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MARY J. ALDRICH

Mrs. Mary J. Aldrich, died at her home 1013 Court St. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich, at about 10:30 Tuesday night, after a short illness from bronchial and heart trouble. Deceased was born in Ireland in 1842 and moved with her parents to Ontario when she was but seven years of age. In 1880 she with Mr. Aldrich and the children came to the Soo, and in the following spring the family settled on the homestead now occupied by W.M. Aldrich. The family moved back to the Soo, where he died a year or so later.

Mrs. Aldrich since early childhood was been a faithful Christian and was beloved and esteemed by her aquaintances. She early joined the Methodist church, which connection she never served. She is survived by seven children T.B. Aldrich of Brimley, Mrs. J.H. Palmer, and Misses Margaret and Mae of the Soo; Jno A. of Olivet, Mich; and Wesley M. and Dudley P. of Pickford. Also by two brothers T.H. Boulger of New Mexico, and John Boulger of Detroit.

All the children were at the bedside when the dear one departed from this life. The funeral service will be held from the house in the Soo tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be in the Bethel cemetery and the burial will be in charge of Rev. Stephens of this place.

Pickford Clarion Thursday, January 11, 1917

Submitted by: Roger Weston


KATHERINE ALLEN

Katherine Allen was born in Enskillon, Ireland, in August 1832, and died at her home near Pickford Friday morning, April 20th at 2 o'clock from lagrippe. When seven years of age the deceased with her parents emigrated to Ontario. She was united in marriage there to William Blair, and to this union were born nine children, six of whom survive.

In 1881 the family came here and took up the homestead which has been "the old home" ever since. Mr. Blair died 19 years ago.

The surviving children are: Hugh Blair, Mrs. William Wise, Mrs. Robert Beacom, Mrs. John Hillock, and Miss Emma, all of this place, and W.J. Blair of Goderich. the deceased is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Six of the grandsons acted as pallbearers.

Mrs. Blair was a devoted christian and had been a member of the Methodist church 65 years. The funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon, at one o' clock, in charge of Rev. Edwin Stephens. The body was laid in the Bethel cemetery where Mr. Blair was buried.

Pickford Clarion Thursday, April 26, 1917

Submitted by: Roger Weston


CHARLES AMES

Pickford veterens of World Wars I and II, in full dress will meet at the Quinnell Funeral Home Thursday, Dec. 18, to honor Charles Ames, whose body is being returned home. Flags will be flown at half staff all day and business places will be closed for the funeral. Charles William Ames 27, son of Mr and Mrs. John Ames of Pickford, was killed instantly in Germany, on March 18, 1945, T/Sgt. Ames was born in Pickford July 3, 1918. A machine gunner, Ames entered the service on March 6, 1941, and was for a while an instructor in light artillery at Camp Wolters, Texas. From Texas, he was sent to Camp Blanding, Florida, and in July 1944 went overseas. He was graduated from the Pickford High School in 1936 and was a member of the Nazarene Church in Pickford. Surviving him are his father John A. Ames, a step-mother Barbara (Pierce) Ames, three brothers, George of Pickford, Jack of the Sault and Francis of Peoria, Ill; and other relatives.

The body will arrive at Rudyard at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and will rest at the Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford until time of service. Funeral services will be held in the Nazarene Church at 2p.m. Rev. Lloyd Pounds officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. The Amvets organization will serve at the military funeral. Pallberarers will be Robert Hancock, Lester Hancock, Fredrick Anderson, Everett Harrison, Lynn Aldrich, and Lyle Ames.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARTHA E. AMES

Mrs. Martha E. Ames, of Pickford, died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home, after a short illness. She was born in Pickford July 13, 1890, and was a life long resident. Her husband Arthur, preceded her in death Jan 18, 1959, a son Cecil, died Apr. 21, 1964. Survivors include two sons, Kinnee and Lyle Ames, both of Pickford, 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.Other survivors include four brothers, Bert Kinnee, Flushing; Otto Kinnee, Lansing; William Kinnee and Herman Kinnee, of Kingsford, and two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Effie) Hall, Flint, and Mrs. Veste (Clara) Welch, Kingsford.

She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist in the Sault. Friends may call at the Quinnell Funeral home beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Mr. Carlton Ziegle, First Church of Christ Scientist reader, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in the spring. Pallbearers will be six nephews, Otto Storey, Wayne Storey, Mason Storey, Voyle Storey, James T. Storey, and Tom Storey.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JOHN ANDERSON

John Anderson 74 years and 11 months old died at his home in Pickford, Wednesday February 3, 1932 after an illness of a year with heart trouble. Mr. Anderson has been for 51 years a resident of Pickford township where he was respected as one of its most prominent pioneer citizens. Born in Harriston, Ontario in 1858, Mr. Anderson came to Pickford in 1880 and was married to Miss Annie McDonald in 1887. They had two children William J. of Pickford and Hazel Ann who died 17 years ago. Mr. Anderson was a active farmer until 11 years ago when he retired. He was a member of the school board, Loyal Orange Lodge and the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his widow and one son, three grandchildren, two sisters Mrs. Jane Adams of Palmerston, Ont, and Mrs, Mary Elliot of Gownston, Ont, and four brothers David of Morrefield, Ont, Samuel of Harriston, Ont, Hamilton of Saskatchewan, and Edward of Alberta. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock The Rev. A. Kumanovsky will officiate. Burial will be at the Bethel cemetery in charge of the Orange Lodge.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


MRS. WILLIAM E. ANDERSON

Funeral services for Mrs. William E. Anderson of Raber, who died at her home, Thursday July 4, at 10:30 pm, will be held next Sunday July 7, at 1pm at the Maltas Memorial Church. Mrs. Anderson came to Michigan with her parents Mr and Mrs. Joseph Eveleigh in 1878 living in the Sault. In 1879 the family moved to Stirlingville where she recided until December 1929. She was married to George Hill December 27, 1893. He died nine years ago. Two children were born a son, Clarence H. Hill, and a daughter Mrs. Roy Smith, both of Pickford. On October 7, 1929 she was married to William E. Anderson of Raber. Surviving besides Mr. Anderson and the two children are seven grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters. Mrs. Elizabeth Dodds, and Mrs. Maude Shobrook, both of Pickford; five brothers Robert, John, and Daniel of Pickford, Allen, of the Sault and Edward of Saskatchewan. The Rev. Charles O. Churchill will officiate at the funeral services. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


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JOSEPH BARTON

Joseph L. Barton of Pickford died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at War Memorial Hospital. Mr. Barton was born Sept 24, 1888 on St. Joseph's Island, Ont. He spent most of his life on the Pickford area. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Calling hours at the Quinnell Funeral Home will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Venn officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pickford.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MRS. THOMAS A. BARTON

Mrs. Thomas A. Barton, aged 30 years, five months and eight days, passed away in Detroit last Friday afternoon after suffering since October from double cist tumor of the bowels. Agnes Fosberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fosberg of Detour, was united in marriage to Thomas A. Barton of this place about four and half years ago.They went to Oregon immediately after their marriage where they were engaged in school work. Mrs. Barton was taken ill in October and her physician there pronounced her case hopeless and advised them to return east, which they did in the same month. Since that time every effort was employed to help her and she was placed under competent physicians at Detroit but to no avail.

The remains were brought here Sunday to the home of Mr. Barton's parents and on Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock the funeral was held from the Fairview church, in charge of Rev. Maltas and Rev. Stilwell of the Episcopal church. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery. Besides the grief-strickened husband, the deceased is survived by her father, and mother, and two sisters, Hilma of California, and Ida of Lime Island; and two brothers, Ever, of Detour, and Frank, of Washington.

Pickford friends deeply sympathize with the deeply bereaved husband in his very sad hour.

Pickford Clarion Thursday March 22, 1917

Submitted by: Roger Weston


IVAN BAWKS

Ivan (Bill) Bawks, Pickford, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home. He was born June 7, 1921, in Pickford, and was retired from Kincheloe Air Force Base, where he worked on the roads and grounds. Following his retirement, he drove the U.S. Mail truck for Dale Bawks for two years. A member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church, he also held a life membership with the Disabled American Veterans. He was a veteran of World War ll, during which he recieved a Purple Heart while serving with the U.S. Army. Surviving him are his wife Dorothy; two sons David and Duane, both of Pickford; three daughters, Mrs. James (Carol) Haske of Cedarville, Mrs. Reginald (Barbara) Gough of Rudyard and Diane Bawks of Pickford; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth and Howard, both of Pickford; and a sister Lela Hill, of Flint. calling hours are 4-9 p.m. today at Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. James. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Cottle Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pickford Ambulance Corps.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MRS. WILLIAM BEACOM

Mrs. William Beacom, a resident of Pickford for more than 55 years, died at noon Tuesday, March 2, 1937, at the War Memorial Hospital. She was 61 years old and death was caused by complications from asthma and heart trouble from which she had suffered since Christmas. Mrs. Beacom, (Katherine Hannah) was born August 21, 1875, at Seaforth, Ontario. She came to Chippewa County with her parents when she was five years old and had made her home in or near Pickford since that time. She was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church and was active in church societies. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Bert Roe of Dafter; two sons, William of Detroit and Harold of Pickford; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth McDonald of Pontiac, Mrs. Jean Wheelock of Buffalo, and Mrs. Isabel Stegenga of Ann Arbor; one brother, James Hannah of Portland, Oregon; and five grandchildren, Betty Jean, Bob and Greta Beacom, and Jean and Lyle Roe. The body was to be taken to the home near Pickford late this afternoon. Funeral services will be at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Pickford Presbyterian Church, with interment in Donaldson cemetery.

The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, MI


HARVEY BLAIR

Pioneer Pickford resident and longtime hardware business owner Harvey Blair died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1986 at War Memorial Hospital at the age of 96. Blair was born in Pickford on June 8, 1890, and lived there all his life. He worked at Green's General Store and Taylor Hardware until his retirement in 1960. He was a charter member of the Pickford Lions Club, instrumental in its formation in 1941, and served as King Lion in 1947-48, and was active in the old -time Pickford Fair, and was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens Club.

He was married July 30, 1913, to the former Margaret Kirkbride who died in 1973. He was predeased by two sons, Edward and Blaine, and surived by one son LeLand Blair of the Sault, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Reamer Funeral Home south of Pickford from 3 until 9 p.m. Friday.

Funeral services at Reamer's will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Lawson Crane and Rev. Frank Mease officiating. The family has requested that memorials be made to the Pickford United Methodist Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MINNIE ETTA BOOTH

Mrs. Minnie Etta Booth, 79 of 311 Ann St, died at the War Memorial Hospital this morning July 22, 1953 at 7:00 o'clock . She had been in ill health for the past few months. Born in Auburn, Ont, on April 19, 1874. Mrs. Booth came to Sterlingville as a child with her parents. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. William Shobbrook.

Mrs. Booth was the FIRST school teacher at the Pleasant Park School and later came to the Sault where she was employed by Mr and Mrs. W.H. Peck in the confectionery. She was married to William B. Leggett in 1898 and the couple lived at 901 Bingham Ave. Mr Leggett died in 1907. In 1908 she was married to Ernest E. Booth and they made their home at 311 Ann St. They operated a grocery store at 313 Ann St. for many years. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Booth was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters for the past 55 years, and was a member of the Past Chiefs Club of the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are two sons, E. Creighton Booth of Detroit, and Lynn Booth of the Sault; a daughter Mrs. Angelia Leggett McCaulley of the Sault; two grandchildren , Robert E. Booth of Dearborn, and Mrs. Raymond (Audrey Etta) Gregg of the Sault; two great grandchildren, Raymond and Michael Gregg of the Sault; and two brothers William H. Shobbrook of Vancouver, B.C. and John T. Shobbrook of the Sault. The body is resting at the Vanderhook Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JOHN BRINDLEY, SR.

John Brindley Sr. one of Pickford pioneers, passed away yesterday morning April 28, 1909 at his home in this village after living his allotted three score and ten years. The deceased is survived by the widow and nine children- Mrs. Credeman of Rosedale, Mrs. Parker of the Soo, Mrs. T.A. Ames, Mrs. John Steele, and John Brindley Jr. all of this place, and one son living in Fargo, N.D. and one in Boston and two daughters in Chicago. The funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at one 'clock by Rev. G.A. Beacock assisted by Rev. I.N. Wilson. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


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GORDON R. CAMERON

Gordon Richard Cameron of 408 Cedar died at 10:20 a.m. today at War Memorial Hospital after a six month illness. Mr. Cameron was born in Pickford Oct 16, 1898 the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. John A. Cameron of Pickford. He had been a life time resident of Chippewa County. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. William F. Mertaugh (Margaret) of Sault Ste. Marie; a niece Billie Dean Mertaugh and a nephew, Cameron Mertaugh. Calling hours at the Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. The time will be announced later.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARIE CAMERON

Mrs. John A (Marie) Cameron 92, widow of the late Dr. John A. Cameron of Pickford, died at 7 a.m. today at the War Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for seven weeks. Her late husband was a Pickford physician for 45 years prior to his death in 1944. Since that time, she has resided in the Sault with her daughter Mrs. W.F. Mertaugh. Mrs. Cameron was born in Shropshire, England Feb 3, 1871 and was brought to London, Ontario with her family at the age of 10. She first met Dr. Cameron in London, and was married to him in Detroit. While he was in medical school. Surviving are her daughter, Margaret Mertaugh; a son Gordon Cameron of the Sault; two grandchildren, Billie Deane and Cameron Mertaugh; two great grandchildren; one sister, Clara Elson of London, Ontario and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Bailey-Newhouse Funeral Home and funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


EDITH ELIZABETH CLEGG

Edith Elizabeth Clegg of Pickford died at the War Memorial Hospital at 5:40 p.m. Thursday Jan 15, 1942 after an illness of six weeks. Mrs.Clegg was born at Pickford Nov 16, 1881 and was married in that community Sept 20, 1910. Surviving are her husband Frank; two sons Francis of Fort Custer and Robert of Pickford and one brother Frank Crawford of Pickford. There will be a brief service at the home at 1:45 p.m. Saturday Jan 17, with the funeral services immediatly afterward at the Pickford Methodist church. The Rev. William Ainsworth will officiate and pallbearers will be Mrs.Cleggs nephews, Honorary pallbearers are Ford Beacom, P.E. Taylor, Ernest Nixon, Ray Taylor, James Watson and H. M. Hamilton. Interment will be in Bethel cemetery.

Sault Evening News Roger Weston


JAMES CLEGG

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

AFTER FIVE YEARS ILLNESS JAMES CLEGG PASSES TO THE GREAT BEYOND

WAS ONE OF PICKFORD'S FIRST SETTLERS

While the death of James Clegg had been expected for several weeks, the word that was passed around Sunday morning that he had passed away came as a shock to the residents of the community.

James Clegg was born in Ontario in the year 1859. In 1873 he was married to Miss Catherine Crawford at Gorrie, Ont., coming to Pickford in the fall of 1877, being one of the very first settlers here when there was nothing but a trail over which to carry provisions from the Soo for his family. Some six years ago Mr. Clegg served the township as highway commissioner and to his strict application to this work is attributed the disease from which he died. Five years ago last November he was taken with a nervous difficulty resulting in nervous prostration, altho the skill of local and outside physicians was called to administer to him he gradually grew worse until Sunday morning last when death relieved him from his long and severe suffering.

He was a man of excellent and exemplary character and was greatly esteemed by all his acquaintances for his kind acts and noble deeds. Shortly before he died he prayed that he might be taken home to Heaven, for he seemed assured that rest and peace was in store for him beyond the grave, and he died with a happy saving faith in Christ.

