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Huron County Obituaries submitted by Norma Novick.  These obits range from 1938-present
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Abernathy, Murry A.

Abernathy, Manly C.

Abernathy, Pauline M.

Begalka, John

Brown, William Warner

 Brown, William Burley
 

Trumbull Ira O.

Winkel Mrs. Henrietta

Coon, Harry C.

Coon, Donna L.

Coon, Marvin L.

DeLong, Charles C.

DeLong, Arlene

Shuart, Pvt. Vernon

MacGillivray, Bessie 

Hamilton, Pearl (MacGillivray)

MacGilivray, James

MacGillivray, Charles

McGillivray, Wm. R. 

McGillivray, Edwin A. 

Hogan, Charles

Watkins Edwin 

Piotter, Rena Alta

 Hambleton, Margaret Ann

Keillor, Lily Mae (Smith)

Shuart, James (Ace) 

Wolfram, Albert

Henne, Roland

Shuart, Kenneth G.

Wolfram, Mrs. Albert

Guisbert, Cassie B.

Shuart, James Edward

Filion, Desire

McIntyre, Thelma

Shuart, George

Begalka, Martin A.

Johnson, Eulalia

Shuart, June

BEGALKA, Albert

Guisbert, Donald

Shuart, James

Buerker, Roy

Shuart, Kenneth Edwin

Shuart, Joseph

Buerker, John Elvin

Shuart, Muriel P.

Shuart, Clarrisa

Durkee, Katie J.

Shuart, Charles

Shuart, Haggai

Rettray, Vera

Shuart, Ann B.

McLean, D.J.

Long, Irene L.

Shuart, Avline (Robbins)

O'Mara, Mrs. Mary Ann Mitchell

Shuart, Graydon J.

Smith, George

Brown, Loretta Livingston

Filion, Ishmael M.

Smith Russell, Anna

Krohn, Bruce

The Harbor Beach Times Necrology

Snell, Jane Mahetable Johnson   
 

 

 

 

 

Albert Wolfram
1868 - 1956
Pigeon Progress, Fri. Aug. 23, 1956 

 
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Albert Wolfram
1868 - 1956
Pigeon Progress, Fri. Aug. 23, 1956 

 
  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 Passes Away

Pigeon Progress, Fri., Feb. 9, 1945 -

 

 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.

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John Begalka

The Pigeon Progess,

Friday, March 19, 1943, p. 1
 

Windsor Township’s Oldest Citizen Passes Away

John 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 BEGALKA

The Progess-Advance, Thursday, July 8, 1965, p. 3

1879 - 1965

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.

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The Progress-Advance, Thursday, June 6, 1968, p. A-5

ROY BUERKER

1914 - 1968

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 Post, Pigeon.

 

MARTIN A. BEGALKA
1874 - 1973
The Progress-Advance, Thursday, July 19, 1973

Martin A. Begalka, 98, of Pigeon passed away Tuesday, July 10 at Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon.

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 Pigeon.

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.

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JOHN ELVIN BUERKER
1907 - 1982
The Progress-Advance, Thursday, March 18, 1982, p. 13

John Elvin Buerker, age 74, of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, March 13, at his home.

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 2236.

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 Cemetery.


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. 

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Irene L. Long

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.

Hill Funeral Home
11723 Saginaw
694-4141



Katie J. Durkee


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.

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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.


Pvt. Vernon Shuart
Husbands of 2 Kalamazoo Women
Friends Killed Within Eight Days


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 [1922] 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.

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June 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 Shuart
submitted by Scott Mills



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.

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James Edward Shuart
Huron Daily Tribune, date, page and col. unknown
submitted by Scott Mills

 

James Edward Shuart, 82, Bad Axe, died Thursday at the Hubbard hospital in Bad Axe Thursday after a brief illness.

          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 2 p.m. Monday.

          Rev. Homer Bassett, United Missionary church, Bad Axe, will officiate and burial will be in Colfax township cemetery, near Bad Axe.

Haggai Shuart
Saginaw Daily News, March 4, 1922
Courtesy of Marion Shuart, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi. March 5, 2002 .

