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Newspapers are from Port Huron, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

Jackson - Lorraine T., Mabel Isabel (Bowman)

Jacobs - Harlie H., Hazel C., Herbert E.

Jadel - Miriam E.

Jaeger - George L.

Jakubiak - Mary D.

Jamieson - Ella M.

Jamison - Eugene, Kimberly K.

Janiak - Myrtle Mildred (Plauman)

Jaques - baby boy

Jaronoski - Walter J.

Jarosz - Mary (Tworek)

Jarvis - Donna L. (Davis)

Jenkins - John William "Billy"

Jenkinson - Mrs. William

Jenks - Hon. Bela Whipple, Hon. Robert Henry

Jennings - Treeby W.

Jepson - M.

Jerome - Charles W., Hester A. (Beckwith), Lulu H. (Trumble), Mary Theresa (Lawrence)

Jezierski - Walter R.

Job - Vera S. (Woodard)

Johnson - Betsy J., Clyde J., Mrs. Joseph (Avery), Joseph Q., Joseph R., Vera

Johnston - Truman R.

Jolliffe - Margaret A., Wesley S.

Jonas - Leona T. Munro (McHenry)

Jones - Anetta, Charles Elmer, Christopher "Jack", Donna Marie (Clyne), Frank U., Greyson J., Harry L., Capt. J. R., J. T., John, Judith S. Belyea, Merrill S., Mildred Rose, R. D., Russell E., S. V., William J.

Jordan - Vernetta I.

Jowett - Elizabeth M. "Betty" (McLeod)

Justa - Della Marie, Phyllis (Emig), S. Don, Stanley Anthony

Justin - Barbara (McCracken), Milford


Lorraine T. Jackson
"Jeddo - Lorraine T. Jackson, 60, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Survived by a daughter, Marie Rusk. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. Visiting: 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday."
- Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 04-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mabel Isabel (Bowman) Jackson
"Albany, Ore. - Mabel Isabel Bowman Jackson, 90, of Albany, Oregon, formerly of Port Huron, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in Albany. She was born June 14, 1909, in Port Huron to the late Jonathan and Laura (Lane) Bowman. She married Edward D. Jackson Dec. 27, 1946, in Atlanta, Ga. He died in 1990. Mrs. Jackson grew up on a dairy farm in St. Clair County, graduated from Port Huron High School in 1928 and Port Huron Junior College in 1930, with a teaching degree. In 1930 she taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in the Port Huron area. From 1944-46, she attended Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) and obtained her Bachelor's Degree so she could continue teaching. She worked as a nanny while she went back to school to support. herself., She taught school for a short time in Garden City and then in 1948, moved to Pontiac and taught school there until she retired in 1967. They moved to Eugene, Oregon, in 1967 and then to Albany, Oregon, in 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson enjoyed gardening and traveling together until Edward passed away in 1990. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Whitespires Berean Fundamental Church in Albany. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, gardening, music and writing letters. She is survived by a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Tim (Phyllis) Franklin of Albany. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Lakeside Cemetery Chapel, Port Huron. The Rev. Daniel S. Bakay of First Baptist Church of Port Huron will officiate. Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 04-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Harlie H. Jacobs, 35
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 13-FEB-2000, p 3B


Hazel C. Jacobs
"Clay Twp. - Hazel C. Jacobs, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999. Survived by husband, Francis. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Algonac. Visiting: 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Gilbert Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 25-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Herbert E. Jacobs
"Port Huron - Herbert E. Jacobs, 70, of Port Huron has completed his walk with life. He died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Mercy Hospital. He was born April 22, 1930, in Port Huron, the son of the late David and Annie Jacobs, and was a lifelong resident. He married Bessie Churchill on July 3, 1956, in Angola, Ind. He was a longtime employee of Star Oil. He served in the U.S. Army as a military police sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church; a member of the Chippewas of Sarnia, First Nation; and a member of Charles Schoor VFW Post #796. He was an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife, Bessie of Port Huron; his daughter and son-in-law, Anna J. and George Garrett of Port Huron; his sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert George and Gerri Jacobs of Port Huron and Joseph H. and Sally Jacobs of Port Huron; nine grandchildren, Bethany and Jacob Garrett, Nicole and Kaitilyn Hawkins, Tara Jacobs, Tiffany, Lacey, Stacey and Hayley Jo Jacobs; his sister, Helen Schmidt of Sarnia; his brother, Ernest A. Jacobs of Port Huron; his sister, Betty Dobrowolski of Sarnia; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Loran and Betty Jacobs of Port Huron and Joseph G. and Marie Jacobs of Oxford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald D. Jacobs and Harlie L. Jacobs, and a sister, Loretta A. Brittian. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th St. The Rev. T. Kenneth Norcross, interim pastor of Assembly of God Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be Ernest R. Jacobs, Richard Garrett, Jon Fredendall, James Churchill, Brian Brittian and Rick Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Bright, Clifford Churchill, Joseph O. Greaux and Roy Bennett. St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council will conduct military honors. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 13-AUG-2000


Miriam E. Jadel
"Wilmette, III. - Miriam E. Jadel, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999. Survived by husband, John. Graveside services: 4 p.m. Sunday, Croswell Cemetery. Arrangments: Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 23-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


George L. Jaeger
"Sandusky - George L. Jaeger, 81, of Sandusky died Friday, May 12, 2000, in McKenzie Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Bloomfield, N.J. He married Jacqueline McNulty on March 22, 1969, in Port Huron. Mr. Jaeger retired as a District Sales Manager from Westinghouse Corporation after 37 years of service and was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army 9th Infantry Division. He was a member of the American Legion in Peck, V.F.W. in Brown City, Woodland Hills Golf Club and Liberty Lanes Bowling. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Arden Green of Lansing; a son, Gary Jaeger of Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Genevieve St. Onge of Port Huron, Marie Harden of Yale and Arlene McNulty of Venice, Fla.; many nieces and nephews, including Robert and David Newman of New Jersey. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date at Westpark Motor Inn in Sandusky. Memorials may be made to Sanilac County Humane Society, P.O. Box 307, Lexington 48450. Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, 14-MAY-2000


