Midland County, Michigan Obituary Index, 1928–1950

Background

This file contains abstracts of obituaries published in the Midland County Republican and the Midland Daily News only. The years covered are 1928 through 1950. The total number of records are over 8000. A similar book published earlier by the Midland Genealogical Society includes a listing of the obituaries reported in three earlier Midland County newspapers and covered the years 1872 through 1927. The Republican was published from 1872 to 1937 at which time it became the Midland Daily News.

Acknowledgements

This project was made possible though the efforts of several people who abstracted and typed the original data. The editor would like to acknowledge and thank the following volunteers for their efforts. A big thanks goes to Virginia Parsons who did most of the transcribing from microfilm, a huge and time consuming job. Others who helped were Betty Bellows, Doug Applegath, Jeri Shangle and Nancy Lackie.

Source

Abstracts were made from the microfilm copies of the original newspapers in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1801 West St. Andrews Dr., Midland, MI 48640.

The entries in this book are only the deaths reported in the newspapers, not all the deaths that occurred in Midland County. Some deaths of relatives of residents, ex-residents and other notables are also included.

Many entries show more than one newspaper reference. This usually happened when the death was the result of an accident or some otherwise newsworthy event.

Other references that may be of help to genealogy researchers are the Midland County Obituary Index 1872–1927 and the Midland County Cemetery Records. Both books were published by the Society earlier and are available in the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland Michigan.

Obtaining a copy of an obituary

Anyone who wishes to obtain full copies of any obituaries indexed in this volume can do so by sending their request along with a self addressed envelope to:

Midland Genealogical Society
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 West Saint Andrews Drive
Midland, MI 48640

 

Abbreviations

To save space in the comments column several abbreviations were used:

Abbreviation Meaning   Abbreviation Meaning
a/o aunt of   m/o mother of
b/o brother of   nc/o niece of
b-i-l/o brother in law of   nee maiden name
bur buried   nf/o nephew of
d died   p page number
d/o daughter of   s section of newspaper
F or f female   s/o son of
f/o father of   s-i-l/o sister-in-law of
grf/o grandfather of   sis/o sister of
grm/o grandmother of   u/o uncle of
kia killed in action   w/o wife of
M or m male      

