Albert Wolfram, 87,
died Thursday evening at his farm home near Pigeon following an
illness of three months.
Born December 24,
1868, in Germany, he came to Huron county in 1890. He and Matilda
Jaster were married at Sebewaing in 1895. She died in 1945.
Surviving are three
daughters, Mrs. Mary Vollmer, of Owendale, Mrs. Clara Bernard, of
Detroit, and Mrs. Martha Eisengruber, of Unionville; four sons,
Frank, of Detroit, and Martin, Albert, Jr. and Joseph, all of
Pigeon; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held Monday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Francis Borgia church. The
Rev. Bernard Kirchman officiated, and burial was in the church
cemetery. Rosary devotions were held Sunday evening at 8 o'clock at
the family residence.
Mrs. Albert Wolfram, 73, died at
her home four and a half mile south of Pigeon at 8:30 Monday evening,
following an illness of 6 months.
Mitilda Gertrude Jaster was born in
West Prussia, Germany, on June 24, 1871 [should be 1870]. When 18
years of age, she came to this country and for six years lived in Bay
City. On Nov. 17, 1897 she was united in marriage to Albert
Wolfram. Immediately after their marriage they settled on the farm
where she lived the balance of her life.
Besides a husband she leaves three
daughters, Mrs. David Vollmer, of Pigeon, Clara of Detroit, and Martha
of Unionville; four sons, Martin and Frank of Detroit, and Albert, Jr.
and Joseph at home; one brother, John Jaster of Bay Port and one sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth Krauss of Bay City; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral services will be
conducted by Rev. Fr. Hafner in St. Francis Catholic church this morning
(Friday) at 10:00 a.m. Burial willl be in the church cemetery.
Begalka, 96, died at his home four and one-half miles west of Pigeon
at 2 o’clock in the morning Wednesday. He had been ailing for a year. Mr. Begalka was born in
West Prussia on Jun 30, 1846. Fifty-seven years ago he came to this county
and settled in Fair Haven township. Fifty years ago he moved onto the farm
where he spent the balance of his life. On January 8, 1871 he was united
in marriage in Germany with Elizabeth Jaster who preceded him in death
sixteen years ago.He is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Mary Buerker of Pigeon and Martha at home; two sons,
Martin and Albert at home; four grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.The funeral services will
be held in St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church at 9:30 today (Friday).
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Albert John Begalka, age
86, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 29, at the Scheurer Hospital,
Pigeon.He was born June 23,
1879, in Germany and came to Huron county at the age of six with his
parents, the late John and Elizabeth Begalka. Mr. Begalka was a member
of the St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Pigeon. He is survived by two
sisters, Miss Martha Begalka and Mrs. Mary Buerker, both of Pigeon, one
brother, Martin, of Pigeon, and four nephews. Funeral services were
held Friday, July 2, at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Borgia Catholic
Church, Pigeon. The Rev. Fr. Glenn Wm. Cronkite officiated and burial was
in the church cemetery.
Roy Buerker, age 53,
passed away Tuesday, June 4, at the Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon.
He was born June 19,
1914, in Tuscola County. He was with the Huron County Sheriff’s
Department from 1948 to 1958 and for the past 10 years he was with the
State of Michigan License Bureau. He is a veteran of World War II, a
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the St. Francis
Borgia Catholic Church at Pigeon.
He is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Mary Buerker of Pigeon and three brothers, Arthur of
Sebewaing, Gilbert and Alvin, both of Pigeon.
Funeral services will be
held Thursday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Francis Borgia Catholic
Church. The Rev. Fr. Glenn Wm. Cronkite will officiate. Burial will be in
the church cemetery with gravesite military rites by Tip of the Thumb VFW
A. BEGALKA 1874 -
Progress-Advance, Thursday, July 19, 1973
A. Begalka, 98, of Pigeon passed away Tuesday, July 10 at Scheurer
He was born December 7,
1874 in Germany. He came to Sebewaing from Germany at the age of nine. He
moved near Kilmanagh and lived there three years. Then moved near Bay Port
and lived on the John Begalka Homestead until 1964, when he moved to
Pigeon and lived with his sister, Martha.
Mr. Begalka is survived
by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Buerker, and Miss Martha Begalka, both of
Funeral services were
held Thursday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Borgia Catholic
Church, Pigeon. The Rev. Fr. Glenn Wm. Cronkite officiated with burial in
the church cemetery.
He was born July 22, 1907
in Bay Port, son of Ignatius (Ned) and Mary (Begalka) Buerker.
He was a member of St.
Francis Borgia Catholic Church and its men’s club. He was a member of K
of C Council 1545, Bad Axe [a town near to Pigeon], and the Pigeon
Senior Citizens. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the
Navy as a Sea Bee, and was a member of Tip of the Thumb VFW Post
Mr. Buerker is survived
by his mother, Mary Buerker, Pigeon; one brother and sister-in-law, Arthur
& Katherine Buerker of Grand Rapids; an aunt, Miss Martha Begalka,
Pigeon; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Buerker of Bay City, and several nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ned, and two
brothers, Gilbert and Roy.
Funeral Mass was
conducted Tuesday, March 16 at 11 a.m. from the Shetler-Bussema Funeral
Home, Pigeon. Rev. Fr. Michael Wolf officiated, with burial in the Church
Vera Rettray The Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.
Sunday, December 17, 2000
Transcribed by Scott Mills, Jan. 14, 2003
Vera May Rettray, 88, of Troy passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born May 26, 1912, in Bad Axe. She lived in Birmingham for 47 years. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham and a member of the Mature Minglers. She is survived by her daughters, Gayle Wolf and her husband, Wallace, Karen Davlin and her husband, Ronald, Linda Sallan and her husband, Robert, and Dr. and Mrs. John and Marian Cotant; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace; and a son, Robert Rettray. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Wm. R. Hamilton Co., Bell Chapel, 820 E. Maple, Birmingham. The Rev. Dr. Steven E. Schafer will officiate. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association of Michigan, Angela Hospice or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Newspaper and date unknown. Have photocopy of obit. That I received from Evergreen Cemetery, November 12, 2002.
Transcribed November 18, 2002 by Scott Mills.
Long, Irene L. – Of Burton, age 81, died Friday, March 10, 1989 at McLaren General Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 P Monday, March 13, 1989 at the Hills Funeral Home, Grand Blanc, Pastor Ray Phelps officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Suggested visiting hours are 2-4 and 7-9 PM Sunday. Mrs. Long was born in Pine Run, Michigan, May 21, 1907. She was a member of the Grand Blanc Senior Citizens and Macabees. She worked at several dry cleaners. Surviving are: daughter, Phyllis and husband Howard Graves of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandson, Stephen Graves; 2 sisters Arlene DeLong of Mt. Morris, Dona Coon of Grand Blanc; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her husband, William Long in 1969 and daughter, Joyce Hall.
Katie J., age 84, of West Branch, formerly of Utica, dear mother of Stewart, Mrs. Paul Stach, Grant, Richard and Donald, 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; sister of Mary Wangler and Annie Shuart. Services 11 a.m. Tueaday at Diener Funeral Home, 48271 Van Dyke, Utica. Interment Colfax Cemetery, Bad Axe.
Muriel P. Shuart Huron County Times, Forty-Third year, #44, Friday, November 1, 1918
Muriel P. Shuart died Thursday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shuart in Colfax, of grip pneumonia. She was 28 years old and for several months has been a saleslady in the Conaton Hat & Art shop. She was ill about a week. She leaves besides her parents five brothers and two sisters – Henry and James of Colfax; Chas. Of Spokane; George of Midland; Joseph in the army service; Mrs. William Johnson, of Filion; Mr. Mrs. Henry Kisner, of Iowa; Mrs. Geo. Keeley, of Dallas, Texas. Interment will be in Elkton Cemetery.
