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
La Bean Peter 7/31/1930 5
La Bean Thressie 9/6/1934 4
La Bree Leo 2/6/1948 7
La Chance Jerry Francis 6/11/1938 2
La Fleur Henry 11/17/1938 6
La Fleur Mary 6/4/1948 9
La Fore Solomon 10/7/1944 6
La Goe Margaret 8/23/1934 5
La Londe Joseph A. 10/3/1944 5
La Lone John 12/6/1934 5
La Lone Kate 4/12/1944 3
La May James E. 10/1/1931 1
La May Nora Hubbell 10/15/1936 s3/p3
La Porte Katherine 4/7/1932 4
La Rue Amelia 9/20/1934 8
La Rue Earl 6/11/1945 5
La Rue Leon 2/26/1931 1
La Rue Minnie 5/11/1933 3
La Vasseur Robert 7/2/1931 6
La Veque Joseph 2/27/1947 5
LaBean John 5/17/2028 5
Labo Micheal 4/4/1938 6
Laboe Louis C. 4/4/1946 2
Lackey James W. 10/27/1949 15
Lackey Mrs. 8/25/1932 s2/p8
LaCroix Emma 12/13/1948 1
Laczko Hermiona Neuter 5/20/1940 4
Ladd Mrs Fred 7/6/1940 6
Ladd Nellie 7/7/1948 13
Ladd Venetta 6/16/1948 13
Ladouceur Effie Virgil 4/5/1934 8
Laduke Charles 12/20/2028 8
LaDuke Rose May 4/15/1950 7
LaDuke Sophia 11/28/2029 3
LaFleur Clarence J 12/1/1939 3
Laflure Jenny 9/4/1930 4
Lafore Hannah McCartney 8/21/1930 8
Laing Carrie E 9/25/1941 4
Laing Fred 7/28/1932 6
Laird Anna 1/21/1942 4
Lake Lauren Alonzo 6/4/1940 3
Lake William 1/6/1942 4
Lalone Daniel E. 12/14/1948 11
Lalone Eva Blaine 4/24/1930 8
Lalone Gilbert 9/7/1937 3
Lalone Rosalene 7/24/1930 s2/p8
Lamb Anna D. 7/23/1931 1
Lamb Carrie 9/7/1933 5
Lamb David E. 8/27/1931 5
Lamb Elizabeth E. 8/27/1931 5
Lamb Thomas G. 7/23/1931 1
Lambert Andrew 12/15/1948 15
Lambert Rhoda 1/3/1941 4
Lamee Peter 3/7/1949 9
Lamping James Harry 6/8/1939 9
Landers Elizabeth O' Brien 5/22/1945 2
Landes Russell C. 7/26/1944 1
Landowsky Dorothy Caroline 10/2/1939 8
Lane Bridget 3/15/2028 5
Lane Clifford 4/17/1942 6
Lane David A 1/16/1940 1
Lane James F. 12/24/1947 10
Lane Martin 7/5/1950 15
Lane Nina Doris 6/29/1933 s2/p1
Lane Robert H. 9/6/1934 1
Laney Jennie Decker 10/17/1945 6
Laney Reo 1/7/1942 2
Lang F. C. (male) 11/20/1945 2
Langworthy Mrs. R. C. 9/28/1946 3
Lanning Eugene 8/1/1935 6
Lanphierd Lela 10/1/1942 4
Lanphierd Myrtle 3/8/1943 6
Lanphierd William 11/24/1943 3
Lansing Isaac 8/24/1933 1
Lansing Mrs I.N. 4/27/1940 3
Lantz Henry 3/2/1949 5
Lantz Ida A 5/8/1940 10
Lantz J. Morris 1/11/1934 5
Lantz Wesley McCoy 10/2/1930 7
Lape Austin 2/2/1949 12
Lapelle Christie 10/24/2029 1
Lapelle Penny 11/5/1942 4
Lapham Mr. 12/31/1931 5
Lapine Jennie Lawyer 1/7/1942 6
Laplow Mrs. August 11/15/1934 8
Laplow S.C. 12/1/1939 3
LaPorte William 3/15/2028 5
Largent Dale 3/8/1947 2
Larrabee Mabel Howard 3/6/1939 1
Larsen Bernhardt M. 12/27/1943 3
Larsen Jens Jacob 12/20/1934 5
