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PACE, Frederick E.

From the Port Huron Daily Times, 8/24/1891:

"Mr. Frederick E. Pace, who died on Saturday afternoon, August 22nd after a complication of diseases incident to old age, had been a resident of this city and county for thirty years. Mr. Pace was born near Schooley's Mountain in the State of New Jersey, January 27, 1806. He was therefore at the time of his death nearing his 86th birthday.  His wife, to whom he was married June 11, 1834 died in this city on the day her husband reached his 81st year. Mr. Pace was for many years a resident of Canada but emigrated to Orion Lake, Oakland county, MI at the breaking out of the Canadian rebellion in 1837.  He was also for some years a citizen of Wisconsin, having located in the city of Racine in April, 1850.  Mr. Pace leaves behind five sons and five daughters as follows: Dr. S. D. Pace, US Counsul at Port Sarnia, W.B. Pace of the customs force, Jacob Pace, Daniel E Pace and Charles E Pace, employees of the Grand Trunk Railway, all of this city.  Also Mrs. Thos. Dunford, Mrs. Clara Bennett and Mrs. Henry Bennett of Port Huron, Mrs. James A. Campbell of Sand Beach and Mrs. J. Barrett of Muskegon.  In politics the subject of this sketch was Republican since 1870. Previous to that time he was noted as being the only Democrat in the Pace Family. In religion Frederick E. Pace was a Spiritualist, and since the death of his wife his principal consolation consisted in the knowledge that he should soon meet the partner of his early manhood, and other friends of his youth and with them enjoy the blessings of a higher life. He was very positive in all of his convictions, and no man ever questioned his integrity. Comparatively speaking we may say he led a blameless life. Mrs. Baade of Capac, an advocate of the spiritual philosophy, conducted the funeral services which were held at the residence of his daughter, Miss Clara Bennett, on Fort St."

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