Kenneth G. Shuart Newspaper and date unknown. Transcribed from a clipping received from Arzell (Shuart) Mills.
News has been received of the death of Kenneth Gerald Shuart, 21, Pontiac, formerly of Bad Axe.
Shuart, who had heart trouble as a child, was stricken by a heart attack while driving with his mother and grandmother on their way to Florida.
Kenneth was a graduate of Bad Axe high school and the Detroit Business Institute. He was formerly a Daily Tribune carrier when the family resided in Bad Axe and was employed with the Oakland county office at the time of his death.
He was born in Detroit and came to Bad Axe as a child with his parents. The family moved to Pontiac last year.
Survivors are his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Gerald Shuart, Pontiac; two brothers, Thomas and William; and one sister, Peggy, all of Pontiac; paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. James Shuart, Bad Axe; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jeanette Reinke, Pontiac.
Remains are in the Huntoon funeral home in Pontiac, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in White Chapel at Pontiac.
Kenneth Edwin Shuart The Huron County Tribune, Thursday, September 21, 1944, page 2, column 1
Transcribed by Scott Mills, 2001.
Kenneth Edwin Shuart, 36, prominent farmer living eight miles south of Bad Axe, died at his home Tuesday of typhoid fever after an illness of four weeks.
He was born in Kinde on November 6, 1908 and in 1937 he married Katherine McKinnon at Grosse Pointe.
Surviving besides his wife are his father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. James Shuart, Ubly; three sisters, Mrs. Glenn McIntyre, and Mrs. Richard Mills, both of Detroit, and Mrs. Gordon McAllister, St. Clair; three brothers, Richard and Graydon, both of Ubly, and Tech. Sgt. Gerald Shuart, Camp Chaffee, Arkansas.
The body is now at the residence. Funeral services will be held from the MacAlpine Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. James Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery.
Two Kalamazoo young women friends, who by comparing letters decided their husbands must be serving together, have become war widows as a result of the battle for Siapan Island. The young men entered service the same day, had basic training together, and went overseas at the same time.
Mrs. Barbara Shuart, 1137 Douglas Avenue, learned this week her husband, Pvt. Vernon Shuart, 22, had been killed in action July 8 on Siapan. Her message closely followed one received by Mrs. Virginia Carter Cowgill, 801 Hawley Street, who was told Pfc. Duray E. Cowgill was killed June 30 on the same island.
Pvt. Shuart was inducted in the army Feb. 23, 1943, and never received a furlough, going overseas the next May 8, after basic training at Camp Wolters, Tex. He shipped to Hawaii in an army engineer combat battalion, but after being hospitalized eight weeks in Honolulu for an injury, was transferred to the infantry.
The last letter received by his wife, the former Barbara Ballett, was dated May 31. The couple was married Aug. 22, 1942, and they have a daughter, Judith Ann, whom Pvt. Shuart had never seen, Mrs. Shuart works at the Fuller Manufacturing Company.
Born Jan. 27, 1822  in Kalkaska, Pvt. Shuart attended Crawford County schools and Roscommon high school. He was employed by the Checker Cam Manufacturing Corporation where Pfc. Cowgill also worked before entering service.
Surviving besides his wife and daughter are his father, George Shuart, 920 North Church Street, his mother Ervin Burmiester, 1624 Lake Street; three sisters, Ruth, Betty, and Barbara, and a half-brother, Charles Wesley Shuart, Whitmore, Mich., his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kinney, Republic, Mich.
The above article contains a photograph of Pvt. Vernon Shuart.
Newspaper and date unknown.
Transcribed by Scott Mills from a newspaper clipping received from Vineta Rose “Ruth” (Shuart) Fritzler, June 2003.
George Shuart The Crawford County Avalanche, March 5, 1959.
Transcribed by Scott Mills from a newspaper clipping received from Vineta Rose “Ruth”
(Shuart) Fritzler, June 2003
Services Held For George Shuart
Funeral services for George Wesley Shuart, 77, were held on Sunday, March 1, at the Sorenson Funeral Home, with the Rev. R.C. Puffer officiating. Special music was furnished by Mrs. Arthur Feldhauser. Interment was in the family lot in Elkton Cemetery at Elkton, Michigan, on Monday at 1:30 in the afternoon, with relatives as pallbearers.
Mr. Shuart was born June 29, 1881, to Joseph and Avaline Shuart in Huron County, Ontario, Canada. He moved to Huron County, Michigan, as a child, and remained there until about thirty-eight years ago when he came to Crawford County. With the exception of some time spent with children in Flint, Tawas City and Richland, he remained in this community, making his home the past three years with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Confer. Mr. Shuart retired from his trade as painter and decorator about ten years ago.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Betty Konoski of Flint, Mrs. Ruth Smith or Richland, and Mrs. Ulalia Campbell of Port Huron, one son Charles W. of Tawas City, two brothers, James of Ubly and Joseph of Gladwin, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Keely of Washington, D.C., fifteen grandchildren as well as numerous nephews and nieces. One son Vernon L. was killed in WWII.
Note: “The usual errors exist. He lived in our cabin down the road from Bert Confer part of the time and part of the time with us. He was at Bert Confer’s when he died.” As stated per Vineta Rose “Ruth” (Shuart) Fritzler, June 2003.
Shuart Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi., Wed., Oct. 31, 2001
Transcribed by Scott Mills, Jan. 14, 2003
June Shuart, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and a longtime resident of Bad Axe, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001. She is survived by three children, Peggy Swank and her husband, Bill, Thomas Shuart and his wife, Charlene, and William Shuart and his wife, Fredda; and two grandchildren, Michelle Comstock and her husband, Chris, and Kenneth Shuart and his wife, Amberly. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida at Sarasota, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
James Philip Shuart, 36, of Bingham Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996 at his farm, from injuries sustained in a farm accident.
He was born Aug. 20, 1959 in Bad Axe, the son of Clark and Venice (Gomoluch) Shuart.
He married Rhond L. (Tompkins) Tolbert on May 19, 1987 in Bad Axe.
Mr. Shuart was a Bingham Township farmer, and he and his wife had lived in Bingham Township near Ubly for the past five years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bad Axe, and a 1977 graduate of Bad Axe High School active in Future Farmers of America. He was employed at Thumb Tool and Engineering in Bad Axe for 10 years and enjoyed baseball, ice fishing and snowmobiling. He also continued his studies at Michigan State University.
Surviving are his wife, Rhonda; three daughters, Erica, Adrienne and Erin Tolbert, all at home.
Joseph Shuart The Huron County Tribune, January 3, 1908, Page 1, column 3
Transcribed by Scott Mills, 2001.
Joseph Shuart, a prominent farmer of Colfax township, died at his home December 24th, after a long illness. Deceased was born in Township of East Flamber, County of Winterworth, Ontario, on Sept. 11, 1845. He moved form there to Hay Township, Huron County, Ont., and then to Euphimia, Lampton County, coming to Huron County, Michigan in April 1892. There was a family of eleven children, two of which are dead.
Those present at the funeral which took place at the house on Friday morning where: Hiram, James, Charles, Joseph. Mrs. William Johnson, Murial, and two brothers from Elkton. The services were conducted by Rev. Hubbell, M.E. from Elkton, assisted by Rev. W.H. Mitchell of Kinde. Burial was made at Elkton.
Shuart, 82, Bad Axe, died
Thursday at the Hubbard hospital in Bad Axe Thursday after a brief
He was born in Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada,
March 7, 1883
and moved to Huron county with his parents at the age of nine. Mr.
Shuart farmed in the Bad Axe area until his retirement.
Miss Anna McGillivray and Mr. Shuart were married
November 16, 1904
in Bad Axe. Couple celebrated their sixty-first wedding
anniversary last month.
