DALE CEMETERY INFORMATION & OBITUARIES

 

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JAMES M. E. ABBOTTS (16 JAN 1929 - 9 NOV 2002)

 

James M. E. Abbotts, 73, of Beaverton, died Nov. 9, 2002 at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids. Mr. Abbotts was born January 16, 1929 to Albert and Lucille (Ashley) Abbotts in Detroit. He had resided in Gladwin since 1973 and lived previously in Milford. He married Sarah Stewart in Covington, Kentucky Aug. 4, 1951. He was a machinist and retired in 1991 after 15 years from Brown Machine in Beaverton. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beaverton.

He is survived by his wife, who lives in Beaverton; three sons, David (Tammy) Abbotts of Hartland, Richard (Mary Ellen) Abbotts of Beaverton, Scott (Linda) Abbotts of Florida; his grandchildren, Megan Abbotts of Hartland, Lance Abbotts of Hartland, Christopher Abbotts of Beaverton, Matthew Abbotts of Beaverton and Brady Abbotts of Colo.; a sister, Alberta DuPree of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Beaverton with the Rev. Karen Blatt officiating. The family will be accepting visitors at the church that day from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Beaverton. Arrangements were handled by Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 11-13/2002 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

DEBORAH K. ACKER (2 MAR 1952 - 19 OCT 1996)

 

JACK ACKER (1953 - ?)

 

RONALD N. ALBURG (6 JAN 1960 - 15 OCT 1991)

 

Ronald N. Alburg, 31, of 1080 Levely Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1991, in the University of Michigan Medical Center, after an illness of 5 months. Born in Saginaw, Jan. 1, 1960, he had spent most of his life in Beaverton. Mr. Alburg was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Edenville. He was a mechanic at Maxwell Farms. Mr. Alburg and the former Nancy Jeska were married June 25, 1983, in Edenville.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Abraham, at home; 2 daughters, Amanda and Rebecca, at home; his parents, James and Shirley Alburg of Beaverton; and a brother, James of Beaverton. Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from St. Anne's Catholic Church. The Rev. Father James Heller officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. A wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1991 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ARCHIE L. ANDERSON (7 MAY 1898 - 22 JAN 1965)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR ARCHIE ANDERSON

 

Rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Archie L. Anderson, 67, of Beaverton, who passed away Friday in Saginaw Veterans Hospital after an illness of two months. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Born in Mars, Pa. on May 7, 1897, he was employed as an oil well driller. A veteran of World War I he had lived for 25 years in Gladwin County. He was married to the former Myrtle Kesser on March 26, 1918 and she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 1957. On June 18, 1960, he married the former Doris Schmidt, who survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Dale, of North Carolina, and Thomas, of Beaverton; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Lockett, of Ohio, Mrs. Gladys Killian, Mrs. Deloris Mitchell, all of Beaverton, and Mrs. Velma Dorsey, of Empire; one brother, Donald, of Akron, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Loomis, of Atwater, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Gladwin County Record dated 01-27/1965 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

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CHARLES VERNELL ANDERSON (4 JULY 1904 - 26 JULY 1973)

 

Charles Vernell Anderson, 69, of Beaverton, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday, July 26, at his home. Born in Saginaw July 4, 1904 he came to Beaverton in 1959 from Midland, and operated a furniture store until 1962. Mr. Anderson and the former Erma Sawvel were married June 27, 1926, in Bay City.

Surviving are his wife Erma; 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Lee of Bay City and Mrs. Dee (Darleen) Brownell of Midland; and 1 son, William Re. Anderson of Auburn; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating, and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-01/1973 Column - 8 Page - 2

ERMA I. (SAWVEL) ANDERSON (24 AUG 1903 - 25 DEC 1976)

 

Mrs. Erma I. Anderson, 73, of the Maple Manor in Gladwin, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home on Saturday, Dec. 25. Born in Gratiot County on August 24, 1903, she came to Gladwin County in 1959 from Midland. She was a member of the Gladwin Senior Citizens Club. The former Erma Sawvell, she was married to Charles V. (Andy) Anderson on June 27, 1926, in Bay City. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1973.

Surviving are one son, William of Auburn; 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Day of Gladwin and Mrs. Darleen Brownell of Midland; 2 brothers, Milo Sawvell of West Branch and Lavon Dice of Midland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Donna Bell Engle of Breckenridge, Mrs. Olive Hegle of Florida and Mrs. Sylvia Boyd of Texas; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 12-29/1976 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

MYRTLE I. (KESSER) ANDERSON (20 JAN 1901 - 29 JAN 1957)

 

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR BEAVERTON RESIDENT

 

Mrs. Myrtle Anderson, 56, a resident of Beaverton Township since 1939, died at her home on Tuesday, January 29. She was born on January 20, 1901, in Pennslyvania, the daughter of Alice and William Kesser. On March 26, 1918, she was married to Archie Anderson in Maryland.

Surviving are her husband, Archie; two sons, Dale of Grout Township and Thomas of Beaverton; five daughters, Mildred Lockert of Waterford, Gladys Killian, Dolores Mitchell and Lois Mitchell, of Beaverton, and Velma Dorsey of Empire; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, William Kesser of Wyandotte and John Kesser of New Milford, Ohio, and one sister, Viola Pilot, of West Virginia.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Methodist Church with the Rev. Verne Summers officiating. Burial will be in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-30/1957 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

BARBARA S. (WHITMER) ANDRIST (1939 - ?)

 

JAMES L. ANDRIST (1931 - ?)

 

ANNA ELIZABETH AREHART (26 AUG 1897 - 8 MAY 1970)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO ANNA AREHART

 

Miss Anna Elizabeth Arehart, 72, of Tobacco Township, died Friday, May 8, at the Elsie Schnepp Nursing Home, Beaverton, following an illness of two years. Born August 26, 1897, in Johnstown, Pa., she attended schools there and moved to the Beaverton area with her parents in 1918, when she was 21 years old. She had lived on the same farm every since. Her parents were Russell and Jane Marsh Arehart. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Carrie Hildrebrand of Ashland, Ohio; two brothers, Merle Arehart of Ludington, and Larry Arehart of Beaverton and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Miner-Mathew Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry List officiating and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-13/1970 Column - 6 Page - 1

CHARLES L. AREHART (1 APRIL 1889 - 1 JULY 1955)

 

CHARLES AREHART BURIED AT DALE

 

Funeral services for Charles L. Arehart, 66, were held Monday at 2:00 p.m., at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ernest Jehnsen officiating. Interment was made in the Dale cemetery. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Arehart, he was born April 1, 1889 at Toronto, Ohio. He was married May 6, 1912 to the former Miss Sadie Gates at Johnstown, Pa. She preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Arehart lived near Beaverton from 1935-1945 when he returned to Johnstown, coming to Beaverton again in 1954 to make his home here with his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Rolley. He was a coal miner and steel worker by occupation.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Rolley of Beaverton, Mrs. Genenie Grow of Johnstown, Pa.; three grandchildren; four brothers, Larry of Beaverton, Joseph of Binghampton, N.Y., Merle of Ludington, and Ira of Lachine; three sisters, Miss Anna Arehart of Beaverton, Mrs. Arza Mullet of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Doyle Hildenbrand of Nankin, Ohio. Pallbearers were Bill Bergman, Tom Bergman, Lawrence Bergman, Gordon Dundas, Clayton McKimmy and Harley Quellet. Gladwin County Record dated 0706/1955 Column - 1 Page - 1

IRA R. AREHART (10 MARCH 1882 - 4 APRIL 1959)

 

FORMER BEAVERTON MAN DIES

 

Ira Russell Arehart, 77, died in Alpena Saturday, April 4, following an illness of one and one-half years. He was born in Homestead, Pa., March 10, 1882. A carpenter, he moved to Alpena from Beaverton 25 years ago.

Survivors include three brothers, Joe of New York, Merle of Ludington, and Larry, of Beaverton; three sisters, Miss Anna Arehart of Beaverton, Mrs. Ruby Mullett of Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Carrie Hildebrand of Nankin, Ohio; and two nieces, Mrs. Archie Groves of Pennslyvania, and Mrs. Jessie Rolley, of Beaverton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Hilbert officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-08/1959 Column - 2 Page - 1

JANE (JENNY) AREHART (12 DEC 1865 - 28 OCT 1930)

 

Mrs. Jenny Arehart died Oct. 28, 1930, at Johnstown, Penn., after an illness of eight weeks. Miss Jenny Marsh was born Dec. 12, 1865, at Johnstown, Penn., and was married there to Russell Arehart in 1883. Fifteen children were born to them of whom seven, Ira, Hare, Charles, Anna, Joe, Ruby, Carrie, Merle and Zelora are living. One son Terry, who was in the World's war, went down with the Cyclops.

They moved from Johnstown, Penn., to Beaverton, Mich., in 1920 where Mr. Arehart died. After his death Mrs. Arehart and three sons moved back to Johnstown, Penn. She leaves to mourn her loss one sister, Mrs. Sue Arehart of Flint; six sons and three daughters, Mrs. Linden Granson, Mrs. Hial Hildebrand and Miss Nina Arehart, and nine grandchildren.

Her body was brought to Beaverton where services were held by Rev. Perry Arnold, followed by burial beside her husband at the Dale cemetery. The singers were Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Ira McKimmey. Her four sons and two sons-in-law acted as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 11-06/1930 Column - 5 Page - 1

LARRY T. AREHART (1 SEP 1911 - 29 MARCH 1985)

 

Larry T. Arehart, 73, of 400 Knox St., Beaverton, died Friday, March 9, at his home. Born in Johnstown, Pa.., Sept. 11, 1911, he came to Gladwin County in 1936. He retired as a mechanic for Dow Chemical Co. Jan. 1, 1970 and was a member of the Beaverton Baptist Church.

Mr. Arehart was married to the former Marjorie Bergman Aug. 22, 1936, in Beaverton. Besided his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Melody Walters of Clare. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Baptist Church. The Rev. Brian Wright officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 04-03/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

MARJORIE C. (BERGMAN) AREHART (30 JULY 1915 - 4 FEB 1988)

 

Marjorie C. Arehart, 72, of Beaverton Apartments, died Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness with cancer. Born in Beaverton, July 30, 1915, she had spent her lifetime there. She taught in the Beaverton schools and was a member of the Beaverton Baptist Church.

The former Marjorie Bergman, she was married to Larry Arehart Aug. 22, 1936, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death March 29 1985. Surviving are one daughter, Melodie Walters of Clare; 3 sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Tucker of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Jean Berner and Mrs. Anne Mowery of Midland; and one brother, Calvin Bergman of Beaverton. Three brothers also preceded her in death.

Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Beaverton Baptist Church. Pastor Brian Wright officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 02-10/1988 Column - 3 Page - 2

RUSSELL B. AREHART (21 SEP 1858 - 23 JULU 1920)

 

Russel Arehart was born in Ridgeway, Harden county, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1858, and departed this life at Highwood, July 23, 1920, aged 62 years, 10 months and 27 days. He was the father of 15 children, of whom nine are living; Charlie of Johnstown, Pa., Ira, David, Joseph, Anna, Ruby, Carrie, Merl and Zelva, all at home. He had a son who was lost on the Battleship Cyclops. Mr. Arehart came to Michigan from Johnstown, Pa. selling his home there and coming to Gladwin county to get a bigger farm so as to have his children all near him, but he was only here a little over a year before he fell a victim of the dreadful disease, cancer of the stomach. He was the youngest son of 14 children, of whom of only four are living; David of Otter Lake, Burris in Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. R.M. Gregg of Pine Stump and Lizzie Westcott of Ohio. He leaves one niece, Mrs. Emma Bird and one nephew, Frank Crumpacker of Pine Stump.

Mr. Arehart was a man of high morals, beloved by all who knew him. Rev. Perry Arnold preached the funeral sermon, and he was laid to rest in the Dale Cemetery. He was taken to his Nephew's home at Pine Stump where the funeral was held at the house. Pall Bearers were W. H. Snyder, Andrew Snyder, Phillip Ottegen, Henry Schaffer, James Dundas, and Wm. Rhodes. Gladwin County Record dated 08-12/1920 Column - 5 Page - 5

MRS. EDWARD ARMBUSTER (27 JAN 1868 31 DEC 1937)

 

Mrs. E. Armbruster Dies in Tobacco Township Funeral services were, held at the Beaverton Methodist church Sunday, January 2, for Mrs. Edward Armbruster, conducted by Rev. R. H. Nicodemus. Burial was at Beaverton cemetery. Mrs. Armbruster died December 31, 1937, at her home in Tobacco township, and was born January 27, 1868, at Alniont, Lapeer county

She had been a resident of Beaverton and Tobacco townships for several years.

 

She is survived by her husband, Edward Armbruster, a daughter, Mrs. George Fruchey, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Dell of Port Huron and Mrs. William Bean of Almont, a brother, Roy Bannister of Hale, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 1-12/1938 Column 1 Page 4.

 

JOHN EDWARD ARMBUSTER (1863 - 8 SEP 1938)

 

GENEVIEVE M. ARMSTRONG (14 SEP 1904 - 28 OCT 1998)

 

RAYMOND N. ARMSTRONG (2 SEP 1896 - 5 MARCH 1970)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR RAY ARMSTRONG

 

Raymond N. Armstrong, 73 of Beaverton, died Thursday, March 5, in Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a long illness. Born in Estey on Sept. 2, 1896, he had lived in Gladwin County for 24 years. Mr. Armstrong was retired from Dow Chemical Co. and a veteran of World War I. He was married to the former Genevieve Hunter on May 19, 1922, in Grayling.

Surviving besides his wife, are three sons, Richard and Lee, of Midland and Francis, of Hope; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Ostrander of Hope, and Mrs. Margaret Green, of Midland; 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hall Funeral Home. Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-11/1970 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

MARGUERITE WYNONAH (STOCKFORD) ARNCE (24 AUG 1893 - 1 APRIL 1910)

 

YOUNG WIFE SHOT HERSELF

 

WIFE OF HENRY CLAY ARNCE OF TOBACCO TOWNSHIP

 

UNHAPPY, TIRED OF LIFE

 

DELIBERATELY COMMITS SUICIDE---CORONER'S JURY INVESTIGATES.

 

The community near Dundas Corners in Tobacco township was electrified by the suicide Thursday of the wife of Clay Arnce. While returning for a call on the neighbors, and in the best of spirits, Marguerite Wynonah Arnce deliberately shot herself through the heart with a 22-revolver that she had picked up from the window sill of her stepson's bedroom. Just before she fired the fatal shot she called the attention of her husband, requesting him to watch her. She had prepared a letter in which she acknowledge premeditated suicide, giving unhappiness as the reason. Death from the shot was almost instantaneous. She was married in 1907, when only 14, to Henry Clay Arnce, a one armed soldier of 65. She leaves a daughter one year old.

The subject of the sad affair was born in Owosso, Aug. 24, 1893, and moved to Gladwin with her parents in 1895, and has since resided in Tobacco township. Besides husband and child her mother and one brother survive. Her maiden name was Stockford. Dr. F. S. Pierce, coroner, arrived on the scene in half an hour after the shot to find life extinct, and together with David Reymore, Philip Ottgen, William Quellet, William Berger, William Pary and William Woodby, jurors, held an inquest, and after hearing the testimony of several witnesses arrived at a verdict of voluntary suicide.

Funeral was held Saturday in Tobacco town hall, followed by interment in Dale cemetery. About a year ago. Mrs. Arnce attempted suicide with carbolic acid, but was saved by prompt medical action. Gladwin County Record dated 04-21/1910 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

HAROLD BLISS ARNOLD (MAY 1920 - 10 MARCH 1921)

 

"Death has come as a reaper, And garnered the flowers first. He transplanted them up in heaven. Where they'lll grow and flourish most." Harold Bliss Arnold was born April 12, 1920, and died March 10, 1921, aged ten months and 28 days. Harold was taken ill with pneumonia about two weeks ago and for all that willing hands could do Jesus called him home.

Mother and father, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and hosts of relatives and friends will miss him, for so soon he had won a warm place in their hearts.

 

CARDS OF THANKS

 

We sincerely thank the friends and neighbors for the sympathy and help during the sickness and death of our darling baby boy. Also for the beautiful floral offerings.

Mr. and Mrs. Perley Arnold

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Arnold and family

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rau and family

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ward

Gladwin County Record dated 03-17/1921 Column - 2 Page - 4

 

FREDERICK ASCH, SR (25 JULY 1895 - 23 SEP 1980)

 

Frederick Asch Sr., 85, of the Michigan Veterans Facility, Grand Rapids, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, after a long illness. Born in Munger on July 25, 1895, he lived in Gladwin County from 1905 to 1945. Mr. Asch was a farmer, stone mason and landscaper. He served in the Red Arrow Division during World War I and was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church, the V.F.W. and American Legion.

Mr. Asch and the former Catherin Farney were married in 1920. She preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons, Gordon of Webster Grove, Mo., Fred Jr. and Doyle of Midland and Leo of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Yvonne) Morley of Coleman; 3 brothers, Samuel Jr. of Beaverton, William and David of Midland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Edith Burke and Mrs. Elizabeth Collett of Midland and Mrs. Mabel Grove of Flint; a half-brother L.A. Cheney; 13 grand-grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Rites will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Leon Methner will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-24/1980 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

JOY H. ASCH (? - 1942)

 

JUNE M. (LEE) ASCH (3 JUNE 1928 - 16 APRIL 1978)

Mrs. June Asch, 49, of 1860 Francis St., Midland, died Sunday, April 16, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in Beaverton Township on June 3, 1928, she moved to Midland County 30 years ago. She was a member of the Gladwin F.O.E. Auxiliary No. 3292 and the Midland Order of Eastern Stars. The former June Lee, she was married to Doyle Asch on January 17, 1948, in Detroit.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Steven of Sanford and Donald of Beaverton; one daughter, Robin, at home; her mother, Mrs. Tamsen Lee of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Wanda Cone of Gladwin; 3 brothers, Robert and Richard of Beaverton and Ronald of Clare; and 4 grandchildren.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. James Braid officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-19/1978 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

KATHERINE "KATRINA" (VERNIE) ASCH (1863 - 16 NOV 1929)

 

Mrs. Samuel Asch died Nov. 15, 1929, at her home in Beaverton, having been a resident there since 1911. Katrina Vernie was born Sept. 22, 1863 at Berne, Switzerland, and was married there in 1888 to Samuel Asch. Eleven children, eight sons and three daughters, were born to them.

In 1895 Mr. and Mrs. Asch moved to America, locating first in Pennsylvania, where they were employed on a dairy farm. They came to Michigan in 1897, and located in Beaverton in 1911. Mrs. Asch will be sadly missed by surviving family and friends. Gladwin County Record dated 12-05/1929 Column - 3 Page - 4

NAOMI (KINSEY) ASCH (15 AUG 1882 - 16 MARCH 1955)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. SAMUEL ASCH

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Asch, 72, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Latter Day Saints church in Beaverton with the Elder Harold Keeley and Elder Lewis Grice officiating. Mrs. Asch suffered a cerebal hemorrage Tuesday afternoon and was taken to the Midland Hospital, where she passed away 24 hours later.

The former Miss Naomi Kinsey, she was born August 15, 1882 at Brant, Mich. In August 1931 she was married to Samuel Asch Sr. The Asch's lived on a farm south of Beaverton until a few years ago when they retired and moved to Beaverton. Mrs. Asch was a member of the Latter Day Saints church here.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Asch Sr., one son, L.A. Cheney of Williamston; seven step sons, Chris of Bay City, Edward of Flint, Fred, Albert, William and David, all of Midland and Samuel Jr. of Beaverton; Mrs. Edith Burke of Midland and Mrs. Mable Groves of Flint; 43 grandchildren; three siters, Mrs. Ruth Babbit of Owosso, Mrs. Lydia Griffeth of Brant and Mrs. Lizzie Davis of Corunna; and four brothers, Orville of Owosso, Aury of Beaverton, Grant and Lester of Muskegon.

Interment was made in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-16/1955 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

SAMUEL ASCH JR. (6 JULY 1904 - 14 JUNE 1996)

 

Samuel Asch Jr., 91, of Beaverton, died Friday, May 31, 1996 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home. Born July 6, 1904 in Munger, he farmed in Tobacco Township most of his life. Mr. Asch was an elder in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Beaverton. He married the former Fern Rosevear June 26, 1937 in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, David Asch and Julieann VanNest of Iowa City, Iowa, and Howard and Victoria Asch of Beaverton; one daughter, Mary Jane and Richard Miller of Holt; one sister, Mabel Grove of Flint; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death; by 2 sisters, 7 brothers and a step-brother.

Rites were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Beaverton. Elder Richard Hamilton officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 06-05/1996 Column - 4 Page - 7

 

SAMUEL ASCH SR. (22 FEB 1866 - 31 JAN 1956)

 

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR SAMUEL ASCH

 

Samuel Asch, Sr., 89, passed away at the home of his daughter in Midland Tuesday after several weeks illness. Mr. Asch was born Feb. 22, 1866 in Berne, Switzerland. He spent the last 45 years in Beaverton, coming there from Bay county. He had been in the United States for 61 years. Mr. Asch was a member of the RLDS Church of Beaverton.

Survivors are seven sons, Christ of Bay City, Edward of Flint, Fred, William, Albert and David of Midland, and Samuel Jr. of Beaverton; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Collett and Mrs. Edith Burke of Midland, and Mrs. Mabel Groves of Flint; 45 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren. His wife and one son, John are deceased. Services will be held in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Beaverton, Friday, February 3, at 2 p.m. The Elder L. E. Grice of Midland will officiate. Burial will be in the Dale cemetery with his sons as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 02-01/1956 Column - 4 Page - 1

NINA E. (DUNHAM) AYERS (30 OCT 1895 - 29 DEC 1969)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. AYERS

 

Services were held Monday, Dec. 29, for Mrs. Nina E. Ayers, 74, of 108 Park Lane, Beaverton, who died Dec. 6, after a brief illness. Born in Birch Run October 30, 1895. Mrs. Ayers came to Gladwin County about three months ago from Angola, Ind.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Mary Lochner, Bryan, Ohio, Mrs. Naomi Daly, Huntington, Tex., Mrs. Ruth Tanner, Angola, Ind., Mrs. Doris Lake, Coldwater, Mich., Mrs. Clara Rumsey, Hollywood, Fla., Mrs. Ramona Gehring, Wilketville, Ind., two sons, Raymond of Hamilton, Ind., and Larry of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Abbie Bergman and Mrs. Essie McKimmy, both of Beaverton, Mrs. Isabelle Glidden, Flint, and Mrs. Helen Barton, both of Flint.

Officiating at the 10:30 a.m. services Monday, at the Hall Funeral Home, was the Rev. F. E. Voller. Burial was in Dale Cemetery, Beaverton.Gladwin County Record dated 12-30/1969 Column - 7 Page - 1

ELSIE L. (REISIG) AYLSWORTH (1933 - ?)

 

LILLIAN O. (GRAHAM) AYLSWORTH (28 JUNE 1911 - 24 APRIL 1996)

 

Lillian O. Aylsworth, 84, of Muir and formerly of Gladwin, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996 at the Ionia County Memorial Hospital. Born June 28, 1911 in Cadillac, she resided in Gladwin, Flint and Huntsville, Ala. Mrs. Aylsworth moved to Muir in 1985. She was a life member of the Gladwin Order of the Eastern Star. The former Lillian Graham married Reuben Aylsworth Feb. 11, 1928 in Jackson. He preceded her in death in January 1985.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Mildred and husband Gerald Graves of Ionia, Helen and husband Patrick Hopper of Collingsville, Ill., and Nine and husband Robert Mitchell of Huntsville, Ala.; one son, Merle and wife Elsie Aylsworth of Gladwin; one brother, Harry Graham of Middletown, Ohio; one sister, Jane Beebe of Stanton; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Rites were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Hull Memorial Chapel in Muir. The Rev. Larry Howland officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. An Order of the Eastern Star memorial service was held Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, where a memorial fund for the wishes of the family may be left. Gladwin County Record dated 05-01/1996 Column - 3 Page - 7

 

MERLE D. AYLSWORTH (23 MARCH 1933 - 13 OCT 1996)

 

Merle D. Aylsworth, 63, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center -Midland. Born March 23, 1933 in St. Johnson, he was self-employed in the bar business in Flint. Mr. Aylsworth came to Gladwin in December 1971. He married the former Elsie Reisig April 6, 1957 in Flint.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Jeff and wife Bonnie of DesPlaines, Ill.; 2 daughters, Elizabeth and husband Clark Bradley of Gladwin, and Pamela Aylsworth of Grand Rapids; a son-in-law, Michael Mewhiney of Gladwin; 3 sisters, Mildred and husband Eugene Greaves of Muir, Helen and Patrick Hopper of Illinois, and Nina and Robert Mitchell of Alabama; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathryn Mewhiney.

At Mr. Aylsworth request, no services will be held. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral Home of Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the family. Gladwin County Record dated 10-16/1996 Column - 4 Page - 7

 

REUBEN H. AYLSWORTH (6 APRIL 1905 - JAN 1985)

 

Reuben H. Aylsworth, 79, of Huntsville, Ala. And formerly of Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Humana Hospital, Huntsville, following a long illness. Born at Lake Ann April 6, 1905, he came to Gladwin County in 1966. He was a millwright for General Motors in Flint. Mr. Aylsworth was a member of the Benzonia F & A M Lodge 460. He was married to the former Lillian Graham Feb. 11, 1928, in Jackson.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Merle of Gladwin; 3 daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Mildred) Kettelson of Gladwin, Mrs. Patrick (Helen) Hopper of Missouri and Mrs. Robert (Nina) Mitchell of Alabama; 2 brothers, Bob and Gordon of Flint; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 children, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Hardy officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. The Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397 held a memorial service Monday at 7 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 01-30/1985 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

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PATRICIA LYNN BABCOCK (15 MAY 1964 - 15 SEP 1965)

BURNS ARE FATAL TO LITTLE GIRL

 

Patricia Lynn Babcock, 1, of Beaverton, died last Wednesday at the Gladwin Hospital, after she accidently scalded herself with boiling water when she crawled into the tub and turned on the water. Coroner Donald Hall said a pathologist's report stated she died of adrenal insufficiency caused by first and second degree burns.

Born on May 15, 1964, Patricia is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Babcock, Beaverton; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Killian, Beaverton, and Mrs. Ina Babcock, of Coleman; one great grandfather, George Thompson, of Mancelona.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-22/1965 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

ROBERT W. BADNER (MARCH 1966 - JAN 1974)

 

EDITH E. (CONLEY) BAIN (6 NOV 1900 - 22 NOV 1986)

 

Edith E. Bain, 86, of 240 E. M-61, Gladwin, died Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Midland Hospital Center after a long illness. Born in Webster, W. Va., Nov. 6, 1900, she came to Gladwin County in 1959 from Pontiac. Mrs. Bain was a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac. She was a member of the Hay Senior Citizens Club and served as a nurse with the American Red Cross during World War I. The former Edith Conley, she was married to Forest Bain in 1952 in Kentucky. He preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1962.

Surviving are one daughter, Edith Moncrief of Pontiac; one brother, George Reed of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-26/1986 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

FOREST M. BAIN (21 OCT 1892 - 30 NOV 1962)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO FOREST BAIN

 

Forest M. Bain, 70 died Friday at Gladwin following a short illness. A former tool and die maker with General Motors Truck and Coach Co., he came to Gladwin County from Pontiac five years ago. He was born on Oct. 21, 1892 in Groveland Township, Oakland County, was married to his wife, Edith, who survives him, in Kentucky in 1952. He lived at Wooden Shoe Village.

Survivors besides his wife are seven son, Kenneth, of Pontiac, Donald, of Drayton Plains, Herman of Coal Valley, Ill., Norman, of Grand Blanc, Willard, of Washington, Francis of Hartland, and Milton, of Argentine; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Forys, of Clifford, and Mrs. Edna Brooks, of Davisburg, a step-daughter, Mrs. Edith Moncrieff, of Pontiac; two brothers, Claude of Detroit, and Ivan, of Pontiac; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Adams and Mrs. Iola Walters, of Waterford; and 24 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Showers officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record 12-05/1962 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

PVT MI. CO. E 33 INF NG WWI

 

DARLENE K. (BROWN) BALZER (30 JULY 1944 - 25 JUNE 1987)

 

Darlene K. Balzer, 42, of 2140 E. M-61, Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday morning, June 25, at 417 S. Ross St., Beaverton. Born in Gladwin July 30, 1944, she had spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. She was a member of the Cedar River Riding Club. The former Darlene Brown, she was married to Ray Balzer Aug. 11, 1962, in Gladwin.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Jeff of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Russ (Susan) Smith of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Yvonne Dubay of Saginaw; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Jane Dutcher of Gladwin; and one grandson.

Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeal Home. The Rev. John Mishler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Michael Lee Smith Leukemia Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 07-01/1987 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

OLA MAE (RISE) BARBER (19 APRIL 1933 - 22 JUN 1984)

 

Ola M. Barber, 51, of Midland, died Friday, June 22, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Ola M. Rise was born April 19, 1933, in Beaverton and had been a lifelong resident of this area. She was a member of the Auburn United Methodist Women and was the church organist for 15 years.

Surviving are one son, Thomas Dubey of Munger, 5 daughters, Mrs. John (Yvonne) Marsh and Mrs. Joseph (Karen) Richardson of Auburn, Mrs. Kim (Vickie) Lynch of Midland, Mrs. David (Rosemary) Standfest of Traverse City and Mrs. Bruce (Dianne) Standfest of Utica; one brother, Donald of Mt. Pleasant, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ilene Brown of Bowling Green, Ohio, Mrs. Maxine Seipke of Gladwin and Mrs. Wanda Malosh of Beaverton. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Dawn Marsh, in March.

Services were held June 25, at the Auburn United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joseph Ablett officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 07-04/1984 Column - 4 Page - 2

NONA ELLA (WAGNER) BARD (3 JULY 1911 - 27 JULY 1992)

 

Nola Ella Bard, 81, of Lapeer, died Monday, July 27, 1992. She was born in Beaverton on July 3, 1911, and lived her lifetime in Lapeer. She retired from Lapeer Manufacturing in 1976. She is survived by several cousins.

Rites will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Baird-Newton Funeral Home in Lapeer. The Rev. Dave Stewart will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 07-29/1992 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

MARY JANE (GODDEN) BARRETT (3 MAY 1854 - 31 MARCH 1911)

 

Mrs. Charles W. Barrett, who died at her residence in this city Friday has resided in Beaverton for nineteen years. She suffered from a chronic disease for 25 years. Mary Jane Godden was born in Ross county, Ohio, May 3, 1854 was united in marriage with Charles W. Barrett in 1877. She found her Savior in 1876, and united with the M. E. church of which she was still a member. She was an ideal wife and mother, and a true neighbor and friend, and the entire community mourns her loss. She was the mother of three children, Alpha, Clyde and Carl, and she leaves her husband, and one son Carl, and daughter-in-law who resides in Bay City. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Day of Grout at the M.E. church here Sunday. Interment in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-06/1911 Column - 5 Page - 1

WILLIAM BARSTENS? (FEB 1888 - FEB 1919)

 

ERIC LYNN BEAL (12 DEC 1967 - 15 JAN 1968)

RITES THURSDAY FOR INFANT SON

 

Eric Lynn Beal, five-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Beal, of Saginaw, died Monday in Detroit Children's Hospital. He was born on Dec. 12, 1967, in Saginaw. Surviving besides his parents are, one brother, George Scott, and one sister, Tatin Dorita, both at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, of Beaverton and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Beal, of Gladwin; his great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ricolo , and Waine Eddy, all of Beaverton.

Rites will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-17/1968 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

LARRY J. BECK (1938 - ?)

 

GLENN BEEBE (22 JAN 1937 - 2 JAN 1997)

 

Glen Beebe, 59, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 at the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after a short illness. Born Jan. 22, 1937 in Gladwin, he had been employed by the Beaverton Post Office as a letter carrier. Mr. Beebe married the former Ruth Ann Mitchell, July 17, 1965 in Beaverton. He was a member of Avid Outdoorsman and a hunting, fishing and horse enthusiat.

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Darrin of Bay City; one daughter, Glenda and husband John Bair of Beaverton; two brothers, Burke and wife Mabel of Gladwin, Carl and wife Pauline of Dundee; three sisters, Joy and husband Bill Curtis of Gladwin, Irma and husband Ted Reger of Farwell and Clara and husband Wayne Gaims of Auburn; and one grandson, Carvin Bair of Beaverton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Beebe.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton with the Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton. those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Gladwin County 4-H Horse Club. Gladwin County Record dated 01-08/1997 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

RUTH ANN BEEBE (20 JAN 1938 - ?)

 

BARBARA M. BELLINGER (1934 - 1993)

 

ROBERT D. BELLINGER (1930 - ?)

 

JAMES MONROE BENDER (1871 - 1 JUNE 1954)

FRIDAY SERVICES FOR JAMES BENDER

 

James Monroe Bender, 82, died Tuesday morning at the Saginaw General Hospital, following an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at three o'clock from the Gladwin Methodist church, with the Rev. John R. Scott, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in Dale cemetery. Mr. Dale may be seen at the Hall Funeral Home until an hour before the service.

A retired Pere Marquette em- cemetery. Mr. Bender may be seen Elkhart, Indiana, on November 26, 1871. He came to Beaverton in 1910, and moved to Saginaw in 1925, returning to Gladwin upon his retirement, in 1939. In February, 1892, he married Miss Nancy Ellen Mixer in Garrett, Indiana, March 10, 1934. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are three sons, Earl F. Bender, Mt. Morris, James R. Bender, Gladwin, Roy M. Bender, Saginaw; two daughters, Mary S. Barlow and Ruth A. McClung, both of Saginaw; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One son, Jay Allan, died in 1910.

Mr. Bender's grandsons and great-grandsons will act as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 06-02/1954 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

JAY A. BENDER (9 NOV 1894 - 19 SEP 1910)

 

Jay Bender, 15 year old boy, 2 1/2 miles sout of Beaverton, while out hunting Sunday, held his hands over the muzzle of his gun resting on a log. The gun slipped, his hands and head received the charge, and he died Monday. Funeral today. Gladwin County Record dated 09-22/1910 Colum - 5 Page - 1

 

Jay A. Bender who died in Tobacco, Sept. 19, from effects of accidental discharge of a gun, was born Nov. 9, 1894, at Garrett, Ind. He had been a resident of the county only two weeks, coming from Grayling. He was a son of James and Nancy Bender, and his parents, three brothers and two sisters survive. He had been a member of the Baptist church two years. The accident took place at 12:30 Sunday and death followed at 1:00 p.m. Monday the 19th. Funeral was conducted by Rev. McKimmy, Sept. 22, at the residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Bender extend thanks to many friends for kindness shown during their affliction. Gladwin County Record dated 09-29/1910 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

NANCY E. (MIXER) BENDER (1875 - MARCH 1934)

 

Mrs. James Bender, Tobacco township. Gladwin County Record dated 03-22/1934 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

A. ROSALIE BERGMAN (? - ?)

 

ABBIE M. (DUNHAM) PAXTON BERGMAN (9 SEP 1898 - NOV 1987)

 

Mrs. Abbie Paxton Bergman, 89, of 11854 Oakland Ave., Mt. Morris and formerly of Beaverton, died Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Kith Haven Nursing Home, Flint. Born in Birch Run Sept. 9, 1898, she had moved to Mt. Morris in 1974 from Beaverton. The former Abbie Dunham, she was married to Russell Paxton Feb. 29, 1916, in Beaverton. He died March 21, 1960. She then married Lawrence Bergman Oct. 16, 1965, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death July 31, 1969.

Surviving are 2 sons, James Paxton of Clare and Louis Paxton of Clio; one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Cleo) Hart of Mt. Morris; one step-son, Calvin Bergman of Beaverton; 6 step-daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Arehart, and Belva Govitz of Beaverton, Mrs. Eleanor Tucker of Apache Junction, Ariz., Mrs. Jean Berner and Mrs. Ann Mowery of Midland, and Mrs. Rosalie Greene of Mt. Pleasant; 2 sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Glidden of Mt. Morries and Mrs. Helen Barton of Florida; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 11-25/1987 Column - 3 Page - 2

BERL BERGMAN (ABT. 8 DEC 1883 - 8 DEC 1938)

 

BERGMAN SLAYER GETS LIFE TERM

 

Gordon (Buck Rolland, 20 years old, was sentenced at Harrisville Monday to life in prison at hard labor and was taken to Jackson Tuesday. His mother, living in northern Canada, has not yet learned that her son had killed a man in a shooting that Rolland laid to a night of drinking. Rolland, former Great Lakes seaman, was sentenced only four days after the fatal shooting Thursday of Berl Bergman, manager of the Lookout Inn near Alpena. Rolland reached Windsor before his arrest Saturday.

Rolland pleaded guilty and after having conferred for 40 minutes with Circuit Judge Herman Dehnke, was sentenced at 2 p.m. Judge Dehnke made no comment on his conversation with Rolland but observed to Rolland in Court, "No one could remember incidents as well as you do if he were very intoxicated." The killing was the first serious trouble in which Rolland had been involved, it was said. News of his fate probably will be given to his mother by Rolland's sister who lives in Detroit.

 

HOLD-UP FATAL TO LOCAL MAN

 

BERL BERGMAN KILLED, WM GILLILAND WOUNDED IN SHOOTING

 

Berl Bergman, 55, well-known former Beaverton man, was killed last Thursday, and William Gilliland, Gladwin road contractor, was seriously wounded in the abdomen, when they were sot in their beds by Gordon (Buck) Rowland, 21 year-old employee at Lookout Inn, a resort owned by Gilliland and Bergman near Alpena. Both men were staying at the resort and were shot before they had an opportunity to defend themselves by the youthful Rolland who gave robbery as his motive for the shooting when he was picked up in Windsor, Ontario, by State Police and Canadian officials.

Funeral services for Mr. Bergman were held at the Dale. M. E. church near Beavertn Sunday afternoon and were attended by hundreds of his friends from this vicinity.

 

CONDITIONS IS SERIOUS

 

Although Mr. Gillihand's condition was described as serious by physicians at the Alpena Hospital today, it is thought that he will recover. Rolland was captured by police in Windsor Saturday and Captain Don Leonard; of the Detroit State Police Post, said that he confessed that a "druken impulse" brought on the murder. "I don't known what got into me," the officer quoted Rowland as saying, "I had been drinking all night and I suddenly had an impulse to get some money anyway I could."

Rowland who fled to Bay City, Detroit adn finally to Windsor, where he was arrested by Capt. Leonard and Windsor and Michigan state police officers, told police he had gone deer hunting in the upper peninsula after he was paid off at the end of the shipping season. There, he said, he met Gillihand.