Haggai Shuart, 84 years old, died Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Taylor, 2060 Mackinaw Street . He was born in Ontario , June 8, 1838 and was married to Miss Clarissa Robbins in 1860, they lived in Canada until 1891 when they came to Elkton , Mich. And lived there until 1919 then coming to Saginaw . He was a member of the First M.E. Church . 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.

Clarrisa Shuart
Saginaw Daily News, Thursday, Feb. 3, 1927
Courtesy of Marion Shuart, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi., March 5, 2002 .

 

Shuart: Mrs. 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., Ontario and was married Sept. 11, 1861 to Mr. Shuart. They lived in Canada until 1891 when they came to Elkton ,, Mich. And have lived there until 1918, when they moved to Saginaw . Mr. Shuart died March 2, 1922 . She was a member of the first M.E. Church . 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.

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Avline (Robbins) Shuart
The Huron County Tribune, Thursday, October, 20, 1932,Page 5, Column 3, Transcribed by Scott Mills,  2001

 

Mrs. Joseph Shuart, Sr. died at the home of her son James, of Colfax Twp., Oct. 10th 1932 , at the age of 85 years, four months and 23 days.  Avline Robins was born May 18, 1847 .  On March 3rd, 1868 she was united in marriage to Joseph Shuart, who proceeded her in death  twenty-four years ago.  She came from Lampton County, 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 Weslaco , Tex. , and Mrs. Millie Kisner of Manly, Iowa .  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.

                   THE SONS, DAUGHTERS, and GRANDCHILDREN

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Graydon J. Shuart
Newspaper and date unknown. Transcribed from clipping received from Arzell (Shuart) Mills.

Bad Axe – Graydon J. Shuart, 56, proprietor of the Golden Rule Dairy, died Friday night in Henry Ford Hospital , Detroit , after a long illness.

Born March 17, 1907 in Meade Township , Huron County , 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 Church. Burial was in Colfax Cemetery.

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.

James (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. 

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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.

Cassie B. Guisbert

 

          Cassie B. Guisbert, 95, of Pigeon, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1992 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon.

          Funeral arrangements are incomplete. For more information contact the Meyersieck – Bussema Funeral Home in Pigeon.

          A full obituary will appear in Thursday’s Daily Tribune.

The Huron Daily Tribune, Wednesday, February 5, 1992 , page 2, column 2

  Transcribed by Scott Mills, May 2003 from the microfilm file at the Bad Axe Public Library, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.

Cassie Guisbert

          Cassie B. Guisbert, 95, Pigeon resident and Scheurer Hospital employee, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1992 at Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon.

          She was born in Elkton on July 19, 1896 , daughter of the late Charles and Caroline (Cousens) Mitchell.

          She married Floyd Guisbert on March 24, 1916 in Caro. He preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1967 .

          Mrs. Guisbert was a lifetime homemaker, worked as a cook at the old Scheurer Hospital and as a receptionist at the current Scheurer Hospital .

          She was a lifetime member of the Pigeon/Elkton Chapter 431 of the Eastern Star, and was a member of Hayes United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

The Huron Daily Tribune, Thursday, February 6, 1992 , page 2, column 1

Transcribed by Scott Mills, May 2003 from the microfilm file at the Bad Axe Public Library, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Mi.

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Charles Shuart
Newspaper and date unknown. Transcribed from newspaper
 clipping received from Arzell (Shuart) Mills.

 

Charles Shuart Kinde, Oct. 6 – James Covert of Meade has received news of the death of his son-in-law, Charles Shuart, 48, of Seattle , Wash. , as the results of an automobile accident which occurred two months ago.

          Mr. Shuart was a former Huron county resident.

Ann B. Shuart
Detroit News, Sunday, March 5, 1978

 

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.

Thelma (Shuart) McIntyre
Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Mi., Vol. 90, No. 252, Monday, Dec. 27, 1965

Mrs. Glenn McIntyre

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.

Eulalia 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.

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Donald 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.

Charles 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.

Arlene 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 www.swartzfuneralhomeinc.com)

 

Harry 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.

Donna 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.
235-2345 694-2345
www.swartzfuneralhomeinc.com
owned and operated by Harry C. Swartz

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Murry A. Abernathy
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002

Flint

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. 

Marvin L. Coon

Flint

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.

Manly C. Abernathy
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy of obituary from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.