Mrs. Mary D. Jakubiak
"Smiths Creek - Mary D. Jakuiak, 67, died Sunday, March 9, 1986. She was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Detroit, and was a lifelong area resident. She married Anthony J. Jakubiak Sr. Sept. 25, 1937, in St. Philip's Catholic Church, Columbus Township. Mrs. Jakubiak was a member of St. Philip's parish, Z.N.P. and Polish National Alliance. She was a 40 year member of Persl Mothers Club. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Anthony (Phyllis) Sulkowski and Mrs. Clifford (Sue) Krimmel, both of Richmond; five sons, Leonard, Memphis, and John, Thomas, Daniel and Anthony Jr., all of Smiths Creek; and eight grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Kammeraad Funeral Home, Memphis, and 11 a.m. in St. Philip's Church. The Rev. Thomas Fraser, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair County Visiting Nurse Association."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Ella M. Jamieson
"Mrs. Joseph Jamieson - Algonac - Mrs. Ella M. Jamieson, 84, former Algonac resident, died Thursday in Michigan Masonic Home at Alma. Mrs. Jamieson was born Aug. 30, 1883 in Clay township. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Richard Endleman, Algonac, and two brothers, Roy Ainsworth, Venice, Calif., and G. Burton Ainsworth, Carpinteria, Calif...."
 - Source: Times Herald, 29-DEC-1967, p 11A


Eugene Jamison
"St. Clair - Eugene Jamison, age 71, of St. Clair died Friday, May 5, 2000. He was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Capac. He married Hazel Foster on June 29, 1950, in Capac. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Hazel; children, Eugene (Patricia) Jamison of Cass City, Charles (Vicky) Jamison of Redding, Calif., George (Debbie) Jamison, John (Karen) Jamison and Rebecca Jamison, all of St. Clair, and Catherine (William) Blackbird of Chesterfield Township; eight granddaughters; two grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; his mother, Fern Plauman of East China Township; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael, and brothers, Roy and Harry. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2000, at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair. The Rev. Walter Malkewitz will officiate. Interment will be in Lynn Cemetery, Lynn Township. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 07-MAY-2000


Kimberly K. Jamison, 37
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 30-JAN-2000, p 2B


Myrtle Mildred Janiak
"Capac - Myrtle Mildred Janiak, 87, of Capac, a resident of this area for many years, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, Port Huron. She was born Sept. 15, 1912, in Capac, the daughter of Fred and Augusta Stoldt Plauman. Myrtle and William Janiak were married in 1933 in Capac. His death occurred April 12, 1972. She is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Capac, and its Woman of E.L.C.A. group. She enjoyed quilting with the women at the church. She also was active in the Child Study and Woman Progressive Clubs of Capac years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Janiak of Clinton Township and Marilyn and Donald Westerby of Troy; grandchildren, Catherine and Kristine, and great granddaughter, Amanda. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral services in appreciation for the life, family and friends of Myrtle will be shared at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Capac. Committal services will be at the Lutheran Cemetery, Capac. The Rev. Elizabeth Polanzke, pastor, will officiate. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Kaatz Funeral Directors, Capac. Memorials are suggested to Action L.S.S.M. and St. John's Lutheran Church."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 13-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Baby Boy Jaques
"Anchorville - Mr and Mrs Ellis Jaques' baby boy died Friday and was buried Sunday."
- Source: Weekly Times, 28-MAY-1896
Submitted by
Patricia Forte.


Walter J. Jaronoski
"St. Clair - Walter J. Jaronoski, 60, of 5821 St. Clair Highway, a former Smiths Creek and China Township businessman, died Sunday in River District Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Jaronoski was born Aug. 31, 1914, in Detroit. He and Stella Karpowiez, Detroit, were married Sept. 21, 1939. The couple owned and operated a store in Smiths Creek for about three years. The moved from Smiths Creek to China Township 14 years ago, and owned and operated Wally's Grocery, St. Clair Highway, for 14 years, retiring Oct. 30. Mr. Jaronoski is survived by his wife; two sons, Richard W. Jaronoski, Marine City, and Robert H. Jaronoski, St. Clair;' a daughter, Mrs. Rosalie Ann Schweihofer, St. Clair; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Cassie Piontasik, Warren, and Mrs. Josephine Jaworski, Marysville. The remains will be in St. Clair Highway Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair, after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. Karl D. Hubble, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mary Jarosz
"Croswell - Mary Jarosz, age 83, a resident of Croswell, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999. Mary was born on Sept. 8, 1916 in Detroit, the daughter of the late Peter and Katy Soliska Tworek. She married Ted F. Jarosz on June 14, 1941 in Croswell. He passed away Sept. 13, 1971. Mary was a long-standing member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Croswell where she was also a member of the Altar Society. Mary retired from Paramount Industries in Croswell where she had worked for a number of years. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ted and April Jarosz of Croswell; a grandson, Mitchell Jarosz and a great grandson, William Jarosz, both of Croswell; her dearest lifelong friend, Lottie Kujawa of Croswell; two brothers, Steven Tworek of Deckerville and Joe Tworek of Interlochen; several nieces and nephews; and a godson, Gregory Junga of Croswell. She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Tworek. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. Rosary devotions will be at 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Croswell. The Rev. Donald Dueweke, of St. Patrick's church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery in Croswell. Memorials may be made to the church."
- Source: Times Herald, Friday, 24-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Donna L. Jarvis
"Phoenix - Mrs. Donna Louise Jarvis, 73, of Phoenix, formerly of Port Huron, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Phoenix. She was born July 4, 1926, in Port Huron to the late William and Clara (Harborn) Davis and has been a resident of Phoenix for 28 1/2 years. She married Edwin G. Jarvis on Aug. 1, 1944, while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Ca. She graduated from Port Huron High School in 1944. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey (Sharon) Jarvis; granddaughter, Crystal (Robert) Greene; grandson, Jared Jarvis, all of Phoenix; two sisters, Phyllis (Reginald) Smith of Phoenix and Sally (Howard) Turner of Jeddo; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert (Edith) Jarvis of Marysville; sister-in-laws, Helen (Lowell) Keeslar and Mabel (Ed) Smith of Port Huron; 22 nieces and nephews; 30 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin G. Jarvis; and brother-in-laws, Howard E. Turner, Lowell Keeslar and Ed Smith. Services were held April 20, 2000, at The Chapel of the Chimes, Phoenix. Burial was in Resthaven Park Cemetery."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 23-APR-2000