The deceased leaves a patient and kind widow to suffer the loss, as well as four sons, William, Alexander, Bert, and Frank, and one daughter, D.H. Clegg, all of whom reside here. Also four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Abbney, of Boston: Mrs. Loughead of Moleworth, Ont.; Mrs. George Gough, of Palmerton, Ont.; and Mrs. John Campbell of the Neebish. Two daughters and one son have preceeded their father.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, of which the deceased was a member, Monday afternoon at two o'clock, where the Rev. I.N. Wilson preached a forceful sermon, the church being crowded with sympathizing friends of the departed and of the family. The deceased was also a member of the Orange Lodge and the members of the Orange Lodge and the members of that order attended the services in a body. The pallbearers were Messrs. J.L. Stirling, Alex Kennedy, J.A. Taylor, Robt. Bawks, Robt. Crawford, and J.W. Green. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery. Relatives from outside who were present at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bassett of the Soo, Mr. and Mrs. WIlliam Stevenson of the Soo, William Crawford of the Soo, William Crawford of the Canadian Soo, Alexander Crawford, Robert McKee, and Bert Pickford, all of the Soo.

The heartfelt sympathies of the community is extended to the sorrowing widow and children in this their hour of bereavement.

(Pickford Clarion - May 12, 1910)

Submitted by: Roger Weston


PEARL F. CLEGG

Funeral services for Pearl F. Clegg, Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of Pickford, who died Sunday at War Memorial Hospital, will be held Wednesday at Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford, Rev. James Martin officiating. Calling hours will be today from 4 to 9 p.m.at the funeral home. She was born October 1, 1898 in Stirlingville, and worked at Pickford Dry Goods for over 25 years. She belonged to Pickford Presbyterian Church. Her husband Newton, died in March of 1973. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Ruth) Shanks of Lake Odessa; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, David Hill, of Sault Ste. Marie, and sister, Myrtle Wise of the Sault. Burial will be in the Cottle Cemetery in the spring. Memorials may be left to Pickford Presbyterian Church or to the charity of one's choice.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JAMES COCHRAN

This community was grieved on Monday when word was passed around that James Cochran had been taken with apoplexy, from which he died at midnight Tuesday night. The deceased was born 71 years ago last December, in Ontario, where he spent his youth. He was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Hines about 45 years ago and to this union were born four children, Mrs. John Belcher, and Mrs. Robert Hewer and William of this place and Richard of Windsor, Ontario, who besides the widow survive him. The family came here thirty years ago, and was among the pioneer settlers. Mr Cochrane was a member of the Episcopal church at Fairview tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o'clock of Rev. Maltas, and burial will be made in the cemtery at that place.

Pickford Clarion Thursday, February 22, 1917

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ALEX CRAWFORD

Alexander Crawford died at his home in this village Friday evening , July 5, 1907 at the ripe age of 94 years. Death was due to a general breaking down of his system. Mr. Crawford was born in Donegal County, Ireland in 1813, when he lived there until 33 years of age when he moved to Canada. In March 1849 he was married to Miss Mary Clegg. Mr and Mrs. Crawford made their home in Ontario until 1897 when they moved to Pickford and have since been highly respected and honored residents. Mr. Crawford was converted in 1840 and was a loyal member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His life and character were those of example and he was a kind and loving husband and father. He was a staunch Orangeman and endeavored to live up to the principles of the order.

At 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church the funeral services were conducted by Rev. I. Wilson assisted by Rev. G.W. Beacock, and the church was crowded with the friends of the family who stood true to the last. The local Orange Lodge attended in a body to pay their last tribute to their departed brother. The body was laid to rest in the Bethel Cemetery, being followed to the grave by sixty carriages which shows the respect in which deceased was held by the people of this community. A large number of friends from the Soo and Donaldson were also present at the services.

Besides the devoted wife, Mr. Crawford is survived by two sons, John of Hamilton, Ont, and William J. of Dayton, Ont, two daughters Mrs. Jas Clegg of this place and Mrs. Rachel Timms of Detroit, one brother John of Lindsay, Ont., one sister Mrs. Jas. Crawford of this place.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JOHN CRAWFORD

John Crawford died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Forbes McDonald at Pickford this morning, February 12, 1937, at 6 o’clock of complications. He had been ill for the past 18 months. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, MI


WILLIAM FRANCIS CRAWFORD

William Francis Crawford, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 1939, at 4:30 p.m. at his home at 1209 Seymour Street from heart disease. He was born in Millbank, Wesley County, Ontario, on August 4, 1868. He was married to Mrs. Crawford, who survives, in DeTour on Sept. 12, 1905. Mr. Crawford is a former resident of Pickford and has lived in the Sault for the past two years. Surviving Mr. Crawford are his wife, Martha J. Crawford, and five children, Ira, Albert, Gordon, Wilma, and Mrs. Erman (Cassie) Jenks, and four grandchildren, all of the Sault. A brother, James, of Cedarville, and three sisters, Mrs. James Sims, of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Frank Ferris of Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. Harry McWilliams of Stalwart, also survive. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 6, at 12:45p.m. at the home at 1209 Seymour Street, and at 2p.m. at the Pickford Methodist Church. The Rev. William Combellack of Pickford will officiate. The Orange Lodge will assist in the service, and burial will be in the Cottle Cemetery.

The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, MI


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WILLIAM CRUICKSHANK

William W. Cruickshank of Pickford died Thursday afternoon at War Memorial Hospital in the Sault. Born Oct 6, 1910, in the Sault, he worked at U.S. Steel Cedarville operation until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pickford. He is survived by his wife Mary; one son Ronald of Utica, Mich; one daughter Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Bess of Rapid City. S.D., one brother, Raymond of Cedarville; two sisters Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Pollard of Lake Worth, Fla, and Mrs. Thomas(Helen) Portice of Pickford; and three grandchildren. Calling hours will be 3-9 p.m. today at Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford. Services will be Saturday 2 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Richard Beemer officiating, and burial will be in Fairivew Cemetery in Pickford.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ALEXANDER DALEY

Alexander Wellington Daley, 90, died Wed Feb. 25, 1948 at 11:15 at the home of his daughter Mrs. W.O. Sawyers , 650 Court Street of complications. He was ill for 2 weeks. Surviving are 2 sons William Daley of Freeland, Michigan and Judson Daley of Mansfield, Ohio, 2 daughters Mrs. W.O. Sawyers of the Sault and Mrs. Victor Hawk of Mansfield, Ohio, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Alex was born in Canada September 15, 1857. He settled in Stirlingville 60 years ago. He was married September 16, 1884 in Canada. He was a member of the Nazerene Church. His body will be in state at Quinnell's Funeral Home in Pickford from 7:00 pm until time of funeral services which will be Sat Feb 28th at Pickford Nazerene Church at 2:00 pm Rev Lloyd Pounds, burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Pallberarers will be Tom Hill, Frank Zonolinski, James Kelly, Roland Hill, Issac Watson and Eugene Sweeney.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


DAVID DALEY

David Daley was born in New Brunswick in the year 1825 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. James Gray at Sterlingville Sunday morning. Mr. Daley spent his boyhood days at the place of birth and when a young man went to McGillivray, Ont, where he was shortly united in marriage to Jane Cathro. The family came over here and settled at what is now Sterlingville 24 years ago. Mrs. Daley passing to the Great Beyond just 13 years before being followed by her husband. To the union were born nine children George of Sanilac County, Alexander of Sterlingville, John of McGillivray and Judson of the Soo; and Mrs Duncan McKenzie , of Sterlingville; Mrs. Richard Lambert of Sarnia, Ont; Mrs. Erastus Fleming of the Soo; and Mrs James Gray of Sterlingville. One son Peter died 30 years ago.

The deceased has been confined to his bed for three years, but suffered very little, his life slowly ebbing away. He was a life long member of the Baptist Church and was respected by all his friends and neighbors.

The funeral services were held from the Bethel Church, Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. E.E. McMichael officiating. The remains were laid in the Bethel Cemetery where Mrs. Daley was also buried.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARY MARIA DALEY

Mary Maria Daley, for 40 years a resident of the Pickford Community died at her home in Pickford at 11:00p.m. on Sunday February 15, 1942. After a illness of two weeks. Mrs. Daley was born in Canada June 10, 1860 and was married to Alexander W. Daley 56 years ago at London, Ontario. There were four children William H of Freeland, Michigan, Mrs. Elizabeth Sawyers of Dafter, Judson W. Daley of Freeland, and Mrs. Mary Jane Townsend of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Quinnell Funeral Home at Pickford where the body will lie until the hour of the funeral. The Rev. LeRoy Harris will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARY E. DODDS

Mary E. Dodds of Pickford died at 11:59 p.m. Monday at War memorial Hospital. Mrs. Dodds was born at Pickford Feb 10, 1902 and had been a lifelong Pickford resident. She was a member of the Pickford Methodist Church. Mr and Mrs. Dodds were married Oct 21, 1925 in Sault Ste. Marie.

Surviving are her husband Raymond; two sons Marvin and Raymond Jr, both of Pickford; seven grandchildren; a brother Clifford McConkey of Pickford; and three sisters , Mrs. Mervin (Pearl) Nixon and Mrs. Forrest (Violet) Smith of Pickford and Mrs. Roy (Nellie) Craig of Sault Ste. Marie.

Calling hours at the Quinnell Funeral Home will begin at 4 p.m. today, Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pickford Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Pieper officiating. The body will rest at the church from noon Wednesday until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be six nephews, Frank Nixon, Jim Smith, Ervin Gray and Dale, Richard and Frank McConkey. Memorial rememberances may be made to the Pickford Methodist Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JAMES DUNCAN

James Duncan , one of the first pioneers of this township, died at his home at Stalwart at 1:00 o'clock this morning, at the age of 64 years and 5 month, after an illness of seven months from tuberculosis of the bowels. The deceased was born in the township of Stanley, Ontario, in October 1846. He was married to Miss Margaret Johnston in 1871 and to the union was born ten children, one of whom Miss Alma, passed to her reward twelve years ago.

Mr. Duncan came to this county when it was nothing but a wild county and took up a homestead which he immediately set out to improve, enduring all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. The following year he brought his family over and they have lived on the homestead ever since, esteemed by neighbors and respected by friends. Last summer Mr. Duncan went to the Canadian Northwest to stay awhile with his son, Norman J. in an endeavor to regain his health, but he steadily grew worse and five months ago he was brought home by his son who remained at his father's bedside until the end came. The deceased leaves a widow and 9 children, Mrs, W.J. Johnson of Detour, Mrs. C.J. McConkey of Swift Currant, Sask., Mrs. W.J. Spence of Raber, A.E.Duncan of Swift Currant, Sask., M.J. of Stalwart, N,J, of Moose Jaw, George and Earl and Miss Martha, who are at home. A.E. Duncan and Mrs. McConkey are expected to reach here tonight.

The funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Stalwart at 2:00 o'clock Sunday after noon and will be in charge of the Orange Lodge of which he was a member. Rev. William Maltas will preach the funeral sermon and burial is to be in the Stalwart cemetery.

(Pickford Clarion - March 23, 1911)

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARGARET DUNCAN

Double funeral services will be held for Mrs. Margaret Johnston Duncan, 86, who died at 12 o’clock midnight, Sunday night, February 1, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martha Butler, 1205 Tweed Street, following an illness of two weeks with heart disease. The first service will be at 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday at the Tweed Street home. This will be followed by services at the Stalwart church at 2p.m. Interment will be in the family lot at Stalwart cemetery. Mrs. Duncan was born on November 28, 1851, in Huron County, near Bayfield, Ontario. She was the oldest of the family of nine children: Christopher, J. E., Thomas, Mary Ann, Emily, Elizabeth, and Sarah, all of whom now are living at Goderich, Ont. aged between 68 and 83, except James, who died in 1936 at the age of 78 years.

Miss Johnston married James Duncan, also of Bayfield, Ont., in 1870. To them were born 12 children. Two of these died in infancy, Alma at the age of four years, Johnston died at Cedarville at the age of 43, Edward at Neville, Sask., at the age of 60. Surviving children are Minnie Johnston of DeTour, Susie McConkey of Seattle, Washington, Emily Spence of Chatham, Michigan, Martha Butler of the Sault, Norman Duncan of the Sault, Dr. George Duncan of Ferndale, Michigan, and Earl Duncan of the Sault. Mrs. Duncan’s husband, James, died at the family farm home at Stalwart in 1911. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan lived first in Ontario. In 1881 they came to Chippewa County and settled on a homestead at Stalwart, being one of the first families to settle in that part of the county. Mrs. Duncan left the farm in 1923 and has made her home since with her son, Earl, and her daughter, Martha.

Mrs. Duncan is survived also by 35 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She had an unusual interest in young people and was familiarly known through the county as Grandma Duncan. She was a member of the Episcopal Church but gave active support to whatever denomination chose to serve the spiritual needs of her community.

The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, MI


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MARGARET ENGLISH

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Margaret English of Mission City, B.C.. She is the former Margaret Kelley of Sterlingville and was born in Pickford in 1887. Funeral Services were held at the Mission Funeral Home with the United Church in charges of services. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon English, on Nov. 9, 1970. Survivors include several nieces and nephews in the Sault and Pickford area.

November 29, 1979 - The Evening News

submitted by Esther M. Thompson


DANIEL EVELEIGH

Daniel Eveleigh, a former resident of Sterlingville, died Tuesday at 6:25 p.m. at the home of his daughter Mrs. Bert White at 339 E. Spruce Street. He had been ill for a week. Mr. Eveleigh was born in Owen Sound, Ont, on April 20, 1870. On April 18, 1905 he and Mrs. Eveleigh were married in Sterlingville. Mrs. Eveleigh died Jan 27, 1935.

Mr. Eveleigh had made his home in the Sault for the past 17 years. Surviving are one son Wesley of St. Ignace, and two daughters Mrs. Kenneth (Hazel) Weston of Pickford and Mrs. Bert (Effie) White of the Sault. Six grandchildren , two great grandchildren and a brother John of Pickford also survive. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and LOL 189. The body rests at the Quinnell Funeral Home where friends may call beginning tonight.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Quinnell Funeral Home, the Rev. John Neuenscwander officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Russell Storey, Joseph Hill, Eugene Sweeney, Roland Hill, Issac Watson and Howard Pennington.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARY ANN EVELEIGH

Mrs. Mary Ann Eveleigh, 51 years old, wife of Dan Eveleigh, died Sunday January 27, 1935 at 10:00 p.m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. John Cameron, Pickford. Death was due to paralysis of the respiratory organs. Mrs. Eveleigh was born in Collingwood, Ontario June 5, 1885. She came to Stirlingville, Mich with her parents Mr. Mrs Donald Kelly , when a small child. She was married to Dan Eveleigh of Stirlingville April 18, 1905. Beside her husband she is survived by one son Wesley of Pickford; two daughters Hazel and Effie at home, her father Donald Kelly and a brother James Kelly of Stirlingville, and three sisters Mrs. Rose Eveleigh of Stirlingville, Mrs. Margaret English of Mission City, British Columbia, and Mrs. Rachel Weston of Melvin, Michigan. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were held Wed at home the Rev. Charles O. Churchill officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ROSE EVELEIGH

Mrs. Rose Eveleigh of Pickford died at 4 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Clarence (Margaret) Green. Mrs. Eveleigh was born in Collingwood, Ontario Dec. 11, 1880, and had lived in Pickford most of her life. She was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church. She was married in Sault Ste. Marie on April 12, 1899 to her husband, Robert who died in 1946. She is also predeceased by one daughter , Beatrice, who died in 1968. Survivors include one son, Vern Eveleigh of Pickford; and three daughters, Mrs. Green of Pickford and Mrs. Raymond (Doris) Hoornstra and Mrs. Stanley (Erma) McKee both of Sault Ste. Marie; 11 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother James Kelly of Sault Ste. Marie and two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Weston of Port Huron and Mrs. Margaret English of Mission City, B.C. Calling hours at the Quinnell Funeral Home will be from 1 until 9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. J. Robert Walter officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pickford Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers will be six grandsons, Jim McKee, Robert Eveleigh, Robert Campbell, Richard Wentz, Eugene Bushey, and Norris Poirer.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


VIRGE EVELEIGH

Virge Eveleigh, Pickford, died Friday afternoon at War Memorial Hospital. She was born July 2, 1898, in Stalwart, and was a schollteacher and homemaker. She belonged to the Pickford Presbyterian Church, and had been a Sunday school teacher for a number of years, was a charter member of the Pickford Grange, and Pickford Senior Citizens. Her husband Vern, died November 4, 1977.

