia Harriett Kline, geologist, stratigrapher, and librarian, in Coleman, Michigan
- November 22 - Mary Jackson, actress (The Waltons, Days of Our Lives) in Milford, Michigan
- December 7 - Clem Sohn, airshow dare-devil who perfected a way of gliding through the air with a home-made wingsuit, in Fowler, Michigan
- December 17 - Sy Oliver, African-American jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader, in Battle Creek
- March 10 - Ebenezer O. Grosvenor, former Lieutenant Governor and State Treasurer, in Jonesville, Michigan
- July 23 - Henry H. Aplin, Congressman, in West Bay City
- Thirteenth Census of the United States: Population by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions. U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Bureau of the Census. pp. 231–248.
- Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 232–236.
- Fourteenth Census of the United States Volume I Population 1920. United States Department of Commerce Bureauof the Census. 1921. pp. 458–468.
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