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Newspapers are from Port Huron, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

Talbert - Charles F.

Tallant - Mary I. (Murray)

Tassie - Willard E. "Buck"

Taylor - Marie S., Roy R., Theresa A. (Kazuba)

Tebeau - Alice C., Helen V. "Bea", Mary Ann, William

Teeple - William

Teets - Fred A., Sarah Jane (Colclough)

Teichow - Johnnie F.

Teigeler - Timothy O.

Tennant - Lance G.

Tetreau - Edward D.

Theison - Louise (Ameel)

Thomas - Marge F.

Thomley - Elizabeth M.

Thompson - Edgar, Elizabeth, Isabella C. (Ramsey)

Thomson - Ada R., Alice A. (Poole), Blanche (Parker), Dorothy A. (Frank), Edward, John, John S., Lulu (Stevens), Rose G., William Gilbert "Gib"

Thornton - Jearald E.

Tighe - Leo M.

Tillman - Alvin G.

Tilton - James

Tinsley - Verl C.

Tobias - Mary A.

Todd - Lee, Mary Belle

Tonkovich - Marilyn E. (Lahr), Nancy (Clark)

Torlone - Helen V. Rutkofske (Heyer)

Torz - John P.

Tousley - Edith

Tower - Robert G.

Townsend - Staff Sgt. Frank

Trask - Obie Washington

Travers - Dr. John T.

Traviss - George A.

Trimby - Thomas Sr.

Tripp - Rev. George F., Rev. W. A.

Trumble - Charles Edwin, Edna Bell, Elizabeth (Coyle), Elizabeth (Munt), Frances, Dr. George W., James, Louis, Lulu E., Mae D., Marion E. (Kelley), Merlin L., Corp. Russell J., Sadie, Wallace, Walter, Wilbur L., William E.

Trumbull - Edward, Estes, William A.

Trzcinski - Wanga Olga

Tucker - William J.

Tuckley - Annie May

Tufts - Bertha E. (Johnson)

Turner - Edwin J., Patricia A.

Twiss - John W., William R.


Charles F. Talbert
"Funeral services for Charles F. Talbert, 64, of 1704 Twenty-fourth street, who died Tuesday night in Port Huron Hospital, were held today at the Albert A. Falk & Son funeral home. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery. Charles W. Kohnert, of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiated."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mary I. Tallant
"Port Huron - Mary I. Tallant, 63, of Port Huron, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1996 in Port Huron Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1932 in the village of Grosse Pointe Farms. She married John Tallant on Jan. 22, 1982 in Port Huron. She is survived by her husband John P. Tallant of Port Huron; her daughters, Marilyn Frizzle and Nancy Lixie; her son, Russell Bell; her step-children, Edward, James, John and Pat Tallant, Helen Carrier, Patty Beauparland, Penny Martin and Ginger Tallant; 19 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd Hodgson Murray; and her step-sister, Mary Cohan. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Arthur Smith Funeral Home North Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visiting hours are noon until the time of service on Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the family."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 18-FEB-1996


Willard E. "Buck" Tassie
"St. Clair Township - Willard E. "Buck" Tassie, 76, died Monday, April 8, 1985, in Marwood Manor after a long illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1908, in St. Clair, and was a lifelong area resident. He married Una Rewalt July 9, 1935, in Adair. Mr. Tassie attended St. Clair High School. He was a member of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Adair. He served as a St. Clair county deputy for 16 years and as assistant director of Civil Defense. During World War II serving in the R.S. Navy, Mr. Tassie attended Princeton University, graduating as Lt. Junior
Grade. He attended sub chase training in Miami, Fla. He served in the Aleutians and South Pacific, retiring from the U. S. Navy as commander. He was a member of Evergreen Lodge 9, F&AM, and Cornell-Marysville Chapter 93, OES. He served with the Bureau of Social Services, retiring in 1978. Mr. Tassie was commanding officer of Naval Reserve Organized Surface Division 9-88, Port Huron, for several years. He is survived by his wife; three brothers, Harry Boyd Tassie, Homosassa, Fla., Donn Tassie, Union City, and Robert Tassie, St. Clair; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Margaret) Coulston, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Bessie Rewalt, both of St. Clair; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Adair. The Rev. Joe Malayang, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry B., Donn and Robert Tassie, Russell Coulston and James and Jerry Rocker. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Sliva, Glenn Conner, Robert Dundas, John Kegler and A.J. Foster. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. An Order of eastern Star memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Adair, and Marwood Manor, Port Huron."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Marie S. Taylor
"Mrs. Marie S. Taylor, 80, died this morning in her home, 2223 Stone street. She had lived in Port Huron 41 years. Mrs. Taylor was born July 27, 1860 in Burtchville township. She was the widow of George Taylor, who died in 1936. She is survived by two sons, Charles Simpson and William Simpson, both of Port Huron, 1o grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Rev. Freeman A. Brunson, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, will conduct funeral services at 1 a. m. Saturday in the family residence. Burial will be in Lakeside cemetery."
Source: (probably P.H. Times Herald, 19-SEP-1940)
Submitted by
Cheryl.


Roy R. Taylor
"Funeral services for Roy R. Taylor, 48, were held Wednesday afternoon at the T. R. Boer funeral home. Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of the First Methodist church officiated. Burial services at Hillside Cemetery were conducted by Evergreen lodge No. 9 F. & A.M. Mr. Taylor who was chief engineer of the steamer Rocket arrived home Saturday. He was taken suddenly ill and died in the St. Clair Community hospital Sunday morning. He was born April 18, 1901 in Canada. He is survived by his widow, the former Mattie Barringer; a brother Carmen Taylor, Michigan City, Indiana, and three sisters, Mrs. Lesliee Heminway, Mrs. Ethee Bodln, Detroit and Mrs. Orrie Menke, Michigan City, Inc."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Theresa A. Taylor
"Fort Gratiot - Theresa A. Taylor, 93, of Fort Gratiot, formerly of Dearborn, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999 in the Evangelical Home. She was born May 19, 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Antoney and Bronislava Kazuba. She married Adam Taylor in 1927 in Cleveland. He died in 1968. Mrs. Taylor was born and raised Catholic and over the years had worked various jobs which included Stouffer's Restaurant and Montgomery Ward. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Veronica Taylor of Greenwood Township; grandsons, Matthew Taylor of Saginaw, Mark Taylor of Greenwood and Mr. and Mrs. Martin (Kathleen) Taylor of Shelby Township; great grandchildren, Bradley and Colette Taylor. She was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Taylor in 1998 and a great granddaughter, Rachel Taylor. Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Home. Arrangements were by the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 19-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Alice C. Tebeau
"Detroit - Alice C. Tebeau, 89, of 14105 Seymour, a former St. Clair resident, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1982, in Port Huron Hospital after a short illness. She was born July 6, 1893, in St. Clair, and had lived in Detroit for many years. Miss Teabeau was a retired employee of Grand Trunk Western Railroad. She was a parishioner of Assumption Grotto Catholic Church and a member of its sodality. She is survived by five nieces, Phyllis Lynch, California, Margaret Reichert, Florida, Joyce Orlow, St. Clair Shores, Ella Mae Strickler, St. Clair, and Edna Vollstaedt, Marysville; and a nephew, Gerald Tebeau, St. Clair. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. Msgr. Clifford Sawher, pastor of Assumption Grotto, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery, St. Clair. Visiting is from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Helen V. "Bea" Tebeau
"St. Clair - Helen V. 'Bea' Tebeau, 74, of St. Clair, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in St. John River District Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1926. She married Gerald Tebeau in 1951. He died Nov. 29, 1985. Bea retired from Huron Plastics were she worked for 25 years. She is survived by her son, Gary Tebeau and his finacee; grandchildren, Kim, Brian and Chris; aunts and uncles, including Irene Pieprzak; several cousins, including Doris Grant; and many dear friends, especially Betty Sayers. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Visiting hours and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-APR-2000
Submitted by
Pat Love.


Mary Ann Tebeau
"Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Tebeau, 89, who died last Wednesday afternoon in the home of her daughter, Miss Alice Tebeau, 14422 Madelein Ave., Detroit, were held Saturday morning from the Friederichs Funeral home and St. Mary's church with Rev. Fr. Carlton J. Kraus, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church officiating. Mrs. Tebeau was born in St. Clair, Dec. 11, 1856 and had made her home here all her life until three years ago when she moved to Detroit. She is survived by two sons, Fred and Clarence Tebeau, both of St. Clair; one daughter and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Members of the Rosary Society of St. Mary's recited the Rosary on Thursday and men of the parish, on Friday evening, led by Fr. Kraus. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


William Tebeau
"William Tebeau, 75, former resident of St. Clair for many years died last Friday, May 1, in Detroit at the home of his niece, Mrs. Dewey Rose. Mr. Tebeau was unmarried. He is survived by one brother, Charles Tebeau, two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Allen and Mrs. Louisa Hoffmaster, all of Detroit. Funeral services were held Monday morning in the Guardian Angel roman Catholic Church, Detroit, with burial in St. Mary's cemetery, this city.