Survivors are his widow, two sons, Gerald, Pontiac, and
Richard, St. Clair Shores, three daughters, Mrs. Thelma McIntyre
of Warren, Mrs. Edwyna Beason, St. Clair Shores, and Mrs. Arzell
Mills, Southfield; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; one
brother, Joseph Shuart, Harrison, Michigan; and one sister Mrs.
Margaret Keeley of California.
Remains are at the McAlpine funeral home, in Bad Axe, where
services will be
Rev. Homer Bassett, United Missionary church, Bad Axe, will
officiate and burial will be in Colfax township cemetery, near Bad
March 4, 1922
Courtesy of Marion Shuart, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.
March 5, 2002
Shuart, 84 years old,
died Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William
2060 Mackinaw Street
. He was born in
June 8, 1838
and was married to Miss Clarissa Robbins in 1860, they lived in
until 1891 when they came to
And lived there until 1919 then coming to
. He was a member of the
. He is survived by his widow and seven children. Mrs. Geo. Gregor,
Elkton, Mrs. John Walker, and Mrs. Taylor, Saginaw, James and
Edward Shuart, Los Angeles, Calif., and Adolphus Shuart, Elkhart,
Ind., and Eldon Shuart, Detroit.
Shuart Saginaw Daily News, Thursday, Feb. 3, 1927
Courtesy of Marion Shuart, Bad Axe,
Huron Co., Mi.,
March 5, 2002
Clarrisa Shuart, 83,
widow of Haggai Shuart died Thursday at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Wm. Taylor,
2000 Mackinaw Street
. Clarrisa Robins was born
Sept. 5, 1843
in Flamboro Twp.,
and was married
Sept. 11, 1861
to Mr. Shuart. They lived in
until 1891 when they came to
And have lived there until 1918, when they moved to
. Mr. Shuart died
March 2, 1922
. She was a member of the first
. Surviving are 7 children, Mrs. Wm. Taylor, Mrs. John Walker,
Mrs. George Gregor, Elkton, Adolphus Shuart, Indiana, William J.,
and Edwin Shuart, Los Angeles, Calf., and Alden Shuart, Ferndale,
the funeral will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Taylor, 2000 Mackinaw St. Rev. C.C. Booker
will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood.
Joseph Shuart, Sr. died at the home of her son James, of Colfax
Oct. 10th 1932
, at the age of 85 years, four months and 23 days.
Avline Robins was born
May 18, 1847
March 3rd, 1868
she was united in marriage to Joseph Shuart, who proceeded her in
She came from
Ont. to Huron Co. 40 years ago.
Prior to her death she she lost her husband and three
daughters, Sarah, Ethel and Muriel.
She leaves to mourn her loss five sons and three daughters,
twenty-three grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
The daughters are, Mrs. Eulalia Johnson of Filion, Mrs.
Margaret Keeley of
, and Mrs. Millie Kisner of Manly,
The sons are Charles of Seattle, Washington, George of
Roscommon, Joseph of Gladwin, Hiram of Kinde and James of Bad Axe.
She had as pallbearers her eight grandsons, Graydon,
Kenneth, Gerald, Dwaine, Wesley, Cecil, Floyd and John Shuart.
CARD of THANKS
We wish to
thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness during the
illness and death of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Joseph
Shuart, Sr., also for the beautiful floral offerings, the singing
and Rev. Douglas for his comforting words.
J. Shuart Newspaper and date unknown. Transcribed from clipping received
from Arzell (Shuart) Mills.
Axe – Graydon J. Shuart, 56, proprietor of the Golden Rule
Dairy, died Friday night in HenryFordHospital, Detroit, after a long illness.
March 17, 1907
, Mr. Shuart lived the last 17 years in Bad Axe.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Naomi Shuart; four
daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ortega, Saginaw, and Mrs. Allene Walker,
Mrs. Jean Rochefort and Mrs. Janet Rotger, all of Bad Axe; two
sons, James and Clark Shuart, both of Bad Axe; 10 grandchildren,
his parents, Mr. And Mrs. James Shuart, Bad Axe; three sisters,
Mrs. Glenn McIntyre, Warren;Mrs.
Hiram Beason, St. Clair Shores, and Mrs. Arzell Mills, Southfield,
and two brothers, Richard Shuart, St. Clair Shores, and Gerald
Shuart, Bad Axe.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in MacAlpine
Funeral Home by Rev. Donald Thayer, pastor of Assembly of God
Burial was in ColfaxCemetery.
Local Merchant Dies On Friday
Graydon Shaurt, 56, Bad Axe business man, died Friday evening at Henry Ford Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Meade township March 17, 1907, and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was the owner of the Golden Rule Dairy in Bad Axe.
Shuart is survived by his widow, Mrs. Naomi Shuart, Bad Axe; his parents, Mr. And Mrs. James Shuart, Bad Axe; two sons James and Clark, Bad Axe; four daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ortega, Saginaw, Mrs. Allene Walker, Mrs. Jean Rochefort and Mrs. Janet Rotger, Bad Axe; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Richard, St. Clair Shores, and Gerald, Bad Axe; and three sisters, Mrs. Glen McIntyre, Warren, Mrs. Hiram Beason, St. Clair Shores, and Mrs. Arzell Mills, Southfield.
Remains are in MacAlpine funeral home, Bad Axe, where funeral services will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Donald Thayer, pastor of the Assembly of God church, Bad Axe, will officiate and burial will be in the Colfax cemetery.
Newspaper and date unknown. Transcribed from clipping received from Arzell (Shuart) Mills.
(Ace) Shuart The Huron Daily Tribune, Thurs., July 22, 1999, Vol. 124, No. 172, page 2a, column 1
Transcribed by Scott Mills, May 2003 from the microfilm file at the Bad Axe Public Library, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.
Jim (Ace) Shuart, 60, of Bad Axe died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at University Medical Center, Ann Arbor, after a long illness.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1938, in Bad Axe, son of Naomi (Ewald) Shuart and the late Graydon.
Jim Shuart and Janie Eppenbrock were married Aug. 22, 1964 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ruth.
He was an area truck driver for 25 years and an employee of Thumb Tool and Engineering. He was a former Bad Axe fireman and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany.
Surviving are his wife, Janie; three sons, Mike Shuart of Bad Axe, Chri Shuart of Dallas, Texas, and Brian Shuart of Bad Axe; one daughter, Tracy Twarozynski and her husband Jim of Grand Ledge; two grandchildren, Jack and Katie Twarozynski; his mother Naomi Shuart of Bad Axe; one brother, Clark Shuart and his wife, Veniece, of Filion; and four sisters, Allene Walker and her husband, Bill, of Bad Axe, Pat Ortega and her husband, Art, of Port Austin, Jean Rochefort and her husband, Jack, of Bad Axe, and Janet Rotger and her husband, Joe, of Sandusky.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the H.W. Weitenberner Funeral Home in Bad Axe. The Rev. Art Ortega and Fr. Don Eppenbrock will officiate. Burial will be in Colfax Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the discretionary use of the family.
