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
Pabst Leroy F. 7/10/1950 1
Pacholka Anna 1/19/1950 11
Packard Holmes D. 11/1/2028 1
Packard Pearl 7/31/1946 4
Paetz Catherine Steiger 9/27/1934 3
Page infant 5/15/1930 7
Pahl Herman O. 8/10/1933 s2/p7
Pahl Wilhelmina Augusta 11/21/2029 s2/p7
Paisley Arthur F. 6/29/1950 1
Palastyi Eva Gazella 7/11/1940 3
Palfey Mrs. Albert 9/18/1937 3
Palin John 9/8/1937 3
Palmanteer Fred 12/15/1932 3
Palmateer Nancy 3/14/1939 2
Palmateer Pearl 3/1/1934 3
Palmateer Theron 10/31/2029 8
Palmer Celista 3/1/1934 4
Palmer Edwin J. 1/29/1945 1
Palmer Eugene 6/19/1941 1
Palmer Gerald William 8/23/1939 4
Palmer May 12/9/1949 3
Palmer Mrs Jerome 1/14/1942 10
Palmer Mrs. Cyrus 6/17/1937 4
Palmer Ronald 7/14/1943 1
Palmer William 2/16/1938 1
Pangborn Edgar 12/1/1948 4
Pangborn George J 7/31/1939 1
Pangman Howard 5/6/1948 3
Pantazis William 12/18/1937 6
Pappas Nick 2/12/1938 1
Papst Evelyn Mae 6/7/2028 6
Parcher Lily Mae Knapp 10/1/1931 3
Pardee Elsa Uhinck 10/3/1944 1
Pardee James T. Dr. 1/3/1944 1
Parent Lila Auten 2/15/1945 2
Park Marion 4/16/1931 6
Park Ruby 6/6/1935 s2/p1
Parker Edith C. 7/5/1938 5
Parker Flint 12/27/1949 9
Parker Florence Thorpe 6/10/1938 1
Parker Fred 11/17/1948 7
Parker Hiram D. 11/23/1933 3
Parker James W. Dr. 6/26/1944 3
Parker Mary 9/27/1948 9
Parker Sarah Main 10/15/1936 3
Parkinson James 8/27/1948 7
Parks Ethel Southon 4/16/1931 8
Parks Raymond W 2/17/1941 5
Parmalee Barbara 2/16/2028 4
Parmalee Elizabeth Glover 11/8/2028 6
Parmalee Otis S. 8/23/1948 7
Parmalee William E 4/10/1940 3
Parrish Ernest R. 12/1/1949 4
Parrish John 1/5/1939 7
Parrish Lewis E 9/3/1941 2
Parrish Mrs. A. E. 8/31/1933 5
Parrish Rev. P. Ross 8/28/1930 6
Parrott Maurice Glenn 1/22/1942 4
Parsons Becky Ann 5/26/1948 15
Parsons Bernard James 5/5/1949 13
Parsons Eunice Sherman 4/23/1940 3
Parsons Paul Virgil 5/23/1938 1
Parsons Phyllis Ilene 4/22/1949 12
Parsons Richard Glenn 5/7/1931 5
Parsons Willard A. 12/26/1945 5
Parsons William Sherman 1/7/1932 5
Partansky Jean Louise 12/3/1943 6
Partridge Mrs. John 5/13/1943 2
Partridge Mrs. William 12/9/1949 3
Pashack Leonard 2/21/1935 s2/p3
Pashak Bridget Mc Hugh 11/26/1937 8
Pashak Joseph A. 9/16/1937 5
Pashak William 12/30/1940 1
Pastorick Kunegunda 1/6/1940 6
Pastorick Mary 2/9/2028 3
Patrick Mary Ann 7/25/2029 5
Patterson Elizabeth Dean 4/20/1933 3
Patterson John Wesley 2/7/2029 3
Patterson Katherine 12/9/1949 2
Patterson Lizzie 5/3/2028 6
Patterson Marie Genz 9/24/1931 8
Pattison Marilyn 4/3/1946 10
Pauhamous Daniel 11/14/2029 3