In Memory - We dedicate these few lines to Mr. William Tebeau who departed this life, May 1, 1936. He was a resident of this community for many years. Those who knew him best loved him most. He was a self sacrificing person, giving practically his whole life to the service of others. One silver thread alas! is broken, One idol taken from our hands, the eternal Heaven claimed the token And rescued thee from sinking sand. Great God we know not what we know, What we are or are to be, Dust this form and born to woe, Still we believe and trust in thee. thank god when other powers fail, And other pleasures die,
We know beyond this earthly veil, We will meet him in the sky. --Ethel A. McMullen."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


William Teeple
"William Teple (
sic). William Teeple died at his home 2219 Ninth-st., early on Tuesday morning after a week's illness. Deceased was 38 years of age and is survived by a widow and three children."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 20-NOV-1906, p 5; (same) The Weekly Herald, 23-NOV-1906, p 7

"William Teeple's Funeral. The funeral of the late William Teeple was held from his home at 2219 Ninth-st., at 1:00 p. m. Thursday afternoon. He was buried at Lakeside cemetery." [Source: same Weekly Herald]


Fred A. Teets
"Sandusky - Fred A. Teets, 81, resident of Peck for 61 years died Sunday at his home after a long illness. Mr. Teets was born August 11, 1876 in Yale. He was a retired farmer. He and Sarah Colclough were married Sept. 9, 1900 in Watertown. Mr. Teets is survived by his widow, three sons, Donald Teets, Falmouth, Mich., Clarence Teets, Grayling, Mich., and Claude Teets, 9 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, a brother, Thomas Teets, Port Huron, three sisters, Mrs. Ada Allery, Detroit, Mrs. Al Gray, Los Angeles, Mrs. Fred Smith, Port Huron. Remains are in the Hacker funeral home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. John Thompson, pastor of Peck Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Watertown."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 14-AUG-1957, p 13
Submitted by Kay Mitchell


Sarah Jane Teets
"Peck - Mrs. Fred A. Teets, Mrs. Sarah Jane Teets, 87, resident of Sanilac Co. most of her life, died Monday in Stevens Nursing Home, Cass City, after an extended illness. She was born in Ontario, Canada, October 6, 1878 and was married to Fred A. Teets, September 9, 1900 at Watertown. Mr. Teets died August 18, 1957. Surviving are three sons, Claude and Clarence, both of Peck; Donald, Falmouth, Mich., a brother, Lawrence Colclough, Crystall Falls, Mich., 10 grandchildren and other relatives. Remains are in Hacker Funeral Parlor where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wed., with Rev. Silas H. Folt, pastor of Peck Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Watertown."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 03-MAY-1966, p 4, sec. B
Submitted by Kay Mitchell


Johnnie F. Teichow
"Smiths Creek - Johnnie F. Teichow, 62, of Smiths Creek died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in his residence. He was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Mount. Clemens, the son of Lavern and Irene Teichow. He married Debora Lynn James on May 8, 1974, in Georgetown, Ken. He served in the U.S. Army and was a 30-year employee for East China Schools. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, He is survived by his wife, Debora Lynn Teichow of Smiths Creek; his son and daughter-in-law, John William (Bobbie) Teichow of Casco Twp.; his daughter, Lisa Marie Teichow of Ruby; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernie and Edith Teichow of Avoca, Dannie and Charlene Teichow of Lapeer; his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Alvin Ward of Lapeer: his brother and sister-in-law, Delbert and Connie Teichow of Yale: his cousin, Edward Teichow and his fiance' Donna of Troy; two grandchildren, John Jr. and Miranda Teichow: and several nieces and nephews; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Helen and Russ Odett, Mary Ann and Jim Ashbaugh and Tina and Chuck Brettin; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th St. The Rev. Robert H. Mann, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will he in Woodland Cemetery. St. Clair County Allied Veterans will conduct Military honors. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 18-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Timothy O. Teigeler
"Port Huron - Timothy O. Teigeler, 51, of Port Huron died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Mercy Hospital following a long illness. He was born April 12, 1949, in Port Huron and was a lifelong resident. He married Diane H. Oswald on April 24, 1971, in Port Huron. He was an avid hunter. He is survived by his wife, Dianne of Port Huron; his son and daughter-in-law, Timothy M. and Kim Teigeler of Port Huron; his daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Chad McVay of Lexington; his daughter, Tiffany Teigeler of Port Huron; his sons, Mark and James Teigeler, both of Port Huron; three grandchildren, Courtney and Tristen Teigeler and Conner McVay; his father, Orville Teigeler of Port Huron; his sister, Vicki Smith of Port Huron; his brother, Anthony Teigeler of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2000, in Sturges Memorial Congregation Church. The Rev. Max W. Amstutz, pastor of Sturges Memorial Congregational Church, will officiate. Memorials may be made to St. John Dialysis Center or the Visiting Nurses Association. Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th St."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 18-JUN-2000, page 2B


Lance G. Tennant, 49
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, on 06-FEB-2000, on page 2B.


Edward D. Tetreau
"Ruby - Edward D. Tetreau, 75 of Ruby, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Port Huron and was a lifelong resident. Edward was a 25-year sobriety member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He managed and coached in the Port Huron area Little Leagues and was an avid bird watcher. He loved to hunt. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Iowa BB-61 as a gunnersmate. He was a past member of VFW 796. Mr. Tetreau is survived by his sons, David J. (Pamela) Tetreau of Rochester Hills, and Alan E. (Cynthia) Tetreau and Paul W. (Laurie) Tetreau all of Port Huron; daughters, Julie A. (Randy) Tacia of Port Huron and Kathryn E. Tetreau of St. Clair; grandchildren, Justin and Caleb Tetreau of Rochester Hills, Christopher and Andrew Tetreau of Port Huron, and Ashleigh Tacia of Port Huron; sister, Erma Bennett of Fort Gratiot; several nieces and nephews; and good friend, Charlie McCoy of Port Huron. He was preceded in death by brothers, Henry, Leo and Albert Tetreau; sisters, Edna Jamison, Ida Mae Eye; and a dear friend, Joan Arduser. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike D. Newman, pastor of Ross Bible Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery. A military graveside service will be held under the auspices of St. Clair County Allied Veterans. Visiting hours are 2 to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be David J. Tetreau, Alan E. Tetreau, Paul W. Tetreau, Chuck Armstrong, Wayne Largolf and Mark Allison. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher, Justin, Caleb and Andrew Tetreau, Gene Fetterly and Randy Tacia. Memorials may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous or Blue Water Hospice."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 07-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Louise Theison
"St. Clair, April 10 — Mrs. Louise Theison, 63, wife of Leonard Theison, 1386 South riverside drive, long-time resident of this city, died early today in her home following a long illness. Mrs. Theison was born May 11, 1888, in Cheboygan, Mich., and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church here. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Stine, St. Clair; Mrs Evelyn Schneider, New Baltimore, and Helen Theison, at home; a son, Shirley Theison, St. Clair; seven grandchildren; one brother, Victor Ameel, Port Huron and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie McCormic, St. Clair, and Mrs. Mary Apers, Detroit. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m., Thursday in L. C. Friederichs & Son funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Rev. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Remains will be in the funeral home to the hour of the services. Two Rosary services will be conducted. Men of the parish will meet at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, Rev. Bernard Labelle, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s, will lead devotion. The parish Rosary society and the Stella Maris circle of the Daughters of Isabella will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Marge F. Thomas
"Worth Twp. - Marge F. Thomas, 86, of Worth Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, in her residence after a long illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Ontonagon, and was a longtime resident of Tucson. Ariz. Marge was the strength of her family and will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lynn Thomas of Worth Township.; her five grandchildren, James W. Orick of Los Angeles, Christopher D, (Tracy) Orick of Walled Lake, Matthew R. (Kate) Orick of Riverside, Calif., and Holli Orick of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; four great-grandchildren, Mafia, Austin, Jada and Dylan Orick; two nieces, Marsha Bezemac and Sharon Hill; three nephews, Mike Monroe, Charles Rudy and Paul Martin; and her very special friends, Ruth Hoenicke and Muffin. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in Ontonagon. Memorial contributions may be made in Marge’s memory to the wishes of her family. Arrangements are by Port Huron Family Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 02-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Elizabeth M. Thomley
"Port Huron - Elizabeth M. Thomley, 61, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Arrangements by Arthur Smith Funeral Home are incomplete."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 04-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Edgar Thompson
"The body of Edgar Thompson, who was killed at Cleveland Thursday by being crushed between the tender of the boat and a lumber pile, was brought home Friday. The deceased was 21 years old and a son of Wm. Thompson, who lives 3 1/2 miles west of the city. He had been employed for the last three years by Mr. Charles Moore at working on his farm, not losing a day in all that time. Mr. Moore speaks of him in the highest terms. Lately he became a little uneasy, having two younger brothers on the Kalkaska, with the desire to go sailing, and left on his first trip only last Sunday. He leaves a father and mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn his untimely loss. His funeral was held Saturday at two o'clock, Rev. Em. Pease officiating."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Elizabeth Thompson
"Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson died at her home here, 1612 Thirtieth street, Nov. 20, 1922. She was the mother of Miss Annie M. Johnston, of San Diego, Joseph R. Johnston of Upland, Calif., Mrs. John Muhlitner of St. Clair, Mich., and Wm. J. Johnston of Decatur, Ills., sister of Mrs. Mary Thompson of Detroit, Mich., and Thomas McAdam of Upland, Cal., a native of Scotland, aged 92 years, 2 months and 26 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at the chapel of Johnston-Saum Company, Wednesday. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Alfred Elliott officiating. Interment at Mt. Hope cemetery. Deceased will be remembered in St. Clair by a host of friends, having lived in this vicinity for many years. Besides the relatives mentioned she leaves the following grand children: Keith and Clair Johnston of Upland, Calif., Herbert B. Muhlitner of St. Clair, Mrs. Ray Hayward, Mrs. Vern Soutar, Mrs. John Maynard and Wm. J. Muhlitner and Miss Ann Muhlitner of Detroit; Mary, Helen and Robert Johnston of Decatur, Ills., also nine great grandchildren."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection - San Diego Union
Submitted by Pat Love


