The Detroit city directory and advertising gazetteer of Michigan for 1855-56, By James Dale Johnston:
The name Vernor was chosen because it's the 150th anniversary of the soft drink, Vernor's Ginger Ale:
See the Vernor connection to the Richmond family here.
Mary Vernor married Benjamin Barton Richmond, son of Horace & Eliza (Waldron) Richmond. Her brother, James Vernor, was the druggist who invented Vernor’s Ginger Ale.