 

GOOD FRIENDS

 

"We got to be pretty good friends and he told me he owned an inn, some cabins and a gas station near Alpena. He said he would give me a job it nothing else showed up, so about two weeks ago I went to the inn and he put me to work." At the inn, he said, he met Bergman, manager of the inn, and learned that Gillihand was a wealthy contractor who had built many roads in northern Michigan. They gave him living quarters with them at the inn. "The night before the shooting," he told Capt. Leonard, "I borrowed Bergman's coupe and drove to Alpena. I had some drinks at a bar and met a stranger. We had some more drinks and met a couple of girls. I took my girl home, then returned to the inn, where I sat at the bar alone and drank 12 bottles of beer."

 

WANTED MONEY

 

It was at the conclusion of this solitary beer drinking that he received the "impulse." "I made up my mind I would get some money and go back to Alpena. I wanted to marry the girl. I knew Bergman and Gillihand would have money and I had seen a gun in Bergman's dresser." Bergman was asleep when he entered the room Bergmand occupied, he told police. " I said 'Hello', Then shot him," Capt. Leonard quoted young Rowland as saying. Leonard said Rowland added:

I'm Sorry, Bill" "Then I went into Gilliland's room. He was awake and sat up in bed. I said 'I'm sory I have to do this, Bill. "I fired once and he fell back." Then, the officer said, Rowland went through the pockets of both men and left. When he was arrested he had more than $100 with him.

Leonard said Rowland had made a "clean" confession. "The only thing we're not satisfied about is his story that he wanted to marry the girl" he said. "We believe he was involved with the girl, but we believe the robbery, and robbery alone, was the motive. Rowland, he said. expressed a desire to "get this whole mess over." Leonare said Rowland had promised he would plead guilty when arraigned.

 

SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR BERL BERGMAN

 

Funeral services for Berl Bergman were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dale church, with Rev. Henry Kruelin of Bay City and Rev. H. R. Hodgson of Beaverton officiating. Interment was in the Dale cemetery. Berl Bergman was born in Fulton county, Ohio, and died at the age of 55 years. His wife preceded him in death 22 years ago.

He is survived by three brothers, Lawrence and Carl of Beaverton and Ralph Of Edenville township, Midland county, and three sisters, Mrs. Alva Quillet and Mrs. Nora Mishler of Beaverton and Mrs. Claude Fairchild of Detroit. Gladwin County Record dated 12-14/1938 Column - 7 & 8 Page - 1

 

CARL JONATHAN BERGMAN (16 FEB 1891 - 14 JAN 1939)

 

Carl Jonathan Bergman, third son of W. S. and Sarah E. Bergman was born near Williamstown, Ohio, February 16, 1891 and departed this life, after a two weeks illness, January 14, 1939. When a small boy he came with his parents to Michigan, locating in Barry County, later moving to Gladwin County, locating near the Dundas Corners. He attended the rural school and Beaverton High school, later taking a short normal course at Ferris Institute, Big Rapids. He taught a rural school for a time. In early manhood he was converted and became a member of the Church of the Brethren, to which faith he remained loyal to the end. On December 24, 1914, he was united in marriage with Sadie Kitchen of this city.

They made their home here until 1924 when they moved to Detroit and later to Flint where they remained until July, 1937. After a Short residence at Vassar they returned to their home in this city in May of last year. Carl was a consistent Christian, ever true to his conviction and to the light as he saw it. He was a kind, affectionate son and brother, a devoted husband and a friend to all with whom he came in contact. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and his oldest brother, Berl, the latter just six weeks ago.

Left to mourn are his wife, two brothers, Laurence of this city and Ralph of Midland county, three sisters, Mrs. Chloe Fairchild of Detroit, Mrs. Laura Quelet and Mrs. Nora Mishler of this city, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends who will miss him. Funeral services were held at the Beaverton M. E. Church at 2 p.m., January 17, conducted by Rev. Harold Hodgson. Interment in Dale Cemetery. "Blessed are the dead; who die in the Lord." Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1939 Column - 7 Page - 4

DAVID WARREN BERGMAN (27 MAY 1923 - 15 APRIL 1956)

 

MOTHER AND SON PASS AWAY WITHIN 24 HOURS

 

Death twice within 24 hours visited a Beaverton family, claiming the lives of a mother and her son. Mrs. Myrtle C. Bergman, 61, of near Beaverton, died Saturday evening after a four-month illness. that resulted following a stroke. Her son, David Warren Bergman, 33, of near Beaverton, died Sunday evening at the Veterans hospital in Ann Arbor following a short illness.

Mrs. Bergman, the former Miss Myrtle Parkinson, was born Oct. 2, 1895 in Berrien county and married Lawrence Bergman May 31, 1914 in Beaverton. With her husband she had resided on a farm in Tobacco township. She had been a resident of the county since a child. Before her illness, she held the office of township clerk. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and of the Ladies Aid society of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence; four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Arehart, of Beaverton; Mrs. Eleanor F. Tucker, of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. Jean Berner, and Miss Ann Bergman, both of Midland; three sons, Lawrence W., Thomas D. and Calvin J., all of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Percy Parkinson, Detroit; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Crowell of Beaverton.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bergman were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Earl Atkinson officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery.

David W. Bergman was born May 27, 1923 in Beaverton and married the former Miss Belva Murphy in June of 1947. He was a veteran of World War II, having spent four years in the service, two overseas. He had been employed as an operating construction engineer until his illness. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Peter, five, and James, seven; his father, Lawrence; four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m., at the Dale Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Grubaugh officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 04-18/1956 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

IVA L. (MITCHELL) BERGMAN (12 AUG 1896 - 9 JULY 1971)

 

Mrs. Iva L. Bergman, 74, Route 2, Coleman, died Friday morning, July 9, at the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Born in Isabella County Aug. 12, 1896, the former Iva L. Mitchell was married to Ralph Bergman in Gladwin County Nov. 20, 1915. She was a member of the Beaverton Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph; one son, Pete of Coleman; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Beryl) Brugger and Mrs. Robert (Vesta) King, both of Coleman; two sisters, Mrs. Willis McLaughlin and Mrs. Henry Robson, both of Saginaw; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from the O'Laughlin Funeral Home, in Coleman, at 2 p.m., Monday. The Rev. Zina Bennett officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery in Gladwin County. Gladwin County Record dated 07-21/1971 Column - 5 Page - 2

JAMES WADE BERGMAN (20 MAY 1948 - 11 NOV 1961)

 

BOY, 13 KILLED BY AUTO

 

A 13-year-old Beaverton boy lost his life Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a car while pedaling his bicycle a half-mile south of Beaverton on M-18. James Wade Bergman apparently was instantly killed when he was hit by the car driven by Richard G. Grams, 75, of Saginaw, Sheriff Victor Edick said.

Young Bergman is the son of Mrs. Belva Bergman, of Beaverton. He was on his way to his home south of town on the bike borrowed from a neighborhood chum. Grams told the sheriff that the boy veered towards the middle of the highway into the car's path as he prepared to pass the bicycle. Both vehicles were traveling southward.

Although Grams pulled to the left in an effort to avoid the collision, the right front fender of his car struck the bicycle and the boy was thrown into the windshield. The bicycle was in the center of the west lane when it was struck, Sheriff Edick said.

James Wade was born on May 20, 1948, in Gladwin, and had lived his lifetime in Gladwin County. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Belva Bergman; a brother, Peter William, at home; his grandfather, Lawrence Bergman, of Beaverton; and grandmother, Mrs. Violet Hammerbacker, of Saginaw. His father, David, preceded him in death in 1956.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-15/1961 Column - 2 Page - 1

LAWRENCE FRANKLIN BERGMAN (12 JULY 1889 - 31 JULY 1969)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MR. BERGMAN, 80

 

Lawrence F. Bergman, 80, of Beaverton, died Thursday, July 31, in the Clare Osteopathic Hospital following an illness of five months. Born in Wood County, Ohio, on July 12, 1889, he came to Gladwin County 73 years ago. Mr. Bergman was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

He was married to the former Myrtle Parkinson on May 31, 1914. She preceded him in death on April 14, 1956. Mr. Bergman married Abbie Paxton on Oct. 16, 1965, in Beaverton. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Arehart, of Beaverton, Mrs. Eleanor Tucker, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; Mrs. John Berner and Mrs. Ann Mowery, of Midland; three sons, Thomas, of Mt. Pleasant, William and Calvin of Beaverton; one brother, Ralph, of Coleman- one sister, Mrs. Nora Mishler, of Coleman; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List officiated ad burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 08-06/1969 Column - 6 Page - 1

LAWRENCE WILLIAM BERGMAN (6 JUNE 1917 - 14 OCT 1973)

 

Lawrence W. (Bill) Bergman, 56, of, 1117 VanDyke Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, October 14, at Midland Hospital, after a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township June 6, 1917, he was a life-long resident of Gladwin County, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Beaverton Veterans of Foreign Wars. He and the former Mildred McKimmy were married in Beaverton July 8, 1948. Mr. Bergman was employed at Dow Chemical Company, in Midland, for over 26 years, retiring last February.

Surviving are his, wife Mildred; step-mother, Mrs. Abbie Bergman of Beaverton; 2 sons, Daniel of Columbus, Ohio, and Bruce of Beaverton; a daughter, Elaine of Detroit; 4 sisters, Mrs. Larry (Marjorie) Arehart of Beaverton, Mrs. Richard (Eleanor) Tucker of Apache Junction Ariz., Mrs. Donald (Jean) Berner and Mrs. Dallas (Ann) Mowery, both of Midland; and a brother, Calvin of Beaverton.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and friends will be received at the family home after 4:00 Friday afternoon. Contributions may be made to cancer research through Mrs. Bergman or left at Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-17/1973 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

MYRTLE C. (PARKINSON) BERGMAN (2 OCT 1895 - 12 APRIL 1956)

 

MOTHER AND SON PASS AWAY WITHIN 24 HOURS

 

Death twice within 24 hours visited a Beaverton family, claiming the lives of a mother and her son. Mrs. Myrtle C. Bergman, 61, of near Beaverton, died Saturday evening after a four-month illness. that resulted following a stroke. Her son, David Warren Bergman, 33, of near Beaverton, died Sunday evening at the Veterans hospital in Ann Arbor following a short illness.

Mrs. Bergman, the former Miss Myrtle Parkinson, was born Oct. 2, 1895 in Berrien county and married Lawrence Bergman May 31, 1914 in Beavertn. With her husband she had resided on a farm in Tobacco township. She had been a resident of the county since a child. Before her illness, she held the office of township clerk. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and of the Ladies Aid society of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence; four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Arehart, of Beaverton; Mrs. Eleanor F. Tucker, of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. Jean Berner, and Miss Ann Bergman, both of Midland; three sons, Lawrence W., Thomas D. and Calvin J., all of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Percy Parkinson, Detroit; and one sister, Mrs. Grace Crowell of Beaverton.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bergman were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Earl Atkinson officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery.

David W. Bergman was born May 27, 1923 in Beaverton and married the former Miss Belva Murphy in June of 1947. He was a veteran of World War II, having spent four years in the service, two overseas. He had been employed as an operating construction engineer until his illness. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Peter, five, and James, seven; his father, Lawrence; four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m., at the Dale Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Grubaugh officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 04-18/1956 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

RALPH E. BERGMAN (12 NOV 1894 - 25 JULY 1972)

 

Ralph Bergman, 77, of 2855 W. Curtice Road, south of Beaverton, died Tuesday, July 25, at Clare Hospital, following a short illness. Born November 12, 1894, at Woodland, Mr. Bergman had been a resident of the Beaverton area for many years. He was a retired farmer. He and the former Iva L. Mitchell were married November 20, 1915, in Gladwin County and she preceded him in death July 9, 1971.

Surviving are one son, Pete Bergman of Coleman; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Beryl) Brugger and Mrs. Robert (Vesta) King, both of Coleman; one sister, Mrs. Nora Mishler of Coleman; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating at the O'Laughlin Funeral Home in Coleman. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-26/1972 Column - 6 Page - 2

SADIE L. (KITCHEN) BERGMAN (8 MARCH 1893 - 5 MARCH 1959)

 

RITES FOR SADIE BERGMAN TODAY

 

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Methodist Church for Mrs. Sadie L. Bergman, 66, who died suddenly when she suffered a heart attack Sunday evening at Coleman. She was driving home from visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Soule, at Alma, who is ill. She was accompanied by another sister-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Kithchen, of Beaverton. The Rev. Verne Summers will officiate and burial is in Dale Cemetery.

The former Miss Sadie L. Kitchen was born on March 8, 1893, in Gladwin Township and was married to Carl Bergman. He preceded her in death in 1938. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, Mrs. Bergman retired last year from teaching schools in Billings and Winegars for a number of years. She had been a substitute teacher in Beaverton schools this year.

Survivors include a brother, Leslie Kitchen, of Beaverton; a sister, Mrs. Fleda Force, of Flint; two aunts, Mrs. Stanley Bays, of Saginaw, and MRs. Lydia Baker, of Battle Creek; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Alva and Oliver, preceded her in death. Gladwin County Record dated 10-21/1959 Column - 4 Page - 1

SARAH E. BERGMAN (1861 - 1928)

 

THOMAS D. BERGMAN (8 SEP 1918 - 23 FEB 1972)

 

Thomas D. Bergman, 53, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, in an automobile accident in Midland County. Born in Beaverton on September 8, 1918, he lived there until 10 years ago when the family moved to Mt. Pleasant. He had served in the Marine Corps during World War II and had been employed at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland for 31 years.

Mr. Bergman and the former Rosalie Gerhart were married in Missisippi on August 26, 1939. Surviving besides his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Cathi) Lalone of Shepherd; two sons, Gary of Midland and David of Indianapolis; his step-mother, Mrs. Abbie Bergman of Beaverton; four sisters, Mrs. Larry (Marjorie) Arehart of Beaverton; Mrs. Richard (Eleanor) Tucker of Phonix, Ariz.; Mrs. Donald (Jean) Berner and Mrs. Dallas (Ann) Mowery, both of Midland; and two brothers, William and Calvin, both of Beaverton. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with the Rev. Randall Roose officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-01/1972 Column - 4 Page - 2

VIOLET (LORD) BERGMAN (1880 - APRIL 1915)

 

KNOXVILLE

 

The people of this vicinity were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Berl Bergman of Beaverton. She was formerly Violet Lord of this place. Gladwin County Record dated 04-29/1915 Column - 4 Page - 8

WILLIAM S. BERGMAN (26 MARCH 1858 - 19 MARCH 1932)

 

William S. Bergman of Tobacco died Saturday night at the age of 73 years 11 months 22 days. He was buried Tuesday from the Brethren church in Tobacco and was buried in the Dale cemetery, Rev. W. S. McKimmy officiating.

Mr. Bergman's wife preceded him in death three years. Seven children survive him, being Beryl Bergman of Houghton Lake, Ralph Bergman and Lawrence Bergman of Tobacco township, Carl Bergman of Flint, Mrs. Alva Qilllett and Mrs. Paul Mishler of Tobacco and Mrs. Claud Fairchild of Redford. Gladwin County Record dated 03-24/1932 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

JENNIE (GLINKA) BILINSKY (21 APRIL 1908 - 17 AUG 1974)

Jennie Bilinsky, 66, of 1641 Dale Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, August 17, at Gladwin Area Hospital, following a long illness. She was born in Lucas County, Ohio, April 21, 1908, and had been a resident of Berkley, Mich., before coming to Gladwin County in 1967. The former Jennie Glinka and Peter Bilinsky were married in Detroit April 20, 1929.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are 2 sons, Eugene of Northville, and Richard of Sterling Heights; 2 brothers and 2 sisters, all of Detroit. Services were held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Fr. Robert McGrath officiating. The remains will be cremated. Gladwin County Record dated 08-21/1974 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

PETER BILINSKY (9 AUG 1907 - 7 DEC 1989)

Peter Bilinsky, 82, of Houghton Lake and formerly of Beaverton, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 1989, in Mercy Hospital, Grayling, after a long illness. Born in Ethelbert, Manitoba, Can., Aug. 9, 1907, he was retired from Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. Mr. Bilinsky lived in Gladwin County several years until moving to Houghton Lake a year and a half ago.

Surviving are one son, Richard of Houghton Lake; a sister and a brother; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake with the Rev. Father John McCracken officiating. The body was cremated. Gladwin County Record dated 12-13/1989 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ERNEST J. BLACKMER (7 MARCH 1926 - 26 MARCH 1985)

Ernest J. Blackmer, 59, of 3245 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Tuesday, March 26, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Lapeer March 7, 1926, he came to Gladwin County 6 years ago from Caseville. He was employed in auto manufacturing.

Surviving are 4 sons, John and Michael of Port Huron, Ernest Jr. and Edward of Caseville; 6 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Emerick and Mrs. Beth Staver of Port Huron, Carolyn of Sebewaing, Mrs. Kathy Armstrong, Linda and Melody of Caseville; one brother, Claude of Vassar; 3 sisters, Mrs. Hazel Kolbke of Port Huron, Mrs. Caroline DeLong of St. Clair and Mrs. Olive Hunt of Vassar; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-03/1985 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

E. ADRIAN BLADES (8 SEP 1913 - 23 OCT 1990)

 

E. Adrian Blades, 77, of 1744 Dale Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1990, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland. Born in Tobacco Township, Sept. 8, 1913, he had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. Mr. Blades owned Adrian Blades Contracting. Mr. Blades and the former Velma Onweller were married Nov. 13, 1934, in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, James of Flint and Jerry of Beaverton; 4 daughters, Mrs. Nick (Marian) Radakovich of Midland, Mrs. Larry (JoAnn) McCulloch of Alden, Mrs. Solomon (Berniece) Horn of Lennon and Mrs. Joyce Blades of Mason; one brother, Clare of Pontiac; one sister, Mrs. Jean Reilly of Lake City; a half sister, Mrs. Barbara Morgan of Taylor; a step-brother, William Kennedy of Beaverton; a step-sister, Mrs. Myra Scoby of Mt. Clemens; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy in 1941; a granddaughter, a brother, Mike and a sister, Donna Cornell.

Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Reg Cattell officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-31/1990 Column - 3 Page - 2

BABY BLADES (29 AUG 1951 - 29 AUG 1951)

 

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Blades of Beaverton was brought here for burial, Thursday night. The baby died at birth. Rev Irma Pierce of the Beaverton Nazarene church conducted grave side services at 7 o'clock. Gladwin County Record dated 9-5/1951 Column 7 Page 4.

 

BETTY E. (ONWELLER) BLADES (4 MARCH 1922 - 2 FEB 2000)

 

Betty E. Blades, 77, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at the Tendercare Nursing Home in Clare after a long illness. Born March 4, 1922 in Gladwin County, she was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Betty married Lloyd F. "Mike" Blades, July 14, 1940 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death July 18, 1986. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Larry and wife Mary, and Gary and wife Merry, all of Beaverton; five sisters, Dorothy Stewart of Mt. Pleasant, Lorraine Elshaw of Euclid, Ohio, Velma Blades of Clare, and Claudine Sandula and Beverly Brushaber, both of Beaverton; three brothers, Robert Onweller of California, Glen Onweller of Gladwin, and Alvin Onweller of Coleman; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Pastor Harold Owens officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Twp. (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 02-09/2000 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

EARL ROBERT BLADES (23 MAY 1892 - 5 APRIL 1979)

 

Earl R. Blades, 86, well known Tobacco Township resident and former township supervisor, died Thursday, April 5, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in South Lyon on May 23, 1892, he had spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Blades was supervisor of Tobacco Township for 30 years until 1969. He was a trustee on the township board from 1970 to 1974. Mr. Blades was a farmer and also worked in construction. He and the former Virginia Davis Kennedy were married on July 17, 1933, in Lansing.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Adrian and Mike of Beaverton and Clare of Rochester; 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Jeanne) Rieley of Lake City and Mrs. Edward (Barbara) Morgan of Taylor; one step-son, William Kennedy of Beaverton; one step daughter, Mrs Myra Scoby of Mt. Clemens; one sister, Mrs. Ella Dennison of Williamston; 15 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. A daughter, Donna Cornell preceded him in death.

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Vernon Wyllys officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-11/1979 Column - 6 Page - 2

ELVA F. (REED) BLADES (14 MARCH 1893 - 3 JAN 1972)

 

Mrs. Elva F. Blades, 78, of Beaverton, died Monday, January 3, at Town & Country Nursing Home, Midland, following a short illness. Born March 14, 1893, in Eaton County, Mrs. Blades had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1902. The former Miss Elva Reed and George Blades were married June 29, 1913, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death November 26, 1955. She was a member of the Beaverton Nazarene Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. James (Velva) Cornell of Gladwin, Mrs. William (Violet) Bangler of Tecumseh, Mrs. Donald (Grace) Farow of Clare County, and Mrs. Raymond (Lois) Schaard of Beaverton; five sons, Kenneth, William and Shirley of Beaverton, Forest of Midland, and Duane of Gladwin; one brother Firdell Reed of Saginaw; 36 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday at 2:00p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery at Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 01-05/1972 Column - 5 Page - 2

FOREST BLADES (1919 - ?)

 

GEORGE THOMAS BLADES (21 MARCH 1890 - 26 NOV 1955)

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 p.m. at the Dale Methodist church for George T. Blades, 65, of Beaverton, who passed away Nov. 26, after an illness of one year. Mr. Blades was born March 21, 1890, in Livingston county. He came to Gladwin county with his parents nearly 50 years ago and had operated a farm in Tobacco township since. He married the former Miss Elva Reed at Beaverton June 29, 1913.

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Velva Cornell, Britton, Mrs. Violet Rangler of Tecumseh and Mrs. Grace Armstrong of Beaverton; five sons, Kenneth, William, Forest and Shirley all of Beaverton and Duane at home; 22 grandchildren; two brothers, Earl and Dewey of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Denison of Williamston and Mrs. Grace Crowell of Beaverton. One son, Warren, preceded him in death.

The Rev. George Huber, of Midland, assisted by the Rev. Larry Grubaugh, of Beaverton, officiated. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Woodruff, George and Jess Wagner, Horace Van Schaick, Floyd Whitman and Charles Kinyon. Gladwin County Record dated 11-30/1955 Column - 2 Page - 1

JERRY A. BLADES (14 OCT 1942 - 26 JUNE 1999)

 

Jerry A. Blades, 56, of Harrison (since 1995), died suddenly, Saturday, June 26, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare. Born Oct. 14, 1942 in Beaverton, he was a lifetime member of Gladwin County. He worked for Beaverton IGA, and was a 32nd degree Mason, Mason Lodge 453.

He is survived by his mother, Velma Blades of Harrison; four sisters, Marian and husband Nick Radakovich of Midland, JoAnn and husband Larry McCulloch of Alden, Berniece and husband Solomon Horn of Lennon, and Joyce Blades of Mason; one brother, James and wife Laura of Flint; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, E. Adrian Blades in 1990, and one sister, Judy Blades in 1941. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-30/1999 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JOSEPHINE (KASHATAKI) BLADES (26 NOV 1922 - 6 OCT 1951)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MOTHER OF THREE

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Forest Blades, 28, were held on Tuesday morning from Sacred Heart Catholic church. The Rev. Fr. George Artman, officiated and burial was made in the Dale cemetery. Josephine Kashatski was born on November 26, 1922, the daughter of Adolph and Marie Kashatski in Gladwin county. She was married to Forest Blades on August 31, 1941, and passed away after a brief illness on Saturday morning, October 6.

Surviving are her husband; three children, JoAnn, 9, Rose Marie, 8, and Forest Adolph, 2; two brothers, Constantine Koshatski of Flint and Joseph Soehnel of Gladwin; two sisters, Sister Mary Josephine of St. Andrews Covenant Saginaw and Mary Koshatski of Pontiac. A baby girl preceded her mother in death about six weeks ago. Gladwin County Record dated 10-10/1951 Column - 3 Page - 1

KENNETH CLAIR BLADES (22 JAN 1916 - 8 OCT 1978)

Kenneth Clair Blades, 62, of 1522 Knox Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Oct. 8, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township on January 22, 1916, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Blades was employed as a truck driver. He was married to the former Lois Brabon on July 14, 1953, in Dundee.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Susan of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Randy (Sandra) Sprague of Hope; 2 sons, John and Glen of Beaverton; 4 brothers, William of Coleman, Shirley and Duane of Beaverton and Forest of Midland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Violet Rangeler of Tecumseh, Mrs. Lois Schaard of Beaverton and Mrs. Grace Farrow of Clare; and one grandchild.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Harold McAllister and Elder Sam Asch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-11/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

LLOYD F. BLADES (29 JULY 1917 - 18 JULY 1986)

 

Lloyd F. (Mike) Blades, 68, of 4900 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Friday, July 18, in the Saginaw Veterans Hospital after a long illness. Born in Beaverton July 29, 1917, he had spent his lifetime there. Mr. Blades was a crane operator in construction and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Blades and the former Betty Onweller were married July 14, 1940, in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Gary and Larry of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Adrian of Beaverton and Clare of Pontiac; 2 sisters, Jeanne Reiley of Lake City and Barbara Morgan of Taylr; a step-brother William Kennedy of Beaverton, one step sister, Myra Scoby of Mt. Clemens; 7 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. form the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Pastor Ed Jaynes officiating. Graveside rites were held by the VFW at the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-23/1986 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

LOIS M. (BRABON) BLADES (21 MAY 1934 - 7 JUNE 1997)

 

Lois M. Blades, 63, of Beaverton, died Saturday, June 7, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after a long illness. Born May 21, 1934 in Detroit, she lived in Gladwin County most of her life. The former Lois Bradon married Kenneth Blades, July 14, 1953 in Dundee. He preceded her in death Oct. 8, 1978. She was a homemaker in her own home. She was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church in Beaverton and Tops Clubs of Gladwin and Beaverton.

Surviving are two sons, John and wife Billie, and Glen and wife Lana, all of Beaverton; two daughters, Susan Blades of Comstock Park and Sandra and husband Randy Sprague of Beaverton; two sisters, Lucille Million of Troy and Ferne Stansfield of Grosse Point Woods; and six grandsons.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the R.L.D.S. Church in Beaverton. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to R.L.D.S. Church, Beaverton or Tops. Gladwin County Record dated 06-11/1997 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

MAGGIE R. (?) PARKINSON - BLADES (3 FEB 1869 - 12 APRIL 1944)

 

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR MRS. R. J. BLADES

 

Mrs. Maggie Blades died April 12 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Bergman, in Tobacco township. Funeral services were held Friday at the Dale Methodist church with the Rev. Sailor officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. She was born February 3, 1869, in Berrien county and in girlhood joined the United Brethren church at Maple Grove. She was married to Chas N. Parkinson of Dowagiac, Michigan and to them were born two children. In 1898 she was widowed and in 1907 was married to Robert J. Blades, of Beaverton. One daughter was born to them.

Surviving are three children, Percy Parkinson of Detroit, Mrs. Lawrence Bergman; of Beaverton, and Mrs. John Crowell, of Midland; also 16 grandchildren, four of whom are in the armed services. Gladwin County Record dated 04-19/1944 Column - 5 Page - 4

MILDRED M. (WUELFING) BLADES (31 JULY 1920 - 2 SEP 2001)

 

Mildred M. Blades, 81, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a long illness. Born July 31, 1920 in Birmingham, she was the daughter of Robert and Estella (May) Wuelfing. Mildred married William Blades, Dec. 2, 1939 in South Bend, Ind. He preceded her in death in 1995. She was a resident of Gladwin County for 62 years and previously lived in Pontiac. She was a packager for Vercon in Coleman, retiring in 1982.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence and husband Ray Peterson, and Wilma and husband Ron MAXWELL, all of Beaverton; one son, Forest C. and wife Lynn of Interlochen; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one half sister, Iris and husband Roger Bane of Houghton Lake. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Gladys Walters in 1985; two grandsons, Ronald MAXWELL and James Walters; and seven brothers and sisters.

Services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with Elder Tom Rodabaugh officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family. Gladwin County Record dated 09-05/2001 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

PERCY DEWEY BLADES (26 DEC 1898 - 23 APRIL 1978)

 

Dewey Blades, 79, of 4049 Wagner Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, April 23, in the Midland Hospital Centern. Bonr in Livingston County on December 26, 1898, he had lived in Gladwin County since 1900. Mr. Blades retired in 1964 from Dow Corning and formerly owned and operated the Dale Store for 12 years. He was a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau and was on the Grange installation team.

Mr. Blades and the former Ruey E. Freeman were married on December 6, 1931, in Tobacco Township. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Donald of Beaverton; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ruth MAXWELL of Hope, Mrs. Norma MAXWELL of Freeland, Mary Blades and Mrs. Dawn Virgil of Midland; one sister, Mrs. Ella Dennison of Lansing; one brother, Earl of Beaverton; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Vernon Wyllys will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-26/1978 Column - 3 Page - 2

PHILOTTA B. BLADES (1893 - 1930)

 

ROBERT JAMES BLADES (26 MARCH 1864 - 8 JUNE 1939)

 

ROBERT BLADES DIES JUNE 8 IN TOBACCO

 

Robert James Blades died at his home in Tobacco township June 8. Robert Blades was born in West Walton county, Norfolk, England; on March 26, 1864, the son of George P. and Elizabeth Blades. When he was two years of age they moved to the States, where they settled in Livingston county, Michigan. He married Miss Annie Judson and to them were born four children. Mrs. Blades died in 1900. In 1900 he moved to Gladwin county and bought the farm that has been his home ever since. He was elected supervisor of Tobacco township in 1922 and served several years in that capacity. He also served two years as township treasurer. Mr. Blades was Master of Dale Grange for many years and was Chief Gleaner of Dale Arbor of Gleaners.

In 1907 he married Mrs. Maggie Parkinson and to them was born one child. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, George T., Earl R., and Percy, two daughters, Mrs. Ella May Denison of East Lansing and Mrs. Grace Crowell of Midland, twenty-seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers, Charles of Lansing, Rutherford of Pontiac and Fred of Pinckney and four sisters, Lizzie Leverett of Lansing and Mary Carpenter, Eva Wines and Maude Gauss of Ann Arbor. Funeral services were held at the Dale M. E. Church, June 11, with Elder Pendleton officiating. Interment was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-21/1939 Column - 3 Page - 8

RUEY E. (FREEMAN) BLADES (5 JULY 1911 - 27 JAN 2005)

 

Ruey E. Blades, 93, of Midland died Jan. 27, 2005 at Mid-Michigan Stratford Village in Midland. She was born in Gladwin County July 5, 1911 to Eugene Sr. and Ruth E. (Robinson) Freeman. She married Percy Dewey Blades in Tobacco Township on Dec. 6, 1931; he died in 1978. Mrs. Blades was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. She owned and operated the Dale Store from 1940 to 1956. Ruey won a state award for third place in Algebra in 1930 and graduated from Beaverton High School in 1931 as Valedictorian. She was a member of Dale United Methodist Church, was a Gladwin County 4-H Leader for 15 years, and was a member of the Womans Society Christian Service in Beaverton.

Surviving are her children, Donald Blades of Beaverton, Ruth (William) Maxwell of Hope, Norma (J.J.) Maxwell of Beaverton, Mary Blades of Midland, and Dawn Virgil of Midland; 10 grandchildren, 23 Great grandchildren and six Great great grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Freeman, Jr. of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Rhoda Cole and Netta Freeman.

Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton, with Rev. James Shanks officiating. She was buried in Dale Cemetery in Tobacco Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Dale United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall or MidMichigan Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 02-01/2005 Column - ? Page - ?

 

VELMA LUELLA (ONWELLER) BLADES (10 NOV 1918 - 5 MAY 2002)

 

Velma L. Blades, 83, of Gladwin, died May 5, 2002 at the Gladwin Liviing Centre in Gladwin. She was born November 10, 1918 to Claude and Lucy (Seward) Onweller in Beaverton. She spent her life as a home maker and was a life-long resident of Gladwin County. She married E. Adrian Blades November 18, 1934 in Beaverton and he preceded her in death in 1990.

She is survived by four daughters, Marian (Nich) Radakovich of Midland, JoAnn (Larry) McCulloch of Alden, Berniece (Solomon) Horn of Lennon and Joyce Blades of Mason; a son, James (Laura) Blades of Flint; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; three brothers, Glen Onweller of Beaverton, Alvin Onweller of Coleman and Robert Onweller of California; and three sisters, Claudine Sandula of Beaverton, Beverly Brushaber of Beaverton, and Lorraine Elshaw of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry, in 1999, a daughter, Judy in 1941 and five brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 9, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with the Rev. Duane Koontz officiating. Burial will take place at the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. The family will receive visitors from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 05-08/2002 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

VIRGINIA M. (DAVIS) BLADES (9 DEC 1889 - 3 MARCH 1980)

Mrs. Virginia M. Blades, 90, of 2016 Guernsey Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, March 3, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Mountain Grove, Mo., on December 9, 1889, she came to Gladwin County in 1933. She was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Dale United Methodist Women. The former Virginia Davis Kennedy, she was married to Earl R. Blades on July 17, 1933, in Lansing. He preceded her in death April 5, 1979.

Surviving are one son, William Kennedy of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Myra Kennedy Scoby of Mt. Clemens and Mrs. Edward (Barbara) Morgan of Taylor; 2 step-sons, Adrian and Mike Blades of Beaverton; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Rieley of Lake City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Lauderback and Mrs. Frances Louthan of California; 4 brothers, Tom Davis of Arizona and Harry, Daryl and Pee Davis of California; one granddaughter and one great grandchild; and many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. An infant son also preceded her in death.

Services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 03-12/1980 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

WARREN G. BLADES (APRIL 1921 - AUG 1921)

 

WILLIAM R. BLADES (14 MARCH 1917 - 10 MARCH 1997)

 

William Blades, 79, of Beaverton, died Monday, March 10, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after a short illness. Born March 14, 1917 in Billings Township, he lived in Gladwin his entire life. He worked for Benchley and Yager in Beaverton, retiring in 1979. William married the former Mildred Wuelfing Dec. 2, 1939. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Wilma and husband Ronald MAXWELL and Florence, and husband Ray Peterson, all of Beaverton; one son, Forest and wife Lynn of Palatka, Fla.; two sisters, Lois Schaard of Gladwin and Grace Farrow of Lake; two brothers, Shirley and Duane of Beaverton; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gladys Walters in 1985; two grandsons, Ronnie MAXWELL in 1988 and Jimmy Walters in 1990; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Friends may call at the funeral home, 430 S. Ross, Beaverton, tomorrow (Thursday) until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to be used accordng to the family. Gladwin County Record dated 03-12/1997 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

DARLENE KAY BLAZER (1944 - 1987)

 

ALEXANDER BLODGETT (3 JUNE 1862 - 10 MARCH 1911)

 

Alexander Blodgett was born in Indiantown, Iowa, June 2, 1862, and was killed while employed as conductor of a switching crew in Chicago, Ill., March 10, 1911, aged 48 years, 9 months and 8 days. Deceased had been in the employ of the railroad company for 28 years and was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors for 23 years. He moved his family to Tobacco township Gladwin County six years ago and had intended this to be his last year with the railroad company when he was coming to enjoy the home they had worked so hard to gain.

He leaves a wife, one son, one daughter, a mother and two sisters, besides many other relatives and friends to mourn. The son was working with his father when the accident occurred that cost him his life. Deceased had been a Mason for 13 years. Was a member of the Chapter, a 32nd degree Mason and a principles of the fraternity, Beaverton Lodge No. 453, F. & A.M., of which he had been a member for one year had charge of the funeral services which were held in the Edenville M. E. church, March 13. Rev. H. B. Johnson of Beaverton preached the sermon. Interment in Dale cemetery. He is the first member of the Beaverton lodge to be laid away. Gladwin County Record dated 03-23/1911 Column - 6 Page - 1

ELMER COOLIDGE BLODGETT (1866 - 1951)

 

LILLA A. BLODGETT (1868 - 1944)

 

ZERAH BLODGETT (1889 - 1973)

 

GEORGE BLOOM (1870 - 31 JAN 1926)

 

MARY ELLEN BLOOM (17 DEC 1877 - 25 MARCH 1945)

 

MRS. MARY BLOOM BURIES IN DALE

 

Funeral services were held from the Dale Church Saturday at 2 p.m. with a prayer at the house at 1 p.m. for Mrs. Mary Ellen Bloom, 68, who died suddenly at her home in Tobacco township. The Rev. John Scott of the Gladwin Methodist church officiated at the services and burial was in the Dale cemetery. Mrs. Bloom was born in New Brunswick, Canada on December 17, 1877. She was the wife of George Bloom, who preceded here in death in 1926. She had been a resident of Gladwin county for more than 30 years. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Merle Bardwell, of Sanford and a son, Harry Chandler, of Edenville. A son Perry Chandler, preceded her in death in 1927. Gladwin County Record dated 05-02/1945 Column - 5 Page - 1

ARCHIEBALD BOALS (1850 - 1915)

CHARLES WILLIAM BOALS (22 FEB 1877 - 7 JUNE 1944)

Services were held for Charles William Boals at the Dale Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. with Elder S. T. Pendleton officiating. Charles William Boals was born February 22, 1877, in Tobacco township, and died at the Gladwin Hospital on Wednesday, June 7. Surviving is a sister, Clara Glidden of Flint and a nephew, Leonard Boman. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-14/1944 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

GEORGE WALTER BOALS (16 MAY 1880 - 30 MARCH 1919)

 

BOALS---George Walter Boals, born May 16, 1880, died March 30, 1919, of pulmonary tuberculosis. Funeral at Dale church, conducted by Rev. L. R. Lawrence. Interment in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-10/1919 Column - 4 Page - 5

JANE S. (SMALLWOOD) BOALS (22 SEP 1854 - 30 JUNE 1931)

Jane Smallwood Boals was born at Athens, Ohio. At the age of 16 she was wedded to Archie Boals, later moving to Michigan and settling at her present home. To this union were born five children, three having preceeded her in death, Sarah, Walter and Alice.

Those left to mourn her loss are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. E. W. Glidden, of Flint, and one son Charles, at home, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She passed away at the home of her daughter in Flint June 30, after an illness of several months at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 8 days. Gladwin County Record dated 07-09/1931 Column - 3 Page - 1

SARAH M. BOALS (2 JUNE 1873 - 28 MAY 1887)

 

ROBERT WILLIAM BODNAR (20 MARCH 1966 - 11 JAN 1974)

 

Robert (Robby) Bodnar, 7 years old, of Midland, died Friday, January 11, at Saginaw St. Mary's Hospital from burns suffered the day before at his home. The youngster was born March 20, 1966, in Midland. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Randa Bodnar of Midland; his father, Robert Bodnar of Gladwin; a brother, Rusty of Midland; grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Hughes of Beaverton, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bodnar Sr. of Gladwin; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kobel of Gladwin, Mrs. Clara Hughes of Beaverton, and Mrs. Gladys Thomas of Edenville.

