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
Gabardiel Fred 12/28/1949 13
Gablonski Anna Cichocki 3/19/1931 5
Gaffney Mary E. 2/24/1947 7
Gaffney Patrick 9/14/1933 3
Gagne Louis 3/25/1942 8
Gagne Sophraine LaLonde 3/25/1942 8
Gaineley E. T. 6/5/1930 5
Gaines Walter Bavin 8/20/1949 7
Gallagher William 9/24/1936 s2/p5
Gallette Harry G. 1/17/1938 1
Gallette Pearl Keaner 8/23/1938 1
Galligan Cora B. 1/6/1945 4
Galloway Bessie Louise 10/1/1949 7
Galloway Marian Edith 12/27/1946 5
Galloway Mary Lou 2/12/1931 5
Gamble Harriet 3/3/1938 1
Gamble Harriet L. 9/27/1934 8
Gamble Mrs Robert 8/22/1942 6
Gangier Frank 2/26/1931 6
Gannon R. W. 10/20/1932 5
Garber Herman 5/31/1941 8
Garber Mrs. Harmon 3/22/1934 7
Gardiner Ewart L. 6/7/1950 1
Gardner Ann 4/2/1931 3
Gardner Anna 12/29/1937 4
Gardner George 12/28/1946 3
Gardner John 1/18/1950 9
Gardner Mrs. David 4/15/1937 s2/p2
Gardner Mrs. John 9/22/1938 3
Gardner Mrs. John R. 9/8/1943 4
Gardner Mrs. Louis 4/28/1949 9
Gardner Mrs. W. H. 4/27/1944 2
Gardner Robert 7/27/1939 6
Gardner William H. 7/24/1930 4
Garland Mrs. Charles 5/6/1948 5
Garlono Henry 7/17/1944 5
Garlono Mrs. Harry 11/29/1934 4
Garner Henry 8/15/2029 3
Garner Nellie Irene Eddy 2/28/2029 3
Garner William Sanders Sr. 6/29/1942 4
Garno John 8/5/1947 1
Garno Wesley 12/23/1949 10
Garrecht Theobolt 1/24/1935 4
Garrett Annie Thurlow 4/16/1936 5
Garrett George 2/2/1939 6
Garrett Janet B. Thurlow 5/4/1943 2
Garrett John 11/7/1938 3
Garrett Lawrence Elton 7/29/1948 11
Garrett Margaret Ann 2/11/1937 6
Garrett Sanuel 3/8/1934 1
Garrish Joe 4/4/1935 s3/p3
Garrlinger Theodore A. 4/10/1939 4
Gartland Michael 7/6/1933 5
Gartung Edward R. Sr. 11/17/1948 7
Gary Barbara Ann 10/14/1947 7
Gary Dean E. 9/24/1944 1
Gast Mrs. John 9/3/1943 3
Gastineau James William 12/18/1946 4
Gates Carol Kay 12/27/1947 7
Gates Catherine 1/17/1938 1
Gates James 1/18/1938 1
Gates Joseph 1/17/1938 1
Gates Nancy 11/17/1932 5
Gates Roy M. 9/11/1950 10
Gauthier John 3/17/1948 15
Gauthier John 3/18/1948 3
Gay Helen 1/16/1936 s2/p1
Gay Helen Arlene 4/14/1932 8
Gay Henry 2/28/1939 5
Gay Isaac 3/12/1940 5
Gcendes Geber 1/4/1941 3
Geary Frances M. 1/29/1945 4
Geary Joseph V. 3/23/1933 5
Gebard Elmer 8/20/1946 3
Gee Adah Ethelda M. 2/10/1938 6
Gee Ella May 6/12/1950 2
Geer Arthur C. 9/3/1931 3
Geer Caroline Jeanette 10/25/1947 7
Gegenheimer Delores A. Bradley 8/22/1944 2
Geiger Edward 9/9/1950 5
Geiling Christina 6/13/1945 2
Geiling Joseph 7/4/2029 4
Geiling Julius Sr. 1/30/1945 5
Geiling Louise 4/24/1930 3
Geiling A. May 3/31/1932 2
Geilinger Joe 3/12/1941 11
Geister George 8/31/1937 6
Geister Rebecca 4/11/1935 5
Geneseo Peter M 9/20/1940 4
Gensel John C. 6/10/1949 5
Gensel Lucinda 4/4/1941 3
Genske Mrs. R.C. 9/30/1947 7
George John 2/25/1932 6
George Marshall 3/12/1931 1
Gerard Donald 5/12/1945 1
Gerard Emily Braley 4/19/2028 4
Gerard Leroy F. 2/11/1932 3
Gerard Mary A. 5/31/2028 5
Gerard Roy J. 8/2/1938 1
