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ROSEMARY C. ABBOTT (13 JUN 1935 - 15 SEP 2001)

Rosemary C. Abbott, 66, of Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin following a long illness. Born June 13, 1935 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Patrick and Margaret DeSantis. She lived in Gladwin County since this year and previously lived in Whitmore Lake. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her mother, Margaret DeSantis of Warren; two sons, Patrick and wife Diane of Gladwin, and Gerald and wife Alice of Abbott, Fla.; three grandsons, Anthony Abbott of Gladwin, Jerry Abbott of Florida, and Jason and wife Angie Porter of Novi; one granddaughter, Lorianne and husband Jason Butler of N.J.; one great-granddaughter, Courtney Porter of Novi; two brothers, George and wife Diane DeSantis of St. Clair Shores, and Charles and wife Darlene DeSantis of Warren; two sisters, Barbara and husband Leslie Trelfa of Allenton, and Jannett and husband Dennis Jazwiecki of Maumee, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Annes Catholic Church in Edenville with Deacon Frank Alex officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family. Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

GEORGE W. ACKER (7 FEB 1923 - 13 DEC 1981)

 

George W. Acker, 58, of Kalkaska, died Sunday, Dec. 13, at his home after a long illness. Born in Big Rapids February 7, 1923, he received his B.S. degree from Central Michigan University in 1950 and his masters from the University of Michigan in 1952. Mr. Acker taught at Wolverine and Gaylord for four years each and Van Dyke School in Warren for 22 years until retiring in January, 1979. He also taught at South Macomb Community College. He was a veteran of World War II and moved to Kalkaska three years ago. Mr. Acker and the former Mary A. Leonard were married November 22, 1947, in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, George of Coloma, Michael of Charlevoix and Jon a student at CMU: a brother, Andrew of Big Rapids; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Bloxsom of Acme and Mrs. Geraldine Bloxsom of Traverse City; and 2 granddaughters.

The body was cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Donald Bates officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Gladwin County Record dated 12-16/1981 Column - 6 Page - 2

 

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DONNA LUCILLE (CARBENO) ADAMETS (3 JULY 1914 3 JAN 2002)

 

Donna Adamets, 96, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Edna Maes Country Leisure Living. Born July 3, 1914 in Gladwin County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Bruner) Carbeno. Donna married Frank Adamets, Aug. 6, 1932. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1972. She worked for many years at Schwagers Department Store and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Ann and husband Norman Linton of Gladwin and Jean and husband Edwin Demsky of Midland; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Carbeno of Gladwin; and one sister, Ruth Grice of Gladwin. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

 

A funeral liturgy was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

FRANK A. ADAMETS (15 JAN 1912 10 DEC 1972)

 

FRANK ADAMETS

 

Frank Adamets, 60, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Dec. 10, in Ford Hospital, Detroit, after a long illness. Born in Uniontown, Pa., on Jan. 15, 1912, he came to Gladwin County in 1918, at the age of six. Mr. Adamets was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a carpenter employed by Wolverine Camper Co. and was a fomer deputy sheriff and city police officer. He was married to the former Donna Carbeno on Aug. 6, 1932, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jean Demsky of Midland and Mrs. Ruth Ann Linton of Detroit; two brothers John of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Joseph of Midland; one sister, Mrs. Helen DeBois of Gladwin; and five grandchildren.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. A rosary will be said tonight, Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-13/1972 Column 3 Page 2.

 

MARIA A. (SVATEK) ADAMETS (19 DEC 1876 - 17 JAN 1959)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. ADAMETS

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m.. at Sacred Heart Church for Mrs. Meri Adamets, 82, of Buckeye Township, who died on Saturday after a short illness. Rosary was said at the Miner Funeral Home Monday evening at 8 p.m. and burial was in Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. George Artman officiated.

 

The former Miss Meri Svatek, was born in Czechoslovakia on Dec. 19, 1876, and was married there in 1895 to Charles Adamets. They came to Oliver, Pa. in 1907, and to their farm in Buckeye Township in 1921. Mr. Adamets died in 1945.

 

Surviving are four sons, John and Charles, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joseph, of Midland and Frank, of Gladwin; three daughters, Mrs. Rose Bell of Chicago, Mrs. Marie McKenna of Cannonsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Helen DeBois of Gladwin; one brother Michael Svatek of Midland, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. Gladwin County Record dated 1-23/1959 Column 3 Page 1.

 

CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMETZ (28 NOV 1874 26 JULY 1945)

 

CHARLES ADAMETZ SERVICES HELD

 

Charles F. Adametz, 71, died at his home in Buckeye township, on Thursday July 26. He has been a resident of Gladwin county for the past 24 years, previously he lived in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

 

Mr. Adametz was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, on November 28, 1874, and was later married to Maria Svatek, who survives him together with four sons, John and Charles of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Joseph of Midland and Frank of Gladwin; three daughters, Marie of Canonburgh, Pennsylvania, Rose of Chicago, Illinois and Helen of Gladwin; also ten grandchildren, one grandson, Charles R. McKenna is serving in the South Pacific. A daughter, Stephania Alice preceded her father in death.