Larsen Mabel L. 10/19/1949 15
Larsen Nelse P. 8/15/2029 1
Larson Howard 9/21/1948 3
Larson John 2/19/1945 5
LaRue Eugene 5/6/1940 1
Lashuay Amy May 8/2/1943 1
Lashuay Loretta June 9/19/1935 1
Lashuay Louie 1/31/1939 3
Lathrop Anna 5/8/1942 6
Lathrop Dora Gillett 8/21/1930 5
Lathrop Fred 6/21/1934 2
Lathrup Claude 12/14/1933 3
Latimer Arthur W. 10/13/1932 1
Latimer Della 9/26/2029 s2/p2
Latimer Gail Silas 12/3/1931 5
Latocki Leon 10/14/1940 4
Lattamore Mrs. Frank 9/22/1932 3
Lattimer Phylancy H. 10/18/2028 6
Latture Benjamin F. 3/30/1933 7
Latzko Frank 2/14/1944 4
Lauch Isabella Hayes 6/26/1939 8
Lauer Jacob 3/1/2028 1
Lauer Mrs. A. B. 9/9/2028 2
Laun Lewis Frederick 1/2/1946 3
Laur Amos B. 1/30/1936 3
Laur Boyd 4/20/1949 17
Laur Clyde E. 3/13/1950 1
Laur Donald 4/21/1941 1
Laur Mrs. Clyde E. 8/26/1947 1
Laur Vertner L. 3/19/1949 1
LaVeque Laura 9/20/1950 7
Lavier Alexander 6/30/1941 4
LaVier Lydia Cronkright 10/1/1942 3
Law Ruth Lee 4/3/1930 5
Lawless Elizabeth 5/11/1950 13
Lawrence Alfred 10/5/1933 1
Lawrence Lyman 8/20/1942 8
Layman Arthur C. 1/11/1946 6
Le Beau Mrs. Fred 3/3/1944 3
Le Cronier Alice Marsron 4/12/1934 8
Le Cronier Franklin 10/3/1938 6
Le Fevre Joseph 4/1/1946 1
Le Quier Mrs. Joseph 2/14/1944 6
Le Vee Jesse 1/25/1943 1
Leaman Mae Pierce 10/7/1943 10
Leaman Mary Jane 10/4/1934 5
Lear David Brant 10/11/1934 1&8
Lear Rose 12/13/1934 3
Leckrone Donald A. 2/9/1945 1
Leckrone Mrs. George 9/18/1947 2
Lederer Albert 4/5/1950 11
Lederer Mathias 1/2/1940 4
Lee Ben 9/4/1930 1
Lee Clara R. 7/25/1950 10
Lee Clarence 8/8/1935 4
Lee Clayton 10/25/2028 5
Lee Edgar J. Jr. 1/6/1943 1
Lee George 1/5/1933 6
Lee Henry 2/7/2029 s2/p2
Lee Hulda Routley 12/8/1932 6
Lee John Paul 11/21/1941 1
Lee Mrs. Alonzo 6/8/1938 6
Lee Mrs. J. William 3/27/1943 6
Leebove A. 3/5/1936 s2/p8
Leech William E. 2/28/1947 7
Leeder Ernest Le Roy 9/14/1933 6
Lefevre Clarinda Katherine 12/26/1935 2
LeFevre Edward 6/15/1942 4
Leffer Esther 10/6/1932 6
Lefler Thomas Joseph 12/6/1950 4
Lehr "L.T.L.""Jack""" 1/18/1941 1
Leice Albert 12/19/1935 1
Leidig Emily May 10/17/1944 2
Leinerth Sophie 8/20/1936 1
Leininger Anna Jane 12/6/1941 3
Leininger J.W. 7/11/1939 3
Leipler Gertie McGill 6/13/2029 5
Leister Mrs. H. W. 12/8/1932 5
Leland Mary Oberdorf 12/10/1931 6
Lelone Philip 12/17/1940 2
Lemke Emil 3/18/1947 1
Lemon Lena Elizabeth 10/26/1933 s2/p3
Lemon Uriah E. 2/7/2029 3
Lenda Peter 7/18/1938 8
Lennox Emma 12/4/1950 10
Lennox Rosamond 4/10/1946 2
Lennox Wesley 3/10/1932 2
Lentz Robert C. 9/28/1949 5
Lenz Julia 4/25/2029 s2/p5
Leonard Frank 11/12/1940 2
Leonard Laura Ione Anger 4/6/1939 1
Leonard Ray 11/23/1943 5
