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
Dafoe Herbert 11/6/1947 5
Dague Frank R. 1/21/1946 5
Dague Mrs Alfred 4/6/1942 4
Daherty Helen M. 11/19/1945 1
Dahms Julius 1/24/1935 7
Dahms Minnie Haefka 10/4/2028 4
Daily Emma 3/2/1949 4
Dalrymple Emily 4/5/1939 5
Dalrymple Simon H. 5/23/2029 5
Dan Charles Louis 6/21/1943 3
Dana Cleveland 9/7/1933 1
Dancer Fred 8/29/1949 9
Danenberg Fredricka 6/27/2029 8
Danenberg Leonard 4/30/1931 3
Dangault Antoine 5/22/1930 3
Daniells Thomas W 7/30/1941 1
Daniels Anthony 1/2/1930 s2/p4
Daniels Baby girl 1/28/1937 s3/p4
Daniels Charles 7/30/1943 1
Daniels Ronald Louis 2/14/1935 4
Daniels Samuel 4/24/1950 9
Dans Mrs. George 12/6/1948 2
Dantre (Doutre) Edward 4/3/1944 3
D'Arcy Evaline 6/23/1939 5
Darling Effie Jane 9/19/1947 7
Darlington Agnes 12/19/1950 11
Darlington Lowry 12/18/1941 5
Dashner Eugene 3/27/1930 8
Dashner Mrs George 8/13/1940 3
Dasky Alex 9/28/1945 2
Dast Albert 9/23/1944 1
Dast Leon 7/5/1945 4
Datte Melvin 6/21/1948 1
Dauberman Hugh Franklin 3/16/1942 8
Daudson Mrs. 10/23/1930 6
Davenport Charles A. 5/8/1944 4
Davids Nora V. 3/28/2029 s2/p2
Davids Gertie M. 9/6/1950 1
Davidson James 6/20/1935 4
Davidson Lena 8/14/1950 12
Davidson Margaret 9/2/1941 8
Davidson Margaret Glasgow 8/13/1945 1
Davidson Marvin 8/22/2029 3
Davidson Milton B. 12/17/1945 7
Davidson Richard B. 2/1/1939 1
Davidson Thomas Herbert 7/1/1946 8
Davis Mrs. Lewis 6/23/1932 s2/p7
Davis Archer 10/10/2029 s2/p5
Davis Charles 10/20/1943 6
Davis Charles Richard 6/15/1943 1
Davis Clarence E. 4/2/1949 7
Davis Clayton 5/17/1939 6
Davis Dorthy Mae 5/12/1932 5
Davis Ellen Brink 3/7/1944 2
Davis Floyd 11/9/1948 9
Davis Fred 3/28/1950 10
Davis Fred P. 4/14/1945 2
Davis George 11/17/1948 14
Davis George W 3/20/1941 5
Davis H. B. 3/21/2029 3
Davis Harley Jr. 11/19/1948 1
Davis Herbert 2/5/1931 s2/p1
Davis Jerry 11/17/1941 7
Davis Kenneth Lloyd 8/7/1930 5
Davis Lee 6/1/1933 7
Davis Leroy 8/4/1932 s2/p3
Davis Lynn 5/4/1949 15
Davis Margaret Meredith 6/26/1939 1
Davis Mary Elizabeth 5/22/1930 4
Davis Maynard 6/5/1945 1
Davis Mrs. Hugh 8/10/1933 3
Davis Mrs. Richard 1/14/1949 5
Davis Orlin O. 1/15/1931 7
Davis Richard 6/1/1943 2
Davis Rolland Ellis 7/31/1941 3
Davis Veda 8/13/1948 9
Davis Willis Russell 2/6/1942 3
Davis Wilson L. 4/26/1947 1
Davison Jack 2/19/1941 7
Dawe Emily 2/10/1945 5
Dawson T. U. 2/7/2029 s2/p5
Day Emma Schwartz 2/18/1939 1
Day Jack 6/18/1936 1
Day John C. 5/26/1950 1
Day Mary M. 11/16/1945 6
Day Myron 2/1/1939 2
Day Sarah Elizabeth 3/30/1933 1
Day William J. 10/28/1950 1
