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Newspapers are from Port Huron, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

Fadell - Edmund E.

Falk - John

Fallis - Elwin

Farquhar - Charles R., Roger

Fasbender - Peter

Fasel - Helen (Smith)

Faust - Agnes J. (Warren)

Fenner - George N., Nettie (Cline)

Fenton - Charles, Mrs. Charles

Ferebee - Thomas

Ferguson - Nora (Ashline)

Ferrier - Craig

Ferris - Lois L. Andrews

Fiedler - Elaine M.

Fike - Frances Marie Burke

Finch - Betty J., Maude L. (Groffen)

Findlay - Ida

Finedell - Andrew R.

Fink - (son of John)

Finnegan - May West

Fishell - Doris J.

Fisher - Guy J., Harold A., Lloyd B.

Flaherty - Patsey

Flanagan - Bridget J., Gertrude

Fleet - John David III, Matthew Sean

Fleury - Ernest C., Maude (Corbett)

Flewelling - Mrs. Edward

Flood - Lorne E.

Flowers - Emma (Brockman)

Flynn - William T. "Tom"

Fogarty - Jack Edward, Shirley H.

Foley - Edward T.

Folkerts - Franklin A.

Follansbee - Eliza M.

Folster - Dora B.

Ford - Amanda M., William

Fordt - Erma C. (Lipke)

Forten - Frances J.

Forys - Carmen

Foss - Edna M. Childers

Foster - A. J., Geraldine L. "Gerry" (Secord), John H., Lana K.

Foster-Griner - Helen R.

Fountain - Annie M. (Alexander)

Fowler - Mary "Sis"

Fox - Bud, Bud J., Garner, Helen E., Jabez, Mary R.

Fraley - Eleanor, Evelyn M. (Seifert), Gerald B., Neil A.

Francis - Mrs. Aaron, Jean, John G., Marsha

Frank - Edward A.

Frantz - Dianna

Franz - Amelia

Fraser - Elmira (Sutlief), Mrs. Lewis

Frazer - Paul H. Sr., Robert Frederick

Frazier - Dorothy E. (Korpela)

Fredericks - Richard B.

French - Abel Marlowe, Sarah Hannah (Popplewell)

Friederichs - Mildred (Beauchamp)

Friedland - Dolores

Fritch - Maury

Fritz - Charlie, John A., Vina (Sobreen)

Fry - Beatrice

Fulton - Charles J.

Futter-Stephens - Jacqui D. (Fuller)


Edmund E. Fadell
"
Port Huron tavern owner - Port Huron - Edmund E. Fadell, 49, 0f 810 Hollis, died today in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. He was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Detroit, and lived here since 1946. Mr. Fadell was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He operated Fadell's Bar, Eddie Gadell's and Next Door for 28 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and its Men's Club, and a member of Cedar Club. He was State co-Director for St. Jude's Research Hispital, St. Clair County Director of A.L.S.A.C. a member of Charles A. Hammond Post No. 98 American Legion, and a member of St. Clair County Licensed Beverage Association. Mr. Fadell married Virginia O. Allen Jan. 10, 1949, in Detroit. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Gary A., Ronald A. and Luke A. Fadell; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel L. Bristol, Lisa Ann and Pamela Jo Fadell; two brothers Philip G. and Joseph P. Fadell all of Port Huron, and a grandson, Jason E. Bristol. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church. Rev. William F. Welch, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The remains will be in Karrer-Simpson Funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


John Falk, 79
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 20-FEB-2000, p 2B


Elwin Fallis
May 5, 1978
"St. Clair - Elwin Fallis, 72, 732 North Ninth Street, died Friday in River District Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Fallis was born Oct. 17, 1905, in Michigan. He was a lifelong resident of the St. Clair area. He retired from the Chris-Craft Corp., Algonac, in 1968. Mr. Fallis is survived by two nieces and two nephews, Mrs. Vera Galm, Mrs. Edna May Lydon, and John and Charles Fallis, all of Staten Island, N.Y. Services were held Monday in L. C. Friederichs & Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas Trebilcock, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Charles R. Farquhar
"Port Huron - Charles R. "Choo Choo" Farquhar, 71, of Port Huron passed away Saturday, July 15, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital. He was born to Alton and Agnes Farquhar on June 23, 1919, in Port Huron, and married Marilyn Lee Jones on Jan. 2, 1954. She passed away Sept. 29, 1980. He worked 39 years for the PH&D Railroad and also worked for Port Huron Towing for 30 years. He had been a member of the Port Huron Lodge #343 BPOE, Port Huron Aerie #317 FOE, and Port Huron Lodge #8 LOOM. Charles opened his door to anyone who needed help. He was "Dad" to many people. He is survived by his three children, Bonnie J. (Gary) Taylor of Fairbanks, Ala., Randy J. (Gail) Farquhar and Michael J. Farquhar, both of Port Huron, along with his special friend, Delores Scandalito, who took care of Charles the past five years; seven grandchildren, Daniel, Chad and Tony Taylor, Michelle, Kimberly and Taylor Farquhar and Derek Farquhar; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee Taylor and Melody Armstrong; his brother, Carmen (Mary Lou) Farquhar of Port Huron; his two sisters, Betty Priestley of Alma and Audrey (Walter) Zaverzence of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in Smith Family Funeral Home - North, 1525 Hancock St. The Rev. Lyle Reynolds, pastoral care pastor of Hillside Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' memory to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 16-JUL-2000


Roger Farquhar
"Port Huron - Roger Farquhar, 66, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999. Survived by wife, Gertrude. Arrangements by Port Huron Family Funeral Home are incomplete."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 20-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Peter Fasbender
"Would Administer Estate - Mrs. Annie Fasbender, widow of Peter Fasbender, St. Clair township, who died May 5, today petitioned Probate Judge Clair R. Black for appointment as administrator of the estate. Personal property and real estate left by the deceased are valued at $1,000 each. Five daughters and two sons, all of St. Clair township, are named as heir to the estate."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 13-MAY-1924


Helen Fasel
"Avoca - Helen Fasel, 87, formerly of Avoca, died in California on Monday, Dec. 27, 1999. She had resided in Harbor Beach until July 1993. She was born March 2, 1906, in Edwardsville, Ill., the daughter of the late John T. and Laura Eubanks Smith. She married Joseph Fasel in St. Louis, Mo. on Oct. 11, 1927. Mr. Fasel died in 1975. Helen started her nursing career at Yale Community Hospital in 1952. She work at St. John in Detroit and Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, until her retirement in 1965. She had a salon in Detroit for 18 years. After moving to Avoca, she owned and operated Fasel Beauty Salon for 30 years. Surviving are four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three nephews, Henry and Lila Fasel of Avoca, Karl and Doris Fasel of Port Huron and Hinrich and Judy Esders of Marine City; and her niece, Lydia of Sterling Heights. She was preceded in death by her only child, Joseph Jr., who died Aug. 26, 1979, and three brothers, Noah, Harry and Owens Smith. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Avoca."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 01-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Agnes J. Faust
"Fort Gratiot - Agnes J. Faust, 77, of Fort Gratiot, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998. She was born June 18, 1920 in Copper City, MI. to Richard Warren and Mary Schuler Warren. She married Francis H. Faust on Sept. 12, 1944 in Port Huron. He died Nov. 3, 1979. Mrs. Faust was a devoted mother and grandmother and she lived her life for her family. She is survived by her son, Richard F. (Kay) Faust of Fort Gratiot; her daughters, Patricia (Ronald T.) Dlugowolski of Marysville and Mary Jo (Joe) Buongiorno of Darien, IL.; her grandchildren, Aaron and Sarah Faust, Julie and Jennifer Dlugowolski and Caitlyn Buongiorno; and her sister, Mary Lou Warren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Doria Warren on July 20, 1987. Funeral serivces will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Richard F. Faust, Aaron Faust, Joe Buongiorno and Ronald Dlugowolski. The family prefers memorials to Mercy Hospital or the Old Newsboys."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 25-JAN-1998


George N. Fenner
"Kimball - George N. Fenner, 72, of Kimball, died Monday, Dec, 13, 1999, in his residence following a long illness. He was born May 9, 1927, in Wadhams, the son of the late Bert and Margaret Fenner. He married Ramona A. Cameron. He was a Painter and Decorator, Builder, Contractor and was involved in Real Estate sales. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #158 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagle #3702 and was a member of the Grindstone and Port Hope Sportsman Club. He is survived by his wife, Ramona A. Fenner of Kimball; his son, Frederick G. Fenner of Kimball; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Earl Giraud of Sumter, South Carolina; his son, Gregory N. Fenner of Port Huron; four grandchildren, Shawn Giraud of Clinton Twp., Deena Fenner of Flint, Charles M. Fenner of Ft. Belvoir, Va., and Sarrah Fenner of Free Soil, Mich.; five great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd C. and Virginia Fenner of Interlochen, Fla., and R. Elton and Rita Fenner of Port Huron; his sister-in-law, Beth Fenner of Kimball; several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frederick R. and Sue Cameron of Brookneal, Va., Bill and Marguerite Rankin of Jackson, Mich., Melvin and Florence Bark of St. Clair and Richard and Jean Tokarski of Kimball; his sister-in-law, Shirley Cameron of Harbor Beach; and brother-in-law, Richard Lambert of Otisville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bert Fenner. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice. Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 15-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Nettie Fenner
"Sanilac County - Amadore - The sad news of the sudden death of Mrs. Nettie Fenner, formerly Miss Nettie Cline, reached this place on Saturday. She was married about a year ago and leaves a husband and young babe."
Source: Daily Times Herald, Thursday, 07-MAY-1896, p 8
Submitted by
Dodee Cline.