Surviving is a son Robert, of Dearborn Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Norris (Kathleen) Poirer of Sault Ste. Marie and Mrs. James (Donna) Stevenson of Bluffton, Ind; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and four sisters Janet Slater and Sue Hewer of Pickford, and Olive Sims and Mary MacLean of Cedarville.

Funeral services were to be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Pickford Presbyterian Church , Rev. James Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery , Pickford. Memorials may be made to the Pickford Presbyterian Church. Quinnell Funeral Home of Pickford handled arrangements.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


WESLEY C. EVELEIGH

Wesley C. Eveleigh of St. Igance died at 5:30 p.m., Monday at Rockview, Michigan, unexpectedly. He was born in Stirlingville, Michigan Feb 6, 1906 and has been a resident of St. Ignace for the last 37 years before retiring from the Michigan State Highway Department on Feb 5, 1971. He was married in Pickford Jan 18, 1930. Surviving are his wife Grace and two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Hazel) Weston of Pickford and Mrs. Bert (Effie) White of the Sault. Mr. Eveleigh was a member of the Assembly of God Church in St. Ignace and belonged to the St. Ignace Masonic Lodge No. 369 F. and A.M. where he was a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a member of the Mackinac Chapter No 134 of Royal Arch Masons.

Friends may call at the Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Thursday June 10, 1971 at 2 p.m. at the Quinnell Funeral Home, Rev. Edward Fairbanks and Rev. John Henry officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


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JANET FORGRAVE

Early Monday morning occured the death of one Stalwart's pioneer residents, Mrs. Janet Forgrave widow of Thomas Forgrave, who died 4 years ago. Death was due to cancer of the stomach from which she had been a great sufferer for several months. Janet Stuart was born in lower Ontario in February 1852, and came to Stalwart in the year 1879, being among the first settlers of this part of Chiippewa county. Eight years before moving here from Owen Sound she was married to Thomas Forgrave, and to them were born six children two of them who proceded their mother. The surviving children are Mrs. Robt. Sims, Robert J., Thomas A., and William M,. all of Stalwart. The deceased was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and was always held in the highest esteem by her acquaintance for her beautiful christian life. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church at Stalwart yesterday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Holt of Detour officiating.

September 24, 1908, Pickford Clarion

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ANN FOSTER

Ann M. Foster, Seattle, Wash. died Monday morning at a nursing home in Seattle. A former resident of Pickford, she was born April 22, 1903 in Chippewa County, and moved to Seattle in 1980, with her husband, John, whom she marred in the late 1920's she owned and operated Foster's Cafe, Foster's Service Station and started the Village Inn Restaurant, all in Pickford. Her husband died in June of 1978. Surviving is a brother, William Hart of Pontiac, and five sisters, Marion Croker of Seattle, Olive Jostock and Redda Arnold of Pontiac, Etta Blair of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis, and Ruth Smith of Missoula, Montana.

Chapel services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens, with Rev. Howard Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


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MINNIE GALOR

Minnie Galor, aged 13 years and 4 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Galor, passed quietly away at three o'clock yesterday morning after three weeks of illness from hemmorhage and paralysis of the bowels.

The funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock and will be in charge of the Rev. O.F. Winton. Burial will be in the Cottle cemetery.

Pickford Clarion Thursday Febraury 22, 1912

Submitted by: Roger Weston


HENRY GARBE

One by one the old settlers pass away, leaving evidence of their interest and activity in the building of the community. Again Pickford is mourning the death of one of its pioneers, one of its very first settlers in the person of Henry Garbe, who no doubt has had much to do in the progress of the community as any one individual.

Henry Garbe was born in Germany, Oct 20, 1843, and died at his home in Pickford, Monday morning, January 15 at 7 a.m.. with his parents he immigrated to Canada when but nine years of age and settled in Huron county, near Goderich. He was united in marriage to Sarah Curry, daughter of William Curry of the same county, and to this union were born nine children, three of whom Alexander, Harry, and May died several years ago. The wife and mother died in 1874, two years after the family came to what is now Pickford. The surviving children are Mrs. Fred Ehling, of Washington D.C. (who was with the father at the time of his demise,) and William John, Fred, Albert, Arthur and Frank of Edmonton, Alberta; also a sister residing in Hamilton, Canada.

Thirty-five years ago the deceased with his family settled on a farm which is now a part of Pickford village, on the Mackinac county side. He was one of the first members of the Presbyterian society and helped the first church which was discarded several years ago. While the deceased was primarly a farmer, he was also quite prominent in business for a few years. He had various township offices and at one time was sheriff of Mackinac county. He always took an active part in political affairs and was recognized as a leader in many ways. He was well known for his liberality, always ready to assist in ever good cause, thus adding to the high respect in which he was held. Deceased was a Maccabee and an Orangeman.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at one o'clock from the home, in charge of Rev. J.W. Bond, and the remains will be laid at rest by the side of his wife in the Bethel cemetery.

Pickford Clarion Thursday, January 18, 1917

Submitted by: Roger Weston


IRWIN GOUGH

Irwin Gough 14, son of Mr and Mrs. Taylor Gough of Pickford township died at midnight Monday January 14, 1929, six days after the death of his brotehr William Gough 15. Irwin Gough was brought to the War Memorial Hospital at 4 p.m. Monday and died there eight hours later. Death was caused by meningitis. His brother William Gough died of pneumonia January 2. Irwin Gough is survived by his parents, one sister Emma and four brothers Herman, Marnard, John, and Burton all at home. The family is living on the James McDonald farm three miles north of Pickford. The body was taken to Pickford and funeral services were to be held this afternoon at the Pickford Methodist church. Burial was to be at the Bethel cemetery.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


BERTHA GRAY

Bertha J. Gray died Monday, Nov. 27, 1989 at the Provincial House in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born February 2, 1894 in Pickford Township. She had formerely been a resident of the Stirlingville area for many years. She had been a member of the Pickford United Methodist Church and the Sault area Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her husband Edward May 30, 1958 and is survived by sons Ervin, of Pickford and Earl of Holt; daughters Erma Nelson and Cora Ouelette, both of the Sault; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 29, 1989 from 12-2p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 29 at 2 p.m. in the Reamer Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Pickford. Memorials can be made to the Pickford United Methodist Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ERNEST EARL GRAY

Ernest Earl Gray, only son of Andrew Gray of Stirlingville, passed awat at the Soo hospital , Friday a.m. at 1:30 o'clock. The deceased was twenty years, three months, and eleven days old. He had been troubled with lung disease for some time and since Christmas had been under the doctor's care. Three weeks ago he was taken to the Soo hospital when pneumonia set in of which he died.Thursday he was feeling quite well and was thought to be out of danger so his father left him for the first time to spend a few days in the country, but at 1:30 a.m. he passed peacefully away. He was well respected by all who knew him and won friends wherever he went. Relatives and friends paid their last tribute to the dead body by wreaths and boquets of beautiful flowers.

The funeral services were held in the Stirlingville M.E. church, at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Edwin Stephens. The music was furnished by members of the Christian Endevor Society of which the deceased was a loyal member. The body was laid to rest in the family burying grounds in Stirlingville. Hosts of friends extend their deepest sympathy to the grief stricken father.

Pickford Clarion Thursday, March 8, 1917

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MRS. M. GRAY, 88 YEARS OLD DIED TUESDAY

Funeral Services will be held today at Cashmere

Cashmere - Mrs. Mary Gray, 88 years of age passed away Tuesday night at 8:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. D. Milne. Funeral services will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Kueb's chapel. Mrs. Gray has made her hone with Mrs. Milne for 26 years and for 20 years has been an invalid.

Came to Michigan in 1881. They owned a dairy farm in Rawdon, Quebec. They left Canada because the public schools had closed. After arriving in Sault Ste. Marie, he found property that could be bought cheap. He didn't like that territory because there was a lot of drinking and fighting. He went to Jolly's Landing on a boat, Northern Belle, and continued on foot to Mary's cousin's home in Stalwart. He knew the Reynold's and O'Brien families from Canada. He then filed a homestead claim on a piece of land on the Sand Ridge and sent for his wife and children. They stayed here for 3 years, then found a place in Stirlingville. There, they bought a tract of land from James Hill. The new home was quickly built of logs and was beside Mary's brother, Gabriel Kerr. A spring of water was handy, a river was close by, a school and church were in the process of being built, and also the land they boys were thinking of buying. He lost his arm in a shake mill while making shakes for his roof. About 1891, he died. He had made a cemetery on his land for his family. It was high and dry, he said. He was the first to be buried in it. Three days after his funeral, his only granddaughter, Mary(Robert's) was buried beside him. Elizabeth was soon after.

OBITUARY FROM THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, Thursday, 7-24-1924

Submitted by: Aaron Sweeney


MARY JANE (KERR) GRAY

Mrs. M. Gray laid to rest at Cashmere.

The Rev. Alexander Ford of Baptist Church Preaches Sermon

Cashmere: Funeral Services were held at the Kuelb's Chapel for Mrs. Mary Gray, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Alexander I. Ford, pastor of the Baptist Church, preached the sermon, taking from the text from the 90th Psalm. Favorite songs of the deceased were sung by the Baptist Choir and when the service was completed at the new cemetery "Asleep in Jesus" was sung by Miss S. L. Fisher and relatives, here son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. David Milne, two granddaughters and three grandsons.

Mary Gray was born in Montreal, Canada, April 16, 1836. She was married to Thomas Gray in 1864 and they continued living in Montreal until 1882 then they moved to Michigan in the United State where she lived until the death of her husband. She then moved to North Dakota and made her home with her daughter Mrs. Milne. Later she came west with the family to Tacoma, and then to Cashmere, where she remained until her death on July 22, 1924.

Mrs. Gray leaves four sons and two daughters. Andrew and George of Astoria, Oregon, Thomas and Edward of Pickford, Michigan, and Mrs. William Wiggins of Moalla, Oregon and Mrs. David Milne of Cashmere.

Mrs. Gray was for six years an uncomplaining invalid, just longing to go home. For over four years she was deprived of her sight, but she had stored her mind with Bible truth and its teachings were hid in her heart. She could recite almost entire chapters of it.

In all these years of feebleness and blindness her faith never wavered and her testimony was that God was her comfort and stay, and that his words endured forever.

She was over 88 years of age when she died. She was permitted to see a ripe old age and to test her faith in a Living Christ through many trials and sorrows.[graytree.ftw] Name was Carr in Canada, then when they moved here they changed to Kerr. Died at 96 in Jane's house in Oregon.

The Wenatchee Daily World, Saturday, July 26, 1924

Submitted by: Aaron Sweeney


WILLIAM JAMES GREEN

Following an illness of five weeks with a complication of ailments incident to advanced age, William James Green, 78, died at his farm home a half mile south and one mile east of Pickford at 5 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 1937. Mr. Green was born at Goderich, Ontario, April 25, 1859. He came to Pickford and settled on a farm a mile east and a mile south of the village in 1890. He continued to farm until 1915 when he retired and erected a home in Pickford. He was married to Barbara Glassen on Nov. 11, 1885 at Fisher, Minn. Survivors are a son, Clarence W. Green of Pickford, and a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Beland of Niles, Michigan; three grandchildren, Pauline, Jean and Raymond Green of Pickford, and a brother, Fred, of the Sault. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Pickford Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Combellack officiating. The body was to remain at the Quinnell Funeral Home until this afternoon when it will be removed to the family home. Pallbearers will be Alex and Frank Clegg, Harry Best, H. M. Hamilton, George Izzard and John Raynard. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.

The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, MI


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HAM HAMILTON

"Ham" Hamilton, Pickford community, church and business leader for the most of his life, is dead at the age of 97. Hamilton M. Hamilton, son of pioneer Pickford residents, died Saturday at Meadows Nursing Home in Freemont. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, on July 13, 1967, and by one son, John. A Pickford resident for 86 years, Hamilton owned a grocery store and drygoods store for over 50 years, was one of the original stockbrokers and officer for 53 years of Our Own Bakery of the Sault, later Marquette, and served on the War Memorial Hospital board of trustees for 16 years. He was born March 15, 1888 in Keady, Ontario, the last of 12 children born to John and Janet Hamilton who homesteaded a farm three miles southeast of Pickford when Hamilton was eight. He started his business career by clerking in a grocery store owned by E.S. Taylor and in 1920 he and parter James Watson operated the grocery and drygoods store for 25 years. He became sole owner in 1945, later joined by his son Maxwell. At the age of 70, after 50 years in business, he sold the business to Douglas and Jean Batho who continue to operate it. He was an active member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church where he was Sunday School teacher and superintendent, and choir and session member.

Other activities include Golden Sheaf member of the Pickford Grange, member of the Gideons and member of the Pickford and Fremont Lions Club for over 40 years. Hamilton is survived by his son, Maxwell, of Fremont, a daughter Mrs. Floyd (Leita) Clegg of Fremont; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours today are from 3 until 5p.m. and 7-9p.m. at Quinnell Funeral Home. Services will be held at ! p.m. Tuesday at the Pickford Presbyterian Church, the Rev. James Martin officiating. The body will rest at the church from noon until time of the services on Tuesday. Burial will be in Cottle Cemetery in the spring. Memorials may be made to the Pickford Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JANET HAMILTON

PICKFORD, Mich., Oct. 26 - Mrs. Janet Maxwell Hamilton who passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 25, 1933 at five o’clock, was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, August 26, 1854, the oldest in the family of the late H. M. and Margaret Maxwell. April 24, 1874, she was united in marriage to John Hamilton who preceded her in death 11 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton became the parents of 12 children, all of whom survive: James and Adam of Oakland, California; William of Arcata, California; Alexander of Burdett, Alberta; John of Magrath, Alberta; Mrs. Edward Tester and Mrs. P. B. Thomson of Arcola, Saskatchewan; Mrs. W. J. Mackay of Moosomin, Saskatchewan; Mrs. Donald Paterson of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Robert and Charles of Bay City, and H. M. of Pickford. Surviving also are two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Kerr of Arcola, Saskatchewan, Mrs. Mary McInnis of Regina, Saskatchewan; one brother William Maxwell, of Lowbanks, Ontario; and 43 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The first 23 years of Mrs. Hamilton’s married life were spent in Grey County, Ontario, in farm life. In April, 1897, when the youngest of the 12 children was less than a year old the family moved to Pickford, bought a farm then only partly cleared and took up the pioneer life in Michigan. In 1918 Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton retired from the farm and took up their residence in the village of Pickford. Following Mr. Hamilton’s death in 1923 Mrs. Hamilton paid each of her 12 children a visit taking two years to complete the trip. Within the last year Mrs. Hamilton closed her home and has since divided her time between the homes of her daughter, Mrs. Donald Paterson of Sault, Ontario, and her son, H. M., of Pickford. Early in life Mrs. Hamilton united with the Presbyterian Church of which she was a devoted member.

Funeral services are to be conducted at the home of her son, H. M., at whose home she died and at the Presbyterian Church of Pickford Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. In the absence of the regular pastor, services are to be conducted by the Rev. William Maltas, assisted by Thomas Morrison, both friends of Mrs. Hamilton for many years. Pall bearers, also old neighbors, are to be James Green, William Clegg, William Miller, Fred Smith, Fred Taylor, and James Watson. Mrs. Hamilton was highly respected for her Christian character and loved by all. A host of friends knew her by the endearing term of “grandma.”