Isabella C. Thompson
"Mrs. Isabella C. Thompson died at the home of Mrs. J. J. Stover, Ward street, yesterday afternoon, after a long illness. She was 57 years of age and had resided in Port Huron for a number of years. The remains were taken to Port Sanilac this afternoon for burial."
Source: The Daily Herald, Saturday, 30-DEC-1905
Submitted by
Suzette Bromley - (this is my family, not just website research)


Ada R. Thomson
"Ada R. the five months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Thomson, died on Saturday, Dec. 9, of congestion of the lungs following la grippe. She was buried on Monday, Dec. 11, Dr. McEldowney conducting the services at the residence."
Source: St. Clair Republican, Thursday, 14-DEC-1893
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Alice A. Thomson
"Mrs. Ray A. Thomson - St. Clair - Mrs. Alice A. Thomson, 76, of 1373 South Riverside, died today in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, after a long illness. Mrs. Thomson was born May 17, 1888 in St. Clair, daughter of the late William and Amelia Poole. Her husband, Ray A. Thomson, died Oct. 11, 1929. Mrs. Thomson was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Ladies History class. She was an assistant librarian in the City for many years and was a pianist for the Lions Club. Mrs. Thomson is survived by a son, Gilbert Thomson, St. Clair. Remains are in L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Robert J. Burgess, pastor, of First Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hilliside Cemetery."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Thursday, 22-OCT-1964
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Blanche Thomson
"Age 94, of St. Clair died June 21, 1999. Mrs. Thomson was a member of First United Methodist church of St. Clair. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth of Grayling and John of Imlay City; a daughter, Barbara Carpenter of China Township; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren; sisters, Mabel Busch and Laura Revenue; and a brother, Charles Parker. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed. Private family services have taken place. Arrangements were made by L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Dorothy A. Thomson
"St. Clair - Mrs. Dorothy A. Thomson, 51 of 713 Royal street, died Tuesday in St. Clair Community Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Thomson was born May 30, 1906, in Detroit. She was the widow of Daniel T. Thomson who died in 1953. She lived in St. Clair the last 18 years. Mrs. Thomson was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, the Legion of Mary and Rosary Altar society. Mrs. Thomson is survived by a son, Daniel T. Thomson, St. Clair; a sister, Mrs. Margaret McGarry, Detroit; a brother, William J. Frank, Farmington, and a granddaughter. Remains are in Bower-Greenway funeral home where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church. Rev. James Fitzgerald, assistant pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Rosary devotions for men of the parish will be at 8 p.m. today and at 8 p.m. Thursday for women."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Wednesday, 14-MAY-1958
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Edward Thomson
"St. Clair - Edward Thomson, 91, of 400 South Second Street, died today in River District Hospital. He was born May 10, 1879 in White Rock, Mich. He retired from Diamond Crystal Salt Company in 1946. His wife, Lulu, died Aug. 4, 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Belle Denman, Marysville, a grandson, and two great-grandchildren. The remains will be in L.C. Friederiches and son Funeral Home after 7 P.M. Saturday. Funeral services will be held there at 2 P.M. Monday. Rev. H.B. Loomis, pastor of the First Congregational Church (UCC), officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Friday, 13-NOV-1970; p 4, sec. 3
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


John Thomson
"DEATH TAKES POLICE CHIEF OF ST. CLAIR - St. Clair, May 5 - John Thomson, 69, chief of the St. Clair police department the past 25 years, died Thursday night in the Port Huron hospital, where he had been a patient since March 20. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Friederichs funeral home here and at 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational church. Dr. Clyde H. Wilcox will officiate assisted by Rev. Clarence M. Burkholder, Port Huron, former pastor. Burial will be in Rosehill cemetery. Mr. Thomson is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rose Thomson, four sons, Alger Thomson, Detroit, and Edward, Daniel and Justin, all of St. Clair; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Ayotte, Filion, and Mrs. Elizabeth Rymal, Detroit; 10 grandchildren and two brothers, Harry and Edward, both of St. Clair. Mr. Thomson was born April 1, 1875 in White Rock, near Harbor Beach, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thomson. He lived in St. Clair 53 years."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Friday, 05-MAY-1944; front page

"RITES SUNDAY FOR ST. CLAIR POLICE CHIEF. - St. Clair, May 6 - Funeral services for John Thomson, 69, St Clair police chief, who died Thursday night in Port Huron hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Friedericks funeral home and 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational church. Rev. Clarence M. Burkholder, Port Huron, former pastor, will officiate. He will be assisted by Dr. Clyde H. Wilcox, present pastor. Burial will be in Rosehill cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Sewart, Val Armour, Jarvis Chamberlin, Thomas Sawher, Harry Lively and Grant Smith. Honorary pallbearers include Mayor Dr. F.V. Carney, city officials and others. Troopers of the St. Clair police post and deputy sheriffs of St. Clair county will form and escort."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Saturday, 06-MAY-1944
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


John S. Thomson
"John S. Thomson of Port Sanilac Dies at Age of 84 - Well Known Business Man of Thumb Succumbs to Pneumonia - Port Sanilac, February 2- the death of John S. Thomson, one of the earliest settlers of this section, and the last of the Port Sanilac pioneers, occurred yesterday noon, from pneumonia, after a very brief illness. He has been ailing but a few days, and had been confined to his bed scarcely at all. He was 84 years of age. John S. Thomson was well known through his business activities, not only in Sanilac county, where he entered business at Port Sanilac in 1850 in a general store, but also in St. Clair county, having for many years been engaged in the salt manufacturing business in St. Clair, under the firm name of Thomson Bros., whose salt plant was a few years ago taken over by the Diamond Crystal Salt Co. While he never lived in St. Clair he spent much of the time there until eight or ten years ago. The general store in at Port Sanilac, too, was disposed of at about the same time. Mr. Thomson and his brother Thomas, under the firm name of Thomson Bros. First entered the salt business at White Rock, a town between Forestville and Harbor Beach, their St. Clair enterprise being initiated several years later. Mr. Thomson is survived by a widow and two children. The latter are Charles W. Thomson of Port Sanilac and Detroit, and Miss Harriett Thomson, who is an instructor in the state university of Montana. She had just been home during the holidays for a visit with her parents. Mr. Thomson was formerly quite active in Republican politics in his county and the Thumb district and was well known and highly respected by a large circle of both business and political acquaintance, not only in this section, but throughout the state. The funeral and burial will be at Port Sanilac."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Friday, 02-FEB-1917
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Lulu Thomson
"St. Clair - Mrs. Lulu Thomson, 86, of 309 North Third Street, died Thursday, Aug 4, in a Port Huron nursing home after a long illness. She was born in St. Clair, and was a life-resident of the city. She is survived by her husband, Edward; a daughter, Mrs. Belle Denman, Pompano Beach, Fla.; a grandson, Lee Ceasor, Marysville; two great grandchildren; a sister-in law, Mrs. Judd Stevens, Marine City. Remains were in the L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. The Rev. Horace B. Loomis, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery."
Source: Newspaper Clippings Collection of Blanche Thomson
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Rose G. Thomson
"Mrs. John S. Thomson - St. Clair - Mrs. Rose G. Thomson, 87, of 926 Thornapple Street, widow of John S. Thomson, former St. Clair Police Chief, died Thursday in a nursing home after a long illness. She was born Oct. 11, 1875 in Thamesville, Ont. Her husband died in May1944. A son Daniel, died in September, 1952. Mrs. Thomson was a member of Latter Day Saints Church of St. Clair. She is survived by three sons, Alger Thomson, Detroit; Edward and Justin Thomson both of St. Clair; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Ayotte, Bad Axe, and Mrs. Elizabeth Rymal, Detroit; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. The remains are in Bower-Greenway Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. Elder Victor Levitt, Latter Day Saints Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Saturday, 03-AUG-1963, p 12
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


William Gilbert "Gib" Thomson
"St. Clair - William Gilbert "Gib" Thomson, 83 died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1992. He was born Jan. 16, 1909, in St Clair. He was employed by the Acme Sign Co. for many years. Gib was a member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, having graduated from the university; Herman Literary Society (Kappa Sigma) and the First Congregational Church. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He is survived by many close friends. Services are at 1p.m. Tuesday in the L.C. Friederichs and Son funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Findlay of the First Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery. Visiting is 7 to 9 p.m. today."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 16-NOV-1992
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Jearald E. Thornton
"
Kimball Man Dies in Crash - Two others Are Injured As Automobiles Collide - Jearald E. Thornton, 33, of 1610 Richman Road, Kimball Township, was instantly killed and two other men seriously injured in an automobile crash at 6 p.m. Monday at Smiths Creek and Richman roads. The injured who are in Port Huron Hospital, are: Earl Struthers, 48, of 1441 Richman road, driver of the automobile in which Thornton was riding., chest injuries and cuts on the face. Frank Harvath, 28, Memphis, driver of the other vehicle, head injuries and injured left knee, cuts and bruises. Thornton was thrown through the windshield and his throat cut, deputy sheriffs said. Coroner Arthur E. Smith said he died instantly. Thornton was a foreman at Chrysler Parts plant, Marysville. He was a resident of Kimball Township the last five years. Thornton, whose nickname was "Jake", formerly was a caddy at Port Huron Golf club. Thornton is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Dall Thornton, three sons, Ronald, Donald and Frederick Thornton; two daughters, Nancy and Marjorie Thornton; his mother, Mrs. Susie Thornton, Port Huron; four brothers, Theodore Thornton, Detroit; Elmer Thornton, Deckerville; Floyd Thornton, Pontiac, and Milton Thornton, Port Huron; a stepbrother, James Mauth, pt. Dover, Ont.; four sisters, Mrs. Samuel Gato, Detroit, and Mrs. Merle Boucher, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson and Mrs. Lawrence Perry, all of Port Huron. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Arthur Smith funeral home by Rev. William Schlitts, pastor of Gratiot Park Methodist church. Burial will be in Lakeside cemetery. The remains are in the Arthur Smith funeral home."