Germaine Daniel Sullivan 3/2/1942 4
Gerow Richard Lee 8/25/1941 1
Gerschbacher Anton 5/12/1942 2
Gerstacker Catharine 7/16/1948 9
Gerstacker Conrad 2/21/1939 8
Gerstacker Rollin M. 3/5/1945 1
Getts Eva Catherine 1/17/2029 7
Getts Lewis H. 9/7/1933 3
Gibbons John R. 1/15/1946 2
Gibbs Hattie 11/28/1950 1
Gibbs Ira 8/11/1949 13
Gibbs William D. 4/21/1932 6
Gibis Alois 3/1/1934 1
Gibson Adah Anderson 1/30/1936 1
Gibson Alex 4/9/1948 1
Gibson David 7/10/1944 5
Gibson Harriet 9/28/1946 3
Gibson James Arthur 2/14/1944 1
Gieger Chris 10/11/1948 9
Giffor Mathew 7/11/1940 5
Gifford Anna R. 5/16/1935 5
Gifford Arthur W. 6/23/1947 6
Gifford Frank 12/18/1950 7
Gifford Henry 11/19/1931 4
Gifford Mrs Alan 12/8/1942 6
Gilbank Ernest 10/11/1934 s2/p1
Gilbert Frank 9/15/1942 3
Giles Ida 10/11/1947 5
Gill Adeline 8/22/1935 2
Gill Mary 2/4/1937 2
Gillean Sarah Wilcox 1/21/1937 4
Gillespi Levi J. 1/19/1945 8
Gillespie Esther 3/2/1933 s2/p3
Gillett Alvin 1/22/1945 1
Gillett James 12/22/1944 3
Gillett Leon 6/4/1931 1
Gillhespy Perl (male) 6/14/1942
Gillie Mr. 8/10/1949 2
Gillman Dale F. 3/20/1950 9
Gillman Grace May Lewis 1/26/1933 5
Gillman William 9/6/1934 1
Gilman Amelia D Hintz 7/15/1940 5
Gilman Charles 3/12/1941 3
Gilman Daniel 5/10/1934 4
Gilman Ed 1/10/1935 1
Gilman Edward 4/29/1947 7
Gilman Elmer 5/9/1940 8
Gilman George 10/14/1941 3
Gilman Ralph F. 9/15/1932 5
Gilmore Mary Eugenie 7/26/1948 9
Gilson Duane 10/20/1932 1
Gilson Ed 9/12/1950 8
Gilson Gladys Freeland 3/10/1943 3
Gilson Ida O. Zander 10/13/1937 8
Gilson Ray J. 11/30/1948 9
Ginsberg Carleton M. 12/5/1949 1
Ginsberg Karl 8/24/1933 5
Girton Flora 1/19/1942 3
Glasgow Charles J. 5/31/1946 1
Glasgow Charles Joseph 8/14/1947 1
Glasgow John Sr. 11/26/1936 s3/p6
Glasgow Marie 5/12/1941 1
Glasgow Mary Keenan 11/22/1934 8
Glass Charles E. 12/3/1945 7
Glass Eugene 10/19/1933 1
Glasure George H. 5/16/1935 1
Glaza Thomas Arthur 2/28/1950 11
Gleason Emma 12/27/1934 4
Gleason John 9/3/1936 6
Gleason John R. 1/6/1947 3
Glenn Maxine Virginia 10/14/1938 3
Glesner Antoinette 6/7/1945 4
Glesner John Joseph 6/19/1950 13
Glick William F. 3/27/1930 5
Glynn Charles 7/23/1937 1
Glynn Charles Jr. 10/10/2029 3
Glynn Joan Ruth 8/1/2029 6
Glynn Malvin Walter 5/12/1932 5
Glynn Richard James 10/10/2029 8
Godfrey Carrie Black 1/8/1938 6
Godwin William 11/16/1933 s2/p2
Goergen Genevieve 4/22/1950 7
Goff Gilbert B. 9/28/1933 8
Goggin Charles H. 3/15/1943 1
Gohl William 7/10/1940 3
Gohr Ferdinand G. 3/24/1947 7
Gohr George F 10/16/1940 7
Goings Lillie M. 4/14/1949 4
Goldberg Mrs Samuel 7/14/1941 8
Gonyer Cyril 7/9/1938 8
Gonyer Ivy 4/22/1942 7
Good David 2/9/1942 8
Good Dennis F 12/8/1941 5
Good Ethel 3/3/1949 6
Good Frank L. 4/13/1943 6
Good Mary Pietscher 4/19/1939 8
Goodenough Charles 4/17/1942 7
Goodfellow Nellie C. 4/22/1946 5
Goodfellow Nelson C. 1/14/1937 s3/p6
Gooding William R. 5/28/1949 6
Goodknecht Ray 10/13/1948 4
Goodrich Clarence 2/21/2029 6
Goodrich Marcus Claude 3/28/1946 1