John William "Billy" Jenkins
"Smiths Creek - John William "Billy" Jenkins, 74, of Smiths Creek, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, of lung cancer. He was born March 11, 1925, in Artemus Ky., the son of the late Jesse and Emma Bargo Jenkins. He was a surgical technician in World War II. He served in Northern France, Rhineland and service stars; an American theater ribbon; a good conduct medal; a victory medal and a World War II Purple Heart; GO 182 HQ 104th Div. Oct. 1945 and an Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a member of the VFW Post 8655. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Ann Jenkins (Kruckel); R, daughters, Geri Mays, Teresa Hoops, Vicki Hart, Debbie Zavala and Sheba Harm son, William A. Jenkins; 10 grandchildren; five sisters, Burt, Ruby, Geneva Mary and Dorothy; and four brothers, D.B., Justice, Jesse R. and Lowell. He was preceded in death by a brother, Matt L. Jenkins; a sister, Nancy Ledger; and two sons, John William Jenkins Jr. and James Dean Jenkins. Memorial services will be in Smiths Creek at a later date. Funeral services will be in the Hopper Funeral Home in Barbourville, Kentucky, (606) 546-4141. Local arrangements are by the Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 02-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mrs. William Jenkinson
"Is Laid to Rest - Funeral of Late Mrs. Wm. Jenkinson Is Largely Attended - The funeral of the late Mrs. William Jenkinson was largely attended this afternoon from her late home on Military street. The services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Campbell, of the First Congregational church, and Rev. H. N. Dascomb, of Cleveland, former pastor of this church, of which Mrs. Jenkinson was a member for many years. The active pall bearers were G. W. Edwards, of Detroit; F. E. Beard, William Soutar, A. R. Ballentine, A. D. Bennett and H. G. Barnum. The honorary pall bearers were L. A. Sherman, William T. Mitchell, J. A. Davidson, LeRoy Stevens and C. B. Stockwell. The services were very impressive and many tender tributes were paid to the memory of the dead. The remains of Mrs. Jenkinson were laid to rest by the side of her husband in Lakeside cemetery."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 28-JAN-1911


Hon. Bela Whipple Jenks
"The Republican has the sad duty of announcing to its readers the death of Hon. Bela Whipple Jenks, one of St. Clair's best known and most loved citizens, which occurred last Saturday morning. For a number of months it has been known that Mr. Jenks was bravely fighting a diabetic disease which was relentlessly sapping his life away. His friends hoped he would continue for some time to be with them in the enjoyment of the retrospect of a long life well spent, and in the respect of all of his fellow townsmen. But as summer waned into autumn it became apparent to those around him that he was steadily failing, although everything was being done that the best medical skill and tender nursing could do, and on Saturday morning the end came. Throughout this part of Michigan Mr. Jenks has always been held in the highest esteem for his many admirable qualities, and he is well known over the entire state because of his part in the shaping of the educational policy of Michigan while he was a member of the state board of education. He was appointed a member of this body by Gov. David Jerome in 1881, and was elected to membership on the board in 1882 for a term of six years. In the fall of 1869 he was elected state senator and re-elected in 1871. Bela Whipple Jenks was born in Crown Point, Essex Co., N.Y., June 6, 1824. He sprang from colonial stock, having descended from Joseph Jenks, who came to America in 1642, made the dies for the first coinage of American money, the Pine Tree shilling, and formed the first scythe ever used in this country. Jeremiah Jenks, a revolutionary ancestor, aided in the second capture of Fort Ticonderoga June 9, 1777. Mr. Jenks leaves a considerable family who enjoy the high regard felt for its head. He was married to Miss Sarah Carleton, of Granville, N.Y., November 3, 1853. Previous to this time he had moved to St. Clair. He came here in 1848 and for three years had conducted a select school. Mrs. Jenks and seven children, Charles C., of Detroit, William L., Frank D. and Mrs. J. O. West, of Port Huron; Mrs. H. W. Jones, of Houghton; Russ S., of this city, and George S., of Pittsburgh, Pa., survive the deceased. Mr. Jenks was a member of the Masonic order and although not an active member of late years, yet he loved the order and all that pertained to it. The deceased was a republican who was never known to waver in fidelity, but the members of opposing parties always yielded him the utmost respect, and his party was always proud to name him as one of a distinguished men. Yet he was in no sense a politician and cared nothing about holding office, but it was not strange to find in a man of his broad caliber an intimate knowledge of matters pertaining to the affairs of government, city, state, and national, and this interest was ever that of large-minded, liberal-hearted citizen, desirous of the well-being of the community in which he resided and the country where he was born."