Services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with Jimmie M. Schribner officiating and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-06/1974 Column - 4 Page - 2

JAMES EDWARD BOLTON (23 AUG 1972 - 25 AUG 1972)

 

FRANK GEORGE BOMAN (9 OCT 1915 - 2 FEB 1986)

 

Frank C. Boman, 70, of 5300 S. M-30, Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Edenville Oct. 9, 1915, he lived in the area all his life. Mr. Boman was in supervision of Chlorine Wells for Dow Chemical Co. 28 years until retiring in 1977. He was a former Boy Scout leader in Coleman and a member of the Woby-Po-Kegan White Skin Dancers of Coleman. Mr. Boman was married to the former Velma Herendeen April 11, 1936, in Edenville. She died May 5, 1961. He then married Harriet Boylen Feb 23, 1962, in Edenville.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Rosenburg, Texas; one daughter, Wendy, at home; 2 step-sons, Larry Boylen of Gladwin and Gary Boylen of Hemlock; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Barlett of Carleton; one sister, Betty Leuenberger of Hope; and 14 grandchildren. A son, John Boman, preceded him in death Feb. 24, 1978 and a daughter, Karen Boman, Dec. 3, 1942.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hatch officiating. Cremation will follow. Gladwin County Record dated 02-05/1986 Column - 4 Page - 2

H. HARRIET (GREEN) BOYLEN - BOMAN (1 MARCH 1919 - 11 MARCH 1988)

 

Harriet Boylen Boman, 69, of 5300 S. M-30, Beaverton, died Friday, March 11, in St. Luke's Hospital, Saginaw, after a long illness. Born in St. Louis, March 1, 1919, she moved to Gladwin County in 1938. She was a custodian for the Edenville Branch of the First of America Bank and a member of the Dale United Methodist Church. The former Harriet Green, she was married in 1938 to Ronald Boylen in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1957. She then married Frank Boman Feb. 23, 1962, in Edenville. He died Feb. 2, 1986.

Surviving are 2 sons, Larry of Gladwin and Gary of Hemlock; 2 daughters, Mrs. William (Mary Ann) Bartelt of Carrollton and Mrs. Craig (Wendy) Wesley of Sanford; a step-son, James Boman of Rosenburg, Texas; one brother, Wayne of St. Louis; and 14 grandchildren. A sister, Nedra Green and a brother, Marshall Green, preceded her in death.

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Janet Larner officiating. Cremation followed the service. Gladwin County Record dated 03-16/1988 Column - 5 Page - 2

CLEO E. BOOS (15 DEC 1916 - 18 DEC 1978)

 

Cleo E. Boos, 62, of 593 Quillette Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 18, in Saginaw Veterans Hospital. Born in Detroit on December 15, 1916, he came to Gladwin County four years ago from Howell. Mr. Boos was a retired tool and die maker. He was a member of the Elks BPOE No. 2168 in Howell and the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Boos and the former Loletta Heber were married on August 30, 1949, in Brooklyn.

Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Hugh (Janice) Davis of Lakeview; one sister, Mrs. Martha Longstreth of Beaverton; one brother, Harry of Florida; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held December 19, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Elks Lodge of Midland officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-03/1979 Column - 4 Page - 2

ELIZABETH A. (BOOTTGER) BOOS (14 FEB 1889 - 10 NOV 1973)

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Boos, 89, died Saturday, November 10 at the home of her daughter, 660 Dale Road, Beaverton, following and extended illness. Mrs. Boos was born in Hamburg, Germany, February 14, 1884, and was married to William Boos in 1911. They came to Gladwin County 24 years ago from Detroit. He preceded her in death June 24, 1957.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Harry (Martha) Longstreth of Beaverton; 2 sons, Harry of Gregory, and Cleo of Howell; 2 sisters, Mrs. Louise Wippich and Mrs. Minnie Frantz, both of Scranton, Pa.; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 11-14/1973 Column - 6 Page - 2

WILLIAM A. BOOS (5 SEP 1885 - 24 JUNE 1957)

TOBACCO TOWNSHIP MAN PASSES AFTER ILLNESS

 

William A. Boos, 71, of Tobacco township, died Monday, June 24, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor after an illness of three months. He was born on September 5, 1885, in Scranton, Pennsylvannia. A resident of Gladwin county for eight years, he came here from Detroit. He was a retired drop-forger from the LaSalle Forge Co. in Ferndale.

On April 8, 1912, he was married to the former Miss Elizabeth Boottger in Detroit. She survives him; also two sons, Harry of Gregory, and Cleo of Howell; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Quillet of Beaverton; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Matthew of Long Island, N. Y., John and Charles of Lake Ariel, Pa., and Anthony, of North Arlington, N. Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Keeley and Mrs. Helen O'Hara of North Arlington, and Mrs. Anna Thees of Scranton, Pa.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church with the Rev. Verne Summers officiating. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home and at the church from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Dale cemetery.

Pallbearers are Chris Leuenberger, Shirley Brown, Harley Quillett, Lloyd Brushaber, Clifford Snyder and Fuhrman Tremaine. Gladwin County Record dated 06-26/1957 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

ALICE MAY BOWMAN (1891 - 1927)

 

DANIEL L. BOWMAN (12 NOV 1892 -12 SEP 1924)

Daniel L. Boman was born at Edenville, Mich., Nov. 10, 1891, and died Sept. 10, 1924, at 11:30 a.m. at LePas, Manitoba, 650 miles north of Winnepeg, after a week's illness with appendicitis, aged 32 years and 10 months. Mr. Boman was employed at a trading station at Setting Lake, 137 miles form medical aid, and was taken from there by gas car to St. Anthony hospital at LePas where he laid six hours before consenting to be operated on, and at midnight Dr. Orricls and two helpers operated, finding that the appendix had bursted during the first attach and blood poison had set in. Still he lingered 12 hours before he succumbed, believing and telling the nurse until the last that he just could not die, for he had a wife and family looking to him for support and protection. His wife accompanied by their 2 1/2 year old son Adrian, brought the body some 2000 miles to Edenville that friends and relatives there might look for the last time on his face. Six days were necessary for the trip. The journey was made by train to Saginaw where they were met by her brother Charles and John Boman, and the Beaverton hearse took the body from there to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Boman at Edenville. The funeral was held in the Methodist church at theat place Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., Rev. Kettle officiating, with interment in Dale cemetery. The floral offerings were numerous, and autos were parked over a mile at the funeral.

The pallbearers were George W. Boman, Guy W. Boman, Fred H. Boman, John L. Boman, his brothers, Floyd Boman, nephew; and Charles Boals, brother-in-law. Mr. Boman had lived in Manitoba the last five years and as a trader, hunter and trapper had made many friends there. A train ran only twice a week to where the family lived at Setting Lake, where he ran a trading station in summer and trapped in the winter. His experiences in this north country were very interesting. Before going there he was employed in the Ford factory in Detroit two years, and previous to that on his farm in Tobacco.

He was married Oct. 31, 1912, at Saginaw, Mich., to Alice Boals, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Boals of Tobacco, who survives him, with two sons, Leonard aged eight years who lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Boals, and Adrian, 2 1/2 years old, besides his parents, Mr. and Mr. George W. Boman of Edenville, four brothers --- George W. of Port Huron, Guy W. of Omer, John L. of Edenville and Fred H. of Secord; four sister's --- Mrs. Howard of Gladwn, Mrs. Swanton and Mrs. Taylor of Detroit, Mrs. Adams of Edenville; besides a host of other relatives and friends. Gladwin County Record dated 10-09/1924 Column - 5 Page - 4

IRENE M. (CROWELL) BOYER (5 NOV 1933 - 5 MARCH 1987)

Mrs. Irene M. Boyer, 53, of 2594 Glidden Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, March 5, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness. Born in Sanford Nov. 5, 1933, she had spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. She was the Tobacco Township Clerk for 11 years. Mrs. Boyer was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church, church school superintendent and church treasurer. She was a district president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and a member of the Gladwin County VFW Auxiliary Post 7303. The former Irene Crowell, she was married to Richard Boyer Sept. 10, 1955, in Beaverton.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Richard Jr. of Saginaw, Steve of Gladwin and James of Birch Run; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dean (Ruthann) Stoneburner of Coleman and Shelly of Beaverton; her father and step-mother, John and Norma Crowell of Owosso; one brother, Mike of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Blades of Beaverton; and 3 grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Janet Larner officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or the Dale church. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 03-11/1987 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

RICHARD A. BOYER, SR (1933 - ?)

 

ANNA CLAYTON BOYLEN (17 SEP 1889 - 4 APRIL 1965)

 

RITES TODAY FOR MRS. H. E. BOYLEN

 

Services were held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Mrs. Anna Boylen, 75, of Hay Township, who died Sunday after a long illness. The former Ann Clayton was born Sept. 17, 1889, in Weston, W. Va. She was married to Hurley E. Boylen on Sept. 23, 1911, in Weston and moved to Gladwin in 1935. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bernadine Moss, of Beaverton; a brother, Charles, of Newark; Ohio; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-07/1965 Column - 1 Page - 1

HURLEY E. BOYLEN (26 FEB 1891 - 19 APRIL 1974)

 

Hurley E. Boylen, 83, of Gladwin, died Friday, April 19, at the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness, died Friday, April 19, at the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in West Virginia on Feb. 26, 1891, he was a retired well driller and farmer. He came to Gladwin County 41 years ago from West Virginia. Mr. Boylen and the former Anna Clayton were married Sept. 23, 1916, in Jane Lew, W. Va. She preceded him in death on April 4, 1965.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Bernadine Cobb of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Etta VanHorn of Jane Lew, W. Va. and Mrs. Clara Straley of Warren, Ohio; one brother, Harlan of Jane Lew; and six grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter also preceded him in death.

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Byron Hatch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-24/1974 Column - 6 Page - 2

RONALD H. BOYLEN (31 AUG 1912 - 12 AUG 1957)

 

SUDDEN HEART ATTACK FATAL TO R. H. BOYLEN

 

Ronald H. Boylen, 44, of Buckeye township, died suddenly at his home early Monday, of a heart attack. A Gladwin county resident for 20 years, Mr. Boylen was employed as a pumper with the Sun Oil CO. for the past 18 years. He was born on August 31, 1912, in Jane Lew, West Virginia, and on January 22, 1938, was married to the former Miss Harriet Green in Gladwin.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet; two sons, Gary, 18, and Larry, 16; one daughter, Mary Ann, 12, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hurley E. Boylen, of Winegars; and one sister, Mrs. Bernadine Moss, of Beaverton. One brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry C. Hall will officiate and burial will be in Dale cemetery. Pallbearers will be Warren Gerret, Paul Yost, Lester Wright, Percy Nunn, Burl Brisendine and Cullie Lyons. Honorary bearers are Harley Collins and Gus Anderson. Gladwin County Record dated 08-14/1957 Column - 3 Page - 1

JOSEPHINE H. BRADY (28 FEB 1918 - 3 MAY 2002)

 

JOSEPHINE H. BRADY, 84, of Montrose died Friday, May 3, 2002 at her residence.

Josephine was born February 28, 1918 in Gladwin, Michigan to the late Joseph and Helena (Mitchell) Shea. She had resided in Montrose the past 16 years, coming from Gladwin. Josephine graduated from Gladwin High School. She married Roy A. Brady June 14, 1941. He preceded her in death May 21, 1984.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Montrose. She was an active member and past president of the Montrose Senior Citizens, and was also active with the Montrose Blueberry Festival. She was a member of several area card clubs and enjoyed crochet, reading and making her special family blankets. Josephine cherished time spent with her family.

Surviving are seven children: Joseph (Bonnie) Brady of Beaverton; Julia (Ray) Foust of Montrose; Mary (Craig) Ricksgers of LInden; Ed Brady of Montrose; Teresa (Steve) Skaggs of Fenton; Anne (Harland) Congdon of Linden; and Vincent Brady of Davison. Also surviving are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Kathleen Smith of Kalamazoo and Lucille Isham of Gladwin.

She was also preceded in death by her son Michael and daughter-in-law Evelyn Brady.

Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2002 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Montrose, with Rev. Fr. Gildasio Mendes officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Center of Genesee County Community Health or Heartland Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 05-08/2002 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

MICHAEL R. BRADY (10 JAN 1946 - 2 MAY 1988)

 

Michael R. Brady, 42, of 1524 Portbella, Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Beaverton, died Monday, May 2, in the Central Michigan Community Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, after a long illness. Born in Bay City, Jan. 10, 1946, he had lived in Gladwin County for 22 years.

Mr. Brady is survived by his mother, Mrs. Josephine Brady of Montrose; 3 brothers, Joe of Beaverton, Edward of Davison and Vincent of Bay City; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Julia Foust of Montrose, Mr.s Mary Ricksgers of Linden, Mrs. Teresa Skaggs of Fenton and Anne Brady of Burton. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy, May 21, 1984.

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 05-04/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ROY A. BRADY (30 DEC 1912 21 MAY 1984)

 

(Midland Daily News, May 23, 1984)

 

Roy A. Brady, 71, 1235 Guernsey, Beaverton, died Monday, May 21, 1984, at Midland Hospital Center.

 

He was born Dec. 30, 1912, in Fisherville, Mich., and was a member of St. Annes Catholic Church in Edenville. He married the former Josephine Shea on June 14, 1941.

 

He leaves his wife, Josephine; sons, Joseph Brady of Beaverton, Michael Brady of Mount Pleasant, Edward Brady of Coleman and Vincent Brady of Bay City; daughters, Mrs. Ray (Julie) Foust of Mount Rose, Mary Brady of Flint, Mrs. Steve (Teresa) Skaggs of Fenton and Mrs. Stephen (Anne) Raslich of Fenton; four grandchildren; brother, Raymond Brady of Marion; and sister, Mrs. Dorothy Jankowiak of Sanford.

 

Services will be 11 am. Thursday at St. Annes Catholic Church in Edenville, with the Rev. Joseph Schamel officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

Friends may call anytime at the Hail Funeral Homes Beaverton Chapel, where there will be a wake service at 8 pm today.

 

 

ESTHER (DERRICK) BROKA (1920 - ?)

 

GEORGE A. BROKA (5 JULY 1916 - 18 MAY 1998)

 

George A. Broka, 81, of Beaverton, died Monday, May 18, 1998 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home in Gladwin after a short illness. Born July 5, 1916 in Gladwin County, he was retired from the DPW in Beaverton, in 1981. George married the former Esther Derrick, May 18, 1947 in Beaverton. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and belonged to the VFW Post #7303.

Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Diane and husband Ralph Grimaldo of Beaverton; one son, Thomas and wife Joyce of Bay City; five sisters, Norma Jean and husband Roy Lasko of Midland, Clara and husband Palmer Peterson of Minneapolis, Minn., Marie and husband Virgil Clark of Charleston, Ill., Alma and husband Jim Clore of Gladwin, and Luella Broka of Beaverton; two brothers, Lloyd and wife Mary Jane of Gladwin, and Jim and wife Joy of Coleman; two sisters-in-law, Orrine Broka and Mildred Broka, both of Beaverton; four grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Harold; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Don Rousseau; and his parents, Daniel and Anna (Ashbrook) Broka.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Graveside services were by the VFW Post #7303. Memorial contributions may be made to Miracle Ranch Children's Home. Gladwin County Record dated 05-27/1998 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

JOSEPH LEE BROOKS (31 MAY 1954 - 20 MARCH 1994)

 

BERTHA HELEN (SWANTON) BROWN (23 OCT 1892 - 20 JAN 1985)

 

Bertha H. Brown, 99, of 5994S. M-30, Beaverton, died Sunday, Jan. 20 in Mt. Dora Health Care Center, Mt. Dora, Fla., after a short illness. Born in Gladwin County Oct. 23, 1892, she had spent her lifetime here. She was a member of the Edenville Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Tobacco Township Ladies Aid. The former Bertha Swanton, she was married to Shirley V. Brown Feb. 14, 1912, in Hope. He preceded her in death Dec. 26, 1977.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Wehrley of Edenville; one son, Brandon of Rhodes; one brother, Bradford of Rudyard; 7 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. Services are incomplete, but will be held at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 01-23/1985 Column - 3 Page - 2

BETTY AILEEN (KORTKAMP) BROWN (20 JULY 1919 - 18 NOV 1982)

 

Betty A. Brown, 63, of 341 Bruce Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Danville, Ill., on July 20, 1919, she moved to Gladwin County 15 years ago. She was a member of the Billings Ladies Aid and Alanon in Beaverton and Midland. The former Betty Kortkamp, she was married to Brandon Brown on April 29, 1939, in Detroit.

Surviving besides her husband, are 2 sons, Brandon of Benton Harbor and Bruce of Big Rapids; a half sister, Mrs. Sue Thibodeau of Livonia; 2 step-sisters; Mrs. Edna Webb of Ann Arbor and Mrs Irene O'Neil of Redford; and 7 grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Died in Nov 1982 following a long illness.(CA of Liver,Hip and Spine) Gladwin County Record dated 11-24/1982 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

BRANDON SIMEON BROWN (29 OCT 1915 - 4 APRIL 1990)

 

Brandon S. Brown, 76, of 2083 Erickson Rd., Rhodes, died Wednesday, April 4, 1990, at 1070 Walnut St., Billings Township. Born in Beaverton, Jan. 29, 1913, he had spent most of his life in the county. Mr. Brown was a heavy equipment operator and member of the 324th Operating Engineers. He served in the Army as a Tech 4 during World War II. Mr. Brown and the former Betty Kortkamp were married April 29, 1939, in Detroit. She died Nov. 18, 1982. He then married the former Alta Chambers Groh, Oct. 13, 1984, in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Brandon of St. Joseph and Bruce of Reed City; 4 step-daughters, Mrs. William (Donna) Gromaski, Mrs. Ervin (Elizabeth) Foor and Mrs. Russell (Sally) Bennett of Rhodes and Mrs. Leonard (Judy) LaBean of Pinconning; one step-son, John Groh of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Wehrle of Beaverton; 8 grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday at 7 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Chaplain Joseph Brown of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303, officiating.

Found dead by GSW in Billings twp residence of friend. Gladwin County Record dated 04-11/1990 Column - 4 Page - 2

CHARLES A. BROWN (15 DEC 1887 - 26 APRIL 1972)

 

Charles A. Brown, 84, founder of the Brown Machine Company in Beaverton, died suddenly Wednesday, April 26, at his winter home in Eustis, Fla. Mr. Brown was born December 15, 1887, in Edenville, and was married to the former Miss Lizzie Woodby August 1, 1908, in Edenville. She preceded him in death April 1, 1970. They were residents of Beaverton for many years. Mr. Brown was a member of the Beaverton F. & A.M.

Surviving are one son, Gaylord of Beaverton; three brothers, Shirley of Beaverton, Russell of Hope, and Eber, of Saginaw; also one sister, Verna of Texas; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with the Rev. Roger Browne offiicating. Interment was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-03/1972 Column - 4 Page - 2

DALE G. BROWN (21 APRIL 1931 - 20 APRIL 1998)

 

Dale G. Brown, 66, of Beaverton, died Monday, April 20, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland after a short illness. Born April 21, 1931, he was a supervisor for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, retiring in 1986 after 36 years. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He was a member of the Gladwin Eagles Club, Aerie 3292; past master of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge; on the Gladwin hospital board for seven years; the Beaverton board of education for 12 years (president for eight years); and nine years as handicap chairman for the Gladwin Heights Golf Association. He also coached Beaverton Little League, and was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. Dale married the former Joanne Walker, Oct. 10, 1950 in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Pamela and husband Robert Weaver, and Linda Brown, all of Beaverton; one brother, Robert of Carson City, Nev.; one sister, Hazel A. Lamb of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) 1 to 9 p.m. a special Masonic memorial service will be held today (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pardee Cancer Fund or Beaverton United Methodist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 04-22/1998 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ELDON E. BROWN (21 FEB 1937 - ?)

 

ELMER BROWN (9 OCT 1903 - 8 FEB 1980)

Elmer Brown, 76, of 699 Oliver Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 8, at his home. Born in Merrill on October 9, 1903, he came to Gladwin County in 1944 from Akron. He retired from Dow Chemical Co. in 1967. Mr. Brown was married to the former Gladys Hodges in June 1926 in Merrill.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ernest of Beaverton; one brother, Horace of Merrill; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A daughter, Orene, preceded him in death in 1939. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-13/1980 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

FAY L. (QUILLET) BROWN (30 DEC 1913 - 19 JULY 1982)

Fay L. Brown, 68, of 417 S. Ross St., Beaverton, died Monday, July 19, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Tobacco Township on December 30, 1913, she spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. Mrs. Brown graduated from Beaverton High School in 1932 and graduated from Central Michigan University. She taught school at Winegars and in Beaverton for 35 years until retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, a life member of the Beaverton Education Association and the Michigan Education Association. The former Fay Quelet, she was married to Oscar Brown on June 2, 1938, in Beaverton.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Yvonne) Dubay of Saginaw and Mrs. Ray (Darlene) Balzer of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ola Shaw of Beaverton and Mrs. Naomi Mishler of Peru, Ind.; and 4 grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. John Mishler will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-21/1982 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

MEMORIAM

 

A LIGHT is from our household gone, A Voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled, Some may think you are forgotten, Though on earth you are no more; But in memory you are with us, As you always were before. - The family of Fay L. Brown. Gladwin County Record dated 07-20/1983 Column - 4 Page - 8 Section B.

 

GLADYS BROWN (22 AUG 1903 - 7 JULY 1991)

 

Mrs. Gladys Brown, 87, of 699 Oliver Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, July 7, 1991, in the Town and Country Nursing Home, Midland, after a long illness. Born in Merrill, Aug. 22, 1903, she moved to Gladwin County from Akron in 1944. The former Gladys Hodges, she was married to Elmer Brown in June 1926, in Merrill. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1980.

Surviving are one son, Ernest of Beaverton; one brother, Clyde Hodges of Merrill; one sister, Berniece Honaman of Merrill; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Orene, in 1939.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Ed Abbott officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-10/1991 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

HARRIET M. BROWN (1 JULY 1854 - 3 MARCH 1917)

 

ISABEL S. (MERCER) BROWN (11 AUG 1898 - 3 DEC 1985)

 

Isabel S. Brown, 87, of 110 Knox St., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Clare Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Beaverton Aug. 11, 1898, hse had spent her lifetime there. She and her husband operated Brown's Grocery fomr 1944 to 1955. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Beaverton United Methodist Church, a life member and past worthy matron of the Beaverton O.E.S. 386 and the Gladwin County VFW Auxiliary 7303. The former Isabel Mercer, she was married to Robert M. Brown Sept. 12, 1920, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1946.

Surviving are 2 sons, Robert of St. Paul, Minn, and Dale of Beaverton, one step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel Lamb of Dallas, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial wsa in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-11/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

JAMES POLK BROWN (20 JAN 1847 - 18 JAN 1935)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD JAMES BROWN, PIONEER

 

Funeral services held Sunday, January 20, for James Polk Brown of Tobacco township, recounted the life of an old and esteemed citizen of the community in which he had lived since 1897. A host of friends were at the services to pay their last respects to this estimable man. His death occurred January 18 after a three-day illness at the home of his son, Robert, in Tobacco township, He was 88 years old. Born in Pittsfield, New York, January 20, 1847, he moved to Akron, Mich., with his parents in 1856. He was married May 1, 1870 to Harriet Blakley of Akron. Mrs. Brown died March 3, 1917.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eva Trent and Mrs. Angeline Kline of Akron; James Brown of Skandia; Edna Baser, Midland; Kathryn Stephens of Fostoria; Mary Matthews of Beaverton; Jess Brown of Beaverton and Robert Brown of Beaverton. The final rites were conducted by the Rev. Perry Arnold at the Brethren church. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-30/1935 Column - 6 Page - 1

JOANNE BROWN (1930 - ?)

 

LIZETTA (WOODBY) BROWN (13 FEB 1887 - 1 APRIL 1970)

 

LIZETTA BROWN DIES IN FLORIDA

 

Mrs Lizetta Brown, 83, of Beaverton, died today, Wednesday, April 1, in Mt. Dora, Fla., following a short illness. Born in Johnson City, Tenn., on Feb. 13, 1887 she had lived in Gladwin county the past 70 years. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Beaverton Order of Eastern Star. The former Lizetta Woodby, she was married to Charles Brown in 1908, in Edenville.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Gaylord, of Beaverton; one brother, Isaac, of Wellstone; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Weber, of Mt. Doar, Fla. and Mrs. Frank Hayman, of Metamora, O.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Browne will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Mrs. Brown will be at the Hall Funeral Home Friday afternoon. Gladwin County Record dated 04-01/1970 Column - 6 Page - 1

MILDRED BROWN (1892 - 1919)

 

MIRIAM J. BROWN (11 NOV 1931 - 1 FEB 2001)

 

Mrs. Brown, 69, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Korah and Mary (Wilkerson) Clingan. She married Eldon Brown on Oct. 24, 1958, in Beaverton.

Surviving besides her husband Eldon are her children, Daniel (Ann) Brown and Deborah Mavis, both of Midland, and Trena (Thane) Grove of Gladwin; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Clingan of Beaverton and James Clingan of Midland and a sister, Gladys (Harold) Freeman of Beaverton. She was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, with The Rev. Donald Potter presiding with burial in Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials for Hospice of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 02-07/2001Column - 2 Page - 2

 

OSCAR L. BROWN (29 FEB 1908 - 26 MAY 1984)

Oscar L. Brown, 76, of 417 S. Ross St., Beaverton, died Saturday, May 26, at his home. Born in Jonesville on February 29, 1908, he lived most of his life in Beaverton. He was retired from the Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. Mr. Brown was a charter member of the Beaverton Lions Club and drove a Beaverton school bus for many years. He was married to the former Fay Quelet on June 2, 1938, in Beaverton. She preceded him in death July 19, 1982.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Yvonne) Dubay of Saginaw and Mrs. Ray (Darlene) Balzer of Gladwin; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Nusbaum of Sturgis; 4 grandchildren and one great grandson.

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from Mathews Funeral Home. Monsignor Eugene Forbes officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-30/1984 Column - 8 Page - 2

 

(Midland Daily News, May 28, 1984)

 

Oscar L. Brown, 78, of Beaverton died Saturday, May 26, 1984 at home. He was born Feb. 29, 1908 and lived in Beaverton most of his life. He married Fay Quelet June 2, 1938 in Beaverton. She preceded him in death July 19, 1982.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Yvonne) Dubay of Saginaw and Mrs. Ray (Darlene) Balzar of Gladwin; four grandchildren, Bruce Dubay and Collette Dubay, both of Saginaw and Susan Smith and Jeff Balzar, both of Gladwin; one great-grandson, Michael Smith of Gladwin, a sister Bertha Nusbaum of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 1984 at the Mathews Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Visiting hours will be any time at the funeral Home.

 

 

PAUL LEAMON BROWN (21 SEP 1914 - 23 AUG 1921)

Paul Leamon Brown, was born Sept. 21, 1914 in Tobacco township and departed this life Aug. 23, 1921, age 6 yrs. 11 months and 2 days. He was the only son of Mr and Mrs. Robt. Brown. He resided with his parents on their farm four miles east of Beaverton, until the death of his mother about two years ago. The he moved to Beaverton with his father where he resided until his death.

Paul was always a favorite in the home. His loving disposition won many friends who grieve his early departure. He leaves a vacant place in home, the school and the Sunday school. We make our plans but so suddenly all is changed.

He is survived by his father, mother and one sister Hazel. Two grandfathers, one grandmother, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Presbyterian church conducted by Rev. Geo. Killian and burial took place in Dale cemetery. We loved our rosebud sweet and fair. But the dear Lord loved him more, And he has ever called him home, To that bright and shining shore. Gladwin County Record dated 09-01/1921 Column - 4 Page - 5

 

ROBERT L. BROWN (21 SEP 1933 - 4 APRIL 1979)

 

Robert L. Brown, 45, of 4506 S. M-18, Beaverton, died suddenly Wednesday, April 4, while at work at Dow Chemical Co. in Midland. Born in St. Louis on September 21, 1933, he came to Gladwin County in 1936. Mr. Brown was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Gladwin Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3292. He and the former Joan Longstreth were married on December 12, 1953, in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Marcia) Grant, Kimberly and Debra, all of Beaverton and Steven of Grand Rapids; his mother, Mrs. Gene (Zella) Oberlander of Beaverton; 3 sisters, Mrs. Eloise Russell and Mrs. Jackie Roehrs of Beaverton and Mrs. Terry Schanhals of Alaska; one brother, Larry of Harrison; and 2 grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-11/1979 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

ROBERT M. BROWN (12 MARCH 1889 - 18 FEB 1964)

 

ROBERT M. BROWN RITES FRIDAY

 

Robert M. Brown, 74, former mayor of Beaverton, died Tuesday after a five week illness. Born in Akron, Tuscola County, on March 12, 1889, he was married to the former Isabelle Mercer on Sept. 12, 1920 in Beaverton. Mr. Brown owned and operated a store in Beaverton for many years until his retirement. Prior to that he operated a bowling alley and theatre there for several years and was employed by the State Highway Department for 10 years. Following his retirement, he served Beaverton City as mayor for 1o years and was city assessor at the time of his death. Mr. Brown was also a member of the county board of election canvassers and had served as its chairman for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife, Isabelle; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Wright, of Napoleon, Ohio; two sons, Robert J., of Los Angles, Calif., and Dale of Beaverton; a sister, Mrs. James Stephens, of Fostoria; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m at the Beaverton Methodist Church with the Rev. Gordon Showers officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Gladwin County Record dated 02-19/1964 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

SADIE BROWN

 

Sadie, daughter of James and Sarah Brown of Winegar, died Nov. 30, of typhoid fever. She was a member of the Brethren church and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves four sisters and one brother, besides her father and mother to mourn her departure. She was a true Christian, a kind and loving daughter and sister, and will be greatly missed. Interment at Dale cemetery. The funeral was preached at the Brethren church. Gladwin County Record dated 12-10/1908 Column - 1 Page - 4

 

SHIRLEY VERNON (SWANTON) BROWN (11 SEP 1890 - 26 DEC 1977)

 

Shirley Vernon Brown, 87, of 5594 South M-18, Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 26, in Eustis, Fla. Born in Edenville on September 11, 1890, he moved to Gladwin County 20 years ago from Detroit. Mr. Brown was retired from farming. He was married to the former Bertha Swanton on February 14, 1912, in Hope.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Brandon of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Wehrle of Beaverton; one brother, Russell of Hope; one sister, Mrs. Verna Snyder of Texas; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Paul Schoun officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-04/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2

MR. BROWN (Shirley V. Brown), Beaverton (Dec. 29, 1977)

 

Services for Mr. Brown, 87, who died Monday in Eustis, Fla., will be held 2pm. Friday in the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with burial in Dale Cemetery. He was born Sept. 11, 1890 in Edenville. Among the survivors are his widow, Bertha; a son and a daughter.

 

 

TERA SUE BROWN (1 JAN 1976 - 3 MARCH 1976)

 

Tera Sue Brown, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brown, 1541 Knox Rd., Beaverton, died March 4, at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, following an illness of 10 days. The little girl was born January 1, 1976.

Surviving are her parents, Michael and Carol Brown, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mishler, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, all of Beaverton; great grandparents, Mrs. Zella Oberlander, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Longstreth, all of Beaverton, and Mr. and Mrs. Sid Briemmer of Lansing; and great great grandfather, Charles Stone of Lansing.

Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-10/1976 Column - 6 Page - 2

ANNE J. (ANDERSON) BROWNE (12 JULY 1925 - 28 SEP 1985)

 

Anne J. Browne, 60, of 4699 Dundas Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Saginaw July 12, 1925, she came to Gladwin County in 1961. The former Anne Anderson, she was married to Robert Browne Sept. 29, 1945, in Saginaw.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sons, Robert Jr. of Montrose, Dennis of Bay City and John of Traverse City; 2 daughters, Cheryl Eberhart of Beaverton and Mrs. Jeffrey (Kimberly) Pribbernow of Beaverton: her mother, Mrs. Anna Wittenmyer of Saginaw; 2 brothers, Robert of San Diego, Calif. and John of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Muehlenbeck of Houghton Lake and Mrs. Ardith Gilles of AuGres; and 12 grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-02/1985 Column - 3 Page - 2

ROBERT W. BROWNE (26 OCT 1921 - 20 JULY 1988)

 

Robert W. Browne, 66, of 4699 Dundas Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Wednesday, July 20, at his home. bonr in Saginaw, Oct. 26, 1921, he moved to Gladwin County in 1961 from Saginaw. Mr. Browne was a crane operator for General Motors Central Foundry in Saginaw for 17 years until retiring in 1961. He was a member of the U.A.W. and Local 455 Retirees. Mr. Browne was married to the former Anne J. Anderson, Sept. 29, 1945, in Saginaw. She preceded him in death Sept. 28, 1985.

Surviving are 3 sons, Robert Jr. of Flint, Dennis of Bay City and John of Traverse City; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Cherly) Gassman and Mrs. Jeff (Kimberly) Pribbernow of Beaverton; 3 brothers, Richard of St. Charles, Wiley of Reese and Morley of Saginaw; one sister, Mrs. Charlene Hanson of Flint; 3 half-brothers, Earl and Thomas Wenzel of St. Charles and John Wenzel of Indiana; and 13 grandchildren.

Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-27/1988 Column - 3 Page - 2

STEPHEN JEFFERSON BRUBAKER (22 DEC 1934 - ?)

 

ETHEL MARIE (MILLER) BRUBAKER (26 APRIL 1935 - 13 FEB 1997)

 

ETHEL "SISTY" MARIE BRUBAKER

 

Ethel Marie Brubaker, 61, of Beaverton, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland after a short illness. Born April 26, 1945 in Midland, she resided in Beaverton since 1952. The former Ethel Miller married Steve Brubaker Sr. on Aug. 22, 1952 in Gladwin. She was a homemaker in her own home.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Steve and wife Jodi of Beaverton and Rick of Three Rivers; three daughters, Susan and husband Rick Stone of Gladwin, Lori and husband Rod Grove of Beaverton, and Teri of Gladwin; two brothers, Robert Miller of Auburn and Carl Miller of Midland; two sisters, Alta Bindschatel of Frederick and Ruth Marble of Algenac; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, four brothers and two sisters.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with the Rev. Father Julius A. Spleet officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to be used according to family wishes. Gladwin County Record dated 02-19/1997 Column - 3 Page - 7

 

CLARA (FOX) BRUCKNER (21 JULY 1900 - 21 MAY 1957)

 

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR CLARA FOX BRUCKNER

 

Clara Fox Bruckner, 56, died in Detroit yesterday after an illness of three months. She had made her home there the past 20 years, previously living in Beaverton. Miss Bruckner was born on July 21, 1900. Surviving her are several nieces and nephews. Funera services will be on Saturday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry C. Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-22/1957 Column - 3 Page - 2

ADELINE (NEUMANN) BRUSHABER (9 JULY 1893 - 30 JUNE 1953)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. BRUSHABER

 

Mrs. Adeline Brushaber, 59, passed away on Tuesday noon, June 30, after several weeks of serious illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dale Methodist church, with the Rev. Larry Grubaugh officiating. Burial will be made in the Dale cemetery A short prayer service at the home will precede the church service.

Adeline Neumann was born in Adrian on July 9, 1893. She came to Gladwin county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neumann in 1898, and has resided in Tobacco township for most of her life. She married John Brushaber in 1912. Surviving are her husband; five sons, Charles of Gladwin, Lloyd, Roy, John, Jr. and Richard, all of Beaverton; one daughter, Violet Niendorf of Saginaw; two brothers, Charles Neumann of Gladwin and William Neumann of Saginaw; also one sister Louise of Saginaw; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A son, Warren, passed away several years ago. Gladwin County Record dated 07-01/1953 Column - 6 Page - 1

DELBERT L. BRUSHABER (1914 - 1941)

 

FRANK S. BRUSHABER (21 FEB 1907 - 21 NOV 1956)

 

DIES AT BILLINGS TOWNSHIP HOME

 

Frank S. Brushaber, 49, of Billings township died suddenly at his home Wednesday afternoon after a heart attack. He was born February 21, 1907, and had been a life long resident of Gladwin county. Mr. Brushaber was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sons, Jack, Henry and Herman, of Gladwin county; his mother, Mrs. Orilla Brushaber, of Billings township, and two brothers, William of Flint and Orley of Beaverton. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Dale Methodist Church with the Rev. Vern Summers officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery, with Earl Erway, Leo Trumbel, Frank Crowell, John McGrath, Richard Sterling and Ora Spencer as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 11-28/1956 Column - 7 Page - 1

FRED H. BRUSHABER, SR (22 JAN 1875 - 20 AUG 1958)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO FRED BRUSHABER

 

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Methodist Church, for Fred Brushaber, 83, who died at the Gladwin Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 20, following a six months illness. The Rev. Verne Summers officiated and burial was in Dale cemetery. Mr. Brushaber was born on Jan. 22, 1875 in Saginaw, and had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1888. He was married to the former Melinda Mae Hawley in 1904 in Wolverine, who preceded him in death on July 2, 1957.

Survivors include two sons, Fred, of Gladwin, and Lynn, of Saginaw; four daughters, Mrs. Anna Colbeck and Mrs. Ida Snyder, of Saginaw, Mrs. Donna Reinberg, of Midland, and Mrs. Lola Jacobi, of Sanford; two brothers, Henry, of Saginaw, and Charles, of Wolverine; one sister, Mrs. Tina Berger, of Saginaw; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Nephews of Mr. Brushaber were pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 08-27/1958 Column - 3 Page - 1

From the Gladwin County Record --- August 20, 1958

 

FRED BRUSHABER DIES THIS MORNING

 

Fred Brushaber, of Beaverton, died Wednesday morning at the Gladwin Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but information may be had by calling the Hall Funeral Home.

Surviving are one son, Fred Jr., of Gladwin; five daughters, Mrs. Anna Colbeck, Mrs. Ida Snyder, and Miss Lynn, of Saginaw, Mrs. Donna Reinberg, of Midland, and Mrs. Lola Jacobi, of Sanford; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Brushaber preceded him in death on July 2, 1957.

 

JOHN J. BRUSHABER, JR (20 FEB 1922 - 3 MARCH 2001)

 

JOHN J. (JUNIOR) BRUSHABER, of Beaverton, went to be with his Savior Saturday, March 3, 2001 following a short illness, at his home with his wife, children, and all of his grandchildren at his side.

Born Feb. 20, 1922 in Beaverton, where he lived all of his life, he was the son of John and Adeline (Neuman) Brushaber. He was employed by The Dow Chemical Company in Midland where he worked in the Saran Department, retiring in 1974 after 30 years.

He also worked all his life on the family farm, where he still loved the land and continued to help his sons and grandson with the operation, until his illness last fall. He still lived on the property where he was born and was proud of the fact that it was proclaimed a Centennial Farm by the State of Michigan in 1997. He was also extremely proud of the fact that his grandson, Brad, had joined the operation and was the fourth generation to farm the property. John and his wife, Nancy, were inducted into the Farmers Hall of Fame in September 1998.