"Rev. Wm. Schlitts, pastor of Gratiot Park Methodist church, officiated at funeral services this afternoon in Arthur Smith funeral home for Jearald E. Thornton, 33, Kimball Township, husband of Mrs. Margaret Dall Thornton and foreman at Chrysler parts plant, Marysville, who was instantly killed in an automobile crash Monday night at Smiths Creek and Richman roads. Harley and Ursel Hunter, Frank Laturno, John Mulle, Ronald Arnot and Robert N. Basney were pallbearers. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Leo M. Tighe, 75
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, on 06-FEB-2000, on page 2B.


Alvin G. Tillman, 52
"Port Huron - Alvin G. Tillman, 52, died Sunday, May 21, 2000. Survived by wife, Kaye. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jowett Funeral Home. Family hour: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday."
Source: Times Herald, 28-MAY-2000


James Tilton
"Allenton - James Tilton, 78, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. Survived by wife, Margaret. Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Armada Congregational Church of Christ, Armada. Visiting: 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada, and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the church."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 08-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Verl C. Tinsley
"Croswell - Verl C. Tinsley, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 in Westmoreland, Kansas. She was born July 1, 1906 in Applegate, daughter of the late John H. and Mae (Carlyon) Stecker. She and Gabriel Tinsley were married on March 28, 1931 in Detroit. He died July 15, 1991. She attended schools in Applegate, Croswell, and graduated from Carsonville Schools in 1927. She had moved to Wamego, Kansas, in 1991, having previously lived in Applegate until 1949 and Croswell until 1991. Surviving are three sons, Richard J. of Port Huron, Larry G. of Raleigh, N.C. and Warren "Bruce" of Wameuo, Kansas: 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by it sister, Vera McDonald. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. The Rev. Kenneth Norcross, pastor of the Cash Church of God, will officiate. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 14-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mary A. Tobias
"Port Huron - Mary A. Tobias, 94, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999. Survived by sons, Jack, Thomas Jr. and Richard, and daughters, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Bonadio and Nancy Maywar. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday. Jan. 29, Arthur Smith Funeral Home. There will be no visiting."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 04-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Lee Todd
"Croswell - Lee Todd, 51, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999. Survived by sisters, Letisha Stanley, Judith Poarch and Jamie Wurmlinger, and brothers, Gregory Todd, Gary and Wayne Tharp. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Croswell Wesleyan Church. Arrangements: Pomeroy Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 24-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mary Belle Todd
"Croswell - Mary Belle Todd, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. Survived by children, Wayne and Gary Tharp, Gregory, Letitia Stanley, Judith Poarch and Jamie Wurmlinger. Arrangements by Pomeroy Funeral Home are incomplete."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 24-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Marilyn E. Tonkovich
"Smiths Creek - Marilyn E. Tonkovich, 67, of Smiths Creek, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital. She was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Lochmoor. She married Robert E. Wakeham on Feb. 12, 1955, in Grosse Pointe Woods. He died Nov. 9, 1977. She married Steven J. Tonkovich on Dec. 22, 1979, in Richmond. He died June 9, 1987. Mrs. Tonkovich was a member, past chaplain and past secretary-treasurer of the Almont Legion Auxiliary Unit 479. She retired from Hydraulic Tubes and Fittings in 1988 after 19 years as a corporate secretary. She is survived by her daughter and grandson, Julie Anne Wakeham Krauss and Scotty, Robert Krauss of Burtchville Township; her brother and sister-in-law, James and Irene Lahr of Roseville; her brother, Daniel Lahr of Allenton; her brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Norma Lahr of Allenton; her step daughters, Linda Sharpe of Port Huron, Janet (Red) Duncan of Imlay City; and Sue (Steve) Roberts of Almont; her brother in-law, John (Judy) Tonkovich; her sister-in-law, Mary Ann (John) Catherines; her brother-in-law, Ken (Ellen) Wakeham; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Wakeham; her stepgrandchildren, Tera Jones, Angie and Joe Pedrotti, Jason and Andrew Wakeham, Joshua, Letisha and Brittany Roberts; her stepgreat-grandchildren, Darin, Stephanie, Anna and Zoe; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert A. Wakeham. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Arthur Smith Funeral Home, 1230 Seventh St. The Rev. Emerson Arntz, of Jeddo United Methodist Church and Central Lakeport United Methodist Church, Lakeport, will officiate. Burial will be in West Berlin Cemetery. Visiting hours are 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Friday. Pallbearers will be Jeff Krauss, Tim Lahr, Terry Bingham, Sam Bentz, Joseph Pedrotti and Steve Sancho. Honorary pallbearer will be Tom Wakeham. Memorials may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 13-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Nancy Tonkovich
"St. Clair - Nancy Tonkovich, 84, of St. Clair and a former Yale area resident, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 at Port Huron Hospital. She was a resident of Faith Medical Care Facility, St. Clair. She was the daughter of Alfred and Amelia Jones Clark born in London, Ont. Canada April 14, 1913. She and John Tonkovich were married Feb. 14, 1951 in Port Huron and his death was April 21, 1985. Mrs. Tonkovich was self-employed and had been the owner and operator of a restaurant and also an orchard in the Goodells area (1951-56) and had been a foster grandparent for the Port Huron Area School District. She is survived by her daughter, Lois Bailey of Port Huron; her son, James Wolfe of Illinois; a step-daughter, Mrs. Maryann (John) Catherines of Goodells; a step-son, John Tonkovich of Richmond; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Moynihan of Troy. She was preceded in death by a son, William Wolfe, a step-son Steven Tonkovich, sisters, Alma Lilly, Leila Renaud, Nellie Davidson and brothers, Robert and John Clark. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 at the Kaatz Funeral Home, Yale with the burial of cremains at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Emmett. Fr. Larry Dunn, Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale, will officiate. Visiting begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 25-JAN-1998


Helen V. Rutkofske Torlone
"Bonita Springs, Fla. - Helen V. Rutkofske Torlone passed away Mother's Day, May 14, 2000, at 7:35 p.m. with her son, sister and husband by her side at Naples Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Port Huron to Edmund and Mildred Heyer. Edmund passed away Dec. 30, 1978 and Mildred on March 26, 1996. She married Ralph D. Rutkofske on Jan. 21, 1950, in St. Joseph's Church, Port Huron. Helen graduated from Port Huron High School in June 1943. She was employed as secretary to Allen T. Carlisle, City Engineer Port Huron, for 10 years and Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Engineering Division for one year. She was a member of Theta Alpha Mu Sorority during high school, and was also a past president. She was active in dancing, and skating, both roller and ice. She danced with Zelpha Kern in Port Huron for many years, both tap and ballroom. Ralph and Helen operated Rutkofske Electric for many years until Ralph took on a partner, Ross Neal. They continued the business as Rutkofske Neal Electric until they retired. Ralph and Helen moved to Fort Myers, Fla., in January 1982. Ralph passed away Oct. 11, 1988. Helen moved from Fort Myers to Bonita Springs, Fla., in April 1993. She remarried Edward A. Torlone June 12, 1998. She is survived by her son, David Ralph Rutkofske and wife, Connie; three granddaughters, Mrs. Jason (Tanya Marie) Thorpe, Brigette Lovik, Cortney Lovik; and two great-grandsons; her husband, Ed Torlone; her sister, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Smith; many nieces and nephews; and many grand nieces and grand nephews. A "Celebration of Life" open house will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, at David Rutkofske's house at 6171 Hewitt Road, Jeddo. For more information, please contact Dave at 810-327-6181. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 11-JUN-2000


