Mr. Ara Edward Motley as a local resident since 1900 and associated with the former Worden Grocer Company, after having operated show and clothing stores. Mr.Motley was born in Grand Rapids, Ohio. As a small child his family moved to Allegan, later in Hart and Kalamazoo before coming to Grand Rapids. His wife, who he married in 1887, was the former Aletha E. Solcum. He died November 26, 1947. Sources: MKG 92 Scr. 16 v. 17 p. 15; MKG 92 Scr. 16 v. 3 p. 216.
Geographic coordinates are 42.961536°N, 85.654345°WLatitude: 42°57′41.53″N