 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, burial took place in Highland cemetery. Rev. Father K. E. McGinn officiated. The four sons and two sons-in-law acted as pallbearers at the services. Gladwin County Record dated 8-1/1945 Columnn 7 Page

CARL ADAMS (12 DEC 1919 - 17 MAY 1964)

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR CARL ADAMS

 

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Oberlin, for Carl Adams, 44, Sherman Township farmer, who died Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Rev. Ernest Muellere officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Born on Dec. 12, 1919, in Gladwin County, he was married to the former Nova Jean McIntosh on Mar. 1, 1951 in Gladwin. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church at Oberlin.

Survivors besides his wife, Nova Jean, are four daughters, Vickey Yvonne, Linda Sue, Tamela Janet and Pamela Janice; his father, Michael Adams Sr., of Gladwin; two brothers, Michael Adams Jr. and William Adams, of Gladwin; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Endert, of Gladwin and Mrs. Katherine Hemstreet and Mrs. Emma Myles, of Bay City. Gladwin County Record dated 05-20/1964 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

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BARBARA H. (TANK) ADOMEIT (8 MAY 1892 11 FEB 1955)

 

LONG ILLNESS TAKES MRS. ADOMEIT

 

Mrs. Barbara H. Adomeit, 63, of Sage Township, passed away Friday after an illness of several years. Barbara Tank was born in Tuscola County, May 8, 1892. She became the wife of Otto Adomeit on June 24, 1910 at Saginaw. They moved to Gladwin county about 12 years ago. Mr. Adomeit is employed at the Chappel Dam power plant.

 

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Otto, of Birch Run, Robert at home and Fred of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanora Rees of Houghton Lake and Mildred at home; also five grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. William T. Elliott officiating. Burial was in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-16/1955 Column 4 Page 1.

 

ROBERT J. ADOMEL (15 JULY 1915 - 30 JUNE 1993) (?)

 

MARK H. ALDRICH (1970 26 JUNE 1989)

 

Beaverton teen drowns Monday

 

A Beaverton teen drowned in the Tittabawassee River at Ridge Rd. Monday afternoon. Gladwin Sheriffs officers said Mark Howard Aldrich, 18, was swimming with 4 friends from the area when he dove off the old Secord Bridge into 10 feet of water about 2:30 p.m. Aldrich apparently was not a strong swimmer, deputies said. When he dove into water over his head, he was not able to swim back out to the shoreline,

authorities said. Other swimmers who were with him attempted to rescue Aldrich, but were unsuccessful, officers reported.

 

Authorities arrived at the scene within a few minutes and rescue attempts were made, according to Sheriff Terry Walters. Divers from the Midland County Sheriff's Department were called to assist and they recovered Aldrich's body at 3:56 p.m. Monday about 150 feet south of the old bridge. Aldrich was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. James Sullivan, county medical examiner. Authorities said the water temperature was 67 degrees and hypothermia was not a factor. Officers added they did not believe alcohol was involved.

 

Assisting deputies were the Gladwin Emergency Medical Services, the Midland County Sheriffs Department and a Gladwin DNR conservation officer. The incident remains under investigation

by Gladwin Sheriffs officers. This is the first swimming related fatality in Gladwin County this year.

Aldrich's obituary appears on page 2. Gladwin County Record dated 6-28/1989 Column 3 Page 1.

MARK ALDRICH

 

Mark H. Aldrich, 18, of 3031 McCulloch Rd., Beaverton, drowned Monday afternoon, June 26, 1989, in the Tittabawassee River. Born in Clare, Sept. 27, 1970, he had spent his lifetime in the county. He had attended Beaverton schools.

 

Surviving are his parents, Deborah Rydman of Beaverton and Michael Aldrich of Alger; one brother, Marty, at home; and his grandparents, Howard and Bessie Aldrich of Beaverton and Doris McClain of Gladwin.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen Skinner will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Visitation is after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Gladwin County Record dated 6-28/1989 Column 3 Page 2.

 

DAVID 'OLD DAY' ALDRIDGE (? - SEP 1889)

 

MAN FOUND DEAD

 

David Aldridge, familiarly known as "old Davy," who has been around town for some time past, spending a large portion of his time in dissipation, was found dead in Patterson's livery barn yesterday morning. He

hdbeen to Meredith the day before, indulging in somewhat of a spree, and on the way home fell from the rig several times, sustaining a number of bruises. An inquest is in progress as we go to press (Thursday afternoon). Gladwin County Record dated 09-13/1889 Column - 4 Page - 5

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DANIEL ALLEN (18 APRIL 1870 - 11 MARCH 1968)

 

COUNTY'S OLDEST MAN DIES

 

Daniel Allen, 97, of Gladwin City, died Monday, March 11, at a local nursing home. He had been in ill health for the past several years. Mr. Allen would have celebrated his 98th birthday next month. He was born April 18, 1870, in Grout Township and had lived his entire lifetime in Grout Township and Gladwin City. He was a retired farmer. At the time of his death, Mr. Allen was probably the county's oldest male resident. In 1961, during the Centennial Celebration, Mr. Allen was honored as the King of the Centennial, and his sister, the late Mrs. Nancy Dunn, was the Queen.

