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
Faber Will 5/13/1938 4
Fahning Anna Sophie 7/14/1932 8
Failling Emmett 10/24/2029 7
Fails Mrs. A. 3/9/1933 s2/p4
Fairbanks Mrs. 12/10/1931 6
Fairchild Eliza M. 8/12/1944 2
Fairchild Harmon L 5/22/1941 1
Fairchild Hattie Brown 11/5/1936 1
Fairchild Leon R. 6/25/1931 6
Fairchild Philla 2/26/1946 5
Fairchild Thomas 6/7/1948 7
Fairchilds Chloe Bergman 1/8/1941 12
Fairclough Jane 7/6/1945 6
Fairclough William 9/20/1949 8
Fairman Margaret 9/6/1934 4
Faler Sherman & Sharon 1/21/1940 6
Fales Ira D 12/4/1939 1
Fales Ira J. 5/3/1945 3
Fales Ira Jr. 7/23/1936 1
Fales Mary E 1/5/1942 1
Fales Sadie E. 8/7/1946 3
Falk Augusta 3/29/1934 4
Falk Herman 9/19/1935 4
Falkowski Thomas 1/14/1944 3
Fall Ethel May 12/20/1948 2
Fallowitz Bernard 6/7/1934 1
Falls Alice 12/4/1945 2
Falor Alexander 3/21/2029 8
Falor Catherine Irene 2/1/1939 3
Falor Frank 2/23/1933 s2/p8
Fancher Mrs. James 3/17/1932 5
Fancon Louis G. 9/13/1937 1
Fanning Michael 2/2/1939 6
Farison James A 6/16/1941 4
Farling Mattie Viola 8/12/1940 4
Farlow Mary Katherine 10/22/1938 6
Farlow Sandra Lee 9/14/1938 4
Farmer Elizabeth 1/18/1943 6
Farmer Elizabeth 1/25/1943 5
Farmer Elizabeth S 1/9/1940 6
Farmer Eugene 9/17/1936 4
Farmer John 8/23/2028 1
Farmer Stephen P 8/28/1939 4
Farmer William Elroy 8/25/1941 5
Farnsworth Fales 4/3/1939 5
Farnsworth Minnie A. 1/24/1935 3
Farnsworth Raymond G. 3/11/1948 1
Farr Alice Comfort 12/1/1932 7
Farr Charles A. 8/25/1949 13
Farr Fred 1/15/1931 1
Farr Mrs. Gurden 6/29/1946 3
Farrell James 5/22/1937 3
Farrier George Ambrose 3/8/2028 1
Farrow Herman 12/10/1936 2
Farrow William 12/1/1937 7
Farson Alexander 12/1/1932 1
Farson Chester Thomas 11/3/1948 8
Fath Chester Allen 7/21/1943 4
Fath Frank 7/8/1942 4
Fath Iva 3/17/1939 4
Fath John 9/10/1948 9
Fath Mathias 10/30/1945 2
Fathey Jack 7/11/1941 1
Fauble Effie 6/22/1946 3
Faucher Margaret C. 7/1/1938 3
Favel Ennie 11/28/2029 4
Faye Catherine Fleming 1/2/1930 8
Feathers Charles H. 11/29/2028 8
Federer Magdelen 9/20/1934 5
Federer Veronica 7/23/1936 s2/p2
Feighner Anna 2/25/1937 2
Feighner Carrie B. 6/12/1950 13
Feighner Edna Bertuleit 9/26/1938 1
Felice Theresa 6/12/1939 5
Fenby Mrs. Lad 10/23/1944 3
Fendt Anthony 9/13/1945 2
Fenski Bertha 3/28/2028 s2/p3
Fenski Lulu M. Angus 3/11/1939 4
Fensmore George 6/20/1940 1
Fenton Dora Belle 12/29/1948 9
Fenton Lena 5/1/1941 3
Fenton Mrs. Sam 3/10/1938 8
Ferens Anthony L 6/7/1940 3
Ferguson Adam 2/5/1943 3
Ferguson Alice Amelia Sly 10/21/1946 7
Ferguson Benjamin 5/31/1934 5
Ferguson Erle D. Maj. 7/25/1938 1
Ferguson George 5/31/1934 5
Ferguson Nellie Haskins 5/9/2029 5
Ferguson William H. 6/11/1931 6
Ferrell Adele M 10/1/1940 6
Ferrick James 8/21/1944 6
Ferries "C. T., Dr." 6/25/1947 8
Ferrio Madaline 3/18/1949 2
Fetterolf William D. 5/22/1943 3
Fetters Mrs 5/17/1941 2
Feusse Henry 8/25/1942 3
Feusse Herman 11/28/1938 1
Feusse Victor Lawrence 11/24/1932 5
Fick Carl 10/23/1948 7
Fick Diane Carol 5/10/1945 6
Fick Emil 8/9/1948 1
Fick Lena Nieman 4/4/1935 s2/p2
Fick "Otto, Jr." 8/31/1950 14
Fick William 1/26/1946 2
Field Esther 5/14/1942 10
Fields Marilyn 9/7/1950 3