Grand Blanc

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.

Pauline M. Abernathy
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy of obituary from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.

Grand Blanc

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.

Bessie MacGillivray
Newspaper and date unknown.
Received clipping from Arzell Mills, 2002.
Transcribed by Scott Mills, August 22, 2002.

Funeral Saturday At Grand Blanc

Mrs. MacGillivray
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.

Charles MacGillivray
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.

Grand Blanc

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.

Pearl (MacGillivray) Hamilton
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002.

Grand Blanc

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.

James MacGilivray
Newspaper and date unknown. Received photocopy from Evergreen Cemetery, October 2002. Transcribed by Scott Mills, November 11, 2002

Flint

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.

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Wm. R. McGillivray
The Huron Tribune, Bad Axe, Huron Co., Michigan
Vol. 20, No. 21, Friday, May 22, 1896

Elkton
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.

Edwin A. McGillivray
The Huron News, Friday May 3, 1940, page 8, column 6
Transcribed by Scott Mills, 2001

Thumb Deaths
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.

Lily 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.

Charles Hogan
Huron Tribune Dec. 29, 1926, Front Page
Submitted by Judy Visner

 

PIONEER KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
CHARLES HOGAN OF KINDE MET INSTANT DEATH ON CHRISTMAS AS CAR OVERTURNED IN DITC
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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 July 28, 1905
submitted by Adele Brewer

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 life
long member.  Rev. Robinson officiating and the remains were laid to rest in
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 beyond.
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 Falls Cemetary.
Mrs. Brown will receive $2000 from the Caro Masonic Mutual, her husband having held a policy in that company for that amount.

 

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William Warner Brown
Huron Times, Harbor Beach, MI June 1899

 

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.
 

 Loretta Livingston Brown
Huron Times, April 1913

PIONEER PASSES AWAY
Mrs. W.W. Brown Died Thursday At The Age of 88
 
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 Balkum.
The funeral was held Monday from the Cooper school building, Rev. Balmer of the local M.E. church officiating. Internment at Rock Falls Cemetery.
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.
 
 

 William Burley Brown
The Huron Times, July 16, 1886

 
 
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 stopped.
 

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Mrs. Margaret Ann Hambleton
Harbor Beach Times, Jan. 6, 1922
submitted by Joyce Hambleton Whitten

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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
The Harbor Beach Times, Jan. 6, 1922



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 the county.




Mrs. Henrietta Winkel
The Harbor Beach Times, Jan. 6, 1922
 


Mrs. Henrietta Winkel

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 Lytle Ave.
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. Kutschinski officiating.

 

D.J. McLean
The Harbor Beach Times, January 5, 1923
 


Bad Axe Citizen Taken By Death

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 without effect.
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 cemetery.


 

Rena Alta Piotter
The Harbor Beach Times, January 5, 1923
 


Death of Infant

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.


 

Howard Morgan
The Harbor Beach Times, January 5, 1923

 



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.


 

The Harbor Beach Times, January 5, 1923
Necrology For 1922
 



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
 

Ishmael M. Filion

 

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.
circa 1948

Desire Filion

 

HURON PIONEER DIES IN WEST

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.
circa 1925

sent by Kathy Feifer

 

Mrs. Mary Ann Mitchell O'Mara

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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.

 

George Smith
sent by Kelly Hallman

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.

 

Anna Russell (Smith)
sent by Kelly Hallman

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.

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Jane Mahetable Johnson Snell   
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 Wednesday 
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 months.
Jane M. Johnson was born in Niagara County, New York, on the 28th of 
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 of 
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 led 
away.
She began life as a teacher in the public schools and during all the 
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 her 
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 extraordinary 
composure in an exultant confidence that it was but the door-way into 
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 two 
weeks ago brought on a malignant type of jaundice and she for the 
first time took to her bed.   The funeral will occur this afternoon   
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 three 
sisters, the
youngest of whom is past sixty, to mourn her loss.  One 
sister, Mrs. Chas. H. Smith, and her husband is attending the 
funeral.   Mrs. A.L. Taylor and Mrs. M.C. Delano of Lenawee County 
are too feeble to be present.  Mrs. Abbott of St Clair, whom she 
brought up, was also with her in her late illness.



 

 

 

 

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