John P. Torz
"Marysville - John P. Torz, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. Survived by wife, Alice. No services are scheduled. Arrangements: Marysville Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 11-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Edith Tousley
"Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Tousley, 71, of 1122 Pearl street, who died Monday of heart disease while touring Kellogg Center, Battle Creek, with her husband Roy D. Tousley, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hubert V. Lucas funeral home. Rev. Roger Merrell, pastor of Marysville Methodist Community church, will officiate. Donald Parker and Charles Parker, both of Detroit; Glen Tousley, Cass City; Beryl Hall and Glen Hall, both of Ruby, and Robert Allington, St. Clair, all nephews of Mrs. Tousley, will be pallbearers. The remains are in the funeral home. Burial will be in Ruby Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Robert G. Tower
"Traverse City - Robert G. Tower, 72, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999. Survived by stepchildren, Cornelia, Dennis and Jeffrey Bishop. Services: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Visiting: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 13-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Staff Sgt. Frank Townsend
"Local Soldier Viet Casualty - Frank Townsend, 24, Dies in War Action - The family of Staff Sgt. Frank Townsend, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, 4630 Griswold Road, was notified Wednesday he was killed in action in Vietnam May 10."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Obie Washington Trask
"Former Pastor of Churches in District Dies - Rev. O. W. Trask, 76, former pastor of Mills Methodist Episcopal church here and other Methodist churches in the Thumb district, died Sunday in his home, 1702 Chestnut street, after an illness of several months. He was born in Alma, Ont., July 25, 1871. He was graduated from Harbor Beach High School and Evanston University, Evanston, Ill. Mr. Trask served churches in New Haven, Carsonville, Elkton and Saginaw. He was a member of a Saginaw lodge of F & A. M., a Saginaw chapter of O. E. S. and Port Huron-Sarnia International Ministerial association. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marion Euphemia Trask; two sons, Lester T[r]ask, Saginaw, and Maurice Trask, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two daughters, Miss Ellen L. Trask, Detroit, and Mrs. W. B. Crego, Saginaw; a brother, Charles O. Trask, Port Huron; two sisters, Mrs. Violet Quackenbush and Mrs. Carl Affidelt, both of Oakland, Calif., four grandchildren and severeal nieces and nephews. The remains are in the Kipp funeral home where Rev. W. C. S. Pellowe, pastor of First Methodist church, and Dr. Gordon Phillips, superintendent of the Port Huron Methodist district, will officiate at funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 15-DEC-1947


Dr. John T. Travers
"DEATH OF DR. TRAVERS - We record this week the death of Dr. John T. Travers, an old citizen of Port Huron, which took place at his residence, after a long and wearisome illness, on Wednesday morning. The funeral services are to be held to-day, (Friday)."
Source: P.H. Times Weekly, 25-NOV-1870


George A. Traviss
"WELL KNOWN SHIP-BUILDER IS DEAD - George A. Traviss was resident of Port Huron 43 years - George A. Traviss, 73 died at his home 1036 Wall Street, Sunday night. Mr. Traviss was a well known contractor and shipbuilder and has been a resident of Port Huron for 43 years. He was an active member of Port Huron Lodge of Odd Fellows. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, three daughters and one son; Mrs. Charles E. Winchester and Miss Rita A. Traviss of this city; Mrs. George S. Hussey and George Leslie Travis of Detroit. Funeral services will be held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 09-JUL, announcement section
Submitted by
BLamb94453@aol.com.


Thomas Trimby, Sr.
"Thomas Trimby, sr., died at the home of his daughter in Ashville, Georgia, Tuesday night, aged 72 eyars. About three months ago Mr. Trimby went south for the benefit of his health and also to visit his daughter, whom he had not seen in many years. While there he suffered a stroke of paralysis, and coupled with other troubles, the old gentleman never rallied."
Source: P.H. Weekly Times, Thursday, 21-JAN-1892


George F. Tripp
"Rev. George Francis Tripp, 88, retired Methodist minister, died at his home in Flint March 25th after a long illness. Mr. Tripp was born in Starville, Cottrellville township, March 13, 1861 but was raised on the Tripp homestead on the Tripp road, also known ass the Belle River road which was the old "Indian Trail" to Romeo, in pioneer days. He attended the Belle River school and was graduated of the St. Clair High school, class of 1880. His father Rev. Wanton Tripp was one of the hardy ___the Circuit Riders who carried the word of God from church to church, travelling many weary miles, to conduct services, wherever there were two or three of his faith gathered together. Mr. Tripp preached his first sermon at Starville, when he was 15 years old, making the trip from his father's farm on foot to do so. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Wheeland, of Attica, and Miss. Ethel Tripp of Flint, one grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews. Services which were attended by many Methodist clergymen including Bishop Marshall Reed of western Michigan, were held in the Oak Park Methodist church in Flint. Burial was in the old church cemetery at Attica, near the little country church where he met his wife, who was the church organist. As one of his old associates said, they always stood on the of the hill so that they could get first glimpse of the new preacher driving his horse and buggy along the dusty road, and when Mr. Tripp left to take a new charge there was not a one but said; 'There goes a good man.'"

"Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Oak Park Methodist church, Flint, for Rev. George Francis Tripp, 88, Flint, former Port Huron minister, who died Friday in his residence. Dr. Marshall R. Reed, presiding Methodist bishop of Michigan, will officiate. Mr. Tripp, who was retired at the time of his death, was born March 13, 1861. The remains will be in the Groves & Co. funeral home, Saginaw street and Fifth avenue, Flint, until noon Monday, at which time they will be taken to the church to lie in state. Burial will be in Attica Cemetery. Mr. Tripp was pastor of South Park and Mills Memorial Methodist churches here from 1926 to 1928, when he retired and moved to Flint. He served as supply pastor for three churches in Flint for a time after his retirement. He entered the Detroit Methodist Conference in 1887. His first assignment as a pastor was at Clifford."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Reverend W. A. Tripp
"Old German Pioneer Dead, Rev. W. A. Tripp, a local elder in the Methodist Episcopal church widely known in this section of the state, died at his home 1057 Clinton avenue, Wednesday morning, January 1st. Deceased was born at Wales, Erie county, New York, May 4, 1832, and would, therefore, have been 76 years of age next May. In 1852, he came to St. Clair county and settled in Cottrellville township. On April 19, 1857, he was married to Miss Nancy Frasier, of Starville. In July, 1862, he enlisted in company E, 22nd Mich. Infantry and for six months served his country as a soldier. With his young wife he settled in China township, near Belle River, Mills, and made for themselves a splendid farm home, which they owned all these years. Several years ago, Mr. And Mrs. Tripp moved to St. Clair and took up their residence on Clinton avenue where they resided at the time of Mr. Tripp's death. To Mr. and Mrs.Tripp were born seven children, five of whom are still living. Clyde W., of Chicago; Rev. Geo. R., of Vernon; Nomer F. and Walter J., of St. Clair, and Mrs. W. Radike, of China township. Beside the children, the wife and four sisters also remain. The sisters are; Mrs. Honor Disbrow and Mrs. Rose Worden of St. Clair; Mrs. Maria LeMareaux, of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Cordelia Squires, of Butternut, Mich. Rev. Mr. Tripp was an honored member on Miles Post, No. 113, G. A R., and the old soldiers turned out to the funeral in a body to honor their dead comrade. He was also a faithful and esteemed member of the Methdist Episcopal church, having belonged to the church since 1862. In 1875, at Flint, Bishop Harris ordained him as a local deacon, and a few years later he was ordained a local elder. For forty years he served the church as a local preacher, and throughout this entire section of the state are found people who started to live a christian life because of his preaching. In personality Mr. Tripp was a cheerful and saintly man, who won universal esteem. He was a kind neighbor, a frugal husband and father and an ideal citizen of the commonwealth. He was a optimist of the manly type, who stood for best things in the community. The funeral services were held on Friday, January 3, at the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. O. J. Blackford was assisted by the following ministers from out of the city. Presiding Elder c. B. Steele, E. P. Bennett, Eugene A. Coffin, Paul Desjardins, all of Port Huron; Samuel Gilehriese, of Marine City, and J. H. Carmichael, of Adair. The internment was in Balfour cemetery, near the old homestead of the deceased, in China Township. For forty years he served the church as a local preacher, and throughout this entire section of the state are found people who started to live a christian life because of his preaching. In personality Mr. Tripp was a cheerful and saintly man, who won universal esteem. He was a kind neighbor, a frugal husband and father and an ideal citizen of the commonwealth. He was a optimist of the manly type, who stood for best things in the community. The funeral services were held on Friday, January 3, at the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. O. J. Blackford was assisted by
the following ministers from out of the city. Presiding Elder C. B. Steele, E. P. Bennett, Eugene A. Coffin, Paul Desjardins, all of Port Huron; Samuel Gilehriese, of Marine City, and J. H. Carmichael, of Adair. The internment was in Balfour cemetery, near the old homestead of the deceased, in China Township."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Charles Edwin Trumble
"The death of Mr. C. E. Trumble occurred last Friday. His funeral was held at the Methodist church Tuesday morning, the Knights of Pythias having charge of the service, and Dr. McEldowney officiating. Charles Edwin Trumble the son of Wm. A. and Hattie A. Trumble was born Jan. 13th, 1866 and died Dec. 13, 1895, having lived 29 years and son months. He lived at his home assisting in its duties and cares and attending school until about 20 years of age. He then sought and found a position to sail on the steam barge Bay City with Capt. O'Connor with whom he continued three years having the place of wheels man. He then engaged with Capt. McDonald of Marine City on the steam barge Arages and the Monohausett, but son after returned to the Bay City with Capt. O'Connor. In 1891 he went on the Parks Foster with Capt. Merritt and served two seasons as wheelman and in 1893 on the same boat as second mate and in 1894 as first mate until the effects of injuries received in the management of the vessel during the terrific storm in June of that year, forced him to abandon his work for the season and return home. In the spring of 1895 with improved health he shipped with Capt. Myron Parsons in the steamer Gratwick as second mate but after being out only six weeks, during which he suffered severely from his former and yet undiscovered ailment. He again returned home where he remained under the constant care of friends and attending physicians until his death which occurred on Friday last. Charles was married January 15th, 1894 to Miss Sadie M. Mills, a young lady of estimable character and a teacher in the district school which he had attended as a scholar and where the acquaintance was first formed. The union was a most happy one and the bereavement of the wife is most sad and affective. One child, a girl born the second day of May last, has lost a very tender and affectionate father. Words cannot express the sense of the loss experienced by the wife and mother. From the time it became apparent that his illness would be prolonged indefinitely Charles and his little family lived with his parents continuously by whom everything was done that love and means could suggest for his restoration. In early youth Charles showed manly traits of character, truthfulness, integrity, fidelity, obedience, purity and a wish to serve rather that be served. These developed as years passed and were prominent in his young manhood. He was always studious and thoughtful and ambitious to do well every duty assigned him. He was not obtrusive nor showy but rather, reticent and retired, but always reliable in every position. He loved dearly his parents and his home and as early as he was able to engage in employment showed his regards and love in planning for ways and means to help them. He was as obedient and faithful son. During his illness he was a most patient sufferer. He hoped for recovery especially because of the dear ones to whom he was devotedly attached. And yet he expressed from time to time a peaceful and trustful submission to the heavenly Father's will. He sought and found a sustaining and precious hope in the mercy and love of Jesus Christ the Redeemer, and died in the faith of the Gospel. - RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE - Palmer Lodge No. 20K, of P. at their convention Tuesday evening unanimously adopted the follow: Death having invaded our ranks and removed our beloved Knight, Charles E. Trumble, a Brother highly esteemed by all his associates on account of his sterling integrity and perfect rectitude of conduct, therefore. Resolved, That this Lodge expresses its high appreciation of the character of our departed Brother, its deep sense of bereavement in his removal and realizing that the loss of the stricken family is far greater than our our would tender to them the sincere sympathy of the Lodge and its members in their sad affliction. Resolved. That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the journal of this Lodge and also sent to the bereaved family of our lamented Brother."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Edna Bell Trumble
"St. Clair - Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Bell Trumble, 45, of 7153 Division road, wife of Francis J. Trumble, who died Saturday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the memorial Chapel funeral home, St. Clair. Rev. Rex Reid, pastor of the St. Clair Methodist church, and Rev. Fred Paar, pastor of the Disco Methodist church, will officiate. George Zimmer, Robert Zimmer, Edward Stier, Ray Campbell, Vincent Borowski and Harry Bickley will be pallbearers. Funeral will be in Hillside cemetery, St. Clair. The remains are in the funeral home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Elizabeth Trumble
"Mrs. Estes Trumble, nee Elizabeth Coyle, died Saturday of influenza. The deceased was born Aug. 26, 1844 in New York state and came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Coyle to St. Clair in 1854. In November 1865 she was married to Estes Trumble a native of New York state, but then a resident of St. Clair town. To them were born nine children. Of these William died April 6, 1902; Edward, April 29, 1902 and Wallace, on December 2, 1913 while James, Lewis, Estes, Fred, Lottie now Mrs. Simons, and Milton are living and well known to our people. These with her husband and a brother Hugh Coyle remain to mourn her loss. The deceased was a devoted mother and a woman of amiable disposition who was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral was held from the M. E. church in this city Monday and was conducted by Rev. Samuel Jennings. The interment was in the Hillside cemetery."

