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WEATHERWAY, JOHN T.:  (Quincy Herald, Quincy, Branch County, Michigan Aug 10, 1900 page 8 column 2)  John T Weatherwax, son of TW Weatherwax, was born in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, NY, April 24, 1806 and passed from this life Aug 25, 1900, at the age of 94 years 4 months and 1 day.  In 1823 he married Sally Michael. In the fall of 1838 he came to Michigan and located on the land which he owned in Butler township at the time of hes death. In the spring of 1839 he built a house and brought his family here there being at that time only one other white family in Butler township. To him and his wife there were born five children, Mary M Sara C. Pheby C, John GS and Satira A. His wife died in 1888, and three of his chilren have preceded him to the spirit world, while Mary M, Smith and Sarah C Simmons, of Quincy with two brothers and a sister remain to mourn his loss. Mr Weatherwax was the oldest of a family of 13 children and has outlived all but three. He lacked but five years and eight months of being 100 years old. He had been confined to his bed six weeks. It was not the dread hand of disease that took him from us, but Father time, after following him for 94 years has at last smitten him. The candle of life has burned out. Although his heart through weariness has ceased to beat, yet his soul lives on in eternity. The funeral services were held at the home of his daughter at Pleasant Ridge, conducted by Rev J T Johnson, assisted by Rev F M Taylor and ther remains interred to Lakeview Cemetery.  (posted May 2002 by: Shirley Pratt:
WHITMAN, AMANDA:  (The Burr Oak Acorn, Thursday, October 11, 1888, Page 4 Column 1 & 2)   Was born at Port Gibson, New York, October 7, 1808 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Hopkins, two and one half miles east of this place, October 2, 1888, hence her age was four score less five days. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H.W. Thompson from the house, October 5, and the remains were interred in what is known as the Adams burying ground.  The deceased was married at Williamson, Wayne County, New York, September 17, 1828 to John S. Whitman. They resided in the above named place until 1853, then moved to Branch County, where she has since resided and as a consequence, was one of the old pioneers of this section.  She was left a widow at the age of 26 years, with four children, three sons and one daughter, two of whom still survive her, Reverend B.H. Whitman and Mrs. Amos Hopkins, the former now residing at Norwood, Charlevoix County, Michigan, and the latter, two and one-half miles east of this place.  Five years ago Mrs. Whitman me with a sad misfortune, the breaking of one of her limbs and owing to her old age never fully recovered from the shock to her nervous system, though the painful fracture had entirely healed. Two years later, in the month of July, she was the victim of a still more shocking calamity; that of losing her eyesight entirely, but bore up under her sad misfortune with a determination characteristic only of old pioneers, who had learned to be patient through every trial.  She enjoyed a visit from her son, Rev. B.H. Whitman, some three weeks since, and seemed to be in much better health and spirits than usual.  On Tuesday, however, the cold hand of death was stretched forth and she was called away to the land where no sorrow and pain is known. She arose in the morning in apparently as good health as usual, partook of breakfast with the rest of the family. At about 11 o’clock she was sitting in her arm chair. Her head suddenly dropped and she expired instantly without apparent pain.  Mrs. Hopkins was the only child that followed her to her last resting place; Rev. Whitman being ill and unable to be present in consequence.
WHITMAN, ANNA LEOLIA (Himebaugh):  (The Burr Oak Acorn, Thursday, April 4, 1895, Page 1 Column 3)  Anna Leolia Himebaugh was born in Chip’s Flat, California, February 2, 1863, and died in Omaha, Nebraska, March 30, 1895, aged 32, 1 month and 28 days.  At the age of 8 years she moved with her parents to Bronson Township, and in May, 1882, was married to William Whitman.  They removed to Fremont, Nebraska in March, 1889, where he died March 8, 1892. Most of the time after that date she resided in Omaha.  The deceased was the eldest daughter of Enos and Annie Himebaugh. Being the oldest of a family of eight children, very many of the cares and responsibilities of the family rested upon her, as her mother was an invalid for many years.  With father there are left two brothers and one sister; and a large circle of relatives and friends who well knew her many excellent qualities sympathize with them in their great bereavement.
The remains of the deceased reached this place Sunday evening in charge of her brother Clinton- who had gone to Omaha a week before in response to notice of her serious illness- and were immediately taken to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Himebaugh, on Third Street. Monday afternoon the funeral service was held at the Adams district schoolhouse, east of the village, Reverends Fulford and Melvin officiating, and was very largely attended. The burial took place in the cemetery west of the schoolhouse.
WOODWARD, TYLER W. (Geauga Republican, Chardon, OH Wednesday, 30 Aug 1905, p. 5)  Tyler W. WOODARD an aged resident of Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan, who came here [Chardon, OH] to attend the Centennial celebration, died at the Park Hotel [Chardon, OH] last Friday at midnight, aged over 86 years. He was sick but a week. Mr. Woodard resided in Chardon 50 years ago. He lived in Austin, Mower Co, Minn. for 25 years and was justice of the peace there for 20 years. For the last six years he had resided in Michigan. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Mrs. M. E. BRACKETT of NY City, NY and a son, Kinney WOODARD, Fairmount, Minn, who attended the funeral. The funeral was held on Sunday, Aug 27, 1905 at the Park Hotel, Conducted by Rev. T. D. Phillips. A quartet composed of E.D. KING, H.J. THRASHER, Mrs. H.F. MILLER and Mrs. F.K. HENDERSHOT, sang several appropriate numbers. The pall-bearers were Chauncey KING, W.T. REXFORD, A.P. PHINNEY, A.M. BASQUIN. The remains were placed in the vault in the Village Cemetery [Chardon, Geauga Co, OH], where burial will be made in the family plot."