Charles Fenton
"Richmond, Jan. 14 - Charles Fenton, 82, died Thursday in his home, 8781 Division road, after a long illness. He is the last member of the Orange Fenton family, pioneer residents of Richmond. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William Thompson, port Huron, Mrs. Harold Ainslie and Mrs. Robert Kiem, both of Detroit three sons, Dr. Stanley Fenton, Detroit, Captain Ralph Fenton, St. Clair and Kenneth Fenton, at home; 14 grandchildren. The remains are in the Howard Bauer funeral home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. B. A. Warren, pastor of First Congregational church, will officiate. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mrs. Charles Fenton
"Richmond, July 4 - Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Fenton, 78 resident of this vicinity all her life, who died Wednesday night in Grace Hospital after a brief illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in her home, 8791 Division road, Casco Township. Rev. B. A. Warren pastor of First Congregational church, will officiate. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery. Mrs. Fenton was born in St. Clair, April 8, 1869. Her health had been failing for some time, and she was removed to the Hospital Saturday. Mrs. Fenton is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. William J. Thompson, Port Huron; and Mrs. Harold Ainslie and Mrs. Robert Kiem, both of Detroit; three sons, Dr. Stanley Fenton, Detroit; Capt. Ralph Fenton, St. Clair, and Kenneth Fenton, Casco Township; two brothers, Dr. George Trumble, Flint, and Walter Trumble, St. Clair; members of the family of a deceased son, Earl Fenton, Detroit; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Thomas Ferebee
"Windermere, Fla. - Thomas Wilson Ferebee, the bombardier who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War II, died Thursday. He was 81. Mr. Ferbee was 26 on Aug. 6, 1945, and already a major and a veteran of 64 missions when the B-29 Enola Gay took off for Japan with the first nuclear weapon ever deployed. Mr. Ferebee, who retired from the Air force as a colonel in 1970, said he never felt guilty but was sorry the bomb killed so many. America's bombing of Hiroshima and the blast at Nagasaki three days later lift more than 100,000 dead and led to the end of the war."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Nora Ferguson
"Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Ferguson, 76, of 612 Ontario street, operator of the Edison Hotel here, who died Wednesday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Arthur Smith funeral home. Major George Williams, commandant of the Salvation Army Corps, will officiate. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery, Fargo. Mrs. Ferguson was born March 17, 1880, in Chazy, N.Y. In addition to survivors listed earlier, she also is survived by two brothers, Raymond Ashline, Hartford, Conn., and Frank Ashline, Springfield, Vt."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 21-SEP-1956


Craig Ferrier
"Imlay City - Craig Ferrier, 57, of Imlay City passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. He lived most all of his life in Imlay City. He married Janice 0. Emery on July 18, 1963. Mr. Ferrier was a member of Imlay City Lions Club for 28 years and a member of the Eastern Michigan Fair Board for many of the last 10 to 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Janice Ferrier of Imlay City; his daughter, Sherri (Matthew) Hess of Lapeer; his son, Scott Ferrier; a grandson, Isaac Hess; brother, Issac (Susan) Ferrier of Flushing; and his half-brother, Everett (Florence) Ferrier of Rapid River. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in the Imlay City Assembly of God Church. Pastor Jeff Krist will officiate. Burial will be in Imlay Township Cemetery. Visiting hours are 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City. Those planning -an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Michigan Eye Bank and Transplantantation Center."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 04-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Lois L. Andrews Ferris, 60, posted 17-FEB-2001.


Elaine M. Fiedler
"Frostproof, Fla. - Elaine M. Fiedler, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999. Survived by husband, Robert. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Riverside Tabernacle Church of God, Port Huron."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 14-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Frances Marie Burke Fike
"Dublin, Va. - Frances Marie Burke Fike, 84, of Dublin, Va., passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 10, 1999. She was born in Michigan on June 28, 1915. She was a member of St. Peter's Anglican Catholic Church, Christiansburg, Va., and a former member of Grace Episcopal Church, Port Huron. A devoted wife and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Quinter Fike, and her parents, Albert and Hilma Burke. Surviving are her daughter, Lynda Fike Hartson; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Holly and Jason Miller; grandson and granddaughterin-law, Cole and Dee Dee Hartson; sister, Geraldine Burke Locke; sister-in-law, Florence Fike Haenke; brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Dorothy Fike; sister-in-law, Joyce Merry; and her many beloved nieces and nephews. Services and interment have taken place. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Catholic Church, Christiansburg, Va. Arrangements were by the Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, Va."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 22-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Betty J. Finch, 68
"North Street - Betty J. Finch, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. Survived by husband, Gerald. Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 06-AUG-2000


Maude L. Finch
"Mrs. Maude L. Finch, 72, wife of Samuel Finch, lifelong resident of this area, died today in her home, 1116 Varney avenue, after a long illness. Mrs. Finch is survived by her husband; a son, Kenneth Finch, Port Huron; three daughters, Mrs. Don Wright, Sarnia; Mrs. George Cronkite, St. Clair; and Mrs. Clarence Schatzline, Port Huron; a brother, Harmon Groffen, Port Huron, and several grandchildren. The remains will be in the T.R. Bower funeral home, St. Clair. Funeral arrangements are incomplete."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Ida Findlay
"Port Huron - Ida Findlay, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1993. Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Visiting is noon until service time."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 09-DEC-1993


Andrew R. Finedell, 89, posted 25-JAN-2001.


unknown Fink
"At the home of city treasurer John Fink, in the Second Ward, on Friday evening, that gentleman's son, a young man 17 years of age, died suddenly, falling from his chair at the supper table and dying before help could reach him. He had never been a rugged lad, and had for some time suffered from asthma and heart trouble, added to which he had for a few days before his death been subject to inflammatory rheumatism. The funeral services were attended from St. Mary's church on Monday. Mr. Fink desires that his thanks be extended to his numerous friends who have given him most substantial help since the death of his son."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


May Finnegan
"Mrs. May Finnegan, 76, life long resident of St. Clair, died in her home 105 N. 5th St. Thursday after a long illness. Mrs. Finnegan was born Nov. 30, 1873, the daughter of Frederick and Angelia Beckwith West, St. Clair. Mrs. Finnegan was married to Herbert Finnegan Dec. 28, 1898. The couple observed their Gold 23, 1948. Mrs. Finnegan was an active member of the First Congregational Church and a life member of Cornell Chapter, No. 93, Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband Capt. Herbert Finnegan, three sons, Herbert Finnegan, Frederick Finnigan and Edwin Finnigan; a sister, Mrs. Wm. Farrow, of Davison, Mich.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the T. R. bower Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Rev Cloumer Burkholder officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Doris J. Fishell
"Hemans - Doris J. Fishell, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at her home in Hemans. Mrs. Fishell had lived in Hemans for 52 years. She was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Cass City, the daughter of the late Russell and Julia Sherman Hayward. Doris graduated from Marlette High School in 1952 and married Miles "Art" Fishell on Nov. 29, 1952, in Hemans. She worked for the Harper Elevator in Hemans as a bookkeeper for 30 years and also owned and operated the Pure Oil Gas Station Grocery Store in Hemans. She was a member of the Lamotte Township Firemens Auxiliary and Marlette VFW Post, 4837. She is survived by her husband, Miles "Art" Fishell; her son, Marvin (Gwen) Fishell of Hemans; her daughter, Vanessa Fishell of Hemans; her brothers, Duane Hayward of Marlette and Harold (Helen) Hayward of Oxford; her sisters, Marion (Robert) Fields of Hemans and Sharon (Fred) Horne of Decker; four grandchildren, Mike, Steve, Dawn and Mandy; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Russell Hayward; her mother, Julia Sherman; and her sister, Norma Jean. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, in Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette. The Rev. Fred Becknell will officiate. Burial will be in the Moshier Cemetery in Hemans. Donations may be given to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. today. A VFW Auxiliary service will be 7 p.m. today at the funeral chapel."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 20-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Guy J. Fisher
"Port Huron - Guy J. Fisher, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 1984, in Evangelical Home Port Huron. He was born Aug. 25, 1899, in Port Huron, where he was a lifelong resident. He married Hulda C. Parks Sept. 5, 1922, in Port Huron. Mr. Fisher was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a 42 year employee of Detroit Edison Company, retiring Sept. 1, 1964. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Port Huron Rotary Club. He was a former member of Elks Lodge 343, B.P.O.E. Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife, one son, Donald E. Fisher, one daughter, Mrs. John D. (Patricia) Cantwell, and two grandsons, Kevin Fisher and John Brent Cantwell, all of Port Huron; six granddaughters, Nancy Fisher and Diane Jacoby, both of Port Huron, Cheryl O'Donnell, California, Susan Alexander, Southgate, Lynn Ann Pohl, Royal Oak, and Cynthia Bair, Dayton, Ohio; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's. The Rev. John R. Hogan will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mr. Fisher's grandson, John Brent Cantwell, John Bair, John Borowski, Kevin Fisher, Tom Alexander and John "Mike" Jacoby. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7:15 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Harold A. Fisher, 84, posted 21-FEB-2001.


Lloyd B. Fisher
"Emmett - Lloyd B. Fisher, 80, of Emmett died early Saturday morning peacefully at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Brown City, the son of the former Guy O. and Esther Margaret Burger Fisher. His marriage to Muriel Lugg was Oct. 10, 1952, in Highland Park. They moved to Emmett Township in 1976 from Sterling Heights. Lloyd served his country in the U.S. Army 12th Infantry 4th Division as a sergeant during World War II from 1944 to 1946. He was at the Normandy invasion and served in the Europe and African campaigns and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was employed at Chrysler Corporation as chief of plant protection for 30 years until his retirement in 1982. He was owner and operator of Murbe Boxer Boarding Kennels, Emmett, for 24 years, and was a member of St. Clair Kennel Club and the American Boxer Kennel Club. Surviving in addition to his wife of 47 years, Muriel, are two daughters of sons-in-law, Cassandra and Gene Best of Plymouth and Esther and Russ of Capac; son and daughter-in-law, Guy and Nicole Fisher of Emmett; nine grandchildren, Tyler (Michele) and Brent (Heather) Best, Brandon, Jordon, Calvin, Kenton and Brienne Smith and Taylor, Hannah and Jacklyn Grace Fisher; three great-grandchildren, Drew, Ashley and Chase Best; two brothers, Blake and William Fisher; three sisters, Beulah Trombley, Merle Dray and Lillian Bakewell; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved Boxers. A funeral ceremony in appreciation for the life, family and friends of Lloyd will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. The Rev. Steve Howell, pastor of Trinity Missionary Church, Yale, will officiate. Visiting hours are 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 11-JUN-2000


Patsey Flaherty
"Drowned. - A man named Patsey Flaherty, in the employ of Mr. Carleton, express messenger on board the Alpena, committed suicide on Tuesday last by jumping from that boat into the river while the boat was leaving Detroit. No reason for the rash act is assigned."
Source: St. Clair
Republican, 23-JUL-1867


Bridget J. Flanagan
"Mrs. Bridget J. Flanagan, widow of James Flanagan, died, at her home 1113 Kearney street, last evening. The deceased was eighty-five years of age, and had lived in this city for the past fifty years. She was well known throughout this county and her many friends will regret to learn of her death. She leaves a son John Flanagan, of Los Angeles, California; also two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Hogweood, of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Minnie McCullouch of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, from St. Stephen's church. Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery."
Source: Port Huron
Times Herald, Thursday, 08-JAN-1914, p 5


Gertrude Flanagan
"Gertrude, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Flanagan, died at Harper's hospital in Detroit on Wednesday. The remains were brought to this city for burial this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Flanagan formerly resided in Port Huron."
Source: Daily Times, Friday, 26-DEC-1902
Submitted by
Patricia Forte.


