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
O' Brien Frank 8/30/1943 1
O' Brien Johnson P. 7/16/1943 2
O' Brien William P. 3/10/1932 1
O' Connell Hilah J. Wood 9/7/1938 4
O' Connor Raymond 12/14/1937 6
O' Dell Alice 10/19/1943 2
O' Dell Dale 8/22/1938 1
O' Hara Albert 9/30/1938 3
O' Keef Francis 9/10/1938 1
O' Neil Mayme Clancey 12/27/1938 2
Oakley Don 1/29/1949 7
Oakley Eva Avery 10/25/1938 6
Oakley Lynes Lee (M) 8/15/1949 9
Oaks Norman 9/12/2029 6
Obenauf Mrs. W. M. 4/16/1931 5
Oberlin Grace Eretta 12/13/1949 9
Oberloier Joseph 5/14/1948 10
Oberloier Mary 11/16/1948 7
Obrey Alexander 11/19/1936 s2/p3
Obrey Carie Mc Cann 4/12/1934 8
Obrey Clarence 11/5/1931 5
O'Brien James W. 8/16/2028 1
O'Brien Sara 12/4/1950 9
O'Brien Sophoronia 3/17/1947 7
Ochko Frank J. 8/2/1944 1
Ockerman Charles Nelson 5/21/1941 3
Ockerman Frederick 12/26/1935 1
Ockerman George 10/26/1946 1
O'Connell Cecelia 3/2/1944 3
O'Connell John 10/1/1936 s2/p2
O'Conner Mrs. James 9/26/2029 7
Odekirk Frances 12/8/1948 11
O'Dell Christina 4/6/1950 13
O'Dell Erwin Lee 10/2/1942 1
O'dell Laura Cox 5/14/1936 s2/p4
O'Dell Roy James 10/5/1949 6
O'Dell Violet 8/28/1941 4
Oderkirk Emer 8/11/1932 6
Oderkirk Eugene 11/7/2029 3
O'Donnell I. D. 2/3/1948 6
Offenbecker Joseph Jr. 6/27/2029 1
Offill Agnes Ann 3/10/1944 2
Offutt Adelia 12/23/1939 1
Ogg Melvin 4/6/1946 1
O'Grady William 10/10/2029 s2/p5
Ohman Albert 5/22/1930 6
Ohmert Susanah Brookens 3/31/1941 4
O'Leary Joseph 1/9/1941 5
O'Leary Josephine 2/10/1941 4
Olinger George 1/4/1941 6
Oliver Edward George 5/9/2029 5
Oliver Elizabeth 10/26/1945 5
Oliver Flora 3/14/1945 14
Oliver Gertrude Kennedy 7/1/1938 3
Oliver James P. 8/10/1949 1
Oliver John 9/27/1946 7
Oliver Otis 8/20/1931 7
Olli Jerry Lester 9/17/1931 5
Olmstead Clifford G. 4/26/2028 1
Olmstead Frank 8/1/1935 1
Olmstead James Murray 2/2/1949 5
Olmstead Nellie 3/25/1947 3
Olmsted Paul T. 1/31/1935 2
Olson August Henry 4/25/1949 15
Olson Mary 3/6/1949 24
Olson Olaf 1/23/1947 2
Olson Thomas 11/2/1937 6
O'Neil Jeannette 10/6/1949 13
Opalewski Leo 1/7/1937 4
Opperman Louis 3/24/1941 5
Opperman Rose Richter 5/30/1935 3
Opperman Viola 12/2/1950 7
Ordiway Alvin 5/10/1945 6
Ordiway Della 9/13/1934 1
Ordiway Floyd 6/23/1941 1
Ordiway Floyd 1/20/1950 1
Ordiway Robert E. 11/22/2028 7
Ordiway William 2/6/1941 4
Ordway Esther Nelson 2/29/1940 6
Ordway Jay 2/28/1946 2
Oren Margaret Jane 3/18/1950 1
Orndoff Charles W 4/1/1942 4
Orr Mary Cook 8/29/1939 3
Orsok Mike 6/11/1936 4
Orth George E. Dr. 2/21/1935 1
Orth Wesley 9/29/1932 5
Orvis Richard Lee 6/3/1943 6
Osborn Esmond B. 10/25/2028 5
Osborn Fred 3/26/1947 1
Osborn Pearl Edna 11/23/1933 3
Osborn Rhoda Matilda 1/12/1939 2
Osborne Cecil 3/24/1948 1
Oskerman Bernice 3/6/1930 4
Oskvarek Edward 2/4/1946 1
Oskvarek Mary Adamcik 3/6/1930 2
Oskvarek Vendell 5/5/1943 1
Ostrander Bertha May Eliott 5/4/1937 6
Ostrander Byron Russell 8/30/1948 9
Ostrander Claude 5/17/1948 9
Ostrander Edward 2/16/1933 2
Ostrander Lincoln Rev. 2/29/1944 5
Ostrander Lloyd W 10/16/1939 5
Ostrander Mary Allen 2/9/2028 3
Ostrander Mrs. Byron 8/12/1947 7
Ostrander Sarah Jane 6/23/1947 6
Ostrander Sarah T. 4/20/1933 5
Otis Alfred J. 7/17/1943 3
Otis Mary 12/24/1937 8
O'Toole Rev. Fr. Pete A 7/2/1942 5
Ott Charles 9/12/1935 3
Ottgen George 12/23/1942 7
Otto Catherine 11/14/2029 7
Ottway Mrs. John 7/11/1935 s3/p4
Otway Joseph Jr. 12/1/1941 1
Ovaitt Clarence E. 3/26/1931 1
Ovaitt Lee 7/26/1949 6
Ovaitt Levi 5/31/1938 1
Ovaitt Mrs. Levi 9/18/1930 5
Ovaitt Robert W. 3/11/1937 s3/p7
Ovaitt William H. 3/30/1949 1
Ovatti Anna Armstrong 5/29/1941 1
Overton Charles 9/29/1932 5
Overton Roy 5/1/1948 7
Overton Thomas 8/23/1934 3
Oviatt Lena Moss 1/28/1946 1
Owen Bessie 10/25/1934 8
Owen Ethie 4/17/1942 8
Owen Harold Jr. 10/2/1930 3
Owen Mathilda E. Beythan 2/7/2029 3
Owen Tommie 4/16/1936 4
Owens .May 9/9/1940 5
Owens Clarence 1/30/1942 4
Owens James 5/10/2028 6
Owens Lydia 7/21/1948 13
Owens Mrs William 9/30/1942 11
Owens Mrs. Edward 11/27/1930 7

 

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