De Bolt Edith 3/1/1934 3
De Bolt Elizabeth 10/4/1934 8
De Bolt Jefferson 7/6/1938 8
De Bolt Leroy 4/8/1937 s2/p2
de Fraga Estelle 4/18/1946 3
De Geer Jack 4/5/1934 6
De Guise Anna 8/23/1934 6
De Guise Louis 9/22/1938 2
De Hart Herbert 9/20/1934 8
De Laney Edward L. 8/22/1935 6
De Long f. child 12/24/1931 7
De Long L. E. 6/23/1932 5
De Long Leo Leroy 1/12/1939 6
De Long Lewis 4/25/1945 8
De Long Pauline Sheldon 3/19/1938 2
De Lorme James Finley 5/10/1934 5
De Pew A. L. 3/9/1933 4
De Shone "Kenneth ""Sailor""" 11/18/1946 1
De Vore Douglas 12/21/1937 8
De Witt Jacob 3/17/1938 5
DeAgostino Angela Marie 10/10/2029 8
Dean Arthur 3/7/1941 4
Dean Donald 4/19/2028 1
Dean E. C. 9/19/2029 3
Dean Elizabeth Stowits 12/8/1932 3
Dean Frances 4/19/2028 1
Dean James 2/23/2028 7
Dean Jane Baker 1/24/1935 5
Dean Margaret Anna 4/19/2028 1
Dean Mrs. 5/4/1933 s2/p7
Dean Thomas 10/9/1930 6
Dean William Dennis 2/16/1943 2
Dean Pauline F. 12/21/1944 3
Deans Perry 3/15/2028 4
Debolt Eugene 8/1/1941 6
Debolt James 12/20/2028 6
DeBolt James 1/3/2029 7
DeBolt Jane 12/19/2029 6
Debolt Lester Clare 8/9/2028 5
DeBruin Mrs. R.I. 6/22/1939 4
Decator John 3/29/1950 2
Decker Floyd 6/8/1933 7
Decker Mrs. Francis J. 5/9/1944 3
Decker Viola Sharpe 12/26/1939 8
Dedloff "Edward W., Jr." 10/31/1947 1
Deeter Abbie McNeil 2/14/2029 8
Deiner Marvin C. 5/16/1934 s2/p8
Deisher Arthur H. 5/4/1950 13
Deisher Minnie 4/1/1949 11
Deisher Winnie M. Haney 11/8/1934 1
Deitsch Frederick Harold 8/8/1950 1
Deitsch Jacob 6/27/1949 9
Delaney Julia Foote 5/21/1936 6
Delano Clinton A. 2/3/1943 12
Delano Hugh Joseph 5/22/1939 4
Deline Dora 4/7/1938 9
Deline Drucy L. Baker 7/5/2028 3
Deline Grace 5/3/1941 3
Dell Henry 12/19/1938 8
Delong Bert 6/20/1935 s2/p6
DeLong Carl 5/3/2028 3
Deman Jessie 5/10/2028 7
Demlow Ace Arthur 6/27/1941 3
DeMond John Adolph 8/17/1942 4
Demski Albert 8/1/1935 7
Demski Henry 7/10/1946 6
Demski Josephine 12/24/1947 9
Demsky Aggie 3/22/1934 4
Demsky Joseph 1/30/1936 8
Dengler Philomina Rasch 3/24/1941 5
Denison Luke 4/28/1941 1
Dennis Mrs. Herbert C. 7/2/1949 6
Dennison Anna Barlow 12/3/1940 2
Dennison Mrs Luke 11/30/1940 2
Denome Rose Dutra 12/13/1939 9
Dent Mrs George 7/22/1939 3
Dent Mrs H.Thomas 11/21/1941 5
Denton Robert 9/23/1940 1
Denzer George 1/28/1949 5
DePew Mrs. D. A. 11/14/2029 5
Des Jardins Arthur 10/2/1946 5
Des Jardins Mrs. Norman 2/25/1937 3
Desmond Frank 12/18/1937 1
Devericks John 1/3/2029 6
Devericks Rebecca 12/27/1943 8
Devricks Luther 3/29/2028 4
DeWitt Beverly J Alvord 10/20/1942 2
Dexter Margaret Reardon 3/16/1938 8