Paul Harry L. 5/16/1934 4
Paulhamous Leo 11/6/1939 4
Paulhamous Will 12/13/1941 3
Pavka Cyrill 12/24/1946 3
Pavka David John 9/14/1950 15
Pawlings Hulbert 11/24/1947 4
Pawlowski "Marian, Rev." 4/27/1944 1
Paxton Hazel Tracy 3/18/1942 4
Paxton Jonathan G 3/18/1942 4
Paxton Lewis Joseph 2/19/1940 5
Paxton Mrs. Joseph 7/17/1946 5
Payne Helen Margaret 11/12/1931 2
Payne Russell 11/17/1945 1
Payne "Sidney Allen, 1st/Lt" 12/28/1945 1
Peacock Dorothy 8/14/1948 7
Peacock Mrs. Arthur 10/6/1948 x
Pearl Amie (M) 10/6/1949 14
Pearson Albertina 7/3/1948 7
Pearson Donna 6/7/1948 1
Peas Walter 2/19/1931 s2/p2
Pease Archie 4/8/1940 8
Pease Celia Farnham 4/17/1939 7
Pease Frank R. 4/21/1949 1
Peasley Jack L 8/12/1940 8
Pebblemarsh Susan Davis 3/16/1944 2
Peck Alfred 10/28/1949 1
Peck Ida Sue Ricker 9/2/1941 4
Peck Laura R. 3/17/1943 2
Peckham Will 2/4/1937 s3/p2
Peek Edward 8/30/1948 9
Peek Elmer J. 11/1/2028 5
Peek Gary Lavern 3/22/1943 1
Peek Mrs. Elmer 12/5/2029 2
Peitcher Fred 1/29/1940 5
Peitruska Felix 4/25/2029 2
Pelkey Darrell T. 2/22/1950 20
Pellerin Mary 8/17/1933 6
Pellerin Odilon 5/16/1934 3
Pellerin William A 11/17/1942 1
Pelton Clifford 3/15/2028 1
Pelton Muriel (Merle) 12/16/1937 1
Pelton Patricia Diane 7/26/1944 6
Pemberton Charles Richard 11/10/1944 6
Pence Walter 7/26/2028 6
Penney Nelson 4/29/1939 1
Penny Jane 5/17/2028 2
Penrod Emma 12/1/1947 4
Peoples John 5/18/1938 5
Perdue Robert William 6/5/1940 3
Perkins Alice 5/16/2029 s2/p8
Perkins E.D.M. 7/9/1941 2
Perkins Estella Jones 9/11/1946 4
Perkins Franklin James 5/3/1949 9
Perkins Harriet L 11/2/1942 7
Perkins Mandred J. 11/20/1948 7
Perkins Norma Van Buren 6/25/1931 7
Perrin Annie 10/31/1938 2
Perry Doyle (F) 1/10/1940 5
Perry Elsie Marian Adams 5/2/1939 6
Perry George 9/29/1937 5
Perry Inez Ervans 9/11/1930 4
Perry John Norman 1/2/1947 2
Perry Lee M 4/9/1942 6
Perry Mrs. Philander 11/26/1931 7
Perry Mrs. Steve 11/1/2028 5
Perry "Roland C," 3/27/1945 3
Peters Amel 8/6/1940 3
Peters Archie C 9/24/1941 2
Peters Bassett W. 1/15/1931 6
Peters Catherine 11/28/1939 3
Peters Edwin Charles 9/13/1950 11
Peters Lorraine 9/8/1932 s2/p4
Peters Mr. & Mrs. 6/2/1932 8
Peters Sarah Elizabeth 5/27/1942 6
Peterson Ellen 11/24/1950 11
Peterson George C. 10/30/1950 8
Peterson Hulgar 3/16/1933 4
Peterson Mrs. Bert 9/6/1938 5
Peterson Nels Jr. 7/17/1943 1
Peterson Rose Short 11/22/1940 1
Peto Joseph 12/27/1948 9
Petrie Jacob 11/9/1942 8
Petro Oliver 3/12/1947 5
Petrovsky John 9/1/1932 2
Pettis Adrian 4/9/1945 1
Pettit Fred D. 7/28/1932 5