ERMA R. HANCOCK

Mrs. Erma R. Hancock of Pickford died at 1 p.m. Thursday at War Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hancock was born Dec 22, 1894 in Dafter and spent most of her life in Pickford. She was a member of Pickford Presbyterian Church. Her husband, James Hancock, died Dec 14, 1926. She is survived by two sons Lester and Herbert Hancock, both of Pickford; three daughters, Mrs. Onnie Piippo (Ruth) of Rudyard, Mrs. Andrew Allen (Betty) of Pickford and Mrs. Leonard Andrews (Rachel) of Flint; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Calling hours at the Quinnell Funeral Home will be from 3 until 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Quinnell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Walter officiating. Burial will be in Cottle cemetery, Pickford.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


SARAH HAMILTON

Sarah Hamilton, 69, of 1705 Chestnut St. died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Issac Steve, 1700 Chestnut, Monday April 24, 1933 at 10:35a.m. after a five-week illness with cancer. Mrs Hamilton was born in New York state and came to the Sault to live about 35 yrs ago. Her husband died here seven yrs ago. She is survived by three brothers George, Arthur, and Elmer all of Mt Pleasant Mi; three sisters Mrs. Hattie Oliver of Pasadena, California, Mrs. Bertha Gundel of Mt Pleasant, and Mrs. Eva Blowers of Buffalo NY. She is also survived by six sons, William G of South Bend, Indiana, Elmer J of Kenosha Wi, Sylvester G of Gary Indiana, Claude M of Cleveland Ohio, John B of Michigan city Indiana, and Foye of Sault; two daughters, Mrs. Colon Martin of Barberton Ohio, Mrs. Isaac Steve of the Sault, and 32 grandchildren. (Widow of John B. Hamilton)

Submitted by: Dawn Thurlow


BEAULAH HARRISON

Beaulah E. Harrison, 321 Peck Street, died Saturday at Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids. She was born May 6, 1909 in Pickford and was employed by Central Savings Bank in Sault Ste. Marie, retiring after many years of service. She belonged to St. James Episcopal Church, and was a life member of the of the VFW Auxiliary and Elks Auxiliary of the Sault, and a graduate of Ferris State College, Big Rapids.Survivors include two brothers Harold W. of Grand Marais and Robert H. of Reed City. No funeral services will be held. Burial will be in Cottle Cemetery, Pickford in the spring. Memorials may be made to Bay Cliff Health Camp in Marquette. Quinnell Funeral Home of Pickford is handling arrangements.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ALEXANDER HILL

Alexander Hill, 75, of Pickford, died at the War Memorial Hospital at 2:30 Sunday morning, July 18, 1937. Death resulted from a stomach disorder. Mr. Hill was born at Seaforth, Ontario, on October 4, 1861. As a boy he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hill, to Sterlingville, and made his home in that community until 1927. He was married to Mary Barton in June 1904. Since 1927 he had been living with a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Rutledge of Pickford. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rutledge of Pickford, and Mrs. Marie Jahson of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Raynard of Pickford; four brothers, William, James, David and Thomas of Sterlingville; and seven grandchildren. The body has been moved to the Rutledge home from the Quinnell funeral parlors and will be taken at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon to the Pickford Presbyterian Church where the Rev. Neff will officiate at the services. Burial will be at Fairview cemetery.

The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, MI


CLARENCE HILL

Clarence E. Hill of Pickford died Tuesday morning at War Memorial Hospital. He was born July 20, 1897 in Pickford. He was a lifelong Pickford residdent and retired as an area farmer in 1959. He was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church, the Pickford Senior Citizens and past member of the Pickford Grange. Surviving are his wife Zella, sons Glenn of California and Roger of Kent, Washington, daughters Lorraine Roberts of St. Clair Shores, Edna Duncan of Dayton, Ohio, Alberta Gietek of Sterling Heights, Arla Jean Everett of Toronto and Louella Gravel of Mt. Clemens; 28 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Quinnell Funeral Home from 3-9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JOSEPH HILL

Joseph D. Hill of Pickford died Sunday morning at War Memorial Hospital. He was born June 18, 1895, in Pickford and had been a conservation officer for 38 years unti his retirement in 1960. He was a member of the Pickford United Methodist Church. He is surivied be his wife, Veva; two sons, Warren of the Sault and James of Pickford; a daughter (Maxine) Wonnacott of the Sault; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are a brother, William of Kalamazoo and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Fanny) Rye of Pickford.

Calling hours at Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford are from 3 until 9 p.m. today. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m Tuesday with the Rev. Howard Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Pickford Methodist Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


HILL

THREE BOYS DROWNED

WERE IN BATHING IN RIVER PARENTS ARE PROSTRATED OVER THEIR GRIEF

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND JAMES HILL

The community was shocked Saturday evening which news reached here that his clothing of three boys had been found on the banks of the Munoskong at Stirlingville and that it was believed they had been drowned, which was soon found to be true. The victims are Austin, aged 10 years and 9 months, and Willie, aged 9 years, son of Mr and Mrs. William Hill, and George, aged 9 years and 2 months, son of Mr and Mrs. James Hill of Stirlingville. The bodies were found in a deep hole in the river the two brothers were locked in each others arms, the drowning having occurred about 6:30 while in bathing. A party left here as soon as the word of finding the clothing was received to aid the search for the bodies but they had been recovered before reaching there. The parents of the boys were prostrated over the sad accident and neighbors flocked to the homes to offer any aid that might be needed. Kind friends sent their condolences by wreaths of flowers from the Ladies Aid Society, Band of Hope, Sunday school, and W.C.T.U. and may others unknown. The funeral which was held from the Stirlingville Presbyterian church Monday morning at 9 o'clock was the largest one ever held there. the services were conducted by the Rev. J.G. Walts, who took his test from Zacheriah 8:5 and Matt 19:14 . Music was furnished by a quartette from Pickford. Interment was in the Bethel cemetery. Friends and neighbors extend their heartfelt sympathy to the grief stricken parents.

(Pickford Clarion - July 11, 1912)

Submitted by: Roger Weston


RAYMOND HOORNSTRA

Raymond Hoornstra of Six Mile Road in Brimley and Zephyrhills, Fla died Tuesday, Feb 25, 1992 in Brimley. He was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Brimley and was an equipment operator for the Chippewa County Road Commission for over 30 years. He was also a Brimley area farmer for many years. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and of the Pine Grove Cemetery Association board. He is survived by his wife Doris, and two brothers, Russell of Brimley and Harold of Sault Ste. Marie. Calling hours Thursday at Hovie Funeral Home are from 3 until 9p.m. Services will be at 2p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Henderson officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring. Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church.

(Sault Evening News - Feb 26, 1992)

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OLIVER HUYCK

Oliver Huyck, 1001 E. 7th Ave, Sault Ste. Marie died Friday at Provincial House. He was born July 15, 1899 in Pickford. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; a son LeLand of Melvindale; a daughter Joanne Markstrom of the Sault; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are four brothers, George and Ford of St. Ignace and Lester and Denzel of Pickford, and a sister Grace Fountain of Pickford.

Calling hours today are from 2 until 5 and 7 until 9 p.m. at Hovie-Lucius Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Tom McCurdy officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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Donald Kelly 88, a resident of Chippewa County for 54 years died at the home of his daugher Mrs. Robert Eveleigh at Pickford at 6am Dec. 30, 1943. Death resulted from a heart attack and complications incident to old age. Mr. Kelly had been ill since August. He was born in Port Ellen, Scotland Nov 12, 1855. Mrs. Kelly died 11 years ago. He leaves three daughers, Mrs. Robert Eveleigh (Rose) of Pickford; Mrs. Vern English (Margaret) of North Bend, BC and Mrs. William Weston (Rachel) of Peck, Michigan, and one son James Kelly of Sault Ste. Marie. Funeral services will be held Saturday Jan 1, at 2pm at the Quinnell Funeral Home at Pickford. Pickford Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


IDABELLE F. KELLY

In Memory of IDABELLE F.KELLY June l, 1926-Feb.7,1986 SERVICES Monday Feb.10 1986 1;30 pm QUINELL FUNERAL HOME CLERGYMAN Rev. James Martin Rev. Howard Shaffer INTERMENT Fairview Cemetery

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KATIE I. KELLY

In Memory of Katie I. Kelly Jan 8,1887-Nov l,1981. Services Thurs. Nov 5,1981 11;00 A.M. St Matthias Espiscopal Church Clergyman Mr. Steven Stiling. Interment Fairview Cemetery Arrangements by Quinnell Funeral home

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MARGARET JANE KELLY

Margaret Jane Kelly, daughter of Robert Curry and wife was born in Belfast, Ireland June 14, 1849. Margaret passed away Septemer 8, 1919 in Pickford. Margaret was married to Joseph W. Kelly Sept 13, 1867.

Mrs. Kelly was the mother of 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls, 6 of them whom are living 4 boys, and 2 girls; Edward, Robert, Joseph, Albert, Eleanor, Maggie. Mr and Mrs. Kelly and family moved here from Canada 38 years ago.Mrs. Kelly was a member of the English Church. Mrs. Kelly was a faithful wife and loving mother and will be missed by her many friends.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


WILLIAM (BILL) KELLY

In Memory of Joseph (Bill) Kelly Feb.23, 1916-Dec 23,1983. Services Tues. Dec 27,1983 1:30 P.M. Quinnell Funeral Home. Clergymen: Rev. James Martin, Rev. Howard Shaffer. Interment - Fairview Cemetery

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MARGARET KELLY

Mrs. Margaret Kelly , 83 a pioneer resident of Stirlingville, died at her home there Sunday October 2, 1932 at 11:30am . She had been invalid for the past eight years. Mrs. Kelly is survived besides her husband, Donald Kelly , by five children Mrs. Robert Eveleigh of Stirlingville; Mrs. Daniel Eveleigh of Pleasant Park, James of Stirlingville, Mrs. Margaret English of British Columbia and Mrs. Rachel Weston of lower Michigan. Funeral services were held at the Maltas Memorial Church at Fairview, the Rev. A. Kuman officiating.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARGARET KELLY

Margaret Campbell Kelly died at her home at Pickford at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 1946 after an illness of 3 and half years. Cerebral hemorrhage was given as the cause of death. Born at Sheffield, England, April 11, 1887, Mrs. Kelly had lived in Pickford since 1920 and was married there March 9, 1921. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Glasgow, Scotland. Her husband James of Pickford: a daughter Isabelle of the Sault; two sons, Donald and Vernon of Pickford, a sister Mrs. Peter Hutchinson, in Scotland, and a brother James Andrew, in England survive her. The body is at the Quinnell Funeral Home at Pickford, where brief services will take place at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, preceding the funeral at the Pickford Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. M.G. Martini and the Rev. Gervase Zanotti will be the officiating clergymen. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Hill, Clifford Robinson, Eugene Sweeney, Vern Eveleigh, Wesley Eveleigh, and Kenneth Weston

(Sault Evening News - July 31, 1946)

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MARY ABIGAIL KELLY

Mrs. Kelly - Mary Abigail Kelly of Pickford Township died a 2:30 p.m. Friday in War Memorial Hospital. She had been ill for two yrs. Born in Barbeau on Oct 2,1882 she moved to Fairview at the age of seven yrs. with her parents. She was married in the Sault in 1905. She had lived in Pickford Twp. for 72 yrs and was a member of St Mattias Episcopal church of Fairview. Survivors include her husband Joseph R; two sons, George E. and William J. both of Pickford a daughter Ethel Rabineau of Detour; six grandchildren; two brothers, William Sims of Pickford and Alex of St Ignace; a sister Mrs. William (Stella) Lattrell of Los Angeles Calif; and several nieces and nephews

Submitted by: Dawn Thurlow


ROY R. KENNEDY

Roy R. Kennedy of Pickford died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at War Memorial Hospital. Mr. Kennedy was born in Pickford Feb 1, 1893 and was a lifelong resident of Pickford. He was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Pickford Lions Club. He was a World War I veteren and was a past commander of Barracks No. 2186, WWI Veterens, of the Sault. He retired from federal service in 1960. He was married on August 12, 1919 in St. Ignace to his wife, Laura, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gerald E. Kennedy of Sault Ste. Marie and two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Yvonne) Mortensen of Marquette and Mrs. John (Marilyn) Clark of Pontiac; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are a brother, Oakman Kennedy and a sister Mrs. Gordon (Sarah) Bawks both of Pickford.

Calling hours at the Quinnell Funeral Home will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m Wednesday at the Pickford Presbyterian Church, with Rev. J. Robert Walter officiating. The body will rest at the church from noon until time of service on Wednesday. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery, Cedarville in the spring. Memorials may be left to Pickford Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers will be Darwin Gray, Howard Gray, Alvin Winslow, Mac Bawks, Lyle Crawford, Jack Slater. Members of the Pickford Lions Club will be honorary pallbearers.

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ROBERT KERR

Robert Kerr, was born in Ireland 1838, and passed away at his home in Pickford at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Death was caused by Bright's Disease The deceased emigrated to Ontario when he was but twelve years old where he lived until about 30 years ago when he removed to this community. He was married 41 years ago and to this union were born eight children, one of whom George, preceeded the father a year ago. Besides the widow, seven children are left mourn the lost loved one, Wiliam and Hugh Kerr, Mrs. J.A. Daley, Mrs. George Carr, Mrs. Harry Clegg and Miss Stella, all of Pickford and Mrs. Thomas McCondra of the Soo.

The funeral services were held from the home yesterday afternoon and very largely attended thus showing the respect in which Mr. Kerr was held by the people of this community. The services were un charge of the local Orange lodge which the deceased was one of the pioneer men to organize being an Orangeman all his life. The Rev. Maltas preached the funeral sermon and interment was in Bethel Cemetery.

(Pickford Clarion - March 2, 1911)

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Raymond Lordson, 5 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lordson of Pickford died at the War Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon May 8, 1931 at three o'clock after a five day illness with pneumonia. Raymond was born at Pickford. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


ISSAC LUNNEY

Issac Lunney was born in Wentworth County, Canada, April 4, 1860, and died Feb 27, 1917, at his home about six miles west of this village. The funeral was held from the home last Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. E. bond, pastor of the local Presbyterian church. A few minutes after the remains of Mr. Lunney were laid to rest, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bawks was buried in the same cemtery, the last sad rites being performed by Rev. E. Stephens of the M.E. church.

Pickford Clarion Thursday, March 8, 1917

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ALICE MILLER MARCH

Word has been recieved of the death of Alice Miller March, wife of Leo March of Dexter, Mich. Mrs. March died in a hospital at Ann Arbor Sunday evening, March 8, 1931, after a short illness with spinal meningitis. Besides her husband, Mrs. March is survived by three children Helen, 5; Junior, 3, and Lindsey, 1; also her father William Miller, a brother Earl and two sisters Mrs. Margaret Watson and Mrs. Beatrice Brown all of Pickford.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


EVERETT MELVlN MCCONKEY

Evertt Melvin McConkey of Pickford died Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. in the War Memorial Hospital. He had been ill one week. He was born in Pickford July 11, 1912.

Surviving are his wife, Jennie E; three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Russell (Arla) McDowell of Pickford, Mrs. Peter (Evelyn) Bush of the Sault, and Mrs. James (Jeanette) Hamel of Park Ridge, Ill, and Everett Jr. and Francis both of Pickford; and eight grandchildren. Another daughter, Betty died Feb 20, 1954. Also surviving are four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Dodds, Mrs. Mervin (Pearl) Nixon, and Mrs. Forrest (Violet) Smith , all of Pickford, and Mrs Roy (Nellie) Craig of the Sault and Harry and Clifford both of Pickford. They were married in Pickford Dec 14, 1932, and he was a life long Pickford resident.