John and Nancy enjoyed traveling, which included trips to Hawaii, Europe, South America, and Mexico, among other places. They also hosted several exchange students over the years.

He attended church regularly, and took pleasure in several hobbies, including restoring many varied pieces of antique horse drawn equipment, which he sold to several area Amish farmers. He recently donated some to the West Branch Museum.

John and Nancy were charter members of the Gladwin County Ice Carnival Association. They were also members of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau. John also sold seed corn for the DeKalb Company for 30 years, which gave him more opportunity to do one of his favorite pastimes, meeting people. However, Johns greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his great-grandchildren. John married the former Nancy Borton, April 15, 1944 in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Dennis and wife Nancy and Dick and wife Lynda, all of Beaverton; four grandsons, Mark and wife Kelly Brushaber of Dearborn, John and wife Michelle Brushaber and Brad and wife Amy Brushaber, all of Beaverton, and Matt and wife Shannon Brushaber of Chesterfield Township; one granddaughter, Jay Lynn and husband John Pressler of Bay City; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Sam, Brenden, John Ryan, Adrianne, Brent, Ashleigh and Anna Brushaber, Amber McAllister, and Noah Pressler; two brothers, Charlie of Houghton Lake and Richard of Beaverton; one sister, Violet Neindorf of Wayne; and a special niece, Norma Smith of Livonia.

He will be sadly missed by many cousins, nieces, and nephews and a multitude of friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Warren, Roy, and Lloyd; and one sister-in-law, Anne Hunter. The family is eternally grateful to the MidMichigan Hospice of Midland for their loving care and support during this very difficult time.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hall Funeral, Gladwin with Pastor Matt Place officiating.

Burial was in the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton.

Memorials are requested for MidMichigan Hospice, Living Home Fellowship Church, or the Dale United Methodist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 03-07/2001 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

JOHN BRUSHABER (8 AUG 1872 - 20 JAN 1955)

 

JOHN BRUSHABER PASSES AT HOME

 

John Brushaber, 83, a well-known and long-time resident of Gladwin county, passed away at his Tobacco township farm home Thursday evening, Jan. 20, following a ten-months illness. The son of the late Fred and Anna Brushaber, he was born August 8, 1872 at Zilwaukee. In 1902 he was married to Miss Pearl Taylor who passed away in 1908. In 1912 he was married to Miss Adeline Neumann, who preceded him in death in 1953. A resident of Gladwin county for more than 63 years, he operated a large farm and dealt in live-stock and at one time operated a store in Beaverton.

His survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Violet Niendorg of Saginaw; five sons, Charles of Gladwin, Roy, John J., Richard and Lloyd, all of Beaverton; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; four brothers, Fred and William of Beaverton, Charles of Ann Arbor and Henry of Saginaw; and one sister, Mrs. Tena Berger, of Saginaw. One sons, Warren, preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from Dale Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. Larry Grubaugh, officiating. Interment was made in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-26/1955 Column - 3 Page - 1

LARRY R. BRUSHABER (15 JAN 1942 - 26 APRIL 2001)

 

LARRY R. BRUSHABER, 59, of Beaverton, died Thursday, April 26, 2001 at home.

Born Jan. 15, 1942 in Saginaw, he was the son of Roy and Mary Jane (Oard) Brushaber. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. He was owner/operator of Brushaber Products, retiring in 1986 after 12 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Brushaber of Cedar Hill, Texas; one son, Jeff and wife Jennifer of Gladwin; one granddaughter, Nikole Jarosiewicz of Gladwin; one grandson, Samuel Brushaber of Gladwin; his mother, Mary Jane Brushaber of Beaverton; and one sister, Ruth Henry of Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his father.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Gladwin County Record dated 05-02/2001 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

LLOYD BRUSHABER (18 JULY 1913 - 20 FEB 1990)

 

Lloyd Brushaber, 76, of 4943 Dundas Rd., Beaverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1990, at his home after a long illness. Born in Gladwin County, July 18, 1913, he had spent his lifetime here and farmed. Mr. Brushaber and the fomer Stella Fry were married, Sept. 6, 1936, in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Dengel of Auburn; 3 brothers, Charles of Gladwin, John Jr. and Richard of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Violet Ferguson of Saginaw; 5 grandchildren an done great grandchild. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Warren and Roy.

Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mike Clark officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Brethren or the Alzheimer Disease Association. Gladwin County Record dated 02-28/1990 Column - 4 Page - 2

MARY JANE BRUSHABER (1917 - ?)

 

MELINDA MAE MINNIE (HAWLEY) BRUSHABER (3 JULY 1885 - 2 JULY 1957)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. MINNIE BRUSHABER

 

Mrs. Melinda Mae (Minnie) Brushaber, 71, took her own life at her home in Beaverton on Tuesday, July 2. A resident of Beaverton for 13 years and Gladwin county for 57 years, she was born in Quebec, Canada, on July 3, 1885. The former Miss Melinda Mae Hawley was married to Fred Brushaber in Wolverine in 1904.

Surviving are her husband Fred; one son, Fred Jr., of Gladwin; five daughters, Mrs. Anna Colbeck, Mrs. Ida Snyder, and Miss Lynn of Saginaw, Mrs. Donna Reinberg of Midland, and Mrs. Lola Jacobi of Sanford; 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one brother, Edgar Wright of Flint.

Funeral services were held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Beaverton with the Rev. Verne Summers officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-10/1957 Column - 7 Page - 1

NANCY I. BRUSHABER (24 AUG 1926 - ?)

 

ORILLA (PERRY) BRUSHABER (10 APRIL 1886 - 10 OCT 1960)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. BRUSHABER

 

Mrs. Orilla Brushaber, 74, of Billings Township, died Monday following an illness of six months. The former Miss Orilla Pary was born April 10, 1886, in Owosso, and was married to William Brushaber, Sr. in Beaverton on July 10, 1902. She spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. Her husband preceded her in death on August 28, 1955.

Surviving her are two sons, Orley; of Billings Township, and William of Flint; a sister, Mrs. Jack LaVeque, of Billings Township; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Two sons, Delbert and Frank also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 at the Dale Methodist Church. The Rev. Gordon Showers will officiate and burial is in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-12/1960 Column - 4 Page - 1

PEARL (TAYLOR) BRUSHABER (1881 - 8 SEP 1908)

 

Clyde, Roy and Ed Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Robertson returned to Ohio

Monday, after being here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Pearl Taylor. Funeral of Mrs. John Brushaber was held in the Dale hall the 11th and interment took place in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-17/1908 Column 1 Page 4.

 

ROY BRUSHABER (5 MARCH 1920 - 30 JAN 1984)

 

Roy Brushaber, 63, of 31 E. Brushaber Rd., Beaverton died Monday, Jan. 30, in the Midland Hospital Center following an illness of 10 weeks. Born in Tobacco Township on March 5, 1920, he had spent his lifetime here. He was a warehouse supervisor for Vercon, Inc. in Coleman. Mr. Brushaber and the former Mary Jane Oard were married October 20, 1940, in Hay Township.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Larry of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Ruth) Henry of Petersburg; 4 brothers, John Jr., Lloyd and Richard of Beaverton and Charles of Higgins Lake; one sister, Mrs. Violet Ferguson of Saginaw; and 5 grandchildren.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-01/1984 Column - 3 Page 2

 

(Midland Daily News, January 31, 1984)

 

Roy Brushaber, 63, of Beaverton, died Monday, Jan. 30, 1984, at Midland Hospital Center following short illness.

 

He was born March 5, 1920, in Tobacco Township. He retired from Vercon Inc. in Coleman, where he was a warehouse supervisor. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County, and was married to the former Mary Jane Oard on Oct. 20, 1940, in Hay Township.

 

He leaves his wife, Mary Jane; son, Larry Brushaber of Beaverton; daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Ruth) Henry of Petersburg, Mich; five grandchildren; brothers, John Brushaber Jr., Lloyd Brushaber and Richard Brushaber, all of Beaverton, and Charles Brushaber of Higgins Lake; and sister, Mrs. Violet Ferguson of Saginaw.

 

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Homes Beaverton Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Hatch officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home any time today.

 

 

(Bay City Times, Jan. 31, 1984)

 

Mr. Brushaber, 63, died Monday at the Midland Hospital Center, Midland. He was born March 5, 1920, in Gladwin County. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane, a son and daughter. Services will be held at 1:30pm Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Beaverton. Burial will take place at the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton.

 

STELLA V. (FRY) BRUSHABER (1916 - ?)

 

WALTER L. BRUSHABER (16 MARCH 1910 - 14 MARCH 1970)

WARREN BRUSHABER (13 OCT 1916 - 8 DEC 1951)

 

Warren Brushaber, 35, was killed last Saturday evening about 8 o'clock when his car left the road and plunged into the ditch a mile and a half south of Winegars, on M-30. He was riding alone according to Sheriff Arthur Kelly. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Dale Methodist church, with the Rev. J. P. Hollopeter officiating. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery. A prayer service preceded the church service at the hom of his parents.

He was born in Tobacco township on October 13, 1916, and was married to Miss Anne Santa on January 19, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the V.F.W. Post. At the time of his death he was employed at Dow Chemical Company in Midland and lived on a farm in Tobacco township. Surviving are his wife, Anne; three children, Barbara Jean 13, Betty Lou 4 and Tommy Warren 8; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brushaber, of Tobacco township; five brothers, Charles of Gladwin, Lloyd, Ray, John Jr. and Richard, all of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Violet Niendorf, of Saginaw. Gladwin County Record dated 12-12/1951 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

WILLIAM BRUSHABER, SR (10 JULY 1878 - 28 AUG 1955)

 

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR WM. BRUSHABER

 

William Brushaber, 77, prominent Billings Township farmer, passed away Monday after an illness of four week. Mr. Brushaber was born in Saginaw County July 10, 1878 and was married to Orilla Perry July 10, 1902. He had lived on the same farm in Billings Township for the past 63 years.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, William Jr. of Flint, Frank S. and Orley R. of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Tena Berger of Saginaw; three brother, Henry of Saginaw, Fred of Beaverton, and Charles of Wolverine; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. One son, Delbert, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at Dale Methodist Church Thursday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Grubaugh offiiciating. Pallbearers will be Earl Colbeck, Earl Woodruff, Herman Leuenberger, Chris Leuenberger, Claud Kent and Jay Oliver. Burial will be in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-31/1955 Column - 2 Page - 1

JERRY R. BUBEN (28 MAY 1940 - 22 FEB 1999)

 

Jerry R. Buben, 58, of Plymouth, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999 in Ann Arbor. Born May 28, 1940 in Flint, he was an instructor for Wayne County Co. College. Surviving are his wife, Lois of Plymouth; one brother, Edward and wife Jan of Flint. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mary Buben.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth with Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorials may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor 48103. Gladwin County Record dated 03-03/1999 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

LOIS A. BUBEN (1942 - ?)

 

MARGARET L. (ROTTIERS) BUBEN (16 SEP 1912 - 10 FEB 1983)

Margaret L. Buben, 70, of 1029 McKimmy Dr., Beaverton, died Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Birch Run on September 16, 1912, she came to Gladwin County in 1971, from Flint. She was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church, the Beaverton Senior Citizens Club, Order of Eastern Star 138, Flint and the Suburbanite Home Extension Club in Beaverton. The former Margaret Rottiers, she was married to Mike Buben December 29, 1934, in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death January 2, 1978.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Janice) Brown of Algonquin, Ill.; one brother, Walter of Mio; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 02-16/1983 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

(Midland Daily News, Feb. 11 1983)

 

Margaret L. Buben, 70, Beaverton, died Thursday in Midland Hospital Center after a long illness.

She was born Sept. 16, 1912, in Birch Run. She had been a resident of Beaverton since 1971, moving there from Flint. The former Margaret Rottiers married Mike Buben Dec. 29, 1934, in Angola, Ind. He died Jan. 2, 1978.

 

She was a member of Dale United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 138 of Flint, Beaverton Senior Citizens Club and Surburbanite Home Extension of Beaverton.

 

She leaves son, Kenneth M. Buben of Flint; daughter, Mrs. Edward (Janice) Brown of Algonquin, Ill.; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; and brother, Walter Rottiers of Mio.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Dale United Methodist Church, Beaverton, with the Rev. Bruce Hatch officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at Beaverton Chapel, Hall Funeral Home, after 7 p.m today.

 

 

MIKE BUBEN (18 OCT 1910 - 2 JAN 1978)

Mike Buben, 67, of 1029 McKimmy Dr., Beaverton, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 2, at his home. Born in Lorain, Ohio, on October 18, 1910, he moved to Gladwin County seven years ago from Flint. Mr. Buben was a retired electrician for Buick Motors. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 23 in Flint, the Shrine Lodge in Saginaw, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He and the former Margaret Rotties were married on December 29, 1934, in Angola, Ind.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Janice) Brown of Algonquin, Ill.; one son, Kenneth of Flint; 6 brothers, John of Garden City, George of Detroit, Frank of Flint, Peter of Tucson, Ariz., Joseph of Ohio and Paul of Grand Rapids; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Livac of Rutland, Vt., Mrs. Nancy Wilkinson of Grand Ledge and Mrs. Susan Bostwick of Flint.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-04/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

EVA MAUDE (MORRIS) BUDGE (20 DEC 1878 - 14 NOV 1966)

SERVICES FOR MRS. BUDGE THURSDAY

 

Services for Mrs. E. Maude Budge, 87, of Beaverton, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Budge died Monday, Nov. 14 at the King's Daughters' Home in Midland. Born in Woodbridge, Mich., Dec. 20, 1878, Mrs. Budge had been a resident of Beaverton since 1900. The former Maude Morris and Laurin J. Budge were married in Beaverton June 25, 1906. He died January 11, 1956.

Mrs. Budge was a former teacher in the Beaverton schools. Always active, until recent years, in Beaverton civic affairs, Mrs. Budge was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, first president of the Beaverton Parent Teacher Association, and helped organize the Garden Club.

Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Edith Darnell of McBain, and Mrs. Lorraine McVey of Saginaw; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gordon Capling of Gladwin; and a brother, Gordon M. Morris of Beaverton.

The Rev. Roger Browne will officiate at the services and interment will be in the Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Thursday. Gladwin County Record dated 11-16/1966 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

LAURIN JAMES BUDGE (22 MAY 1880 - 11 JAN 1956)

 

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR L. J. BUDGE

 

Lauren J. Budge, well-known retired Beaverton businessman, died at his home in Beaverton this forenoon. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 8 o'clock, in the Beaverton Presbyterian Church. Mr. Budge will be at the Hall Funeral Home until noon Friday. A complete obituary will be printed next week. Gladwin County Record dated 01-11/1956 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

LAUREN BUDGE

 

Funeral services for Lauren James Budge, 75-year-old retired Beaverton businessman and legislator and a pioneer in the tourist industry were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Beaverton Presbyterian church, with Dr. John Osborne, assisted by the Rev. Paul Mishler, officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. Born in Lee, Maine, May 22, 1880, Mr. Budge died suddenly Wednesday morning at his home at 217 Knox street.

A graduate of the Ferris Institute as a registered pharmacist in 1904, he opened the drug store that he owned and operated in Beaverton for nearly a half-century, that year. He retired after selling the store in 1942. One of the original members of the Northeastern Michigan Development bureau, he was named president of it in 1923, the year before its successor, the East Michigan Tourist Association was founded. Mr. Budge had served as president of the parent organization since, and was also active in the EMTA.

He served for two years in the Army in World War I, being discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. He was mayor for three terms, supervisor, city councilman, and city treasurer, and was one-time president of the Beaverton Board of Commerce. He was elected to the state legislature on the Republican ticket in 1926 from the Midland district, and represented the district for two terms at Lansing. He was a member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge, O.E.S., and of the American Legion post, the DAV, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His survivors include his wife, E. Maude; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Darnell, of McBain, and Mrs. Loraine McVey, of Beaverton; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Dr. M. J. Budge, of Ithaca; and Walter, of Coleman. Gladwin County Record dated 01-18/1956 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

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MARY ELLEN BURGESS (? - 13 JULY 1967)

 

RITES HELD FOR INFANT

 

Graveside services were conducted in the Dale Cemetery near Beaverton Saturday afternoon for Mary Ellen Burgess, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Burgess of 3605 Blarney Drive, Midland. Rev. Wallace Moore officiated at the rites. The baby died Thursday at the Midland Hospital.

In addition to her parents she is survived by a sister Elizabeth at home; grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Burgess of Beaverton, and grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Paul McKimmy of Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 07-19/1967 Column - 6 Page - 2

ROSE L. (RAWLING) BURGESS (1872 - MARCH 1943)

MRS. ROSE BURGESS BURIED IN DALE

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Burgess, who died in Detroit, were held here Saturday afternoon in the Presbyterian church with Rev. S. T. Pendleton officiating. Burial was in Dale cemetery. Mrs. Burgess was a pioneer resident of Beaverton having lived in and near Beaverton several years. Being in poor health she had gone to Detroit to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Mary (Rawling) Kennedy, and other relatives there. Gladwin County Record dated 03-17/1943 Column - 5 Page - 4

 

ALEX ALAN BURKE (6 MARCH 1989 - 10 MARCH 1989)

Alex Alan Burke, infant son of John Burke and Kim Ignatowski of Beaverton, died Friday, March 10, 1989, in the Saginaw General Hospital. He was born March 6, 1989, in Saginaw.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Arthur; 2 sisters, Jackie and Jamie; grandparents, C. Wayne and Phyllis Studer of Midland, William Burke Jr. of Beaverton and Hazel Pretzer of Bay City.

Graveside rites were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Dale Cemetery with Elder Robert Campbell officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Ware-Smith-Woolever and Co., Midland. Memorials may be made to the Saginaw General Hospital, Neonatal ICU Unit. Gladwin County Record dated 03-15/1989 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

EDITH (ASCH) BURKE (1900 - 1995)

 

WILLIAM ANDREW BURKE, JR (9 NOV 1925 - 16 JUNE 2001)

 

William Andrew Burke Jr. of Beaverton, died Saturdya, June 16, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw after a short illness. Born Nov. 9, 1925 in Midland, he was the son of the late William A. and Edith (Asch) Burke. John married the former Hazel Maxine (Hoxey), March 10, 1950. He enjoyed many wonderful years milking cattle and farming He was also employed at The Dow Chemical Company for 17 years. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1945. He was a member of the Community of Christ (Formerly RLDS) Church in Beaverton.

Surviving are one son, John of Beaverton; three daughters, Kathleen (Jack) Harrison of Carrolton, Texas, Brenda (David) Garver of Farwell, and Laurie Burke of Ithaca; a long-time companion, Susan Leppert of Beaverton; three sisters, Dorothy Raetz of Midland, Gretta Brooks of Suttons Bay, and Karen (Fred) Provost of Midland; one brother-in-law, Robert (Carol) Campbell of Midland; six grandchildren Kristen (Harrison) Bedell, Mark and Rick Harrison, all of Texas, Kathleen, Andrew, and Mary Garver of Farwell; three great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Chris, and Jack Bedell of Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

William was preceded in death by one son, William (Billy) Andrew III; one grandson, Alex Alan Burke; and one sister, Elna Campbell. Services will be conducted by Evangelist Robert Campbell and Elder Thomas Rodabaugh of the Community of Christ Church at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton, today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. Those planning to make an expression of sympathy may make donations to the Leukemia Society of America. Gladwin County Record dated 06-20/2001 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

WILLIAM ANDREW BURKE, SR. (28 MARCH 1896 - 24 FEB 1971)

 

WILLIAM ANDREW BURKE, III (17 DEC 1952 - 27 APRIL 1958)

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO 5-YEAR-OLD BOY

 

William A. Burke, III, five-year-old Beaverton boy, died Sunday at the Children's Hospital in Detroit following a six months illness. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Burke Jr., of Beaverton. William was born in Midland on Dec. 17, 1952, and had resided in Beaverton most of his life.

Surviving are his parents; a brother, John; two sisters, Kathy and Brenda; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Burke, Sr., of Midland; and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoxy, of South Branch. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock at the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints at Midland. Elder Robert Campbell officiated and burial was in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-30/1958 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

GEORGE BURKETT (1889 31 OCT 1918)

 

MARY BURKETT (? - ?)

 

THERESA BURKETT (? - ?)

 

WESLEY BURKETT (19 NOV 1885 - 19 FEB 1910) - 24 yrs 3 months Son of M.A. Burkett?

 

Wesley Burkett, aged 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burkett of Beaverton, was killed in Chicago while at work. The remains were brought home for interment and buried in the Dale cemetery. Mr. Burkett was a young man of excellent character and was held in esteem by his many friends as shown by the way he was sent home. The beautiful flowers and cards of sympathy were silent tokens of his friends in Chicago and elsewhere. Gladwin County Record dated 03-03/1910 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

CARL B. BURNS (11 JULY 1895 - 6 DEC 1906)

 

E. FRANK BURNS (1859 - 1945)

 

MARGARET E. BURNS (1867 - 1960)

 

MARGARET (ESTES) BURT (11 APRIL 1870 - 5 DEC 1945)

 

MRS. MARGARET BURT RITES SUNDAY

 

Mrs. Margaret Estes Burt, 75, died on Wednesday, December 5, after an illness of five years. Funeral services were held on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Latter Day Saints church, with burial in the Dale cemetery. Elders Sam Pendleton and Ernest Burt, of Onaway officiated. Margaret Estes was born in Shiawassee county on April 11, 1870. She was married to Mr. Burt at Langsburg, Michigan, in June, 1889, who preceded her in death in September, 1940. They made their home in Beaverton for many years.

Surviving are four sons, Ernest M. Burt, of Onaway, Thomas Burt of Spring Lake, George E. Burt, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Floyd Burt, of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Leah Crich, of Ferndale, Mrs. Florence Fauver, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; three brothers, Andrew and Henry Estes, of Perry, Burt Estes, of Ferndale; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Harris, of Perry, Mrs. Jane Carr, of Lansing, Mrs. Adeline Cornell, of Flint; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 12-12/1945 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

C'S

ASA BURTON CAREY (23 JULY 1898 - 24 MAY 1963)

 

THREE LOSE LIVES IN CRASH

 

A Tobacco Township couple and a Sanford man were killed Friday evening when their cars crashed head-on about three miles north of Edenville. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Buton Carey, of Tobacco apparently died instantly Gladwin County sheriff's officers said. Ford Fisher, Jr., succumbed on the way to the hospital in an ambulance. Officers said marks on the pavement indicated that Fisher's car crossed over the centerline into the Carey car's lane about four feet. The vehicles crashed almost head-on. Mrs. Carey, 59, was driving their compact model car with Mr. Carey, 64, as a passenger. They were heading north on M-30, in Billings Township, and Fisher, 31, was going south.

Sheriff Victor Edick and Deputy George Breault, who investigated the accident, said it occurred on a easy curve in the highway where there was no obstruction of the view. The crash occurred about 11:45 p.m. Double funeral services were held for Mr. and Mrs. Carey at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Gladwin Tuesday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Ronald Miller, of West Branch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.

The former Mildred E. Wickard, was born on Nov. 4, 1904, in Carey, South Dakota, and was married to Asa B. Carey in Chicago in August, 1926. Members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gladwin, they had lived in Gladwin County 28 years. Mr. Carey was born in Harrison on July 23, 1898, and was a first class engineer in the Dow Chemical Company power plant at Midland. He was a World War I veteran.

Survivors include their children, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Nordenborck, of Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Martha Horton, of Sanford, and Mildred Carey, of Midland; two sons, Robert, of Midland, and James, of Richmond, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Carey is survived by three brothers, Ralph and Lyle, of Harrison, and Rex, of Flint; and a sister, Mrs. Winifred Hayward, of California; and Mrs. Carey leaves four brothers, Robert, of Woodstock, Ill., Walter, of St. Paul, Minn., Grant of Denver, Colo., and Eldo, of Rapid City, S.D.; and five sisters, Mrs. Lillian Fredrickson, of Canton, S.D., Mrs. Lena Maynard and Mrs. Alta Freund, of Woodstock, Ill., Mrs. Esther Ringler, of Fairchild, Calif., and Mrs. Martha Hansel, of San Diego, Calif.

The tradedy brought the county's fatal traffic toll to four this year. Gladwin County Record dated 05-29/1963 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

CASH A. CAREY (28 MAY 1889 - 14 JUNE 1968)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR CASH A. CAREY

 

Cash A. Carey, 79, of Beaverton, died Friday in the Gladwin Hospital after a long illness. Born in Hope Township, Midland County, on May 28, 1889, he came to Gladwin County in 1924, from Hope. Mr. Carey was a blacksmith and implement dealer from 1924 to 1964 in Beaverton. He was a life member of IOOF Lodge no. 177 Gladwin and the Beaverton First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Carey was married to Mildred Wood in 1913.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Muriel MacRae of Harrison, Mrs. Barbara Miller, Waynesburg, Pa., Mrs. Kathleen Hitchcock and Mrs. Ulra Hall, both of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Piegols of Larkin; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Pauline White, preceded her father in death on April 30, 1968.

Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-19/1968 Column - 3 Page - 1

MILDRED E. (WICKARD) CAREY (4 NOV 1904 - 24 MAY 1963) - ACCOUNT OF ACCIDENT

 

THREE LOSE LIVES IN CRASH

 

A Tobacco Township couple and a Sanford man were killed Friday evening when their cars crashed head-on about three miles north of Edenville. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Burton Carey, of Tobacco apparently died instantly Gladwin County sheriff's officers said. Ford Fisher, Jr., succumbed on the way to the hospital in an ambulance. Officers said marks on the pavement indicated that Fisher's car crossed over the centerline into the Carey car's lane about four feet. The vehicles crashed almost head-on. Mrs. Carey, 59, was driving their compact model car with Mr. Carey,64, as a passenger. They were heading north on M-30, in Billings Township, and Fisher, 31, was going south.

Sheriff Victor Edick and Deputy George Breault, who investigated the accident, said it occurred on a easy curve in the highway where there was no obstruction of the view. The crash occurred about 11:45 p.m. Double funeral services were held for Mr. and Mrs. Carey at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Gladwin Tuesday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Ronald Miller, of West Branch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.

The former Mildred E. Wickard, was born on Nov. 4, 1904, in Carey, South Dakota, and was married to Asa B. Carey in Chicago in August, 1926. Members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gladwin, they had lived in Gladwin County 28 years. Mr. Carey was born in Harrison on July 23, 1898, and was a first class engineer in the Dow Chemical Company power plant at Midland. He was a World War I veteran.

Survivors include their children, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Nordenborck, of Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Martha Horton, of Sanford, and Mildred Carey, of Midland; two sons, Robert, of Midland, and James, of Richmond, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Carey is survived by three brothers, Ralph and Lyle, of Harrison, and Rex, of Flint; and a sister, Mrs. Winifred Hayward, of California; and Mrs. Carey leaves four brothers, Robert, of Woodstock, Ill., Walter, of St. Paul, Minn., Grant of Denver, Colo., and Eldo, of Rapid City, S.D.; and five sisters, Mrs. Lillian Fredrickson, of Canton, S.D., Mrs. Lena Maynard and Mrs. Alta Freund, of Woodstock, Ill., Mrs. Esther Ringler, of Fairchild, Calif., and Mrs. Martha Hansel, of San Diego, Calif.

The tradedy brought the county's fatal traffic toll to four this year. Gladwin County Record dated 05-29/1963 Column - 5 Page - 1

BETTY JEAN CARPENTER (? - 1931)

 

CLARENCE CARPENTER (2 JUNE 1901 - 27 APRIL 1976)

 

Clarence Carpenter, 74, of Tobacco Township, died Tuesday, April 27, at the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Defiance, Ohio, on June 2, 1901, he had lived in Gladwin County for 70 years. Mr. Carpenter was a retired farmer and a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. He married the former Mary Rau on February 17, 1929, in Beaverton. She preceded him in death on November 13, 1968.

Surviving are one son, Edward of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Laviolette of Brant; and nine grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Henry List will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Mr. Carpenter is in state at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 04-28/1976 Column - 5 Page - 6

LARRY DEAN CARPENTER (? - 19 JAN 1958)

 

MARY L. (RAU) CARPENTER (10 JUNE 1907 - 3 NOV 1968)

 

Mrs. Mary L. Carpenter, 61, passed away Sunday morning, November 3, at the Saginaw General Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was born June 10, 1907, at South Whitley, Ind. In 1912 she came with her parents, Henry A. and Alice E Rau to Beaverton where she spent her lifetime. She was married to Clarence Carpenter February 17, 1929 at Beaverton. A teacher, Mrs. Carpenter spent the past several years teaching in Midland, Gladwin and Clare County, last teaching in the Amble School in Clare County. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren where she has been a faithful teacher in the church school.

Surviving besides her husband Clarence are one son, Edward of Beaverton; and one daughter Mrs. Harold (Joyce) McKellar of Saginaw; five grandchildren; two brothers, Earl and George Rau of Gladwin; five sisters, Mrs. Grace Ward and Miss Elma R. Rau of Beaverton, Mrs. Carlton (Fay) Lanphierd and Mrs. Alice Pearl Ward of Midland, and Mrs. Perley (Vida) Arnold of Lakeland, Fla.

Funeral services are being held Wednesday (today) at 1:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Arthur Whisler and Henry List officiating. Burial will be made in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-06/1968 Column - 4 Page - 1

LOUIS E. CASE (1925 - 1985)

ALFRED CASTLE (1853 - 1925)

 

HARLEY CASTLE (1882 - 1937)

 

LYDIA W. (WITKOSKE) CASTLE (24 DEC 1914 - 18 MARCH 1986)

 

Lydia W. Castle, 71, of 208 Doane St., Beaverton, died Tuesday, March 18, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Secord Township Dec. 24, 1914, she left Gladwin County years ago and moved back 6 years ago from Keego Harbor. Mrs. Castle was a sales clerk for Sears-Roebuck in Pontiac for 25 years until retiring in 1979. She was an avid bowler and golfer. The former Lydia Witkoske, she was married to Earl Castle Nov. 24, 1935, in Pontiac. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1978.

Surviving are 2 step-children, one brother, Arthur of Stafford, Conn.; 5 sisters, Mrs. Martha Knapp, Mrs. Alma LeVee, Mrs. Edna May and Mrs. Rena Metzger of Beaverton and Mrs. Pauline Scheer of Clare; 2 step-brothers, Ray Longstreth of Beaverton and Gerald Longstreth of Loomis; and 3 step-sisters, Mrs. Opal Early and Mrs. Frances Dubey of Detroit and Mrs. Arthella Land of Florida. A brother, Adolph Witkoske preceded her in death this year and a sister, Nettie Ervine, in 1974.

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Mark Moore officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-26/1986 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

SARAH E. CASTLE (1879 - 1945)

 

DONALD S. CAUSEY (21 OCT 1958 - 22 OCT 1958)

 

CHARLES H. CHANNELL (25 MAY 1903 - 17 JULY 1972)

 

Charles H. Channell, 69, of 4840 S. Dundas Road, Beaverton, died Monday, July 17, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following an illness of three days. A resident of Gladwin County for 30 years, he was born in Wells County, Indiana, May 25, 1903. He came here from Flint. Mr. Channell and the former Sarah Harvey were married in Kendallville, Ind., August 22, 1935.

Surviving are his wife Sarah; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Leona) McManus of Traverse City, Mrs. Richard (Ethel) Kimble of Portage, Mrs. Charles (Charlotte) Sherman of Traverse City, Mrs. Ussery (Judy) Letson of Kalamazoo; one son, Charles of Bradenton, Fla.; and 20 grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton with Elder Harold Keeley officiating and burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-19/1972 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

CHRISTINA G. (BESSONA) CINGANO (24 OCT 1893 - 31 DEC 1960)

 

BEAVERTON LADY PASSES SATURDAY

 

Mrs. Christina G. Cingano, 67, of Beaverton, died Saturday following an illness of six months. Born in Italy, on Oct. 24, 1893, she was married to Stephen Cingano on March 5, 1910, in Chicago. They came to Gladwin County 43 years ago from Bangor, Mich.

Survivors include her husband, Steve; four sons, Ocindo, Mike, and Floyd, of Beaverton, and Rolland, of Grand Marais, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Larkin, and Mrs. Rena Shady, of Beaverton; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Clyde Marshall officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-04/1961 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

GERTRUDE (LOAR) CINGANO (25 MAY 1912 - 1 DEC 1994)

Gertrude Cingano, 82, of 5673 Island Dr., Beaverton, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 1994 at the Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant following a long illness. Born May 25, 1912 in Clare County, Mrs. Cingano was a life-time resident of Gladwin County.

She is survived by 4 brothers, Robert Loar of Clare, Leo Loar and Basil Loar, both of Beaverton; and Clinton Loar of Zephyrhills, Fla. and 3 sisters, Ruth Brown and Donnal Brewer, both of Gladwin, and Beulah Timmons of Beaverton. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Clayton, Wilbur and Willard and 2 sisters, Mabel Newman and Zelma Loar.

Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with the Rev. Duane Koontz officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Tobacco Township. Contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 12-07/1994 Column - 3 Page - 6

 

STEVEN J. CINGANO (3 DEC 1884 - 12 MAY 1984)

 

Steven J. Cingano, 99, of 5568 S. M-18, Beaverton, died Saturday, May 12, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness. Born in Padova, Italy, on December 3, 1884, he moved to Chicago in 1908 and to Beaverton in 1916. He farmed peppermint. Mr. Cingano was married to the former Christina Bessona March 5, 1910 in Chicago. She preceded him in death December 31, 1960.

Surviving are 3 sons, Ocindo, Rolland and Floyd of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Louise) Newman of Beaverton and Mrs. Ralph (Rena) Shady of Coleman; 9 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. A son, Mike, preceded him in death May 4, 1981.

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Martin Ledwidge officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-16/1984 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

(Midland Daily News, May 14, 1984)

 

Steven J. Cingano, 99, of Beaverton, died Saturday evening May 12, 1984 in St. Marys Hospital in Saginaw, following a short illness.

 

He was born Dec 3, 1884, in Padova, Italy. He was a retired peppermint farmer. He moved to Chicago in 1908 and to Beaverton in 1916. He married the former Christina Bessona, March 5, 1910, in Chicago. She died Oct. 31, 1960.

 

He leaves sons, Ocindo Cingano, Rolland Cingano and Floyd Cingano, all of Beaverton; daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Louise) Newman of Beaverton and Mrs. Ralph (Rena) Shady of Coleman; nine grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

A son, Mike Cingano died May 4, 1981.

 

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Martin Ledwidge officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime today.

 

 

LINNIE JO CLARK (27 MARCH 1927 - 31 OCT 1992)

 

Mrs. Linnie Jo Clark, 65, of Morris Hill, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992, in Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, after a long illness. Born in Marshall County, Ky., March 27, 1927, she moved to Morris Hill 2 years ago from Beaverton.

Survivors include, 2 daughters, Brenda Myers of Morris Hill and Joyce Strunk of Warren; one brother and 4 sisters; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Eugene McWherter officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-04/1992 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

BERTIE EDMUND CLINGAN (18 JAN 1913 - 11 JULY 1961)

 

TOBACCO TOWNSHIP MAN DIES SUDDENLY

 

Bert E. Clingan, 48, of Tobacco Township, died suddenly Tuesday at his home of a heart attack. Born on Jan. 18, 1913, in Buckeye Township, he spent his lifetime in Gladwin County and operated a farm in Tobacco Township. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving him are a daughter, Rosemary Clingan, of Santa Cruz, CA.; his mother, Mrs. Mary Clingan, of Beaverton; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Freeman, and Mrs. Marion Brown, of Beaverton; three brothers, Israel, of Goldbar, Wash., and Walter and James of Beaverton. A sister preceded him in death in 1952 and his father died on Feb. 19, 1960.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur Whisler will officiate and burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-12/1961 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

ELENOR E. (INGLE) CLINGAN (12 MARCH 1927 - 17 JULY 1981)

Elenor E. Clingan, 54, of 2949 Long Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, July 17, in the Midland Hospital Center. Born in Covington, Ohio, on March 12, 1927, she came to Gladwin County in 1948. The former Elenor Ingle, she was married to Walter Clingan on November 17, 1945, in Richmond, Ind.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 5 daughers, Judy Wyse, Mrs. Larry (Mary) Blades, Mrs. Randy (Peggy) Morse and Mrs. Gerdon (Susan) Russell of Beaverton and Mrs. Ron (JoAnne) Bigham of Gladwin; 2 sons, John and Thomas of Sacramento, Calif.; her mother, Mrs. Ethel Ingle of Covington, Ohio; 3 brothers, Charles and Scott of Covington and Don of Laura, Ohio; 4 sisters, Mrs. Clarabelle Hottle and Mrs. Delores Erhart of Troy, Ohio, Mrs. Vianna Brown of Los Angles, Calif. and Mrs. Leona Deeter of Versailles, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. Elder Harold McAllister officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-22/1981 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

KORAH I. CLINGAN (17 AUG 1892 - 19 FEB 1960)

 

ILLNESS TAKES KORAH CLINGAN

 

Korah I. Clingan, 67, of Buckeye Township, died February 19, after and illness of several months. Mr. Clingan, born August 17, 1892 in Covington, Ohio, married Miss Mary Wilkerson in 1901. He was a retired industrial worker and had resided in Gladwin County for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Clingan; four sons, Israel, of Goldbar, Wash., Bert, Walter, and James, of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Freeman and Mrs. Miriam Brown, of Beaverto; 20 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; a sister, Miss Lucille Clingan, of Lilly Dale, N.Y.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Arthur Whisler and the Rev. Carl Hilbert officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-24/1960 Column - 3 Page - 1

MARY M. (WILKERSON) CLINGAN (8 MAY 1893 - 24 NOV 1979)

 

Mrs. Mary M. Clingan, 86, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Midland Hospital Center, after an illness of six months. Born in Clayton, Ohio, on May 8, 1893, she came to Gladwin County in 1932. She was married to Korah I. Clingan in 1908. He preceded her in death on February 19, 1960.

Surviving are 3 sons, Israel of Cle Elum, Wash., Walter and James of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harold (Gladys) Freeman and Mrs. Eldon (Marion) Brown of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Neff of Harrison; 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. A daughter, Mrs. Etoil Randall and 2 sons, Bert and Ray, also preceded her in death.

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-28/1979 Column - 5 Page - 2

ROBERT CLINGAN (6 JAN 1895 - 19 FEB 1957)

 

ROBERT CLINGAN BURIED IN DALE CEMETERY

 

Robert Clingan, 62, died February 19, at Piqua Ohio as the results of an automobile accident. He was born in Piqua, Ohio on January 6, 1895 and had lived in Gladwin County for 15 years. Mr. Clingan was a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion. He had never married.