"The funeral was held from the Congregational church Monday afternoon. Business was in general suspended and all united in paying a last tribute to one whose life, character and attainments made him an example of the highest type of American citizenship. As Mr. Jenks was the first director of the union school here, the schools were dismissed upon the afternoon of the funeral, and the pupils manifested the high regard in which they held St. Clair's foremost patron of education. At the church, after appropriate music and brief remarks by Rev. Rolph duff, the Masonic Order took charge of the services and performed the solemn and impressive rites of that body. A large concourse of people in carriages followed the body to the city cemetery, where, amid the falling leaves of the dying year, all that was mortal of a good man was laid to rest." - Resolutions of Respect. - Resolved, That in the death of Hon. B. W. Jenks, St. Clair not only loses a citizen who has, during his entire residence here, that the best interests of the city at heart, but in particular, one who has been especially identified with and a zealous promoter of the cause of education. Commencing his career here as a teacher in our schools and by his marked success in this calling proving that he had excellent mental qualifications, it was simply an appropriate recognition of his ability that he was chosen as school officer as soon as he exchanged his position at the teacher's desk for that of a St. Clair merchant. From that time he served almost continuously as a member- generally an officer-of the Board of Education, under the graded system which now prevails until a few years ago when failing health led him to relinquish the cares and burdens of public life. Those who have been members of the Board know that Mr. Jenks was not only always deeply interested in school matters but that his long experience, his mature judgment and his innate spirit of fairness enabled him largely to give direction to subjects which came up for deliberation. Especially was he always in favor of changes in the direction of a higher and broader education. To him, therefore, our schools are largely indebted for the standard to which they have attained. In view of these facts it is fitting that in behalf of the Board of Education with which he was so honorably connected, we should express our appreciation of the inestimable services which he has rendered to the cause of education in this community and cause to be spread upon our records this inadequate tribute to his memory, sending a copy to the wife of the deceased and also having a copy published in the St. Clair Republican. - Chas. W. Thomson, President, Franklin Moore, Secretary, St. Clair Board of Education."
- Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Hon. Robert Henry Jenks
"The announcement of the death of Honorable Robert Henry Jenks, which occurred Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 o'clock, brought a sense of personal loss to the people of St. Clair. They felt that from them had been taken a man whose aims were noble, whose influence was wholesome, whose whole life, public and private, was worthy of emulation. Since the death of his brother, Hon. Bela W. Jenks, there had been a gradual breaking down of Mr. Jenks' health. The community, therefore, while not unexpecting the coming of the end was far from prepared for the taking away of one who had been closely connected with every movement for the welfare of the city. Robert H. Jenks was born at Crown Point, Essex county, N. Y., April 28, 1827. He was the son of Jeramiah W. Jenks, a native of Newport, New Hampshire. A relic of Puritan stock, Mr. Jenks inherited the unflinching courage, the tenacity of purpose and indomitable will of his ancestors; but withal he was fair-minded and at all times just. Mr. Jenks came to Michigan in 1849, landing at Clarke's dock, St. Clair, November 4th of that year. The first person he saw her was Mary S. Clarke, who has made him so excellent and devoted a help meet. Miss Clarke was standing on her father's dock when the landing was made. Fr five months Mr. Jenks taught school here and then engaged as clerk for H. Whiting. In the fall of 1850 he went to Lexington where he taught school for two years and clerked for J. L. Woods one year. In 1853, Mr. Jenks returned to St. Clair and formed a partnership with Dr. Dickie in the drug business, which lasted two years. He then engaged in the mercantile business until 1867. In 1863 Mr. Jenks was appointed St. Clair's post-master by President Lincoln and continued in office 14 years. He was president and treasurer of the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Macomb and St. Clair counties and held the presidency of the Michigan State Insurance Company for some years after its organization in 1876. In 1886 Mr. Jenks became cashier of the Commercial and Savings Bank and added solidity to this excellent banking institution of St. Clair of which he has been president since December 1894. He joined the Masonic fraternity in 1852 and held nearly every office in the order from the Blue Lodge up to the Commandery. For four years Mr. Jenks was mayor of this city and made a conservative, level-headed official. The marriage of Mr. Jenks and Mary S. Clarke was solemnized April 13, 1854, and now to these companions of 38 years has come a grievous separation for a time, Mrs. Jenks being sustained by the devotion of six children, Mrs. Emma C. Crampton, of this city, Lucy A. Rees, of Houghton, Helen C. Cleary, of Ypsilanti, and John H., Ben L, and Owen T. Jenks of Cleveland. The funeral was held from the house yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Rolph duff officiating. Port Huron Commandery No. 7 and the Masonic orders here attended in a body. W. L. and F. D. Jenks, of Port Huron, Bela W. and Robert M. Jenks, of Sand Beach, c. C. Jenks, of Detroit, J. M. Jenks, of Chicago, Robert H. Jenks, of Cleveland, and Russ S. Jenks, of this city, nephews, were the pall bearers. Thus close the labors of a earnest, honest man, a valued citizen of well rounded character, intellectual, patriotic, quick of conception, faithful in duty, in sympathetic touch with the public weal and a noble exemplar in all the relations of life."
- Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Treeby W. Jennings
"In the death of Treeby W. Jennings, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Jennings, our city loses one of its brightest and most promising young man-and one who was much loved. He died on Sunday after an illness of several weeks' duration. He was just nineteen years of age at the time of his death, having been born at Stanton, Mich., in March, 1879. In 1892 he came with his parents to this city, and since that time had resided amongst us. He graduated from the High School in June last, and is the first of his class to be called home. He had recently completed a course in optics at the Detroit Optical Institute, preparatory to taking charge of that branch of his father's business. He was a member of the congregational church. Treeby will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends among whom he was very popular. Full of life and spirits and overflowing with boyish mischief, where he was there was sure to be a stir; but anything low or mean was entirely foreign to his nature. The afflicted parents have the sympathy of the whole community in their sore bereavement. the funeral services were held at the Congregational church on Wednesday afternoon, and were largely attended."
- Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


M. Jepson
"M. Jepson, a young man aged 21 years, sailor on the F. W. Fletcher, was taken sick with malarial fever at Alpena and died at his home in this city Tuesday noon. He was a hard working industrious young man and his relatives have the sympathy of a large number of friends."
- Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Charles W. Jerome
"of 196 1/2 Avalon, Highland Park, died April 22nd. Remains are in the Memorial Chapel Funeral home, St. Clair, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Hester A. (Beckwith) Jerome
"Mrs. Hester A. Jerome, 71, died at her home on Thornapple street early Wednesday, after several months of illness. Mrs. Jerome, born January 3, 1878, was the daughter of pioneer parents Benjamin F. and Adelaide Stowell Beckwith, who made their home on a farm west of St. Clair, in St. Clair township. She attended district School, and was graduated from the
St. Clair High school in the class of 1895. Mrs. Jerome taught school for several years before her marriage to Willis R. Jerome, also of pioneer stock, on January 22, 1902. She was identified with many church and civic projects and her fine character made it's impression on every one with whom she came in contact. Mrs. Jerome was for forty years an active member of the First Congregational church. She had served as deaconess and was a past president of the Womens Association, and of the Plymouth circle of the church. She was for many years superintendent of the Primary Department of the Sunday School, and later taught the Adult Bible Class. On March 27th, the congregation voted to make her a deaconess-emeritus of the church, an honor which pleased her in her last weeks of illness. She was a member of the Ladies History Class, being the oldest member in point of years of service in the class; a member of Cornell chapter no. 93, Order of the Eastern Star, and for many years its chaplain. She was former regent of the Otskieta chapter of St. Clair of the Daughters of the American Revolution and at the time of her death, a member of Ottawawa chapter of Port Huron of the same organization. Mrs. Jerome is survived by her husband, captain Jerome; two sons Reed B. Jerome, Buffalo, N.Y. and Eldon K. Jerome, Auburn, Ala; a sister, Mrs. William Rinn, Lapeer; a brother, George Beckwith, St. Clair; a niece Miss Adelaid Yelton, Port Huron, four nephews Simon Wiegand, Port; Benjamin Weigand, Detroit, Sherwood Rinn and Ralph M. McCartney, Lapeer. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, April 8th, at 2 p.m. from the T. R. bower funeral home, and at 2:30 p.m. from the First Congregational church. Dr. Clyde D. Wilcox will have charge of the services. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Lulu H. Jerome
"St. Clair - Mrs. Lulu H. Jerome, 89, of 504 South Second Street, died Monday in a local nursing home after a long illness. Mrs. Jerome was born Aug. 12, 1873, in St. Clair township, daughter of the late James and Mary Trumble. She and Charles Jerome, St. Clair, were married March 6, 1902, in Caro. Mr. Jerome died April 20, 1957. Their only daughter, Mrs. Mary Fox, died in 1951. Mrs. Jerome lived in St. Clair until 1936 when they moved to Highland Park, returning to St. Clair in 1961. She was a member of First Methodist Church, a former member of Trinity Methodist Church in Highland Park, a former member of Chapter Otseke, St. Clair, and of the Highland Park Sunshine Club. Mrs. Jerome is survived by a grandson, Jerome Fox, Dearborn, and several nieces and nephews. Remains are in Memorial Chapel Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Rex Reid pastor of First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mary Theresa Jerome
"Mrs. Mary Theresa Jerome, 71, wife of Ralph Jerome, died Sunday in Pontiac after a long illness. Mrs. Jerome was born April 12, 1883 in Ontario. She lived in St. Clair most of her life, except for 18 years in Cleveland. She was the former Theresa Lawrence. Survivors in addition to her husband are a sister, Mrs. Rose Burkart, St. Clair; three brothers, Capt. Earl Lawrence and Capt. Fred Lawrence, both of St. Clair, and Lucas Lawrence, Marysville, Wash. A son, Earl, died Dec. 17, 1926. Remains were in the L. C. Friederichs & Son funeral home, where services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Harold Kreucher, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church, will officiate. Services also were held at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church. rosary devotions were held at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home for women of the parish and 8:15 p.m. Tuesday for men of the parish. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Walter R. Jezierski
"Cass City - Walter R. Jezierski, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000. Survived by wife, Betty. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Kranz Funeral Home, Visiting: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 20-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Vera S. Job
"Yale - Vera S. Job, 94, of Yale died Saturday morning, May 6, 2000, at Medilodge of Yale. She was the daughter of William and Eva Woodard, born in Elk Township, Sanilac County, Nov. 9, 1905. Her marriage to George Boughner was Oct. 11, 1924, in Yale. George died Dec. 22, 1947. Vera and Leslie Job married June 17, 1955, in Yale and he preceded her in death April 3, 1989. Vera was employed at the former Yale Woolen Mills for many years, also with Empire Tool Company of Memphis and the former Commercial and Savings Bank of Yale, when she retired. Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, William (Vonda) Boughner of Atlanta; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; step-children, Gladys Klein of Richmond, Carol Lienerth of Romeo, Leslie Job Jr. of Richmond, Reynold Job of Armada and Kenneth Job of Marysville; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son, Clayton Boughner, who died in 1987 and daughter, Betty Nickerson, in 1998. A funeral ceremony in appreciation of the life, family and friends of Vera will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale. Visiting hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 07-MAY-2000