Leonard Sidney 4/15/1942 2
Leslie Amanda 1/6/1944 4
Leslie Celia 3/26/1931 5
Leslie Frank 1/2/1945 3
Leslie John R. 9/15/1948 1
Leslie Thomas 2/20/1936 4
Leslie Warren E. 11/1/1946 3
Letts Almina 6/13/1935 s2/p6
Letts Arthur 7/25/1938 1
Letts August Jr. 10/16/1930 s3-1
Letts Charles 10/3/1938 1
Letts Donnabelle 6/20/2029 5
Letts Frank 9/7/1933 6
Letts Harriet 10/26/1933 8
Letts Homer B. 9/9/1947 7
Letts John Ray 9/12/1938 5
Letts Marlyn Joyce 1/30/1936 8
Letts Minnie White 2/15/1945 3
Letts Wilhelmina 2/5/1931 3
Letts William 6/18/1931 5
Letts Floyd Ray 5/18/1933 5
Lettson Infant 3/12/1931 5
Leuenberger Gene 10/22/1931 8
Levely Alfred H 1/29/1940 1
Levely Daniel F. 3/26/1931 6
Levely Edna 6/27/1949 9
Levley Enson C. 3/7/1947 7
Lewenstein Abraham W. 1/11/1934 1
Lewinstein Lewis M. 9/7/1944 1
Lewis Arthur E. 1/17/2029 5
Lewis Carl J. 6/15/1949 11
Lewis Edward B. 10/27/1950 9
Lewis Emerson 10/1/1931 5
Lewis Ernest 7/19/1948 9
Lewis Frank O 10/4/1940 4
Lewis Harilae 7/18/2029 5
Lewis Jack 5/21/1937 1
Lewis John Rollin 3/28/1938 6
Lewis Mary Hitchcock 6/13/2029 4
Lewis Mary May 5/19/1948 15
Lewis Peter 2/7/2029 s2/p5
Lewis Sarah A. Bishop 2/28/1938 6
Lewis Sarah Katherine 10/4/2028 6
Lewis Watson A. 2/3/1944 2
Lewis William H 10/30/1941 6
Liegl John B 4/16/1942 4
Light Margaret 9/22/1949 11
Lightfoot Bertha Burow 1/28/1937 3
Lightfoot James Ernest 8/4/1932 5
Lightowler Pearl Doris 9/21/1950 7
Lilley Henry Guy 10/1/1931 2
Lillibridge Bert C. 1/14/1946 8
Lillibridge Fred C. 2/7/1939 8
Lillibridge Hattie C. 1/2/1936 5
Lilly Robert Floyd 11/12/1949 1
Limbocker M. H. 3/14/2029 5
Limpka Bessie LaLone 7/22/1946 7
Lince Mrs Aaron 1/4/1940 3
Lince Philip Henry 6/13/1939 6
Lincoln Adelaide 2/25/1932 5
Lincoln August H. 7/30/1931 3
Lincoln Frederick 3/29/1946 3
Lincoln Leona Grace 11/19/1943 3
Lincoln Lynn Jo 8/7/1940 3
Lincoln Vernon Frederick 9/18/1930 s2/p1
Linde Joseph 3/17/1947 6
Lindover Edward 1/4/1945 10
Lindsay Hilda 3/22/1948 8
Lindsley Julia 11/28/2029 5
Linebaugh Lloyd 5/24/1934 2
Linebaugh William Edward 9/19/1949 9
Link Joseph 4/20/1933 6
Linsemann Mrs. S. 12/31/1931 5
Linsenmann "Karl, Rev." 10/10/1949 1
Linton Edward 7/1/1941 3
Linton Lillian A. Wilk 11/18/1946 4
Linton Mabel Neuenfeldt 7/31/1930 6
Linton Roland M. 9/27/1937 3
Linton Scott E 9/16/1941 6
Linton Winton W. 8/19/1943 6
Lintz Helen 2/25/1943 3
Liscomb John W. 12/13/1934 6
Liska Anton 2/14/1944 4
Litner Mrs Julius 9/16/1940 2
Little Alexander 10/23/1940 3
Little Donald Lee 4/12/1934 5
Little Evart 8/4/1949 1
Little Mary Jane Root 10/4/1945 8
Little Sarah 8/8/2029 5
Little Violet Crampton 9/29/1932 s2/p2