Fields Paul 4/3/1940 1
Fike Carrie 2/10/1941 4
Fike Edwin 12/2/1941 1
Fike Rachel Pike 1/2/1940 4
Filcek Anastasia 6/13/1944 2
Filcek Edvin E 2/27/1940 8
Fillingham Ward 11/19/1931 5
Fillmore Christena A. 11/23/1948 13
Fillmore Ernest 9/18/1946 11
Fillmore Lulu Grace 5/4/1950 13
Fillmore Mahlon R. 11/9/1933 2
Fillmore Millard H. 2/10/1947 1
Fillmore William H. 10/2/1947 1
Finch Warden 6/28/1934 5
Finn Mrs. David 11/19/1946 2
Finnegan Hazel Gould 9/1/1937 5
Finney Clare 7/6/1933 1
Finney Eleanor 2/17/1944 4
Finney Lawrence Laverne 2/6/1930 5&7
Finnigan John 12/6/1943 4
Fisch Henry 5/25/1942 7
Fischer Arthur 2/11/1950 7
Fischer Charles E. 3/24/1949 18
Fisher Bernard 12/5/2029 2&3
Fisher Carl Uriah 6/21/1944 2
Fisher Ella 4/21/1941 5
Fisher George 7/2/1931 5
Fisher Josephine Della 3/19/1945 2
Fisher Leo 3/30/1938 8
Fisher Leona Carter 2/8/1934 s2/p1
Fisher Leone Carter 2/8/1934 3
Fisher Marjorie Marie 9/3/1931 5
Fisher Melvin 8/29/1942 6
Fisher Minnie 1/17/2029 6
Fisher Mrs. Thomas 11/28/2029 2
Fisher Nelda May 12/20/2028 2
Fisher Roberta 10/29/1943 1
Fisher Susan Frances 3/10/1949 13
Fisher Thomas 11/1/1948 9
Fisher Tommy 10/18/1949 1
Fishtorn inf girl 6/13/2029 s2/p3
Fittenger Ida Boutin 9/6/1938 2
Fitz Emma Roach 3/1/1943 1
Fitz Louis 5/6/1949 1
Fitzgibbon John 11/8/1941 1
Fitzgibbon Kate 3/20/1944 1
Fitzmorrice Laura Sian 1/21/1932 5
Fitzsimmons Huge 1/2/1945 2
Flack H. James 6/2/1943 3
Flashman Eliza Mildred 11/29/1940 4
Flashman Frederick Edwin 8/1/1941 4
Fleet Neva Munger 10/13/1944 8
Fleigel Cordelia Munger 12/27/1938 2
Fleming Albert Roy 8/3/1945 1
Fleming Dorothy L Grigsby 4/10/1939 5
Fleming Mary 4/6/1950 7
Fletcher Robert 1/16/1936 s2/p7
Flickinger Harry 11/15/1934 5
Flickinger Harry W. 4/9/1943 5
Flock Edward 3/28/1940 11
Floeter Fred H. 3/4/1950 7
Flore Andrew J. 8/29/1946 1
Florence Fred 5/3/1949 9
Florey John Ray 2/27/1950 9
Flowers Andrew 11/7/1935 6
Fluelling Colin 8/21/1947 7
Fluelling John 7/26/1943 1
Fockler Paul D 12/15/1939 1
Foerster Melvin 5/14/1936 1
Foldesi Julius F 4/27/1940 3
Foldesi Mrs. J. 2/7/2029 2
Folk Nick 3/16/1950 10
Fontaine Mrs. Joseph 1/10/2029 s2/p7
Foor Edward 10/3/1949 5
Foor Sarah Ellen 10/14/1947 7
Foote Amelea 1/5/2028 2
Foote Charles G. 1/3/1946 8
Foote Charles N. 12/29/1932 s2/p1
Foote Fred 11/2/1933 5
Foote Mary E Getchall 4/24/1946 2
Foote Peddie Ann 7/26/2028 1
Foraker Burch 4/4/1935 3
Forbes Louise Hetzel 2/14/1935 8
Forbes Mathias 6/8/1939 12
Ford Anna Coy 1/18/1946 8
Ford Hilles 9/12/2029 s2/p3
Fordney Joseph W. 1/14/1932 5
Foreman Amos H. 3/22/1934 2
Foreman Amos H. 3/29/1934 8
Forney Alice Frances 4/4/1950 4
Forsberg Harold E. 11/23/1948 1
Forsberg Lena Holstrom 10/1/1936 4
Forsberg Oliver 3/12/1938 1
Forsberg Ollie E. 11/24/1944 7
Forster Alberta 3/8/1949 9
Forster George Edward 2/6/1941 5
Forsyth William 4/26/2028 3
Forsythe Fred 4/28/1932 s2/p7
Fortney Lexie Gulliver 8/15/1935 s2/p1
Fosgitt Clyde 5/17/1938 6
Fosgitt Ronald 5/14/1936 6
Fosgitt W. W. 12/10/1931 5
Foster Alma Tippin 9/17/1931 5
Foster Christian 3/17/1945 3
Foster Edith R. 3/3/1932 6
Foster Ernest C. 1/16/1930 1
Foster Eugene 10/4/2028 1
Foster Fred 1/26/1933 5