The body is at the Quinnell Funeral home where friends may call beginning at 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Gaylord Rich will officiate and burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in the spring.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MRS. WILLIAM MCDONALD

Mrs. William McDonald Sr. went to her reward on Saturday morning April 16, 1910, leaving many children and grandchildren, friends and neighbors to mourn her demise. She was a woman of unusally strong physique, having seldom known what sickness was until a few weeks before her death. Margaret Elizabeth Forbes was born near New Richmond, Province of Quebec, Canada on Sept. 30, 1828. In her young womanhood she confessed Christ and united with the church, retaining her membership in good standing until teh day of her death. At 28 years of age, she married William McDonald with whom she lived happily until a few years prior to date, when God gave him the summons to come higher. Her entire life was charcterized by the beautiful virtue of patience, and a strong, simple faith in God as her Father, and Christ as her Saviour. She was naturally of a retiring dispostion, and belonged to the majority of "the noble brave", who did their deed and scorned to blot it with a name. Brother and sister McDonald moved from Quebec to Simcoe county, Angus P.O. almost the year '68, where they spent 14 years of their life. Thence they came to Michigan, Chippewa County, where they resided the remainder of their life. There were born to them eight children, of which seven still survive, as follows; Mary A. (Mrs. Thomas Robinson); Issac; Maria (Mrs. Wm. Denny); William P; James (Presbyterian Minister); Margaret (deceased); Steward, of Petoskey; and Hope (Mrs. Werve) of the Soo. A large concourse of people gathered to pay their last tokens of respect to the dead on Monday, April 18th. The funeral was held in the M.E. church by the writer after which the body was taken to Bethel Cemetery for interment. She came off more than conqueror through Christ who loved her. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints".

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MRS. MARY JANE MCDOWELL

Pickford Feb 15, 1932:

For 44 years a resident of Pickford Township, Mrs. Mary Jane McDowell 85 , wife of Leonard McDowell, collapsed on the street here at four o'clock Saturday afternoon, Feb 13, 1932 and died a short time later at her home. Death was a result of heart trouble. Mr and Mrs. McDowell were returning from the funeral of Mrs. Haines when Mrs. McDowell was stricken. She was taken home but died before the doctor arrived. two years ago Mr. and Mrs. McDowell were in an automobile accident in the Sault and Mrs McDowell had been in ill health since that time. She was born May 1, 1865 in Stanley, Huron County Ontario. She was married to Leonard McDowell May 2, 1888 in Westfield, Ontario on May 24 in the same year they came to Pickford township and resided on a farm two miles north and six miles west of Pickford until recently when they moved into the village. She is survived besides her husband by two sisters Mrs. McGowen M. Dunbar and Mrs. Emma English; by two brothers Alec and William Mitchell all of Rudyard two daughters Mrs. Gertrude Thompson and Mrs. Della Bawks and two sons Elmer and Orton all of Pickford. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren. She was a member of the Pickford Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist church here the Rev. W.W. Lowe officiating. Burial will be at Cottle Cemetery.

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MRS. ALEX MCKENZIE

Mrs. McKenzie Passes Away

Was taken to the Soo Hospital yesterday, Died this afternoon.

Mrs. Alex McKenzie who was taken to the Soo hospital yesterday, passed away this afternoon at two o'clock. Deceased was taken with a hemorrhage about a month ago and it was of such a nature that medical aid was powerless. She is survived by a husband and a two and a half year old son, besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nixon, one sister and four brothers.

(Pickford Clarion - May 14, 1914)

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ALVIN P. MCKENZIE

Alvin P. McKenzie of Pickford died unexpectedly Sunday at his home. Born in Stirlingville on April 24, 1891. Mr. McKenzie had been a resident of the Pickford area all his life. Surviving are his wife Jessie; a son Duncan of Sonora, California; and five daughters Mrs. Kinnee (Leta) Ames, Mrs. Frank (Alvina) Zwolinksi, Mrs. John (Verna) Zwolinski, Mrs. Wallace (Jean) Beacom all of Pickford, and Mrs. George (Nadine) Pollard of Lansing, Illinois. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death. He and Mrs. McKenzie were married in Stirlingville on January 31, 1917. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church. The body rests at the Quinnell's Funeral Home where friends may call today between 2 and 5 and 7 to 10 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 am at the funeral home the Rev. J. Robert Walter officiating. Burial will be in the Cottle Cemetery. Six grandchildren will be pallberarers.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ANNIE MCKENZIE

Mrs. Annie McKenzie 87 died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Newman Brunsdon, 601 Johnstone Street, at 5 o'clock this morning, Wednesday July 6, 1938. Mrs. McKenzie wife of the late Duncan McKenzie was born November 12, 1851, at St. Johns, New Brunswick. She moved near Parkhill, Ont with her parents when she was a child. On May 23, 1876 she was married to Duncan McKenzie at Lieury, Ont. Several years later they moved to a farm near Pickford and became among the early settlers of Chippewa County. They moved to Sault Ste. Marie about 20 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Alfred Rowse and Mrs. Newman Brunsdon of this city; two sons Alex and Alvin of Pickford; three sisters Mrs. Hirem Tripp and Mrs. Erastus Fleming of the Sault and Mrs. Emily Lambert of Colborne, Ontario; two brothers John Daley of Parkhill, Ontario, and Alex Daley of Pickford; twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Mrs. McKenzie had been a member of the Baptist Church of Canada since she was 18 years old. Funeral services have not been completed.

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JESSIE MCKENZIE

Jessie E. McKenzie of Pickford died at 2:30 a.m. today at War Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 13, 1900 in Sterlingville. She was a lifelong resident of the Pickford area and a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church. Her husband Alvin, died on Oct 17, 1971. She is survived by one son, Duncan McKenzie of Senora, California, five daughters, Mrs. Kinnee (Leta) Ames, Mrs. Frank (Alvina) Zwolinski, Mrs. John (Verna) Zwolinski and Mrs. Wallace (Jean) Beacom, all of Pickford, and Mrs. George (Nadine) Pollard of Lansing, Ill, 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Joseph Hill of Pickford, Thomas Hill of Cedarville and William Hill of Kalamazoo, and one sister Mrs. Lloyd (Fannie) Rye of Pickford. Friends may call from 3 until 9 p.m. Sunday at Quinnell Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Pickford Presbyterian Church with Rev. J. Robert Walter officiating and burial will be in Cottle cemetery. The body will rest at the church for one hour before the services Monday. Six grandsons will be pallbearers.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MRS. MCSWEENEY DIES ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Elizabeth McSweeney, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1954, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. J. Fallon in Gaylord, Mich. Born in Allendale Ont., Oct. 11, 1865, Mrs. McSweeney had been ill about two weeks. She was preceded in death by her husband in March, 1928, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lynch.

Surviving are one daughter Nellie of Gaylord, two sons, Eugene of Pickford and William of the Sault, one granddaughter, and four grandsons and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Gaylord and was a member of the Altar Society, the national Council of Society of Catholic Women, and was also a perpetual member of the Society of the Propagation of the Faith in addition to holding memberships in several mission societies.

The body was brought to the Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford from Gaylord where friends may call beginning this evening (Wednesday). Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

OBITUARY TAKEN FROM THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 9-29-1954 pg. 16

McSweeney Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth McSweeney will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Elmer Bares officiating. Prayers for Mrs. McSweeney will be said at 9 o'clock tonight at the Quinnell funeral home in Pickford. Burial will be in Donaldson cemetery.

MCSWEENEY FUNERAL, THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 9-30-1954, pg. 7

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MRS. JAMES MCSWEENEY (ELIZABETH FISCHER MCSWEENEY)

Mrs. James McSweeney, 60 died at her home, 1802 Tweed Street, Saturday, June 20, 1931 after an illness of six years with heart disease. Mrs. McSweeney has been ill in bed for six months. Surviving are her husband, four sons, Joseph of the Sault, John of Detroit, Richard and James of the Sault, and one daughter, Mrs. Dan Donnelly of Pickford, and 14 grandchildren. Mrs. McSweeney was born in Toronto, August 20, 1870, and came to the Sault to live fifty hears ago. The family settled six miles south of US-2. She was married to James McSweeney forty-three years ago at Pickford. Mrs. McSweeney was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. The funeral cars will leave the house Tuesday morning at eight o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church at Donaldson at 9. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.

Obituary, Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 06/22/1931, Page 3

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JAMES J. MCSWEENEY

James J. McSweeney, 83, formerly of the Sault, died Friday, July 5, 1940 at Newberry. He was born in New York state on July 6, 1856. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Dan Donnelly of Tone; four sons, John, James and Richard of Detroit, and Joseph, whose residence is unknown. The body lies in state at the Beaumier funeral home where the rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in Donaldson Cemetery.

Obituary, Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Monday, July 8, 1940

Submitted by: Aaron Sweeney


MCSWEENEY FUNERAL

Funeral services for John McSweeney, prominent Pickford Township farmer who died last Saturday were held this morning at the Barbeau Catholic Church. Burial was at the Donaldson Cemetery. Mr. McSweeney had been failing in health for two years and his death resulted from a complication of diseases. He is survived by his widow, on the farm near Stirlingville; two sons Eugene and William both of Sterlingville and one daughter Mrs. Nellie Fallon of Schenectady, New York. He also leaves a brother James McSweeney of the Sault. Coming to this country when a youth Mr. McSweeney established a farm near Pickford. His farm was one the largest and most modern in the county and he was widely known.

Obituary, Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Monday, March 7, 1928, page 8

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JOHN MCSWEENEY FUNERAL

Funeral services for John McSweeney, prominent Pickford Township farmer who died last Saturday were held this morning at the Barbeau Catholic Church. Burial was at the Donaldson Cemetery.

Mr. McSweeney had been failing in health for two years and his death resulted from a complication of diseases. He is survived by his widow, on the farm near Stirlingville; two sons Eugene and William both of Stirlingville and one daughter Mrs. Nellie Fallon of Schenectady, New York. He also leaves a brother James McSweeney of the Sault.

Coming to this country when a youth Mr. McSweeney established a farm near Pickford. His farm was one the largest and most modern in the county and he was widely known.

OBITUARY FROM THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI, MARCH 7, 1928 Pg. 8

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MARY (GREEN) MCSWEENEY

Mrs. Mary Sweeney, Sr., widow of the late Eugene Sweeney, Sr., passed away at the home of her son, John Sweeney, Friday morning, after a very short illness. Death was due to old age. The deceased has made her home in this locality for over forty-five years and leaves to mourn her death two sons, James and John, both of this place.

Obituary, Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 12-16-1920, page 2


EUGENE OWEN MCSWEENEY, MAR 1832 - 10-2-1911

ACCORDING TO THE HISTORY OF PICKFORD AREA PIONEER FAMILIES, 1972

Owen (Eugene) Sweeney was born in Ireland in 1824. He married Mary Green in Ireland and from there they moved to England. Six children were born to them: Patricia, Mary, Dennis, John, James and Richard. Dennis and Patricia died before they came to this country. Richard and Mary died before reaching adulthood. They came to New York and from there to Sault Ste. Marie. They came by boat from the Soo, the Northern Belle, and landed at Stirlingville where they homesteaded a farm now owned by Sam Ordiway.

Submitted by: Aaron Sweeney


OWEN MCSWEENEY

Another Old Settler Gone

Owen McSweeney, one of the first settlers of Pickford township, died at his home in Stirlingville on Monday at the ripe age of 87 years. Mr. McSweeney was born in Ireland in 1824, and came to this country and settled here when this was almost an unbroken forest. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him for his kind acts and benevolent characteristics.

He is survived by a widow and two sons, John and James, both of this community. Several children have preceded the father to the grave. The funeral services were held from the Donaldson Catholic church, of which the deceased was a devout member, yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock and burial was in the cemetery at that place.

The Pickford Clarion Thursday October 5, 1911

Submitted by: Roger Weston


GRACE H. MORRISON

Funeral services were held today for Grace H. Morrison of Pickford, long time area school teacher, who died Friday at War Memorial Hospital. She was born May 22, 1896 in Pickford and attended Western Michigan University and Nothern Michigan University. She taught for 42 years in the Pickford and Rudyard school systems. Miss Morrison was a member of the Rudyard Presbyterian Church and attended the Pickford Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Pickford Senior Citizens Club and a member of the Pickford Womens Christian Temperence Union. She is survived by one brother, Clayton Morrison of Pickford and three sisters, Agnes Morrison of Pickford, Mrs. Percy (Sadie) Wallis of Rudyard and Mrs. Dale (Beatrice) Lamkin of Goodheart.

Services were held at the Quinnell Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Shaffer officiating, and burial was in Cottle Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Diabetes Association or The Gideons.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


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James Peffers, 84 year old retired Pickford farmer died at the War Memorial hospital at 10:30 a.m. Friday March 17, 1944, after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Vandercook chapel at two o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. John VerStraate officiating. The body will lie in state at the chapel until that time. Burial will be at the Bethel cemetery at Pickford. Mr. Peffers was born in Canada, April 9. 1859. He came to Pickford 49 years ago and lived there since then. Surviving are three sons, Frank, and Fred of the Sault and William of Pickford, twenty three grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


CHAS. W. PICKFORD

Founder of the Village of Pickford Died at Washington, Oct. 17

Charles W. Pickford died at his home in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, October 17, at the age of 77 years. His demise was not unexpected as he had been ailing for some time and it was known that he could not recover. The funeral was held in Washington Friday.

C.W. Pickford was a pioneer resident of the county, coming here from Canada when the county was a little more than a wilderness. He first prospected and the country comprising the township of Pickford appealed to him and he decided to locate here. He secured the land on which the village of Pickford is built and which was named in his honor as was also this township. Here he stayed until his farm was one of the garden spots of the county and one of the show places for all visitors to the region.

He spent not a little of his time and money in the development of the county and had more to do in getting early settlers here than any other one man. He seemed to realize the future value of the agricultural lands in the county and urged all with who he came in contact to take advantage of the conditions that then existed to secure a home and in many cases advanced sums necessary to enable without means to do so.

On coming to the states he espoused the democratic cause and was an ardent worker for the party during his residence in the county. He represented his township on the board of supervisors and held other positions of trust in that place.

His prominence in political affairs and his success led the party to recommend him for a position on the local customs force when Cleveland was elected and he was appointed, removing with his family to the Soo in 1884 to assume the duties of the place. He continued in this position until 1887 when he voluntarily resigned to engage in the general merchandise business, which he successfully carried on until his failing health made it necessary to retire in 1901. His wife having died in 1901, greatly affecting his health, he decided to go to Washington for the purpose of spending the remainder of his days with his children, who resided there.

Mr. Pickford will always be held in grateful remembrance by the people of this county. His life was exemplary, as a citizen, a business man and office holder he held and retained the respect and confidence of the people in the community in which he resided. He was a faithful member and worker of the Methodist Church and he carried his religion into the every day affairs of life. As a member of the city council of Sault Ste. Marie his advanced ideas were of great help to the city and his every act was one to further and better the conditions of his fellow man.

Mr. Pickford leaves seven sons and four daughters. They are: T.H. Pickford, C.R. Pickford, J.W. Pickford, S.W. Pickford, W.E. Pickford and Gertrude and Merta Pickford of Washington, and F.G.W. Pickford of Munising, A.F. Pickford of the Soo and Mrs. James Pickford of Hancock, wife of the presiding elder of the Houghton district.

