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
Valentine Clyde 10/5/1942 1
Valentine Elmer G. 5/2/2029 6
Valentine Lewis J 7/18/1940 5
Valentine Loren 10/1/1931 s2/p4
Valentine Louisa Postal 5/9/1935 7
Valentine Martha 12/31/1931 6
Valere Rosalie 3/28/2029 s2/p8
Valliere Israel 11/23/1933 s2/p8
Van Becelaere Maurice 6/4/1931 8
Van Buren Ida May 3/22/1940 3
Van Buren Russel C. 4/18/1935 s3/p4
Van Cott Marie 12/30/1950 1
Van Der Voort Mrs. William 12/19/1935 5
Van Doran Walter 1/30/1936 5
Van Dyke Gerald William 5/31/1945 1
Van Dyke Linda Lee 4/11/1942 6
Van Emmons Charles 6/14/1934 5
Van Epps Garrett 12/31/1936 8
Van Fleet Allie Jessel 4/14/1932 3
Van Fleet Ida 2/10/1947 4
Van Fleet Wilhelmina Kachle 6/17/1938 4
Van Fleet William 11/15/1934 6
Van Horn Bart 9/25/1930 6
Van Horn Maude McGregor 1/8/1931 s2/p7
Van Hutchings Thomas 3/15/1945 1
Van Luven James 12/24/1943 s2p2
Van Over Margaret E 5/22/1940 5
Van Sant Floyd 6/22/1933 1
Van Sickle Earl 8/12/1940 8
Van Slyke Donald 7/11/1946 4
Van Son Theodore 6/5/1939 1
Van Steinburg Alonzo Earl 2/9/1933 1
Van Syke Balford 6/2/1932 5
Van Valkenburg Ira E 6/22/1940 3
Van Voerhis August 1/5/2028 4
Van Wagoner L. 10/12/1939 9
Van Wellman Stephen 4/28/1943 4
Vance Charles 5/14/1943 1
Vance Frederick 9/3/1936 8
Vance Ida May Rogers 6/18/1937 6
Vance John Bion 12/6/1941 6
Vance William 5/3/1948 9
Vancleve James P 10/3/1941 5
Vanderveen C. J. 2/4/1937 3
VanEpps Milo 7/20/1950 2
Vanest Margaret Wildes 2/15/1938 1
Vanest Turner 4/14/1948 9
Vanneste Rene 7/10/1950 11
Vanover Virgil L. 4/27/1950 4
VanRensselaer Lewis D. 8/24/1946 3
Vansant Loretta Jane 5/24/1949 7
Vanwegan Louise Pierson 9/10/1942 4
Varner Lushen 2/12/1944 6
Varner Mrs. Blaine 1/5/1950 8
Vasbinder Oliver 6/1/1948 11
Vasold Caroline (Lena) 7/25/1945 9
Vasold Charles 10/31/1940 14
Vasold Ernest 11/10/1945 5
Vasold Ernestine Joan 10/20/1932 s2/p8
Vasold George Whitman 7/24/1941 1
Vasold Glen Donald 10/6/1932 5
Vasold Hugo 1/5/2028 1&2
Vasold Mary 1/27/1947 7
Vasold Mrs. Carl 11/2/1937 2
Vasold Natalie Hine 11/28/2029 4
Vasold Oscar 1/3/1938 1
Vasquez Alex 9/19/1939 6
Vaughn Harold 11/5/1936 1
Veal Mrs. C. C. 6/26/1945 4
Velie Lloyd 8/6/1938 3
Veneklasen Deborah H 11/22/1939 1
Vennard Mary R. Scott 6/14/1934 7
Venner Carmeletta 6/1/1933 6
Venner Celia 12/10/1931 3
Venner George 11/2/1940 1
Venner Joseph 7/25/1935 3
Venner Joseph Dale 4/7/1932 1
Verity Nellie 1/30/1946 3
Verrette Gilbert T. 9/29/1950 11
Vethan Elenor Montgomery 11/13/1946 2
Vezina Joseph Medric 12/12/1944 5
Vincent Bird J. 7/23/1931 1
Vincent Carrie 5/3/1934 3
Vincent Charles 9/2/1942 4
Vincent Herbert H. 6/5/1943 1
Vinson Clara Potts 7/19/1934 s3/p4
Vinson Donald 5/3/1934 1
Vinson Elizabeth 9/19/1938 8
Vinson John 6/19/1945 4
Vinson Russell 6/24/1949 5
Vinson Vada Lee 1/9/1936 s3/p5
Vinson Venie 12/18/1936 6
Vinson Wilber Dale 2/4/1932 5
Vinton Clyde R. 6/4/1936 s2/p1
Visgar Grattan 5/10/1934 2
Visger Edna R 7/23/1940 3
Visnaw Mrs. Fred 4/15/1943 8
Vlier Harry G. 10/10/1935 s3/p1
Vlier Seymour Sr. 10/3/1935 5
Vogel James J. 8/9/1949 9
Vogel "Mrs. Martin, Sr." 1/10/1935 3
Volk Joseph C 6/2/1942 2
Von Dett Mrs. William 7/20/1945 4
Von Eitzen John Albert 10/17/1937 6
Voorhees "C. S. ""Casey""" 8/2/1938 6
Voorhees Eda Mae Page 7/24/1930 s2/p1
Voorhees Isabel D. 1/10/2029 7
Vorhees James 6/21/1934 4
Vosburg Owen E. 6/6/2029 3
Vought Richard Wheeler 6/7/2028 2
Vought Thomas 12/18/1930 s2/p2

 

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