Survivors include a nephew, George Dunn of Gladwin; four nieces, Eva and Jennie Anderson and Pearl Veith, all of California, and Florence of Honolulu. Services were held today (Wednesday) at 1:00 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Briggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 03-13/1968 Column - 2 Page - 1

DOYAL GENE ALLEN (29 JUNE 1933 - 19 JUNE 1978)

 

Doyal Gene Allen, 44, f 1305 N. Spring St., Gladwin died suddenly Monday, June 19, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Paragould, Ark., on June 29, 1933, he came to Gladwin County a year and a half ago from San Jose, Calif. Mr. Allen was owner of the Greenbriar Village Mobile Home Park and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was married to the former Carlene Radford on August 21, 1971, in San Jose.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 7 children, Albert, Michael and Angela of Gladwin, Jeanette, Kim, John and Doyal of San Jose; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Allen of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Kenneth of Royal Oak and Ronnie of Utica; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Shelba VanKeighan of Ferndale, Mrs. Delores Hopkins of Madison Heights and Mrs. Jackie Townsend of Rochester.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-21/1978 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

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ALICE MARIE (HALE) ALLEN (4 MARCH 1913 17 JULY 1993)

 

ALICE ALLEN

 

Alice M. Allen. 80, of 4049 W. M-61. Gladwin, died Saturday, July 17, 1993, at her home. She was born in Clare County on March 4, 1913, and had spent most of her life in Gladwin County. She had worked at Ogden's Market, Goldberg's Department Store and O'Dell's Restaurant. Mrs. Allen was a member of St Paul's Episcopal Church and a past matron of White Clover Chapter O.E.S. The former Alice Hale, she was married to Ray Allen on Sept. 14, 1934, in Flint.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Duane (Beverly) Roberson of Gladwin; one brother, Rayfleld Hale of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Virginia Klosterman and Margie Krahner of Gladwin; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Gloria Roberson.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Robert Wollard

officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 7-21/1993 Column 4 Page 2.

 

RALPH R. "RAY" ALLEN, JR (3 NOV 1912 - 1 NOV 2001)

 

Ralph R. "Ray" Allen Jr., 88, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 at home following a long illness. Born Nov. 3, 1912 in Flint, he was the son of Ralph and Verlie (Eckler) Allen Sr. He lived in Gladwin County since 1942 and previously lived in Flint. Ralph married Alice (Hale), Sept. 14, 1934. She preceded him in death in 1993. He worked at the Gladwin Sheriffs Department and owned and operated Allens Radiator Shop in Gladwin. He was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Lodge.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Beverly and husband Duane Roberson of Gladwin; two granddaughters, Christy and husband Andy Gary and Michelle and husband Scott Evensen, all of Gladwin; two grandsons, Duane Jr. and wife Joan Roberson, and Ralph Roberson, all of Gladwin; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Miles of Mt. Morris; and two sisters, Maude Gardner of Mt. Morris and Elouise Adams of Fenton. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Gloria Roberson, his parents; three brothers; and two sisters.

 

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Rev. Mary Jo Schuetz officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

 

ROBERT L. ALLEN (20 APRIL 1932 - 10 AUG 2002)

WILBERT E. ALLEN (5 MARCH 1897 - 31 JAN 1971)

 

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO WILBERT ALLEN

 

Wilbert E. Allen, 73, of Butman Township, died at his home Sunday, Jan. 31, after a long illness. Born in Paulding County, Ohio, on March 5, 1897, he had lived in Gladwin County since 1902. He was married to the former Viola Edwards on March 26, 1923, in Detroit.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Bill, of Emmett, Robert, of Sarasota, Fla. and Max, of Bay City; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Pero and Mrs. Kathryn Wright, of Flint; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Grove, of Beaverton and Mrs. Murtie Cripps, of Gladwin; one brother, Carl, of Wisconsin; 14 grandchildren; 5 step-children and 9 step-grandchildren.

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Charles Allen officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 02-03/1971 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

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MELANIE JEAN ALLOR (5 JAN 1992 - 23 FEB 1996)

 

MELANIE JEAN ALLOR

 

Melanle Jean Allor, 4, of Washington, died Friday. Feb. 23. 1996 at St John Hospital in Detroit

following a long illness. Born Jan. 5. 1992 in Warren, she was a lifetime resident of Washington.

Surviving are her mother, Teri Jean (Grant) Allor of Washington; her father, Craig Allor of Ferndale;

2 sisters, Trina and Darla Allor, both of Sebewaing; her grandparents. Terry and Judy (Hoag) Grant of Utica; her grandfather, William Allor Sr. of Ferndale; and her greatgrandparents, Jake and Marie

Grant of Beaverton. She was preceded in death by her greatgrandparents, Robert and Mary Hoag.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel.

The Rev. Donald Potter will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-28/1996 Column 2 Page 7.

 

DENNIS WILLIAM ALWARD (11 NOV 1925 - 12 FEB 1951)

 

KILLED IN ACTION

 

PFC. DENNIS W. ALWARD

 

Pfc. Dennis W. Alward, 25, was killed in action in Korea, according to a telegram received Monday by his brother, Milton. Dennis had previously been reported missing since Feb. 12 and the message stated that he was killed on that day. It read as follows:

"The Secretary of the Army has asked me to express his deepest regret that your brother, Pfc. Dennis W. Alward, was killed in action in Korea, Feb. 12, 1951. He was previously reported missing in action the same date. Confirming letter follows. Ed F. Witsel, major general, U.S.A., adjutant general of the army."

A member of the Second Infantry Division, the family believes that Dennis was in the Wonju area when he lost his life. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Alward, of Sage township. Two brothers, Milton and Lawrence, of Gladwin, also survive him. Dennis was born in Sage township November 11, 1925. He attended the rural school there until entering the Gladwin Rural Agricultural School, and graduating in 1943.