Goodshaw Dennis Robert 10/22/1936 s3/p4
Goodshaw Emma W. 1/4/1950 15
Goodwin Mrs. Charles 10/6/1932 5
Goodyear Margaret 10/5/1933 s2/p1
Goold William G. 2/14/1938 1
Gordanier Karl 10/4/2028 8
Gordon Cecil 6/13/1938 8
Gordon Elizabeth Ferguson 6/1/1933 1
Gordon Ella M. Dorr 6/29/1945 1
Gordon Ellen 9/17/1947 7
Gordon Emery 6/30/1947 1
Gordon Eunice 11/19/1931 8
Gordon Henry 7/21/1942 6
Gordon John 9/29/1947 7
Gordon Otto P. 11/9/1950 9
Gordon Robert E. 11/23/1949 11
Gordon Stewart 6/14/1934 1
Gordon Virgil 8/15/1944 1
Gordoniere Willis 5/15/1941 5
Gorley Ben 10/26/1946 3
Gorman A. E. 7/23/1931 1
Gorman Mary 5/8/1948 7
Gorney James J. 3/13/1945 1
Gotham Lewis 10/24/1947 7
Gotham Nellie B. 6/3/1946 7
Gotham Roswell H. 7/8/1943 1
Gotham Solomon W. 12/13/1950 6
Gotham Violet 1/5/2028 1
Gothrup Basil J. 9/11/1950 1
Gothup Minnie 11/23/1943 2
Gotts Mrs. Fred 9/1/1943 7
Gould Charles 8/15/1940 9
Gould Dora Eloise 4/19/1934 1
Gould James A. 5/23/1946 14
Gould John 2/16/2028 4
Gould Katherine Walker 3/21/2029 s2/p8
Gould Lulu 1/3/1938 6
Gould Mrs William 5/15/1939 6
Gould Pearl Anspaugh 4/19/1934 1
Gould Robert Vernell (inf) 2/7/2029 2
Goulet Gertrude 8/15/1935 1
Gouthier Joseph 3/29/1941 6
Gove Norman 7/14/1941 8
Gowing Angus 1/19/1939 1
Gowing Annie 9/22/1932 3
Gowing James 3/11/1944 1
Gowing John 3/20/1930 6
Gowing Samuel 1/2/1942 4
Gowing Sarah Jane 3/5/1943 1
Gowing Solomon 2/5/1931 1
Gowne Thomas Grafton 2/27/1947 2
Grabetz Stephen Joseph 11/26/1936 s3/p4
Grabmeyer Ignatius J. 7/28/1932 5
Grace Robert 10/1/1949 7
Gracey Jack 9/29/1937 1
Grady E. Frank 1/20/1944 3
Graham Anna Beebe 2/23/2028 3
Graham Cyril 2/23/1933 6
Graham Edith 12/6/1947 7
Graham Elizabeth Harvey 7/7/1941 4
Graham Ellen 2/16/1940 8
Graham Henry 11/5/1943 7
Graham Jane 11/14/1938 4
Graham Kenneth Duane 7/14/1932 3
Graham Leonard 1/18/1934 6
Graham Mrs. William 11/16/1949 7
Graham Nettie 6/20/1949 9
Graham R. L. 10/24/2029 5
Graham Richard Dale 6/9/1932 5
Graham Vinton C 10/3/1940 5
Graham William 4/13/1942 5
Graham William 12/8/1947 10
Graham William H. 5/5/1948 4
Grahn Ida Young 1/29/1943 7
Grams Imanuel 5/17/1941 2
Grandon Nancy Elizabeth 6/24/1940 5
Granger Joseph 12/19/1940 14
Gransden David 4/17/1930 3
Gransden Hettie 2/24/1949 7
Gransden John Lyden 5/23/1944 2
Gransden Lilly 5/19/1932 3&8
Gransden Orton A. 7/20/1945 5
Gransden Patricia 4/11/1935 6
Gransden Stephen 2/11/1932 s2/p8
Gransden Vern 11/18/1940 1
Gransden William T. 1/12/1950 9
Grant Elma Jane Sandry 1/5/1942 1
Grant Fred 7/26/1934 1
Grant Mrs George 5/21/1941 4
Grant William 12/6/1945 3
Grattidge Theresa Yott 8/4/1939 5
Gravelle John 12/5/2029 8
Graves Arthur H. 3/5/1936 1
Graves Delancy 8/28/1930 3
Graves Elizabeth Money 12/20/1934 8
Graves Elmer E. 11/21/1938 1
Graves James C. 6/27/1947 1
Graves Mrs. William A. 1/30/1950 9
Graves Nellie M. 10/11/1934 5
Graves Walter E. 3/12/1943 8
Graves William 6/2/1950 1
Gravis Mary 4/8/1946 4
Gray Addie M. 10/18/1943 4
