The following obituaries were copied from newspaper clippings
a family Bible owned by William Day, Willis, Wayne Co.,
Mrs. Mary Thorn was born in England, in Hartfordshire,
June 23,1839 (1829?) and died June 28,1916 at the age 87 yrs 5 mo. Her maiden
name was Miss Kipp1ng. She was married
47yrs. ago Mr. &
The funeral was held at the
The death of Mrs. Rose Thorn Clark, wife of Casper
J. Clark, occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. &
Mrs. Thos. Thorn, near
She died at the early age of 22 yr. & had she lived one day more would have passed away on her 3rd wedding anniversary.
She was married to Casper Clark,
About 4 weeks ago they went to
Her one wish was that she might be spared for her little child.
She was of cheery disposition and had a kind word for everyone.
Her happy way and sunny face being taken from us will be greatly missed by us all.
She is survived by her husband,
one child, father, mother, 2 brothers
The funeral was held on Monday at her father’s home and at the Child’s Church and she was laid to rest in the Child’s Cemetery.
The friends that came from out of town were Miss Hattie Day of Massilon, Ohio, Mrs. Rose Morlan of Sturgis, Miss Clara Clark of Adrian, Mr. & Mrs. Ervin Clark and Mrs. Mamie White of Highland.
Lena Thorn Day was born the daughter of
There were 8 children born to this union, seven of whom are living. One son Mort, died in 1910. Surviving are 4 sons, Gilbert, Plymouth; George, Paint Creek; Lee & Azra, Eaton Mills; and 3 daughters Mrs. Hattie Swihart, Ypsilanti; Mrs. Ethel Steininger, Detroit; and Maude, at home. Also surviving are a brother, James Thorn, Paint Creek, and a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Clark, Hally, as well as 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mort Day, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Day, passed away at his father’s home, East of Willis, Sat. evening, July 8, 1911. He has been sick about 4 yr & has been confined to the house a part of the time. He was a quiet boy well-liked by all who knew him. He was about 30 yr old. He leaves a father, mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Interment was in Udell Cemetery.
The entire community was shocked Friday morning to hear that Howard Thorn, the 18 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Thorn, has passed away. He was overcome by heat Sat., July 15 (or11th), typhoid pneumonia developed, and a stroke of paralysis was the immediate cause of his death. He was a member of the Friend’s Church, treasurer in the Sunday School and an active member of the Christian Endeavor Society, and will be greatly missed in all the various lines of church work.
The funeral was held Monday a.m. at the Friends Church 10:30 o’clock. Rev. Howard Moore conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Elbert Portis.
Died: At the residence of his son, Walter Thorn, near Saline, James Thorn aged 70 years.
Mr. Thorn had been a sufferer with heart trouble for the past 6 years, which terminated in his death last Friday. He came from England 27 years ago last fall. The greater part of this time, he has lived at this place, but about a year ago he went to live with his son, where he died. The funeral services were held from the Willis M.E. Church last Monday afternoon. The remains were laid away in the Udell Cemetery. He leaves 5 sons and 2 daughters to mourn the loss of a father. Mr. Thorn was a modest citizen and a good neighbor. Died April 8, 1897.
Miss Dora Thorn of Willis, aged 19 years, who was clerking for Bert Ollett, died Monday at the home of her parents from typhoid fever. Died Sep. 7, 1911.