Betsy J. Johnson, 73
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 30-JAN-2000, p 2B


Clyde J. Johnson
"Sacramento, Ca. - "Pop" Johnson has scored his final touchdown. By the time he graduated from Port Huron High School in 1938, Clyde James Johnson had earned nine letters in sports. He played basketball and baseball, but his real passion was football. He was a member of the undefeated Port Huron High School football team of 1937 which was recognized by the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. Clyde, always called "Pop" by his teammates, was himself inducted into the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 for his overall football accomplishments. After high school, "Pop" went on to play for the University of Detroit. The Army brought him to Sacramento's Mather Field in 1941, where he continued to compete in football, basketball and baseball throughout his military career. He also served as physical education instructor. "Pop" went back to Michigan to marry his childhood sweetheart, Edythe Elizabeth Brenner, on Dec. 23, 1942. He brought her home to Sacramento, where they continued to live until his death. Clyde James Johnson was born in Cornell, Wi., on Feb. 15, 1917, and died in Sacramento on April 20, 2000. He is survived by his wife; his twin sister, Ella May Buntrock of Port Huron; nine nieces and nephews; and several grand nieces and nephews. In respect to his wishes, there will be no service. Remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor's choice."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 30-APR-2000


Mrs. Joseph Johnson
"Mrs. Joseph Johnson, an old and esteemed resident of this community, died at her home on the Big Hand Road, Wednesday at noon, after an illness of six months. Mrs. Johnson was born in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 2, 1863. About 32 years ago she came with her husband and family to St. Clair. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Jones, St. Clair; three sons, James at home, Joseph, St. Clair and Arthur of Detroit; one brother, Arthur Avery, of Los Angeles, Calif., and eight grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Jos. Brown, died in 1919. A granddaughter, Dorothy Brown, has made her home with her grandparent since the death of her mother. She was a member of the First Methodist church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and 2:30 from the First Methodist church, Rev. George B. Marsh, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Joseph Q. Johnson
"Joseph Q. Johnson, 85, resident of a farm on Big Hand road for 40 years, died Monday, May 24 in Detroit after a long illness. Mr. Johnson was born in Royal Oak and lived on his farm after retiring here several years ago. His wife died in 1933. Mr. Johnson was a life-long member of St. Clair Methodist church. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Jones, St. Clair; three sons, James, Johnson and Arthur Johnson, both of Detroit, and Joseph Johnson, St. Clair; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. today in Freiderichs funeral home and at 2 p.m. in First Methodist church with Rev. Everett A. Smith, Marine City, officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. Pall bearers were: Avery Jones, Alfred and Norman Johnson, grandsons; and Cecil Matthews, Leland Brown and Charles Jones."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Joseph R. Johnson
"St. Clair Township - Joseph R. Johnson, 78, 70305 Big Hand Road, died April 18 in Faith Medical Care Center, East China Township, after a long illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1899, in Detroit. He sailed with the Interlake Shipping Steamship Line until 1927, then worked at Uniroyal in Detroit for 28 years, retiring in 1955. He also farmed. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Clair. He married Henrietta Faris Dec. 10, 1931, in Detroit. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife; three sons, Alfred, Richland N.C., James, Richmond, and Robert, St. Clair; a brother, Arthur, Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Mary Jones, St. Clair; and six grandchildren. The remains were in the Jay Street Colonial Chapel Funeral Home until Friday, when they were removed to St. Paul's church for services. The Rev. Franklin Bennett Jr., rector, officiated. Burial was in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's church."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Vera Johnson
"Funeral: Thursday - Vera P. Johnson, 79, 1512 Bancroft St., 1:00 p.m. Our Saviour Lutheran Church"
- Source: Times Herald, 05-DEC-1979


Truman R. Johnston
"Peck - Truman R. Johnston, age 81, of Peck died Thursday, April 20, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Peck, son of the late Henry and Minnie (Bohn) Johnston. He and Carmen A. McAllister were married on Dec. 18, 1948, in Lockport, N.Y. She died Jan. 29, 1999. Truman was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army in the European Theater, where he received a Bronze Star, and was awarded the French
Croiux De Guerre by French President Charles DeGaulle. He had his own milk hauling business in Sanilac County; then owned his own dairy route in Royal Oak for Burger Creamery. He and his wife retired after 20 years of owning and operating Johnston's Meat Processing in Peck. He then worked part time for area funeral directors, including Pomeroy Funeral Home from 1985 to 2000. Active in the community, he was a member of the Sandusky Presbyterian Church and its Mens Club; the McKenzie Hospital Development Committee and the Friends of McKenzie; and he was a charter member of the Sandusky Kiwanis Club and a recipient of the Kiwanis George F. Hickson Award for outstanding service. Surviving are two brothers, Eldon of Waverly Hall, Ga., and Harvey (Aileen) of Peck; and many nieces and nephews. Preceeding him in death were his brothers, Howard, George, Kenneth and Leland; and sisters, Lois, Iva Seyferth, Mabel Gleason and Betty Roth. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sandusky Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mark Morningstar will officiate. Burial will be in Elk Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell, from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church, McKenzie Memorial Hospital or United Hospice."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 23-APR-2000