Gray Edward A. 10/18/1948 11
Gray George 12/19/1937 1
Gray Guy 5/9/2029 3
Gray John P 8/22/1942 6
Gray Lloyd G. 4/16/1945 1
Gray Mable S. Budd 5/16/1934 6
Gray Thomas 3/23/1933 5
Grayams Tom 3/24/1932 s2/p4
Grebe Gertrude Dies 6/10/1938 7
Green Adella Martin 3/31/1932 5
Green Bessie 3/16/1940 6
Green Burt 10/25/1950 11
Green Eliza 2/12/1948 1
Green Frank 7/11/1935 5
Green George 5/2/1938 2
Green Harry 5/10/1940 2
Green Henry 9/25/1930 1&3
Green James 7/16/1946 5
Green Jeffro 4/10/1939 8
Green Lena R. 9/26/1938 5
Green Martha 1/21/1937 s2/p6
Green Mary Ann 4/24/1939 4
Green Sherman S. 3/29/1934 5
Green Thomas Russell 4/24/1946 4
Green W. E. 5/8/1930 5
Greening Robert A. 1/3/1950 7
Greenleaf Marion Bezenah 5/28/1946 3
Gregg Dwight M. 9/7/1937 3
Gregory Dora A 4/1/1940 5
Gregory Ernest Ormond 2/23/1949 9
Greig James C. (Chris) 8/10/1946 4
Greig John A 3/6/1942 8
Greiser Herman 11/21/1944 2
Grell Fredrick 6/24/1938 1
Grewe Gladys 4/12/1940 1
Gribble Gilbert 8/31/1933 1
Grice Mrs. Cole 9/12/1945 4
Grice Thomas 2/27/1941 2
Grice Wilbur 9/10/1936 1
Grieble Tressa 4/9/1938 6
Grieg Pearl 8/25/1948 1
Griese Almeda 1/8/1945 4
Griese Freda 8/22/1935 3
Griffin Addie L. 4/19/2028 4
Griffin Flora Mae 5/31/2028 1
Griffin Fred 11/29/1944 1
Griffith Charles 6/20/2029 7
Griffith Francis Dale 5/8/1930 3
Griffith William E. 3/25/1950 7
Griggs Theodore Kirk 9/17/1936 4
Grigware Percy M. 6/28/1948 1
Grigware William J. 2/25/1932 5
Grigware William T. 8/22/1935 5
Grim Martin 12/29/1937 3
Grimason Mrs. John 1/14/1949 6
Grimes Frank 12/13/1939 9
Grimm Joshua Findley 3/22/1943 1
Grimm Roy 12/12/1939 2
Grindlay Vera Krake 7/26/1934 s2/p8
Grinnell E. L. (M) 2/8/1950 1
Grinnell Mrs. Clyde 9/23/1946 7
Griswold Albert 9/25/1940 2
Griswold Eugene 11/16/1944 1
Griswold Grace Green 8/16/1944 1
Griswold Margaret J. 9/11/1943 2
Grof Mason William 7/12/2028 8
Groh Mr. / Mrs. George 4/26/1934 7
Groom Wayne 6/8/1933 5
Gros Mary Hartman 1/2/1945 3
Grosenberg Bert 12/4/1940 4
Gross Herman 4/17/1930 s3-2
Gross Stanley 1/22/1942 4
Gross William August 6/17/1941 3
Grosteffon Lowell Albert 4/28/1932 s2/p3
Groutch Kenneth 4/6/1933 s2/p2
Grove Perry 5/9/1945 3
Grover Ola 8/31/1950 14
Groves Samuel Lawrence 7/12/1940 4
Grubb William A. 12/3/1948 9
Gruneisen Albert 3/14/1944 2
Grunheisen Paulina 4/19/1949 2
Guenther Fred W. 11/8/2028 5
Guernsey Cora 10/20/1941 4
Guiesburg Waldo 8/16/1934 3
Guillotte Sarah 4/2/1931 5
Gulick Albert 1/26/1950 4
Gunn Charles O. 12/13/1934 1
Gunn Charles Wesley 2/19/1931 1
Gunn "George, Sr." 4/8/1950 6
Gunterman Mary A. Storrs 10/16/1945 2
Gunther Michael 1/21/1932 1
Gurecki Stanley 10/22/1943 1
Gutchak Knowles Caid 12/15/1932 7
Guy Helen 7/23/1931 1
Guy Lola M. 7/23/1931 1
Gwisdala William 5/14/1945 1
Gwizdala Suzanna 8/8/1940 2
Gyde Kittie 6/24/1938 4
Gyory Andy George 3/8/2028 8
Gyory Ignatz 7/28/1939 5
Gyory Mrs. Ignatz 12/19/2029 1

 

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