John David Fleet, III
"Niceville, Fla. - John David Fleet III, age 10, was born on Oct. 11, 1989, at Elgin Air Force Base, Florida. On Dec. 12, 1999, he and his beloved brother, Matt, went to Heaven together. J.D. is survived by his mother, Shelley Cordial Fleet of Niceville, Fla.; his father, John David Fleet of Atlanta, Ga.; his younger brother, Tyler Alexander Fleet, age 5, of Niceville. Fla. He is survived by his three great grandparents, Lee and Vora Rice of Arbutus. Md., and Elaine Fleet of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; his grandparents, Vivian Cordial of Niceville, Fla., George Cordial and his wife, Susan of Brandon. Fla., and David and Joan Fleet of Port Huron, Mich. He is also survived by eight aunts and uncles, Marjo Cordial, Patti and Shawn Harper of Niceville, Fla., Scott and Melissa Fleet of Port Huron, Mich., Kathy and Jim Baker of Lansing, Mich. and Rod Fleet of Atlanta, Ga. J.D. is also survived by his eight cousins, Patrick Cordial, Krystal Hill, Brandi Harper, Kayla Harper, Allie Fleet, Courtney Fleet, Zachery Baker and Nicholas Baker. J.D. was in the fourth grade at Edge Elementary and was a mernber of the chorus. He was a great athlete and involved in many sports including soccer, travel soccer, little league baseball, travel baseball, football and basketball. His mother, father and little brother Tyler will forever miss J.D. His family and friends are deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss and will always hold a special place in their hearts for him. Funeral services will be, held today commencing at 1 p.m. at First Assembly of God, North Highway 85 in Niceville, Fla., with Pastor Ed Deming presiding. Burial will follow at Heritage Gardens in Niceville, Fla. A memorial fund has been established for J.D. at both Vanguard Bank and Trust and AmSouth Bank. Donations can be made at any branch. A memorial service for family and friends will be held in Port Huron at a later date. Arrangements are by McLaughlin Funeral Home, Niceville, Fla."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 16-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Matthew Sean Fleet
"Niceville, Fla. - Matthew Sean Fleet, age 7, was born on Feb. 11, 1992, in Atlanta, Ga. On Dec. 12, 1999 he and his beloved brother, J.D. went to Heaven together. Matt is survived by his mother, Shelley Cordial Fleet of Niceville, Fla.; his father, John David Fleet of Atlanta, Ga.; his younger brother, Tyler Alexander Fleet, age 5, of Niceville. Fla. He is survived by his three great grandparents, Lee and Vora Rice of Arbutus, Md., and Elaine Fleet of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; his grandparents, Vivian Cordial of Niceville, Fla., George Cordial and his wife, Susan of Brandon, Fla.; and David and Joan Fleet of Port Huron, Mich. He is also survived by eight aunts and uncles, Marjo Cordial, Patti and Shawn Harper of Niceville, Fla., Scott and Melissa Fleet of Port Huron, Mich., Kathy and Jim Baker of Lansing. Mich., and Rod Fleet of Atlanta, Ga.; also by his eight Cousins, Patrick Cordial. Krystal Hill, Brandi Harper, Kayla Harper, Allie Fleet, Courtney Fleet, Zachery Baker and Nicholas Baker. Matt was a second-grader at Edge Elementary. Like his brother, J.D., Matt was an excellent athlete and played baseball, soccer, football and motor cross. His mother, father and little brother, Tyler, feel an overwhelming sadness that they will have to continue without Matt in their life. They will always miss him. His sudden and tragic death has touched the entire community, especially all of the family and friends who knew and loved him so. Funeral services will be today commencing at 1 p.m. at First Assembly of God, North Highway 85, in Niceville, Fla., with Pastor Ed Deming presiding. Burial will follow at Heritage Gardens in Niceville. A memorial fund in Matt's name has been established at both Vanguard Bank and Trust and AmSouth Bank. Donations can be made at any branch. A memorial service for family and friends will be held in Port Huron at a later date. Arrangements are by McLaughlin Funeral Home in Niceville, Fla."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 16-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Ernest C. Fleury
"Smiths Creek - Ernest C. Fleury, 94, of 7240 Railroad St., died Saturday, April 18, 1987, in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was born April 21, 1892, in Jeddo, and was a longtime area resident. He married Marie A. Koschnitzke Jan. 5, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Fleury retired in 1957 as assistant plant superintendent from the Chevrolet Gear and Axle, with 33 years of service. He was past president of the Smiths Creek Lions Club and was referred to affectionately as "Mr. Smiths Creek." He is survived by his wife; one son, Donald J., Ironwood; three grandsons, Michael D., Patrick c. and Timothy J.; one great-grandson, Michael, all of Ironwood; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gregory, Kitchner, Ontario, and Mrs. Walter (Alta) Hill, Port Huron; and one brother, Kenneth Fleury, Port Huron. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Lars D. Hasper of the Smiths Creek Community Church will officiate. Burial well be in the Caswell Cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Maude Fleury
"St. Clair — Mrs. Maude Fleury, 68, widow of the late Carl Fleury, died early today in St. Clair Community Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Fleury was born Jan. 13, 1888 in Ekfrid, Ont., daughter of the late David and Mary Corbett. She and Mr. Fleury were married Jan. 15, 1906 in Sarnia. Mr. Fleury drowned in 1914. She is survived by tow sons, Chester Fleury and John Fleury, both of St. Clair; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. A daughter, Mary, died in 1910. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the T. R. Bower funeral home with Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mrs. Edward Flewelling
"Mrs. Edward Flewelling died Thursday morning at her home in Fort Gratiot township, aged 32 years, after a long and severe illness with various difficulties."
Source: Weekly Times, Thursday, 21-JAN-1892


Lorne E. Flood
"Port Huron - Lorne Edward Flood, died Monday, March 9, 1998 at 1:11 p.m. at Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, a few weeks before his 92nd birthday. If you ever had a vacuum or sewing machine that needed repairing, chances are you took it to Flood's Appliances on Huron Ave. You would have been greeted by a jovial, inviting Irishman who would happily engage you in pleasant conversation over a glass of 'Tullamore Dew'. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, including surviving for 48 hours in an ocean of sharks after his ship sunk in the Pacific conflict. He was a charitable man, helping those down on their luck. He was a generous man, always willing to share even his last cup of coffee. He was a hardworking man, working six days a week for over 50 years until his body failed him. Most of all, Lorne Flood was a fiercely proud, indepedent man who loved his family very much. It is for that they are eternally grateful. Grandpa Flood has gone on to heaven to join his wife, Mary and eldest daughter, Mariellen and leaves behind his loving daughter Lorna Patricia, her husband, Tom Gladney; grandchildren, Tim and his wife, Beth, Patrick, Kate, Bob Bailey and his wife, Cindy, Lorne Bailey, Laura Bailey; and great-granchildren, Bradley, Elizabeth and Brian Bailey. God Bless You Gramps. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 12 p.m. at the Lakeside Cemetery Chapel under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council. Inurnment will be in the Allied Veterans Cemetery, Port Huron. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. The Family would also like to thank the Staff at the Manor Adult Residence for all the love and care over the past years and also to the doctors and nurses at Mercy Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 15-MAR-1998


Emma Flowers
"Port Huron - Mrs. Emma Flowers, 92, of Port Huron went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in Marwood Manor. She was born May 26, 1907, in Anniston, Ala., to the late Willie and Lizzie (Wilson) Brockman. She married John Flowers, December 20, 1922, in Anniston. He died November 1937. Mrs. Flowers was a member of Interfaith Community Church. She was formerly employed with Winkelmans. She is survived by a sister, Cora Stanley of Detroit; and a sister-in-law, Helena Brockman of Pensacola, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Josephus Brockman. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend Link Howard III will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron."
Source: Times Herald, Port Huron, Sunday, 02-APR-2000


William T. "Tom" Flynn
"North Street - William T. 'Tom' Flynn, 52, of North Street died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Mount Clemens General Hospital of injuries due to a motorcycle accident. He was born June 27, 1948, in Connellsville, Pa., the son of the late William and Dolores Flynn. He married Patricia M. Linington on March 17, 1996. He graduated from Connellsville High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and received several medals. He was a policeman in South Connellsville for 10 years and was chief of police in Everson, Pa., for two years. He was a machine operator at MNP Corp. in Utica. He was a 4th-Degree Knights of Columbus. Tom was a certified scuba diver. He was a member of the PADI Diving Society, Harley Owners Group, VFW, American Motorcyclist Association, Eagles in Pennsylvania, American Legion Post 301 and Sons of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Trish of North Street; his stepchildren, James Miller, Robert Miller, Charles Miller, Melissa (Stanley) Worswick and Jeffrey Linington; several grandchildren; his sister, Christine Ross (Mike Fetsco); and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. The Rev. David Lesniak, pastor of St. Stephen Catholic Church, will officiate. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council will conduct military honors. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 04-JUL-2000


Jack Edward Fogarty
"Richmond - Jack Edward Fogarty, 71, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1993, in Medi Lodge of Richmond. He was born Jan 24, 1922, in Columbus Township, a son of the late Edward and Harriett Fogarty and had been a lifelong area resident. He married Noreen Bauer May 20, 1944, in Richmond. He was a lineman for the Detroit Edison Company for 44 years prior to retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Richmond Sportsman's Club and Richmond Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Noreen; a son, Patrick of Richmond, daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Jerry Cook of Harrison Township, Deborah and Dale Emmons of Maryland and Kathy and Thom Krause of Richmond; nine grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marian Fogarty; an aunt, Ruth Hollis; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Shirley and a sister, Monnie. Services are 11 a.m. Monday in the John N. Olszewski Funeral Home, The Rev. Charles Lindamood will officiate. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery visiting is 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Shirley H. Fogarty
"Smiths Creek - Shirley H. Fogarty, 66, died Tuesday, May 7, 1985, in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Columbus Township, and was a lifelong area resident. He married Marion Krueger Feb. 8, 1941, in Ohio. Mr. Fogarty was postmaster of Smiths Creek for 15 years before retiring in 1981. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Richmond Post 6802, VFW, and Smiths Creek Post 525, American Legion. He is survived by his wife; one son, Jerry, Smiths Creek; one brother, Jack, Richmond; one sister, Mrs. Stanley (Margaret) Boucher, St. Clair; his mother, Mrs. Harriet Fogarty, Richmond; and three grandchildren. Service were held in the Hensch Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Martin R. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the VFW, American Legion or American Cancer Society."