Margaret A. Jolliffe, 92
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 13-FEB-2000, p 3B


Wesley S. Jolliffe
"Holiday, Fla. - Wesley S. Jolliffe, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. Survived by wife, Margaret. Services: 4 p.m. today, Dobies Funeral Home, Holiday, Fla. Visiting: 3 to 4 p.m. today."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 18-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Leona T. Munro Jonas
"North Fort Meyers, Fla. - Leona T. Munro Jonas, 72, went to be with her God on July 13, 2000. Leona was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Paul and Rosetta McHenry. She married Jay Munro in 1948, and John Jonas in 1966. Leona is survived by her sister, Flora Nugent of Algonac; sons, Jay C. (Danelle) Munro of New Haven, Neil Munro and John (Denise) Munro of Port Huron, Tim (Vicki) Munro of Chuluota, Fla., and James Jonas of Warren; and daughters, Mary Margaret (Dennis) Stockdale of Troy and Laura Munro of Clermont, Fla. She is also survived by stepsons, John and Joe (Pam) Jonas of San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her adored stepdaughter, Betty Reese. Leona joined the women's Canadian army and served during World War II. Besides raising her large family, she drove a school bus in New Haven and worked for many years at Chatham's Food Stores, retiring in 1980 when she and her family moved to Florida. In Florida, she was a member of the Cape Coral Moose Lodge, serving in several chairlady positions. She also worked as a volunteer for Share and many other charitable organizations. Leona was fun loving and full of life. She never missed an opportunity to be the life of the party. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Foundation."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 23-JUL-2000


Anetta Jones
"Richmond, Jan. 15 - Mrs. Anetta Jones, 79, wife of Willard Jones, died Thursday in her home, 35310 Churchill street. Mrs. Jones was born in Yale, April 8, 1874, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mitchell. She and Mr. Jones were married in April, 1900 and observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1950. For many years the couple lived north of Adair and moved to Richmond in 1942. Mr. Jones is custodian at the Richmond Post office. They were lifetime members of the Adair Methodist church. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Redlin; four grandchildren, Mrs. Dorothy Fastbender, Memphis; Mrs. Phyllis Hamilton, Roseville; Mrs. Howard Silk, St. Clair, and Pvt. Robert Silk, Ft. Monmouth, N. J.; seven great greadchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Jones, St. Clair, and Mrs. Maude Lutes, of Florida. Remains will be at the residence until noon Sunday when they will be taken to the Richmond Methodist church to lie from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Fred Parr, pastor of the Adair church, officiating. He will be assisted by William J. Rosemurgy Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Charles Elmer Jones
"St. Clair, July 13 — Charles Elmer Jones, 72, of 7662 Trumble road, who served as Columbus Township Clerk 20 years, died Tuesday in Port Huron Hospital. Mr. Jones was born Aug. 2, 1882 in Columbus Township and was a lifelong resident of the township. His wife, the former Emma Ewstric, died in 1943 after 39 years of marriage. Mr. Jones is survived by his son, Russell Jones, St. Clair; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Dixson and Mrs. Marian Shovan, both of St. Clair; Mrs. Clarice Latour, Fair Haven, and Miss Mildred Jones, at home; 12 grandchildren and a brother, William Jones, Richmond. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the L. C. Friederichs & Son funeral home. Rev. Fred Parr, pastor of the Adair Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Christopher "Jack" Jones
"Columbus Township - Christopher "Jack" Jones, 82, died Sept. 1, 1987, in St. Clair. Mr. Jones was born Dec. 16, 1904, in England. He married Frances J. Babiarz in 1942 in Detroit. Mr. Jones was a Richmond area resident for 21 years. He is survived by his wife; and two sisters, Fern Millard, California, and Mae Donahue, Illinois. Burial was in Kittridge Cemetery, Snyderville. Arrangements were made by Hensch Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Richmond."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Donna Marie Jones
"Fruitland Park, Fla. - Donna Marie Jones, 67, of Fruitland Park, Florida, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999. Mrs. Jones was a secretary for the U.S. Customs. She was born in Flint and moved to Fruitland Park from Texas in 1993. She is survived by her husband, William J. Jones of Fruitland Park, Florida; sons, Kenneth Tosch and Ronald Tosch, both of Bencia, Calif.; brothers, Dennis O. Clyne of Marysville and Douglas of Yale; five grandchildren; her sister, Sandra Heyboer of Lakeport, MI; and her father, Howard Clyne of Fruitland Park, Fla. Services will take place in Florida. Arrangements are by the Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, Fla."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 23-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Frank U. Jones
"
Frank U. Jones, 70, resident of Port Huron 36 years, died unexpectedly early this morning in his home, 1512 Mansfield street. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rhoda Jones, with whom he lived: three brothers, William, John, and Stanton Jones; and a sister, Mrs. John Wilks, all of Port Huron: and several nieces and nephews. The remains are in the Arthur E. Smith funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Ralph Herbert, pastor of Mennonite Brethren in Christ church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeport cemetery. Mr. Jones, who was born Sept. 12, 1866, near Deckerville, lived many years in Fort Gratiot township and Sandusky before he came to Port Huron in 1900. He never married. He was a member of the Mennonite church."
 - Source: Port Huron Times Herald, 26-JUN-1936, p 7
Submitted by Cheryl Stromberg.