Bruce Krohn Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001
Transcribed by Scott Mills, Jan. 14, 2003
Bruce Krohn, 70, lifelong Elkton-area farmer, died Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2001, while under hospice care. He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Oliver Township at the home of his parents, Louise (Ewald) Krohn and the late Roy Krohn. He was at the same house, now his home, when he died. In his senior year at Elkton High School in 1949, he received the Star Farmer Award in State FFA competition. From that point on, he knew that farming was the path to choose. He went on to Michigan State University to further his education in agriculture before returning to the family farm. On Nov. 1, 1958, he was united in marriage to Barbara J. McGeachy at the Elkton Evangelical United Brethren Church. They lived and farmed northeast of Elkton all their married life. He was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church, Aim High Farm Bureau Group and past president of the Huron County Corn Growers Association. Next to his wife and family, farming was truly the love of his life, retiring once but coming back to it a short time later. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; his son, Curtis Krohn and his wife, Cindy, of Bad Axe; his daughter, Carolyn Price and her husband, Mark, of Canton; his grandchildren, Chris and his wife, Julie, Casey, Caitlin, Amanda, Kyle and Natalie; his mother, Louise Krohn of Elkton; two brothers, Ronald Krohn and his wife, Donna, and Kenneth Krohn, both of Elkton; and his sister, Marge Hall and her husband, Richard, of Cass City. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at the Elkton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Rodney Sanderson-Smith, interim pastor, will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. today at Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to Elkton United Methodist Church, Bay Shore Camp, Huron Memorial Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Roland Henne The Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.
Friday, November 23, 2001
Transcribed by Scott Mills, Jan. 14, 2003
Roland G. Henne, 89, of Bay Port died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center Cooper in Saginaw following a five-year illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1912, in rural Bay Port, son of the late William Benjamin and Erma Christina (Beaver)
Henne. He was united in marriage to Ruth Regina Fahrner on Aug. 26, 1933, in
Kilmanagh. She preceded him in death on March 15, 1996. Roland was a 1934 graduate from Michigan State College in Lansing with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. For a period of time he was employed by General Motors and later Dow Chemical Co. During World War II, he was employed by the U.S. Army as a civilian engineer technician serving in Egypt and North Africa and had been based at the Suez Canal. He was employed at Active Industries in Elkton where he was plant manager for 30 years. He retired at age 75 in 1987 and continued working for another three years as a consultant. On May 15, 1990, he received an award from Active Industries for 40 years of continuous work. He was a member of Bay Port United Methodist Church and was the treasurer for 30 years. He served on the Bay Port Board of Education for many years and later was on the consolidation board in forming Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Schools. He was instrumental in selecting the Laker school colors of green and white and also the school song. He was an avid deer, pheasant and turkey hunter and loved hunting ducks on Saginaw Bay. He was also a naturalist by planting and pruning his fruit orchard as well as being active in reforestation. Surviving are one daughter, Karen Bromley and her husband, Joseph, of Grosse Pointe Shores; five grandchildren and spouses, Alicia Kubacki and her husband, Craig, of Bay City, Kevin Cubitt of Ann Arbor, Michelle Sarka and her husband, Shawn, of Elkton, Tami Hubbard of Lincoln, and Goeffrey Cubitt and his wife, Kate, of Evanston, Ill.; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leatha Chamberlain and her husband, Bill, of Saginaw, and Grace McGillivray and her husband, Floyd, of Clio; two brothers, Glen Henne and his wife, Audrey, of Bay Port, and Kenneth Henne of Frankenmuth; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one infant son; an infant brother, Gilbert
Henne; and four sisters, Helma McCaskey, Delores Lukasiak, Leatta Lupp and Lorraine Kohl. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home in
Sebewaing. The Rev. Alger Lewis will officiate with burial in the New Bay Port Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. this evening, 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and from noon until the time of services Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bay Port United Methodist Church, Stem Cell Research or the Methodist Seminary Scholarship Fund.
Shuart, Ann B. March 4. Wife of the late James: mother of Mrs. Edwyna Beason, Mrs. Richard (Arzell) Mills, Gerald and Richard Shuart: pre deceased by Thelma McIntyre, Graydon Shuart: sister of Mary Wangler: also leaves 22 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, seven great great-grandchildren. Funeral from Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 2459 Hall Rd. (three blocks east of Van Dyke), Utica, Tuesday 10 a.m.
Mrs. Thelma McIntyre, 60, died in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, after a long Illness.
She was born 0ct. 21, 1905 in Huron County and was the former Thelma Shuart.
Survivors are her husband: her mother, Mrs. James Shuart, one son, Glenn: one daughter, Marilee Oviatt: eight grandchildren: two brothers and two sisters.
Remains are in Ford Funeral Home, Detroit.
Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Johnson The Huron County Tribune, Friday, December 16, 1932,
section 1, page 6, column 3.
Transcribed by Scott Mills, May 2003 from the microfilm
file at the Bad Axe Public Library, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.
Mrs. Eulalia S. Johnson
Mrs. William S. Johnson died on Saturday, December 10, 1932, age 53 years, four months and 22 days.
Eulalia Louise Shuart was born on Parr Lane, Hay township, Huron county, Ont. Later she moved with her parents to Huron county, Michigan, Nov. 27, 1895. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, five brothers, Hiram of Kinde, George, West Branch, James of Bad Axe, Charles of Washington, Joseph of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Kelly and Mrs. Howard Kisner; also a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. Douglas at the Mennonite Church, Bad Axe, on Tuesday
afternoon. Burial was in the Riverside cemetery, Elkton. The pallbearers were her nephews.
Guisbert Newspaper and date unknown.
Received photocopy from Marion Shuart, August 18, 2002.
She received it from Eva Bowman.
Caro Graduate Killed Sunday in Caseville Mishap
Funeral services for Donald Guisbert, 19, former Caro resident, were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Guisbert, in Caseville, and at the Hayes Methodist Church in Caseville.
Young Guisbert was killed in an auto crash Sunday afternoon near Caseville in which two Pigeon youths were also badly injured.
He graduated from Caro high school in 1937 and he leaves a brother, Gerald, and two sisters, Shirley and Jane, in addition to his parents.
C. DeLong Newspaper and date unknown. Have photocopy of obit. That I received from Evergreen Cemetery, November 12, 2002.
Transcribed November 18, 2002 by Scott Mills.
DeLong, Charles C. – 10470 Bray Rd., age 60, died Tuesday, May 20, 1969, at McLaren General Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Miles Martin Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, Rev. Floyd Wehner officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Surviving are wife, Arlene DeLong; 3 daughters, Mrs. June Spencer of Clio, Mrs. Paul (Doris) Graham of Mt. Morris, and Miss Lorraine DeLong,; 2 sons, Loren and John DeLong, all at home; 2 granddaughters, Sharon and Cathy Spencer; 5 sisters, Irene, Mrs. Norene Wharry of Clio, Mrs. Orlah Brooks of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Emily Suchloff of Bancroft, and Mrs. Gene DeLong of Arizonia; 4 brothers, Walter of Clio, Clark, Grant and Martin all of Owosso; several nieces and nephews.
DeLong Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.
DeLong, Arlene – Of Gladwin, formerly of Clio, age 87, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at Mid Michigan Gladwin Pines. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2001 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m. until time of the service on Saturday.
(Swartz Funeral Home, 1255 W. Hill Rd., Flint, Mi. 235-2345 - 694-2345
C. Coon Newspaper and date unknown. Have photocopy of obit. That I received from Evergreen Cemetery, November 12, 2002.
Transcribed November 18, 2002 by Scott Mills.
Photograph of Harry with article.
Coon, Harry C. – Of Grand Blanc, age 76, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 11AM Saturday, July 14, 2001 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Scott Southerland officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Those desiring to make contributions to Genesys Hospice Care Center or the American Lung Association. Visitation 5-9PM Thursday and 10AM-2PM and 5-9PM Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Coon was born in Flint, Michigan on April 7, 1925. e married Donna MacGillivray on May 29, 1945 in Grand Blanc. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Coon owned and operated with his wife, Grand Blanc Dry Cleaners for 25 years. Surviving are wife, Donna L.; 4 sons, Robert and wife Nancy Coon, Pennsylvania, Thomas and wife Barbara Coon of Caro, Stephen and wife Kimberlee Coon of Linden, 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Coon of
Esick, Michigan and Charlotte Coon of Grand Blanc. He was preceded in death by parents William and Lillian; 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
L. Coon Newspaper and date unknown. Have photocopy of obit. That I received from Evergreen Cemetery, November 12, 2002.
Transcribed November 18, 2002 by Scott Mills.