He was discharged from the army in February, 1950 and placed on the reserve list but was recalled to service last October and sent to Japan Jan. 20. The next day he was flown to the Korean front. Dennis and his brother, Lawrence, operated a pulpwood business before re-entering service last fall. Gladwin County Record dated 03-28/1951 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

SOLDIER'S BODY IS COMING HOME

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Alward have been notified by the War Department that the body of their son, Pfc. Dennis William Alward, is enroute home from Korea. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon further advice from the War Department. Gladwin County Record dated 09-19/1951 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

RITES SATURDAY

 

PFC. DENNIS W. ALWARD

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at nine o'clock for Pfc. Dennis W. Alward, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Alward, of Sage Township. Dennis was killed in action while serving with the armed forces in Korea last February 12. His body has been brought back and will arrive in Gladwin Thursday. He is survived by his parents and two brothers, Milton and Lawrence, of Gladwin.

The Rosary will be read Friday evening at nine o'clock at the Hall Funeral Home and the services Saturday will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, under the auspices of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial will be made in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-17/1951 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

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ELIZABETH JANE (STEPHENS) ALWARD (16 FEB 1862 25 FEB 1935)

 

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 28, at the Evangelical church at Smith Creek for Mrs. George Alward, Sr., conducted by Rev. Charles H. Woods, followed by burial at Highland cemetery. Mrs. Alward died Monday evening, February 25, at her home in Sage township after an illness of nine years.

 

Elizabeth Jane Stephens was born February 16, 1862, near Richmond, Ontario, and was married February 9, 1880, to George Riley Alward at Houghton, Ontario. Four children were born to them, one daughter dying in infancy.

 

The Alwards came to Farwell, Michigan, in 1882, where they lived until 1887, when they came to Gladwin county and settled on their presence farm in Sage township. While a young woman she joined the Evangelical church, later transferring her membership to the Free Methodist church. She was a devoted Christian mother.

 

She is survived by one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Iva Wylie and Thomas E. Alward of Pontiac and George Alward of Smith Creek; five grandchildren, Norman and Evelyn Wylie, Milton, Lawrence and Dennis Alward; one sister, Mrs. Welsey Powers of Norwich, Ontario; and a brother, William Stephens, of Acme, Wash.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Alward, Mr. and Mrs. William Wylie, son Norman and daughter Evelyn of Pontiac; Joseph Pryor and daughter Gladys of Birmingham were here to attend the funeral. Pallbearers were Anselm and Basil Mitchell, Bert Wylie, Bernard White, Harry and Roy Watson. Gladwin County Record dated 3-6/1935 Column 4 Page 4.

 

GEORGE RILEY ALWARD (11 SEP 1856 - 2 MAY 1931)

 

George Riley Alward was born Sept. 11, 1856, in Walpole township, and departed this life May 2, 1931, after a very brief illness at his home in Sage township, Gladwin county. He was married Feb. 9, 1880, to Elizabeth J. Stephens of Houghton township, Baham county, Ontario.

 

He is survived by his wife and three children, Thos. E. and Iva M. Wylie of Pontiac and George W. at home; also by five grandchildren. Five brothers, one uncle and several cousins, nephews and nieces also survive him.

 

In 1882 he moved, with his family, to Farewell, Mich., where he resided until August, 1887, when he moved to Sage township, Gladwin county, where he spent the remainder of his life.

 

Funeral services were conducted from the Smith Creek Evangelical church by the Rev. G. W. Mustard at 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon, May 5. Burial at Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-7/1931 Column 2 Page 1.

 

GEORGE W. ALWARD (5 FEB 1884 - 24 MAY 1963)

 

RITES HELD FOR GEORGE ALWARD

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for George W. Alward, 79, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Sage Township on Friday. The Rev. Franz Ollerman officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Born in Farwell on Feb. 5, 1884, he was married to the former Hazel McGuire on Feb. 12, 1918 in Gladwin. A farmer, he had lived in Gladwin County 77 years.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two sons, Milton and Lawrence, of Gladwin; and a sister, Mrs. Iva Wylie of Drayton Plains. A son, Dennis, died in Korea in 1951. Gladwin County Record dated 05-29/1963 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

HAZEL ROSE (MCGUIRE) ALWARD (12 APRIL 1894 - 25 FEB 1974)

 

HAZEL R. ALWARD

 

Mrs. Hazel R. Alward, 79, of Gladwin, died Monday, Feb. 25, at the Gladwin Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Hamilton Township, Clare County, on April 12, 1894, she had spent all of her life in Gladwin and Clare Counties.

 

Mrs. Alward was a teacher in the Clare and Gladwin schools for about 30 years. The former Hazel McGuire, she was married to George Alward on Feb. 12, 1918, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1963.

 

Survivors include, two sons, Milton and Lawrence, both of Gladwin; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One son, Dennis, was killed in Korea. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. Alward is at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 2-27/1974 Column 4 Page 2.