Surviving are one brother , Korah, of Beaverton and one sister Lucille Clingan. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Whisler officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery with Harold Crawford, Glen Stillwagon, James Methner, J. Ray McKimmy, Don Ross and Earl Woodruff acting as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 02-27/1957 Column - 5 Page - 2

WALTER W. CLINGAN (1924 - ?)

 

DANIEL A. CLINGERMAN (1858 - 1940)

 

DORA L. (MILLER) CLINGERMAN (1 APRIL 1867 - 26 SEP 1949)

 

RITES TOMORROW FOR MRS. CLINGERMAN

 

Mrs. Dora Clingerman, 82, a former resident of Beaverton, passed away in Flint on Monday, September 26. Funeral services will be held at the Beaverton Latter Day Saints church on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Elder Doty will officiate and burial will be in the Dale cemetery. Mrs. Clingerman will be at the Hall Funeral Home until 1 o'clock the day of the services.

Mrs. Clingerman was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, on April 1, 1867 and came to Beaverton to live in 1910. Her husband, Dan Clingerman, passed away on September 25, 1940. In recent years she has made her home in Flint with her daughter. Surviving are one son, Emmett Clingerman, of Grand Blanc; and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Shrock, of Flint; also three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 09-28/1949 Column - 4 Page - 1

DOROTHY JOYCE CLOSE (18 AUG 1930 - ?)

 

FREDERICK GEORGE CLOSE (16 APRIL 1930 - 16 AUG 1996)

 

Frederick G. Close, 66, of Beaverton, died Friday, Aug. 16, 1996 at his home following a sudden illness. Born April 16, 1930 in Detroit, he resided in Gladwin County for one year since moving from Detroit. Mr. Close was employed as a truck driver for Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Detroit for 45 years until retiring in June 1995. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Albright Shores Eagles Aerie 3655. Mr. Close married the former Joyce Hayden March 6, 1954 in Liverpool, England.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters, Debra and husband Larry Melvin of Dearborn Heights, Denise Holcomb of Detroit, Dorothy (Mo) Close of Monroe; 2 sisters, Kathleen Fallon of Lake Orion, and Mary Ellen Brown of White Lake; 2 brothers, James Close and Patrick Close, both of Commerce Township; and 7 grandchildren.

Rites were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel with the Rev. Father John W. Mullett officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the donor's favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 08-21/1996 Column - 3 Page - 9

JOHN L. CLYMIRE, JR (28 APRIL 1944 - 10 FEB 1990)

 

John L. Clymire Jr., 45, died at his home at 4566 S. M-30, Beaverton, sometime in February, 1990. He was born April 28, 1944. No services were held and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 03-14/1990 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ELLA LAVERN/E (SKINNER) COCHRAN (19 APRIL 1883 - 14 NOV 1969)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR ELLA COCHRAN

 

Mrs. Ella L. Cochran, 86, of Beaverton, died Friday, Nov. 14, at the Clare Osteopathic Hospital following an illness of one month. Born in Jasper on April 19, 1883, she had resided in Gladwin County for the past 68 years. Mrs. Cochran was a life member of the Beaverton O.E.S. No. 386 and the Dale Billings Ladies Aid.

The former Ella Skinner, she was married to Robert B. Cochran on June 19, 1902, in Jasper. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Velma McKimmy, of Beaverton and Mrs. Goldie Colbeck, of Saginaw; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. A.H. Keesler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-12/1969 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

ROBERT BERTON COCHRAN (12 MAY 1878 - 7 MAY 1957)

 

DEATH TAKES BEAVERTON MAN AT 79

 

Beaverton---Robert Cochran, 79, a resident of Gladwin County for more than 50 years, died Monday evening at the Midland Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Cochran was a retired farmer. He was born May 12, 1878 in Carter County, Tenn. He married the former Ellen Skinner in June, 1902. Mr. Cochran was a member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, two daughters, Mrs. Ellis McKimmy, Beaverton, Mrs. Theodore Colbeck, Saginaw; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Nat Cochran, Midland, George Cochran, Blissfield, and James Cochran Unicoi Tenn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Dale Methodist Church. The Rev. Vernon Summers will officiate assisted by the Rev. Earl Atkinson. The services will be under the auspices of the Beaverton F& AM. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin on Wednesday. After Wednesday, friends may call at the Cochran family residence in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 05-08/1957 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

Note: It is not known when Bob Cochran came to Michigan, and why he chose Billings, MI (the corner of M-30 and Brushaber Roads) to settle. He and Jap Mann built the log cabin that he and his future wife, Ella Skinner, would live in. Bob cleared much of the land himself. Both of his daughters were born in the house. Later, they built a modern home near the old log house.

Bob's brother, Nat, came to stay with them in the log house in about 1907, which would have made Nat about 21 years old. Nat stayed with them until he married in 1909. {In Memory of George Bradford Sterling who authored (4) Family Tree Books. This notation from Book on Descendants of James Whitfield Cochran}.

CORLIS G. COLBECK (2 OCT 1926 - 3 MARCH 1934)

 

CORLIS COLBECK DIES

 

Corlis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Colbeck, died at his home at Beaverton, Saturday, March 3. He was born October 2, 1926. His parents and one brother Lavon survive him. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Raymond Norton followed by burial at Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-08/1934 Column - 7 Page - 4

EVA L. COLBECK (1897 - 1923)

 

JOAN ELLEN COLBECK (1936 - 1 JAN 1944)

 

SERVICES TUESDAY FOR JOAN COLBECK

 

Services were held Tuesday at the Hall Funeral Home here for Joan Ellen Colbeck, 8, daughter of Herman and Onalee Colbeck, who died on Jan 1, 1944. The Rev. Willis Schrock, of Beaverton, officiated at the services and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-05/1944 Column - 3 Page - 1

LAVERE W. COLBECK (1922 - 1923)

 

MILFORD T. COLBECK (9 APRIL 1888 - 13 FEB 1969)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MILFRED COLBECK

 

Milfred T. Colbeck, 80, of Tobacco Township, died Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Saginaw County Hospital following a long illness. Born in Billings Township on April 9, 1888, he had spent his lifetime here and farmed. Mr. Colbeck was married to the former Nellie Noble on July 17, 1911, in Midland. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1961.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Saginaw; one grandson, James of Saginaw; and two great grandchildren. Rites were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated Aft or Abt. 0213/1969 Col - ? Page - ? {Note Indexed}.

NELLIE E. (NOBLE) COLBECK (18 FEB 1892 - 7 JULY 1961)

 

RITES HELD FOR NELLIE COLBECK

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Mrs. Nellie E. Colbeck, 69, of Tobacco Township, who died Friday after an illness of six weeks. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Born on February 18, 1892, in Lyons, Ohio, the former Nellie E. Noble was married to Milford Colbeck on July 17, 1911, in Midland. They came to Gladwin County in 1914 from Flint.

Survivors include her husband Milford of Beavertn; a son Kenneth, of Saginaw; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Fraser, of Pontiac; two brothers, Carl Noble, of Saginaw and Samuel Noble, of Lansing; and one grandson; James, of Saginaw. Gladwin County Record dated 07-12/1961 Column - 4 Page - 1

EDWIN LLOYD COLGAN (18 SEP 1925 - 28 OCT 1985)

JUANITA MAE (MCKIBBIN) COLGAN (26 MARCH 1908 - 10 JAN 1994)

 

ELIZABETH COLLET (1893 - 1989)

 

HERMAN COLLET (1888 - 1974)

 

STEPHANIE LYNN COLLET (1973 - 1975)

 

VERA M. (HAYWARD) COOK (7 JUNE 1905 - 12 JUNE 1998)

 

Vera M. Cook, 93, of Beaverton, died June 12, 1998 at Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a long illness. Born June 7, 1905 in Evart, she lived in Gladwin County since 1985, and previously lived in Pontiac. She was a kitchen supervisor at the State Hospital in Kalamazoo, retiring in 1967. She was also a member of the Beaverton Church of the Nazerene. Vera married Otis Cook, and he preceded her in death in 1992.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel Sturgis of Beaverton, and Charles Sturgis of Texas; four daughters, Naomi Fagg of Gladwin, Bernita Hall of Lansing, Vera Motter of Kalamazoo, and Linda Hall of Arizona; one brother, Charles Hayward of Pontiac; three sisters, Leitha Wirt, Christine Ballard, and Maxine Carlyle, all of Pontiac; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Leona Marshall, April 2, 1993, and five brothers and sisters. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was in Tobacco (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaverton Church of the Nazerene. Gladwin County Record dated 06-17/1998 Colum - 5 Page - 2

 

MARGARET M. (SMITH) COOPER (5 APRIL 1895 - 30 SEP 1965)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MARGARET COOPER

 

Mrs. Margaret M. Cooper, 70, of Hamilton Township, Clare County, died Thursday in the Gladwin Hospital following an illness of three weeks. The former Margaret Smith was born in Morrice on April 5, 1895. She came to Clare County 20 years ago from Flint. Mrs. Cooper was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Gladwn, and Past Matron of the Gladwin O.E.S. She was married to Phillip Ross Cooper on May 13, 1961 in Gladwin.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Myrta Grine, Albion, N.Y., and Mrs. Mildred Eastridge, Flint; and two brothers, Charles and Anson Dick Smith, of Flint. Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Franz Ollerman officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-06/1965 Column - 5 Page - 1

DONNA (BLADES) CORNELL (14 JULY 1915 - 2 APRIL 1969)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR DONNA CORNELL

 

Donna P. Cornell, 53, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, April 2, in the Gains Rest Home, Gladwin, following a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township on July 14, 1915, she had spent her life here.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blades, of Beaverton; three brothers, Adrian, Lloyd (Mike) and Clare of Beaverton; and two sisters, Mrs. Jeanne Riley, of Lake City and Mrs. Barbara Morgan, of Taylor. Private services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. A. H. Keesler officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-09/1969 Column - 4 Page - 1

JAMES F. CORNELL (24 APRIL 1916 - 20 FEB 1973)

 

James F. Cornell, 56, of Parkway Beach, Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 20, at his home. Born in McClure, Ohio, on April 24, 1916, he came to Gladwin County 46 years ago from Ohio. Mr. Cornell was a farmer. He was married to the former Velva Blades on Oct. 16, 1937, in Tobacco Township.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Joyce Geasler of Lake, Mrs. Lois Vandervede, Mrs. Melody Reid and Nancy of Gladwin and Mrs. Ann Muma of Saginaw; two sons, Franklin and George of Gladwin; his mother, Mrs. Maude Cornell of Beaverton; one brother, William of Beaverton; and six sisters, Mrs. Hazel White, Mrs. Katherine Stillwagon, Mrs. Hilda Powell and Mrs. Viola Silance, all of Beaverton, Mrs. Helen Yager of Shields and Mrs. June Buck of Walled Lake.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F. E. Voller will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-21/1973 Column - 5 Page - 2

ROBERT JAMES CORNELL (25 APRIL 1946 - 8 AUG 1968)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR ROBERT CORNELL

 

Robert James Cornell, 22, of Parkway Beach, Gladwin, died Thursday in the Gladwin Hospital following a long illness. Born on April 25, 1946, in Monroe, he came to Gladwin County in 1957. Mr. Cornell was engaged in farming.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Cornell of Gladwin; five sisters, Joyce and Lois of Clare, Mrs. Ann Muma of Beaverton; Melody and Nancy of Gladwin; two brothers, Franklin in Vietnam and George of Gladwin; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cornell and Mrs. Elva Blades of Beaverton. One brother, Larry, preceded him in death. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. F. E. Voller officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-14/1968 Column - 3 Page - 1

VELVA A. (BLADES) CORNELL (9 MAY 1914 - 15 MARCH 1973)

 

Mrs. Velva Cornell, 58, of Parkway Beach, Gladwin, died Thursday, March 15, at Midland Hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Cornell was born May 9, 1914 in Tobacco Township, Beaverton, the former Miss Velva Blades. A lifetime resident of the county, she was married to James J. Cornell October 16, 1937, in Tobacco Township. Mr. Cornell died February 20, preceding her in death by 22 days.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Norman (Joyce) Geasler of Lake, Mrs. Leroy (Lois) Vande Vrede of Gladwin, Mrs. Gene (Ann) Muma of Saginaw, Mrs. Richard (Melody) Reid, and Miss Nancy Cornell, both of Gladwin; and two sons, Franklin and George, both of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. William (Violet) Rangler of Tecumseh, Mrs. Donald (Grace) Farrow of Clare County, Mrs. Raymond (Lois) Schaard of Beaverton; five brothers, Kenneth, William and Shirley, all of Beaverton, Forest of Midland and Duane of Gladwin; and 16 grandchildren. Two sons, Robert and Larry, are deceased.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-21/1973 Column - 4 Page - 2

DELLA M. COTTRELL (1890 - 1973)

 

JAMES NOBLE COTTRELL (25 MAY 1889 - 5 AUG 1947)

 

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR JAMES COTTRELL

 

Funeral services for James Noble Cottrell, 58, will be held on Thursday afternoon, August 7, at 2 o'clock at the Beavertn Presbyterian church. A short prayer service will take place at 1 o'clock at the home in Beaverton. The Rev. John K. Osborne, of Mt. Pleasant will officiate with burial in the Dale cemetery. Mr. Cottrell, a resident of Beaverton for the past 50 years, was born in Lyons, Ohio on May 25, 1889, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manley Cottrell. On July 18, 1910 he was married to Miss Della Oliver, in Beaverton. He died at his home on Tuesday after an illness of several years.

Surviving are his wife, Della; five daughters, Mrs. Ols Hildenbrand; of Detroit, Mrs. Muriel Sampson, Mrs. Helen Methner, Mrs. Marian Snyder and Mrs. Margaret Woodruff, of of Beaverton; one brother, Jacob M. Cottrell of Pontiac; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Ankney of Lansing and Mrs. Gladys Boone of Detroit; also nine grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 08-06/1947 Column - 2 Page - 1

PAULINE B. COUCH (11 OCT 1924 - 28 MARCH 1996)

 

THOMAS W. COUCH (18 SEP 1925 - 28 OCT 1985)

 

Thomas W. Couch, 60, of 3605 S. Bard Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Oct. 28, in the Saginaw Veteran's Hospital after a long illness. Born in Normandy, Tenn., Sept. 18, 1925, he moved to Gladwin County 10 years ago from Detroit. He worked in maintenance for Mac-O-Lac Paint Co. in Detroit. Mr. Couch served in the Army during World War II. He and the former Pauline Richardson were married July 2, 1944, in Texas.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Chris of Mt. Clemens and Gabe of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Lia of Sterling Heights; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Beaverton. Pastor B. G. Mathews officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-30/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

VEOLA M. COWAN (1 MARCH 1926 - 27 DEC 1995)

 

RAY CECIL COWELL (4 DEC 1903 - 12 AUG 1962)

 

POLICE RAY COWELL DIES MAKING ARREST

 

SERVICES HELD TODAY FOR OFFICER COWELL

 

Funeral services were held for Ray C. Cowell today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Thurlan Meredith officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Mr. Cowell had been a member of the Gladwin City police force for the past three years. He had served as Gladwin County sheriff from 1936 to 1942, and prior to that time as Beaverton City, marshal for four years.

He was born Dec. 4, 1903 at Ogden Center, Lenawee County, and had lived most of his life in Gladwin County. He was married July 4, 1952 in Mt. Pleasant to Wretha Dowell who survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Jean Stone, of Gladwin, and Mrs. Joyce Hart, of Saginaw; two sons, Donald, of Gladwin, and David, of the U.S. Navy; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Chief of Police Al Erdman lauded Mr. Cowell as a conscientious and dedicated police officer.

Gladwin City Police Officer Ray C. Cowell, 58, died while on duty early Sunday morning following the arrest of a Gladwin man. Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Cowell and Patrolman Gean Ridley, were on routine patrol Sunday morning at 3:10 a.m. when they saw a car crash into a stop sign at the corner of Cedar and Bowery Avenues. The car was driven by Kent Alvin Wray, 23. With him in the vehicle were his brother, Leon Marvin Wray, 20, and Norman Paul VanHorn, Jr., 20, all of Gladwin.

Ridley said that as Officer Cowell was issuing a reckless driving ticket to Kent Wray, he was profanely abused by Leon Wray and when the summons was completed Cowell placed Leon under arrest as a drunk and disorderly person and started to walk him to the county jail a block away. Kent was reported to have intervened forceably and a scuffle ensued and Officer Cowell wrestled Kent to the ground.

The tustle ended, Wray agreed to go peacefully to jail and the men had regained their feet when Cowell suddenly collasped, Ridley reported. Ridley immediately placed Leon and VanHorn under arrest and turned his attention to the stricken officer. Cowell was taken to the Gladwin Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by Dr. K. D. Coulter at about 3:20 a.m. An autospy, ordered by Prosecutor Cyrus Y. AtLee, revealed that he died from over exertion, Coroner Jerry Miner reported, according to Chief of Police Al Erdman.

The trio was confined in the Gladwin County jail and the Clare County jail at Harrison until Monday when they were arraigned in Justice Walter Hopson's court and fined and jailed. Beer was found in their car, officers said. Leon Wray pleaded guilty to charges of a minor in possession of intoxicating beverages and being disorderly. Norman VanHorn was likewise charged with possession of intoxicating beverages and also pleaded guilty to the count. They were fined $25 and $4.90 costs and jailed for 10 days by Justice Hopson.

Kent Wray pleaded guilty on a charge of furnishing intoxicating beverages to minors and was given a jail term of 10 days and fined $25 and $4.90 costs. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of reckless driving and asked for a jury trial. He was also charged with resisting arrest and demanded examination. Bond of $700 was set on the two charges and when it was not furnished. Wray was taken to the Clare County jail to await examination and trial. Gladwin County Record dated 08-15/1962 Column - 2 Page - 1

DOROTHY ISABEL COWELL (? - 5 JUNE 1916)

 

DAVID PATTERSON COWELL (27 JAN 1869 - 17 JAN 1952)

 

RITES HELD for EX-MERCHANT

 

 

David P. Cowell, 83, well known Beaverton merchant, died suddenly at his home Friday evening after suffering a heart attack. He was born January 27, 1869, at Ogden Center, Mich., and married the former Miss Saloma McKimmy October 30, 1890, at Ogden center. He came to Beaverton in 1909 where he had resided since.

He was employed as a farmer and carpenter for many years. Before his retirement, about 12 years ago, he operated the D-X gas and service station and a grocery store. He was a former member of the Beaverton board of education, serving for 12 yeas, and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. He was always interested in community and civic affairs.

Surviving are his widow; two sons, Perry and Ray, former sheriff of Gladwin county; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, at 2 p.m., from the Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Ernest Johnson, pastor of the Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial was in Dale cemetery. Serving as pall bearers were Loren McKimmy, Ellis McKimmy, Paul McKimmy, J. Ray McKimmy, Ottomer McKimmy and Bob Hughes. Gladwin County Record dated 01-23/1952 Column - 5 Page - 1

MAMIE L. (MERCER) COWELL (9 SEP 1896 - 10 DEC 1965)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO EX-RESIDENT

 

Mrs. Mamie L. Cowell Lempke, 69, of Auburn, passed away Friday morning, December 10, in the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, following a short illness. Mrs. Lempke, the former Miss Mamie Mercer, was born September 9, 1896, at Clio. She came to Gladwin County with her parents as a child. She was married to Perry Cowell December 22, 1912. They spent most of their married life near Beaverton, moving to Clare in 1956. Mr. Cowell passed away June 7, 1961, and she was married to Ed Lempke of Auburn July 7, 1962. The Lempkes spent their winters at Mt. Dora, Fla. She was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lempke wrote the Knoxville items for the Gladwin County Record for many years, and when in Florida she wrote the items about Gladwin County folks who were spending the winter there. She leaves her husband, Ed Lempke; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Wilma) Schreiber of Freeland; two grandchildren and one great grandchid; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Jessie) Turner of Midland and Mrs. Robert M. (Isabella) Brown of Beaverton.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Auburn Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. M. D. Wolff, officiating. A memorial service was held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Randall Roose officiating. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-15/1965 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

PERRY MICHAEL COWELL (4 MAY 1892 - 7 JUNE 1961)

 

Illness Fatal to Perry Cowell

 

Perry M. Cowell, 69, of Clare, and formerly of Beaverton, died Wednesday, June 7, at St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, after an illness of three months. Born May 4, 1892, Ogden Center, Lenawee County, he moved to Tobacco Township in 1910, and to Clare six years ago. He was a field man for Kraft Food Co. for 17 years. In 1912, he was married to the former Mamie L. Mercer in Beaverton. He was a member of the Clare Methodist Church, of Riverside Grange and the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Clare.

Surviving besides his widow are a daughter. Mrs. Charles Schreiber, of Freeland; a brother, Ray, of Gladwin, and two grand-children. A daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with Rev. Arthur Whisler and Rev. D.R. Salisbury of Clare officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-14/1961 Column - 6 Page - 1

LILLIAN COY (1892 - 1939)

 

ROLLIE B. COY (8 SEP 1890 - 18 FEB 1980)

 

Rollie B. Coy, 89, of Beaverton, died Monday, Feb. 18, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Milford, Ind., on September 8, 1890, he was a retired State Highway Department employee. Mr. Coy came to Gladwin County in 1927 and was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. He was married to Amy L. Greenawalt on July 4, 1911. She preceded him in death on July 13, 1939. He then married Louise Bishop on August 11, 1948, in Beaverton. She died March 15, 1965.

Surviving are one son, Virgil of Houghton Lake; 3 daughters, Mrs. Fern White of St. Helen, Mrs. F. H. (Edna) Crisman of Elkhart, Ind. and Mrs. Richard (Florence) Roempagel of Mishawaka, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Chloe Stillwagon of Nappanee, Ind.; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A daughter, Vera Lemon, preceded him in death in January 1941.

Services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-27/1980 Column - 3 Page - 2

HATTIE B. (MUTTON) CRAWFORD (30 MAY 1880 - 2 FEB 1955)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. CRAWFORD

 

Mrs. Hattie B. Crawford, 74, long-time resident of Gladwin County passed away in the Clare General Hospital Feb. 2, following a nine weeks illness. The daughter of the lated David and Kathryn Mutton, she was born in Ingham County May 30, 1880 and has lived in Gladwin County for 65 years. She was married to William Crawford on November 20, 1902 at Beaverton where she has resided since. Mrs. Crawford was a member of the Beaverton Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, William.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Elder Leon Methner officiating and interment was made in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-09/1955 Column - 5 Page - 1

WILLIAM CRAWFORD (7 MAY 1878 - 22 DEC 1958)

 

FORMER BEAVERTON MAN DIES

 

William Crawford 80, died suddenly at his home in Gladstone on Monday, Dec. 22. He had been a resident of Beaverton Township for 40 years before moving to Gladstone about a year ago. He was a life member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge. The Hall Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements which have not yet been completed. Gladwin County Record dated 12-24/1958 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

SERVICES HELD FOR BEAVERTON MAN

 

William Crawford, 80, died suddenly at his home in Gladstone on Monday, Dec. 22. He was born on May 7, 1878, in Ann Arbor and was married to the former Hattie B. Mutton in 1901 in Beaverton. She preceded him in death on February 2, 1955. A retired farmer, Mr. Crawford moved to Gladstone about a year ago from Beaverton where he had lived for 68 years. He was a life member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge. Mr. Crawford is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Elder Harold Keeley officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-31/1958 Column - 5 Page - 1

JEREMY DANIEL CRILL (13 MAY 1979 - 29 AUG 1984)

 

Jeremy Daniel Crill, 5, of 5116 W. Dale Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Midland Hospital Ceneter. Born in Southfield May 13, 1979, he came to Gladwin County 3 years ago from Webberville.

Surviving are his parents, Danield and Marcia Crill of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Susan Havier of Rives Junction and Melissa Havier of Beaverton; one brother, Jamie Havier of Beaverton; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McDonald of Howell; and his great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brandreth of Lincoln Park.

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-19/1984 Column - 4 Page - 8

BERTHA V. (RISE) CROCKETT (20 SEP 1891 - 18 JAN 1976)

 

Bertha V. Crockett, 84, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Jan. 18, in the Midland Hospital following a long illness. Born in Allen County, Ohio, on September 20, 1891, she had lived in Gladwin County for the past 65 years. The former Bertha Rise, she was married to P. Grya Crockett on December 23, 1911, in Gladwin County. He preceded her in death on August 24, 1956.

Surviving are six sons, Jacob of Coleman, Marion of Riverside, Calif., Floyd of Midland. Homer, Roger and Paul of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Helen) Balmer of Grass Lake and Mrs. Carl (Viola) Roberts of Beaverton; two brothers, Ralph Rise of Florida and Fred Rise of California; one sister, Mrs. Ethel McMahon of California; 30 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

Services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. The Rev. Henry List will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-21/1976 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

DANIEL L. CROCKETT (17 AUG 1954 - 29 JUNE 2003)

 

Daniel L. Crockett, 48, of Beaverton, Michigan passed away suddenly on June 29, 2003 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin. He was born Aug. 17, 1954 to Homer and Margaret Crockett in Midland.

 

A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, Daniel worked as a machine operator for Huhtamaki Plastics in Coleman. He married Denise (Fischer) Crockett on Oct. 11, 1975 in Gladwin.

 

Daniel is survived by his wife, Denise of Beaverton; daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Justin Minkin of Beaverton; daughter Tammi Crockett of Columbus, Ohio; mother Margaret Blood of Bay City, Michigan; step-mother Jean Crockett of Midland, Michigan; mother-in-law Bev Fischer of Beaverton, Michigan; sister Dianne and Barry Woodruff of Beaverton; brothers Jeff Crockett of Phoenix, Arizona and Bill and Karen Blood of Bay City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, his step-father Bill Blood, and father-in-law Tom Fischer.

 

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, July 2) at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with Larry Snyder officiating. Burial will take place at Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Visitation was held Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton.

ELEANOR G. (KEYES) CROCKETT (10 MAY 1933 - ?)

 

HOMER CROCKETT (26 MARCH 1923 - 8 NOV 1992)

 

Homer L. Crockett, 69, of 3750 Calhoun Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 8, 1992, at his home. He was born in Beaverton on March 26, 1923, and has spent his lifetime there. Mr. Crockett was a farmer and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Beaverton Lions Club and the Gladwin County Fair Board. Mr. Crockett and the former Jean Godwin were married Dec. 1, 1972, in Midland.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Dan of Beaverton and Jeff of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Barry (Dianne) Woodruff of Beaverton; 3 step-sons, John Broddle of Jacksonville, Fla., Russ Broddle of Denver, Colo., and Jeff Broddle of Lansing; one step-daughter, Marilyn Wasmuth of Troy; 3 brothers, Jacob of Coleman, Floyd of Midland and Roger of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Viola Roberts of Beaverton and Mrs. Helen Balmer of Chelsea; 4 granddaughters and 7 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Albert, Marion and Paul.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Donald Keen officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Gladwin County Fair. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1992 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

JEAN (ENGLAND) CROCKETT (1928 - ?)

 

PAUL GYRA CROCKETT (2 FEB 1927 - 1 JAN 1989)

 

Paul G. Crockett, 61, of 4350 Beaverton Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Jan. 1, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township, Feb. 2, 1927, he had spent his lifetime her. Mr. Crockett farmed and was a member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge. Mr. Crockett and the former Eleanor Keyes were married Feb. 10, 1951, in Midland County.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Michael of Hope; 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank (Kathy) Powers of Midland and Peggy Messer of Palm Harbor, Fla.; 5 brothers, Marion of New Port News, Va., Homer and Roger of Beaverton, FLoyd of Midland and Jacob of Coleman; 2 sisters, Helen Balmer of Chelsear and Viola Roberts of Beaverton; 6 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. A brother, Albert, preceded him in death.

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Janet Larner officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service was held Tuesday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 01-04/1989 Col - 4 Page - 2

PHILLIP GYRA CROCKETT (20 MAY 1889 - 24 AUG 1956)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR P. G. CROCKETT

 

Phillip Gyra Crockett, 67, of Beaverton township, died Friday following an illness of three days. The son of Levi and Evelyn Crockett, he was born May 20, 1889 at Ogden Center, Lenawee County. He came to Gladwin County 48 years ago and was a well-known farmer and stockman. He married Miss Bertha Rise December 23, 1911 at Beaverton.

Surviving are his wife; seven sons Jacob, Roger, Homer and Paul of Beaverton, Albert of Chelsa, Marion of Grove City, Calif., and Floyd of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Balmer of Chelsea and Mrs. Viola Roberts of Beaverton; and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Bretheren with the Rev. Earl Atkinson officiating. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery. His sons served as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 08-29/1956 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

ROGER A. CROCKETT (26 JAN 1925 - 8 JULY 2002)

Roger A. Crockett, 77, of Beaverton, died July 8, 2002 at home in Beaverton following a long illness. Crockett was a lifelong resident of Beaverton, born January 26, 1925 to Phillip and Bertha (Rise) Crockett. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292 and the Beaverton Church of the Nazarene. He married Iva Estee in Beaverton May 12, 1950.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Gwenda Crockett of Harrison and Bonnie (Ronald) Friday of Beaverton; a son, Roger C. (Pamela) Crockett of Beaverton); six grandchildren, Allen, Timothy, Ronda and Wendi Friday and Jason and Jamie Crockett; a great grandson, Brian Sprague; and a brother, Floyd Crockett of Midland. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with the Rev. Mark H. Moore officiating. He will be buried in the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. The family will receive visitors Wednesday from noon until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A special Gladwin Eagles Memorial Service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.

CORA L. (POWELSON) CROSS (25 JULY 1868 - 17 FEB 1947)

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR MRS. FRANK CROSS

 

Mrs. Frank Cross, 78, died at her home in Beaverton on Monday morning, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Wednesday, at 2 o'clock at the Beaverton Church of the Nazerene, with the Rev. Perry Arnold and the Rev. George Bugbee officiating. Burial will be in the Dale cemetery.

Cora L. Powelson was born in Richfield township, Genesee county on July 25, 1868, and has been a resident of this vicinity for many years. Surviving are her husband, Frank Cross; two sons by a previous marriage, Emery Van Schaick, of Flint and Horace Van Schaick, of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Martha Russell of Davidson; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 02-19/1947 Column - 8 Page - 1

ENOS CROWELL (21 APRIL 1838 - 21 SEP 1916)

 

CROWELL---Enos Crowell was born near North Clayton, Miami county, Ohio, April 21, 1838, and departed this life at his home near Beaverton, Mich., Sept. 21, 1916, aged 78 years and 5 months. He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Crowell, and was the third child in a family of thirteen. Of this family circle only one, the youngest son, survives.

He was married to Hannah Mohler of Bradford, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1862, and to this union was born three children: Reuben Andrew, who died Sept. 9 1911, Armina Margaret and Ida Elizabeth. There were also 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Soon after his marriage he united with the church of the Brethren, and ever after he gave to it the fullest measure of his devotion. When Bro. Crowell and wife moved to Michigan in 1868, they were the only members of the Brethren church in Woodland township. At that time the county was a wilderness, but they attended services whenever possible at Campbell, Ionia county, making the trip of nine miles with an ox team. The Woodland church was organized in Bro. Crowell's home and this church called him to the office of deacon. In this capacity he was permitted to serve long and faithfully, and no service was ever too great for him to perform.

In 1898 Bro. and Sister Crowell moved to Beaverton and a second time they entered on a pioneer experience, both in building up a home and in helping to establish a church at this place. He was an ardent Sunday school worker, and was the first supertendent at the old log schoolhouse. He helped to bring about the regular preaching appointments and the first love feast was held at his home. He was always ready to plan for the betterment of the church, and whenever possible he rendered his assistance, both financially and by his own personal efforts.

One of his most prominent characteristics was his faithfulness to duty. Through storm and heat he made his way to the house of God for worship and no slight circumstances could intervene to influence him to remain away. He was much interested in missions, and in the work of the state district, and his last public pledge was given for the Detroit mission. May his spirit of constancy and devotion long remain with us as a congregation. --- Contributed. Gladwin County Record dated 09-28/1916 Column - 3 Page - 1

GRACE J. (BLADES) CROWELL (6 OCT 1909 - 19 MAY 1970)

 

RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. JOHN CROWELL

 

Mrs. Grace J. Crowell, 60, of Tobacco Township, died Tuesday, May 19, in Midland Hospital, following as illness of two years. The former Miss Grace J. Blades was born in Tobacco Township Oct. 6, 1909, and had been a lifelong resident of the county. She was married to John Crowell Jan. 22, 1928, in Midland.

Survivors are her husband, John; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Irene) Boyer, and Mrs. Shirley (Pauline) Blades; both of Beaverton; three brothers, Earl and Dewey Blades, of Beaverton, and Percy Parkinson, of Detroit; and one sister, Mrs. D. O. (Ella) Denison of Williamston; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. A. H. Keesler and the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating and burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-20/1970 Column - 2 Page - 1

HANNAH (MOHLER) CROWELL (25 DEC 1843 - 21 FEB 1929)

 

MRS. ENOS CROWELL

 

On Christmas Day, in 1843, a child was born to John and Nacy Mohler, whom they named Hannah. On a farm near Bradford, in Dark county, Ohio, in a family of six, she grew up thru childhood and girlhood. When 19 years old, she married Enos Crowell; the ceremony being performed on Feb. 5, 1862, by Elder Isaac Miller. Three children were born to them; Reuben, Mina and Ida. In 1868 a new home was begun at Woodland, Michigan. During the following 30 years the children grew up and married; all moving to Gladwin county. The mother and father followed them in 1898, and located near Beaverton, where they both lived during the remainder of their lives. Reuben, the only son, died in 1911, and the father five years later on Sept. 21, 1916.

She united with the church of the Brethren when 18 years old, being baptized by Elder Joseph Ressor, of the Harris Creek church, Ohio. Her religious faith was dominant through-out her life, expressing itself in much study and thought, and loving service. The church was always one of her chief interests. Both the Woodland and Beaverton churches were organized in her home, she being the last charter member of the Woodland country church. Though she read widely in books of many kinds, the Bible was her book of books. Her mind was keen and strong to the end. A long, useful life was ended on Feb. 21, 1929, when she died. She had lived 85 years, 1 month and 26 days.

Grandma Crowel will be remembered in the church, the community, and her family group; for her kindliness of spirit, her untiring industry, her optimism and the simple beauty of her straight-forward life. As one of the pioneers of this county, she is known by many as a real friend and neighbor, when living was a hard struggle. Many who never knew her personally, know a bit of her through the flowers that grew around her, that she loved all her life and spent most of her time with during the last years of her life.

She leaves a large family circle: Mrs. Reuben Crowel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Archie VanDyke and family; Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Geiser and family. She had 14 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives.

She touched the earth

And from it came

Flowers of gold

And white and flame.

Blossoms of faith

And hope born new.

She touched God's hand

In dim amase,

And bore his fruit

Thru many days.

Now in his love,

So high so deep,

She dreams new flowers

In her sleep!

Gladwin County Record dated 02-28/1929 Column - 5 Page - 1

JOHN CROWELL (1898 - 1989)

 

CARD OF THANKS

 

We would like to thank all friends and relatives for their kindness, cards, and flowers during the loss of my husband, John Crowell. --- Wife and family. Gladwin County Record dated 10-04/1989 Column - 1 Page - 8 SECTION B

 

ELMER C. CRUMPACKER (2 MARCH 1868 - 6 MAY 1920)

 

Elmer Crumpacker was born in Harden county, Ohio, March 1, 1863 and departed this life in Mercy hospital, Bay City, Mich., May 6, 1920, aged 57 years, 2 months and 6 days. He was the father of 10 children, three having preceded him to the great beyond. The living are Mrs. Florence Lake, of Beaverton, Gladys, Mable, Mary, Cornes, Eva, and an infant, Estella, all at home. He also leaves a sister, Emma Bird, and a brother, Frank, two nieces, one in Ohio and one in New York, a nephew in Beaverton, besides aunts, cousins and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was the fourth son of a family of seven, all having gone before but two. Only two years since he buried his brother Zelora and aged mother. Elmer was a hard working, honest man beloved by all who knew him.

The body was brought to his brother's home Thursday and funeral service was held at Dale. He was laid to rest by the side of his first wife and baby, brothers and parents. Elder Vaughan preached the funeral sermon. Out of town visitors were his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of LeGrand, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Will Newville and two daughters, and Robert and Elmer Brown of Saginaw, Russel Arehart and family of Highwood and Mr. and Mrs. John Crosby and son of Edenville. Pallbearers were James Dundas, Will Snyder, Andrew Snyder, Grant Onweller, Jacob Hoover and Mr. Rhodes. Gladwin County Record dated 05-13/1920 Column - 4 Page - 4

FRANCIS MARION CRUMPACKER (18 APRIL 1874 - APRIL 1962)

 

RITES FOR FRANK CRUMPACKER

 

Francis Marion Crumpacker, 87, died Sunday at his home in Tobacco Township, followig an illness of four years. Born in Union County, Ohio, on April 18, 1874, he came to Edenville in 1886 and to Gladwin County to his Tobacco Township farm in 1891. He wasn't married. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-18/1962 Column - 3 Page - 1

GARNETT CRUMPACKER (22 NOV 1829 - 22 NOV 1899)

 

Garnett Crumpacker was born Nov. 22, 1829 in Clark county, Ohio. Died Nov. 22, 1899, aged 70 years. Was married to Mary A. Arehart, of Harding county, Ohio, on the 29th day of June 1856. Into their union were born seven children. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss, two of his children having passed away before him. He joined the 45th O.V.I. at Ridgeway, Ohio. He went to Ontario in 1862, and was gone three years. He joined the Missionary Baptists when a young man, some few years before he was married. He was a faithful follower in the belief. He preached to his comrades whenever it was convenient for him. His daily life was a Christian lesson and gave example to all who knew him. He was a faithful attendant to our Sunday-school and was teacher of the Bible class ever since the Sunday school started, and that is two years ago. He will be sadly missed. He was liked by everyone--always had a smile and a pleasant, cheerful word for everyone. He belonged to the G.A.R. post in West Mansfield, Ohio. He was in Company I. Old Soldiers served as pallbearers. His remains were laid to rest in Tobacco cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 26, 1899, and a large number of friends followed his remains to their last resting place. A great many floral pieces were given by friends. He preached the gospel 36 years. Was an ordained minister a part of that time. He moved from Mt. Victory, Ohio, in 1829, to Edenville, Midland county, Mich., where he resided, then moving to Hope township, and afterwards moved to Tobacco township, Gladwin county, living there five years. His last days with us were full of fun and mirth. He ate a hearty supper and retired early, and his sons on returning from church notied heavy breathing. On going to him they tried to rouse him, but he never showed signs of knowing them, and soon was gone. The doctor said it was apopolexy. Source: Gladwin County Record dated 12-01/1899 Column - 2 Page - 8

DUNDAS CORNERS.