Photograph of Donna with article.
Coon, Donna L., Of Grand Blanc, age 76, died Wednesday, January 20, 2002 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 2PM Saturday, February 2, 2002 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Rd., Pastor Scott Southerland officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Those desiring may make a contribution to the Whaley’s Children Center or to Genesys Hospice. Visitation 2-9PM Friday and 10AM until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Dona was born in Flint, Michigan on January 23, 1926, the daughter of Charles and Bessie MacGillivray and was a lifelong area resident. She married Harry C. Coon on May 29, 1945 in Grand Blanc and he preceded her in death on July 10, 2001. Dona and Harry owned and operated Grand Blanc Dry Cleaning for 25 years. Surviving are 4 sons, Robert and wife Nancy Coon of Pennsylvania, Thomas and wife Barbara Coon of Lapeer, Douglas and wife Sharon Coon of
Caro, Stephen and daughter-in-law, Kimberlee Coon of Linden; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 sisters-in-law, Phyllis Coon of Mesick and Charlotte Coon of Grand Blanc. She was also preceded in death by her 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 W. Hill Road, Flint, Mi.
owned and operated by Harry C. Swartz
A. Abernathy Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002
Abernathy, Murry A. – 615 W. Fifth St., age 47, died Saturday, April 25, 1970, at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1970, at the Colonial Chapel, Reigle Funeral Home, 2417 S. Saginaw St., Rev. Jack Price officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Abernathy will lie in state at the chapel where memorial services will be held under the auspices of Flint Lodge No. 23 F&AM at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Mr. Abernathy was born in Kennett, Missouri, April 26, 1922. He married Jane Nadine Nations, July 8, 1944 in Piggott, Arkansas. Mr. Abernathy was a member of Flint Lodge No. 23 F&AM, and was employed as a tool and die maker at Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc Plant, the last 15 years. Surviving are: Wife, Jane; daughter Sunnye; 2 sons Jimmy and Robert, all at home; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ava Fields, of Flint, Mrs. Audrey Pitts, Mrs. Grace Holland, Mrs. Bfrdie Barnes, all of Kennett, Missouri; 4 brothers, Emmett, Homer, Bill, Woodrow, all of Kennett, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
Coon, Marvin L. – G-5070 Fenton Rd., age 56, died Saturday, May 10, 1969, at Wheelock Memorial Hospital, Goodrich. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 1969, at Colonial Chapel, Reigle Funeral Home, 2417 S. Saginaw St., Rev. Donald Wenstrom officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Coon will lie in state at the funeral home. Mr. Coon was born in Flint, Michigan, January 14, 1913, and had been a lifelong resident of the Flint area. He was self employed as a building contractor since 1953. Surviving are; Wife, Charlotte; 3 sons, Wayne of Grand Blanc, Dale and Ronald both of Flint; 4 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Velma Evans of Mt. Morris and Mrs. Marion Stamp of Grand Blanc; 2 brothers, Harry of Flint and William of Grand Blanc; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Reigle Funeral Home, 2417 S. Saginaw St., Flint, Michigan.
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy of obituary from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.
Abernathy, Manly C. – 120 Church St., age 69, died Saturday, September 18, 1971 at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Hill Funeral home in Grand Blanc. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Abernathy was born in Naylor, Mississippi on February 2, 1902. Surviving are: Wife, Pauline; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lois Bleffing of Ovid ad Mrs. Barbara Pontius of Elkhart, Indiana; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Cozette Laughlin of Detroit.
M. Abernathy Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy of obituary from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.
Abernathy, Pauline M. – Of Durand Convalescent Center, age 77, died Tuesday, February 26, 1985 at Durand Convalescent Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Hill Funeral Home, Grand Blanc, Pastor James Thomas officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Abernathy was born in Pine Run, May 21, 1907. Surviving are; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Lois) Blessing of Flint, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Pontius of Elkhart, Indiana; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Irene Long of Burton, Arlene DeLong of Mt. Morris, Donna Coon of Flint.
MacGillivray Newspaper and date unknown.
Received clipping from Arzell Mills, 2002.
Transcribed by Scott Mills, August 22, 2002.
Funeral Saturday At Grand Blanc
There 23 Years
GRAND BLANC- Services will be a 3 p.m. Saturday at Hill Funeral Home, here for Mrs. Bessie MacGillivray, 72, of 3487 Eason Dr., who died Thursday in her home. Burial will be in Evergreen.
Mrs. MacGillivray had been a resident of Grand Blanc the last 23 years.
She leaves her husband, Charles; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Abernathy, Detroit; Mrs. Irene Long, Reno, Nev., Mrs. Arlene Delong, Clio, and Mrs. Donna Coon, Flint; two sons, James and Lloyd, both of Flint; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
MacGillivray Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.
MacGillivray, Charles – 3487 Esson Dr., age 75, died Saturday, August 13, 1966, at Wheelock Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hill Funeral Home, Grand Blanc, Rev. William Goodwin officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. MacGillivray had resided in Grand Blanc the last 30 years. He was a painter and decorator and formerly worked at the Nelson Cement Products Co. Surviving are; son, Lloyd of California; 4 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Abernathy of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Irene Long of Nevada, Mrs. Arlene DeLong of Clio and Mrs. Donna Coon of Grand Blanc; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pearl MacGillivray of Flint; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; 4 sisters, Mrs. Anna Shuart and Mrs. Fern McIntyre, both of Detroit, Mrs. Kate Durkee of Utica and Mrs. Mary Wangler of West Branch; several nieces and nephews.
(MacGillivray) Hamilton Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.
Hamilton, Pearl (MacGillivray) – age 64, died Saturday morning June 23, 1979 at the residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 26, 1979 at 11 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home, in St. Louis, Michigan. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Hill Rd. in Grand Blanc at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 1979.
MacGilivray Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002
MacGilivray, James – 12233 Dalehart Dr., Fenton, age 52, died Tuesday, December 21, 1965, at the Saginaw Veteran Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hill Funeral Home, Grand Blanc, Rev. Eldon Mossman officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. MacGillivray was a Veteran of World War II, and a member of the Robert W. Parr VFW Post No. 7577 of Mt. Morris. Surviving are; Wife, Pearl; daughter, Mrs. Eugene Gehring of Fenton; son, Kenneth of Flushing; 9 grandchildren; Father, Charles of Grand Blanc; 2 brothers, Lloyd MacGillivray of California and Vernon Stickler of Lake Orion; Sister, Mrs. Harry Coon of Flint; stepbrother, Lynn Farnum of Germfask, Michigan; 3 stepsisters, Mrs. Manly Abernathy of Grand Blanc, Mrs. Emerson Long of Nevada and Mrs. Clinton Delong of Clio.
R. McGillivray The Huron Tribune, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Michigan
Vol. 20, No. 21, Friday, May 22, 1896
Too Late for last week
Wm. R. McGillivray, aged 79 years and 9 months, died last Thursday. He did not appear to have any defined disease, but simply reached the end of his natural time. He was buried on Sunday in the Oliver Cemetery, services being held in the Presbyterian church, Rev. Eugene Sutphen officiating.
A. McGillivray The Huron News, Friday May 3, 1940, page 8, column 6
Transcribed by Scott Mills, 2001
Edwin A. McGillivray
Bad Axe, April 26 – Edwin Alexander McGillivray, 82, former resident of Huron County, died Thursday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Durkee, in Detroit.
The remains were removed Thursday to the Alden A. McAlpine funeral home here, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. R.D. Dean, Mennonite pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery.