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Last Name First Name Obit Date Page
Abbe Clayton W. 12/22/1945 1
Abbey Eleanor 2/3/1948 7
Abbey Mary Kukler 5/16/1940 2
Abbey Mose 9/13/2028 6
Abbey Orson J. 3/31/1932 4
Abbey Walter 4/7/1932 s2/p1
Abbott Cora E Kitchen 6/23/1939 5
Abbott James E. Jr. 11/20/1930 4
Abbott John 8/27/1931 5
Abbott Matthew 4/29/1947 7
Abbott Phill 6/2/1943 1
Abbott Walter Roy 5/20/1948 13
Abbott William Collin 6/30/1932 6
Abrams Bert 2/26/1943 7
Absher Howard 9/17/1936 1
Acker Alta C. 3/11/1949 10
Acker Edward 10/20/1932 s2/p8
Acker George S. 5/20/1943 10
Acker Ida Belle 5/9/1949 8
Acker Sarah 7/5/1939 4
Acker William 12/27/1948 9
Ackerman Edwin M 6/25/1941 4
Ackerman George 11/30/1942 2
Ackerman Loretta 12/28/1943 2
Ackerman William Ralph 3/1/1934 4
Ackley Floyd 4/29/1942 4
Ackley Kenneth R. 2/10/1945 1
Acklin Christ 12/16/1939 3
Acosta Louis 12/29/1948 1
Adam Mrs. William 7/25/1947 4
Adamcek Rozalia 12/1/1932 6
Adamcik Philip 6/21/2028 6
Adams Anna Mc Caughna 7/3/1944 6
Adams Elizabeth Hart 8/9/1934 3
Adams Floyd 1/6/1941 4
Adams Frank H. 6/15/1950 4
Adams Gertrude 7/28/1941 4
Adams Herbert 6/6/2029 8
Adams John T. 6/18/1949 1
Adams Lorentina 11/25/1947 11
Adams Mrs. Howard 7/11/1945 14
Adams Myron E. 1/30/1930 1
Adams Rachel 3/23/1949 9
Adams Richard 12/6/2028 5
Adams Robert 1/20/1949 13
Adams Sharon Lee 3/13/1950 8
Adams Susie Jane 8/18/1950 9
Adams William 8/2/2028 1&4
Adamski Vincent 6/21/2028 1
Adkinson Joseph 8/1/2029 6
Adsit Franklin 2/26/1947 3
Aeschliman Carolyn Sue 5/31/1946 1
Aftoora Fred 6/1/1945 1
Ahman Mrs. Henry 10/27/1932 5
Aiken Douglas J. 8/20/1936 2
Aker Harland Leroy 7/12/1944 2
Aker Lily Goold 2/1/1943 5
Akey Albert 4/17/1947 4
Albee Dorothy Louise 12/11/1945 2
Albee Esther Donaldson 11/3/1941 4
Albee Franklin G. 11/8/1934 8
Albee Hannah Spencer 12/21/1933 6
Albee Leon R. 8/30/1944 6
Albee Malissa 12/18/1936 2
Albee Philip Franklin 6/3/1940 1
Albee Ralph 7/15/1941 1
Albirte Mary Etta Bell 11/7/2029 2&3
Albirte North Emanuel 2/2/1933 3
Albrecht Caroline 4/17/1941 6
Albrecht Herman 1/2/1948 9
Albright Mrs Henry 10/16/1940 3
Alderman Jessie 2/2/1949 5
Aldrich Mrs Riley 11/18/1941 9
Aldrich Orson 1/19/1939 8
Aldridge Hester E. 1/24/1935 3
Alexander Carrie 12/5/1950 10
Alexander Harry 1/28/1932 1
Alexander Judd 5/17/2028 5
Alexander Mabel 9/18/1943 3
Alexander Margery 10/28/1948 7
Alexander Nellie 7/10/1945 6
Alexander Robert Alden 12/19/1945 3
Alexander William Martin 11/5/1936 s3/p4
Alguire Mrs. M. J. 10/5/1933 5
Allen Andrew 2/14/1941 4
Allen Anna 9/24/1936 s3/p2
Allen Blanche Cecil Dean 12/29/1937 1
Allen Frank 11/10/1943 1
Allen Herbert 9/20/1950 1
Allen Ida Hunt 2/21/1941 5
Allen Irene Cooley 3/14/2029 5
Allen James M. 4/15/1937 6
Allen Joseph F. 7/15/1944 1
Allen Leon J. 10/31/2029 6
Allen Letta Fillmore 4/7/1932 s2/p1
Allen Mary Burns 3/22/2028 5
Allen Mary Lewis 8/14/1930 2
Allen Miland 2/26/1942 5
Allen Mrs. John 2/7/2029 5
Allen Perry 5/14/1947 1
Allen Victoria 4/4/1941 5
Aller Minnie 11/8/1945 3
Allis Jessie 8/9/1943 6
Allis Susie 12/26/1946 2
Allis Vivian 4/17/1930 5
Allison Belle Cordella 6/27/2029 s2/p4
Allspaugh Mathias 8/16/1943 4
Allswede Earl 7/23/1936 1
Allswede Fred 3/18/1947 7
Allswede George 3/24/1938 8
Allswede Hazel Irish 3/3/1941 4
Allswede Lyle 7/18/1939 6
Allswede Mrs. W. H. 2/23/1950 11
Allswede Winifred 8/30/1948 9
Altman .August 9/30/1941 1
Altman August E. 1/10/2029 5
Altman Mary 4/16/1943 2
Altman William F. 4/3/1930 5
Alton Mary Owens 4/25/1940 10
Alvord Addie S. Moore 2/15/1938 6
Alvord Bonnie Lee 2/12/1938 1
Alvord Burt J. 3/8/1934 1
Alvord Justin P 8/9/1939 3
Amadon Mary 7/4/1935 ?
Ames Arlington 3/28/1935 1