 

HENRY AMMON (1834 - 6 AUG 1903)

 

Henry Ammon died in Sage township, Aug. 6, aged 68 years. He had resided in this county 24 years, and came from Ohio to Vassar 30 years ago. His wife died 25 years ago. There were four children, three of which are living, Lon and Will Ammon, of this county, and Clell Ammon, of the upper-peninsula. Funeral services will be held today. Gladwin County Record dated 08-07/1903 Column - 5 Page - 7

 

Henry Ammon departed this life Aug. 6, 1903, at 5:30 a.m., aged 68 years, 9 months and 10 days. Deceased was born in Holmes county, O. He enlisted in Co. C of the 67th regiment and served three years in the Civil War. After the war he united in marriage to Rachael Crosker, and three sons were born to the union, Clell, of the upper peuinsula, and Lon and Will, of Sage, Gladwin county, who were with him at his death. His first wife died in 1883, and in 1884 he married Amelia Huston. To this union wasborn one son, Barnie, who died at the age of 12 years. His second wife died at Port Huron five years ago. Since her death he spent the most of his time in Ohio, at the Michigan soldiers' home at Grand Rapids, and of the late with his son Lon, at whose residence he died. He was patient sufferer from the effects of rheumatism, which made him helpless. He was highly esteemed. Besides his sons, a sister, Mrs. Mary Croskey, of Ohio, mourn his loss. The body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery Aug. 7. Funeral service were conducted by Rev. O. F. Bulman.

 

"Dearest father, how we miss you

From around our circle here,

But we know that thou art circled

In the Saviour's home with care.

 

"Jesus took you from among us,

For what reason we know not;

But we know that we shall meet thee

In a home to part no more."

 

Source: Gladwin County Record dated 08-14/1903 Column - 2 Page - 1

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OLA DELL ANDERSON (5 JULY 1897 - 13 NOV 1960)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO OLA ANDERSON

 

Ola D. Anderson, 63, of Butman Township, died Sunday at Veteran's Hospital, Dearborn, following an illness of six weeks. He was born on July 5, 1897, in Chesaning and was married to the former Martha McMasters on August 22, 1918, in Detroit. A veteran of World War I, he had been a resident of Gladwin county 28 years operating a farm in Butman Township.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; three sons, Oscar and Arthur, of Gladwin, and Larry, of Beaverton; two daughters, Mrs. Iva Peck, of St. Claire Shores, and Mrs. Irene Kure, of Roseville; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Payne of Lapeer, Mrs. Lottie Hallett, of Davison, Mrs. Hazel Odle and Mrs. Ila Gill, of Flint; and fifteen grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry C. Hall will officiate and burial is in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-16/1960 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

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DONALD EDWARD ANDERSON (19 JAN 1930 - 24 APRIL 1995)

 

DONALD EDWARD ANDERSON

 

Donald Edward Anderson, 65, of Gladwin, died Monday April 24, 1995 at the Saginaw V.A. Hospital following a long illness. Born Jan. 19, 1930 in L'Anse, he resided in Gladwin since moving from Detroit in 1973. Mr. Anderson was employed as a carpenter until he retired in 1977. He was a member of the

Union Local 118 and the VFW. He married the former Edith Richards Sept. 22, 1922 in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Donny and wife Kim of Traverse City, Brian and wife Dawn of Lapeer, and James of Traverse City; 2 daughters, Joanne and husband David Connally and Joyce and husband Bill Jasewicz, all of Florida; his mother, Mable Anderson of L'Anse; one brother, Kenneth of

L'Anse; one sister, Margaret Dumpier of L'Anse; 8 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel with the Rev. David Cummings officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 5-3/1995 Column 1 Page 6.

 

JAMES T. ANDERSON (4 APRIL 1931 - 24 MAY 1961)

 

ANITA LOUISE (WAGNER) ANDREW (9 FEB 1902 - 24 NOV 1953)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. ANDREW

 

Mrs. Anita Louise Andrew, 51, passed away at the Midland Hospital on Tuesday morning, November 24. She had been in ill health for about one year and entered the hospital several days ago. Anita Louise Wagner was born in Detroit on February 9, 1902. She came to Gladwin with her parents 47 years ago and lived here since then, and was married to Curtis Andrew in June 1953 in Gladwin. She was a member of St. Johns's Evangelical Lutheran church and the Gladwin Golden Rod Rebekahs.

Surviving are her husband, Curtis Andrew; one daughter, Mrs. Bettie Coplin, of Houghton Lake; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wagner, of Sherman township; one brother, Edwin Wagner, of Roscommon; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Purtee, of Sherman township; also one grandson, Ronald Coplin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. E. C. Leyrer, of Clare, will officiate and burial will be in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-25/1953 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

MIRTIE M. (CAUGHILL) ANDREWS (21 SEP 1870 - 25 OCT 1892)

 

Mirtie M. Caughill was born Sept. 21, 1870, in Columbus, St. Clair county, Mich. On Dec. 24, 1890, she and Henry Andrews were united in marriage, since which time they have resided in Gladwin county. She died October 25 at her home in Gladwin. She left one son, a babe five months old. She was a true wife and kind mother. The funeral was held at the M. E. church and the remains interred in Highland cemetery, Rev. J. B. Durham officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 11-04/1892 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

CLIFFORD O. ANDRICKS (1907 21 APR 1953)

 

B. EMALINE (RINEHART) ANDRICKS (15 AUG 1908 - 6 APRIL 1990)

 

Emaline Andricks, 81, of 2825 Wieneke, Saginaw and formerly of Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, April 6, 1990, in the Saginaw General Hospital. Born in Gladwin, Aug. 15, 1908, she lived in Flint from 1930 to 1973 and Gladwin County from 1973 to 1989, when she moved to Saginaw. Mrs. Andricks was a teacher in the Carmen Ainsworth School District in Flint, until she retired in 1973 after 20 years. She was a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel; Golden Agers Club and the Rebekah Lodge 151. She received a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, in 1958. '