"The funeral of the late Mrs. Estes Trumble was held on Tuesday of last week, and the remains were interred in the Hillside cemetery. Rev. Samuel Jennings officiating. Mrs. Trumble was 70 years of age and had resided on the Marsh road, near this city, for a great many years. She was well known among the older residents of the city, and was highly respected by all who knew her. Besides a husband she is survived by one daughter and four sons."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Elizabeth Trumble
"Mrs. Elizabeth Munt Trumble, 77, the widow of the late Walter Trumble, passed away Wednesday, October 19, at the home of her nephew, Guy Munt, after a short illness. She was a resident of St. Clair for 28 years. Mrs. Trumble is survived by three nieces, Miss Florence Munt, Montreal, and two nieces in England; three nephews, Alger Munt, Bloomfield Hills, Frank Munt, Mount Clemens and Guy Munt of St. Clair. The funeral was held Saturday, October 22, at 2 p.m., from the T. R. Bower Funeral Home. Rev. Thomas Smith of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiated, with burial in Hillside Cemetery. Mrs. Trumble was born July 21, 1872, in England. Mr. Trumble passed away in August of this year."
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Frances Trumble
"St. Clair, April 20 - Mrs. Frances Trumble, lifetime resident of this vicinity, died Monday at her home, 7195 Division road, after a long illness. Mrs. Trumble was born Aug. 29, 1874, in Casco Township, daughter of the late William and Minnie Schmoke, She was married to John Trumble, pioneer thresherman, on July 8, 1897. He died in 1927. Mrs. Trumble was a lifetime member of First Methodist church, Adair, and the Ladies Aid society of the church. She is survived by two daughters, Mae, at home, and Lulu T. Trumble, Detroit; six sons, John W., Francis J., Myron L., William E. and Lester L. Trumble, all of St. Clair, and Merlin L. Trumble, a hospital corpsman in the U. S. Navy; a sister, Mrs. Rose Liebsch, Detroit, a brother, William Schmoke, Marine City, and seven grandchildren. Remains are at the T. R. Bower funeral home until noon Thursday when they will be taken to the First Methodist church, St.
Clair. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Fred Parr, pastor of the First Methodist church, Adair, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, with a guard of honor from the U. S. Naval Station, Port Huron, and the Blue Star Mothers chapter."
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Dr. George W. Trumble
"St. Clair, Jan. 1 - Funeral services for Dr. George W. Trumble, 77, a former resident of the area, were held Tuesday in Flint. Burial was in a Flint cemetery. Dr. Trumble was born in China Township, son of William Trumble. He was graduated by St. Clair High School, class of 1897. He served as consultant to the State Prison at Jackson. Dr. Trumble is survived by his..." (Rest of the article lost)
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James Trumble
"The announcement of the death of James Trumble, Monday morning May 31, after being for some time in a very weak and critical condition, brought sorrow to a large circle of friends and the sad occurrence was deeply regretted by all our neighbors, by whom he was universally respected. The immediate cause of Mr. Trumble's death was "bronchial catarrh" from which he sufferer for some time. The deceased was born in October 7, 1837 in Jefferson county, town of Lima, N.Y., and was therefore about 59 years and eight months of age at the time of his death. He was married to 1862 to Miss Mary Reese, who survives him, besides whom he leaves two dons, Eugene and John, and two daughters, Emma and Lula. He became connected with the Methodist church at an early period in life and remained throughout a consistent member, always taking a great interest in any matter pertaining to the church. The funeral services were held at the China Methodist church at 12 o'clock, on Wednesday, June 2nd, Rev. Tripp, assisted by Rev. McCarthy of Adair, officiating. The remains attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances were conveyed to the last resting place in the St. Clair city cemetery. - Card of Thanks - The surviving members of the family desire to express their sincere gratitude to the many kind friends and neighbors who rendered such valuable assistance to the afflicted ones during the illness and death of their loved one. - Mrs. Mary Trumble and Family"
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Louis Trumble
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Body Is Identified - A man who died in Receiving Hospital last Aug. 30 of natural causes was identified in the Wayne County Morgue Tuesday night as Louis Trumble, 63 years old, 6561 McDonald avenue. He was identified by a son John B. Trumble."
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Lulu E. Trumble
"China Twp. - Lulu E. Trumble, 94, died Sunday, May 5, 1996. Survived by a brother, William. Private family services Wednesday. Visiting; 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today."
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Mae D. Trumble
"St. Clair, Aug. 11 — Miss Mae D.Trumble, 53, died Tuesday in Port Huron Hospital after an illness of three years. She was born May 15, 1902 in China Township, and lived in the Township all her life. She was the daughter of the late John and Frances Trumble. She is survived by a sister, Lulu, Detroit; six brothers, John, Francis, Myron, William and Lester Trumble, all of St. Clair, and Merlin Trumble, stationed at the U. S. Navel Base, Norfolk, Va. Remains are in the T. R. Bower funeral home, and will be removed Friday to the First Methodist church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Fred Parr, pastor of Adair Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
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Marion E. Trumble
"Dowagiac - Marion Elizabeth Trumble, 86, went home to the Lord on Sunday, April 25, 1999. A Dowagiac resident at the time of her death, she was born September 14, 1912 in Port Huron to James and Anna Kelley. On August 12, 1941she married John Trumble, who preceded her in death on June 12, 1973. They had three daughters-Ann Francis (died as an infant), Janet (Mrs. Harvey) Ross of Dowagiac, Mi, and Susan (Mrs. Fred) Furtah of Atlanta, Ga, Katherine Ross of St. Joseph, Mi, John Ross (Mary Celeste) of Richmond, Va, and Sarah Ross of Dowagiac, Mi; and one great-grandchild, Lilian Elizabeth Ross of Richmond, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, infant daughter, and two brothers, John and James Kelley of Port Huron, Mi. Marion's professional life was as a librarian for Port Huron Public and St. Clair County libraries. She retired in 1979. She gave three years of volunteer service as a librarian McCurdy Mission School, Espanola, New Mexico. Her retirement years were filled with service to others through First United Methodist Church, Dowagiac, Lee Memorial Hospital, and Southwestern Michigan College Museum. She was also an active member of AARP, Cass Co. Historical Society, Sarett Nature Center, Benton Harbor, and the Audubon Society of Cass County. Marion's Christian faith and fruits of the spirit were witnessed by her family, many friends, and all those whose lives she touched. She will be missed. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation presently, but a memorial service celebrating her life and faith will take place in late June. Anyone wishing to honor Marion may make a contribution in her name to Hospice of Cass County or First Uni6ted Methodist Church, Dowagiac, Mi--designated for McCurdy Mission School or the children's library. Local arrangements by L. C. Friederichs & Son Funeral Home, St. Clair."
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Merlin Trumble, 53, businessman
"St. Clair - Merlin L. Trumble, 53, of 306 Jay St., died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1981, in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, after a long illness. He was president of Merlin L. Trumble Colonial Chapel Funeral Homes Inc., St. Clair and Marine City. He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in St. Clair. He married Ann Elizabeth Westrick June 25, 1976, in St. Clair. Mr. Trumble served in the Navy from June 1951 to 1955 in the Medical 6th Fleet Embalmer. Mr. Trumble was past president of the Thumb Easter Seal Society. He was a member of the St. Clair Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus 2251, the American Bible Society, the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He was a charter member of the River District Optimist Club. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mr. Trumble is survived by his wife; two stepsons, Paul Westrick, St. Clair, and Mark Westrick, Colorado Springs; and a sister, Lulu E., and three brothers, Myron, William and Lester, all of St. Clair. Services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the Merlin L. Trumble Colonial Funeral Home-St. Clair Highway Chapel and at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's. The Rev. Karl Hubble, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Visiting is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Friday. Praise services will be held at 7:45 p.m. today and Friday. Memorial s may be made to the Radio Bible Class or the American Bible Society."
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Russell J. Trumble
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Military Honors For St. Clair Man Drowned In East - St.Clair, April - Funeral services for Corp. Russell J. Trumble, 37, who was drowned Thursday at Fort Monroe, Va., will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Friederichs funeral home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. E. J. Kromenaker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Coast Guards, No. 246, Port Huron, will furnish a guard of honor and squad which will fire a salute over the grave. Taps will also be sounded. The remains are to arrive today at the funeral home and the Rosary society will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. today and St. Clair council, K. of C., and men of the parish at 8:30 p.m. Rev. John F. Schmidt assistant pastor, will be in charge."
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Sadie Trumble
"Mrs. Sadie Trumble, who died June 14, 1898, was born in 1862. She had in former years been a school teacher in various districts around St. Clair where she made many warm friends and when she taught in district No 3 on the town line her husband, Charles Trumble, attended as pupil. A tender regard sprang up between teacher and pupil which in later years resulted in matrimony. He proceeded her to their last resting place two and one half years ago. A little daughter is left who will have a home with her aunt Mrs. C. J. Tucker, of Grand Ledge. Mrs. Trumble was a member of the M.E. church of St. Clair. Both husband and wife died triumphant in the faith of the Gospel. They are laid side by side in the City cemetery.