(The Pickford Clarion -Thursday, October 25, 1906 - page 1)

Submitted by: Esther Thompson


BERTHA PIERCE

Bertha Pierce, 82, of Pickford, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1993, at War Memorial Hospital. Born September 19, 1910, she lived nearly all her life in Pickford. She was employed at the Les Cheneaux Club in Cedarville as a cook and attended the Nazerene Church in Pickford. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; two sons Dean of Saginaw and Clarence Jr, of Pickford; two daughters Dorothy Wojnaroski of Goetzville, and Jeanette Gagnon of Norway; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grand-children. Funeral services were held Saturday at Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford. Rev. Frank Meese officiated . Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Sault Evening News Sept 7. 1993

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ERNEST PIERCE

SHOT WAS FATAL

RIFLE THOUGHT TO BE EMPTY DISCHARGES

ERNEST PIERCE KILLED

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pierce of Fairview. Bullet entered his back and went thru right lung. Another accident, extremely sad owing to the carelessness of another, occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pierce at Fairview, last Saturday afternoon at one o'clock, when their 15 year old son, Ernest, met death almost instantly by a bullet from a rifle. The bullet entered the body in the middle of the back and passed thru the right lung, and death came in about twenty minutes. Ernest and his older brother Elman, were preparing to go out to play ball and thought they would take the gun along with them. The younger boy sat in a chair lacing his shoe and Elman came out of another room with the gun, raised the hammer, which slipped firing off the load. The weapon was supposed to be empty. The funeral services was held from the Methodist Church at Stalwart, Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. E.H. Scott. Interment was in Stalwart Cemetery.

(Pickford Clarion - October 4, 1906)

Submitted by: Roger Weston


LEONA PIERCE

Gravesite services for Leona Pierce, 89, a resident of Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie for the past five years, were conducted Monday, November 24, 1997, at the Fairview Cemetery in Pickford Township with the Rev. Lynn Chappell officiating. The late Leona Pierce passed away at Tendercare on Thursday November 20, 1997. She was born April 24, 1908 in Pickford and had been a lifelong resident. Survivors include three sons, George of Cheboygan, Junior, of Stockton, California and Gene, of Sault Ste. Marie; 10 daughters, Elizabeth McDonald, Blanche Jared and Ruby Forrest, all of Sault Ste. Marie, Almina Broodbent of Turner, Oregon, Susie Cannup of York, South Carolina, Sarah Alfano of Prospect Park, New Jersey, Gladys Houser of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Wolcott of Lansing, Emily Forrest of Pickford and Joyce Olin of Watertown, New York; 55 grandchildren and many great granchildren and great great grandchildren; one brother Alvie Smith of Lake Wales, Florida; two sisters, Sarah O'Brien and Alice Carlson, both of Battle Creek. She was preceded in death by her hsuband, Levi on March 14, 1993; as well as by one daughter Elsie Kelly and two sons, Floyd and Vernon Pierce. Reamer Funeral Home of Pickford was in charge of arrangements.

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MARTHA PORTICE

Martha Portice of Pickford, died Friday at Provincial House. She was born August 12, 1892. in Keldon and was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church. Her husband George, preceded her in death in 1951. Surviving are a son, Thomas, of Pickford; two daughters, Elsie Portice of the Sault and Mrs. David (Irene) Martin of Marysville, California; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, Harold Walker of Pickford; and two sisters, Ethel Portice of Pickford and Grace Eveleigh of St. Ignace.

Calling hours are today from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickofrd. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Mease officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery later in the spring.

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ARTHUR QUINNELL

ANOTHER PIONEER PASSES AWAY

AFTER RESIDING IN STIRLINGVILLE 34 YEARS ARTHUR QUINNELL PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY.

Arthur Quinnell passed away at his home in Stirlingville at 8:45 on Sunday morning of augina-pactoris at the age of 62 years. Mr. Quinnell was born in Cobham, Surrey, England of John and Elizabeth Quinnell. When 25 years of age Mr. Quinnell came to Canada where he resided prior to coming to Michigan. In 1880 he was married to Susanah Elizabeth Jenvey who died two years later leaving to mourn her loss her husband and son Arthur. During the month of November 1887 Mr. Quinnell and Miss Marion Campbell were united in marriage and to this union were born six children, John Everett, George Campbell, Alma Elizabeth, Charles Clarence, Esther Agnes, and Selina Philis, who with their grief stricken mother are left to mourn his loss, besides three sisters living in England. The deceased was a faithful member of the Episcopal church, a man who took an active part in the welfare of his community, being a member of the board of education for a number of years. The funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. Otto VanSickle officiating. Burial was in Bethel cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of the surrounding community is extended to the bereaved family in this dark hour.

(Pickford Clarion - April 25, 1912)

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CHARLES C. QUINNELL

Funeral services for Charles C. Quinnell, former Pickford and Sault Ste. Marie resident, who died Sunday evening at Jane Phillips Memorial Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Born June 7, 1896 in Pickford, he was a farmer and painting contractor. He belonged to the Seventh-day Adventist Church of the Sault and was a past member of the Pickford Senior Citizens. Surviving him are his wife Ethel; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Virginia) Burton of Bartlesville, Okla; amd Mrs. Wallace (Betty) Skewes of Crystal Falls, Mich; one brother George C. Quinnell of Marquette; a sister Mrs. Earl (Selena) Henderson of the Sault and three grandchildren. Burial will be in the Oakland Chapel Gardens.

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GEORGE QUINNELL

George C. Quinnell of Marquette died Sunday morning July 21, 1985 at the Michigan Veteren's Facility in Marquette. He was born Sept 16, 1890 in Pickford, and was a veteren of World War I, serving in the Air Service Signal Corps. A lawyer in Marquette since 1927, he was a bankruptcy judge from 1938 to 1972, retiring in 1974. His first wife, Evelyn, preceded him in death in 1962. His second wife, Sybil, died in 1973. Surviving are two sons, George Jr. and Judge Edward Quinnell, both of Marquette; a daughter Marion Hotchkiss, of Kanoehe, Hawaii; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Earl (Selena) Herderson of Sault Ste. Marie.

Gravesite services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Park Cemetery in Marquette. Memorials may be made to the Evelyn Quinnell Memorial Music Scholarship Fund of Northern Michigan University. Funeral arrangements were handled by Quinnell Funeral Home of Pickford.

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ETHEL M. RABINEAU

Mrs Rabineau- Mrs Harrison ( Ethel M ) Rabineau of Detour died at 7:30 pm Wednesday at War Memorial Hospital. Mrs Rabineau was born in Pickford, June 9, 1918 and had lived in Detour for the past 10 yrs. She was a member of St Matthias Episcopal church. She was married in Rudyard Oct 5, 1946. She is survived by her husband, her father Joseph Kelly, and a brother William Kelly both of Pickford. Calling hour at the Quinnell funeral Home,Pickford,will be from 4 to 9pm Friday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm saturdat at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Venn officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery near Pickford. Pallbears will be Ed, Jim, Joe and Lloyd Kelly, Vern and Bill Skinner. (daughter of Joseph R Kelly & Mary Sims)

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THOMAS REYNOLDS

Thomas, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Reynolds died at his home in Stalwart Sunday morning at 5:00 o'clock. The funeral services were held Monday were attended by a very large number of sorrowing friends, being conducted by Rev. Wm. Best of this place. Deceased was a boy of excellent qualities and the grief strickened parents have the sympathy of the community.

Pickford Clarion July 11, 1907

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THOMAS ROBERTS

Thomas Roberts Striken with heart failure at home of his brother.

The community was shocked on Sunday when news of the death of Thomas Roberts was passed around. He had been in apparent good health up to his demise and his death which occured at the home of his brother, John Roberts, was a suprise to everyone. About 11:00 o'clock Sunday Mr. Roberts was shaving when he was taken ill. Dr. Webster was called but the patient was beyond help, and passed away at 2:00 o'clock. death being caused from heart trouble.

The deceased was born in England in 1845, where he spent his young manhood, having served in the British army twenty-one years. He moved to Ontario where he remained three years before coming to this place twenty years ago. Mr. Roberts never married. The deceased is survived by three brothers-John, of this place, and Alfred and William, of England. and two sisters-Miss Anna Roberts and Mrs. William Friar, also living in England. He was a member of the Maccabees.

The funeral services were held from the home of the deceased's brother here on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock, the Rev. Hall of the Baptist church officiating, intermentbeing in the Cottle cemetery.

Pickford Clarion Thursday December 7, 1911

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ANNA ELIZABETH ROE

Anna Elizabeth Roe, a resident of Pickford township for 60 years died at her home at Pickford at 8:30 a.m. Monday June 22, 1942 after an illness of two weeks. Death resulted from cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Roe was born at Newbridge, Ont, June 4, 1854. She was married to Robert Roe in 1874 in Gorre, Ont. Mrs. Roe was a member of the Pickford Methodist church. Surviving are a daughter and three sons: John F. Roe, Mrs. W. A. MacDonald (Ella), Robert G. Roe and William P. Roe all of Pickford; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Thomas Wallace of Fordwich, Ont, Mrs. Emily J. Roe of Pickford and Mrs. Melvin Stockton of Harriston, Ont. Funeral services will be at 2:30 Wednesday June 24, at the home, the Rev. Frank R. Mease officiating. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery.

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ANNIE ROE

Annie M. Roe of Pickford died this morning at the Provincial House in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born Jan 27, 1875 in Bayfield, Ont. and had spent most of her life in Pickford. She was a member of the Pickford Methodist Church. Her husband Ashton Roe died in 1952. Surviving are one son, Clifford Roe of Pickford. four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Quinnell Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours on Wednesday. The funeral will be Thursday at the Quinnell Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Pieper officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Pickford.

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CLIFFORD ROE

Clifford Roe of Pickford died Thursday afternoon at the Little Traverse Hospital in Petoskey. Mr. Roe was born April 10, 1902 in Pickford and was a life-long resident there. He was a member of the Pickford Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Anna; three sons Vern Roe of Pickford, Jay Roe of Newberry, and David Roe of Stockbridge, and one daughter Mrs. Fern Schouten of Detroit. Eight grandchildren also survive. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Quinnell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, Rev. Ralph Pieper officiating. Burial will be at Bethel cemetery in Pickford.

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THOMAS ROTHWELL

Thomas Rothwell 84 of Sterlingville died at his home Tuesday March 24, 1931. He had been in poor health for the past four years and has suffered from heart trouble. He was born in 1847 and had been a member of the Orange Lodge for the past 63 years. He is survived by his wife, one son of lower Michigan and a son in law. Funeral services were held Thursday and burial was at Fairview, the Rev. W.W. J. Lowe, the Rev. William Maltas and the Rev. Simon Hocking preached the funeral sermons.

Found in the Soo Evening News by Roger Weston


TILLIE RUTLEDGE

In loving memory of our dear sister, Tillie Rutledge, who passed away one year ago September 11, 1936.

Just one year ago today
Our dear sister was called away
God called her home, it was His will
But in our hearts she’s with us still

Sadly missed by her sisters and brother.

Maggie Rutledge
Mrs. W. Ross
Mrs. J. Millian
John Rutledge

The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, MI - September 11, 1937


WILLIAM RUTLEDGE

William Rutledge was born in Ireland in December 1830, and peacefully died at his home south west of Pickford Monday morning April 11, 1909 at six o'clock. When but a infant the deceased removed with his parents from Ireland and settled n Goderich, Ont, where he lived until 1882, when he removed with his family to Pickford, being one of the prosperous farmers of this community, and always held the respect and esteem of his neighbors, friend, and acquaintances. In 1861, 21 years before locating here, he was married to Miss Betsy Ross of Goderich and to them were born seven children, five of them who are left to mourn the death of their father. The deceased has suffered a great deal during the last two or three years from throat trouble and has had much difficulty in swallowing his food, and his speech became effected to such an extent that for several months previous to his death he could hardly give utterance to a syllable and his condition was pitiable when he attempted to converse. Thru it all he kept up a courageous heart and a day or two before passing away he said he was ready to meet his Saviour. Besides the kind and loving widow who cared for the deceased by day and by night thru the greater part of his sickness, there are left to lament over their bereavement four daughters; Mrs. William Ross of Lowell, Mich, Mrs. John Millian of Goderich, and the Misses Tillie and Maggie who live at home, and one son John T. of this place, and two brothers Hall of Goderich and George of Colbourne. All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Millian. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. I.N. Wilson pastor of the M.E. church, officiating. The services how ever were in charge of the Pickford L.O.L. No. 189, the deceased being a member of the Orange Lodge. The funeral was very largely attended, there being sevent four carriages at the house, besides a large number of people who came on foot to attend the last sad rites, thus bespeaking the high respect in which the deceased was held by his acquaintances. He was a man who thought for himself and was not afraid to give expression to his thoughts. If he differed with one he did so honestly. His nearest neighbors were his warmest friends and he will be missed thru out the community for his kind acts and cheerful greetings. The remains were laid to rest in the Cottle Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


BEATRICE RYE

Beatrice H. Rye, 74 of Pickford died Sunday, December 28 at St. Mary's Hospital, Livonia. A lifelong resident of Pickford, she worked as a cook at Pickford Public Schools for 10 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of Pickford Area Senior Citizens, the Retired Teachers and Personnel Association, and the Pickford United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldred, in October 1973, and is survived by five daughters, Donna Clegg, of Westland, Sandy Sill of Jackson, Marcia Woods of Murrieta, California, Patricia Strickler, of Syracuse, New York and Betty Rutludge of Cedarville; 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild and by five sisters, Shirley Harrison, Phyllis Huyck, Jeanice Lockhart and Dorrie Storey, all of Pickford, and Wilma McDonald of Rudyard. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 31, at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens, the Reverend Lawson Crane officiating. Memorials may be made to the Pickford United Methodist Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


CLARENCE RYE

Clarence (Hank) Rye of Pickford died Monday afternoon at War Memorial Hospital. Born May 10, 1910 in Pickford he was employed for 37 years as foreman of the Chippewa County Road Commission's Pickford garage, retiring in 1972. He was a member and elder trustee of Pickford Presbyterian Church for many years, a charter member of Pickford Lion Club, belonged to the Pickford Senior Citizens Club, and was a member of the first Pickford Fire Department. Survivors include his wife Marion; two sons, Dean of Harbor Springs and Reginald of Hemlock; two daughters. Margaret Lundquist of the Sault and Sharyn Schwarz of Sault, Ontario; two brothers, Charles and Vern Rye of Pickford; 14 grandchildren and 3 great granchildren.

Calling hours are 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Quinnell Funeral Home of Pickford. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pickford Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Martin officiating. The body will rest at the church from noon Wednesday until the time of the service. Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Pickford Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


EDNA MAE WILKIE RYE

Edna Mae Wilkie Rye, 26 died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilkie at Detour, Mich, Sunday night, October 9. 1932 at 7:15 p.m. with disease incident to intestinal influenza. She was born in Detour, Mich August 17, 1906. She finished the high school course at the Ferris institute and attended the County Normal at Marquette, Mich. She taught school three years at Pickford, Mich. On June 26, 1929, she was married to Howard Rye of Pickford, Mich. They lived on a farm a quarter of a mile west of Pickford. Three weeks ago she became ill at her home in Pickford. Last Wednesday she was taken to the home of her parents in Detour, Mich. where she died last Sunday. She is survived by her husband and one child, Virgin Ann, two years and eight months old, by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilkie, one brother Ernest, and one sister Kathryn, of Detour, Mich. Mrs. Rye was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the Pickford Presbyterian church and of the W.CT.U. of Pickford. Funeral services were held at the home of her husband at Pickford Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial was in the Cottle cemetery. The Rev. A. Kuman officiated.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


HILLARY RYE

Again the grim reaper has entered on of the homes of Pickford and taken away a highly respected pioneer. Hillary Rye was born in Clinton, Ontario in 1863, and died at his home near this village at 5:00o'clock Tuesday evening, following an operation on Sunday afternoon for appendicitis. The deceased had not been feeling well for a month, but he gave his condition no serious consideration until Sunday evening when he was taken with excruciating pain, and an immediate consultaion of physicians was held and an operation was performed Sunday afternoon and the patient grew worse until life ebbed way Tuesday evening. He was conscious to the last, and with the asistance of Supervisor Morrison made out his will only half and hour before death released him from his suffering.