The former Emaline Rinehart, she was married to Clifford Andricks, June 28, 1930, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death April 21, 1953. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) Lerczak of Saginaw; one sisters, Mrs. Iva Lou Bowen of Gladwin; one brother Wilson Rinehart of Gladwin; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 04-11/1990 Column - 3 Page 2

 

RAYMOND E. ANGER (30 SEP 1897 12 AUG 1972)

 

Raymond E. Anger, 74, died at Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch, Sunday, August 12. He was born near Harrisville, in Alcona County, September 30, 1897, and came to Gladwin as a young man. In 1935 he went to Detroit, where he was employed as a yardmaster for Ford Motor Company. Retiring in 1963, he moved to Ogemaw County to make his home on M-30 south of West Branch. He was married to Georgia Daniels January 9, 1964, in Bay City.

 

Surviving are his wife, Georgia; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary Jane) Setzer of Gladwin; two step-daughters; and a step-son; 15 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren. A son, Arthur Anger, died in 1970.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Bryce officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. A Masonic memorial service was held Monday evening by the Gladwin Lodge F. & A. M. Mr. Anger was a member of the Olive Branch Lodge of Dearborn. Gladwin County Record dated 8-16/1972 Column 3 Page 3.

 

FRANCIS SHERMAN ANTCLIFF (4 APRIL 1931 24 MAY 1961)

 

Francis Sherman Antcliff was born April 4, 1931, in Pontiac and was married to the former Mary Baker in 1950. An employee of Dow Chemical Company, he lived his lifetime in Gladwin County. Survivors include his widow, Mary; a son, Douglas, and three daughters, Rosemary, Cheryl, and Laura, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Antcliff, of Gladwin; and two sisters, Mrs. Arlene Hammond, of Gladwin, and Marian, at home. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the R.L.D.S. Church in Beaverton. Elder Alva Pendleton officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-03/1961 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

EN 2 US NAVY

 

SHERMAN E. ANTCLIFF (30 JUNE 1895 - 26 FEB 1969)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR SHERAMN ANTCLIFF

 

Sherman E. Antcliff, 73, of Sage Township, died Thursday, Feb. 26, in Saginaw Veteran's Hospital after an illness of two months. Born in Clare County on June 30, 1895, he had resided in Gladwin County for 37 years. Mr. Antcliff operated the Gladwin News Agency for several years and was also a veteran of World War I. He was married to the former Clara A. Milmine of April 4, 1920, in Oakland County. She preceded him in death in June 1966.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Arlene Hammond and Marion Antcliff, borh of Gladwin; one sisters, Mrs. Rubie Hardenburg of New Port Richey, Fla.; 10 grandchilddren and one great grandchild. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. Elder Alvin Pendleton officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-05/1969 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

PVT US ARMY WWI

 

RALPH M. ANTHONY (17 MARCH 1905 11 MAR 1983)

 

RALPH ANTHONY

 

Ralph M. Anthony, 77, of 101 Chappel Dam Rd., Gladwin, died Friday evening, March 11, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Montreal, Can., on March 17, 1905, he moved to Detroit in 1923 and to Gladwin

County in 1977. He owned Marsh Equipment Co. in Detroit. Mr. Anthony married the former Delia Dersche in Toledo, Ohio, in 1927.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ralph Jr. of Rochester; 2 sisters, Mrs. Winifred Carpenter of Grosse Pointe and Mrs. Harriette Smith of Detroit; and 3 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-16/1983 Column 3 Page 2.

 

THERESA AGNES APARY (15 SEP 1876 10 OCT 1928)

 

MRS. STEPHEN APARY

 

Mrs. Thesera Agnes Apary, wife of Stephen Apary, was born in Austria-Hungary September 15, 1876 and died at her home at Winegars, Hay township, Gladwin county, October 10, 1928, aged 52 years and 25 days. In January, 1901, she was married to Stephen Apary. Mr. Apary left for America in May of the same year, and Mrs. Apary followed one year later. Mr. and Mrs. Apary settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where they lived until the spring of 1914, when they moved to Gladwin county and settled on their farm east of Winegars, where they have since resided.

 

Mrs. Apary was the mother of four children. Irene, who was burned to death in the burning of the Memorial school building in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1907; Mrs. Charles Kinyon of Winegars, and Goldie and Wilma at home remain to mourn the loss of a faithful and loving wife and mother. Mrs. Apary also leave's to mourn her a mother and five brothers, who live in Europe, besides other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Van Colen at the Church of the Sacred Heart Saturday morning, October 13, and the body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery.

 

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It appears that her maiden name was Terresa Kraterys, and her husband's name was Stanislaw - which is generally translated to English as Stephen. (This comes from an Ohio birth record for one of their children.) To find other spelling of the name check for records of the 172 students who died on March 4, 1908 at Collinwood Lakeside School fire in which Irene burned to death.

 

ARTHUR A. ARKWRIGHT (26 AUG 1868 - 28 MAY 1952)

 

Arthur A. Arkwright, 83, long-time resident of Buckeye township, died on Wednesday, May 28 at his home in Arbutus, following a long illness. Mr. Arkwright was born on August 26, 1868, at South Camden and married Miss Elma Smith at Columbia, Ohio on April 2, 1893. They came to Gladwin county in 1910 and have resided here since, with the exception of eight years, which they spent near Atlanta.