Mr. McGillivray is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth McGillivray, three sons, Archie McGillivray, Bad Axe, Charles McGillivray, Flint, and Russell McGillivray, Detroit, four daughters, Mrs. Peter McIntyre, and Mrs. Durkee, both of Detroit, Mrs. James Shuart, Ubly, and Mrs. William Wangler, West Branch, Mich: 39 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren: a brother: William McGillivray, Fostoria, Mich., and a sister Mrs. Eugene Newberry, West Branch.
Mr. McGillivray was boorn Aug 12, 1857 in Simcoe, Ontario. He was married 57 years ago in Ontario. He lived in many years in Huron County before moving to Detroit 16 years ago.
Mae (Smith) Keillor Newspaper and date unknown.
Original newspaper clipping in Scott Mills possession.
Received from Arzell Mills, 2002.
Transcribed by Scott Mills, August 23, 2002, from the original.
Mrs. Sanford Keillor
Lily Mae Smith was born, March 11, 1876, in Chatham, Ont., and departed this life May 25, 1931. On March 4, 1896 she was united in marriage to Sanford Keillor. To this union were born six children, Mrs. Culliver Morrell, Elkton; Matthew of Detroit; James of Bad Axe; Lulu, Clayton and Clare at home. Besides her husband and children she is survived by four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Jarvis, Owendale; Mrs. Roy Sorenson of Detroit, two brothers, Peter Smith of Montana and Archie of Detroit.
A host of other relatives and friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.
PIONEER KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
CHARLES HOGAN OF KINDE MET INSTANT DEATH ON CHRISTMAS AS CAR OVERTURNED IN
Charles Hogan, 88, a Huron county pioneer and Civil war veteran was almost instantly killed in an auto accident last Saturday, Christmas morning, about three miles east of Filion. Mr. Hogan with his son Francis and wife, with whom he lived at Kinde, were on their way to spend Christmas with a daughter and sister, Mrs. Roy Henderson of Harbor Beach.
From the icy road the car skidded into a deep ditch and overturned. It is thought that the aged pioneer, though in apparent good health died from the shock of the the accident. It was not apparent that he was physically injured. The son Francis was considerably bruised but not seriously.
Charles Hogan was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1835. He served through the American Civil War as a member of 5th Michigan Artillery. About 40 years ago he located on the farm near Kinde which has since been his home.
Deceased leaves three children; The son Francis of Kinde, Mrs. John McDonald of Port Austin and Mrs. Roy Henderson of Harbor Beach. Dr. A. W. Hogan of Bad Axe is a nephew.
Funeral services were held in the M.E. church at Kinde on Monday with burial in Colfax Cemetery in Bad Axe.
Edwin Watkins died at the
Tripp Hospital Friday evening of catarrh of the bowels. The deceased
was born in Princeton, Oxford County, Ontario, March 23rd 1845, came to
Michigan in 1873 and put up either the third or fourth house in the
village for a shoe shop. He was united in marriage to Mary Braden
June 1875 daughter of Richard Braden now of this vicinity and a pioneer of
Verona township. This companion of his youth died in 1891 leaving a
babe less than a year old and five other small children all now having
reached manhood and womanhood or approaching that age, Mable the youngest
being in her fifteenth year, Ann the eldest teaches in Kansas but was home
with her father in his last sickness. Frederick is in Alberta in the
Canadian Northwest, Alfred, Russell and Elmer were with their father.
Edwin Watkins began life as a shoe maker but later became an engineer and
worked at that trade until he came to this place when he returned to his
former occupation. He was a respected citizen of this place filled
the office of justice of the peace for 22 years, was a member of the
school board for a number of years, was village president for two terms
and filled many offices in the local lodges of the independent order of
Odd fellows and the L.O.L. association of which orders he was among the
charter members. He had been in poor health for a great many years
but the sickness final breaking down came about three months ago when he
underwent an operation for a tumor which proved to be only a lesser
ailment. The end came very peacefully as the shadows of the evening
thickened. The funeral occurred
Sunday at two o'clock from the Episcopal church of which he had been a
long member. Rev. Robinson officiating and the remains were laid to
the Colfax cemetery in the presence of a large assembly who paid a last
tribute to the memory of an esteemed citizen and a good man.
Eugene Brown Huron Times, newspaper in Sand Beach Friday Sept.30, 1882
DEATH OF EUGENE BROWN
Irving Eugene Brown, one of the brightest
young men of Sand Beach, died at his residence on Friday afternoon last,
at three o'clock, after a brief illness of two weeks. He leaves a wife,
two little daughters, aged three and six.
For three weeks previous to his
confinement to his home he had been complaining, but was loth to give up
his duties at the station. But nature finally demanded attention, and he
was obliged to retire from active service. His physician pronounced his
ailment typhoid malarial fever, and he battled with it for four days,
when the fever took a change the Sunday before his death. He gained
rapidly, and his ultimate recovery seemed certain, Thursday he suffered
a relapse, and he passed away the next afternoon, remaining concious
until the last.
Eugene Brown was born in Canada, April 30,
1860. When quite a young lad he came to the United States, and located
in Chicago, coming to Sand Beach when he was nineteen. On Sept. 9th,
1880, he married Henrietta Gager, of Sigel, but was compelled to give up
his young bride a month later, when death claimed her, and removed her
from this earth. He married again July 11, 1882, Eliza Furtaw, who
survives him. Three children were born to gladden the family circle, two
of which are still living.
Eugene had been a member of the life
saving service for nine consecutive years, and had served this entire
period in the station at Sand Beach where he was beloved and respected
by all. He was a member of the Huron Lodge, F. & A.M., and his devotion
to the craft, and his demeanor towards his fellows was of the highest
standard. He embodied all of the characteristics that are possessed by
men whose sterling qualities, manliness, and integrity, make them not
only popular, but also impresses upon the community their incalcuable
worth when death removes them from their earthly abode to the one
As a life saver, he was one of Uncle Sam's
bravest boys. No hesitancy on his part ever occurred when duty called
him to face death on the stormy billows in rendering assistance to some
poor mariner and his vessel. He was a bright and jovial fellow, and
leaves a host of friends in the service who will ever cherish his happy
disposition, his sociable manner, and integrity.
The funeral of the deceased was held from
the Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Henry preaching the funeral
sermon. The Masonic faternity attended in a body, and officiated at the
house, and at the grave, the beautiful service of the Masonic ritual
being rendered in an impressive manner. It was the largest funeral
procession that ever left the village, and bore evidence of the
popularity of the deceased, whose remains were interred in the Rock
Mrs. Brown will receive $2000 from the
Caro Masonic Mutual, her husband having held a policy in that company
for that amount.
William Warner Brown Died, at the home of his nephew in Sigel,
Monday at three o'clock pm, William Warner Brown aged 64 years.
The deceased had been at work in the blacksmith shop making some repairs
and was found lying dead upon the floor by one of the grandchildren of
the old gentleman, the sudden cause of death being heart trouble, which
he had been subject to for many years.
Mr. Brown was born in Canada, moving to this country in the early days,
locating in Illinois. In 1873 he and his wife moved to this village,
where they resided for a short time before moving to the home they now
own in Sigel,
Mr. Brown was well known throughout this whole section of Michigan,
having been for a number of years general superintendent of mechanical
construction on the harbor here. The deceased leaves a wife to mourn the
loss of a kind and true husband.
The funeral services were held from the Sigel schoolhouse Thursday
forenoon at 10 o'clock., Rev. F.L. Leonard officiating. The remains were
interred at Rock Falls.
Mrs. Loretta Brown, daughter of John
& Lorintha Livingstone, was born in Canada Dec. 12, 1824. She was
married in 1856 to W.W. Brown and moved with her husband to
Kankakee, Ill in 1864. In 1873, they came to Harbor Beach, where
they remained about three years, and then they moved to the farm,
a few miles west of this city where they lived up to the time of
their death. Mr. Brown died Jan. 9, 1899.