Card of Thanks - We wish to thank Mr. McCauley, the pastor of Adair church, for his service at the funeral of Mrs. Sadie Trumble, the Lady Maccabees and many friends for the kindness and sympathy shown us in our recent breavement at the loss of our daughter and sister. - Mrs. Sadie Trumble. - Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Trumble. - Mrs. L. H. Ward. - Mrs. C. J. Tucker"
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Wallace Trumble
"Wallace Trumble, son of Estes Trumble of St. Clair town, died Wednesday morning of pernicious anaemia. The deceased was a sailor and came home sick about a month ago. He was later taken to the hospital in Port Huron and a few days ago returned to the home of his parents where death resulted. Mr. Turmble was born in June 1875 in St. Clair town. He was unmarried but leaves besides father and mother a sister Lottie now Mrs. Louis Delor and four brothers, James like himself a sailor, Louis of Adair and Estes and Milton at home to mourn his loss. The deceased was a highly esteemed young man and the family will have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement."
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Walter Trumble
"Walter Trumble, for many years teacher and civic servant in St. Clair county and city, died August 25 at his home on Second street, after an illness of 8 years. Mr. Trumble was born on the family homestead in China township. His father and mother William A. and Harriet Crane Trumble came to Michigan as children with their pioneer parents. He was greatly interested in learning, and taught school for 25 years, in the various schools in the county, before, by perseverance and study after hours, he received his high school diploma in 1926 at the age of 62. Six months later he was graduated from the Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti and given his life certificate as a teacher. Mr. Trumble was for several years employed at the St. Clair Post Office, and also served several terms as City Treasurer. In his later years, though his health was feeble, Mr. Trumble still retained a great interest in politics, and current events. He delighted in having someone read aloud to him, a duty frequently performed by members of the Girl Scouts, whose Christmas caroling and arrival with May baskets were looked forward to by the invalid. He was married first to Lucy A. West, who died in 1917, and later to Elizabeth Munt, who survives him. He is also survived by his daughter, Mrs. Marian Witty, Detroit; a grandson, John C. Witty, Miami Beach, Florida, a brother Dr. George Trumble, Flint; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Sunday August 28, from the T. R. Bower funeral home, Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in the Hillside cemetery Silas Duchene, Roy Droulard, Arthur Clayton, George Radike, Thomas and Watt Balfour, all members of the graduating classes of 1899 and 1900 from the Belle River Mills school when Mr. Trumble was teaching there, acted as pall-bearers."
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Wilbur L. Trumble
"St. Clair - Wilbur L. Trumble, 63, of 7418 Fred Moore Highway, died unexpectedly Sunday in River District Hospital. He was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Casco township. Mr. Trumble was a lifelong farmer. He is survived by a brother, Alex Trumble, Georgia; and three foster sisters, Mrs. Ruth Brendtke and Mrs. Jeannie Baars, both of St. Clair, and Mrs. Ella Essenburg, Richmond. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Colonial Funeral Home, Jay Street Chapel. The Rev. John Baumgartner, pastor of First United Church of Christ, Richmond, will officiate. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery. Remains will be in the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or to the First United Methodist Church of Christ, Richmond."
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William E. Trumble
"St. Clair - William E. Trumble, 92, of St. Clair died Tuesday, July 25, 2000. He was born Sept. 23, 1907, in China Township. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; sister-in-law, Julia Trumble; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 9:15 a.m. Friday at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair."
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Edward Trumbull
"The death of Edward Trumbull, son of Mr. and Mrs. Estes Trumble, occurred Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He had been ill about six months with quick consumption. He was 23 years of age and has always lived with his parents near where they now reside. He was a brother of the Wm. Trumble who was recently drowned. He was a member of the Maccabees. The funeral will be held from the home on Sunday."
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Estes Trumbull
"St. Clair, April 10 — Estes Trumbull, 66, lifelong resident of this vicinity died Monday in the home of his sister, Mrs. Louis Delore, with whom he had lived the last 25 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bower funeral home. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery. Pallbearers will be Oren Atkins, Arthur Pauly, Joseph Meyer, Colin Campbell, William Distelrath and Ignus Delore. Mr. Trumbull is survived by his sister. He was born June 9, 1873, in St. Clair township and was a farmer. He served 38 years as treasurer of Big Hand rural school."
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William A. Trumbull
"Wm. A. Trumbull was born in May 23, 1841, in Montgomery county, state of New York. He came in his youth to Michigan settling in St. Clair county where he had made his home ever since. In 1863 he was married to Miss Harriet Crane, who still survives him. He also leaves behind to mourn his loss four children, Walter J., of St. Clair; Clinton, of Marysville; Mrs. Fenton, of Richmond, and George, of St. Clair. Mr. Trumbull, the deceased has been in poor health during the past year. He has been gradually growing weaker but yet his passing away seemed sudden and was a surprise to many of his friends. He was seen by some of you upon the streets of our town on Monday and Tuesday of last week, but early Wednesday morning he was taken suddenly worse and after spending the day in severe pain he quietly passed away at 10 o'clock in the evening. He thus died at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 2 days. His funeral service which was held in the Methodist church last Sunday afternoon was largely attended. The members of the Masonic Lodge and of the G. A. R. post, were present to pay their last tribute of respect to their departed brother and comrade. The sermon was preached by the pastor of the church, Rev. J. L. Gardiner. In his address, he called attention to some traits of character exemplified in the life of the deceased. He said Mr. Trumbull was a Christian and therefore no apology was necessary for his life. He had been a faithful member of the church and of the official board. 'Not only' said Mr. Gardiner, 'was he a soldier of Christ but he was also a faithful soldier of his country, having fought n the cause of freedom in the civil war.' He was one who was interested in education and was not only anxious, that his children be well education but that good literature be ever kept before them. Mr. Trumbull was sociable and kindly in disposition; he liked to look upon the bright side of life. He loved his home and was never so happy as when his family were gathered around him. He will be greatly missed not only by his own family but also by his many friends."
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Wanda Olga Trzcinski
"St. Clair
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Wanda Olga Trzcinski, 80, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at St. John River District Hospital in East China Township. She was a published poet and her work can be found in the Library of Congress. Wanda was born March 20, 1919, in a log cabin on a farm in Whiteford Township, Minn. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Janina Kudla. She married Vincent R. Trzcinski on Jan. 20, 1940. They were married 49 years before his passing on March 10, 1989. Wanda is survived by her only child, a daughter, Michele C. (David) Hall; three grandchildren, Scott Vincent (Lynn) Hall, Leslie Wanda (Dan) Farnsworth, and Jeffery William Hall; four great grandchildren, Ceara Farnsworth, Paige and Ian Hall, and Taylor Hall; sister, Eugenia K. Rogers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward and Julia Trzcinski, Stanley and Charlotte Cane; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Inc., 1751 York Ave., New York, N.Y., 10128."
Source: Times Herald, 25-Jan-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