Surviving are his wife, Elma; two sons, Cecil , of Lewiston and Leland, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Wilson, of Battle Creek and Mrs. Ivel Dundas, of Arbutus; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Buckeye town hall on Saturday, with the Rev. Henry Kreulen, of Bay City and the Rev. Laurence Evoy, of the Highwood Free Methodist church, officiating, special music was by the Fromer sister. Burial was in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-04/1952 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

ELMA (SMITH) ARKWRIGHT (3 JUNE 1877 - 23 NOV 1965)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR ELMA ARKWRIGHT

 

Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Mrs. Elma Arkwright, 88, of Buckeye Township, who died Nov. 23, following a short illness. Born in Williams County, Ohio on June 3, 1877, she had resided in Gladwin County since 1910. The former Elma Smith, she was married to Arthur Arkwright on April 2, 1894, in Columbia, Ohio. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1952.

For many years Mrs Arkwright was correspondent for The Record writing the Arbutus community news. Surviving are two sons, Cecil, of Lewiston and Leland, of Otsego; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of Battle Creek and Mrs. Ivel Dundas, of Buckeye Township; two sisters, Mrs. Leatha Rhinehart, Midland, and Mrs. Libby Burlew, of Camden; 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 22 great great grandchildren. The Rev. Randall Roose officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-01/1965 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

ALLEN ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG (14 APR 1852 18 NOV 1929)

 

ALLEN A. ARMSTRONG

 

Allen A. Armstrong was born Apr. 14, 1852, in Louisville, N. Y. He came to Michigan over 50 years ago and was one of the pioneers in this section, having lived in Gladwin about 43 years. He was married in 1877 to Emojean Pierce at Marlette, Michigan. Two children were born to them, Floyd of Cambridge, Mass., and Blanche, who died at the age of four.

 

Mr. Armstrong became a Christian about ten years ago and maintained his faith to the end. He has been in failing health for several months and passed away at his home in Gladwin Nov. 18, 1929. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, one son, Floyd, one sister, Mrs. Maria Walker of Marlette, two grandchildren, Mrs. Bruce M. Bigelow of Providence, Rhode Island, and Lieut. Devere Armstrong in the Philipine islands. Besides he leaves six nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

 

Funeral services were held from the home and from the Methodist church Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21, 1929, Rev. Leroy M. Whitney, pastor of the church officiating. Mrs. Carrie Capling and Mrs. Eva Bender sang in the service, Crossing the Bar, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere and Abide With Me. The body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery.

 

The genuine sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved wife and other relatives. Those from out of town present for the services were: Mrs. Maria Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chard, Rufus Walker and Miss Verna Walker of Marlette; Mrs. David Cohoon of Midland; Ralph Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Paxton of Clare; Mrs. Bruce M. Bigelow of Providence, R. I. Their son, Prof. Floyd Armstrong, was unable to be present being at the present time in China on a trip around the world. Gladwin County Record dated 11-28/1929 Column 4 Page 1.

 

BLANCHIE ARMSTRONG (1883 22 MAY 1888)

 

ARMSTRONG.---In this village, Tuesday night, May 22, 1888, BLANCHE, daughter of Allan and Emma Armstrong, aged 4 years, of diphtheria. Gladwin County Record dated 05-25/1888 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

CATHERINE (SINCLAIR) ARMSTRONG (10 AUG 1891 - 2 JAN 1982)

 

Mrs. Catherine Armstrong, 90, of 946 W. Highwood Rd., Beaverton, died Saturday, Jan. 2, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Huron County on August 10, 1891, she came to Gladwin County in 1913. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Beaverton Presbyterian Church. The former Catherine Sinclair, she was married to William E. Armstrong March 27, 1913, in Elkston. He preceded her in death October 10, 1969. Surviving are 2 sons, William J. of Morrency and Ellis of Wauseon, Ohio; 2 daughters, Mrs. Curt (Alta) Lindenberg of Midland and Mrs. Emil (Nina) Lechner of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Etta McMellan of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Rachel Croft of Ohio, 11 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. One daughter, Mary H. Armstrong, also preceded her in death in 1936. Services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Aeron Davies officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-06/1982 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

EMOJEAN (PIERCE) ARMSTRONG (28 AUG 1858 6 APR 1949)

 

LONG-TIME RESIDENT PASSES AWAY

 

Mrs. Emojean Armstrong, 90, passed away at her home in Gladwin on Wednesday, April 6. Born in Almont on August 28, 1858, Emojean Pierce moved, with her parents, to Marlette in her early womanhood. There she met and, in September, 1877, married Allen Armstrong, who preceded her in death in 1929. They became the parents of two children, a daughter, Blanchie, who passed away in early childhood, and a son, Professor Floyd E. Armstrong, of Mt. Pleasant, who, with his wife, Ollive, survive her.

 

Emma Armstrong, as she was known to her many friends, came to Gladwin with her husband and children in 1885 and has lived here and in this vicinity for the 64 years since that date. For a number of years she conducted a millinery store and in 1903 she and her husband moved to a farm in Sage township, where they resided for about 25 years. Retiring in 1929, they returned to Gladwin, where she continued to live until her death.

