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Calhoun County Almshouse Death Records

 

     A ledger of the inhabitants of the Calhoun County Almshouse, familiarly known as the Poor House or Poor Farm, came to light when the Brooks Appliance Company building in Marshall was cleared out on the third floor.  The book was found in a box of mixed items.  It was given to Richard D. Carver for his historical collection and he has shared it with the Calhoun County Genealogical Society.  The late Ann Heisler began the work of transcribing and entering the records of the annual list of residents into a computer database and Sandy Redmond is currently completing the task.  For a quick study of those persons who died at the Home between the years of 1850 and 1870 this list has been compiled by Verla Potts.  The township responsible for placing the person in the home has been included as a means of locating a burial site since there is no record of whatever burials were done at the home site’s cemetery.

 

SURNAME GIVEN NAME AGE DEATH DATE   TWP FROM
ALDRICH Mrs. Simon 30 Feb 16, 1856   Battle Creek & M
ATWOOD   61 Mar 5, 1852   Clarendon
BAKER George 10mo Aug 12, 1860   Lee
BEAN Nancy 49 Jan 31, 1855   Fredonia
BECK Elizabeth 41 Feb 16, 1870   Marshall City
BOARDMAN David H. (Col'd) 65 Nov 15, 1862   Marshall City
BULL Jacob 72 Aug 26, 1863   Bedford
BUST Willson 2mo May 19, 1864   LeRoy
CASH Mariah   Aug 25, 1852   Burlington
CHAPIN S. 23 Mar 26, 1859   Marshall City
CHAVER John 58 Mar 9, 1862   Battle Creek City
CLINT Edward 63 Jan 30, 1864   Marshall City
CULVER Mary J. 8 Dec 26, 1868   Transient
DELANO Charles Franklin 1mo Mar 15, 1865   Marshall City
DOTY Isaac 21 May 26, 1857   Albion
DOTY Alnasa 64 Nov 8, 1868   Emmett
FARRELL Michael 32 Dec 7, 1864   Marshall City
FLANIGAN Minnie 5mo Sept 8, 1867   Albion
FOSTER George 49 April 20, 1852   Emmett
FRENCH Rhoda Ann 59 April 2, 1862   Burlington
GATES Timothy 79 Dec 11, 1865   Albion
GIVINS Mary (Col'd) 65-75 Mar 5, 1860   Tekonsha
HAIGHT Isaac 67 July 27, 1864   Albion
HALL E. H. 22 Jan 27, 1859   Emmett
HAUGH Thomas   Jan 14, 1859   Marshall
HERRIC Eliza 71 Mar 17, 1869   Burlington
HOGLE Stephen   Aug 13, 1868   Marshall City
HURTY David   May 5, 1866   Transient
JINGHAM J. 65-70 Dec 9, 1861   Burlington
JOHNSON Caroline (Col'd) 36 June 25, 1866   Battle Creek City
KANE Emily 26 July 10, 1866   Emmett
LAMB Abner 56 Mar 12, 1863   Fredonia
LEONARD Phebe 28 May 24, 1865   Lee
MALTMAN Annis 14 Oct 1868   Marshall City
MASTERS William 4 July 23, 1860   Marshall
McKENSEY James 37 Aug 30, 1868    Albion
McNAUGHT Frank 41 June 8, 1870   Marshall City
MEAD Henry R. 29 May 29, 1868   Battle Creek
MORSE Planter (Col'd)   July 31, 1853   Marshall
MOSIER Olive 71 Sept 22, 1861   Clarence
NICHOLS Nancy 54 June 26, 1866   Marshall City
NICHOLS George 22 Aug 27, 1870   Convis
NIGGINS Lawrence 91 Jan 25, 1853   Tekonsha
NOT KNOWN Hannah 39 Oct 30, 1859   Pennfield
OWEN James 75 Aug 31, 1862   Marshall City
PAQUA Charles W 3mo Sept 11, 1867   Battle Creek City
POINTER Louisa Jane 23 May 6, 1868   Clarence
PROBASCO Peter 69 Oct 26, 1865   Eckford
RYMAY Jacob 63 Dec 5, 1867   Marshall City
SHANER/SHAVER Catherine 40 Sept 19, 1860   Emmett
SIMPSON John 82 July 16, 1860   Battle Creek
SQUIRES Norman 39 May 13, 1861   Convis
STANHART William 57 June 10, 1853   Clarendon
STANLEY Lucy Ann 17 Aug 8, 1853   Battle Creek
STANNARD Albert 58 Mar 21, 1866   Newton
STANNARD Mrs. 67 Aug 12, 1867   Marshall City
TEN EYCKE John 24 Feb 21, 1854   Marshall
TOWNSEND John 60 Sept 29, 1861   Battle Creek City
TURREL Jerusha 69 Sept 27, 1862   Marshall City
TYES James 45 June 10, 1852   Transient
VAN SLYKE James (Col'd) 30 May 21, 1866   Battle Creek City
VROMAN Carrie 15 April 6, 1870   Clarence
WALKER Lucinda J. 4 Aug 13, 1870   Clarendon
WALZ Anna Barbara 18 Dec 2, 1854   MarshallTransient
WARRING John 42 Jan 5, 1864   Marshall
WEST Nancy Jane 50 April 12, 1870   Marshall City
WHALAN Maurice 63 May 25, 1865   LeRoy
WILSON Lucina 60 Jan 21, 1859   Burlington
WYKOFF Mary 58 April 18, 1863   Marshall City