William J. Tucker
"Croswell - William J. Tucker, 64, died Dec. 19, 1999. Survived by wife, Linda. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, Livonia. Visiting: 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 21-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Annie May Tuckley
"St. Clair, Nov. 15 - Miss Annie May Tuckley, 64, died early today in St. Clair Community Hospital whose modern facilities she developed in her 25 years as superintendent. Born in London, England, Nov. 10, 1883 Miss Tuckley was graduated from Sarnia General Hospital nursing school in 1912. That year she moved to St. Clair and began her years of community service as head of the old hospital, a poorly-equipped building at Sixth and Trumbull streets. Under her guidance, the hospital expanded in facilities and service and later was moved to its present site when her dreams reached fruition. It stands today, an abiding testimony of her service and vision. With the aid of St. Clair Rotary club, Miss Tuckley inspired residents to push to completion the new hospital, after World War I had delayed plans. The hospital was opened April 6, 1927 and began service the following day. - RETIRED IN 1937 - In 1929, rotarians paid the final mortgage on the new building. Other facilities have been added through the years. Miss Tuckley retired June 1, 1937, from active hospital work on the 25th anniversary of her service here. The community paid tribute to the beloved nurse at a testimonial dinner, sponsored by the Hospital board of directors and its ladies auxiliary, May 28, 1937, in St. Clair Inn. The meeting of the St. CLair Community Hospital auxillary has been postponed until 3 p.m. Nov. 24, due to the death of Miss Tuckley. - STARTED WITH LITTLE - When Miss Tuckley took over the Hospital in 1912, she devoted her first efforts to tearing paper off the walls of the old Jenks family homestead, clearing matting from the floors, and scrubbing and painting. She used the total hospital funds of $14 to accomplish the job. Washtubs were carried into the Hospital to do preliminary washing before bedding was sent to the laundry. There were five towels and no thermometers in the hospital. When the first surgical case presented itself, Miss Tuckley went to Sarnia to borrow suitable gowns and sterile equipment. The operation was a success. It was a genuine thrill for the superintendent when the first hospital-type beds were procured and a hot water furnace installed. The hospital gained prestige June 9, 1917, during the D.U.R. wreck when cots were brought in to care for 10 seriously injured patients. The S.U.R. showed its appreciation by paying off the mortgage on the old building. - ASSISTED AT 660 BIRTHS - Miss Tuckley cherished memories of the loyalty and helpful of school children who repaired furniture in handicraft classes and preserved fruits for hospital use in home making classes. She estimated that she assisted at births of some 660 babies during her tenure as superintendent. The first, a Smith boy, was born Oct. 12, 1912, when the Hospital doctor had gone hunting and the resident doctor was out on call, Miss Tuckley supervised the birth. When she retired, her staff had cared for some 5,000 patients. She had no relations in this country but scores of friends will attend funeral services at 2 p.m. in First Congregational church. Dr. Clyde H. Wilcox, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. The remains are in the Friederichs funeral home, St. Clair, where they will remain until noon Monday."
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Bertha E. Johnson Tufts
"Grand Rapids - Bertha E. Johnson Tufts, age 95, of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. She was born Feb. 7, 1904 in Orleans (Belding) Mich., the daughter of Duran and May Delphine Johnson. She moved to Grand Rapids in 1922 and was married there on June 2, 1928 to her beloved husband, Walter M. Tufts, who passed away in 1975. She was also preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, Elon, Ira, Willard, Harry, Forrest, Blanche, Mamie, Elsie and Luella, and by many nieces, nephews, and dear special friends. Surviving are her son, Robert Tufts of Port Sanilac; three grandchildren, Kathy Smith of Mason, Anji Spence of Pleasant Ridge and Brandon Tufts of Royal Oak; a special niece and her husband, Helen and Len Larson of Wyoming; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Philip E. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in River Ridge Cemetery, Belding. Visiting will 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial contributions to First Park Congregational Church of Grand Rapids or a charity of choice would be appreciated. The family is being served by Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service, 4291 Cascade Road S.E., Grand Rapids, 49546. Phone: (616)940-7333."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 10-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Edwin J. Turner
"Marlette - Edwin J. Turner, 81, of Marlette, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Lapeer. He was born Oct. 9,1918, in Bumside Township to Arthur and Edna Turner. He married Elizabeth Toth on May 7, 1938, in Brown City. Mr. Turner served in the Army during World War II. He was a farmer and raised beef cattle and crop farmed. He also worked for Paul Wasykyk for many years cutting and splitting wood. He is survived by four children, Lillian (Warren) Boyne of Sandusky, James (Barb) Turner of Tipp City, Ohio, Goldie (Roy) Raymond of Tyler, Texas, and John (Carol) Turner of New Bremen, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Hartley, Keith and Gordon, and a sister, Dorothy Underhill. A gathering will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today in the Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 19-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Patricia A. Turner
"Fort Gratiot Twp. - Patricia A. Turner, 97, of Fort Gratiot Township, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in Port Huron Hospital after a short illness. She was born Oct. 3, 1902, in Boston, Ky. She married George Turner Dec. 23, 1950, in Bowling Green, Ohio. They came to Port Huron in the early 1950s where they opened and managed the Howard Johnson's restaurant on Pine Grove Avenue. Previous to that they managed the food and beverage service at the Book Cadillac Hotel and Little Harry's Restaurant in Detroit. After her husband passed away on Dec. 9, 1961, Pat continued to manage Howard Johnson's until she retired in the late 1970s. She was a long-time member of Black River Country Club, where she enjoyed playing golf. She was also an active member of First Congregational Church. She is survived by her niece, Mary K. (David) Butcher of Fort Gratiot Township; and her two great-nephews, Jeffery Butcher of Traverse City and Trevor Butcher of Fort Gratiot Township. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Katherine Mitchell and Margaret Underwood. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, in Port Huron Family Funeral Home, 1525 Hancock St. The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Starkey, pastor of First Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m, today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to First Congregational Church."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 29-NOV-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


John W. Twiss
"COMMON COUNCIL HELD MEETING. - General Business Transacted - Resolutions on the Death of John W. Twiss..."
[lengthy article, names mentioned:] William Bragg, Central Drug store, Leon Cohen, Daily Herald, James A. Dart, Detroit United Railway, Geo. Drought & Co., Engineering News Pub. Co., Frank P. Fisher, Gamewell Fire Alarm Co., John Hawkins, W. L. Jenks, Jarvis Brothers, Kilets Printing Co., N. A. Marcotte, L. E. McCollom & Co., P. J. O'Neill, Patterson & MacTaggart, Port Huron Construction Co., Port Huron Light & Power Co., Riverside Printing Co., Wilber Sylvester, A. J. Smith & Sons, F. Rumahn, Robert Anderson, James O'Sullivan, Joseph Walsh, The Jenks Wade Co., John F. Martin, W. N. Carlisle & Co., John Deloyea, Christie Walters, John Nern, Mrs. M. Atkinson, Edward Getting, Chas. J. Mosack, Thos. Barron, Cornellen & Wilkins.
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 20-NOV-1906, p 5

"The funeral of the late John W. Twiss was held from the family residence, Pine Grove-av., Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial at Mt. Hope cemetery."
Source: The Weekly Herald, 23-NOV-1906, p 7


William R. Twiss
"St. Clair, April 20 — William R. Twiss, 69, a retired druggist who was long prominent in civic affairs, died unexpectedly Monday in his home at 402 Adams street. Mr. Twiss was active the last three years despite poor health. He was born Aug. 8 1884, in Richmondville, Sanilac County, son of the late Cass and Emily Twiss. He and Elizabeth Wallace were married in 1909 in Detroit. Mr. Twiss was a resident of St. Clair for 35 years and owned and operated a drug store here for 30 years until his retirement five years ago. Prior to that he operated a drug store in New Haven for five years. He was a graduate of Deckerville High School and Ferris Institute, Big Rapids. He was a longtime member of First Congregational church, charter member of the St. Clair Lions club and held membership in Evergreen Lodge No. 9, F. & A.M., and St. Clair chapter No. 12, R.A.M. He served on the Board of Education for 24 years and was secretary of the board from 1933 to 1949, when he retired. He served as chairman of the City Cemetery Board at the time of his death, holding that office for many years. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the T. R. Bower funeral home. Rev. Robert J. Burgess, pastor of the First Congregational church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."

"St. Clair, April 21 - Funeral services for Wilbur R. Twiss, 69, retired druggist who died Monday, will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the T. R. Bower funeral home. Rev. Robert J. Burgess, pastor of the First Congregational church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank D. Beadle, Kenneth D. Edwards, Fred W. Dunkel, Harold N. Westrick, Olaf Burgess and Milton J. Gearing. Mr. Twiss was active in many civic and fraternal organizations during the 35 years he lived in St. Clair, and owned and operated a drug store until his retirement five years ago. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Twiss, the former Elizabeth Wallace; a son, Dr. Arthur R. Twiss, Berkeley, Calif., and two grandchildren."
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