Mrs. Brown professed the Christain faith in early life and
practiced it up to the end. She was a loving wife and mother,
although she had no children of her own, she reared seven of
nephews and nieces, who sincerely mourn her loss. She is survived
by these children, and one sister as follows: Cordelia Payne,
sister; Mrs. T.A. Ramsey, Everett Brown, F.L. Livingstone, and Ray
The funeral was held Monday from the Cooper school building, Rev.
Balmer of the local M.E. church officiating. Internment at Rock
The out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. & Mrs.
T.A. Ramsey of Port Hope;Mr. & Mrs. Everett Brown of Port Huron;
and Mrs. C. Viola Hull of New Haven.
W.B. Brown, brother of Eugene Brown
of the L.S.S., a nephew of W.W. Brown of Sigel, died at the
residence of the latter Wednesday morning of a malarial fever. The
deceased and Hugh Reynolds of this place comprised the crew of the
small schooner Yankee. They both returned home, were taken sick
with the same symptoms, and Reynold's life was despaired at one
time, but he is now improving. The sickness was doubtless caused
by malaria contracted in some unhealthy locality where the boys
Port Hope -- Mrs.
Margaret Ann Hambleton, a resident of this vicinity for forty-one
years, passed away a the home of her daughter Mrs. M.P. Weatherhead
Saturday morning, Dec. 31 after a long illness. Deceased, whose
maiden name was Miss Margaret Ann Scott was born Oct., 9 1845 in
York county, Canada. In 1874 she was united in marriage to Miles C.
Hambleton, and moved to this community about the time of the 1881
fire. In Oct of 1908 Mrs. Hambleton passed away and since then Mrs.
Hambleton has made her home with her daughter the greater part of
the time. During earlier years a helping hand was given to many a
neighbor when in need by our dear friend and neighbor who understood
so well just what to do in case of illness and in many other ways,
but in later years her health gave out and she endured many long
hours of suffering and was seldom able to get out among her friends.
This she bore with great patience. Always so kind and thoughtful of
others Mrs. Hambleton was held in high esteem by her friends and
dearly loved by her children.
Two daughters, Mrs. Willard McGregor of Clarkston, and Mrs. M.P.
Weatherhead of this village and two son, Will of Detroit and John of
Charlotte; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah McConnell of Port Huron and Mrs.
Mary Pierce of Moose Jaw, Sask., and one brother, Andrew Scott of
Port Huron and nine grandchildren, are left to mourn the death of a
kind and loving mother, sister and parent.
Mrs. Hambleton was one of the oldest members of the ladies society
of the Presbyterian church of this village. Funeral services were
conducted from the Presbyterian church at 2:30 Monday afternoon,
Rev. Hurd officiating. Interment was made in Lake View Cemetery.
Ira O. Trumbull Buried Wednesday
Veteran Huron City Merchant and Supervisor Passes
Ira O. Trumbull, veteran merchant, supervisor and prominent resident
of Huron townshp, died at his home in Huron City last week Friday,
having been ill the past six weeks with heart trouble. The funeral
Wednesday afternoon was largely attended , several from harbor Beach
being present. The services were conducted in the Huron City church
by Rev. Sluyter, pastor of the Port Hope Methodist church. Burial
was made in New River Cemetery. Mr. Trumbull is survived by his
widow, and one brother who resides at Twin Lakes.
For many years Mr. Tumbull had conducted a general store at Huron
City. He had been supervisor of Huron township at least 15 years,
and at one time about 40 years ago, was teacher of the Rock Falls
school. He had been prominent in the civic affairs of his township
for years, and was generally known throughout the eastern part of
After an illness of several years, Mrs. Henrietta Winkel, well know
to the Lutheran people of this community, passed away on New Year's
day at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Winkel, on Lytle Ave.
The deceased, a widow of 79 years, was born December 2, 1842 in
Hinterpommern, Germany. she came to this country with her husband
August Winkel, in 1894 and settled on a farm here, west of town.
Since the death of her husband in 1918 she has been living with her
children, having spent the the past few years at the Winkel home on
A number of the children and step children survive to mourn her
death. They are: August Rusch and Mrs. Herman Winkel Sr. of Harbor
Beach; Adolph Rusch of Germany; Paul Winkel, Norwich, Conn.; Karl
Winkel, Cleveland, mrs. phillip Gerstenschlaeger; August H. Winkel
and Mrs. Karl Kaelberger, Harbor Beach; Mrs. Emma Sievert, Detroit;
Albert Winkel, Detroit and Mrs. Ernestine De Meulenaere, Detroit.
The funeral services were conducted Wednesday in the Zion Lutheran
Church and interment was made in Rock Falls cemetery, Rev.
D.J. McLean, an old resident of Bad Axe and Huron county was taken
by death Friday evening after an illnes of one month. The cause of
his decease was gangrene poisoning. About a year ago he had [a] limb
amputated in an effort to stop the spread of the disease but it was
Mr. McLean is a brother of Daniel Mclean, probate register of Huron
county. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at th ehome of D.W.
McLean, Rev. Robert Brown officated. Interment was at the Colfax
Little Rena Alta Piotter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Piotter,
died of pneumonia, December 28th, aged five months and 28 days. The
funeral was held Sunday, December 31st, at the home, Rev. E. Berner,
pastor of the Port Hope Lutheran church officiating. Burial was made
in Forestday cemetery.
Sigel (community news) -- Howard Morgan, son of Caleb Morgan of
Argyle, died at his home near Cass City, following an operation for
appendicitis. Howard, who was born and raised here had many friends
who will mourn his sad death.
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Bracknell and daughter Edna and Donald Kenn attended
the funeral of Howard Morgan in Cass City last week.
We print below the records of the deaths which happened in Harbor
Beach during the past year.
Jan. 1 -- Henriette Winkel, 79 years, 10 months, 29 days
Jan. 7 -- Louis Day, 64 years, 7 months, 1 day
Jan. 8 -- Arlethie Syvaster Pionk, 3 days
Jan. 9 -- Henry Meigs, 75 years, 5 months, 8 days
Feb. 1 -- Neal McPhail, 80 years
Feb. 8 -- Nellie A. Neal, 40 years, 6 months
Feb. 9 -- Mary Kehrer, 51 years, 11 months, 26 days
Mar. 4 -- Walter Cecil Hiller, 6 days
Mar. 7 -- Leo Schnell, 82 years, 8 months, 24 days
Mar. 8 -- William Oswald, 49 years, 6 months, 9 days
Mar. 20 -- John Arntz, 17 yers, 3 months, 9 days
Mar. 23 -- Helen May Henderson, 16 years, 3 months, 2 days
Mar. 27 -- Marguerette m. Eibler, 24 years, 3 months, 2 days
Apr. 5 -- William Wilkowski, 21 years 11 months, 28 days
Apr. 6 -- Isabel Piper, 68 years, 4 months, 1 day
Apr. 13 -- George W. Mitchell, 75 years, 3 months, 5 days
Apr. 24 -- Gustave Otto Fuhrman, 4 days
Apr. 29 -- Louis Irene Herert, 1 day
May 6 -- William Rees, 85 years, 11 months, 1 day
May 16 -- Mrs. Louisa Sampson 52 years, 11 months
May 22 -- Michael O'Mara, 72 years, 3 months, 18 days
June 6 -- Jacob Regier, 66 years, 10 months, 27 days
June 19 -- Sarah E. Frame, 77 years, 11 months, 10 days
June 21 -- Margaret Irene Cregeur, 5 days
Aug. 20 -- Frank Brazer, 54 years, 6 months, 17 days
Dec. 7 -- Agnes Fankhauser, 31 years, 11 months, 17 days
Dec. 25 -- Harriet Rose Brining, 2 days
FILION – A lifelong resident of
Huron county, Ishmael M. Filion, 70, died Saturday at his home here
after a year’s illness.