Former area postmaster Fogarty dies - By Jill Carlson - Times Herald Reporter
"Smiths Creek - Longtime Smiths Creek Postmaster and World War II veteran Shirley H. Fogarty died today in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was 66. Mr. Fogarty, 522 Pine River Road, served in World War II as a U.S. Army staff sergeant from 1941 to 1945. He was wounded twice and captured by the Germans. He was held prisoner for six months. His wife, Marion, at the time only knew he was missing in action, daughter-in-law Linda Fogarty said. "She said it's like she lost him twice," Linda Fogarty said. Mr. Fogarty received the Purple heart for his wartime acts. After the war, Mr. Fogarty worked for A. J. Smith's, a food packaging plant in Port Huron. He worked there for 19 years before the plant closed. Mr. Fogarty became Smiths Creek's postmaster in the late 1960s. He worked with his wife, who still serves as a clerk in the Smiths Creek office. Mr. Fogarty retired from the post office in 1981, said Postmaster Patricia Beaudry, who worked with the Fogarty's for several years. "I'm still in shock over the whole thing," Beaudry said. "He was quiet, easy-going." Mr. Fogarty was born in Richmond and attended Richmond schools. He moved to Smiths Creek in the 1940s. He was a member of several community and veteran's groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5585, Richmond; the American Legion Post 525, Smiths Creek, and the Richmond Sportsmen's Club."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Edward T. Foley
"St. Clair - Edward T. Foley, 51, of 1626 Goffe Street, died unexpectedly today in his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1923, in Detroit. Mr. Foley married Marjorie Sass Oct. 6, 1945, in St. Clair. He was employed by the General Motors Research Technical Center, Warren. Mr. Foley was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, St. Clair, and St. Clair Boosters Club. He was a player agent for the Babe Ruth League of St. Clair. Mr. Foley is survived by his widow; a son, Tom Foley, St. Clair; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Kay Radatz, Ms. Patricia Boucher, and Mrs. Sharon Ruff, all of Port Huron; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Beier, St. Clair, and Mrs. Lillian Martindale, Richmond; step-mother, Mrs. Maracella Foley, and stepbrother, Robert Findahl, both of St. Clair, and five grandchildren. Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Church. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. The remains will be in Jay Street Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair, after 7 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair Babe Ruth League."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Franklin A. Folkerts
"Algonac - Franklin A. Folkerts, 85, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1988, in River District Hospital. He was born July 17, 1902, in Algonac, and was a lifelong resident. He married Julia Storey July 3, 1925, in Rodney. Mr. Folkerts was a member of the Masons. He was a sailor on the Great Lakes. He is survived by his wife; brother, Lawrence of Algonac; sister, Margaret French of California; two nephews; and one niece. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Gilbert Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph Becker, pastor of St. Clair River Drive Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visiting is from 1-9 today."
Source: Times Herald, 16-FEB-1988


Eliza M. Follansbee
"Mrs. Eliza M. Follansbee, widow of the late Daniel Follansbee, quietly departed this life on Monday morning at the residence of her son, Frank L. Follansbee, Pine street, at the good old age of 83 years, says the Port Huron Sunday Herald. The deceased was born in New Hampshire, where she was married in 1837, coming with her husband the same year to St. Clair city, where they continued to reside until 1856, when they moved to Port Huron. Mrs. Follansbee was a resident of this county for 61 years, and her recollection, to the last, of early pioneer days, was vivid and accurate. She retained to the end the full possession of her faculties and was able to read a newspaper by lamplight without glasses. She was a kind friend and neighbor always and a devoted wise and mother. Two children survive her, a son, Frank L. Follansbee, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Campbell, of Romeo."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Dora B. Folster, 73
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 30-JAN-2000, p 2B


Amanda M. Ford, infant, posted 17-JAN-2001.


William Ford, 77
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 30-JAN-2000, p 2B


Erma C. Fordt
"Algonac - Erma C. Fordt, 88, of Algonac, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. She was born June 9, 1911, in Casco township to Bernard and Helen Lipke. She married Arthur Fordt on Aug. 17, 1928, in Peters. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1986. Erma was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Casco township, where she was also active with the Ladies Aid. She also was a member of the Casco township Senior Citizens. She is survived by children, Donald (Lois) Fordt of East China Township, Anna (Philip) Furtah of marine City, Delbert (Phyllis) Fordt of Casco Township, Dennis (Sandy) Fordt of Marine City and Susan Menkel of Algonac; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Lavern (Beatrice) Lipke of China Townsip and Russell (Pearl) Lipke of Casco Township; sisters, Alvira (Raymond) Beier of St. Clair and Violet Osterland of China Township; sister-in-law, Myrtice Lipke of St. Clair and Esther Lipke of Ruby; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parent; son, Arnold Frodt; granchildren, Teri and Darrin Fordt; and brothers, Melvin and Bernard Lipke. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jonathan Bomgren will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.ml today and from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Erma's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorials maybe made to St. John Health System Home Services, St. John Hospice of St. Paul's Lutheran Church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Frances J. Forten
"Port Huron - Frances J. Forten, 96, of Port Huron, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in Marwood Manor after a long illness. She was born Aug. 25, 1903, in Harbor Beach. She married August R. Forten on Sept. 4, 1923, in Harbor Beach. He died Jan. 16, 1971. Mrs. Forten lived many years in Port Sanilac, where she and her husband were active members of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was also active in the Legion of Mary at Port Sanilac. She moved to Port Huron in 1985 and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is survived by her foster daughter, Angie Hanson of St. Clair Shores; her nieces and nephews, Gladys and Russell DeFrain of Port Huron, Norman and Ada Grates of Mount Clemens, Marie Clor of Ubly and Mary Beckhold of Detroit; and several great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Rene L. Desmarais, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lake Huron Cemetery in Harbor Beach. Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 06-DEC & 07-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Carmen Forys, 78, posted 07-JAN-2001.


Edna M. Childers Foss, 96, posted 10-FEB-2001.


A.J. Foster
"St. Clair - A. J. Foster, 71, died Friday , Aug. 16, 1985, in Mercy Hospital. He was born March 15, 1914, in Marine City and had been a St. Clair resident for 25 years. He married Patricia Hoisington on March 13, 1938, in Ohio. Mr. Foster was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as chief probation officer of St. Clair County in 1977. He was a former St. Clair County undersheriff under Ferris Lucas, and was a member of the St. Clair Lions, Port Huron Elks BPOE and the Methodist Church in Marine City. He was active in many statewide police enforcement organizations. He is survived by his wife; son, James, Billings, Mont.; daughter Patricia Lewis Merkle, Fraser; four brothers, Harry, Sun City, Fla., Jack, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Monty and Argo, both of Marine City; sister, Ann Kersten, Algonac; grandchildren, Scott, David, and Betsy Foster, all of Montana, Ken Lewis, Port Huron, and Steven Lewis, Mount Clemens; and great-granddaughter, Jessica Lewis, Port Huron. A daughter, Lana Foster, Ann Arbor, and two sisters, Alice Ameel and Adaline Wieland, died earlier. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. The Rev. Dr. Richard E. Daniels, pastor of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Marine City, will officiate. Cremation has taken place. Memorial may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Geraldine L. Foster
"St. Clair Twp. - Geraldine L. "Gerry" Foster, 81, of St. Clair Township, and formerly of Brown City, passed away in her residence, Friday, June 9, 2000. She was born to James and Gertrude Secord on Feb. 15, in Valley Center and married Claude Foster on May 15, 1937. He passed away June 26, 1980. During World War II, Geraldine worked in the Detroit Bomber Plant. She later worked at Yale Rubber Co., Sandusky, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1987 after 20 years of service at the Brown City Post Office. She and her husband, Claude, raced thoroughbred trotters. She was active in 4-H. She enjoyed traveling with her son and his family, and she especially loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Geraldine is survived by her son, Larry (Diane) Foster of St. Clair Township; her three grandchildren, Larry (Susan) Foster Jr. and St. Clair Township, Rhea (Scott) Gibson of Lakeport, and Petty Officer Second Class Gerrad Foster, serving with the U.S. Navy; and three great-grandchildren, Scottie and Lindsey Gibson and Amber Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her sister, Pauline Young Hamlin. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, St. Clair Ward. (Yankee and River Roads). Dr. Gerald Foster and Bishop James Kaski will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Brown City. Visitation will be in the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Pallbearers will be Larry Jr. and Gerrad Foster, Frank Hinkle, Scott Gibson, and Paul and Brad Bechtel. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Blue Water Hospice or the Missionary Fund of the Church. Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. Port Huron."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 11-JUN-2000


Jack M. Foster
"Bradenton, Fla. - Jack M. Foster, 79, of Bradenton, Fla., died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. He was born in Port Huron on June 24, 1921. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 97th Bomb Group, during World War II. He retired from the State of Michigan, was a former member of the St. Clair County Sheriff Department and associated with the former Hartley-Foster Funeral Home in Port Huron. He was a member of Fort Gratiot Lodge #374, F&AM, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 796 in Port Huron; AARP; 97th Bomb Group Reunion Association; and Elks Lodge in Palmetto, Fla. He is preceded in death by his parents, Allison and Ida Foster, and brother, Robert Foster. He is survived by his wife, Lois J. Foster; two sons, Jack M. Foster II and wife, Janet, of Houston, Thomas L. Foster and wife, Carolyn, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; grandchildren, Jean and David Foster of Boulder, Col., and Joshua and Alexis Foster of Oswego, Ore.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at a later dae in Port Huron. Local arrangements will be made by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ in Port Huron or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-JUL-2000

"Bradenton, Fla. - Jack M. Foster, 79, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Port Huron, died Friday, June 30, 2000. He was born June 24, 1921 in Port Huron. He retired from the State of Michigan, was a former member of the St. Clair County Sheriff Department and was associated with the former Hartley-Foster Funeral Home in Port Huron. He is survived by his wife, Lois J. Foster; two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. (Janet) Foster II of Houston, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. (Carolyn) Foster of Lake Oswego, Oregon; grandchildren, Jean, David, Joshua and Alexis Foster; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allison and Ida Fosters and a brother, Robert Foster. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur J. Habermehl of St. John's United Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 06-AUG-2000


John H. Foster
"St. Augustine, Fla. - John H. Foster, 60, of St. Augustine, Fla. died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997 in St. Augustine, Fla. following a short illness. He was born Jan. 26, 1937 in Port Huron. He married Margaret V. Gray on May 2, 1959 in Port Huron. Mr. Foster was a 1955 graduate of St. Stephen High School. He retired in 1989 as a supervisor at Data Systems. He is survived by his wife, Margaret V. Foster of St. Augustine, Fla.; his daughter, Mary Kay (Glen) Ikens of Brighton, MI.; his son, John M. (Robyn) Foster of St. Augustine, Fla.; his daughter, Julie A. Bachman of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; his sister, Barbara E. (Hon. Peter E.) Deegan of Port Huron; and his brothers, Robert N. (Susan K.) Foster of Venice, Fla. and George R. (Carla) Foster of Holland, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Bridget J. Foster. Funeral services have taken place on Dec. 24, 1997 in St. Augustine, Fla. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America or a charity of the donor's choice. Local Arrangements are by the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 25-JAN-1998