Deyoe Dr. A. A. 6/23/1948 5
Dial Elizabeth H. 1/11/1938 6
Dial John E 12/22/1941 8
Dice Arthur 11/16/1942 4
Dice David W. 3/11/1937 s3/p2
Dice Fred 8/24/1950 13
Dice John 8/20/1936 s2/p7
Dice Laura 2/16/1933 7
Dice Pearlie W. 4/21/1948 11
Dickman Mabel 4/17/1950 11
Dickman William Sr. 5/18/1939 1
Didzun Fred 5/26/1941 5
Dieteker Anna J. 3/29/1934 8
Dietiker Albert 5/18/1938 8
Dietiker Fred 12/18/1936 3
Dietiker William Earl 4/22/1942 10
Dietlein Frederick J 11/29/1939 4
Dietrick Parker 8/30/1940 5
Dietz Christian J. 6/21/1946 2
Dilabaugh Emma 1/28/1943 5
Dilley Alice 5/9/1946 2
Dingman Mae Foote 6/4/1945 5
Dingman Mrs Harry 2/9/1942 4
Dingwell Lelia 5/9/2029 s2/p1
Dittmore Mrs. Albert 6/15/1945 2
Doan Emma 9/19/1942 6
Doan Ruth 1/23/1950 1
Doan William 9/9/1944 3
Dobney Mrs. George 7/15/1943 3
Docey Harriet 3/20/1930 4
Dockham Ethel Venner 3/20/1939 5
Dodd Ann 3/28/1950 9
Doede Anton A 2/19/1941 6
Doehring Lawrence 3/21/2029 s2/p8
Doherty Alfred J. 9/26/2029 6
Doherty Joseph M. 6/11/1931 1
Doherty Mrs. A. J. Jr. 10/17/2029 3
Doil Janet 3/28/1939 3
Dolan Stephen 10/13/1938 2
Domeny David 11/10/1945 4
Dominy David 6/10/1948 3
Dominy Mollie Evans 10/1/1942 12
Donaghue George 7/23/1946 2
Donaldson Duane Eugene 8/5/1950 1
Donaldson Jane Jeffrey 6/15/1944 2
Donley Leon L 8/25/1941 1
Donovan Minnie 6/30/1932 8
Dooley Lawrence 1/9/1941 3
Dooley Mary 3/18/1941 3
Dopp Doneta Lee 10/7/1950 7
Dorland Ralph E. 5/15/1948 1
Dorr Anna M. Bailey 7/9/1936 s2/p6
Dorr Cora 10/25/1949 11
Dorr Mary Ann 12/1/1937 6
Dorr Rosella Cronkright 3/21/2029 5
Dorward William 4/9/1946 5
Dosson Marion 10/23/1930 s2/p1
Dotte Eileen 6/29/1933 3
Dougher Edward J. Dr. 8/1/1935 1
Dougher Margaret 12/9/1949 2
Dougherty Dewey E. 2/18/1950 7
Dougherty James 8/10/1943 6
Dougherty Jesse Francis 6/28/1938 6
Dougherty William 12/4/1940 3
Doughty Donna Florence 2/19/1931 5
Doutre Francis 2/2/1933 6
Doutre Josephine 11/19/1931 3
Doutre Steve 7/29/1942 12
Dow Martha 3/31/1949 1
Dow Willard Henry 3/31/1949 1
Dow Herbert Henry 10/5/1930 1
Dowker Robert 10/19/1937 6
Dowker William J. 3/16/1944 6
Dowling Margret Wagner 7/10/1937 6
Dowling Mrs. Edward 5/31/1934 s2/p4
Downs Edith Pearl 10/16/1941 1
Downs William 7/23/1931 8
Downs William T. 6/4/1945 1
Doyle Anna Mary 11/13/1948 7
Doyle James 5/19/1932 6
Doyle Robert J. 11/19/1948 10
Doyle Ruth 4/4/1935 6
Drain Daniel Webster 4/26/1948 9
Drake Barbara Jean 8/23/1934 5
Drake Fred 10/18/1934 1
Drake Leslie Leroy 8/27/1948 1
Draves .August 8/15/1940 1
Draves Carl 7/5/1941 3
Draves Daisy 8/15/2029 6