Pevitt Dorward 8/9/2028 1
Pevitt Otto 6
Pfeifer Robert B. 8/18/1944 1
Pfenninger Henry 11/20/1941 5
Pfenninger Lawrence 5/23/1942 1
Phelps Burt C. 9/19/1938 2
Phelps Clarence H. 1/20/1949 9
Phelps Herbert Alfred 5/25/1938 4
Phelps William 5/28/1931 5
Phelps 35186 12/25/1930 3
Phetteplace Ettie 5/4/1948 11
Phetteplace Margaret 9/1/1932 6
Philipp Mary Walter 11/26/1937 8
Phillip Otto Paul 4/1/1950 6
Phillips Clara 4/23/1931 s2/p4
Phillips Ellen O. 10/23/1948 6
Phillips Hazel Boice 8/31/1942 4
Phillips Jesse F. 8/21/1947 7
Phillips Kay Jeanette 5/24/1943 8
Phillips Lee 9/28/1942 4
Phillips Loa Bliss 6/2/1932 s2/p3
Phillips Mark Eugene 10/27/1942 3
Phillips Mary O'Rourke 12/4/1930 8
Phillips Paul George 11/23/1945 3
Phillips Robert P. 5/26/1948 15
Phillips Stephen S. 1/17/1947 4
Phillips William F. 12/6/1938 1
Phipps William 8/14/1941 10
Phipps William 2/21/1947 8
Pickens Maggie 7/27/1949 20
Pickens Milton 7/22/1943 4
Pickens Willie Dail 6/27/1950 4
Pickering Susan C. 10/2/1948 7
Piegols Mina 10/14/1943 5
Pierce Charles 1/25/1940 6
Pierce Eugene 1/17/2029 2
Pierce Libbie Baker 10/13/1932 s2/p3
Pierson Billy 11/10/1945 1
Pierson Paul P. 3/3/1932 8
Pietscher Katherine 10/30/1943 3
Piffer John Lewis 9/28/1943 4
Pifher Charles 8/17/1937 3
Pifher Eva 1/29/1940 4
Piotrowski Michael 10/3/2029 8
Piper Idolia 11/26/1948 11
Pippin David Lee 12/26/1946 7
Pischel Rudolph 4/5/1950 11
Pitt George 1/21/1932 4
Pitt Mary 3/11/1949 10
Pitz Fred N. 8/17/1946 1
Place Katherine L. 8/21/1930 4
Place Margaret Mary 10/6/1932 4
Plant Joseph B 8/28/1941 2
Plantz Betty Jane 10/29/1931 6
Playford Iva 11/4/1947 7
Playford Katherine M. 5/26/1932 3
Playford Robert Howard 5/28/1931 3
Playford William 9/12/2029 s2/p5
Pleski Peter 7/16/1936 s3/p4
Plumer Florence Seymour 12/3/1938 1
Plummer Solon 5/30/1935 8
Pluss Elise Leuenberger 4/2/1936 1
Pluss Hermann 12/7/1938 1
Poffenberger John Clarence 10/15/1949 1
Poffenberger Linda 10/21/1949 1
Pofford Robert 9/23/1948 4
Polak John 9/3/1931 5
Polgar Tony 9/30/1944 1
Policoff Maurice 1/17/1945 2
Pollard Mrs. Thomas F. 1/22/1948 5
Polson Carl 8/6/1949 7
Pomranky Alice Alberta 10/30/1943 3
Pomranky Carol Ann 7/8/1948 1
Pomranky Donald Milton 10/31/2029 4
Pomranky George E. 8/25/1947 7
Pomranky Louis 8/6/1949 7
Pomranky Mary 1/28/1948 15
Pool Grace Temper 1/5/1940 5
Poole Bert 3/13/1948 7
Poole Clarice May 6/6/1944 2
Poole Francis 2/14/1945 11
Poole Ruby A Wilson 11/12/1942 2
Pope Albert O. 12/8/1949 2
Pope Virgil Duane 12/23/1947 9
Porath Louise 5/4/1940 3
Porter Florence Little 2/24/1939 6