Correction---In the obituary of Garnett Crumpacker, published in the Record a few weeks ago, the type made it read that "he went to Ontario in 1862, and was gone three years," which is an error. He enlisted in 1862, joined the 45th O.V.I. at Ridgeway, Ohio, and served in the civil war to its close. Source: Gladwin County Record dated 12-15/1899 Column - 2 Page - 8

 

MARY AGNES (AREHART) CRUMPACKER (7 NOV 1835 - 19 JAN 1918)

 

CRUMPACKER---Mrs. Mary Agnes Crumpacker was born in Alleghany county, Pa., Nov. 7, 1835, and departed this life June 19, 1918, aged 82 years, 7 months and 12 days. Grandma Crumpacker was a pioneer of Michigan, coming here 30 years ago and settling in Tobacco township, living there until her death. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons and one daughter, Frank at home, Elmer of Sanford and Mrs. Emma Bird, of Pine Stump; also several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters. Heart trouble and sorrow from the loss of her son Zelora in March hastened her death. She was the mother of seven children, four of whom preceded her with her husband to the great beyond. Grandma will be greatly missed in the home and in the community where she lived. The body was laid to rest June 23 in the family lot, Dale cemetery by the side of her husband and son. Pallbearers Rev. Arnold, Wm. Bergman, Mr. Shaffer, Mr. Fairchild, Mr. Spencer and Mr. Quellet. Gladwin County Record dated 06-27/1918 Column - 5 Page - 5

NELLIE CRUMPACKER (16 JULY 1876 - 26 JAN 1899) - 22 yrs, 6 mo.s, 10 days.

 

ZELORA T. CRUMPACKER (24 AUG 1877 - 17 MARCH 1918)

 

CRUMPACKER---Zelora Crumpacker was born Aug. 24, 1877, in Union county, Ohio, and departed this life at Mercy hospital, Bay City, March 17, where he had undergone an operation for abscess last July, not regaining his former strength, it was necessary for him to return for another operation, and he did not recover from the shock. He came from Ohio with his parents 30 years ago and settled on a farm at Pine Stump, in Tobacco township when it was quite wild. He and his brother Frank owned their farms together, staying with and taking care of their aged mother.

Zelora was a man of high morals; was honest and upright in all his dealings, and was liked by all who knew him. His pleasant smile will be missed in the community where he lived. He leaves to mourn an aged mother, one sister, Mrs. Al Bird of Pine Stump, and two brothers, Frank at home and Elmer of Midland; his father, two sisters and one brother having gone before.

The body was laid to rest in the family lot at Dale by the side of his father, March 21. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. C. Mitts of Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 03-28/1918 Column - 5 Page - 5

AHAVA CUTLER (1896 - 1959)

 

WILLARD V. CUTLER (29 MARCH 1918 - OCT 1963)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO HOPE MAN

 

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home in Midland for Willard V. Cutler, 45, of Hope, who died in a Detroit hospital Thursday following a short illness. Burial was in Dale Cemetery, Gladwin County. Born in Detroit on March 29, 1918, he was employed in the summertime as a trucker in the Detroit area, spending his winters at Hope.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cutler, of New York; five sisters, Mrs. Josephine O'Connell, of Livonia, Mrs. Doris Gingerich and Mrs. Roberta Thrush, of Beaverton, Mrs. Helen Olson, of Portland, and Clarabelle Cutler, of New York. Gladwin County Record dated 10-23/1963 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

{Note: Gingerich also known as: Gingery!}

JOHN CYLMIRE, JR (1944 - 1990)

 

D'S

LOUIS D. DAGGETT (14 NOV 1924 - 19 DEC 1983)

 

Louis D. Daggett, 59, of 3138 S. M-30, Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 19, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov. 14, 1924, he came to Gladwin County in 1978 from Warren. He was a machinist for Borden Manufacturing in Roseville until retiring in 1979. Mr. Daggett and the former Linnie Jo Peck were married in 1978 in Warren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Don and James of Plattsburg, N.Y.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Brenda Hutson of Beaverton and Mrs. Joyce Strunk of Gladwin; his mother, Mrs. Effie Daggett of Chattanoga; one brother, William of Staten Island, N.Y.; and 6 grandchildren. Rites will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Beaverton. The Rev. Eugene McWherter will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Visitation is at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 12-21/1983 Column - 4 Page 2

 

(Midland Daily News, Dec. 21, 1983)

 

Louis D. Daggett, 59, of Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 19, 1983, in Midland Hospital Center following a short illness.

 

He was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Chattenooga, Tenn. He was a retired machinist employed by the Borden Manufacturing Co. in Roseville. He was a World War II veteran. Formerly of Warren, he had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1978. He married the former Lennie Jo Peck in Warren in 1978.

 

He leaves his wife; sons, Don Barry Daggett of Beaverton and James Dean Daggett of Plattsburg, N.Y.; daughters, Brenda Hutson of Beaverton, and Joyce Strunk of Gladwin; six grandchildren; mother, Effie Daggett of Chattenooga and brother, William Daggett of Staten Island, N.Y.

 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Beaverton, with the Rev. Eugene McWherter officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at Hall Funeral Home Gladwin Chapel anytime today and at the church after 10 am.Thursday.

 

BETTY JEAN (SWANTON) DAILEY (7 MARCH 1927 - 29 FEB 1996)

 

Betty Jean Dailey, 68, of Coleman, died Thursday, Feb. 29, 1996. Born March 7, 1927, she was a member of the Grace bible Church of Beaverton and avidly enjoyed teaching bible school.

Surviving are her 6 sons and 3 daughters, Glenn and Madonna Newcomb of Sanford, Ruthann and Red Muchison of Tennessee, Carol and Jim Fenske of Midland, Tony and Connie Newcomb of Sanford, Don and Charlotte Newcomb of Hope, John and Anna Newcomb of Midland, Darlene and Lee Ranck of Coleman, Dave and Cheryl Newcomb of Sanford, Bobby and Stacey Dailey of New Mexico; 3 brothers, Dick Swanton of Beaverton, Joe Swanton of Beaverton, and L. J. Swanton of Ringling, Mont.; 3 sisters, Maxine Daniels of Coleman, Mary Mason of Beaverton, and Marie Sersaw of Oil City; 32 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Allen Newcomb.

Rites were held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the O'Laughlin Funeral Home Inc., Coleman. Pastor Jim Walters officiated and burial was at the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Grace Bible Church of Mid-Michigan Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 03-06/1996 Column - 3 Page - 7

 

DANIEL DANIELAK (1939 - 1985)

 

HELEN F. DANIELAK (1918 - ?)

 

STANLEY DANIEL DANIELAK (26 MARCH 1918 - 6 MARCH 1994)

 

Stanley Daniel Danielak, 75, of Beaverton, died Sunday, March 6, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Helen; one daugther, Mrs. Terry (Debra) McCartney of Rochester Hills; one brother, Victor; one sister, Gennie Sitek; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel. Rites will be held Thursday at noon from St. Anne's Catholic Church, Edenville. He will be in state from 11 a.m. until time of mass. The Potere-Modetz Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of services. Gladwin County Record dated 03-09/1994 Column - 6 Page - 2

ANNA M. DAVIS (19 MARCH 1865 - 7 SEP 1962)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. DAVIS, 97

 

Mrs. Anna M. Davis, 97, died at her home in Midland County, Friday, Sept. 7 after a long illness. She had been a Beaverton resident for 40 years, prior to moving to Midland County 13 years ago. Mrs. Davis was born March 19, 1865, in Miami County, Ohio.

Survivors are two daughters, Miss Mary Davis of Beaverton and Mrs. Louis Berg of Midland; two sons, Andrew, of Battle Creek and Arthur of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Angle of Covington, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles Boman of Dayton, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday from the Church of the Brethren where she was a member with the Rev. Arthur Whisler, assisted by the Rev. Randall Roose, officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-12/1962 Column - 3 Page - 2

KENNETH W. DAVIS (16 AUG 1902 - 4 JULY 1985)

 

Kenneth W. Davis, 82, of 485 Lang Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, July 4, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Nottawa Township, Isabella County, Aug. 16, 1902, he spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Davis was a mechanic in the Beaverton School System and was also self-employed. He was a member of the Beaverton R.L.D.S. Church. Mr. Davis and the former Rose Hooper were married Oct. 16, 1927, in Beaverton.

Besides his wife he is survived by 3 sons, Norm of Gladwin and Donald and Stanley of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Waldo (Beulah) Hover of Beaverton; one brother, Harry of Tampa, Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elders Harold Keeley and Leon Methner officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-10/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

MARY E. DAVIS (19 NOV 1900 - 26 JAN 1990)

 

Mary E. Davis, 89, of Knox Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1990, in the Gladwin Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Covington, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1900, she moved to Gladwin County years ago. Miss Davis was a teacher for the Gladwin Rural Schools until retiring. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren and taught Sunday School. Surviving is a sister, Mae Berg of Midland. Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Dale Cemetery with Elder Arthur Wade officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 01-31/1990 Column - 3 Page - 2

ROSE (HOOPER) DAVIS (30 JULY 1908 - 21 JAN 1995)

 

Rose Davis, 85, of Beaverton, died Saturday, Jan. 21 1995 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw following a long illness. Born July 30, 1908 in Gladwin County, she was employed by Brown Machine Co. and Beaverton Rural Schools until retiring in 1969. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The former Rose Hooper married Kenneth Davis Oct. 27, 1927 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death July 4, 1985.

Surviving are 3 sons, Norm and wife Dorothy of Gladwin, Donald of Beaverton, and Stan and wife Judy of Beaverton; one daughter, Beulah and wife Waldo Hover of Beaverton; one brother, Fred Hooper of Beaverton; one sister, Edith Wilkinson of Beaverton; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Glenn and Earl Hooper and one sister, Mina Metcalf.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Kenneth Golay officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Tobacco Township. Arrangements were handled by the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1995 Column - 2 Page - 6

 

SALOMA IRENE (MCKIMMY) - COWELL - DAVIS (7 AUG 1873 - 2 FEB 1958)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. SOLOMA DAVIS

 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Saloma Cowell Davis, 84, today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Brethren in Beaverton. The Rev. G.W. Miller and Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated at the services. Burial was in Dale cemetery.

Mrs. Davis died on Sunday, February 2, at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Vern Stone, Route 2, Beaverton. A Gladwin county resident for 48 years, Mrs. Davis was born on Aug. 7, 1873, in Preston county, West Virginia. The former Miss Saloma McKimmy was married to David P. Cowell in Lenawee county in 1890. Mr. Cowell died on Jan 17, 1952. On Dec. 4, 1952, she was married to Henry Davis, who survives her. Other survivors are two sons, Ray of Gladwin and Perry of Clare; five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ada Corbin, of Adrian; and three brothers, Theodore McKimmy of Beaverton, Fred McKimmy of Adrian and Alvin McKimmy of Toledo, Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 02-05/1958 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

KENNETH W. DAVIS (16 AUG 1902 - 4 JULY 1985)

 

Kenneth W. Davis, 82, of 485 Lang Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, July 4, in the Midland Hospital Center following a long illness. Born in Nottawa Township, Isabella County, Aug. 16, 1902, he spent most of his life in Gladwin County. Mr. Davis was a mechanic in the Beaverton School System and was also self-employed. He was a member of the Beaverton R.L.D.S. Church. Mr. Davis and the former Rose Hooper were married Oct. 16, 1927, in Beaverton.

Besides his wife he is survived by 3 sons, Norm of Gladwin and Donald and Stanley of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Waldo (Beulah) Hover of Beaverton; one brother, Harry of Tampa, Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elders Harold Keeley and Leon Methner officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-10/1985 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

STEVEN RAY DAVIS (23 JUNE 1970 - 14 NOV 1973)

 

WILLIAM E. DAVIS (17 OCT 1868 - 2 JULY 1949)

 

William E. Davis, 80, a Tobacco township farmer, died on Saturday, July 2, at his home after suffering a heart attack on Friday evening. He was born on October 17, 1868, at Peru, Indiana, and on March 17, 1895, married Miss Ann Mohler at Covington, Ohio. In 1904 they moved to Coleman and five years later came to Tobacco township. He was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Andrew of Battle Creek and Arthur of Akron, Ohio; two daughters, Mary E. Davis of Saginaw and Mae V. Berg of Midland; one brother, Thomas Davis of Indiana, and one sister, Elizabeth Miller of Virginia; also two grandchildren.

Funeral services took place at 10:30 o'clock on Tuesday morning at the Brethren church. Rev. Ernest Jehnsen officiated and burial was in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-06/1949 Column - 6 Page - 1

E. G. DAWSON (? - 2 MAY 1921)

 

FORMER MIDLAND MAN DIES AT BEAVERTON

E. G. Dawson, who lived in Midland about 25 years ago, died Monday, May 2, at the home of Al Bird in
Beaverton, where he had made his home for the past 18 years. Deceased was a kind, honest man and highly esteemed by all who knew him, and will be greatly missed in the vicinity where he lived.
The funeral was held Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Hover, and interment was made in Dale cemetery.
(Midland Daily News Sun dated 5-12-1921 Page 1)

 

 

BETTY J. DAY (5 MARCH 1927 - 14 FEB 1993)

 

ANNA C. DEMING (1864 - 1915)

 

FERN (MILLER) DEMING (21 JAN 1902 - 28 DEC 1998)

 

VIRGIL C. DEMING (8 FEB 1898 - 18 SEP 1968)

 

EX-RESIDENT DIES IN FLINT

 

Funeral services for Virgil C. Deming, 70, of Flint were held at the Dale Methodist Church, Beaverton, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. F. E. Voller officiated and burial was made in the Dale cemetery. The son of Wilbur and Anna Deming, he was born February 8, 1898. The Demings were former residents of Tobacco Township. He was a World War I veteran serving with the 125th Infantry, Co. K, and was wounded in action in France July 31, 1918. He later became a postal worker. His hobby was photography. On May 26, 1963, he was married to Fern Johnson, the former Miss Fern Miller, who survives him. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marion (Peggy) Martin, of Adrian; and one son, John of Tecumseh; three brothers, Harold and Seward of Adrian and Douglas of Chicago; and six grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 10-09/1968 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ELLA (CANTLEY) DENNIS (ABT. 14 JAN 1870 - 4 MARCH 1907) - Located inside a Big Tree.

 

Ella Cantley Dennis died at her home in Tobacco March 4, 1907, at the age of 37 years, 1 month and 18 days. She was married March 5, 1895, to which union was born three sons and one daughter, all of whom survive except one son. Besides husband and children she leaves her parents, three sisters and four brothers to mourn her loss. She was a true Christian, having been converted at the age of 19. Funeral was conducted by a minister from aboard, and interment took place in Dale cemetery. Friends and neighbors of the bereaved family extend heartfelt sympathy. Gladwin County Record dated 03-14/1907 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

BIRDIE W. DEVENNY (1890 - 1937)

 

CASH ALDON DEVENNY (8 OCT 1886 - 25 DEC 1947)

 

LOSES LIFE IN M-18 MISHAP

 

BEAVERTON MAN KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR CHRISTMAS NIGHT

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. for Cash Aldon DeVenny, 59, of Beaverton, who was fatally injured Christmas night when struck by an automobile. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery following services at the Hall Funeral Home at which Rev. E. S. Hollinger, of the Brethren Church, officiated. Mr. DeVenny was walking along M-18 north of Beaverton in a heavy snowfall when he was hit by a car driven by Dick D. Childs, 20, of Grenieer Field, Manchester, N. H. In a statements to investigating officers, Childs said that he was momentarily blinded by the lights of an approaching vehicle in the heavy snow fall. He said he applied his brakes when he saw the pedestrian in his headlights, but was unable to stop in time to avoid striking DeVenny.

Childs, a soldier on leave, was releashed after making his statement to Sheriff Arthur Kelly and State Troopers Edsel Duvall and John Ryan of the Bay City post. Coroner Lewis Reigle said that head injuries caused DeVenny's death and that he also suffered compound fractures of both legs and a broken right arm.

Mr. Devenny was born Oct. 8, 1888 in Meigs county, Ohio, and had been a resident of Gladwin county for 27 years. More familiary known as "Jerry" he was a carpenter by trade. Mrs. DeVenny died 12 years ago. He is survived by his son, George of Beaverton, and one grandson. Gladwin County Record dated 12-31/1947 Column - 2 Page - 1

GEORGE J. DEVENNY (17 OCT 1914 - 4 JUNE 1997)

 

George J. DeVenny, 82, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997 at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a short illness. Born Oct. 17, 1914 in Akron, Ohio, he lived in Gladwin County his entire life. George married the former Pearl Suter, Sept. 25, 1938 in Beaverton.

He had been employed by Brown Machine in Beaverton as an electrician for 12 years, retiring July 1, 1976. He was a charter member of the Tobacco River Muzzle Loaders and N.R.A. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Richard and wife Sandra of Beaverton; two granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Mr. Neil Lucas officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to MidMichigan Visiting Nurse Association. Gladwin County Record dated 06-11/1997 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

PEARL E. DEVENNY (1920 - ?)

 

HAROLD EDWARD DICLER (19 MAY 1941 - 8 NOV 1981)

 

Harold Edward Dicler, 40, of St. Mary's, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 8, in Joint Township Hospital, St. Mary's, following complications of phlebitis. He was born in St. Mary's on May 19, 1941, and was employed in the laboratory at Goodyear for 16 years. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam and was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church where he served as an Elder, treasurer, district officer and junior stewardship. He was married to Sharon Peterson of Beavertn, June 12, 1965.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Alma Dicler; one sister and one brother of Ohio. Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the church in St. Marys. A commital service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Elder Hugh Lewis will officiate. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1981 Column - 5 Page - 2

DONALD C. DOANE (1926 - 1995)

 

DOUGLAS DOANE (6 JULY 1958 - 7 DEC 2001)

 

Douglas Doane, 43, of Beaverton, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at The Laurels in Mt. Pleasant, after battling cancer for 16 years. Born July 6, 1958 in Clare, he was the son of Donald and Lily Mae (Eddy) Doane. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Douglas married Bridget (Zolina), June 15, 1991 in Edenville. He was a salesman for Ace Hardware in Midland.

Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Lily Mae Doane of Beaverton, two brothers, Donald M. and wife Terri of Beaverton, and H. Dean and wife Kim of Grand Blanc; three sisters, Dorita and husband George Beal of Bridgeport, Vickie Pierce of Beaverton, and Wendy and husband Jack Nichols of Standish, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with Rev. Father Todd Arnberg officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Annes Catholic Church. Gladwin County Record dated 12-12/2001 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

LILY M. DOANE (1926 - ?)

 

EDNA L. DODMAN (1924 - 2001)

 

ROBERT C. DODMAN (1923 - 1999)

 

FRED ELROY DOWNING (31 OCT 1905 - 1 SEP 1979)

 

Fred E. Downing, 73, of 311 West Brown St., Beaverton, died Saturday, Sept. 1, at his home after a short illness. Born in Sullivan County, Mo., on October 31, 1905, he came to Gladwin County in 1945 from Lansing. Mr. Downing worked for W. H. Hall and Son Lumber Co. in Beaverton and was a member and past member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge No. 453. He was married to Julia Hitchcock on July 22, 1929, in Bowlling Green, Ohio.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Richard of Beaverton; 3 daughters, Mrs. Maynard (Jean) Hughes of Midland, Mrs. Junior (DeeDee) Grove and Mrs. Brian (Debbie) Genaw of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Wayne and Mike Downing of Miland, Mo.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Grace Hardinger and Mrs. Hazel Hope of Green City, Mo. and Mrs. Lula Cornmesser of Waterloo, Iowa; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery. A Masonic Service was held Monday at 8 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 09-05/1979 Column - 1 Page - 2

JULIA LAVINA (HITCHCOCK) DOWNING (2 MARCH 1910 - 26 JAN 1996)

 

Julia L. Downing, 85, of Beaverton, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1996 at home following a long illness. Born March 2, 1910 in Gratiot County, she resided in Beaverton for the past 40 years. Mrs. Downing was a member of the Beaverton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 386 and the Grace Bible Church in Beaverton. The former Julia Hitchcock married Fred E. Downing July 22, 1929 in Bowling Green, Ohio. He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1979.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Nora Jean Hughes, Bonita and husband William Gedney, and Debra and husband Brian Genaw, all of Beaverton; one son, Richard and wife Bonnetta of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Carl and Mike Hitchcock, both of Beaverton; 2 sisters, Clara Lane and Velma Hall, both of St. Louis; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Rites were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel. Pastor Jim Walters officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Tobacco Township. A special memorial service by the Order of the Eastern Star was held Sunday evening. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Grace Bible Church in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 01-31/1996 Column - 3 Page - 7

 

BETTY R. (TOWSLEY) DREHER (5 JULY 1924 - 1 AUG 2005)

Betty R. Dreher, 81, of Cordova, Tennessee, died Aug. 1, 2005 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, following a long illness. She was born July 5, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio. She married William on Oct. 25, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio; he preceded her in death in 1994. She was employed as a factory worker at Valonite Metal in Royal Oak. She lived in Tennessee for the past year, having previously resided in Arkansas.

She is survived by a son, Timothy (Tammy) Dreher of Clarkston; two daughters, Jean Sellers of Cordova, Tennessee, and Marilou (Oscar) Guerrero of El Paso, Texas; a grandson, Glen; and Great grandchildren, William, Michael, and Jonathon. She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters, and two brothers. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at the Tobacco Township Cemetery in Beaverton. The Rev. Karen Blatt officiated.

WILLIAM H. DREHER (20 DEC 1919 - 16 MARCH 1994)

 

William H. Dreher, 74, of 1053 McKimmy Dr., Beaverton, died suddenly Wednesday, March 16, 1994, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Midland. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1919, and moved to the county in 1988 from Pontiac. Mr. Dreher had spent his summers and recreation time in the county for 28 years. He was a floor molder for General Motors in Pontiac and retired in 1982 after 22 1/2 years. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Dreher and the former Betty Towsley were married Oct. 26, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Timothy of Huston, Texas; 2 daughters, Jeanne Dreher of San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. Oscar (Marilou) Guerrero of McAllen, Texas; one sister, Iva Fleischman of Toledo, Ohio; and one grandchild. Rites were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with the Rev. David Stewart officiating. A graveside service was held at the Tobacco Township Cemetery by the VFW. Memorials may be made to the Dale United Methodist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 03-23/1994 Column - 3 Page - 2

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DUMONT (1845 - 14 JUNE 1913)

 

Benjamin Frank Dumont died June 14 at the age of 68 years. His funeral was held at Dale, Elder Flock officiating and his body was laid at rest in Dale cemetery. His children were all with him at his death, and attended the funeral, also his brother Charles from Ionia. Mr. Dumont settled in Tobacco township in 1877. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss. He enlisted at the age of 21, and served in the Civil war, receiving an honorable discharge. Gladwin County Record dated 06-26/1913 Column - 5 Page - 1

JAMES GORDON DUNDAS (12 JULY 1892 - 13 SEP 1963)

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church for James Gordon Dundas, 71, who died suddenly Friday at his home in Tobacco Township after a heart attack. The Rev. Gordon Showers officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, he was born in Tobacco Township on July 12, 1892. A surveyor, he was married to the former Lula Snyder on Oct. 27, 1915, in Gladwin. He was a member of Beaverton F.&A.M. Lodge No 457.

Mr. Dundas was well-known throughout the county by his work as a surveyor, and with Mrs. Dundas he had operated the Dundas Corners Store for many years. He was in the store at the time of his death. In 1961, he served as general chairman for the Gladwin County First Settler Centennial Celebration.

Surviving are his wife, Lula; three sons, Richard, of Beaverton, Robert, of St. Clair, and Bruce, of Hope; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Kintner of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Cartridge, of Toledo and Mrs. Agnes Greer and Mrs. Alma Peterson of Flint; and a brother Jack of Flint. A daughter, Marjorie McKimmy, preceded him in death Nov. 16, 1942. Gladwin County Record dated 09-18/1963 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

JAMES RICHARD DUNDAS (30 MARCH 1917 - 30 JAN 1974)

 

J. Richard Dundas, 56, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Saginaw Veterans Hospital after an illness of two months. Born in Beaverton on March 20, 1917, he moved back to Gladwin county from Royal Oak in 1964. He was a member of the Beaverton Lions Club and a salesman for the Buyers Guide. Mr. Dundas was married to the former Jeanne Pryor on April 13, 1963, in Key West, Fla. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, James of Royal Oak and Donald of Beaverton; two brothers, Robert of St. Clair and Bruce of Hope; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Kinne of Gladwin; and one grandson. Rites were held Saturday Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. The Rev. Zina Bennett officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-06/1974 Column - 4 Page - 2

LULA MAY (SNYDER) DUNDAS (23 JULY 1891 - 24 AUG 1973)

 

Mrs. Lula May Dundas, 82, of 4520 Dundas Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, August 24, at the Gladwin Nursing Home, following a long illness. A native of Gladwin County, the former Lula May Snyder was born in Beaverton July 23, 1891. She was married to J. Gordon Dundas October 27, 1915, in Gladwin and they moved to Royal Oak in 1916 where they remained until 1938, when they returned to Beaverton. They operated the Dundas Store for many years. Mr. Dundas preceded her in death September 13, 1963.

Surviving are 3 sons, Richard of Beaverton, Robert of St. Clair, and Bruce of Gladwin; 1 daughter, Mrs. Harold (Maxine) Kinne of Gladwin; 5 sisters, Mrs. Erma Smith of Beaverton, Mrs. Freida Bracy of Detroit, Mrs. Blanch Morton of Lansing, Mrs. Ada Albright of California, Mrs. Carrie Whiton of Ohio; 1 brother, Clifford Snyder of Beaverton; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating and interment was in Dale Cemetery.Gladwin County Record dated 08-29/1973 Column - 5 Page - 2

GLADYS R. (STERLING) DUNHAM (1896 - 1986)

 

GUY A. DUNHAM (1900 - 26 DEC 1948)

 

SERVICES FOR GUY DUNHAM THURSDAY

 

Funeral services for Guy Dunham, 55, will be held at the Dale Methodist church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Dale cemetery. Mr. Dunham was born in Beaverton and left there about 20 years ago, to make his home in Caro. He ended his own life with a charge from a 12-gauge shot-gun at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, near Caro, on Sunday, December 26. A suicide note in Mr. Dunham's pocket indicated that he had been brooding over the condition of his health. Surviving are his wife and several children. Gladwin County Record dated 12-29/1948 Column - 1 Page - 1

MERRILL DUNHAM (1867 - 1939)

 

NELLIE (LAMPSON) DUNHAM (7 JULY 1866 - 3 JULY 1948)

 

BEAVERTON RESIDENT BURIED IN DALE

 

Services for Mrs. Nellie Dunham, 81, were held on Tuesday, July 6, at the Dale Methodist church with burial in the Dale cemetery. The Rev. John Scott of the Gladwin Methodist church officiated. Mrs. Dunham passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abbie Paxton in Sheridan township, Clare county, on Saturday. She was born in Watertown, New York on July 7, 1866 and was married to Merrill Dunham, who died in 1939. She has been a resident of the Beaverton community for about 48 years.

Surviving are one son, Guy Dunham, of Caro; four daughters, Mrs. Nina Ayers, Angola, Indiana, Mrs. Abbie Paxton, of Clare, Mrs. Isabel Glidden, of Mt. Morris and Mrs. Helen Barton, of Flint; one brother, Elias Lampson, of Saginaw; two sisters, Miss Abbie Lampson, of Flint and Mrs. Effie McKimmy, of Hudson; also, 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 07-07/1948 Column - 1 Page - 1

RUTH DUNHAM (1905 - 1921)

 

THELMA DUNHAM (1904 - 1905)

 

CHRISTINA S. DUNNE (13 JUNE 1921 - ?)

 

THOMAS J. DUNNE (6 FEB 1921 - 29 JAN 1992)

 

Thomas J. Dunne, 70, of 31 64 Croll Rd., Beaverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1992, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Clare, after a short illness. Born in Royal Oak, Feb. 6, 1921, he came to Gladwin County in 1957 from Birmingham. Mr. Dunne was a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Workers Local 7, Zone 3. He retired in 1981 after 24 years. Mr. Dunne and the former Christina Hackney were married Sept. 19, 1942, in Clawson.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Gary (Merry) Blades of Beaverton, Mrs. Robert (Sherry) Weaver of Midland and Mrs. Steve (Susan) Schmeck of Cooks; one sister, Mrs. Lenore Oetjens of Beaverton; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers.

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. David Stewart officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-05/1992 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

ALOJZY DZIADOSZ (1882 - 1965)

 

SOPHIA DZIADOSZ (15 MAY 1883 - 10 JUNE 1972)

 

E'S

 

ELLSWORTH JACK EAGLE (23 AUG 1909 - 3 JULY 1978)

 

Elsworth J. (Jack) Eagle, 68, of 4488 West Dale Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, July 3, in the Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Born in Cowen, W. Va., on August 23, 1909, he came to Gladwin County in 1946. Mr. Eagle was retired from the Dow Chemical Co. and was self-employed in construction. He served in the U.S. Army from 1934 to 1938. He and the former Catherine (Betty) Barkley were married on May 9, 1946, in Detroit. Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Wayne, a major in the Army at Falls Church, Va., George of Clare, Gary and Charles of Beaverton; one daughter, Joanna Statler of Farwell; 4 step-sons, Rev. Clarence Moore and Ralph Moore of Beaverton, S/Sgt. Norbert Moore with the Army in Trenton, Ill., and Barry Bailey of Vienna, Va.; 4 brothers, Homer of Detroit, Myles and Rodney of Flora Home, Fla. and Rolland of Cowen, W. Va.; one sister Mrs. Garledeen Morris of Akron, Ohio; and 21 grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Arthur Munger and the Rev. Clarence Moore officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-12/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

ADA M. (MILLER) EARLY (7 OCT 1871 - 31 JAN 1944)

 

MRS. IRA EARLY SUCCUMBS MONDAY

 

Mrs. Ira Early, 72, of Beaverton, died Monday evening after a three weeks' illness with a heart ailment. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the Rev. E. S. Hollinger officiating. Burial will be in the Dale cemetery. Daughter of Samuel and Martha Miller, Ada Early was born in North Manchester, Indiana, on October 7, 1871. She was married to Ira Early in Woodland, Michigan, on June 3, 1897. The Earleys were among Beaverton's pioneer residents, moving there in 1898.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Gaylen, of Detroit, and Harold, of Cambridge, Massachusetts; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Dykhuis, of Morenci, and Mrs. Glady Huber, of Bellfontaine, Ohio; and two sisters, Miss Olive Miller and Mrs. Weltha Long, of Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 02-02/1944 Column - 1 Page - 4

IRA E. EARLY (1872 - 1956)

 

ALTA M. (FORD) EDDY (15 APR 1896 15 JUNE 1966)

 

Gladwin County Record --- 22 June 1966

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. ALTA EDDY

 

Mrs. Alta M. Eddy, 70, of Tobacco Township, died last Wednesday at the Gladwin Hospital after an illness of five years.

 

Born in Ogemaw County on April 15, 1896, she had lived in Gladwin County 50 years. She was a member of the Edenville Seventh Day Adventist Church. The former Alta Ford, she was married to Waine E. Eddy in Saginaw on Nov. 10, 1915.

 

Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Crosby and Mrs. Donald Doane, both of Tobacco Township; one son, Harold, of Norwalk, Calif; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one foster sister, Mrs. Helen Selly, of Bay City; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Eva Ford of Sacramento, Calif.

 

Rites were held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Hall Funeral Home. Elder Stwart Snyder officated and burial was in Dale Cemetery.

WAINE E. EDDY (12 APR 1888 30 APR 1974)

 

Gladwin County Record --- 1 May 1974

 

WAINE EDDY

 

Waine Eddy, 86, of Tobacco Township, died Tuesday, April 30, following an illness of 3 months. Born at Duck Lake, Calhoun County, April 12, 1888, he was the son of Willis and Elta Cover Eddy. He came to Gladwin County in 1901, from Charlotte, with his parents. Mr. Eddy and the former Alta M. Ford were married in Saginaw November 10, 1915, and she preceded him in death June 15, 1966. He was a farmer until his retirement. Mr. Eddy was a member of the Edenville Seventh Day Adventist Church.

 

Surviving; are 2 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Crosby and Mrs. Lily Mae Doane, both of Beaverton, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frances Eddy of Norwalk, Calif.; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A son, Harold, died in 1972.

 

Services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, in Beaverton, with Elder Delmar T. Burke officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

ANN (ARNETT) ELZAY (11 FEB 1909 - 10 AUG 1998)

 

Ann Elzay, 89, of Beaverton, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998 at Tender Care Nursing Home in Clare after a short illness. Born Feb. 11, 1909 in Salyersville, Ky., she lived in Gladwin County 65 years and previously lived in Kentucky. Ann married Earl Elzay, March 25, 1934 in Roscommon. He preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1956. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two brothers, Sidney Arnett Jr. of Chelsea, and Boyd Arnett of Lowell; one sister, Prude Salyers of Chelsea; one niece, Etta Jean Hughes of Harbor Springs; one grand niece, Carolyn Hughes of Harbor Springs; and one grand nephew, Patrick Hughes of Livonia. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and five brothers.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dale United Methodist Church. Arrangements were in charge of Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 08-12/1998 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

CURT WILLARD ELZAY (7 OCT 1889 - 24 MAY 1961)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO CURT ELZAY

 

Curt Willard Elzay, 71, of Beaverton, died Wednesday at the Clare General Hospital after a short illness. A retired oil worker, he was born Oct. 7, 1889, in Blufton, Ohio, coming to Gladwin County in 1926. He was married to the former Ottie Malosh in 1950 at Sand Lake.

Surviving besides his widow, are a daughter, Mrs. Etta Jean Hughes, of Detroit; four step-sons, John and Edward Malosh, of Beaverton, Richard Malosh of Gladwin and Donald Malosh of Flint; two step-daughters, Mrs. Berniece Davis, Manitou Beach, and Mrs. Helen Rise of Lake; three grandchildren and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beaverton Methodist Church with the Rev. Gordon Showers officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-31/1961 Column - 6 Page - 1

EARL N. ELZAY (25 MAY 1883 - 12 NOV 1956)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO EARL ELZAY

 

Earl N. Elzay, 73, died at his home in Tobacco Township on November 12 after a three months illness. He had been a resident of Gladwin county for 29 years. Mr. Elzay was born in Findley, Ohio on May 25, 1883. In 1934 he was married to the former Ann Arnett in Roscommon. Surviving Mr. Elzay are his wife; one brother, Curtis of Beaverton; and four sisters, Mrs. Eva Sero and Mrs. Grace Park of Detroit, Mrs. Fay Gravitt and Miss Daisy Elzay of Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Verne Summers officiating. Burial will be in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1956 Column - 2 Page - 1

FANNY MARIE ELZAY (1904 - 1939)

 

OTTIE S. (PERRY) MALOSH - ELZAY (30 AUG 1900 - 23 FEB 1983)

 

Mrs. Ottie S. Elzay, 82, of 503 Lang Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home Wednesday, Feb. 23. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, on August 30, 1900, had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She was a member of the Beaverton United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary in Harrison. The former Ottie Perry, she was married to Ralph E Malosh March 5, 1919. He died June 14, 1943. She married Curt Elzay in November 1950 and he preceded her in death May 24, 1961.

Surviving are 4 sons, John and Edward of Beaverton, Donald of Flint and Richard of Gladwin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Berniece) Davis of Harrison and Mrs Alvin (Helen) Rise of Silver Springs, Fla.; 2 brothers, Sheridan of Spokane, Wash, and Jessie of Hazel Park; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vesta Conley of Mexico Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Mae Smith of Bradenton, Fla.; 26 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Beaverton Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-02/1983 Column - 4 Page - 2

PEARL ENDICOTT (1928 - 1999)

 

RICHARD JOSEPH ENGLE (31 DEC 1962 - 13 MARCH 1966)

 

YOUNGSTER DROWNS SUNDAY

 

A three-year-old Gladwin youngster drowned Sunday morning about 11:05 a.m. while playing near the dam on Wiggins Lake. Richard Joseph Engle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Doyle, of 2674 Parkway, Gladwin, had been throwing stones out onto the ice when he apparently slipped off the bank into about four or five feet of open water, investigating sheriff's officers said.

He was visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gaines, caretaker of Chappel Dam, at the time of the mishap. Gaines recovered Richard's body and gave artifical respiration. Two Gladwin firemen, Jack Mawhorter and Henry Ziemer, were summoned with a resusitator, but efforts to revive the youngster failed.

Richard was born in Wayne on Dec. 31, 1962. He had lived in Gladwin with his parents for three months. Besides his parents and grandparents, he is survived by a brother, Thomas III, at home. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Randall Roose officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-16/1966 Column - 2 Page - 1

FLOYD M. ERICKSON (12 AUG 1917 - 22 SEP 1991)

 

Floyd M. Erickson, 74, of 5171 Pleasant Dr., Beaverton, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 1991, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a long illness. Born in Washington Township, Gratiot County, Aug. 12, 1917, he moved to Gladwin County in 1980 from Mt. Clemens. Mr. Erickson was a welder for Ford Motor Co. in Ithaca, and retired in 1980 after 22 1/2 years. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Erickson and the former Vera Brohard were married Oct. 8, 1939, in St. Louis.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one brother, Maynard of Washington State; 2 sisters, Helen Reed of Florida and Mary Johnson of California; 2 half brothers, Marshall Griffin of Flint and Lewis Griffin of Breckenridge; and a half-sister, Connie Olson of California. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters. Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Pastor Curtis Gordon officiated and burial was in Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-25/1991 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

VERA M. (BROHARD) ERICKSON (15 MAY 1918 - 15 JULY 1997)

 

Vera M. Erickson, 79, of Midland, died suddenly, Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at her home. Born May 15, 1918 in Elizabeth W. V., she lived in Midland the past three years and previously lived in Beaverton. She was a homemaker in her own home. The former Vera Brohard married Floyd (Melvin) Erickson, Oct. 8, 1939 in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1991.

Surviving are two sisters, Leona and husband Carl Hayes of Midland and Louise Trimble of Orem, Ut.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Pastor Dan Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m tomorrow (Thursday). Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the donor's favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 07-23/1997 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

CEYLON EUPER (9 AUG 1909 - 9 JUNE 1911)

 

DROWNED IN A WELL

 

LITTLE SON OF THERON EUPER OF TOBACCO TOWNSHIP.

 

Dale, June 15---

Our neighborhood was greatly shocked Friday afternoon when the report came out that Ceylon, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Theron Euper had drowned in the well. He had been gone from the house but a short time when he was missed, and a search was begun, when they found him in the well. He had lifted the middle board to the cover and let it slide in the well and it is though that he went in with the board.

Dr. Sturge was called and did all that could be done, to restore life without avail. He was 1 year and 10 months old. Mrs. Euper's health is in a very delicate condition, having an infant daughter only two weeks old.