Greyson J. Jones
"Lakeport - Greyson J. Jones, infant, died Friday, May 19, 2000. Survived by parents, James Jones and Michelle Jonas. Family service will be at a later date. Arrangements: Port Huron Family Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 21-MAY-2000


Harry L. Jones
"St. Clair — Harry L. Jones, 64, assistant postmaster of St. Clair, died unexpectedly today in his home at 717 Adams street. Mr. Jones was born Feb. 6, 1891, in St. Clair, son of the late Adelbert and Lizzie Beckwith Jones. He and Therza Ann Beach were married Jan. 14, 1920. Mr. Jones was employed with the St. Clair post office for 41 years and served as assistant postmaster the last four years. Mr. Jones was a member of the First Congregational church; a member of the Board of Trustees of the church, past president of the Men’s Club and past chairman of the Bard of Deacons of the church. He taught in the church Sunday School the last 25 years, and was a member of the executive board of the Eastern Association of Congregational churches, and was also a past moderator of the Association. He was affiliated with the Port Huron Philatelist club. Mr. Jones is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. J. Martin Crother, Lake Orion, Mich., and Mrs. Lloyd Schultz, Livonia; a son, Archie L. Jones, St. Clair; five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Earl Dittman, Algonac. Remains will be removed 12:30 p.m. Wednesday from the T.R. Bower funeral home to the First Congregational church, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Robert J. Burgess, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Captain J. R. Jones
"Capt. J. R. Jones, whose serious illness has heretofore been mentioned in The Times, died in Cleveland on Sunday evening, 58 years of age. He was a brother of S. V. Jones, of this city, and a well-known lake captain. The funeral will be held from the residence of S. V. Jones, Scott avenue, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of Diamond tent, K. O. T. M., of which he was a member."
- Source: Times Daily, 08-JAN-1895
Submitted by
Marjean Workman.


J. T. Jones
"Violet Death - Mr. J. T. Jones, an employe of the 90 cent store in this city, was run over by a Point Edward yard engine on Saturday morning and killed. He had been in the town over night, as he boarded with his sister, Mrs. McDonald, of Point Edward, and while waiting for the 6:30 train for Sarnia the yard engine back up and ran over him. It was his custom to ride down to Sarnia on the early train and cross on the ferry to this city to his work. When the engine stopped one of the wheels was resting on the mangled form of Mr. Jones, and had to be raised with jackscrews before he was liberated from his terrible position. He died from his injuries at about nine o'clock a.m. He was a steady and faithful man and leaves a wife and child, who are in London, Ontario. He was 49 years old. His remains will be taken to St. Marys, Ont., for burial. He was a member of the K.O.T.M. society, and leaves a $1,000 benefit to his wife and child."
- Source: Sunday Commercial, 3
1-JAN-1887


John Jones
"John Jones died at the resident of his son, Stephen V. Jones, on the corner of Twelfth street and Washington avenue, in the fifth ward, last night, aged 80 years. Mr. Jones came to Port Huron about a year ago. His wife died at Lakeport, twenty-five years ago. One daughter, Mrs. Wm. Whiting, of this city, and five sons, Stephen V. Jones, Wm. Jones and Captain J. R. Jones, of this city, Capt. Jesse Jones, of Alpena, and Ephraim Jones, who lives eighteen miles from Sarnia, survive him. Deceased was one of the oldest residents of St. Clair county, and was highly esteemed by many acquaintances. The funeral will take place at 1 p.m. tomorrow from his late residence."
 - Source: Daily Times, 10-DEC-1884
Submitted by Cheryl Stromberg.


Judith S. Belyea Jones, 55
Obituary listed in the Times Herald,
Sunday, 08-MAR-1998


Merrill S. Jones
"Merrill S. Jones, 84 years old, died this morning at his residence, 1512 Mansfield street, after a six months sickness. He has been a resident of the city for many years and has many friends here. Besides his widow, Mrs. Jones, he is survived by six sons, a daughter, one brother, and three sisters. His sons are William, Frank, Stanton, and John of Port Huron. George Jones, Deckerville and Rev. Fred Jones, Cass City. His daughter is Mrs. John Wilks, Port Huron. His brother, Jessie Jones, lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. One sister, Mrs. Evelin Malton, lives in Toronto, and the other two, Mrs. Melissa Schenick and Mrs. Almira Whiting live in Port Huron. Mrs. Malton was here at the time of her brother's death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p,m. Thursday from the Free Methodist Church on Elmwood St. with Rev. J.S. Wood officiating."
- Source: Times Herald, 29-NOV-1921
Submitted by
Cheryl Stromberg & Marjean Workman.


Mildred Rose Jones
"Columbus Township - Mildred Rose Jones, 59;, of 7662 Trumbull Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1980, in her home after a short illness. She was born March 14, 1921, in Columbus Township, where she was a lifelong resident. Miss Jones was a parishioner of T. Mary's Catholic church, St. Clair. She was a member of the St. Clair County Council on Aging. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John (Marian) Shovan, of St. Clair, and Mrs. Joseph (Clarice) Latour, of Fair haven; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Karl Hubble, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting hours in the L. C. Friederichs and son funeral Home, St. Clair, begin at 7 p.m. today."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


R.D. Jones
"Port Huron - R.D. Jones, 65, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. He was born April 14, 1934, in Durand, to the late Archie and Beatrice Jones. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and William Quinn of Port Huron; sister, Ella Beach of El Paso, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Glennie and George Lane of Port Huron; brother and sister-in-law, Archie and Donna Jones of Port Huron; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Janice Jones of Avoca; brother, Jerry Jones of Port Huron; brother, Harry Jones of Port Huron; several nieces and nephews ;and a special friend, Norma. He was preceded in death by twin sisters, Jessie Rawza and Bessie Gillespie, and a brother, Richard Jones. Services will be noon Friday at Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. The Rev. Mike D. Newman, pastor of Ross Bible Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jowett Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family."
- Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 08-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Russell E. Jones
"St. Clair - Funeral services for Russell E. Jones, 65, of 6785 Puttygut Road, St. Clair, who died Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the St. Clair Highway Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair. Rev. Kenneth Wilde, pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church, Marine City, will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, East China Township. He is survived by his wife; five daughter, Mrs. Ruth Robbins, Marine City, Mrs. Patricia Sharrow, St. Clair, Mrs. Beverly Wright, and Mrs. Linda Riedel, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Bonnie Patterson, Yale; a son, Staff Sergent Russell E. Jones Jr., U.S. Air Force Tucson, Ariz,; three sisters, Mrs. Marian Shovan, St. Clair, Mrs. Clarice LaTour, Fair Haven, and Miss Mildred Jones, St. Clair; and 12 grandchildren. The remains will be in the St. Clair Highway Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair, after 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


S.V. Jones
"Taps Sounded for S. V. Jones - Pioneer Pension Attorney and G. A. R. Veteran Passes Away Last Night - S.V. Jones, 82, for years a United States pension attorney and at one time prominent in real estate circles here, died at his home 3239 Military street last night after a lingering illness. He had been in poor health over two years. He suffered a paralytic stroke in March and another last Sunday. During the past week his condition was critical. He was an active member of William Sanborn Port, G.A.R., until enfeebled by illness and was chairman of the Soldiers Relief committee of that organization. Mr. Jones resided in St. Clair County 60 years. He enlisted for civil war service at Blaine and after the war moved to Port Huron. He retired from active business affairs three years ago at which time he closed his office in the Stevens block. He was a charter member of Diamond Tent of the Maccabees. He leaves one son and two daughters, Charles Jones and Mrs. Etta Weber both of this city and Mrs. R. R. Goodrich of Omaha, Neb. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters. They are N. S. Jones of this city; Captain Jesse Jones, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Mrs. E. N. Schenick and Mrs. Alvira Whiting of this city, and Mrs. Evelyn Moulton of Toronto, Ont. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home. Rev. E.P.Brundage of Bettsville, Ohio will officiate."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 22-DEC-1917
Submitted by
Cheryl.