Porter Henry J. 10/11/1937 1
Post Arnold C. 10/13/1943 1
Post Charles Edward 1/22/1944 3
Post Elmer 10/10/1950 11
Post George Edward 2/14/1938 1
Post Henry E. 3/27/1939 1
Post "Lawrence ""Ted""" 2/23/2028 1
Post Mary Mc Leod 1/28/1937 s3/p5
Potter Arthur 10/26/1946 1
Potter Charles E. 6/8/1937 1
Potter Charles Lavern 4/15/1937 s2/p2
Potter Elijah 9/4/1930 1
Potter Elizabeth Blue 11/5/1931 8
Potter Emma E. Claypole 5/14/1931 5
Potter Sam 10/16/2028 6
Potts James Henry 10/20/1945 3
Potts Louis 5/17/1948 7
Potts Pearl Allen 12/31/1940 8
Poulos Franklin William 10/12/1949 11
Pound Jennie 12/29/1945 4
Powell "Edgar M., Rev." 10/24/1950 10
Powell Frank 7/22/1938 3
Powers Rogers 10/17/1941 1
Powers Stephen Mark 4/19/1950 14
Pratt Ellery M. 12/28/1933 3
Pratt Mr 1/12/2028 3
Pratt Mrs. John 6/3/1950 7
Pratt Sias 11/13/1930 2
Preist Harley Otha 3/31/1948 2
Prentice Rev. E. L. 10/2/1930 6
Presler Herman J. 3/17/1948 15
Presley Connie Diane 1/24/1944 4
Presley Michael John 11/25/1949 11
Preston Matthew 3/31/1939 4
Preston Mrs. William 11/29/1944 12
Preston Olive 10/29/1943 1
Pretzer Hattie 2/2/1933 s2/p2
Pretzer Mrs. Charles 9/10/1937 8
Prevost Caroline 11/20/1944 6
Prevost George 11/7/1949 9
Price Aleda P. 11/30/1949 11
Price Alfred 9/20/1934 1
Price Alice 12/5/1947 1
Price Bruce Edward 11/17/1943 1
Price Dr. Herbert W 5/1/1939 4
Price Edward Jones 11/18/1940 4
Price Glenn H. 10/28/1944 3
Price Julia 11/2/1950 7
Price Marguerite 11/17/1943 1
Price Mrs. Angus 11/19/1945 2
Price Richard Henry 9/7/1950 2
Price William 10/19/1933 1
Priest Charles 5/25/1949 19
Priest Jesse Elmor 3/23/1933 s2/p8
Priest Valeria K 12/31/1942 2
Prill Theodore 6/9/1932 2
Prim Martha 6/26/1937 3
Prime Mary 11/27/1930 3
Prince A. L. 12/30/1946 1
Prine Ella Whitman 11/27/1943 3
Prine U. L. 1/16/1936 s2/p6
Prior Ernest 3/6/1943 1
Prior Louis 5/19/1932 5
Prochnow John F. 8/11/1943 3
Procknow Louie Harold 7/6/1948 1
Procknow Minnie 10/8/1936 s2/p5
Proctor David 9/18/1930 6
Proden Felix 2/16/1948 7
Proestel .August L 2/6/1941 6
Proper Lizzie 9/30/1937 3
Proudfoot Mrs. James 3/1/1948 5
Prouty Theodore C. 9/17/1931 2
Prudden Elmer S. 12/21/1938 11
Pszenitzki Frank 5/15/1950 9
Publow Frank Edmund 10/26/1933 1
Pulkiner Mrs. Charles 6/11/1931 5
Pulliam W. G. 11/22/1934 5
Pultorak C. 2/23/1939 4
Purchase Charles 3/5/1936 7
Purdy John 12/1/1932 4
Purves Ruby Decker 3/1/1945 4
Pusker Louis 7/15/1940 5
Pusker Marie Matthews 1/30/1936 3
Putman Jacob H 11/26/1940 4
Putnam Ada M. 3/18/1948 13

 

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