Thirty-three years ago when the deceased was but 18 years of age, he moved to Pickford with his parents from the place of his birth and has always been regarded as one of the community's most honorable citizens. He was a man of firm convictions and in a quiet and unassuming way stood loyal by what he believed to be right, and Pickford mourns the loss of this esteemed pioneer. About twenty years ago the deceased was united in marriage to Jennie Watson, daughter of Jos. Watson of Stirlingville and to the union were born six children who with the grief-striken wife and mother are left to suffer their loss. The deceased is also survived by his aged father. Richard Rye, of this place and six sisters- Mrs. Jas. R. Watson, Mrs. Thos. Morrison, Mrs. Issac McDonald, south, Mrs. John Hancock, Mrs. John Stirling all of this community and Mrs. Alfred Acquith of Auburn, Ontario, and six brothers- Fred, David, George and Albert of this place, and Samuel and James of the Soo. One brother passed away about 29 years ago.

The funeral services are being held from the home this afternoon in charge of Rev. O.F. Winston assisted by Rev. Otto VanSickle. Interment is in the Cottle cemetery.

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MILDRED RYE

After an illness resulting from a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. Mildred Rye, 48 whife of Albert Rye of Pickford died suddenly at her home Monday evening May 4, 1931 at 9:30 p.m. Mrs. Rye was born in Woodham, Ontario August 1, 1882 and came to Pickford with her parents spending the remainder of her life there. She was married to Albert Rye June 10, 1903. She is survived by her husband; two sons, John and Oscar of Pickford; one daughter Mrs. Clive Sawyers of the Sault, her parents Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Haines, and one brother Elmer all of Pickford. One granddaughter Gayle A. Sawyers of the Sault, also survives. She was a member of the Pickford Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon May 6, 1931 at two o'clock with burial at Cottle cemetery.

Sault Evening News


BEATRICE SANDERSON

Beatrice E. Sanderson of Pickford died Saturday, July 24, 1982, at her daughter's home in Hessel. She was born in Pickford March 1, 1906 and was active in the Pickford Methodist Church, the Pickford Senior Citizens and the Law-White VFW Auxiliary No 7598 in Hessel. She was predeceased by her husband, William, Sept 5, 1972 and by a daughter in 1967. Survivors include a son William of Pickford; three daughters Mrs Michael (Norma) Amarose of Hessel; Mrs Howard (Lorraine) Pope of Barbeau and Mrs Richard (Donna) LaBorde of Hibbing, Minnesota; a sister Ethel Hill of Pickford. 15 grandchildren. 23 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today at the Quinnell Funeral Home. A VFW Auxiliary memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held from the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Emerson Eby officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Pickford Methodist Church.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARY LAVINA SCHELL

Mary Lavina Schell was born near Ottawa, Ontario Jan. 1, 1933 and died at home of her daughters, Mrs. David Rye of Pickford on Monday Sept 25, 1905 at 8:30pm. She was married to Norton Fleming at Ottawa Feb of 1856 and then born, John L, Mrs. David Rye, Mrs. R.D. Allen of Pickford and Erastus Fleming of the Soo, left with husband and one sister to mourn her death. Three children died in Ottawa and 1 daughter Mary drowned in Munscong River here eight years ago after family moved to this place in 1878. Deceased has been invalid for 28 years from rhematism and has been a late sufferer in her body. Mrs. Fleming was a Methodist Episcopalian Church all her life. Rev. D.J. McCeod officiated the service.

Pickford Clarion, September 29, 1905

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IDA SHOBBROOK

Mrs. Ida Schobbrook, 73, of 901 Bingham Ave. died at her home on Wednesday, Nov 24, 1954 at 9:15 a.m.. Death was due to a heart condition. Mrs. Shobbrook was born in Sterlingville, Michigan May 22, 1881 and had lived in Chippewa County all her life. She had lived int he Sault for the past eight years.

Mrs. Shobbrook is survived by her husband, John; three sons Cecil, Memphis, Mich; Russell of the Sault; and William of Pickford; five grandchildren and three brothers Allen and Daniel of the Sault and John Eveleigh of the Sterlingville.

The body rests at Vanderhook's Funeral Home and will be taken from there to the Pickford Presbyterian Church where services will be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, Nov 27. The services will be conducted by the Rev. John Neuenschwander. The burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Shobbrook's six nephews will be pallbearers.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


JOHN T. SHOBBROOK

John T. Shobbrook, a retired Pickford farmer and former court house employee. died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 1955. death was attributed to a heart condition. He had been in ill health for the past year. Mr. Shobbrook was born in Goderich, Ont on Jan 16, 1879. He was married to Ida Maud Eveleigh in Stirlingville on July 8, 1903. Mrs. Shobbrook died on Nov 24, 1954.

He was a retired Pickford farmer and for the past nine years has resided in Sault Ste. Marie. He was formerly employed as a custodian at the cout house. Surviving are three sons, William of Pickford, Russell of the Sault, and Cecil of Memphis, Mich; five grandchildren and one brother William of Vancouver, B.C. The body rests at the Quinnell Funeral Home in Pickford. Brief services will be conducted there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral services will be conducted at the Pickford Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. V.C. Mulkin will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Six nephews will be pallbearers.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ROBERT A. SIMS

Robert A. Sims was born in Ontario in 1867, and died at the home of T.A. Forgrave in the Soo Friday evening at 5: 40 of bowel trouble. He was 49 years of age, lacking a few days.

When 14 years of age he came to Stalwart where he spent his life. In 1892 he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Forgrave. Mr. Sims had always been active in public affairs and was respected by all. He served as secretary of the board of education for years, was an active Granger and Forester, and was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. Besides the widow and two sons, Thomas and Russel, the deceased is survived by a mother, now in her 91st year, and six brothers, Alex and George W. of this community and four others in other parts, and four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Barton and Mrs. Edward Flood of this community, Mrs. Millen who resides in the west, and one other whose name was not learned.

The deceased was taken to the Soo hospital about four weeks ago, but his case was determined hopeless. He passed peacefully away Friday evening and the remains were brought home Saturday. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. Rogers, officiating. Burial was made in the Stalwart cemetery.

(Pickford Clarion - March 16, 1916)

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THOMAS A. SIMS

Thomas A. Sims of Stalwart died at his home in Iron Mountain, this morning, Monday September 15, 1930, at five o'clock after an illness of two days. Mr. Sims was born at Stalwart August 15, 1894. He served during the World War with the American expeditionary forces in Siberia and was twelve months overseas. No particulars of his illness were received by relatives. The body will be shipped from Iron Mountain, Tuesday. Funeral services will probably be held at Stalwart Wednesday or Thursday. Surviving are his wife and six children all of Iron Mountain, a brother Russell of Stalwart and several uncles including R.J. Forgrave of Rudyard. Mr. Sims was a member of the Presbyterian church in Stalwart.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


ALMA E. SMITH

Funeral services for Alma E. Smith 87, of Riverview Terrace, who died Sunday at War Memorial Hospital, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford. the Rev. Fred McNeil will officiate and burial will be in Cedar Cemetery in Cedarville. Mrs. Smith was born Oct 5, 1893 in Sterlingville and was a lifelong resident of Chippewa County and member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Pickford. Her husband, Fred J. Smith, died in 1954.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. O.J. (Marion) Garlick of Belleville and Mrs. Ted (Arlene) Rodowicz of Chickopee, Mass; two step sons, Glenn E. Smith of Sault Ste. Marie and Norman R. Smith of Raber; three step daughters Mrs. Rudy (Alice) Cousino of Holiday, Fla; Mrs. Don (June) Smith of the Sault, and Mrs. Elmer (Lorain) Newman of Raber; 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, George C. Quinnell of Marquette and Charles C. Quinnell of the Sault, and two sisters Mrs. Earl (Selena) Henderson of the Sault and Mrs. Dewey (Esther) Morrison of Pickford. Memorials may be left to the Pickford Presbyterian Church or the Michigan Arthritis Foundation.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


HARRY SKINNER

Harry J. Skinner. 28 Fairview died at the War Memorial hospital Saturday, June 2, 1928, Death resulted from peritonitis. The body was taking to the Vanderhook undertaking parlors and was removed to the home at Fairview. Funeral services will be held at Fairview at 2 p.m. Tuesday and burial will be at Fairview cemetery. Born in Cheshire, Allegan county, Mich August 17, 1899 he came to Pickford with his parents in October 1908. He lived on the farm at Fairview until his death. He was married June 22, 1921 to Ethel Rapson who survives him. He also leaves three children, Veda 5, William 3, and Vern 2; his mother, Mrs. Marion Skinner; one brother Clark of Fairview, two sisters Mrs. H. Hart of Detroit and Gypsie of Fairview. His father William Skinner died 11 years ago.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ETHEL BEATRICE SMITH

Funeral services for the late Ethel Beatrice Smith, of Pickford who died Monday January 26, 1942, at 1 p.m. will be held Wednesday January 28 at 2:30 p.m. in her home, west of Pickford, with the Rev. W.P. Ainsworth officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove cemetery. Mrs. Smith who has been ill for two years and confined to her home for two weeks, succumbed to heart trouble. Surviving are her husband George A. Smith, to whom she was married in 1903 in Sault, Ont; three sisters Mary Smith, of Pickford, Myrtle Potter, also of Pickford and Etta Murphy,of Bay City; fourteen nieces and nephews. She was born in Strongville, Michigan, June 2, 1886. She was a member of the Methodist church and an active member fo the Woman's Society of Christian Service and the W.C.T.U

Sault Evening News


JOSEPH SMITH

Joseph S. Smith of Pickford died Saturday at the Alpena General Hospital. He was born July 2, 1881 in Pickford. He is survived by four sons, Almierson of Hubbard Lake, Joseph Jr. and Alvie of Berkley, Mich, Roy of Royal Oak; four daughters Mrs Levi (Leona) Pierce of the Sault, Emily Smith of Pickford, Mrs. Robert (Sarah) O'Brien and Mrs. Alice Carlson of Battle Creek; one sister Mrs. Etta Wilkens of Ferndale; 42 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and seven great great granchildren. He was predeceased by his wife mary in June 1953; three sons and one daughter. Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Quinnell Funeral Home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Beemer will officiate. Burial will be in Cottle Cemetery in the spring.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


S.W. SMITH

S.W. Smith aged about 73 years , an old resident of this place, passed away Sunday noon. Death was due to a heart failure. The funeral services were conducting Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. I.N. Wilson and burial was in Bethel Cemetery. The deceased was one of Pickford's highly respected and upright citizens and his death was surprise to everyone as he had been to the village the day before apparently as well as ever. He leaves a sorrowing wife besides several children and numerous other relatives.

Pickford Clarion October 15, 1908

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SAMUEL SMITH

Samuel H. Smith, 62 died Wednesday, January 20, 1937 at 7 p.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Brock, 1002 Minneapolis street of a heart attack. he had been ill for the past five months. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Brock of the Sault and Mrs. Eliza Thompson of Cedarville and one brother, Edward of the Sault. Mr. Smith was born in Canada and moved to Pickford when a boy. He moved to the Sault more than 20 years ago. He was employed at the Northwestern Leather company. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at 1002 Minneapolis street, Rev. A. Hoos officiating. The body will be placed in the vault. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery at Pickford in the spring.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ISABELLA STEELE

Mrs. Isabella Steele died at the home of her son James, Thursday evening July 15, 1909 at the age of seventy six years, eleven months and fifteen days. The funeral services were held from the Bethel church on Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, and interment was in Bethel Cemetery, Rev. G.A. Beacock officiating. The deceased was born in Edinburg, Scotland July 31, 1832. At the age of eighteen she immigrated to Canada where she lived until 1891 when she moved to Michigan with her children. She was the mother of ten children, five sons and five daughters, seven of whom still survive her. She was loved and respected by all who knew her.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ANNA STEVE

Anna Steve, 54, 1201 West 14th St. died Thursday morning May 20 1948 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, February 6,1894. Mrs Steve lived most of her life in the Sault.

Surviving are her husband, Issac of the Sault; two sons Kenneth of the Sault, and Charles Campbell of New York, five daughters, Mrs Patrick(Georgia)Raffaele of Wayne, Mrs. Michael (June)Samars of Ypsilanti, Mrs W (Eleanor) Wickland of Cleveland, Mrs Leo (Margaret)Lamothe and Mrs. Joseph(Sarah) Macmaster both of the Sault, a step-daughter Mrs Lillian Bouchard of Minneapolis; one sister Mrs Colon Martin of Barberton Ohio; and brothers, Joseph Hamilton of Rockford Ill, Elmer of Kenosha Wis, William of South Bend In, and Claude of Cleveland Ohio, also 19 grandchildren.

The body is expected to arrive at the Vandernook Funeral home today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.(daughter of John Hamilton & Sara Edmonds)

Submitted by: Dawn Thurlow


ALVIA STEVENSON

Alvia Stevenson, 95, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at Lake Park Care Center in Sylvania. Alvia came to Toledo in 1929 and went to work at Willys Overland where he was employed until 1946 when he began to service cars and trucks out of his garage. He later was employed by Brisson & Volpe Cartage as the manager of their garage until he retired in 1965. Al was a caring and responsible man who raised his nephews and cared for his family. Alvia was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 yrs, Jennie. He is survived by nieces, Delores Norris(Lloyd W. Jr) and Evelyn Norris (Bobby Sr.) and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-9pm at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11am with the Rev. Robert L.Wuellner officiating. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. (son of John Stevenson & Eleanor Jane Kelly)

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JOHN STEVENSON

John Stevenson of (near) this place was injured at the Mud Lake Lumber Co.'s Sawmill at Raber early Saturday morning. He was taken to the Soo Hospital on the Elva but died about 1:30 the same afternoon. The remains were brought to the home where on Tuesday morning a short service was held before the sermon at the Presbyterian Church, Stalwart at 10:00 Rev. William Best. Burial at the Stalwart Cemetery and were followed to their last resting place by eighty-three carriages.

Deceased was about 51 yrs of age and was born in Ontario. Some twenty yrs ago he was married here to Ellenor Jane Kelly eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kelly and to them were born seven children, one of whom died several yrs ago. Besides the six children and the sorrowing widow, the deceased leaves his aged mother, three brothers, William, James, and Robert, and sisters Mrs. Thomas Traverse of Raber, Mrs Thomas Crawford and Mrs. Fred Ball of Stalwart, and a married sister living in the Canadian Northwest.

The deceased was a member of the Pickford Orange Lodge. Mr. Stevenson worked on the night shift at the Raber mill operating the edger when a timber was thrown back striking him in the side just a few minutes before quitting time. The blow opened up his side and laid bare the intestines and he only lived a few hours.

The widow and children were substantially remembered by the crowd of people on the 12th after the speaking at the grave when a purse of $64.00 raised by passing the hat among the crowd. The Orangemen will also lift a $250 mortgage off the farm left to Mrs. Stevenson. Rev. Best will speak of the deceased at the regular evening service at Stalwart Sunday. July 10,1909 (son of James Stevenson & Isabella Willis Miller)

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JOSEPH STEVENSON

Joseph Stevenson, beloved husband of Doris of 3445 Moffat Rd, Tuesday, age 68 yrs. Surviving besides his wife are daughter, Miss Catherine Stevenson at home; Mrs Doris Dubner Muskegon Mi; Mrs Cloe McDaniel, Toledo Ohio; Mrs June Dingman, Oregon City, Ore; son George Graham of Toledo; 10 grandchildren; sister Mrs Esther Varnes, Toledo; brothers George and Al Stevenson, of Toledo.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home Sylvania after 2 p.m. Thursday where services will be held Saturday at 1p.m. Rev. Robert F. Rolf of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. December 29, 1964 (son of John Stevenson & Eleanor Kelly)

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OTTO STEVENSON

Otto T. Stevenson, formerly of Pickofrd, died Thursday morning at the Mackinac County Medical Facility. He was born September 16, 1904 in Stalwart and was a lifelong resident of Pickford. He was a farmer and later worked for the U.S. Steel Corporation as a drill operator. He retired in 1968. He was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church and past member of the Pickford Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his wife, the former Violet Rye; sons Theodore of Ochelata, Oklahoma and Lyle of Warminister, PA; six grandchildren; brothers Robert of Clearwater, Fla and Alex of Lake Wales, Fla; sisters Mrs. Mary Cruickshank of Pickford, Mrs. Ernest (Charlotte) Kaspar of Detroit and Mrs. Frank ( Susan) Coppel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Friends amy call from 3-9 p.m. today at the Reamer Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Martin officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.