Lana K. Foster
"Plymouth - Lana K. Foster, 32, of 9440 McClumpha, Plymouth, died Sunday in University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, of injuries suffered in a horse accident earlier that day. She was born May 22, 1943, in St. Clair. She was a graduate of St. Clair High School and Eastern Michigan University. Miss Foster was a supervisory therapist at University of Michigan Children's Psychiatric Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Foster, St. Clair; a sister, Mrs. Patricia Lewi, Port Huron; a brother, James Foster, Billings, Mont., and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair, and at 1:30 p.m. in White Chapel Crematorium, Troy. The Rev. H. B. Loomis, of First United Church of Christ, St. Clair, will officiate. Remains are in the funeral home where visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Helen R. Foster-Griner
"Dayton, Ohio - Helen R. Foster-Griner, 73, formerly of Port Huron, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, after a short illness. She was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Port Huron, and had lived in Dayton, Ohio, for 35 years. She retired from Towne Properties in Dayton after 13 years. While living in Port Huron, she was employed by the YMCA of the Blue Water Area, where she enjoyed working with the youth of the Community. She was a member of the William E. Lewis Lodge 129, Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. Cremation has taken place. Private services will be Saturday at Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. Arrangements were by George Martin Funeral Home in Dayton, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 07-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Annie M. Fountain
"Mrs. Annie M. Fountain, 74, of 917 Michigan street, resident of Port Huron 50 years, died Sunday in the Holland Convalescent home after a long illness. She was born Sept. 29, 1875, in Clinton, Ont., and was married to Charles Fountain here in 1925. Mrs. Fountain was a member of Mystic chapter No. 58, OES; Galilee shrine No. 7, White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Washington Avenue church. She is survived by her husband; a son, Marvin Green, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Mrs.Victor Kamin, Detroit; a stepson, Fred Fountain, Berkley, Mich.; a brother, Herbert Alexander, London, Ont.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The remains are in the Robert F. Hartley funeral home where Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of St. Clair Methodist church, will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Services also will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Clinton, Ont. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mary "Sis" Fowler, 77, posted 17-FEB-2001.


Bud Fox
"St. Petersburg, Fla. - Bud Fox, 77, died Jan. 30, 2000. Survived by wife, Winifred. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2000 Marysville United Methodist Church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 18-JUN-2000, p 2B


Bud J. Fox, 79
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 20-FEB-2000, p 2B


Garner Fox
"Died in St. Clair, Mich., July 7, 1893 Mr. Garner Fox, in the 61st year of his age. Bro. Fox was born in Cambridgeshire, England, Sept. 26, 1832, and came to this country with his parents, and other members of their family in 1851 and settled in St. Clair. His father who was a faithful Christian and for years a local preacher in the Primitive Methodist church died four months after their removal. His mother a devout, godly woman was spared 21 years longer to dedicate her large family of five sons and five daughters to the keeping and service of the Lord and had the joy of having God's promises wonderfully verified in the salvation of her children. One daughter and three sons have followed their parents to the other shore. Four daughters, all members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and their families, are in St. Clair. One son is a member of Columbus, Michigan, and other son is in Wyoming. Bro. Garner Fox married Miss Louisa Coyle, who new survives him in the fall of 1859, and soon afterward was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church of which he continued a faithful member until death. For many years past he spent his summer seasons on the waters, Captain of one of the Lake vessels and was absent much of the time from the city. The other portions of the year were passed with his family at the home, and the opportunity thus given for attendance upon the church and its services was greatly enjoyed and improved. His regular attendance upon the means of grace social and public, his great integrity of life, his conscientious and upright walk before men testified to his Christian character and won the esteem of his acquaintances. A severe illness of more than five years ago left a disease from which Bro, Fox never fully recovered. The last six months of his life were marked by very great bodily suffering endured in wonderful submission, patience and hope, that if death came at any hour all was well. His peace was made with God and his trust in the provisions of divine mercy through Jesus Christ. His wife now sadly bereaved and two married daughters, one of whom lives in Detroit and the other in St. Clair, were devoted in their attention and care during the long continued illness of the husband and father. One son the remaining member of the family is in the west. A large number of relatives and immediate friends attended the solemn and impressive funeral services held in the Methodist church, on Sabbath afternoon, July 9th, and at the interment of the body in the City Cemetery." - J. M.

"Garner Fox, who died last Friday after 6 months continuous and severe illness at the age of 61, was born in Cambridgeshire, Eng. The deceased was well known as one of the oldest citizens of the place, having moved here with his parents some 40 years ago. There being 5 sons and 5 daughters in the family, he became related to many of the prominent people in the community. Mrs. Millikin, Mrs. Clingo and Mrs. Wasey are all his sisters. He was one of the earliest members of the Methodist church in the city, and when at home was always a faithful and regular attendant on its services. Besides a large number of near relatives, he leaves in his own immediate family a wife and two daughters, living in the city, one of them Mrs. Wm. Thomson, and a son in the west. His funeral services were held in the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Dr. McEldowney officiating. There was a large attendance, and the services were very impressive. A multitude of friends followed the remains of the good man to their last resting place in the City Cemetery."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Helen E. Fox
"Grayling - Helen E. Fox passed away October 26, 1999, in Grayling. A memorial service is being held at 1:30 p.m. today, June 4, 2000, at Casswell Cemetery, Kimball Township."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 04-JUN-2000


Jabez Fox
"DROWNED. We are pained to announce the death, by drowning, of our young friend, Jabez Fox, of this city, which occured on Monday, the 15th inst. He had been engaged as wheelsman on the tug Florence, plying on the St. Clair and Detroit rivers, for some weeks previous. At about half past 7 o'clock at night the Florence called in at a dock at Malden, Ont., and took on some wood. After the vessel cleared from the dock the Captain requested him to take in the fenders, and in doing this he lost his balance and fell overboard. The boat belonging to the Florence was promplty launched, but his cries suddenly ceased, and the boat being steered for a moment in a wrong direction, the rowers had the pain of seeing him sink within fifteen feet of the boat. It is supposed that he was attacked by cramp, induced by the coldness of the water, as he was an excellent swimmer, and under ordinary circumstances could have swam for hours. Mr. Fox was 23 years of age, was a young man of excellent character and exemplary demeanor, a constant attendant at the M. E. Church, and a member of the Young Men's Christian Association of this city. He had been married scarcely five months, and his sorrowing young widow and afflicted relatives have the sympathies of the community in their sad bereavement."
Source: St. Clair Republican, 23-NOV-1869, p 1


Mary R. Fox
"St. Clair, Feb. 23 - Mrs. Mary R. Fox, 47, wife of Hilmar J. Fox, former St. Clair resident, died Wednesday in her home, 8656 Minock avenue, Detroit, after a long illness. Mrs. Fox, the former Miss Mary Ruth Jerome, was born in St. Clair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Jerome. She attended Albion College where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority, and later accepted a teaching position in Detroit. She is survived by her husband; a son, Jerome Richard Fox, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome, all of Detroit. Remains are in the Skene funeral home, 10050 Joy road, Detroit, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday. urial will be in White Chapel Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Eleanor Fraley
"Columbus Township - Eleanor Fraley, 90, died Sunday, March 17, 1985. She was born Dec. 29, 1894, in Ruth, and lived in Columbus Township for 57 years. She married Edward J. Fraley May 12, 1914, in Detroit. He died Oct. 12, 1976. Mrs. Fraley was a parishioner of St. Phillips Catholic Church, Columbus Township. She is survived by 10 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Vermeesch, Imlay City, Mrs. Virginia Cremers and Mrs. Carol Ellery, both of Richmond, Mrs. Marcella Eagen, Smith Creek, Mrs. Shirley Winn, Sterling Heights, Mrs. Mary Hiedenrich and Mrs. Eleanor Sweeney, both of Port Huron, Mrs. Rosemary Werner, Memphis, Mrs. Barbara DeFrank, Armada, and Mrs. Donna Jean Latowski, Warren; five sons, Raymond and John, both of Memphis, Floyd, Smiths Creek, Henry, Richmond, and Clarence, California; 98 grandchildren; and 99 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Kammeraad Funeral Home, Memphis, and 11 a.m. in St. Phillip's Catholic Church, Columbus Township. The Rev. Thomas Fraser, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting is from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A rosary will be recited a 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to her church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Evelyn M. Fraley
"St. Clair - Evelyn M. Fraley, 92, of St. Clair died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001. She was born April 24, 1908, in New Haven to John and Anne Seifert. On June 30, 1928, she married Neil Fraley Sr. in New Baltimore. He preceded her in death April 19, 1980. Evelyn was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. She is sruvived by her children, Phyllis (James) Schweiger of St. Clair Shjores, Francis (Mary Ann) Fraley of Gaylord, Marguerite (Gerald) Mugridge of Burton, Kenneth (Joyce) Fraley of Goodells, Eugene (Christine) Fraley of St. Clair, Gauis (Loretta) Fraley of St. Clair, Melanie (Chaarles) Priehs of Kimball Township, Dennis (Joanne) Fraley of Marysville, Neil Fraley of Snellville, Ga., Richard (Mary Lou) Fraley of Port Huron, Alan Fraley of St. Clair, Cheryl (Jin) Russell of St. Clair, and Steven (June) Fraley of Marysville; daughter-in-law, Delores Fraley of St. Clair; 49 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sister, Mildred Nelson of Port Huron; and loving caregivers, Debbie, Grace, Christine, Heidi and Becki. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gerald, on Oct. 25, 1996; sister, Katherin Kleehammer; and brother, John Seifert. Services will be 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in the Young colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China Township, and 10 a.m. in St. Mary's CAtholic church. The Rev. Edward Ritter, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. Visiting hours are 6 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons. Jerry, Mike and Jim Fraley, Denny Schweiger, Eric Priehs and Chris Russell. Memorial may be directed to the St. Clair Little League."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 20-FEB-2001
Submitted by
Pat Love.