William J. Jones
"News was received her today of the death of William J. Jones, former resident here and brother of Jesse? Jones, Port Huron, in his home in San Diego, Calif…."
- Source: Times Herald, Monday, 11-APR-1938


Vernetta I. Jordan
"Plymouth -
Vernetta I. Jordan, 75, died Jan. 24, 2000. Survived by her children, William and Juanita Lance. Arrangements by Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky, are incomplete."
S
ource: Times Herald, 25-Jan-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Elizabeth M. "Betty" Jowett
"Ruby - Mrs. Elizabeth M. "Betty" Jowett, 69, of Ruby, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital, after a long illness. She was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Scotland, the daughter of the late Neil and Lena McLeod. She married Wayne R. Jowett on May 19, 1951, in San Diego. She is survived by her husband, Wayne R. Jowett of Ruby; son, Marshall Jowett of Yorktown, Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Micki and Keith LePla of Goodells and Melanie and Barry Bolt of Port Huron; son, Mitchell and Kim Jowett of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Duane Pattison of Port Huron; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Nell McLeod of Port Huron; and her mother-in-law Winifred Irene Hendrick of St. Clair. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark S. Jowctt, in January 1984. Memorial services will be 6 p.m. today in Unity Church, one block north of Lapeer Avenue on 17th Street, Port Huron. The Rev. Julie Montague, pastor of Unity Church, will officiate. Memorials may be made to Unity Church. Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street, Port Huron."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 20-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Della Marie Justa
“St. Clair - Mrs. Della Marie Justa, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1985, in Marwood Manor after a long illness. She was born Dec. 1, 1897, in Bay City, and lived here 55 years. She married Stanley Justa April 23, 1917, in Bay City. He died in 1956. Mrs. Justa was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Dorlores Justa, St. Clair; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Napieraski and Mrs. Wanda Krasniewski, both of Alma; two brothers, Victor Plummer Roseville, and Claude Plummer, Mount Clemens; grandchildren, Claudia and Jim Allen, and Darlene and Eugene Czerniawski; and great-grandchildren, David and Douglas Allen, and Kris and Casey Czerniawski. A son, Don Justa, two brothers, Harry and Frank Plummer, and a sister, Anna Sprader, died earlier. Services are noon Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. A rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.”

Submitted by Pat Love


Phyllis Justa
"St. Clair - Phyllis Justa, 79, of St. Clair died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. She was born June 30, 1921, in St. Clair. On Nov. 2, 1940, she married S. Don Justa in St. Clair. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1956. She is survived by her children, Gerald (Diane) Justa of Smiths Creek, Sanford (Pam) Justa of Marine City, Richard (Sandy) Justa of Smiths Creek, Constance (Carroll) Kellum of Gladwin and Deborah (Jim) Casey of St. Clair; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Agatha (Walt) Delor of East China Township; and brother, Emory (Kate) Emig of Tucson, Ariz. She was preceded in death by a brother, Norvall Emig Sr., and a sister, Fern Galos. Private graveside services will be at a later date. There is no visitation scheduled. Arrangements are by Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China Township."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


S. Don Justa
"St. Clair — Funeral services for S. Don Justa, 34, local contractor who died Sunday in Gaylord Memorial Hospital after he was accidentally shot in a hunting accident, Saturday, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal church. Rev. Cecil C. Watkins, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal church, Flint, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Remains will be in the T. R. Bower funeral home until noon Thursday when they will be removed to the church. Mr. Justa was a member of the St. Clair Lions club and a member of Charles Fulton post No. 38, American Legion, which will conduct graveside services. He served in the U. S. Army from May, 1944, to January, 1946, in Europe and was awarded two bronze Stars, the Purple Heart as a result of a would suffered in France, and other service decorations."
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Submitted by Pat Love


Stanley Anthony Justa
"St. Clair — Stanley Anthony Justa, 61, farmer living at 6910 Big Hand road, died unexpectedly early today in his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1895 in Bay City. He married Della S. Winski, April 21, 1917. Surviving are his widow, two sons,Eugene and DonJusta, St. Clair; seven grandchildren and a brother, John Justa, Bay City. Remains are in L. C. Friederichs & Son funeral home where Rosary devotions will be held at 8 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery."
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Barbara Justin
"Port Huron - Barbara Justin, 50, died Jan. 17, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. She was born June 29, 1949, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of the late James and Pauline McCracken. She graduated from London High School in 1967 in London, Ky. She received a bachelor of science in 1971 from Eastern Kentucky University. She graduated from Wayne State University with a master's degree in social work in 1986 and a master's degree in counseling at Ball State University in 1982. She was employeed as a social worker for Catholic Services of St. Clair County for 10 years. She served in the U.S. Army in the early 1970s, attaining the rank of captain. She was a member of the Unity Church in Port Huron. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Kay McCracken of London, Ky.; a brother, Dale McCracken of London, Ky.; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Shelia McCracken of London, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Unity Church of Port Huron on 17th Street. Arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th St. Memorial tributes may be made to Catholic Social Services or Unity Church."
- Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 18-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Milford Justin
"St. Clair, May 2 - Milford Justin, 82, of 4479 Davis road, who died in a traffic accident Sunday near St. Johns in Clinton County, was born Nov. 8, 1872, in St. Clair Township. He was employed the last 11 years on the farm of Edward H. Roney in St. Clair Township. Mr. Justin sailed 40 years on the Great Lakes. His last ship was the steamer Ace, on which he was an engineer. He retired in 1933. Mr. Justin and Mabel Moak were married in 1922. He is survived by his widow; a son, Howard M. Justin, Compton. Calif.; two brothers, Charles Justin, Grand Rapids, and Jay Justin, Detroit. Remains are in the T. R. Bower funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete."
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Submitted by Pat Love