The funeral was held at the hall Sunday at 1 o'clock. Rev. Johnson officiating. Interment in Dale cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community. Gladwin County Record dated 06-22/1911 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

GLADYS EUPER (1903 - 1904) - Located inside a Big Tree.

 

CORA LOUISE (INGALLS) FASSETT - EVANSON (31 JULY 1905 - OCT 1984)

 

Cora Louise Evanson, 79, of Beaverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, in Phoniex, Ariz. Born in Minto, N.D. on July 31, 1905, she had lived in Gladwin County 30 years. The former Cora Ingalls, she was married to Sherman Fassett Sept. 16, 1924, in Glasgow, Mont. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1956. She then married Oscar Evanson on Jan. 16, 1965 and he died Sept. 19, 1977.

Surviving are 6 sons, Kenneth of Coleman, Richard and David of Gladwin, Gordon of Midland, Robert and Sherman of Beaverton; 6 daughters, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Mishler, Mrs. Larry (Laveta) Anderson and Mrs. Delwin (Mary Lou) Voller of Apache Junction, Ariz.; Mrs. Duaine (Irene) Dennett of Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Raymond (Nancy) McClain of Pea Ridge, Ark. and Mrs. Leonard (Janice) Govitz of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Pointer of Nashua, Minn.; 38 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. A daughter, Kathleen Fassett, preceded her in death May 7, 1955.

A memorial service will be held at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren Friday at 2 p.m. A private burial service will be held later at the Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Brethren. Gladwin County Record dated 10-24/1984 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

F'S

 

CHLOE A. (BERGMAN) FAIRCHILD (16 MAY 1882 - 1 JAN 1941)

 

MRS. CLAUD FAIRCHILD DIES IN DETROIT

 

Mrs. Claud Fairchild died at her home in Detroit New Year's Day. Services were held at her home there Friday morning and here at Dale Methodist Saturday afternoon and burial was made in the Dale cemetery. Rev. Harold Hodgson of the Methodist church officiated. Chloe Bergman was born May 16, 1882, in Ohio.

Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Floyd, Clare, Ward and Dick, all of Detroit; two daughters, Maxine at home an Mildred Krieger of Prudenville; two sisters, Laura Quelet and Nora Mishlers of here, two brothers Lawrence and Ralph Bergman, also of Beaverton; two uncles, Eber Bergman, of Helena, Ohio; Harvey Thomas of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 01-15/1941 Column - 6 Page - 4

CLAUDE D. FAIRCHILD (4 OCT 1878 - 13 MAY 1971)

 

Claud D. Fairchild, 92, of 926 Dale Road, Tobacco Township, died Thursday, May 13, at the Clare Hospital, following an extended illness. Born in Lyons, Ohio, October 4, 1878, Mr. Fairchild came to Gladwin County with his parents in 1884. He lived here most of his life except for 21 years in Detroit. He owned and operated the Dale Store for many years, and served as justice of the peace and in other township offices. Mr. Fairchild was a charter member of the Dale United Methodist Church. He was married in Detroit in November 1941 to the former Ida French.

Surviving are his wife, Ida; two sons, Clare of Detroit, and Richard of Walled Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Kreger of Prudenville, and Mrs. Maxine Glass of Sima, Calif,; a step-daughter, Mrs. Esther Broka of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Two sons, Floyd and Ward, are deceased.

Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dale United Methodist Church with teh Rev. Zina Bennett officiating. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, was in charge of the services. Gladwin County Record dated 05-19/1971 Column - 3 Page - 2

CORA FAIRCHILD (1868 - 1937)

 

DANIEL WEBSTER FAIRCHILD (1852 - 08 FEB 1935)

 

FAIRCHILD RESIDENCE AT DALE DESTROYED BY FIRE

The home of D. W. Fairchild at Dundas Corners was completely destroyed by fire Thursday noon. Sparks from the chimney caught in the roof and before it was discovered the second story was all on fire. Some things were saved. No insurance. The Fairchilds are staying temporary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown. Gladwin County Record dated 03-06/1935 Column - 4 Page - 4

 

Daniel Fairchild passed away at his home at Dundas corners Friday. Mr. Fairchild has been a resident of Gladwin County 50 years. Funeral at the Dale church Sunday at 2 o'clock with burial at the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-13/1935 Column - 4 Page - 4

DAVID SHERMAN FAIRCHILD (8 JAN 1844 - 8 JULY 1916)

 

David Sherman Fairchild, former resident of Beaverton died at his home at Charlevoix, July 8. Comrade David Sherman Fairchild was born at Greenfield Center, Huron county, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1844. He enlisted in the Civil war, in Co. K., Thirty-eight, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 10, 1861, at the age of 17 years and 8 months, and was honorably discharged May 9, 1862, by reason of a surgeon's certificate of disability. Prompted by patriotism and devotion to his country he re-enlisted in 1863 and served his county as a faithful soldier until the close of the war, having given his services and offered his life to his country for two years and eight months.

He was a member of athe Baxter G.A.R. post at Lyons, Ohio, until 1884, and after coming to Gladwin he joined Noble post G.A.R. There Comrade Fairchild was a long sufferer from rheumatism caused by exposure while in the service. He went with his family to Charlevoix several years ago and made his home there until July 8 when he answered the last roll call, at the age of 72 years, six months. He was brought to Beaverton for burial at his former home. Gladwin County Record dated 07-13/1916 Column - 4 Page - 1

DOROTHY (PARRISH) FAIRCHILD (1910 - 1985)

 

EILEEN FAIRCHILD (1900 - 1980)

 

ELLIS FAIRCHILD (8 JAN 1844 - 8 JULY 1916)

 

EZRA NOBLE FAIRCHILD (3 APRIL 1850 - 23 FEB 1927)

 

Ezra Noble Fairchild was born April 3, 1850, at Sharon Center, Medina county, Ohio, and departed this life February 23, 1927, at 8 a.m., at the age of 76 years and 11 months. He was one of a family of 10 children, seven having preceded him to the better land. March 14, 1875, he was married to Miss Phila Gillis, who survives him. To them were born three children, the eldest having died at the age of three months. The other two are Claude Fairchild of Redford, Michigan, and Mrs. Bert H. Harper of Washington, D.C. In 1884 he moved to Tobacco township, Gladwin county, Michigan, being one of the pioneers of that township. He moved to Beaverton in 1908 where he has since made his home. His health having failed he went to Redford in November to stay with his son, where he died very suddenly of heart failure.

Besides his widow, son and daughter, he leaves to mourn two brothers, Marshall of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Daniel of Beaverton, six grandchildren, two great grand children, a number of nephews and neices and a host of friends. He was a highly respected citizen. The body was brought to Beaverton from Detroit, Friday and the funeral services were held Saturday morning from the Methodist church. Rev. A. J. Preston officiating. Burial in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-03/1927 Column - 3 Page - 4

EUGENE FAIRCHILD (1869 - 1941)

 

IDA FAIRCHILD (FEB 1890 - 17 DEC 1974)

 

DELAYED NEWS

 

Our community was saddened by the passing of Mrs. Ida Fairchild last week. She was the mother of Mrs. Esther Broka and aunt of Leonard and Jim French. Memorial services were Sunday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church. Our sympathy and prayers for her family. She will be greatly missed. Gladwin County Record dated 01-01/1975 Column - 5 Page - 8

 

LILLIAN (SORGE) FAIRCHILD (1902 - NOV 1920) {Headstone & Obituary Book dont match}

 

MRS. FLOYD FAIRCHILD

 

Particularly sad to the people of Dale is the death of Lillian, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sorge, and wife of Floyd Fairchild. Her childhood was lived mostly in this community where she had endeared herself to all.

Hard to give up our loved ones to the grim reaper in any case, it is peculiarly so when that one is sweet and fair and in the springtime of life. Lillian graduated from Beaverton high school with the class of "twenty" and became a bride in June. It seemed that she had much to live for. She was a member of Dale M.E. church where she will be greatly missed. She was also a "Gleaner" and the members of Dale Arbor deplore their loss. The funeral was largely attended and the deepest sympathy was expressed by all for the grief stricken parents and husband. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1920 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

MARTHA FAIRCHILD (? - ?)

 

PHILLA A. FAIRCHILD (27 AUG 1856 - 24 FEB 1946)

 

HOLD SERVICES FOR MRS. FAIRCHILD

 

Mrs. Philla Gills Fairchild, 89, died at the home of her son, Claude, of Tobacco township, on Sunday, February 24. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Dale Methodist church, at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Dale cemetery. The Rev. Donal Sailor officiated.

Mrs. Fairchild was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on August 27, 1856. She was married there to Mr. Fairchild i 1875, moving to Tobacco township shortly after, they engaged in farming. In 1907 they retired from farming and moved to Beaverton, later they moved to Detroit, where Mr. Fairchild died in 1925. Until the last two years Mrs. Fairchild had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Harper, of Arlington, Virginia. Two years ago she returned to Tobacco township to live with her son. Mrs. Fairchild was an active member of the Presbyterian Women's Society in Beaverton for a number of years. Surviving besides her son and daughter are six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Gladwin County Record dated 02-27/1946 Column - 1 Page - 1

DONALD LYLE FARROW, SR (13 APRIL 1929 - 18 FEB 2000)

 

Donald L. Farrow Sr., 70, of Lake, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 at home. Born April 13, 1929 in Gladwin, he was a lifetime resident of Clare County. Donald married Grace Blades, March 23, 1957 in Beaverton. He was a mechanic for McClure Brothers in Clare, retiring in 1982 after 36 years. He was a member of the Lake Eagles Aerie 3761.

Besides his wife he is survived by the following children, Vickie and David Wheeler and Sheri Renas, all of Gladwin, Judy and Michael Janice of Beaverton, Candi and Dennis Kellsey of Weidman, Donald L. Farrow Jr. of Farwell, Roger Farrow, Eugene and Lisa Farrow of Lake, Linda Priest of Gladwin, Sue Bard of Jackson, Timothy and Loretta Farrow of Hope, Michael Farrow of Gladwin; stepchildren, Shirley and William Beemer of Farwell, Alan and Muriel Armstrong of Stem, N.C.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Krahner, and Lila Mae Mielke, both of Gladwin, and Louella Easlick of Farwell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughters, Patti Jo Farrow in 1964; two sons, Terry in 1972 and Thomas in 1974; one brother, Elmer Farrow; and one sister, Lois Ann Crozier. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapter, with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 02-23/2000 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

GRACE (BLADES) FARROW (1930 - ?)

 

PATTY JO FARROW (28 AUG 1964 - 13 NOV 1964)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR INFANT

 

Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Patty Jo Farrow, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Farrow, of Beaverton Township, who died at her home Friday after a short illness.

Born on August 28, 1964, she is survived by her parents, eight brothers and sisters, Vickie, Sheri, Judy, Candi, Donald Jr., Tommie, Roger and Clint, all at home; and seven half brothers and sisters, Shirley and Allen both at home, and Linda, Terry, Sue, Tim and Mike.

The Rev. F. E. Voller officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1964 Column - 3 Page - 8

THOMAS M. FARROW (21 OCT 1961 - 29 JUNE 1974)

Thomas M. Farrow, 12, of 10919 Beaverton Rd., Arthur Township, lost his life Saturday, June 29, in a farm tractor accident. Born in Beaverton October 21, 1961, he was the son of Don and Velma Farrow. He was a student in the sixth grad of the Clare Elementary Schools.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Farrow; 7 sisters, Shirley, Vickie, Sheri, Candi, and Judy, at home, Linda and Sue of Beaverton; 6 brothers, Allen, Donald Jr., Roger, and Clint, at home, Tim and Mike of Gladwin. Services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with the Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-03/1974 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

BABY FASSETT (17 FEB 1960 - d: 17 FEB 1960) {Baby Son of: Mr. Mrs. Sherman Fassett}

KATHLEEN "KATHY" FASSETT (3 MAY 1945 - 7 MAY 1955)

 

10-YEAR OLD GIRL'S RITES ARE HELD

 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock for Kathleen J. Fassett, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Fassett of Beaverton. Kathleen passed away in the Midland Hospital following a day and a half of illness. Services were held at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the pastor, Rev. Ernest Jehnsen, officiating and interment was made in the Dale cemetery.

Kathleen was born May 3, 1945 at Beaverton, and for the past several years has been attending the school for the deaf in Flint. Her survivors include her parents; six brothers, Kenneth of Dearborn, Richard, Sherman, Gordon, Robert, David, all at home; six sisters, Mrs. Paul Mishler Jr., and Mrs. Larry Anderson of Beaverton, Mrs Raymond McClain of Wichita, Kans., and Janie, Irene and Mary Lou at home. Gladwin County Record dated 05-09/1955 Column - 5 Page - 1

KENNETH A. FASSETT (5 JULY 1925 - 4 MAY 1990)

 

Kenneth A. Fassett, 64, of 3097 Curtis Rd., Coleman, died Friday, May 4, 1990, in the Saginaw General Hospital, Saginaw, after a short illness. Born in Detroit, July 5, 1925, he moved to the Beaverton and Coleman area in 1946. Mr. Fassett was a semi-retired as traffic manager for Robinson Industries. He was a private in the Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the Beaverton Baptist Church. Mr. Fassett and the former Sandra Staley were married Sept. 19, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 daughters, Penny Cobb and Dawn Gruebner of Beaverton, Kim Strohkirch of Standish, Shannon Fassett of Butte, Mont. and Dionne Fassett of Coleman; one son, Damion of Houston, Texas; 5 brothers, Richard and David of Beaverton and Gordon of Mildand; 6 sisters, Betty Mishler and Janice Govitz of Beaverton, LaVetta Anderson, Irene Dinnett and Mary Lou Voller of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and Nancy McClain of Pearidge, Arl.; and 8 grandchildren. A sisters, Kathy Fassett preceded him in death in 1955.

Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Baptist Church. Pastor Brian Wright officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the debt retirement at the church. Gladwin County Record dated 05-09/1990 Column - 3 Page - 2

NEIL SHERMAN FASSETT (30 NOV 1964 - 19 NOV 1999)

 

Neil S. Fassett, 34, of Beaverton , died due to an automobile accident in Gladwin. Born Nov. 30, 1964 in West Branch, he was a lifetime resident of Beaverton. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1983. Neil marrid Beth (Calhoun), Aug. 24, 1995 in Gladwin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 1984-1986, and served in the National Guard during Desert Storm. He was a product manager for Packaging Direct in Beaverton.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Kasey Fassett of Flint, and Laura Fassett of Beaverton; one step-daughter, Tara Adams of Beaverton; his parents, Sherman and Joanne Fassett of Beaverton; one sister, Lynn Branch of Gaylord; and his granmother, Lula Belle Walters of Gladwin.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with Robert Schnepp officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Twp. (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fassett Children Trust Fund. Gladwin County Record dated 11-24/1999 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

SANDRA (STALEY) FASSETT (1925 - ?)

 

SHARON S. (STALEY) FASSETT (23 SEP 1941 - 23 JAN 1982)

 

Mrs. Sharon S Fassett, 40, of 301 Cayuga St., Gladwin, died Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Midland County on September 23, 1941, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She was a 1959 graduate of Beaverton High School and received a B.S. degree in mathematics from Central Michigan University in 1963. She taught at Gladwin High School for 6 years and retired from Beaverton High School after 6 years due to health. Mrs. Fassett was a member of the Round Lake Baptist Church and was past treasurer of the Visually Impaired Persons Club.

The former Sharon Staley, she was married to David (Buck) Fassett November 10, 1963, in Beaverton. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ardis Staley of Gladwin; and one brother, Dirk of Flushing. Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Robert Brown officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 01-27/1982 Column - 4 Page - 2

SHERMAN S. FASSETT (4 MAY 1905 - 15 JAN 1956)

 

DIES SUDDENLY OF HEART ATTACK

 

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) for Sherman Fassett, 51, of Tobacco township, who died suddenly Sunday morning from a heart attack. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren with the pastor, the Rev. Earl Atkinson officiating, and interment was made in the Dale cemetery. The son of Smith and Irene (Ford) Fassett, he was born May 4, 1905, at Barton, North Dakota. On September 24, 1924 he was married to the former Miss Cora Ingalls at Glasgow, Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. Fassett and family moved from Ypsilanti in 1945 and have resided at their farm, three miles east of Beaverton, since that time. He was employed at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland. Surviving are his wife, Cora; six daughters, Mrs. Paul Mishler, Jr. and Mrs. Larry Anderson of Beaverton, Mrs. Raymond McClain of Gladwin, Janice, Irene and Mary Lou at home; six sons, Kenneth of Dearborn, Sherman in Japan, Richard, Gordon, Robert and David at home; 10 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Smith Fassett, of Detroit, five brothers, Truman of Gladwin, Cecil of California, Robert, Ernest and Albert of Detroit; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Davis of Detroit, Mrs. Louise Wade of Mount Morris, Ill., Mrs. Eva McLaughlin of Dearborn and Mrs. Fay Treasczkinski of Detroit. Gladwin County Record dated 01-18/1956 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

FINLEY FERGUSON (ABT. 1844 - 20 AUG 1917)

 

DALE

 

Dale, Aug. 20.---The sudden death of Finley Ferguson was a shock to the neighborhood. He was supposed to have been overcome by the heat. The I.O.O.F. took charge of the funeral. Interment in Dale cemetery. He leaves three children and one sister, Mrs. Andrew Snyder, to mourn his loss. Gladwin County Record 08-23/1917 Column - 2 Page - 8

HATTIE C. FERGUSON (1886 - 1977)

 

LENDON K. FERGUSON (1884 - 1958)

 

LETITIA (DOW) SCOTT - FERGUSON (12 JAN 1846 - 26 JAN 1915) - Aged 70 yrs & 14 days

 

Mrs. Letitia Ferguson died Jan. 26, at her home in Tobacco township. She was born in Ireland Jan. 12, 1846, and was aged 69 years and 14 days. In 1863 she was married to David Scott and in 1864 came to New York. They moved to Gladwin county in 1878. Mr. Scott died in 1910.

She was the mother of six children; three sons Will, James, and Norman Scott; three daughters, Mrs. Lida Lince, Mrs. Hattie Fairchild and Miss Maude Scott., who died in 1900. She was married to Finley Ferguson Feb. 7, 1912.

Services were held at the residence Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Tiffany of Beaverton assisted by the Beaverton choir. Interment in Dale cemetery. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Gladwin County Record dated 02-04/1915 Column - 5 Page - 4

FRANK E. FESSEL (13 FEB 1888 - 23 JULY 1957)

 

BEAVERTON TOWNSHIP MAN DIES AT HOME

 

Frank E. Fessell, 69, of Beaverton townshiip, died at his home on Tuesday, July 23. A Gladwin county farmer for 22 years. Mr. Fessel was born in West Salem, Illinois, on February 13, 1888. He was married to the former Miss Helen Brown on August 9, 1927, at Metamora.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; one son, Earl, and one daughter, Mrs. Oral Arndt, both of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Gilbert, of East St. Louis, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Charles Higgins of West Salem, Ill., Mrs. Alvin Hinderliter and Mrs. Ralph Siebert, of Lancaster, Ill., Mrs. Grace Kingsbury of Round Lake, Ill., and Mrs. Rolla Strohm of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Verne Summers will officiate and burial will be in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-24/1957 Column - 6 Page - 1

HELEN B. (BROWN) FESSEL (5 APRIL 1894 - 29 SEP 1972)

 

Mrs. Helen B. Fessel, 78, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Friday, September 29, in Florida, after a long illness. Mrs. Fessel was born in Detroit April 5, 1894, and had been a resident of Beaverton Township before moving to Florida 15 years ago. Her husband, Frank, died July 23, 1957. Surviving is a sister, Miss Gertrude Brown of Detroit.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Dale Cemetery with the Rev. Warren Holcomb officiating. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 10-04/1972 Column - 1 Page - 2

IRA FIKE (12 MARCH 1877 - 09 FEB 1947)

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR IRA FIKE

 

Ira Fike, 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Bender in Saginaw, on Sunday, February 9. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren, with burial in the Dale cemetery. Rev. E. S. Hollinger will officiate.

Mr. Fike was born in West Virginia on March 12, 1877. He and his wife made their home on a farm just south of Beaverton for about 37 years. Surviving are his wife, Laura; also several sons and daughters. Gladwin County Record dated 02-12/1947 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

IRA FIKE BURIED IN DALE CEMETERY

 

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, by Rev. E. S. Hollinger, for Ira Fike, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Bender in Saginaw, Sunday, February 9. Burial was made the Dale Cemetery. Mr. Fike was born March 12, 1877, in West Virginia and moved to Michigan with his parents when he was 12 years old. He married Miss Laura Castle and in 1910 they moved near Beaverton on a farm in Beaverton township, and made their home here until April 1946, when they moved to Saginaw.

Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Elmer and Clarence both of Saginaw; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Bender, Mrs. Ida Shoup and Mrs. Myrtle Williams, all of Saginaw. There was also a foster daughter, Miss Coleen Roback, who has lived with the Fikes since she was two days old. There are three brothers, Job and Jasper of Blissfield, and William of Coleman; one sister, Mrs. Lorenca Stuart of Blissfield; also seven grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 02-19/1947 Column - 1 Page - 2

LAURA E. (CASTLE) FIKE (10 APRIL 1890 - 24 JAN 1968)

 

FORMER BEAVERTON RESIDENT DIES

 

Mrs. Laura E. Fike, 77, of Saginaw and formerly of Beaverton, died early this morning, Wednesday, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. Born on April 10, 1890, in Sidney, Ohio, she lived in Beaverton several years before moving to Saginaw County in 1946. The former Laura Castle, she was married to Ira Fike, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Fike was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Williams, of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Jessie Bender, Mrs. Ida Shoup and Mrs. Colleen Cech, all of Saginaw; two sons, Joseph and Clarence, of Saginaw; 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Rites will be held Friday at 12 noon from the Case Chapel, Saginaw. The Rev. Wesley Wibley will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery, Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 01-24/1968 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

JOHN C. FINUCANE (21 DEC 1949 - 16 JULY 1978)

 

John C. Finucane, 28, of 68 S. Oceana Dr., Shelby died Sunday, July 16, of injuries received when he was struck by a car. Born in Gladwin on December 21, 1949, he moved to Shelby three years ago from Beaverton. Mr. Finucane was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the A.S.C.S. office in Shelby. He was married to Janice Carie on July 13, 1973, in Escanaba.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Mathew, Jamie and Johnnie at home; two daughters, Anna and Amy at home; his mother, Mrs. Laura Jane Finucane of Beaverton; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Joy Hane of Clare and Mrs. Jean Sprague of Midland.

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Dale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Vernon Wyllys officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 07-19/1978 Column - 7 Page - 2

 

JOHN EDWARD FINUCANE (24 DEC 1913 - 24 MAY 1975)

 

John Edward Finucane, 61, of 2949 Dale Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly at Midland Hospital Saturday, May 24. A World War II army veteran, he was born Decmeber 24, 1913, in Lakeview and had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1937. Mr. Finucane and the former Laura Jane Paxton were married in Indiana November 5, 1937. he was employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service in Gladwin until his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Jane; 2 daughters, Mrs. George (Joy) Hane of Clare, and Mrs. Donald (Jean) Sprague of Midland; a son, John of Beaverton; 4 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Johnson of Gowen, Mrs. Neil Stewart, Mrs. Amelia Stewart and Mrs. Julia Stewart, all of Lakeview. Services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Dale United Methodist Church with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-28/1975 Column - 8 Page - 2

 

LAURA JANE (PAXTON) FINUCANE (6 FEB 1921 - ?)

 

DAVID JOSEPH FISHER (? - 23 MARCH 1981)

 

DAVID W. FISHER (1908 - 1998)

 

DONNA E. (HARTLEY) FISHER (20 MAY 1928 - 10 OCT 2002)

 

Donna E. Fisher , age 74, of Beaverton, Michigan died October 10, 2002 at home after a long illness. She was born May 20, 1928 to Clifford and Marie Hartley in Saginaw. She was a homemaker who lived in Gladwin County since 1970, having previously lived in Kawkawlin. Donna married Roy F. Fisher on September 23, 1970 in Bay City.

Surviving her are her husband, Roy, of Beaverton; two sons, Leroy (Nanette) Hill of Linwood, and John Hill of Bay City; three step daughters, Sandy (Vince) Young of Lake, Brenda (Butch) Barber of Midland, and Sally Thompson of West Branch; one step son, Roy D. Fisher of Beaverton; two sister, Betty Salois of Bay City and Colleen Edwards of Mt. Morris; two brothers, Robert Hartley of Midland County and Ronald Hartley of Bay County; a step brother, Robert Morrill of Gladwin; and a step sister, Betty Trace of Mt. Morris.

She was predeceased by her daughter Sandra Hill.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. Pastor Brad Withrow officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Helping Hands. Gladwin County Record dated 10-16/2002 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ROY F. FISHER (1927 - ?)

 

VIOLET R. FISHER (1912 - 1997)

 

BETTY J. FITZGERALD (7 JUNE 1929 - ?)

 

JAMES JOSEPH FITZGERALD (6 AUG 1947 - 30 APRIL 1998)

JAMES JOSEPH FITZGERALD (1 FEB 1928 - 21 SEP 1997)

 

James J. Fitzgerald, 69, of Rhodes, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center - Midland following a long illness. Born Feb. 1, 1928 in Detroit, James lived in Rhodes since 1971 and previously lived in Midland. He married Betty Burr March 20, 1947 in Oil City. James was employed as a boilermaker by local 169 in Detroit and he retired in 1974, he was also a member of Radio Control Modelers in Gladwin.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, James J. and wife Susan of Rhodes, John L. and wife Kathy of Midland, and Mark A. and wife Cathi of Rhodes; two daughters, Connie of Midland, and Debbie and husband Randy Yost of Shepherd; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton and burial will be in the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 09-24/1997 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

N. FLOCK (1823 - ?)

 

GARY W. FLOCK (1 JULY 1943 - 30 OCT 1966)

 

VIETNAM VET DIES IN AUTO

 

SP/4 Gary Flock, of the U.S. Army, was killed in an autonmobile accident near Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Oct. 30. The 23-year-old soldier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Flock, of Beaverton. SP. Flock had spent a year in Viet Nam and only recently returned to this country and was stationed at Ft. Carson, near Colorado Springs. A 1962 graduate of the Beaverton High School, he had enlisted in the military service on March, 1965.

Services will be held at the Dale Methodist Church Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery with full military rites. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home from Friday morning until 11:00 a.m. Saturday forenoon. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flock; a brother, Walter David, also in service, in Korea; a sister, Mrs. Rae Rhodes of Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 11-02/1966 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

GENEVIEVE (NOBBS) FLOCK (1924 - ?)

 

JOHN H. "JACK" FLOCK (5 DEC 1919 - 9 AUG 1987)

 

John H. (Jack) Flock, 67, of 144 W. Brown St., Beaverton, died Sunday, Aug. 9, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a long illness. Born in Beaverton Dec. 5, 1919, he had spent his lifetime there. Mr. Flock retired in 1983 after 25 years as a welder for Lyle Development. He served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Flock and the former Genevieve Nobbs were married Dec. 12, 1942, in Hattesburg, Miss.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, David of Sanford; one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Rea) Rhodes of Hudson, Fla.; a sister, Betty Inman of Midland; and 3 grandchildren. A son, Gary preceded him in death Oct. 31, 1966.

Services were held Thursday at 1 p.m from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Harold Speer officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-12/1987 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

JOHN P. FLOCK (7 JUNE 1876 - 25 APRIL 1955)

SERVICES FOR JOHN FLOCK TODAY

 

John P. Flock, 79, well known and long time resident of Gladwin County, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bert Inman, in Beaverton Monday morning, April 25, following a long illness. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Flock, he was born June 7, 1876 at Wyandotte, Michigan. Aside from 13 years spent in Nebraska, he has spent the rest of his life in Michigan, the past more than 50 years in Gladwin County. On May 17, 1908, he was married to the former Miss Rosetta Coolidge, who preceded him in death February 28, 1953. In 1946 because of failing health the Flocks moved to Beaverton.

His survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Gladys) Painter of Royal Oak, Mrs. Frank (Helen) Florentz of Dearborn, Mrs. Samuel (Eva) Bardwell of Sanford and Mrs. Bert (Betty) Inman of Beaverton; and one son, John H. Flock of Beaverton; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted today (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Grubaugh officiating. Interment was made in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-27/1955 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

JOSEPH HENRY FORD (11 JUNE 1861 - 22 MARCH 1937)

 

Services were held at the Ross-Hall funeral home for Joseph Henry Ford conducted by E. Hill of Saginaw. Burial was at Dale cemetery. Pall bearers were Frank Johnson, John Flach, Rawleigh Wilson, George Huber, Dewey Stenger and Harrison Bugbee.

Born June 11, 1861, at Lambertville, Monroe county, Michigan, he died March 22, 1937, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wayne Eddy of Tobacco township. He married Miss Lily Mae Fobare of Erie in 1885. In 1889 he moved to West Branch. He worked for years for the Michigan Central and Hocking Valley railroads. While working for the latter he received a medal for saving a passenger train wreck when he found a broken rail.

He is survived by his two daughters and one son, Myrtle Poppas of Fond du Lac, Wis., Lee Ford of Nestor, Calif., and Mrs. Wayne Eddy of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Ida Parliament of Toledo, Ohio; six grandchildren, Evelyn, Harold and Lily Mae Eddy of Beaverton and Eileen, Buddy and Lee Ford of Nestor, Calif. Gladwin County Record dated 04-14/1937 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

CECELIA MARY (DZIADOSZ) FOSTER (4 FEB 1905 - 1 FEB 1962)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR CECELIA M. FOSTER

 

Mrs Cecelia M. Foster, 57, of Beaverton, died Thursday at the Midland Hospital following a long illness. Born in Salem, Mass., on Feb. 4, 1905, the former Cecelia M. Dziadosz was married to James Foster on Feb. 2, 1924 at Smith's Crossing in Midland County.

Surviving are her husband, James; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dziadosz, of Midland, three sons, Frank and Willard, of Beaverton and Warren, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Grant and Mrs. Aileen Whitman, of Beaverton, Mrs. Lorraine Bastow, of Detroit, and Miss Eunice and Marilyn Foster, at home; and five brothers, Michael, Edward, John, Joseph, and Adam, of Midland, and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Miner Chapel with the Rev. Gordon Showers officiating. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-07/1962 Column - 3 Page - 1

CHARLES F. FOSTER (26 FEB 1907 - 5 DEC 1988)

 

Charles F. Foster, 81, of 3219 W. Lang Rd., Beaverton, died Monday, Dec. 5, in the Saginaw V.A. Medical Center after a short illness. Born in Ellsworth, Feb. 26, 1907, he came to Gladwin County in 1977. Mr. Foster was a retired repairman for food processing in the canning factory in New Era. He served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Foster and the former Florence Pendleton were married May 5, 1977, in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Norman of Grand Blanc and Merle of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Ida O'Donnell of Flushing; a step-son, Elwin Pendelton of LeClaire, Iowa; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Pidcock of Linwood. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Donn Pendleton officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-07/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

FLORENCE (HOWE) PENDLETON - FOSTER (10 JAN 1902 - 15 NOV 1989)

 

Mrs. Florence Pendleton Foster, 87, of 3219 W. Lang Rd., Beaverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1989, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a short illness. Born in Coleman, Jan. 10, 1902, she had spent her lifetime in the area. She was a member of the Gladwin R.L.D.S. Church. The former Florence Howe, she was married to Alvin Pendleton, April 10, 1920. He died Feb. 14, 1974. She then married Charles Foster, May 5, 1977, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1988.

Surviving are one son, Elwin Pendleton of LeClaire, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. C. S. (Dorothy) Pidcock of Linwood; 2 step-sons, Norman Foster of Grand Blanc and Merle Foster of Flint; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ida O'Donnell of Flushing; one brother, Paul Howe of Houghton Lake; 4 sisters, Mildred Jordan, Helen Cambridge, Verna Williams and Vera Brandt of Houghton Lake; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A daughter, Helen Mallo, preceded her in death May 25, 1982.

Rites were held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Donn Pendleton officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-29/1989 Column - 3 Page - 2

GAIL R. FOSTER (4 APRIL 1905 - 19 DEC 1989)

 

Gail R. Foster, 84, of 4775 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1989, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, after a long illness. Born in Temple, April 4, 1905, he lived in Beaverton for 21 years until moving to Midland in September. Mr. Foster was a supervisor for Dow Chemical Co. in the pipe shop until retiring in May 1968 after 35 years. He was a member of the Torrence, Calif. Masonis Lodge. Mr. Foster was a musician and played in bands in Midland, Gladwin and Roscommon counties for many years. He was also an avid hunter and firsherman.

Mr. Foster and the former Louisa Thorton were married July 8, 1925, in Midland. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, George of Hope and Richard of Sanford; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carole) Towner of St. Helen; a brother, Eugene of Midland; a sister, Ethel Smith of Midland; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. A son, Robert, preceded him in death. Rites will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Burial will be in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-20/1989 Column - 4 Page - 2

JAMES HARRY FOSTER (22 JUNE 1899 - 11 MAY 1971)

 

James H. Foster, 71, of 9278 Townline Lake Road, Harrison, died Tuesday, May 11, at Saginaw St. Mary's Hospital, following an illness of several years. Born June 22, 1899, in Monticello, Ind., he had lived in Beaverton 20 years, where he operated a welding shop, prior to moving to the Harrison area five years ago. Mr. Foster was married to Mrs Ethel Purcell Oct. 15, 1965, in Gladwin. He was a life member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel; four sons, Frank of Beaverton, James of Ohio, Willard of Edenville, and Warren of Midland; five daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Grant and Mrs. Aileen Whitman, both of Beaverton, Mrs Marilyn Garrison of Edenville, Mrs. Lorraine Bastow of Taylor, and Mrs. Eunice Rytlewski of Vernon; four brothers, Eugene of Midland, Gail of Edenville, L. V. and Lyle of California; two sisters, Mrs. May Smith and Mrs. Ethel Smith, both of Midland; 23 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; four step-sons and one step-daughter, 12 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. One son, Larry, died in 1955.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, Masonic rites will be held Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery at Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 05-12/1971 Column - 4 Page - 2

KATE (NOBEL) FOSTER (1859 - 28 SEP 1950)

 

ELDERLY LADY PASSES AWAY

 

Mrs. Kate Foster, 91, passed away on Thursday, September 28, at the home of Mrs. Martha Emrick in Gladwin. Funeral services were held from the Dale church with burial in the Dale cemetery. The Rev. Alva Pendleton, of Beaverton officiating. Kate Nobel, was born in 1859 in Drumore, Ireland, the daughter of William and Mary Nobel. She came to Lyons, Ohio, at the age of 17 to make her home with the Rynd family. On September 8, 1910 she was married to William Foster, at Wauseon, Ohio.

They came to Michigan and settled on their farm in Tobacco township, until the time of Mr. Foster's death in 1931. Later Mrs. Foster moved to Gladwin, and has made her home with Mrs. Emrick for the past nine months. Mrs. Foster leaves no living relatives but many dear friends. Gladwin County Record dated 10-04/1950 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

LARRY JAMES FOSTER (22 APRIL 1930 - 5 JUNE 1955)

RECOVER ONE BODY FROM SUNDAY'S DROWNINGS

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR DROWNING VICTIM

 

Larry J. Foster, 25, a former resident of Gladwin county, was drowned Sunday afternoon in Budd Lake at Harrison when his boat capsized. Two other passengers in the boat when it overturned, Nancy Straubel, 16, and her brother, Albert, 14, of Midland, were rescued by nearby swimmers and boaters. Larry Foster was born April 22, 1930 in Midland, with his parents he moved to Beaverton in 1943 and in 1949 they moved to Roscommon. He was employed as a laboratory technician at Dow Chemical Company and lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dziadosz in, Midland. He spent two years in the service during the Korean war.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Foster of Roscommon; three brothers, Frank of Beaverton, Willard of Roscommon and Warren at home; five sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Grant of Beaverton, Mrs. Aileen Whitman of Buckeye township, Eunice and Marilyn at home and Lorraine of Chicago; his grandparents, Mrs. Maggie Foster and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dziadosz of Midland.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Grubaugh officiating. Burial was in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-08/1955 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

LOUISE E. (THORTON) FOSTER (14 DEC 1906 - 16 AUG 1990)

 

Mrs. Louisa E. Foster, 83, of 1775 N. Eastman Rd. Midland died Thursday, Aug. 16, 1990, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Midland after a long illness. Born in Jay County, Ind., Dec. 14, 1906, she moved to Midland County in September 1989, after 21 years in Beaverton. The former Louisa Thorton, she was married to Gail Foster, July 3, 1925, in Midland. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1989.

Surviving are 2 sons, George of Hope and Richard of Sanford; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carole) Towner of St. Helen; one sister, Sophia Malony of Midland; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A son, Robert, preceded her in death.

Rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Janet Larner officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-22/1990 Column - 4 Page - 2

CHARLES NATHANIEL FOWLER (11 MAY 1934 - 14 SEP 1991)

 

Charles Nathaniel Fowler, 57, of 1276 Rock Trail, Beaverton, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 1991, at his home after a long illness. Born in Jackson, May 11, 1934, he moved to Gladwin County in 1977 from Brant. Mr. Fowler was a pipe fitter-welder at Dow Corning Medical in Hemlock. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. Mr. Fowler and the former Dolly Brisbin were married March 5, 1982, in Beaverton.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Raymond and Allan Fowler of Chesaning; 3 daughters, Sue Haney of Chesaning, Debra Shepherd of Hemlock and Karen Damic of St. Charles; 2 step-sons, Timothy Dexter of Winter, Texas and John Dexter of Mt. Pleasant; his parents, Oren and Helen Fowler of Beaverton; a sister, Lois Gorte of Oakley; a foster brother, Carl Clough of Lakeview, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren. A daughter, Mary, preceded him in death Dec. 11, 1963.

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from St. Anne's Catholic Church. The Rev. Father James Heller officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. A Wake Service was held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Gladwin Area, the Pardee Cancer Foundation of Midland or the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 09-18/1991 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

DOLLY G. FOWLER (1940 - ?)

 

ERNEST W. FOX (? - ?)

 

PEARL OLIVER FOX (1885 - APRIL 1914)

BEAVERTON

 

Mrs. Ernest Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver, died at her home in Blissfield and the body was brought here for burial. Funeral services were conducted by N. B. Neff. Gladwin County Record dated 04-23/1914 Column - 1 Page - 8

 

AMELIA ALICE (ZIMMERMAN) FREEMAN (26 AUG 1910 - 16 JAN 1992)

 

Mrs. Alice Freeman, 81, of 2061 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Thursday, Jan 16, 1992, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in DuBois, Pa., Aug. 26, 1910, she moved to Gladwin County in 1968 from Detroit. Mrs. Freeman was a machine operator for Detroit Diesel in Detroit for 25 years and retired in 1968. The former Alice Zimmerman, she was married to John Freeman, April 19, 1954, in Detroit.