Gerald B. Fraley
"St. Clair - Gerald B. Fraley, 66, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Dolores. Visiting; 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Young Colonial Chapel Funeral home. Service arrangements are incomplete."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Neil A. Fraley
"St. Clair - Neil A. Fraley, 75, died Saturday, April 19, 1980, in River District Hospital after a short illness. He was born March 6, 1905, in Casco township. Mr. Fraley was a dry wall finisher for the Joseph Fraley Dry Wall co., Richmond, retiring in 1968 after 20 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. He married Evelyn M. Seifert June 30, 1928, in New Haven. Mr. Fraley is survived by his wife; 10 sons, Gerald, Eugene, Gauis, Allen and Steven, all of St. Clair; Francis, Charlevoix, Kenneth and Dennis, both of Marysville, Richard, Port Huron, and Neil Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters, Phyllis Schweiger, Detroit, Marqguerite Mugridge, Flint, Melanie Priehs, Marysvill, and Cheryl Russell, St. Clair; 42 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph and Clarence, both of Richmond. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the colonial funeral Home, St. Clair Highway Chapel, and at 10 a.m. in S. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Karl Hubble, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair Little League. Pallbearers will be Jerry, Mike, and dale Fraley, Dennis and Brian Schweiger, and Eric Priehs. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday in the funeral home. Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mrs. Aaron Francis
"Lapeer, Apr. 3 - Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Metamora church for Mrs. Aaron Francis, 49, of Metamora, who died Monday..."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 03-APR-1934


Jean Francis
"Port Huron - Jean Francis, 75, of Port Huron, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 in Port Huron Hospital following a long illness. She was born Aug. 11, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska. She married Howard R. Francis in 1953. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She operated an Adult Foster Care Home for 30 years. She is survived by her husband, Howard R. Francis of Port Huron; her son, Rudolph Karen of Angleton, Texas; her daughters, Becky (Karen) Froemming of Bonduel, Wisconsin and Debbie Gillies of Port Huron; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael in 1979. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Karrier-Simpson Funeral Home. The Rev. Timothy M. Eichberger, Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are by the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 25-JAN-1998


John G. Francis, 67, posted 28-JAN-2001.


Marsha Francis
"Drowned. - A girl five years of age, a daughter of Mr. Peter Francis, Marsha of Marine City, was accidently drowned by falling into a well in that village on Friday week."
Source: The St. Clair Republican, Tuesday, 30-MAR-1869


Edward A. Frank
"Marine City - Edward A. Frank, 77, died Saturday, July 8, 2000. Survived by children, Linda Gabbard, Karen Measel and James. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Marine City. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Bower-Rose Funeral Home and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 09-JUL-2000


Dianna Frantz
"Smiths Creek - Dianna Frantz, 51, died. Arrangements by Arthur Smith Funeral Home are incomplete."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 27-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Amelia Franz
"Mrs. Amelia Franz, of Adair, wife of Emil Franz, died August 11, in St. Clair Community Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 13, in the T. R. Bower funeral home. Rev. John Keller, pastor of Adair Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Born in Germany, Mrs. Franz came to the United States when a young girl. Mr. and Mrs. Franz were married April 8, 1882, in Detroit. Mrs. Franz is survived by her husband, two sons, Charles Franz, Detroit, and Henry Franz, St. Clair; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Liebetreu, Casco Township, and Mrs. Mabel Gerner, Detroit. Pallbearers were Norman Liebetreu, Richard Miller, Charles Franz, Jr., John Wiles, and Lloyd Tulk."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Elmira Fraser
June 20, 1907 - "The death of Mrs. Elmira Fraser, one of the oldest women of this section of the state, occurred on Thursday afternoon last, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Hatch, of Starrville, this county. A few weeks ago, Mrs. Fraser broke her hip, and owing to her advanced age-she was in her ninety-ninth year—the shock was too great for her to withstand. The funeral was held on Saturday forenoon last from her late home, Rev. A. E. Healey, of Port Huron, her former pastor, officiating. Burial took place in Starrville cemetery. Several St. Clair people attended the funeral. Mrs. Fraser was one of the few “real daughters" of the American Revolution in the country. That is to say, her father was an active participant in the Revolutionary War. Ot-si-ke-ta chapter of that organization always took considerable interest in the old lady and sent her flowers on many occasions, that her might know that she was remembered, even though unable to attend the meetings of the chapter. Her surviving children are Mrs. W. A. Tripp, of this city, Mrs. A. H. Hatch, of Starrville, and Albert Fraser, of Adair. Mrs. A. H. Hatch prepared the following interesting account of her mother’s life, which was read before the St. Clair County Pioneer Society at its meeting Tuesday in this city:

'Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of this Pioneer Society: Your president thinking it would be interesting at this meeting to have a short memorial of my mother, Mrs. Elmira Fraser, she has asked me to prepare a brief sketch, as she was one of the oldest residents of this county. She passed to her reward last week. Had she lived until November, she would have been 99 years old. I have had such a short time to prepare this that it is very imperfect but trust you will not criticize too severely. Elmira Sutlief was the youngest of seven children, her parents, Jannar Sutlief and Hephsilah Storey came from good old Puritan stock. The Storys, having come over from England the next summer after the pilgrims landed in Massachusetts. At the age of sixteen her father, Jannar Sutlief, went to the revolutionary war as a drummer but later his father being disabled in battle he took his place and served to the end of the terrible struggle. Some years after he married and settled in Norwich, Conn. As time passed by the western fever broke out and they decided to emigrate to the far west. What did that mean a hundred years ago? To them it meant the Mohawk Valley, in middle New York. But in those days it was a much longer journey than a trip to California or any other part of these United States or even Europe would be now. I have heard my grandmother tell how with her six children and few household goods they were two weeks on the journey, on wagons sometimes drawn by horses but oftener by oxen. Here they crossed the Hudson river on a scow paddled by four men, but finally reached their destination, Johnstown, Montgomery Co., N.Y. There their youngest child my mother, was born. The next moved to Jefferson county, near Sackett’s harbor, where her father again enlisted in the war of 1812, and though but four or five years old, she could distinctly remember her mother taking her to Sackett’s Harbor to see the soldiers march and recognizing her father among them. When she was 18 her father died after a lingering illness of consumption and left her with her widowed mother to meet life’s battles alone—the other children having all married and left home. Not being blessed with very much of the world’s goods, (few were in those days), they had to work hard, spinning and weaving and caring for the sick until she was 22, when she married Nathaniel Frasier. Together they made them a home in Clayton, Jefferson county, N.Y. My earliest recollection of life is of that old farm where the everlasting hills and rocks made such a pleasant picture. The cold, cold spring gushing from the rocky ledge on the hillside and flowing in a beautiful steam that never ran dry, the whole length of the farm. But the spirit of unrest prevails in human nature and in 1852 the farm was sold with the intentions of going west. But the gold fever of 1849 had not abated in that section and my father with two or three neighbors started for the Eldorado. It was a long and aedious journey in those days and I well remember my mother’s anxiety until the first letter came telling of his safe arrival. Now father was gone and mother must bear the burden alone and see to it that the savings of former years was not encroached upon for present support. That must be by judicious investment, strict economy and hard work. She increased the fund instead of diminishing it. On account of poor health, my father returned less than two years having failed to secure the fortune he so fondly anticipated. Then came the journey west. 52 years ago, you know, Michigan was away out west. In October, 1855, we arrived in New Port now Marine City, coming on a propeller from Clayton, through the Welland canal to Detroit, then taking the river boar, the old Ruby. Some of these old pioneers must remember her, she could go all the way from Detroit to Port Huron in one day and back the next. Soon after arriving they purchased a farm in Cottrelville township, then called Ira. We arrived at the farm one bleak November evening—a desolate looking place, all a flat swamp to us, who had always lived among the beautiful hills. How hard poor mother tried to cheer us up and look to the bright side herself so homesick she could hardly keep up. There again was a situation calling for hard work and good courage and she never failed to respond. It was 7 or 8 miles to town the way the road went then and a horrible road at that, so that it was often difficult to get there. The neighbors soon learned of her skill in nursing and caring for the sick and many was the midnight ride she took on horse back to assist some poor mother in caring for a sick child, or other member of the family. And all this time she was attending to her household affairs with the assistance of her daughters, spinning and weaving cloth, milking cows and making butter and the thousand and one things that fall to the lot of the farmer’s wife in a new country. But I never remember of her going to a “card party” or a full dress ball. Well time passed on, the farm of 160 acres was all paid for and preparations made to build a new house when in the spring of 1864 my father sickened and died. Her family, consisting of 1 son and two daughters were all married but she carried on the farm for many years, but sold out at last and lived with her daughters, sometimes keeping house by herself for a time as the fancy took her. She was a remarkably smart and active woman—long after she was 80 year old she could drive her own horse and hitch it up too if there was no one else handy to do it for her. Some years ago she heard of the forming of a society called the Daughters of American Revolution, and how every own daughter would be presented by the government with a gold spoon. Her ambition was at once aroused to become a member and secure the spoon, not so much for the money value as what it represented, the hardships her father endured to help secure the nation’s independence. Some five years ago she joined the chapter here in St. Clair and with their assistance obtained the spoon, which she prized very highly. She always took a lively interest in all that was going on in the world before her eyesight failed. Her health was always very good until three years ago she became quite feeble. On May 21st she had the misfortune to fall and fracture her hip but for that she would no doubt have lived a whole century, but it was not to be. She left us last Thursday, June 20th, 1907. She has gone to her reward and her works do follow her. Thus is closed the life of one devoted mother a useful member of the army of the west, she who lived before steam navigation was made a success, before telegraphy, railroads, trolley cars or automobiles were even thought of, when even matches and cook stoves were not in common use, and the house mother made with her own hands the ferments worn by the family, taking the wool from the sheep’s back, carding, spinning, weaving, pressing and making the clothes that kept her family warm.'"
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mrs. Lewis Fraser
"St. Clair, June 27 - The women's auxiliary to Port Huron chapter No. 12 DAV, will meet at 8 p.m. in the T. R. Bower funeral home, St. Clair, to pay respects to Mrs. Lewis Fraser, 66, of 304 Tenth street, St. Clair, who died Saturday, in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron. Mrs. Fraser was the mother of Mrs. Margaret A. Tingley, commander of the DAV auxiliary. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Paul H. Frazer, Sr.
"Port Huron - Paul H. Frazer Sr., age 65, of Port Huron died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in Port Huron Hospital following a long illness. He was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Marysville and was a lifelong area resident. He married Diane Davis on May 12, 1958. He was employed as an independent Truck Driver. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks. He is survived by his wife, Diane Frazer; sons, Fred James (Leslie) Frazer and Timothy Lee Frazer; his daughters, Kimberly Marie Lander and Paula Jean (Jed) Winters; his son, Paul Henry (Terry) Frazer Jr.; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Matthew, Jeffrey Michael, Stephanie "Punky", Isaiah: Julius and Justin James; his brothers Bob and Tom Frazer; and his sister: Donna Buczkowski. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. The Rev. C. Paul Higdon will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The Frazer Family would like to thank the staff at Port Huron Hospital and Dr. George Carley's office including: Special Nurse's Aide, Robin Spencer; Nurse Jim Hensel and Dr. George Carley."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 18-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Robert Frederick "Curly" Frazer
"Kimball township - Robert Frederick "Curly" Frazer, 61, died Tuesday, July 25, 1989, in his residence. He was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Port Huron and was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Frazer was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and served in the U. S. Army during world War II. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Ellen and Donn Rawlings and Sharon Lynn and Richard McConnell, all of Goodells; a daughter and her fiancee, Pamela Jean Frazer and William Dimon of Port Huron; a son and his fiancee, Steven Frederick Frazer and Kim Wood, also of Port Huron; five granddaughters; five grandsons; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Jean Frazer of Ruby; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Richard Farnsworth and Bonnie and John Palmer, all of Goodells; a sister, Carol Dingman, also of Goodells; several nieces and nephews and two aunts. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Arthur Smith Funeral Home-South Chapel, a Guardian Plan Chapel. The Rev. Stan Leichty, assistant pastor of Colonial Woods Missionary Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery. Visiting is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Richard McConnell, Donn Rawlings, William Dimon, Roger Gossman, Richard Hurst and William Hunter."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Dorothy E. Frazier
"Port Huron - Dorothy E. Frazier, 78, of Port Huron went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Thursday, July 13, 2000. She was born March 18, 1922, in Ironwood to the late Isaac and Olga Korpela. She married Shirley Jerome Frazier, July 4, 1942, in Waukeegan, Ill. He died May 21, 1971. She was a nurse's aide at Marwood Manor and retired in 1979 after 11 years of service. She was a volunteer for March of Dimes Mother's March and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. Mrs. Frazier was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and brothers. We will be looking forward to seeing her once again in Heaven with our Lord and Saviour. She is survived by five daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Cheryl) Schleif of Malwaukee, Wi., Gail DeFrain and Mr. and Mrs. John (Jackie) Holdburg, Diana Frazier and Alison "Sunny" Sharlow, all of Port Huron; a son, Mr. and Mrs. David Shirley (Jill) Frazier, of Port Huron; ten grandchildren, Alan Schleif, Mr. and Mrs. David (Sharon) DeFrain, Dana DeFrain, Matthew and Michelle Holdburg, Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Jenny) Frazier, Mr. and Mrs. Jody (Amy) Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (Mary) Pettinger, David Shirley Frazier II and Joel David Frazier; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Matthew Holdburg, David Lee DeFrain, Hannah Jillin Thayer and Alesia Lynn Frazier; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin (Maria) Korpela, Gerald Korpela and Mr. and Mrs. David (Barbara) Korpela. She was preceded in death by her best friend, Shirley Miller. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, in Colonial Woods Missionary Church, Port Huron. The Rev. Stanley W. Liechty will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Port Huron Township. Pallbearers will be David DeFrain, Chris Frazier, David Frazier II, Matthew Holdburg, Joel Frazier and Alan Schleif. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Thayer and Ryan Pettinger. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or the American Lung Association."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 16-JUL-2000


