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Byron Dayton Malcom spent his early years close to home and family in Concord, Michigan.  He farmed on land just west of Concord and was active in community affairs.  He was elected Village Treasurer in 1896 and 1997.  He was elected to the Village Council in 1899 and a member of the local Masonic Lodge from 1894 until 1934.
He and Carrie had one son, George Arthur Malcom, on whom they seemed to dote, making sure he had all the advantages of what was considered to be a superior education in those days.  Maybe they recognized his extraordinary abilities. Apparently thinking that a diploma from Concord High School was not good enough for their son, they move to Ann Arbor, Michigan.  In 1899 where they were roomers in a boarding house while George, their son, finished his last year of high school. It was probably during this time that Byron and Carrie separate and Byron returns to Concord to farm until his father, Samuel dies in 1900.  Carrie remained in Ann Arbor while George attended college and received his degree from the University of Michigan in 1904.   George, attended George Washington University in Washington, DC for a short time but returned to Ann Arbor to obtain his law degree in 1906.

We do not know exactly what year Byron and Carrie divorce. Byron sells his farm land in 1901 and tries his hand at selling McCormick farm machinery.  After that he moves around and lives at times in Pontiac and Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Little is known of his life for the next 30 years but in 1937 he was found living in Toledo, Ohio.  He came home to visit in Concord frequently.  He died at the Masonic Home in Alma, Michigan, but is buried in the Malcom family plot at Maple Grove Cemetery in Concord.


His wife, Carrie, eventually moves to California.  She died on June 4, 1947 and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA.   At the right is a photo of Byron, Carrie and George taken in 1886.   

 This photocopy is courtesy of Donna Meszaros and most of the information found on this page is the result of research done by Donna and Laura Lee Malcom Beyer and the information sent to them from George's wife, Lucille Margaret Wolf Malcom
 Below is a photo of him (marked with a yellow
X) congregated with group of men in a tavern.  Byron was known to the locals as "Barney". He looks to be quite a dandy and fashionably updated in his attire.  I don't know if his hair is blond or if it is prematurely grey.    I found this photo in an old local history book at the town library in Concord.  

Look here for more information about their son,  

Justice George A. Malcom