Besides her husband, she is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Helen Balzer of Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Julia Patten of Southfield and Mrs. Mary Zimmerman of Jackson, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter; and 2 sisters, Alfreda Nielson and Katherine Thompson.

Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-22/1992 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ALICE FREEMAN (1870 - 6 NOV 1943)

ALICE M. (RAY) FREEMAN (4 OCT 1884 - 3 AUG 1971)

 

Mrs. Alice Freeman, 86, a resident of Gladwin County for 73 years, died at the Midland Hospital Tuesday, August 3, following an illness of five months. Mrs. Freeman, whose home was at 1683 Knox Road, in Tobacco Township, was born in Braceville, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1884. She was married to Garfield Freeman January 24, 1901, in Tobacco Township. Her maiden name was Alice Ray. Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are her husband, Garfield; two sons, Harold and John, both of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Geraldine) Simpson of Saginaw; two brothers, Edward Ray of Gladwin and Harry Ray of Midland; seven grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. One son is deceased.

Services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Henry List and the Rev. Arthur Whislere officiating. Interment was in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-11/1971 Column - 4 Page - 2

ALVIN EDWARD FREEMAN (12 AUG 1908 - 22 OCT 1942)

 

ALVIN E. FREEMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

 

Alvin Freeman, 34, died at his home in Tobacco township, Tuesday, October 27. Survivors were Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Freeman and daughter Juanita, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. John Freeman and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Simpson. Services were held at the Brethren Church at 2 o'clock Friday, October 30. Gladwin County Record dated 11-04/1942 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

AMELIA "NETTA" FREEMAN (1 FEB 1909 - 1 MARCH 1909)

CARL HARRY FREEMAN (25 JUNE 1902 - 10 AUG 1977)

 

Carl H. Freeman, 75, of 4380 N. Freeman Rd., Beaverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness. Born in Tobacco Township on June 25, 1902, he had spent his lifetime here. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are one uncle, Garfield Freeman of Beaverton; one aunt, Mrs. Ruth Freeman of Beaverton; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Howard Freeman of Flint. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Daniel Weir officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-17/1977 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

DARLENE E. (MILLER) FREEMAN (20 NOV 1950 - 4 APRIL 2003)

 

Darlene E. Freeman, age 52, of Beaverton died April 4, 2003 at University Hospitals in Ann Arbor after a short illness. She was born to Norman and Delta Miller on Nov. 20, 1950, in Detroit. She was a bookkeeper with the Family Independence Agency in Gladwin. She lived in Gladwin County since 1972, having previously resided in Farmington Hills. On Sept. 28, 1974 she married Louis Freeman in Beaverton.

 

She is survived by her husband, Louis of Beaverton; daughters Erin (Jason) Pacholke of Freeland, and Melissa Freeman of Beaverton; mother, Della Miller of Gladwin; brothers Phillip Miller of Gladwin, Robert Miller of Beaverton, and Edward Miller of Gladwin; sisters, Deanna Day and Denise Hall, both of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

 

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton, Pastor Brad Withrow officiating. Burial took place in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery.

EUGENE FREEMAN, JR (1921 - ?)

 

EUGENE 'BAN' FREEMAN, SR (14 MARCH 1877 - 10 JAN 1972)

 

Eugene Freeman, Sr., of 1476 Dale Road, Beaverton, died Monday, January 10, at the Midland Hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Freeman was born in Genesee County March 14, 1877. He came to Gladwin County with his parents 92 years ago when he was two years old. A former lumberjack and later a farmer he was married to the former Miss Ruth Robinson, in Tobacco Township, June 7, 1905.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; one son, Eugene Jr., of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Dewey (Ruey) Blades of Beaverton, and Mrs. Cecil (Rhoda) Cole of Midland; a brother, Garfield of Beaverton; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton, with the Rev. Zina Bennett officiating, and burial was in the Dale Cemetery.Gladwin County Record dated 01-12/19672 Column - 4 Page - 2

FLORENCE IRENE (MURPHY) FREEMAN (17 FEB 1925 - 26 JAN 1981)

 

Mrs. Irene F. Freeman, 55, of 1047 Guersney Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 26, at her home. Born in Edenville on February 17, 1925, she had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. The former Irene Murphy, she was married to Eugene Freeman Jr. on August 21, 1943, in Beaverton.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Louis of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Arlene Adler and Judy Freeman of Billings, Mont.; her mother, Mrs. Violet Hammbacher of Edenville; one sister, Mrs. Belva Govitz of Beaverton and 3 grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-28/1981 Column - 5 Page - 2

HAROLD G. FREEMAN (28 SEP 1919 - 13 JAN 2003)

 

Harold G. Freeman, 83, of Beaverton, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at his home, after a short illness. He was born Sept. 28, 1919 to Garfield and Alice (Ray) Freeman in Beaverton. He was employed as a welder at The Dow Chemical Co. in Midland. He retired in 1975, after 34 years. He was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Harold married Gladys (Clingan) Freeman on March 11, 1938, in Freeland.

He is survived by his wife Gladys Freeman of Beaverton; his daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Harold Phillips of Beaverton; his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Carol Freeman and Don and Connie Freeman all of Beaverton; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, John and Alvin.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. 989-435-9841. Elder Donn Pendleton will officiate, with burial at Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan 16, 2003, from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Foundation or Mid Michigan Hospice-Gladwin County. Gladwin County Record dated 01-15/2003 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

GARFIELD "GAR" FREEMAN (27 AUG 1881 - 29 JULY 1982)

 

Garfield Freeman, 100, of 1683 Knox Rd., Beaverton, Gladwin County's oldest living native, died Thursday, July 29, in the Town and Country Nursing Home, Midland, following a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township on August 27, 1881, he had been a farmer and worked in the logging industry. Mr. Freeman had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. He was married to the former Alice Ray on January 24, 1901. She preceded him in death on August 3, 1971.

Surviving are 2 sons, Harold and John, both of Beaverton; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Geraldine) Simpson of Farwell; 7 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-04/1982 Column - 3 Page - 2

GEORGE GRANT FREEMAN (29 APRIL 1872 - 1 JUNE 1961)

 

LONG RESIDENT OF COUNTY PASSES

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Dale Methodist Church for George G. Freeman, 89, who died Thursday at the Midland Hospital following an illness of one month. The Rev. Aaron Hyde officiated and burial was in Dale Cemetery. A retired farmer, Mr. Freeman was born on April 29, 1872 in Genesee County, and was married to the former Alice Boals, August 12, 1896. She preceded him in death Nov. 6, 1943. He had lived in Gladwin County for 84 years.

Survivors include two sons, Carl, of Beaverton, and Howard, of Flint; and two brothers, Eugene and Garfield, of Beaverton. Gladwin County Record dated 06-07/1961 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

GLADYS (CLINGAN) FREEMAN (? - ?)

JOHN LEO FREEMAN (12 APRIL 1904 - 9 FEB 1992)

 

John L. Freeman, 87, of 2061 Howard Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1992, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Tobacco Township, April 12, 1904, he had moved to Detroit and then came back to Gladwin County in 1968. Mr. Freeman was a screw machine operator at Detroit Diesel and retired in Nov. 1967 after 29 years. He was a life member of the Masonic Union Lodge of S. O. No. 3, Detroit. Mr. Freeman and the former Alice Zimmerman were married April 19, 1954. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16.

He is survived by a brother, Harold of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin, and one sister, Geraldine Simpson. Services were held, today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Deacon Stanley Belanger officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. A Masonic Memorial Service was held by the Gladwin Lodge 397 Tuesday at 7 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 02-12/1992 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

LEVI HENRY FREEMAN (24 MAY 1875 - 15 FEB 1952)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR DALE RESIDENT

 

Levi Henry Freeman, 77, long-time resident of Dale community, passed away on Friday, February 15 at the Newhall Nursing Home in Mecosta county, following a nine-day illness. Mr. Freeman was born in Genesee county on June 24, 1874 and is a retired farmer. He had been at the nursing home for the past 15 months.

Surviving are three brothers, Eugene, George and Garfield Freeman, all of Beaverton. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Dale Methodist church with the Rev. J. P. Hollopeter officiating. Burial was made in the Dale cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Blades, Dewey Blades, Clifton Paxton, Charles Scoby, Doyle McKimmy and Ed Henry. Gladwin County Record dated 02-20/1952 Column - 8 Page - 1

MARY AMELIA (SMITH) FREEMAN (14 DEC 1844 - 22 NOV 1912)

 

Dale, Dec. 2.---Another pioneer has passed away. Mrs. Mary Freeman (nee Smith) died Nov. 22, 1912, at her home near Dale. She was born in Canada in 1844, was united in marriage to George Freeman and with him in the year 1878 moved to Tobacco township, Gladwin county, where she since resided until death called her. At the time they came here there were only two families in this part of the county, they being James Dow's and Charles Robinson's.

This country was a dense forest with no roads nor bridges, only trails. After about eight years her husband died, and she was left with a family of small children to support. She never became discouraged but braved the hardships of a life in a rew country, and made a home for her dear ones.

She had always experienced unusual good health until about two years ago when she became afflicated with cancer of the breast. Everything was done to effect a cure but this seemed impossible. She suffered untold agony for a long while before her death, but bore it all so patiently, always being so kind, and trying to avoid being any burden to those caring for her.

She leaves to mourn the loss, an aged mother, Mrs. Smith of Genesee, a brother, Peter Smith of Genesee, one daughter, Mrs. Jane Wagoner of Dale, five sons, George, Eugene, and Garfield of Dale and Lee and Solon of Strong, Mich., and a host of friends. The funeral was held at Dale hall Sunday, Nov. 24, Rev. Turner officiaiting. Interment in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-05/1912 Column - 3 Page - 1

RUTH E. (ROBINSON) FREEMAN (22 MAY 1886 - 10 FEB 1980)

 

Mrs. Ruth E. Freeman, 93, of 4049 Wagner Rd., Beaverton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Midland Hospital Center following a short illness. Born in Flushing on May 22, 1886, she came to Gladwin County in 1902. Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church. She was married to Eugene Freeman Sr. on June 7, 1905, in Tobacco Township. He preceded her in death January 10, 1972.

Surviving are one son, Eugene Jr. of Beaverton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruey Blades of Beaverton and Mrs. Cecil (Rhoda) Cole of Midland; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hatch officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-13/1980 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ESTHER (RINGLER) FRENCH (28 NOV 1861 - 24 JUNE 1950)

SERVICES HELD FOR BILLINGS RESIDENT

 

Mrs. Esther French, 88, passed away at her home in Billings on Saturday, June 24. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Dale Methodist church with the Rev. Donald Sailor officiating. Burial made in the Dale cemetery. Mrs. French was born in Ontario, Canada on November 28, 1861 and came to Gladwin County 54 years ago, from Huron County. Her husband, Nelson French passed away on September 6, 1918.

Surviving are five sons, Charles, of Carter, Wisconsin, William and Herbert, of Beaverton. John, of Detroit and Elmer, of Midland; four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Randall, of Kinde, Mrs. Ida Fairchild, of Beaverton, Mrs. Hattie Crow of Wayland, Mrs. Meda Fauter, of Bay City and Mrs. Edna Reinbold, of Flint; one sister, Mrs. Sue Carnigan of Chase; also 35 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. One son, Nelson, preceded his mother in death in 1911.

Her grandsons acted as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record datd 06-28/1950 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

HENRY FRENCH (9 MAY 1843 - 31 DEC 1916)

FRENCH.--Henry French died Dec. 31, 1916, at his home in Tobacco township, at the age of 73. He had resided in Tobacco many years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son, five brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held at the Dunkard church. Burial in Dale. Gladwin County Record dated 01-11/1917 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

HERBERT FRENCH (7 JUNE 1891 - 9 JULY 1967)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR HERBERT FRENCH

 

Herbert French, 76, of Clare County, died Sunday at the Midland Hospital after a long illness. Born in Huron County on June 7, 1891, he had lived in Tobacco Township 69 years. The past year he had resided in Clare. Mr. French was a retired Dow employee and a veteran of World War I. He was married to Bessie Dalton on Nov. 22, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Vivian Shaffer of Newhall, Calif., Mrs. Lillian Wyman, Midland, Mrs. Maxine Kock, Chanute, Kan., Mrs. Laverne Hitsman, Midland, and Mrs. Marian Rooker of Edenville; three sons, Leonard and James of Beaverton and Clark of Mt. Pleasant; three brothers, Charles of Wisconsin, Jack of Florida and Elmer of Midland; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Fairchild, Beaverton, Mrs. Hattie Crow, Grand Rapids, Mrs. Meda Sauter, Bay City and Mrs. Edna Rhinebolt, Swartz Creek; 28 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Randall Roose officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery. The Hall Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 07-12/1967Column - 5 Page - 1

 

LINNIE JANE (SMITH) FRENCH (15 OCT 1902 - 18 JAN 1956)

HOLD RITES FOR MRS. FRENCH

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Herbert French, 53, were conducted Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Earl Atkinson. Interment was made in the Dale cemetery. Linnie Jane French, the daughter of Percy and Clara Smith, was born October 15, 1902 in Bay City. On December 23, 1920, she was married to Herbert French. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Vivian Shaffer of Californina, Mrs. Maxine Koch of Kansas, Mrs. Lillian Wyman and Mrs. Lavern Hitsman of Midland and Mrs. Marion Rooker of Edenville; three sons, Leonard of Midland, James and Clark at home; thirteen grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Belle Gross of Millington, Mrs. Mildred Carns of Texas, Mrs. Lila Green and Mrs. Dorothy Marcum of Detroit; and one brother, Leonard Smith of Florida.

Pallbearers were Clair McKimmy, Harlan Quillet, Chris Leuenberger, Fuhrman Tremaine, Ray Wentworth and Lloyd Brushaber. Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1956 Colum - 5 Page - 1

 

NELSON FRENCH (4 JULY 1854 - 6 SEP 1918)

 

FRENCH---Nelson French died at his home in Tobacco township, Gladwin county, Michigan, Sept. 6, 1918, aged 64 years, 2 months, 2 days. Mr. French was born in St. Clair county, Mich., July 4, 1854, and was married to Miss Esther Ringler at Big Rapids, Mich., Dec. 25, 1878. To this union were born eleven children, all of whom excepting one survive their father.

Mr. French leaves to mourn his loss his widow and ten children, viz: Mrs. Carrie Randall of Kinde, Mich., Charles French and William French of Beaverton, Mrs. Ida Derrick of Detroit, Herbert and John at Camp Custer, Mrs. Hattie Arnold of Collinwood, Tenn., Elmer, Meda and Edna at home; ten grandchildren, besides four sisters and three brothers.

Services were conducted by Rev. R. C. Mitts Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-12/1918 Column - 4 Page - 5

SYLVA MAE (SNYDER) FRENCH (23 NOV 1886 - 17 DEC 1928)

Mrs. Sylva Mae, wife of William French of Midland, died Dec. 17 at the age of 42 years and 23 days, following an illness of only one week from scarlet fever. The deceased was a daughter of Andrew and Julia Snyder of Tobacco township, Gladwin county. She was born in Lyons, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1886. The greater part of her life was spent in Gladwin county. Dec. 25, 1910, she was united in marriage to William French in Beaverton.

She leaves to mourn her death her husband, two sons, Wellington and Everett, one daughter, Muriel of Midland, mother and father, four brothers, Clarence, Welcome, Hobart and Theodore, all of Beaverton, three sisters, Mrs. Eva Cox of Detroit, Myrtle of Flint and Elizabeth of Saginaw, and a host of friends.

The interment service was held in the Dale cemetery in Tobacco township last Thursday afternoon, Rev. A. J. Preston of Beaverton, officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1928 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

WELLINGTON N. FRENCH (14 AUG 1911 - APRIL 1946)

 

FORMER BEAVERTON MAN ENDS LIFE

 

The body of Wellington N. French, 34, of Sanford, was found early Sunday morning by a neighbor in a field near his home. Coroner A. H. Bradley, of Midland, said that French had ended his own life by firing a charge from a 20-gauge shotgun into his head Sunday morning about 3:40 o'clock. Bradley, who ruled death a suicide and said that no inquest would be held, declared that no motive had been found for French's action. No members of his family or his neighbors reported hearing the shot.

French was born Aug. 14, 1911, in Gladwin county, and had resided in Sanford for the past five years. Surviving are his widow; Laverne; three children, Larry, Jo-Anne and Jeanne, all at home; his father, William French, of Beaverton, a brother, Evert; and a sister, Muriel, both of Midland. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Dale Methodist church and burial was in the church cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-01/1946 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

WILLIAM FRENCH (1 SEP 1884 - 3 AUG 1966)

 

ARTHUR WILLIAM FRUCHEY (22 JULY 1913 - 6 SEP 1996)

 

Arthur William Fruchey, 83, of Beaverton, died Friday, Sept. 6, 1996 at his home following a long illness. Born July 22, 1913 in Gladwin County, he was a lifetime resident of the county. Mr. Fruchey was employed by Consumers Power Co. in Midland and retired in June 1973 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 453 in Beaverton. Mr. Fruchey married the former Mae M. Bardwell May 27, 1933 in Clare County.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Wayne and wife Marlene of Beaverton; one daughter, Norma and husband Roger Johnson of Essexville; one sister, Evelyn Overfield of Beaveton; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton chapel. The Rev. David Stewart officiated and burial was in the Dale Cemetery, Tobacco Township. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Midland or Gladwin hospice organization. Gladwin County Record dated 09-11/1996 Column - 1 Page - 7

MAE M. (BRADWELL) FRUCHEY (10 MAY 1915 - 31 AUG 1997)

 

Mae M. Fruchey, 82, of Beaverton, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Gladwin. Born May 10, 1915 in Beaverton, she lived in Beaverton most of his life. The former Mae Bardwell married Arthur W. Fruchey, May 27, 1933 in Clare County. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1996. She had been employed by S. S. Kresge Company in Midland, retiring in 1975 after 20 years. She was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church in Beaverton.

She is survived by one son, Wayne and wife Marlene of Beaverton; one daughter, Norma and husband Roger Johnson of Essexville; two sisters, Ruth Bradley of Gaylord and Eva Rowe of South Haven; two sisters-in-law, Norma Bardwell of Kalispell, Mont. and Evelyn Overfield of Beaverton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel with the Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Dale United Methodist Church or Gladwin Hospice. Gladwin County Record dated 09-03/1997 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

ARNOLD D. FRY (15 SEP 1938 - 8 JULY 1984)

 

CLARENCE N. FRY (6 MARCH 1919 22 OCT 2011)

 

Clarence N. Fry, 92, of Beaverton, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at MidMichigan Gladwin Pines.

Clarence was born March 6, 1919, to the late William A. and Ida (Harmeier) Fry. He was first employed with

Dow Chemical Company in Midland and later went to work for General Motors Buick Motor Division in Flint,

Michigan, which is where he retired from, and was a member of U.A.W Local 599. He married the former Helen

M. McKimmy on June 1, 1947, at Beaverton Church of the Brethren. She preceded him in death June 17, 2003, after 56 years of marriage. Clarence enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.

 

He is survived by his two children, Neil C. (Karen) Fry of Saginaw and Ida May (Fry) Bates of Beaverton; five grandchildren, Michelle Fry, Sarah Dennis, Jennifer Fry, Neil David Fry and Rosemary Fry; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Stella Brushaber of Beaverton and Carol Grice of Midland. He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Helen; five brothers, Elmer, Melven, Marvin, Louis and Ervin; three sisters, Irene Parker, Evelyn Smith and Geraldine Jeska.

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 from 1-9 p.m. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Beaverton. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Tobacco Twp. (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton. In lieu of flowers, the family request consideration to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society

 

ETHEL LUCILLE (FARROW) FRY (29 MAY 1912 2 JULY 1949)

 

Services Held for Former Resident

 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Ethel L. Fry, July 4, at 10 a. m. at the Gephart Funeral Home in Bay City, and at 2:30 p. m. at the Dale Methodist church. The Rev. Donald Sailor officiated and

burial was made in the Dale cemetery.

 

Ethel Farrow Fry, 36, died in General hospital, Bay City, after a six months illness. She was born

to William and Hattie Farrow, on May 29, 1913, in Gladwin county, and married Elmer E. Fry, also of Gladwin county, 12 years ago. A member of the Beaverton Methodist church, she had resided in Bay City the past nine years.

 

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Arnold and Jerry, and two daughters, Jeanette and

Darlene, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Hattie Farrow, of Beaverton; four brothers, Lyle, Cecil and

George, all of Gladwin, and William Farrow, of Beaverton; four sisters, Mrs. Jessie Perry, Mrs.

Hattie Stroman and Miss Thelma Farrow, all of Beaverton, and Mrs. Bertha Dumont of Flint. Gladwin County Record dated 7-27/1949 Column 7 Page 1.

HELEN MAXINE (MCKIMMY) FRY (9 JAN 1922 - 17 JUNE 2003)

 

Helen M. Fry, 81, of Beaverton, died Tuesday, June 17, 20003, at Tender Care Nursing Home-Clare, after a long illness. She was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County, Hazel was born Jan. 9, 1922 to Clayton & Hazel (Smith) McKimmy in Beaverton. After graduation from school she took a job in Detroit for the Defense Industry during WWII. Hazel married Clarence Fry on June 1, 1947 in Beaverton. She was a member of the Beaverton Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her husband Clarence; son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Karen Fry of Flint; daughter and son-in-law, Ida and Roy Bates of Beaverton; grandchildren Michael Fry, Sarah Dennis, Jennifer Fry, Neil D. Fry and Rosemary Fry all of Flint; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Mildred King, Alice Mayer, Margaret Pietras, Iola Whitehead, June Havens and May Covey. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, John, Ron, Howard, Herbert and Milford; and sister Murielle.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday noon until 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton 48624, 989-435-9841. Funeral services will be held at the Beaverton Church of the Brethren in Beaverton on Friday, June 20, 2003 at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Glasscock officiating. Burial will take place in the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Beaverton Church of the Brethren-Building fund.Gladwin County Record 06/18/2003 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

JULIUS B. FRY (ABT. 1889 - 30 MARCH 1973)

 

Julius B. Fry, 82, of Beaverton, a retired tool dresser for Sun Oil Co., died Friday, March 30, at the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Findlay, Ohio, he was a resident of Gladwin County from 1927 to 1940 and from 1959 to his death. Mr. Fry was a life member of the Beaverton Masonic Lodge. He and the former Myrtle O. Shively were married January 29, 1918, in Findlay. She died October 1, 1961. Survivors are one niece, Mrs. Don Woodward of Findlay.

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton with Elder Harold Keeley officiating and burial was in Dale Cemetery. A Masonic service was held Sunday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 04-04/1973 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

MYRTLE OLA (SHIVELY) FRY (1888 - 1 OCT 1961)

 

RITES TODAY FOR MRS. MYRTLE FRY

 

Mrs. Myrtle Ola Fry, 73, of Beaverton, died suddenly on Sunday at Clare. Born in Hancock County, Ohio on Sept. 7, 1888, the former Myrtle Shivley was married to Julius Fry on Jan. 29, 1918. They was residents of Beaverton from 1927 to 1940 and then moved to Detroit where they lived until 1959 when they moved back to Beaverton. Mrs. Fry was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars and the Beaverton Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Julius; and one brother, Ora Shivley, of Findley, Ohio. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Aaron Hyde will officiate and burial is in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record datd 10-04/1961 Column - 4 Page - 1

VIRGINIA DARE FURETSON (1916 - 1973)

 

SARAH J. FURRY (14 NOV 1834 - 7 OCT 1920)

 

MRS. SARAH FURRY

 

Mrs. Sarah Furry was born in Franklin county, Virginia, Nov. 14, 1834, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. M. Stern, in Tobacco township, Thursday, Oct. 7, 1920, in her 76th year. Funeral services were held at the Brethren church, Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m., Rev. George Killian officiating. Interment in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-14/1920 Colum - 3 Page - 1

 

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DOROTHEA I. GARVER (29 AUG 1931 - ?)

 

ROBERT V. GARVER (16 FEB 1932 - 9 DEC 1998)

 

Robert V. Garver, 66, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998 at home in Tobacco Township, after a short illness. Born Feb. 16, 1932 in Clare County, he lived in Gladwin County since 1994 and previously lived in Bellville. Robert married the former Dorothea Smith, May 29, 1954 in Houghton Lake. He was a veteran. Robert worked for Federal Screw Works in Romulus as a mill wright operator.

Besides his wife he is survived by four daughters, Denise and husband Domnic Fratangelo of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Arlene Garver, and Cathy Ehgotz, both of Hartland, and Robin and husband Daniel Clemons of Linden; one son, Guy Steve and wife Velvet of Fowlerville; six brothers; five sisters; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, and one sister.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery, Beaverton with Nial Abbott officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-16/1998 Column - 2 Page - 2

JOHN W. GILLIS (11 JUNE 1830 - 11 SEP 1886)

TOBACCO

John Gillis, aged 56 years and 3 months, died Saturday night, of inflammation of the kidneys. He moved here in December last, and leaves a wife to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held Monday, Rev. A. Robinson officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 09-17/1886 Column - 1 Page - 8

 

TAMMY M. (McLANE) GILMAN (2 DEC 1967 - 2 AUG 1993)

 

Tammy M. Gilman, 25, of 4920 Peterson Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, of injuries received in an automobile accident on Curtis Rd. in Warren Township of Midland County. She was born in Pontiac Dec. 2, 1967, and moved to Gladwin County in 1972, from Linden. She was a motor route carrier for the Saginaw News. The former Tammy McLane, she was married to John Gilman Sr. on Aug. 4, 1990, in Beaverton.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Rebecca VanBuskirk of Coleman; her father and step-mother, Tom and Linda McLane of Fenton; her grandmother, Leona McLane of Clarkston; a step-son, John Jr.; 3 brothers, Richard Patsey and Donald Patsey of Flint and Terry Patsey of Beaverton; and 3 sisters, Carol Luark and Leona Haggart of Coleman and Barbara Orbis of Clare.

Services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. The Rev. Wesley Hoggard officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-11/1993 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

MARGUERITE P. GLANN (5 FEB 1907 - 24 SEP 1996)

 

CLARA L. (BOALS) GLIDDEN (7 AUG 1896 - 14 MAY 1990)

 

Clara L. (Glidden) Farley, 93, of 3750 E. Monroe, Durand, died Monday, May 14, 1990, in the Durand Convalescent Center after a long illness. Born in Bear Lake, Aug. 7, 1896, she lived most of her life in Flint. She moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1959 and to Durand in October 1989. Mrs Farley was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, church pianist, a member of the Ladies Aid Society and worked with children of the church. The former Clara Smith, she was married to Waldo Glidden in 1919 in Flint. He died in 1952. She then married Claude Farley in 1956 in Flint and he died in 1978.

Surviving are one son, Arnold of Vassar; one daughter, Mrs. James (Virginia) Reeves of Flushing; a step-son, Dale Farley of Dalton, Ga.; 2 step-daughters, Mildred Riley of Rice Lake, Wisc. and Waneta Cuhel of Denver, Colo.; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rites will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Elder Douglas Carlson will officiate and burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Visitation is after 1 p.m. today, Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 05-16/1990 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

CLARENCE HARTWILL GLIDDEN (28 FEB 1885 - 16 MARCH 1959)

 

CLARENCE GLIDDEN DIED SUDDENLY

 

Clarence H. Glidden, 74, died suddenly Monday at his hom in Beavertn. He was born in Billings Township on February 28, 1885 and in 1910 was married to the former Miss Queen Oliver, who survives him. They farmed in Tobacco Township until 1948. Mr. Glidden was well-known throughout the county as a purebred horse breeder.

Survivors besides his wife, are: a daughter, Mrs. Vera McKimmy, of Midland; two brothers, Charles, of Holly and Harvey, of Detroit; two grandchildren, Mrs. Carol Yost, of Beaverton, and Donald Wagar, of Midland; and four great grandchildren. A brother Waldo preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, Beaverton. The Rev. Carl Hilbert will officiate and burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-18/1959 Column - 3 Page - 1

ELZADA (HARRIS) GLIDDEN (8 OCT 1861 - 28 DEC 1927)

 

Elzada Harris was born Oct. 8, 1861, in Dayden township, Lapeer county, Mich., and departed this life Dec. 23, 1927, being 66 years, 2 months and 15 days of age. She moved to Edenville township, Midland county, with her parents at the age of four years, being among the early settlers of that township. She was married to Enoch Glidden Sept. 6, 1883, moving to Gladwin county in the spring of 1884 and has since been a resident of this county. To this union were born five children: Clarence Hartwell Glidden of Tobacco township, Gladwin county; Waldo Avery Glidden of Flint; Charles Comstock Glidden of Bay City; one daughter, Winnie Glidden, who died at the age of 10 months; Harvey Knox Glidden of Chicago, Ill.

She was a devoted Christian, having been a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church for about 40 years. She has been a patient suffering for the last four years of sugar diabetes. She was willing to go and was listening for the final summons of the faith that she will meet her Saviour in the morning of the first resurrection, and will be able to say, "This is my Saviour, I have waited for Him." It can well be said she was a true wife who loved her home and family, always mindful of good counsel to her boys, and was loved most by those who knew her best. She leaves to mourn her husband, four sons, two sisters, three brothers and a host of friends.

"HER MOTTO"

" I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now, let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. " Gladwin County Record dated 12-29/1927 Column - 4 Page - 4

ENOCH H. GLIDDEN (16 SEP 1861 - 13 FEB 1931)

 

Enoch Glidden died at the General hospital, Bay City, at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1931, of flu. Mr. Glidden, who was living with his son, Harvey K. Glidden, was apparently well and able to attend to his work until last Thursday, when he was taken ill and retired to his bed. Early Friday morning he got out of bed and tripped over a chair, breaking his arm at the elbow. He did not improve and was taken Monday to the General hospital at Bay City, where he died shortly after midnight. His body was brought to Gladwin lated Tuesday afternoon.

Enoch Glidden was born Sept. 16, 1861 in Maine. He came to Gladwin in the early, 80's worked in the lumber camps 20 years, later taking up farming and real estate. He was married Sept. 6, 1883, to Miss Elzada Harris at Edenville. Five children, Clarence Hartwill Glidden of Tobacco township, Charles Comstock Glidden of Bay City, Waldo Avery Glidden of Flint, one daughter Winnie who died at the age of 10 months, and Harvey Knox Glidden of Gladwin, were born to them.

Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church at Beaverton this afternoon at 2:30, followed by burial at Dale cemetery beside Mrs. Glidden, who died Dec. 23, 1927. He was a sincere and devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. Gladwin County Record dated 01-15/1931 Column - 5 Page - 1

HARVEY KNOX GLIDDEN, SR (26 AUG 1896 - 4 JULY 1962)

 

EX-BEAVERTON MAN VICTIM OF CAR ON BRIDGE

 

Funeral services for Harvey K. Glidden, 65, a former Beaverton resident, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home. Burial was in Dale Cemetery. Elder James Cunnington, of Lansing, officiated at the rites.

Mr. Glidden was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a car while fishing off a bridge over the Muskegon River in Roscommon County. Police said Glidden, his son, Harvey Jr., 26, and daughter-in-law, Evelyn, 19, were all struck at the same time. The young couple was taken to Mercy Hospital, Grayling with fractures and back injuries, police reported.

Mr. Glidden was born in Tobacco Township, Aug. 26, 1896, and was married to Marie Szatkowski in Bad Axe, June 30, 1920. A commercial photographer in Detroit, he retired 10 years ago and had since made his home at Houghton Lake. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Houghton Lake post of American Legion.

Surviving are his widow; one son, Harvey Jr., of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Chegar, Detroit; three grandchildren; and a brother, Charles, of Davisburg. Officers said the Gliddens were struck by a car driven by Lawrence E. Bruce, of Lansing, at 8:55 p.m. Bruce was driving south, police reported, and neared the bridge at the same time another auto, driven by Richard Slaught, of Houghton Lake, approached from the north. There wasn't room for both cars on the narrow span without hitting the three pedestrians, officers said. Gladwin County Record dated 07-11/1962 Column - 6 Page - 1

MARIE (SZATKOWSKI) GLIDDEN (20 MARCH 1899 - 22 APRIL 1974)

 

Mrs. Marie Glidden, 75, of Houghton Lake, died Monday, April 22, in a nursing home in Saginaw. Born in Poland on March 20, 1899, she moved to Roscommon County 22 years ago from Detroit. The former Marie Szatkowkski, she was married to Harvey Glidden on June 30, 1920, in Bad Axe. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1962.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jean Chegar of Saginaw; one son, Harvey Jr. of Detroit; and three grandchildren. Rites will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Burial will be in the Dale Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-24/1974 Column - 4 Page - 2

QUEEN L. (OLIVER) GLIDDEN (1 OCT 1888 - 7 JULY 1987)

 

Mrs. Queen L. Glidden, 98, of 118 Saginaw St., Beaverton, died Tuesday, July 7, in the Midland Hospital Center after a short illness. Born in Smith Creek, Gladwin County, Oct. 1, 1888, she had spent most of her life in Beaverton. Mrs. Glidden was a member of the Dale and Billings Ladies Aids and the Beaverton Senior Citizens. The former Queen Oliver, she was married to Clarence Glidden in 1910 in Beaverton. He preceded her in death March 16, 1957.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Vera McKimmy of Ludington; one brother, Jay Oliver of Beaverton; and 1 grandson; 6 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. A brother, James Oliver, 2 sisters, Bessie Bartlet and Pearl Fox and a granddaughter, Carol Yost, also preceded her in death. Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Beavertn Chapel. The Rev. Henry List officiated and burial was in the Tobacco Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Beaverton Senior Citizens Center. Gladwin County Record dated 07-15/1987 Column - 4 Page - 2

WALDO AVERY GLIDDEN (18 DEC 1886 - 31 OCT 1952)

 

FORMER RESIDENT'S RITES HERE

 

Waldo Avery Glidden, 66, former resident of Beaverton, passed away on Friday, October 31, at Hurley Hospital in Flint, following a four-day illness. Mr. Glidden was born December 18, 1886 in Tobacco township, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Glidden. He operated a livery stable in Beaverton and was a veteran of World War I. At the time of his death he was employed by the Allen Moving Company in Flint.

Surviving are his wife, Clara; one son, Arnold, of Flint; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Reves, of Flint; three brothers, Clarence Glidden, of Beaverton, Charles Glidden, of Pontiac and Harvey Glidden, of St. Petersburg, Florida; also two grandchildren.

A sister, Winnie, preceded her brother in death. Funeral services were held this morning at the Miller Funeral Home in Flint with the Rev. Judson Habenfeht officiating, with another service this afternoon at the Dale church. Burial will be made in the Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-05/1952 Column - 4 Page - 1

WINNIE GLIDDEN (1894 - 20 SEP 1895) {Infant child of Enoch & Elzada Glidden 10 months old}.

 

RANSOM H. GOODWIN (1856 - 1923)

 

AURAH (EARLY) GRANT (18 FEB 1871 - 09 MAY 1952)

 

Funeral services for Mrs. U.S. Grant, 81, of Beaverton, were conducted Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m. from the Dale Methodist church with the Rev. Henry Kreulen, of Bay City, officiating. Interment was in Dale cemetery. Mrs. Grant passed away Friday morning at her home in Beaverton, following a long illness. Aurah Early was born February 18, 1871, in Allen County, Ohio. In early youth she came with her parents to Barry County, Mich., near Woodland. There on October 17, 1891, she was married to U.S. Grant. Seven years later, in 1898, they came to Gladwin county, locating on a farm near Beaverton. Here they endured the hardships of pioneer life in clearing up a farm and building a home. Nine years ago, because of failing health, they left the farm and moved to Beaverton, where they have resided since. Last October the Grants celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Grant was a member of the Beaverton Presbyterian church and the Ladies Aid Society. She was a charter member of the Dale-Billings Aid Society and was always a faithful worker. Four children were born to them. Two, a daughter, Dorothy, and a son, Jess, preceded their mother in death. She is survived by her husband, U.S. Grant; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Paxton, of Beaverton; and a son, Charles Grant, of London, Ontario; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Werking of Lima, Ohio. Miss Ica Early of Peru, Indiana, and Mrs. Grace Potter, of Battle Creek; two brothers, Ira Early of Mt. Dora, Florida and C.D. Early, of Bellvue. Gladwin County Record dated 05-14/1952 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

MALE GRANT (1837 - 1917)

 

DOROTHY GRANT (1898 - 1901)

 

JACOB KENNETH JAKE GRANT (9 SEP 1915 - 15 JAN 2001)

 

Jacob "Jake" K. Grant, 85, of Beaverton, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 at home following a long illness. Born Sept. 9, 1915 in Beaverton, he was the son of John F. and Josephine (Leeth) Grant. He lived in Gladwin County most of his life. Jake married Marie Wagner, May 29, 1942 in Paradise, Ohio. He was a truck mechanic for Robinson Industries, retiring in 1972 after 28 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Ivan and wife Beverly of Beaverton and Terry and wife Judy of Utica; two daughters, Peggy and husband Terry Govitz of Gladwin, and Leta and husband Rick Painter of McMillan; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-granddaughter, Melanie Allor in 1996; one brother, William in 1963; and two sisters, Rachel Holycross in 1969 and Esther Moorman in 1945.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton with Rev. Henry List officiating. Military honors will be performed by the VFW Post 7303. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton.

 

JESSIE C. GRANT (1 JAN 1895 - 7 FEB 1925)

 

Jess C. Grant was born Jan. 1, 1895, in Woodland, Barry county, Michigan, and, died Feb. 7, 1925, at Saginaw Genral hospital, from peritonitis, aged 30 years, 1 month and 6 days. He was united in marriage to Leone Henry, July 22, 1922, and to this union were born two sons, Clyde, 23 months old, and Claud, 7 months old. Besides a wife and two sons he leaves to mourn a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Grant, a brother Charles, and sister, Mrs. Clifton Paxton, and many relatives and friends.

Mr. Grant was a member of the A.E.F. and served overseas 10 months in the 85th division. He was a highly respected neighbor and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 11, at Dale M.E. church, by Rev. H.B. Johnson, of Clare, and the American Legion. Burial in Dale cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-19/1925 Column - 2 Page - 4

LEROY ALBERT GRANT (26 OCT 1927 - 30 NOV 2004)

 

Roy Grant, 77, of Beaverton, died Nov. 30, 2004 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. He was born Oct. 26, 1927 to William and Laura (Conklin) Grant in Beaverton and he was a lifelong resident of Gladwin County. He worked as an instrument man at Dow Chemical. He was a member of Local 85 and worked as a pipefitter, retiring from Johnson Control in Saginaw. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. He married Vi Gunderman on June 6, 1950 in Angola, Indiana. She survives him.