Richard B. Fredericks, 54, posted Monday, 01/08/2001.


Abel Marlowe French (1834-1922)
"Abel M. French, a well known resident of St. Clair county, died in his home in Glendale, California, April 3rd, aged 88 years. He is survived by two daughters and a son: Mrs. Lillian Mayer, of Glendale, Calif., Harry L. French and Mrs. Edward Atkins, this city. The remains will be held at the residence of Harry L. French, 927 Ontario Street, Saturday at 3:30 pm. Interment will be made in Kinney Cemetery in Clyde Township."
Source: Times Herald, 20-APR-1922
Submitted by
Berni Williams.


Sarah Hannah Popplewell French (1838-1890)
"Mrs French, wife of Abel M. French of Clyde, died at the hospital in Detroit on Friday, June 27. Mrs. French was afflicted with a tumor and went to Detroit with a view to being operated upon but was found to be to weak. She was 52 and has been a resident of Clyde and vicinity for 20 years. She leaves behind a husband and three grown children to mourn her loss. The body was brought from Detroit on Saturday and the funeral was held Sunday, the interment taking place at the Kinney Cemetery in Clyde. She was a devoted wife and mother and a kind neighbor. An immense concourse followed her remains to their resting place."
Source: ?
Submitted by
Berni Williams.


Mildred Friederichs
"Marine City - Mildred Friederichs, 89, of Marine City died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000. She was born May 6, 1911, in Chicago to the late Robert and Marie Beauchamp. She married Adam Friederichs on Jan. 15, 1930. He died Oct. 18, 1981. Mildred and her husband, Adam, owned and operated the former Friederichs Funeral Home in Marine City. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the D of I and Alter Society of Holy Cross Church. She is survived by her two sons, Andrew and Virginia Friederichs and Robert and Merian Friederichs; her grandchildren, Robert A. and Cally Friederichs, Lori and Jim Glombowski and Lawrence and Linda Goulette; her great-grandchildren, Jamie Marie, James, Eric, Adam, Scott and Beth; her brother, Robert Beauchamp; and her dear friend, Jo Foster. In addition to her husband, Adam, Mildred was preceded in death by her sisters, Marybelle Buckler and Janice May. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Catholic Church. The Rev. James Wysocki will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2 to 9 p.m. today in the L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home. A Rosary will be said at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Activities Center."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 13-AUG-2000


Dolores Friedland
"Port Hope - Dolores Friedland, 69, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. Survived by her husband, LeRoy. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach. Visiting: 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 07-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Maury Fritch
"Imlay City - Maury Fritch, 65, of Imlay City, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999. He was born Feb. 24. 1934 in Imlay City, the son of Grant and Zelma Schenck Fritch. He married Betty Vastrick on June 20, 1964 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Fritch worked in education for more than 40 years. retiring in 1994 from his position as assistant superintendent of the St. Clair County Interinediate School District. He enjoyed farming on the Fritch Centennial Farm in Imlay City his entire life. He was an elder and active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer. Maury's hobbies included photography, gardening, rock collecting and genealogy. He is survived by his wife, Betty Fritch of Imlay City; daughter, Heidi (John) Dodson of Novi; grandson, John Dodson III; sisters, Ardith (Robert) Frentheway of Kalamazoo, Donna (Everett) Burgess of Imlay City and Janice Fritch of Imlay City. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clinton and Kenneth Fritch; his sister Adena Olsen; and his parents. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Lapeer. The Rev. John Jeffrey and the Rev. Robert Fox will officiate. Burial will be in Imlay Township Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today in Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church PACT."
Source: Times Herald, 23-SEP & 24-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Charlie Fritz
"Charlie Fritz, 70, Adair, who died in Memorial hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Tuesday, was buried in Adair cemetery Sunday, after funeral services in the home and in Adair Methodist church. Rev. H. H. Cheney, pastor of Memphis Methodist church, preached the funeral service. Rev. A. B. Sutcliffe, Algonac, pastor of the Adair church, gave the prayer. Surviving are two brothers, John and William Fritz, St. Clair; one sister, Miss Mary Fritz, Adair; four adopted daughters Mrs. Mary Menke, LaPort, Katherine Elscholz and Mrs. Violet Morrison, St. Clair. Mr. Fritz was first assistant engineer on the S. S. Taurus when taken ill a short time ago. He was member of knights of the Maccabees, No. 790, I.O.O.F No. 371, and Adair Methodist church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


John A. Fritz
"St. Clair — John A. Fritz, 83, retired Diamond Crystal Salt company empolyee, died Tuesday in his home, 1003 Clinton avenue. Born March 1, 1873 in Columbus Township. His wife, Vina, died in Dec., 1950. Mr. Fritz is survived by a daughter, Allie M. Fritz, at home; a son, Charles M. Fritz, Detroit; a brother, William Fritz, and a sister, Mary Fritz, both of St. Clair. Remains are in the T. R. Bower Funeral home where services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday. Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Vina Fritz
"Mrs. Vina Fritz, 74, wife of John A. Fritz, died in her home, 1003 Clinton avenue May 25 after a long illness. She was born in Ontario, Canada, April 1, 1876 and had made her home in St. Clair the last 30 years. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Miss Allie Fritz, St. Clair; a son, Charles, St. Clair; two brothers, Alvin A. Sobreen, Port Huron, and Clayton Sobreen, Midland; two sister, Mrs. Porter Heaslip, Port Huron, and Mrs. George Bates, Detroit. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the T. R. Bower funeral home. burial was in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Beatrice Fry [front page headline]

Lover Slays Sweetheart

Police In Manhunt For Fugitive - Jealous Quarrel Preceded Brutal Killing Of Girl - Body Of Victim Lies Undiscovered Eight Hours After Death; Family Prostrated; Suspect At Large

"The body of Beatrice Fry, 17, of 141 Taylor street, was found in a crumpled heap on a bed at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert Fry, 2823 Stone street, Wednesday about 7:30 p.m. - the victim of a brutal crime.
The girl had first been strangled to death or at least into unconsciousness by the strong hands of her slayer and the cord of a bedroom lamp was then tightly tied and wound around her neck to make sure of her death.

The girl's fiancee, Alfred Loune, 22, whose correct name, according to his passort visa is Arthur M. Lone, was the last person with the girl in the Fry home on Stone street. He is now a fugitive from justice and the police departments of several cities are searching for him. Every move that Loune, as he was known here, has made since he left the home of Mrs. William Matthews, 1044 Water street, where he boarded, points to Loune as the brutal slayer. A warrant charging Loune with first degree murder was issued by Prosecuting Attorney Jesse P. Wolcott this noon.

It was not until about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night when Mrs. Robert Fry, accompanied by Miss Marie Fry, her sister-in-law, and a sister of the slain girl, returned to her home on Stone street that the brutal crime was discovered. Marie Fry was the first to enter the house. All was still. She saw a girl's slipper lying on the floor of the living room. She drew a sharp breath. It was her sister's shoe. On the floor of the dining room was another slipper. The girl's nerves became tense. Slowly she approached the bedroom and then shrieked. On the bed in a crumpled heap, with her left arm under her and with one limb haning over the edge of the bed, was the dead body of her sister Beatrice. Mrs. Fry, who was but a few feet behind Marie, became hysterical.

The discolored face, the marks of human hands on the throat, and the tightly wound lamp cord around the neck told the story of how an apparently happy girl, who but a few hours before had brought to the house with her a new coat and dress, had met her death. Loune the last person seen with the girl is missing.

Police headquarters were immediately notified and within a few minutes Police Chief John H. Mills, Coroner Albert A. Falk, Traffic Officer Holdburg, Lieut. Thomas Hastings and other officers were at the scene. So hysterical had Mrs. Fry and Marie become, that it was impossible to question them.

Man Hunt Starts

Chief Mills broadcast to every members of the force the following order: 'Get Loune. He's the slayer.' And the man hunt was on.

Offer Reward

Police Chief John H. Mills this afternoon stated that $100 reward is offered by the police department for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Loune. Large postcards bearing Loune's description together with his picture will be sent out today to the police department of many cities in the United States. The reward offer is on the card.

To make clear the circumstances in connection with the crime, it is necessary to go back about three years to the time when the slain girl and Loune became friends. Their acquaintanceship became love. They were to be married. Loune had told his friends that he intended to marry Beatrice and she had told her friends that she intended to marry Loune.