Mr. Filion was born Feb. 26, 1876, in Lincoln township. He married
Miss Agnes Brinker of Bad Axe, Sept. 25, 1902. Besides his wife, he
leaves four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Dolores Coates of Bad Axe,
Mrs. Mae Miller of Detroit, Mrs. Lila Fair of Daytona Beach, Fla.,
Miss Dorothy Filion who is serving in Hawaii with the American Red
Cross, Alfred Filion of Filion and Charles Filion of East Detroit;
eight grand-children; three brothers, Cephas Filion of Filion and
Julius and Silas Filion of Saskatchewan, and a sister, Miss Alice
Filion of Pontiac.
The funeral will take place at 2 p. m. at Bad Axe Methodist church
with Rev. James Roberts officiating and burial in Colfax Cemetery.
DESIRE FILION, FOUNDER OF FILION AND FIRST SUPERVISOR OF LINCOLN
TOWNSHIP BURIED LAST WEEK
Filion, March 18. News has been received here of the death of Desire
Filion, 81, founder of the Filion community. Mr. Filion died at
Santa Monica, Calif., where he has lived in recent years. Death
occurred March 8. Burial was in Santa Monica.
Mr. Filion was born in St. Therese, Province of Quebec, Sept. 15,
1844. His parents, Moses and Angeline (Desjardins) Filion, were born
in Canada of French ancestry. Mr. Filion was well educated in the
public schools of Canada. In 1861 he located in Hume township, Huron
County. In 1869 he homesteaded 160 acres in Meade. In 1876 he was
appointed postmaster at Filion and two years later established a
store there. Besides heading the township board he was also
treasurer and clerk of Lincoln for several years.
About 20 years ago Mr. Filion left Huron county. While he leaves no
children he is survived by his widow and three brothers Felix,
Simon, and Ishmael, all of Port Angeles, Washington. A brother,
Leon, died at his home near Filion about three years ago. Another
brother, Homer, died 30 years ago.
He leaves several nephews, seven of whom are residents of the
county. They are Ishmael, Cephas, Robert and James, near Filion,
James and Sandy near Port Austin, and William of Fairgrove.
Mrs. Mary Ann Mitchell
O'Mara born in Ireland in 1842 and died at her home in Harbor Beach,
Monday morning, April 9 at the age of 81 years.
Mrs. O'Mara came to this country from Ireland at about the age of
seventeen and at about the age of twenty-three was married to
Michael O'Mara and has hade her home in Pt. Hope and Harbor Beach up
to the day of her death.
To this union ten children were born, eight of which are living and
12 grand children. The children are James of Flint; Mrs. Ella
Learman, Harbor Beach; Mrs. Delia Stoner of Harbor Beach; Lawrence;
Andrew of Ohio; Mrs. I. H. Ruth and Mrs. Agnes Fainbigle of Chicago
and Henry, Harbor Beach. The husband died about thirty-six years ago
and there are no other relatives.
The funeral will be held from the late home Thursday afternoon at
1:30 the Rev E. Shepard Bramble, Officiating and burial will be made
at Port Hope.
Published in the Harbor Beach Times Friday, April 13, 1923.
The Pigeon Progress
Sept 18, 1908
DEATH OF GEORGE SMITH
George Smith died at his home in this village at the age of
seventy-five years. Mr. Smith was born in England and came to
this county in 1862. He settled on a farm in McKinley Township
where he remained until five years ago when he came to this village.
The deceased is survived by one brother, eleven sons
and one daughter.
The funeral service was held in the German M.E. Church
yesterday and the remains were laid beside those of his wife who
passed away only two weeks ago.
George Smith was a kind and loving husband and father,
a well known and highly respected citizen.
The Pigeon Progress
Sept 11, 1908
AN OLD PIONEER GONE
Anna Russell, was born May 8, 1838, at Ardrac, Scotland. At
the age of 11 years she came to Elizabethtown, PA. She
was married the Henry Danks in 1858 and to this union there was born
three sons, Edward of this Village, Henry, who departed this life on
September 28, 1887, and George of Caseville. She was married
to George Smith at Pittsburg, PA in 1861. Eleven children were
given to this marriage, William, George, Robert, Thomas, Hugh,
James, Charles, Byron, Joseph, Margaret and Frank.
George Smith and his wife came to Huron County in 1862
and settled in Mud Creek. They had all the experiences of
pioneer life. At this time our beautiful county was a vast
wilderness inhabited by wolves and bears and it was very interesting
to hear her tell the experiences of the new settlers.
Anna Smith departed this life at the Memorial
hospital on September 3, 1908. She leaves a husband, twelve
children, 41 grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren and one
sister Mrs. Jack of Allanport, PA. She was a member of the
Latter Day Saints since her childhood. The funeral took place
at the German M.E. Church Sunday September 6. The remains were
laid to rest in the Bay Port cemetery. She was a kind
and loving wife and mother and a good friend and neighbor --beloved
by all who knew her.
Jane Mahetable Johnson
The Huron Tribune
Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan
Transcribed by Rebecca Johnson Ott, Sept 20, 2008
Friday July 30 1897
(Mrs. Snell died July 28, 1897)
"A Noble Woman Gone"
Mrs. Thomas Snell died at her home north of this village on
evening at about eleven o'clock, after a brief illness of a little
more than two weeks at the age of seventy seven years and four
Jane M. Johnson was born in Niagara County, New York, on the 28th
March 1820. On the 21st of November, 1844, she was united in
marriage to Thomas Snell and lived upon a farm in the county of her
birth for several years. From here they removed to Haldimand
County, Canada where
her husband engaged in the lumber business and later to
Saginaw. In 1862, she came with her husband to Huron County and
located at Bay Port and in 1883 removed to the farm north of this
village where in comfort and usefulness she spent the last days of
her earthy pilgrimage.
Mrs. Snell was a woman of strong elements of character, possessed
a strong will, remarkably clear insight into things, extraordinary
force, yet all these powers brought into subjection by an abiding
faith in the teachings
of Christ which she professed when but a girl,
she always had opinions of her own and from them she was seldom
She began life as a teacher in the public schools and during all
following years of her life was a teacher in the
Sabbath School. Her
whole life and best powers of heart and mind were devoted to the
moral, social, and physical betterment of those whom she lived
among. Rarely has it been the privilege of a woman to so stamp her
impress upon a community as did she upon the people among whom she
lived in this county. From the time she joined the Baptist Church
in early life she was a devoted disciple of the Great Master and
end was the triumph of that faith. Her faith was not of the
sentimental character, but a powerful conviction and her end which
came to her in the full powers of her mind was met with
composure in an exultant confidence that it was but the door-way
the land of eternal youth. Her's was indeed a magnificent death.
Her illness dates back to early spring and resulted from an over
exertion and anxiety in the care of her husband, while at the
hospital for the treatment of his eyes, which a little more than
weeks ago brought on a malignant type of jaundice and she for the
first time took to her bed. The funeral will occur this
at 2 o'clock at the family residence. Rev. Leonard, of Unionville,
officiating and the remains will be laid to rest in the Colfax
cemetery. She leaves a husband now past eighty years and
sisters, the youngest of whom is past sixty, to mourn her
sister, Mrs. Chas. H. Smith, and her husband is attending the
funeral. Mrs. A.L. Taylor and Mrs. M.C. Delano of
are too feeble to be present. Mrs. Abbott of St Clair, whom she
brought up, was also with her in her late illness.