Draves Daniel 8/29/2029 6
Draves Dewey 5/9/2029 2
Draves Fletcher 5/24/1937 6
Draves Margaret Spoerls 10/29/1942 3
Draves Michael 5/29/1944 2
Draves Pauline 11/26/1938 6
Drayton Vernon C. 12/12/1949 9
Drew Anna 2/23/2028 5
Drew H. 3/20/1930 s2/p8
Drew Joseph Orlie 1/2/1936 s2/p6
Driesbach Grace 12/5/1935 1
Driver Charles Wesley 7/20/1933 6
Droomer Gertrude M. 12/19/2029 4
Drummond Alice Louise 4/30/1931 5
Drummond Elizabeth Stevenson 11/2/1933 6
Drummond James J. 9/27/1945 1
Drummond Richard 10/20/1947 9
Du Lude Elizabeth 4/24/1946 3
Duberville Maxine Beverly 9/5/2029 5
Duberville Ruth Flenikeu 2/4/1932 5
Duberville William 10/12/1933 3
Dubord Allan J. 4/28/1944 3
Dubord Arthur J Sr. 3/28/1942 3
Duby Emery 7/17/1947 2
Duby Lillian 5/17/1949 4
Duby William 12/23/1939 4
Ducey Margaret D 5/1/1942 6
Ducham Joseph 8/29/1941 2
Dudd Charles E. 7/25/1935 7
Dudd Hatman 6/21/2028 5
Dudd Nellie Lourim 10/11/1934 1
Dudley Dessalee 3/14/1949 9
Dudley R. V. 1/23/1947 2
Dudley William 4/24/1941 10
Duel Elon L. 12/28/1949 13
Duffett Frederick 7/11/2029 7
Duffy Ada 3/8/1934 7
DuFord Alfred 3/25/1942 2
Duford Joseph 9/12/1949 1
Duford Nellie E. 10/18/1944 3
Duggan Joseph Daniel 3/28/1947 7
Dull Ida Eckley 11/27/1940 6
Dull Jacob V. 3/22/1950 15
Dumas Diane Marie 2/21/1948 7
Dumont Eugene 5/31/1939 5
Dumont Floyd 12/9/1948 15
Dumont Prudent 6/28/1934 5
Dumont Richard 8/2/1948 1
Dunbar Clara 8/2/1949 6
Dunbar Harvey L. 10/26/1950 2
Dunbar J. W. 6/15/1933 5
Dundar Eliza 1/24/2029 2&4
Dundas Margaret Mc Cann 5/25/1933 8
Dundas William 2/29/1944 6
Dunlop Allen 6/9/1932 4
Dunlop Esther 4/7/1932 6
Dunn Arnold 3/7/1940 12
Dunn Ernest 1/18/1947 2
Dunn Ferdinand 12/7/1939 24
Dunn George 12/15/1941 3
Dunn John Frederick 5/6/1949 9
Dunn Maurice 3/15/1939 8
Dunn Reuben 4/23/1947 14
Dunne James Alden 12/30/1938 4
Dunning Lydia 12/6/2028 1
Dunning William 4/12/1934 1
Dunshee Mrs D.E. 10/27/1941 5
Dupuis Peter 3/10/1932 s2/p8
Duquette Bonnie Jean 4/18/1935 s2/p8
Durbin Clema Bergtold 8/22/1935 2
Durbin Florence 1/31/1935 5
Durbin Mrs. T. A. 2/26/1948 9
Durgan Joseph H. 10/10/1950 12
Durkee Eva 11/18/1939 2
Durow Charles 4/2/1931 6
Dusenbury Frank H. 12/4/1930 s2/p4
Duso Fred Jr. 12/27/2028 1
Dutnell Flora 3/12/1931 s2/p3
Dwyer Jerry 2/27/1936 2
Dye Albert C. 8/16/1948 7
Dye Charles F. 9/11/1950 10
Dye John C. 11/27/1950 8
Dye Nancy Ellen 3/20/1930 4&7
Dyer Mrs. Joseph 7/28/1932 8
Dyer Stanley Thomas 7/11/1944 1
Dymond Ella 10/23/1944 3
Dziadosz Carlotte 11/21/1935 4
Dziurka Alex 9/14/1950 1

 

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