But there was a difference in religion and no wedding date was set. Loune was employed at the Port Huron Sulphite & Paper Co., plant and Miss Fry had been employed as a telephone operator for a few weeks.

Quarrel Over Dance

The young couple had their quarrels, as sweethearts do. But the most serious break occurred Monday night when Loune unjustly according to her sisters, accused Beatrice of attending a dance in Smith Creek Saturday night with a young man.
That Loune was very jealous of any attentions paid to Miss Fry by other young men is apparent. The quarrel was the forerunner of the brutal tragedy enacted in the Stone street home of Mrs. Robert Fry some time Wednesday.

Beatrice Fry spent Tuesday night at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert Fry, whose husband, a brother of the slain girl, sails the Great Lakes. It has been the custom of the Fry sisters to spend a night or two a week at their sister-in-law's home to keep her company. Before retiring Tuesday night Loune told his landlady, Mrs. William Matthews, to call him about 6 a.m. Whether Loune had in mind at that time the tragedy that was enacted a few hours later will not be known until he is captured and confesses, if he does.

After leaving his rooming house Loune went to 141 Taylor street, where Beatrice resided with her parents and sisters and brothers.

Loune inquired as to whether Beatrice was home. He was told by a sister, Elizabeth Fry, that Beatrice had spent the night with their sister-in-law on Stone street. Loune called a taxicab to take him to the Stone street address. Loune dismissed the cab and entered the Fry home through the rear door. Mrs. Fry stated that the rear screen door was hooked but Loune pulled it loose.

Greets Sweetheart in Rage

Loune, according to Mrs. Fry's statement, was in a rage when he entered the house. Both Mrs. Fry and Beatrice were in bed. Loune began to quarrel with the girl and both women arose and dressed. The quarrel was continued for several minutes but according to Mrs. Fry, Loune's rage began to subside.

He told Beatrice, Mrs. Fry said, to put on her hat and coat and they would go down town. They left the Fry house together about 8:20 a.m. That was the last time that Mrs. Fry saw Beatrice alive.

Police officers, and every, man was on the job, traced the couple's movements as follows:
After reaching the down town section Loune and the girl were seen standing in front of the United States Savings bank talking in a heated manner. Apparently the old quarrel had been renewed. Loune had previously withdrawn from the bank $59, the balance in his savings account.

Beatrice left Loune standing at Military and Water streets and crossed the street to the wearing apparel store of E. A. Hansen. The girl had a new coat and a new dress laid away for her last week. There was a balance of $10 due on the garments and this she paid Wednesday morning, taking the garments with her.

New Garments-Never Worn

It seems like the irony of fate that the new coat and dress of which the pretty girl was so proud should be found still unpacked behind the couch on which police officers believe she was strangled to death.

Just where and when Beatrice and Loune again met is not known. But they returned to the Fry home on Stone street before 10:30 a.m. because at that time Beatrice answered a telephone call from her mother who wanted to know when she was coming home. Beatrice's answer was understood to be 'soon'.

Shortly after Loune and Beatrice went down town, Mrs. Robert Fry left her Stone street home and went to the Fry family home on Taylor street with her little son, where she spent the day.

Loune Answers Phone

Another telephone call was sent from the Fry Taylor street home to the Fry home on Stone street about 11 a.m. This time Loune answered the phone and is understood to have said that Beatrice was there but would return home soon.

It is believed that at that moment Beatrice had been brutally slain. Polish Chief Mills fixes the time of the slaying as between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Apparently nobody in the neighborhood saw Loune leave the Fry home on Stone street and it is not known whether he left by the front door or rear door. The next seen of Loune is at 11:50 a.m. when he entered the Corry & Gleason taxicab office and asked to be driven to ??? Water street, his rooming house. He was gone but a minute or two, Edward Gleason, driver of the cab stated.

Police officers believe that Loune went to his rooming house to get a revolver. Beatrice had told her sisters that Loune had a revolver. Loune then instructed Gleason to drive to the Port Huron Sulphite & Paper Co., plant. Loune endeavored to draw the wages due him, but was told he would have to wait until pay day. Officers believe that Loune was at that time planning his getaway.

Takes Taxi to Interurban

Re-entering Gleason's taxicab he instructed the driver to take him down town and later changed his instruction to 'drive me to the limited car on Broad street.' Loune paid Gleason the cab fare and Gleason saw him board the interurban car and take a seat in the smoking compartment.

That was the last seen of Loune to date. Police officers have learned that Loune gave William Reed, conductor of the interurban car, two $1 bills in payment for his fare to Detroit. Reed and William Crandall, motorman took the interurban car as far as Marine City. Neither Reed nor Crandall could identify Loune from his picture as being one of their passengers.

In the meantime the pall of death in all its ugly lonesomeness hung over the Fry home on Stone street. Neighbors did not believe anyone was home, having seen the couple leave the house in the morning and a short time later having seen Mrs. Fry and her son take their departure.

And so the body of Beatrice, victim of a cowardly strangler, lay a crumpled heap on a bed from about 11 a.m. until her sister, Marie, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert Fry came to the latter's home about 7:30 p.m. and discovered the tragedy.

Reconstruct Tragedy

Police officers in reconstructing the tragedy to which there were no eye witnesses save the slayer, believe that Loune and the girl resumed their quarrel upon returning to the Fry home on Stone street and in a moment of rage the slayer seized the girl who was seated on a couch by the throat and slowly strangled her to death. To make sure that his victim would not revive, the slayer wound and tied the cord of the bedroom lamp around the girl's neck. The lamp was still attached to the cord and rested beneath her chin.

The slayer is then believed to have dragged the girl's body from the couch to the bedroom and tossed it on the bed. The condition of the bed covers and the position in which the body was lying indicates that there was no struggle on the bed. The fact that one of the girl's shoes was found in the living room and the other in the dining room, together with faint marks on the carpet indicates that the girl's body was dragged from the living room to the bedroom.

Girl's Body Examined

An examination of the girl's body disclosed four deep circular marks around her neck made by the bedroom lamp cord. There are also the deep imprint of human fingers on her throat. The slayer had used both hands, physicians believed.

A postmortem examination made late Wednesday night at Falk's funeral home by Drs. T. H. Cooper and D. W. Patterson, at which Dr. M. E. Boyce was also present, showed that she was in a delicate condition. Her vital organs were removed and were forwarded to Dr. A. S. Warthin at the U. of M. hospital at Ann Arbor to be analyzed for traces of poison or potent medicines.

As soon as the news of the tragedy spread, several hundred people gathered in front of the Fry home on Stone street. It was a hushed crowd. The brutal features of the slaying appeared to have stunned all. That such a crime could have been enacted here did not seem possible, so they thought. But it was all too true.

At the Fry home on Taylor street where Beatrice loved with her brothers and sisters, hysterical scences were being enacted. It was impossible for police officers and reporters to get a connected story of the details prior of the tragedy from either Mrs. Robert Fry or Marie Fry, who were the first to discover the tragedy, so hysterical had they become. Mrs. Fry, mother of the dead girl, had collapsed.

Sister Tells Story

Miss Elizabeth Fry, sister of the slain girl, gave to a Times-Herald reporter and Traffic Officer George Holdburg a complete story of the incidents in connection with the courtship of Loune and her sister up to the time of the slaying. She said: 'Alfred Loune had been keeping company with my sister for the past three years. He was like a member of our family. We liked him and made him feel as though our home was his home. That he should do such a cowardly, brutal thing as he has done is hard to believe.

'He and Beatrice had quarreled during the past few days. He had unjustly accused her of attending a dance at Smiths Creek with a young man Saturday night. That was an absolute lie. He was at our home Monday night and they had a quarrel over it. I believe that Loune was very jealous of Beatrice.

'He came to our house about 7:30 o'clock this morning (Wednesday). I did not notice anything unusual in his appearance although I can now see it looked to me as though that he was still angered at Beatrice. He asked me where she was and I told him that she had spent the night at the home of my sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert Fry on Stone street. He remarked that he would go up and see her. He called a taxicab and that was the last I saw of him. I only hope they catch him and -'

That was as far as the overtaxed nerves of the girl would go. She swooned.

Both Prosecuting Attorney Jesse P. Wolcott and Assistant Prosecutor L. O. Telfer were busy for several hours Wednesday night taking statements and making investigation in connection with the crime.

Loune Here Four Years

Loune came to this city from London, Ont., about four years ago. He was employed at the terminal sheds on Military street unloading freight from steamers for some time. For 18 months he had been employed by the Port Huron Sulphite & Paper Co. About six months ago while at work in the bleaching department he lost the middle finger on his right hand in an accident and had applied for compensation.

After he had recovered from his injury he was placed at work in the paper department and worked steadily up to Wednesday when he went to the plant to draw what wages were due him. He was not paid off.

Police Chief John H. Mills communicated with London, Ont., police Wednesday night and today and learned that Loune's parents live on Emery street, Manor Park, a suburb of London.

London police officers talked with Loune's father and the latter stated that he had not seen his son in some time and had not received a letter from him in several months. The Canadian officers do not believe that Loune in his flight went to London. The elder Loune said that he had not heard that his son is wanted for the murder of his fiancee.

Mother Sends Love to Girl

Among Loune's effects which were taken from his rooming house to police headquarters was a letter from his mother dated April 6, 1929. In her letter she asks her son to write to her and inquires if 'B and you are married yet.' 'B' is presumed to mean Beatrice Fry and in the letter Loune's mother requests that her son give the girl her love.

She also cautions him not to spend the compensation money that he expected to receive as the result of his injury at the paper plant. She advised him to put the money in a savings account.

Miss Fry, the slain girl, leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fry and the following brothers and sisters: Katherine, Robert, Elizabeth, Margaret, Marie, Patricia and Patrick Fry. The tragic death of the girl is the first break in the family chain. Miss Fry was popular with her associates and had a pleasing personality. Her friends knew that she was engaged to marry Loune, although no definite marriage date had been set.

Funeral services for Miss Fry will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from St. Joseph's church."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 13-JUN-1929


Jacqui D. Futter-Stephens
"Brown City - Jacqui D. Futter-Stephens, 48, of Brown City and formerly of Norfolk, Va., died Oct. 10, 1999 in Maple Valley Township. She was born Dec. 18, 1950 in Newark, N.Y. to Jack and Mary Fuller. She was a mother. She worked as a waitress and was an aspiring artist who enjoyed oil painting. She is survived by five children, Fredrick (Sharon) Futter and Todd Futter, both of Brown City, Eric Futter of Georgia and Jaceson Stephens and Summer Stephens, both of Brown City; and in-laws who gave her care, Jim and Kay Stephens of Brown City. She was preceded in death by her parents. A visitation will be in Carman Funeral Home from 3 to 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Marlette United Hospice."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 12-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg