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Midland County, Michigan Obituary Index, 1928–1950


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.


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.


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



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
Yack August 12/31/1941 3
Yack Arthur 11/25/1938 1
Yack Forrest 1/7/1932 7
Yack Gustave 4/1/1941 1
Yack Hanna Amelia 6/25/1938 3
Yack James Frederick 5/3/1949 9
Yack John Jr. 2/23/2028 4
Yack William 12/9/1942 3
Yaeck August 8/24/1949 20
Yager Allen 8/9/1934 6
Yager Arliss 3/19/1936 s2/p4
Yager Bertha 3/22/1939 6
Yager Francis E 1/26/1940 3
Yager Katherine 12/30/1943 5
Yager Mary R. 8/2/1938 6
Yager Milo 2/8/1946 1
Yahrmarkt Gustave 1/31/2029 7
Yancer Edward H. 5/7/1931 8
Yancer Frank 11/20/1930 6
Yancer Melinda Maxwell 7/2/1931 6
Yarger Donna May 8/13/1937 6
Yarrington Elizabeth Dunlap 3/25/1943 2
Yarrington Kenneth 10/18/1947 1
Yarrington Stephanie Mae 9/2/1947 6
Yascolt Adolph 4/20/1946 5
Yates Keith Howard 8/1/1950 8
Yates Rosaline Frances 3/12/1936 s3/p4
Yats Roy 1/29/1940 2
Yaxley Arthur J 6/11/1941 3
Yaxley Beatrice 7/19/1947 6
Yeakey Florence Rhodes 4/14/1932 5
Yeakey Robert J. 4/28/1932 8
Yeakle William H. 9/15/1932 5
Yeoman Amos 10/22/1937 8
Yeoman Sidney 7/24/1930 5
Yerkes Addie 12/11/1930 8
Yocum Roxy 6/28/2028 5
Yoder Duane Alden 1/7/1932 5
Yoder Ernest M. 6/9/1950 11
Yoder Ezra M. 11/28/1944 5
Yoder Levi 6/7/2028 1&8
Yoder Mammie B. 4/19/1945 2
Yoder Mary C. 7/14/1932 8
Yoder Peter 6/21/2028 3
Yoder Ronald James 4/7/1939 5
Yoder Susan Frances 4/19/1949 2
Yost William O. 12/8/1949 2
Yott John 1/20/1939 8
Yott Joseph 5/7/1937 4
Youmans David 10/5/1933 2
Youmans David Arthur 3/8/2028 8
Youmans Howard G. 9/21/1938 1
Youmans Joseph 9/13/1934 5
Youmans Le Gracia M. 12/12/1935 2
Youmans Mrs. David 8/25/1947 7
Young Cora 2/15/1949 8
Young Drucilla 5/14/1936 s3/p5
Young Emeline 6/8/1933 6
Young Florence L. 1/28/1932 5
Young George Edward 9/28/1933 3
Young George W. 1/5/1943 5
Young Gladys Letts 11/2/1933 6
Young John Bneton 5/24/2028 2
Young Madeleine Heinze 4/6/1938 8
Younglove Ernest 12/5/1935 1
Youngman O. N. 7/11/1935 5


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