Ames Delevan 10/7/1947 1
Ames Mary Hollinger 6/16/1943 3
Amie Charles T. Sr. 5/17/2028 1
Amos Mrs. Charles 2/2/1933 s2/p2
Amsbury Joseph 7/2/1931 6
Amsden Dorothy 12/1/1943 1
Ancell Pete 1/3/1939 6
Anders Nelson B. 11/8/1937 6
Anderson Addie 3/18/1947 7
Anderson Adolph 1/20/1945 3
Anderson Alec 4/7/1932 5
Anderson Alma 12/17/1949 7
Anderson Bess 6/30/1949 1
Anderson Cash 10/11/1934 3
Anderson Chester A. 1/6/1938 6
Anderson Emil 11/17/1947 4
Anderson Ethel 8/30/1949 8
Anderson Harry 10/7/1942 9
Anderson Henry A 7/16/1942 3
Anderson "John ""Jack""Reardon" 4/12/1934 1
Anderson John H. 1/10/1948 1
Anderson Mrs. John 3/11/1937 s2/p6
Anderson Rollie D. 2/22/1943 6
Anderson Sarah F 4/8/1940 7
Anderson Vernor Guy 4/25/1950 1
Anderson Wilbur Earl 4/10/1939 8
Anderson William 1/13/1941 1
Andress Katherine Fay 1/10/2029 7
Andrews Betty 9/7/1933 1
Andrews Ernest 8/24/1933 1
Andrews Henry Lavern 10/9/1942 7
Andrews Minnie 3/30/1933 s2/p3
Andrews Mrs. Glenn 9/28/1950 2
Andrick Barbara Jean 2/1/1934 5
Andrick Mrs. Harley 2/22/1934 5
Anger Beverly Ray (m) 9/10/1940 5
Anger Duane F. 8/19/1944 1
Anger Elizabeth 10/2/1930 6
Anger Emily 2/15/1946 3
Anger Liza M. 12/17/1948 11
Anger William Thomas 12/20/1943 1
Angus Lorin 8/3/1933 s2/p8
Anibal Mary J. 4/10/1930 2
Anibel James 5/1/1930 4
Anible Albert 8/2/1944 12
Anible Fred 3/6/1946 12
Anible John 10/30/1930 s2/p2
Annibel Maxine Elaine 1/7/1932 5
Anspauch John 12/5/1939 2
Anthony LaVern J. 12/24/1948 8
Apple Jacob 1/2/1930 6
Apple Jennette 6/19/1945 4
Apple Meredith A. 11/8/2028 3
Applebaum Sadie 5/18/1948 11
Appleman Minerva Smith 1/31/2029 s2/p7
Aquilar Lillie 4/27/1950 4
Arbuckle William 9/19/2029 s2/p7
Arbury Andrew S. 3/7/1999 1
Arbury Howard W. Jr. 12/14/1933 5
Archambault Vitaline A. 11/15/1945 9
Archer Duane Denton 10/9/1930 2
Archer Jerry 1/9/1936 s3/92
Archer Judith Melanie 4/18/1949 10
Archer Ronald Ross 3/16/1942 8
Archer Warren 7/6/1939 1
Arehart David C. 7/3/1950 1
Argyle Dena 1/3/2029 2
Argyle John 9/5/1939 4
Argyle William 3/30/1944 1
Arman Kenneth 3/1/1934 6
Arman Elihue 1/20/1943 3
Armbruster Fred 8/9/1940 2
Armon Billy 10/30/1946 1
Armstrong Curtis Ray 2/4/1937 3
Armstrong Edward Reginald 5/12/1941 4
Armstrong Elizabeth 1/23/1930 5
Armstrong Emily Walker 2/23/1939 6
Armstrong Fred 5/17/1938 6
Armstrong J. W. 12/4/1930 2
Armstrong Thelma Yeager 4/25/2029 4
Arndt Ferdinand L. 11/18/1946 4
Arndt Robert H. 3/14/1949 9
Arndt William Sr. 1/14/1947 5
Arnold Chloe Powell 1/7/1939 1
Arnold Emma 3/29/2028 3
Arnold Iva Sias 8/7/1930 2
Arnold Mary Ann 3/1/1950 15
Arnold Mrs. Samuel 2/8/1939 4
Arnold Odell 5/23/1935 6
Arnold "Perry, Rev." 3/2/1949 6
Arnold Raymond Carl 9/9/1944 3
Arnold Rose 1/6/1948 7
Arnold Sarah 8/28/1947 3
Arriaga Mamie 11/17/1938 6
Arris Henry 8/26/1943 3
Arthur Eugene 10/2/1930 6
Artis Jay Ralph 5/8/1950 9
Ashby George 9/2/1950 1
Ashley Lewis A. 7/11/2029 4
Ashmun George Coates 6/27/2029 2
Atchison William Elmer 6/5/1947 2
Atkins A. T. 5/21/1931 2
Atkins Clara Mae Woodry 10/21/1941 1
Atkins Matilda 5/6/1949 1
Atkinson Emma 5/22/1930 7
Atkinson Mrs. 3/26/1931 6
Atkinson Thomas W. 7/2/1936 1
Atwell Henry 8/16/1939 1
Atwell Lydia Burt 5/11/1933 4
Ault John S. 6/4/1938 3
Austin Bonnie Eloise 2/28/2029 3
Austin Dorr 8/10/1950 10
Austin Edward W. 2/22/1934 1
Austin Eugene 5/22/1945 2
Austin Francelia 6/30/1944 3
Austin James 8/11/1932 s2/p3
Austin Marvin Lawrence 12/9/1939 2
Austin Maude A. 1/27/1943 1
Austin Thelma 11/29/2028 8
Avery Albert H 1/3/1941 4
Avery Darrell L. 4/13/1944 1
Avery Doris 4/10/1930 5
Awrey Herbert Sr. 4/16/1941 3
Ayers Bryon Leroy 3/21/2029 6
Ayres Robert 12/8/1937 9

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