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ROBERT STEVENSON

Robert Stevenson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Watson, of this place, late Monday night, Robert Stevenson aged 93 years. Mr. Stevenson came here last fall from Pt. Algin to spend the winter with his daughter, but shortly after his arrival he was taken with a paralytic stroke from which he never recovered and which was the cause of his death. Deceased was born in 1814, one year before the battle of Waterloo, in Lurgan county of Armagh, Ireland. He was married and the couple made their home at Pt. Algin, Ont. His wife died several years ago He leaves to mourn his death three sons, Robert H. and James of Pt. Algin; Warren of Winnipeg; and one daughter Mrs. Thos. Watson, of this place.

The funeral services were held at the house Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, Rev Wm. Best officiating. Early yesterday morning the remains were taken to the Soo from which they place they were taken to Pt. Algin for burial. He was a member of the Orange order and was also a Mason. He belonged to the Protestant Episcopalian Church and was a man of good habits, good moral, character, and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his pursuits till long past the age of the ranks of the workers. And after a noble battle with the world for 93 years he peacefully passed to his reward.

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WILLIAM G. STEVENSON

William G. Stevenson, 81,of 331 Havre St, died Saturday in the Medical College Hospital. He was a clerk in the import-export division 13 yrs for the former Kaiser Jeep Corp. retiring in 1965.Surviving are his wife, Bessie; brothers Otto, Alex, and Robert, and sisters Mrs. Mary Cruickshank, Mrs. Charlotte Kaspar, and Mrs2. Susan Coppel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the H.H. Birkenkamp Mortuary, Broadway, where the body will be after 3 this afternoon. Dated 19th of Dec. (son of William Stevenson & Annie Sims

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FRANCES ANN STEWART

Mrs. Frances Ann Stewart, 90 died on Tuesday Oct 20, 1942 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Wonnacott of Pickford from a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill for four days. Born in Toronto, Ont. on March 3, 1852, Mrs. Stewart had lived in Chippewa County for a number of years. Surviving are seven childen, They are Mrs. Wilfred Hancock of the Sault; Mrs. Janet Steel of St. Ignace; Mrs. Peter McDonald of Rudyard; Mrs. Elizabeth Huggett of South Dakota; Mrs. William Wonnacott of Pickford, James Stewart of Gladstone. Thirty four grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wonnacott home and 2 p.m. at the Pickford Presbyterian Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Frank R. Mease. Burial will be in the family lot where Mr. Stewart lies buried in Cottle cemetery.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


ADA SWEENEY

Ada. G. Sweeney of Pickford died unexpectedly at 1:48 a.m. today at War Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Sweeney was born March 2, 1897 in Stirlingville and had been a lifelong resident of the Pickford area. She was a member of the Holy Family Church of Barbeau. Her husband Eugene Sweeney died Dec 31, 1969, and two daughters Edith and Ethel also predeceased her.

She is survived by two sons Richard Sweeney of Pickford and Aaron Sweeney of St. Ignace, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters Mrs. Roy (Ethel) Fountain of Pickford, Mrs. Sid (Lula) Wahl of Sault Ste. Marie and Mrs Edna Lakonen of Warren. Calling hours at the Quinnell Funeral Home will begin at 2 pm Wednesday with a rosary at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am Thursday at the Holy Family Church in Barbeau, with the Rev. Joesph Callari officiating. Burial will be in Donaldson Catholic Cemetery. Six grandsons will be pallbearers.

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EUGENE SWEENEY

Eugene R. Sweeney of Pickford died at War Memorial Hospital at 8 pm Dec 31 after a week's illness. Born at Stirlingville July 7, 1893, he had been a lifelong resident of the Stirlingville-Pickford area. he was owner-operator of Sweeney's garage at Pickford until his retirement in 1962. he was a member of Holy Family Church at Barbeau.

He is survived by his wife, Ada, to whom he was married at Donaldson April 6, 1915; two sons, Richard of Pickford and Aaron of St. Ignace; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, William Sweeney of Sault Ste. Marie, and one sister Nellie Fallon of Gaylord.

Calling hours at the Quinnell Funeral Home will begin at 4:30 this afternoon. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at eight o'clock this evening.

Funeral services will be at 10 am Saturday at Holy Family Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bretl officiating. Burial will be in Donaldson Catholic Cemetery. Six grandsons will be pallbearers.

OBITUARY TAKEN FROM THE EVENING NEWS, SAULT STE. MARIE, MI 1-2-1970 p3.

Submitted by: Aaron Sweeney


MARY ETHEL SWEENEY, 7-24-1932 - 8-22-1941

NEWS ARTICLE: GIRL CRUSHED UNDER CAR AT STERLINGVILLE

Ethel Sweeney, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sweeney, is accident victim.

Auto falls on child.

Ethel Sweeney, nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sweeney of Sterlingville, near Pickford, was fatally injured at noon today when a car driven by her mother turned over and crushed her. Mrs. Sweeney and Ethel were driving in the family car along a country road a mile south of Sterlingville, according to Sheriff J. Willard Welsh, who investigated. Mrs. Sweeney turned her head momentarily to glance at some men working in the field and at that instant the car went into a ditch.

In attempting to bring the car out of the ditch, Mrs. Sweeney "cramped" the front wheels so that they dug deeply into the earth and the car lunged sharply across the road and into the ditch on the other side, turning over at the same time. Apparently the door had opened and the child was flung out, the car falling on her and crushing her.

Men working in the field, Harvy and Howard Pennington, tried to raise the car but were not able to. They brought up a tractor and with a chain succeeded in extricating the girl, who spoke only a word or so before she died. Dr. Cummings of Pickford was called and the body was removed to the Quinnel undertaking home at Pickford.

Taken from Obituary

Funeral services for Mary Ethel Sweeney, 9-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sweeney of Sterlingville, who was killed in an automobile accident, Friday, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Holy Family Catholic church at Barbeau, the Rev. Frank J. Ignatz officiating. Burial will be in Donaldson Cemetery. Mary Ethel was fatally injured at 11 a.m. Friday, August 22, 1941 as she was driving with her mother along a country road. She was born at Sterlingville, July 23, 1932, the daughter of Eugene and Ada Sweeney of R.F.D. 1. Surviving are the parents; two brothers Richard of Pickford and Aaron of St. Ignace; two nieces; Connie Lou and Sharon, and a nephew, Eugene; also two grandmothers and several aunts and uncles. She was a member of the Holy Family church at Barbeau.

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RAYMOND TAYLOR

Raymond A. Taylor, 47 died Monday March 9 at Pickford while on the way to visit his physician. Death occured at 10:45 a.m. possibly from a heart ailment. Mr. Taylor was born in Pickford on October 3, 1895 and is survived by his wife Reta, one daughter Mrs. Doane Rose Patricia of St. Ignace, three sons, James of Detroit, Ted of St. Ignace and Bobby of Pickford. Also surviving Mr Taylor are his parents Mr. and Mrs. G.P. Taylor of Lynn Haven, Florida, two brothers Carlyle of Ashville, N.C. and Hugo of Panama City, Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete awaiting the arrival of relatives.

Sault Evening News by Roger Weston


ANDREW C. THOMPSON

Funeral services for Andrew Thompson, 77 years old, who died Sunday morning at Pickford will be held in the Bethel Church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. J.H. James will officiate and interment will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Thompson's death was caused by heart disease. For the past five weeks he had been confined to his bed. Last fall he suffered a paralytic stroke. In 1881, Mr. Thompson came to Chippewa County and settled on a farm near Tone. He was born in Simcoe, Ontario, November 25, 1845. Five years ago he moved to Pickford after retiring from his farm. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist church north of Pickford and a class leader in that church. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Mrs. Lottie Seymour of Flint, Hulda Thompson of Plattsburg, NY, Lawrence and John of Pickford, and one sister living at Angus, Ont.

(The Evening News: Tuesday, March 13, 1923)

Submitted by: Esther M. Thompson


MRS. MARY THOMPSON

Mrs. Mary Thompson, widow of Andrew C. Thompson of Pickford, died at War Memorial Hospital at 3 a.m. today, Friday, April 8, 1938. She had been ill since Monday with heart trouble. Mrs. Thompson was born in Morefield, New York, December 8, 1856. She was married to Andrew C. Thompson at Sault Ste. Marie 54 years ago. Her husband died March 13, 1923.

Surviving two sons: John S. Thompson of Pickford and Lorne N. Thompson of Pickford; two daughters, Lottie Seymour and Hulda Cross of Charlevoix, Mich.; three brothers: George N. Bissette of Narton, North Dakota, Richard Bissette of Cheboygan, Mich., and Louis Bissette of East Tawas; and 15 grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Pickford Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid Society and the W.C.T.U.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pickford Methodist Church with the Rev. William Combellack officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

(The Evening News: Friday, April 8, 1938)

Submitted by: Esther M. Thompson


LLOYD TRIMM

Lloyd Trimm the sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Trimm, who lived at Munoskong Bay, was accidently shot and killed Friday afternoon about 5 o'clock while near his home. He had secured a gun from the house and told his mother that he was going go out in the boat. He had been gone for a few moments when his mother heard the shot. She ran to the boat which was still on the beach and found her son dead, with blood streaming from his left side . He had been shot directly through the heart and death was instantanous. Details of the accident are unknown as there were no witnesses. It is presumed that in climbing into the lttle craft he either stubbled and fell or the trigger caught on something as he placed the rifle in the boat preparatory to shoving off. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon and burial was at Rosedale.

Pickford Clarion August 12, 1909

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CATHERINE TRIPP

Catherine E. Tripp of Pickford died at the War Memorial Hospital at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, 1943 of carcinoma. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Tripp was born at Parkhill, Ontario and was married at the Sault on Nov 10, 1920.

The Sault was her home for 28 years and prior to that time she lived at Pickford. Mr. and Mrs. Tripp returned to Pickford last summer. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, 1 sister Mrs. E. Flemming of the Sault, and 1 brother Alex Daley of Donaldson.

The funeral services will be Friday October 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pickford Methodist Church, the Rev. Paul Hart officiating. There will be a short service at the Quinnell Funeral Home at Pickford proceeding the church services. The body will lie instate at Quinnell's from 6:00 p.m. tonight to the time of the funeral. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Hill, John Eveleigh, Mr. McWilliams, James Hill, Armond Warren, and John Shobbrook.

(Sault Evening News - Oct 20, 1943, page 5)

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GEORGE WALZ

Pickford friends were grieved, indeed, when on Saturday morning word reached here that George Walz had passed away at his home in Chelsea the night before. The funeral services were not held until Tuesday as the children were unable to reach there sooner. Mr. Walz moved from Pickford less than two years ago, when he sold out the roller mills, which from 17 years he had successfully operated, to F.J. Smith, the present owner. His health had gradually failed during the past three or four years.

Mr. Walz was a man of excellent qualities and held the respect of all with whom he come in contact, and his removel from this place was generally regretted. He lived a quite and peaceful life, and his business motto was "Live and Let Live,"which he consistently adhered to. Pickford people in general will join the writer in extending to the bereaved family heartfelt sympathies in their loss of a kind and affectionate husband and a loving dutiful father.

Pickford Clarion Thursday January 3, 1912

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HAZEL WESTON

Hazel A. Weston, 82, of Pickford, died Saturday, Sept 4, 1993, at Tendercare Nursing Home in the Sault. The lifetime resident of Pickford was born May 16, 1911. She was a member of the Pickford Presbyterian Church and the Pickford Area Senior Citizens. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Kenneth. She is survived by two sons. James of Evington, Virginia and Willis of Pickford; one daughter Marion Edgerly of the Sault; one sister Effie White of the Sault; two half sisters, Idena Desjardin and Eveleyn Hendrik, both from Arkona, Ont; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held today from 1-3p.m. with funeral services at 3:00p.m. at Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford, Rev. Frank Meese will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


KENNETH WESTON

Kenneth O. Weston of Pickford, died Monday, August 17, 1992 in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born April 12, 1913 in Peck, Michigan and moved to Pickford in 1939. He was a member of the Pickford Area Senior Citizens, the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources Retirees Assoc, and the Michigan State Retired Employees Assoc. Survivors include his wife, Hazel,; two sons James of Evington, Virginia, and Willis of Pickford; one daughter Marion Edgerly of Sault Ste. Marie; four sisters, Elda Kinney and Gertrude Hall both of Port Huron, Mae Middleton of Goodells, and Lucille Middleton of Yale; one brother Donald Weston of Port Huron; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford Services will be held Wednesday at 5:00p.m. at the Funeral home with Rev. Frank Meese officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Chippewa County Hospice.

(Sault Evening News - August 18, 1992)

Submitted by: Roger Weston


WILLIAM WHITE

William White of Sterlingville died Saturday at his home. Mr. White was born Feb 21, 1894 in Sault Ste. Marie and had been an area resident for 40 years. He was a veteran of World War l and had been a farmer in the Sterlingville area. He is survived by six brothers, Bert, Stanley, Webie, Leonard, Louis, and Raymond; and one sister Mrs. Preston Kerr (Mary) all of Sault Ste. Marie. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Quinnell Funeral Home, with the Rev. A.L. Lang officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove cemetery. Pallbearers were Ike Watson, Dave Hill, Vern Eveleigh, Marvin Dodds, Howard Pennington, and Ken Weston

Submitted by: Roger Weston


ANDREW WILSON

Mr. Andrew Wilson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, March 12, 1841 and died at his home near the village Wednesday night Nov. 28, 1906 at 10 o'clock. When a boy seven years old Mr Wilson came to this country and located in Huron County, Ont. where he was married and where six of the seven children were born to them. In 1880 the family came to Pickford, where they have since resided., and have been among our most respected and honored pioneer citizens. Deceased was a loving husband and an exemplar father, and his death casts a gloom over the entire community. He has been sick for several months and his death has been expected, although this makes the loss none the easier to bear. He leaves to mourn his death a kind and affectionate wife and three daughters, Mrs. D.H. Webster, Mrs. Fred Green, and Miss Agnes; and four sons, Daniel and Edward of Pickford, and Gordon, of the Canadian Soo, and Charles who is in Alaska. The funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30p.m. tomorrow afternoon, by the Rev. Wm. Best. Interment.will be in the Cottle cemetery.

Submitted by: Roger Weston


MARIE WISE

Marie Wise, 81, of Ypsilanti, formerly of Pickford, died Thursday, Nov 16, 1989, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ypsilanti. She was born June 25, 1908, in Stirlingville, and had worked for a time as a switchboard operator at the Grand Hotel. She was a member of the Pickford Grange, Pickford United Presbyterian Church, and Senior Citizens. Her husband, John, died in 1993.

She is survived by a son, Gerald Jason, of Royal Oak; daughter, Beverly Fanslow, of Ypsilanti; 10 grandchildren, and three great-granchildren. Calling hours will be Sunday at Moore Memorial Chapel in Ypsilanti, followed by services and burial in Ypsilanti Monday.

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