Foster Goldie 11/13/1930 5
Foster Harriet Dorr 1/5/2028 1
Foster Jack E. 5/19/1932 1
Foster John Sherman 1/19/1944 6
Foster Laura 1/4/1950 5
Foster Laura Agnes 11/15/1943 1
Foster Mary Louise 4/23/1940 4
Foster Mrs. Hiram 6/4/1931 5
Foster Mrs. William 9/22/1948 20
Fountain Alice Sova 3/10/1932 s2/p8
Fourney Effie 11/27/1941 9
Fowler Ester Norma 8/28/1930 2&4
Fowler infant 9/22/1932 2
Fowler Oliver 3/11/1949 10
Fowler Otto 8/13/1942 12
Fox Beatrice 4/7/1932 s2/p1
Fox Henry 12/11/1941 13
Fox Herman 11/22/2028 6
Fox Lawrence R. 7/2/1948 8
Fox Marion Angelo 10/23/1945 5
Fox Morgan O. 11/1/1937 6
Fox Roy 9/20/1950 17
Fox Della 11/1/1937 6
Foy Anna May 9/13/1943 2
Fradenburg John E. 2/25/1932 6
Fradenburgh Alvira Gillum 5/5/1943 3
Fradenburgh "Jesse, Rev." 5/11/1945 2
Fraedenberg Mrs. William 8/3/1950 4
Fraidenburg James Walter 3/23/1933 5
Fraidenburg Mary 5/31/1934 s2/p5
France Lawrence B. 3/15/1948 6
Francis Donald Dewey 7/18/1950 8
Francis Jessie M. 4/24/1930 1
Francis Jo Ann May 9/9/1938 5
Francis Kate 4/15/1937 s2/p4
Francis Lydia G 7/11/1942 2
Francis Mabel A. 10/27/1947 1
Francis Tommy 10/26/1947 1
Frank Harry 3/16/1933 5
Frank Ludwig 5/1/1939 5
Frank "Max W., Dr." 2/27/1947 10
Franklin Adoniram Judson 5/26/1950 1
Franklin Isabella Johnston 4/26/1943 5
Franklin John S. 10/15/1938 1
Franklin Letitia Johnston 8/27/1942 1
Franklin Wilbur Leroy 2/20/1936 5
Franks Harold 12/23/1947 9
Franz Walter Edward 9/1/1932 2
Fraser Abb 1/30/1930 2&8
Fraser Phoebe 4/1/1940 1
Freeland Clarence J. 2/9/1944 4
Freeland Elizabeth Garner 7/27/1939 6
Freeland Emily Elizabeth 1/11/1947 3
Freeland Mrs. Fayette 8/21/1930 8
Freeland S. Frank 6/14/1934 8
Freeland William 1/31/1938 2
Freeman Mary M. 1/11/1934 6
Freeman William 11/28/1941 1
Freeze Grover 10/18/1948 11
French Esther 7/3/1950 7
French Sylvia May 12/20/2028 6
French Wellington 4/29/1946 6
Freudenmuth Edward C. 1/7/1947 2
Frick Ellen Gertrude 7/15/1946 5
Frick William Newton 4/1/1950 6
Friday Arthur E. 11/18/1946 1
Friedel Max Edward 4/20/1939 4
Friedl George Sr. 7/19/1937 6
Friedl Grace Shonfer 3/14/2029 6
Friedle Ina June 10/17/2029 2
Friedle Vina Eisenlord 7/25/2029 1
Frier Augusta M. 9/3/1948 9
Frisch Thresia Margaret 6/9/1942 2
Fritz Arnold A 2/13/1930 5
Fritz Mrs. Oscar 8/7/1947 7
Frost Caroline 5/9/2029 8
Frost George W. 1/28/1932 1
Frost Infant 3/12/1931 1
Frost Jack 7/8/1942 4
Frost Jotie Kinney 4/1/1937 6
Frost Louisa Phoebe 8/1/2029 4
Frost Ray C. 3/12/1931 s2/p3
Frost Rosie 6/6/2029 s2/p5
Frost Sarah 4/7/1941 6
Frost Susan Orvis 1/17/2029 2
Frugate Marion 7/23/1931 1
Fry Ethel 7/11/1949 5
Fry Margaret 5/8/1947 3
Fry William Amos 12/15/1941 3
Frye Anna 4/2/1936 s2/p2
Frye Beatrice 9/3/1949 6
Frye David M. 1/12/1933 5
Fudala John 5/22/1947 2
Fuhlbrugge Richard 9/4/1945 1
Fuhlmer Derinda 8/26/1943 3
Fuller Clarabelle 4/12/1948 9
Fuller Frank 1/30/1936 6
Fuller Oramel B. 11/7/1935 3
Fuller Phoebe Garness 7/4/2029 5
Fulton Jessie 8/6/1949 6
Fulton William B. 12/18/1945 5
Fultz Emery 3/12/1940 2
Funk Lucille 5/7/1931 5
Furland 5/25/1933 s2/p7
Furness Harold 8/2/1934 2
Furtaw Joseph J. 9/27/1950 16

 

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