Little William 4/4/1950 4
Littledale Norman 12/8/1945 1
Littlefield Harriet 7/16/1931 5
Livingston Forrest 1/17/1938 1
Livingston Lavina 3/1/1949 9
Livingston Shirley Joan 4/11/1935 7
Lloyd Lola Bailey 9/19/1940 6
Locey Anderson 6/13/1941 8
Locke Emma M. 12/2/1946 3
Lockhead Luther 10/1/1940 6
Lockheart Edith 3/13/1930 6
Lockwood Eleanor 7/22/1948 7
Loe William M. 8/14/1947 7
Logan D. M. 6/12/1930 4
Logan Marilyn Elizabeth 11/16/1950 1
Lohr Mrs. J. 3/20/1930 s2/p2
Loney Alfred 6/24/1937 8
Loney Rosa Alrich 4/2/1936 s2/p2
Long Andrew 1/10/1935 3
Long Charles B. 8/18/1932 6
Long Charley 6/2/1937 3
Long George & family 3/2/1942 1
Long James 11/2/1944 1
Long James 2/1/1950 11
Long Levi 12/13/2028 s2/p2
Long Lillian 10/4/1947 3
Long Mrs. James 3/9/1939 6
Long William 4/29/1941 2
Loomis Jennie Elsie 5/14/1942 8
Loose Ada Maude 1/24/1948 7
Loose Frank H. 7/1/1946 7
Loose May E. 11/26/1938 6
Loosing Diane Marie 6/30/1941 4
Loper Wayland 6/16/1944 6
Loranger Rose Desonia 1/31/2029 7
Losee Allenburt 12/24/1942 4
Love Carson 2/9/1940 1
Love Henry 5/9/1941 2
Love James Lester 11/9/1933 s2/p3
Love Roy Clifford 5/14/1948 7
Love William 5/31/1934 4
Love Madge Thurgood 4/24/1946 12
Loveless George M. 6/21/1934 3
Loveless Hiram M 5/13/1941 3
Low Mrs. William 5/17/2028 4
Lowe Clara F. 12/27/1938 1
Lowe Ella 5/16/1949 9
Lower Catharene Amanda 3/29/1934 8
Lower Dewey 3/7/1938 2
Lower Watson 10/7/1943 7
Lowery William B. 1/1/1931 5
Lownsbury Annis I 6/27/2029 1
Lowrey Nancy 4/22/1946 1
Lowry Fred N. 1/27/1938 1
Lowry Louise R. 9/20/1934 4
Lowry Wayne J. 5/23/1935 1
Loyngood Nellie 3/25/1940 6
Lubs Charles 11/27/1943 3
Ludgen Rose Brigham 5/23/1938 4
Ludlow William 9/25/1930 7
Ludovici Ernest 4/20/1933 5
Ludwick Sam 9/19/1935 s2/p6
Ludy Jacob 4/19/2028 5
Lueders Rosalie 12/29/1941 1
Lueders Wilhelm Frederick 12/3/1940 1
Lund Oliver 3/8/2028 8
Lundy Frank A. 9/28/1950 4
Lundy Henry R. 12/13/2028 s2/p5
Lupton Edward 4/18/1942 2
Lusk Edgar 10/4/1937 6
Lutz Aleda E. Lt. 11/24/1944 1
Lutz Ethel S. 10/31/1944 1
Lutz Meta 11/1/2028 4
Lutz Mrs. Simon 6/16/1932 s2/p3
Lybarger John C. 8/22/1935 4
Lybrink Mrs. Harry 12/1/1932 6
Lyman Gilbert 1/10/1935 5
Lyness Harold 5/23/1935 6
Lyon Bennet H. 4/30/1931 3
Lyon Caroline A 7/1/1941 1
Lyon Edwin Harvey 9/7/1943 1
Lyon Fred 11/27/1943 3
Lyon Gladys 4/26/1943 5
Lyon Sarah A. 12/18/1936 3
Lyons Edith Amanda Allen 12/9/1937 1
Lyons John 4/17/1930 s2/p3
Lyons "Jonathan, Rev." 4/28/1945 6
Lyscomb Leona 12/6/1934 s2/p1
Lytle Amanda G. 5/17/1949 8
Lytle Emma Geedy 4/18/1942 3
Lytle William S 5/29/1940 3

 

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