 

She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and throughout her life in Gladwin was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving her, in addition to her son, are one grandson, Colonel DeVere Armstrong, now stationed in Tokyo, Japan; one granddaughter, Mrs. Bruce Bigelow of Providence, Rhode Island; one step-grandson, Wayne B. Wagar of Saginaw and two great grandsons; also four nieces, Mrs. David Cohoon of Midland, Mrs. Clarence Ferrell of Gladwin, Mrs. Verne Neal of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Carrie Deutsch of Seattle, Washington.

 

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 8, in the Methodist Church, with the Rev. John R. Scott officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 4-13/1949 Column 5 Page -1.

 

FLOYD E. ARMSTRONG (2 JAN 1879 27 OCT 1966)

 

RITES FOR FLOYD ARMSTRONG

 

Dr. Floyd E. Armstrong, 87, of 321 North Kinney Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Oct. 27, after a short illness. He was born in Marlette January 2, 1879, and was the son of Allen A. and Emojean Pierce Armstrong.

 

Funeral services for Prof. Armstrong were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Stinson Funeral Home. The interment was at Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.

 

Dr. Armstrong grew to manhood in the lumbering days of Gladwin where his father moved as a pioneer. He was educated in the public schools of the State, Central Michigan University and the University of Michigan, from which he received both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. Later, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Central Michigan University.

 

His early career was in public school teaching, his first school being a one-room country school to which he walked six miles both ways each day. Later, he taught in the grades and became superintendent of schools in Gladwin. He was elected county school commissioner in Gladwin County and served in that capacity for a number of years.

 

He withdrew from teaching for about five years to enter business. This business experience consisted of banking and retail merchandising.

 

Deciding that educational work offered the best avenue for the use of his abilities, he returned to that field and, to complete his preparation, entered the University of Michigan as an upper classman in 1912. Upon his graduation in 1914, he was appointed Instructor in Economics at the university, where he taught for four years.

 

In 1916, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the 27 years there, before his retirement in 1943, he advanced to the rank of full professor. He was the recipient of various distinctions and honors, and during his final year of residence at the institute, was chosen by his colleagues to be chairman of the faculty. Upon his retirement, he became Professor Emeritus of Economics and Finance.

 

The years in Cambridge offered opportunity for many excursions into other fields outside of teaching, while he carried on his regular work as Professor of Economics and Finance. He was lecturer at Bentley University, Boston University and at Harvard University. He took an active part in civic affairs, serving as a member of the Board of Governors and vice president of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. He was much in demand as a lecturer before service clubs and other organizations and frequently represented M.I.T. as a speaker at alumni gatherings in New York City and other places throughout the East. For a number of years he was one of the visiting civilian lecturers invited to speak before the Cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y. His years in the East brought Professor Armstrong many business contacts that broadened his understanding of the practical phases of the economic and political philosophy that he taught to his students.

 

He was for several years, until he retired, a member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Trust Company, oldest and largest bank in Cambridge. In that connection, his principal interest was in the Trust Department, where throughout his service he was a member of the Trust Committee, charged with the investment of very large sums of money. Thus, he combined in himself the theoretical training of a university professor and the pratical experiences of a man in business.

 

His principal work in the educational field was as teacher and lecturer, although he did some writing. Numerous articles and manuscripts on business and economic subjects came from his pen, and he was a co-author of a textbook, "The Economic Process."

 

Prof. Armstrong was a mmember of the Masonic Order, the Cambridge, Mass., Economy Club and the Puddingstone Club of Boston. After he took up residence in Mount Pleasant, he became a member of the Rotary, the Faculty Club of Central Michigan University and the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Career Advancement.

 

In August, 1903, he was married to Maude Parker, who died in June 1918. They had two children, Lois Armstrong Bigelow of Providence, Rhode Island, and Col. DeVere P. Armstrong, U.S.A., Ret. of Chattanooga, Tenessee. Mrs. Bigelow is the widow of Dr. Bruce M. Bigelow, vice president of Brown University and is now Assistant Dean of Admission at Pembroke College in Brown University. Col. Armstrong teaches history at the McCalla School in Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

In August, 1921, he was married to Ollive Bergey Wagar, the widow of Hugh A. Wagar. She died in Mt. Pleasant in December 1962. Prof. Armstrong is survived by a step-son, Wayne B. Wagar, who is a certified public accountant in Saginaw. In addition, he is survived by four grandchildren, Peter H. Armstrong of Washington D.C., Capt. Alan P. Armstrong of Fort Benning, Georgia, Lisa A. Wagar of Detroit, and Lois A. Wagar, a student at Pembroke College, and one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Jane Armstrong of Fort Benning, Georgia. Gladwin County Record dated 11-2/1966 Column -5 Pages 1 & 2.

 

MAUD (PARKER) ARMSTRONG (? - ?)

 

OLIVE (BERGEY) WAGAR ARMSTRONG (23 MAY 1884 18 DEC 1962)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. ARMSTRONG

 

Mrs. Floyd Armstrong, 78, died December 18 in Gladwin Nursing Home. Born Ollive Bergey on May 23, 1884 in Caledonia, Mich., she moved with her family to Mt. Pleasant in 1900. There she grew to womanhood and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and Central Michigan Normal School (now Central Michigan University).

 

She was married to Hugh A. Wagar in 1904 and with him came to Gladwin, where they operated what is now the Hall Drug Store until Mr. Wagars death in 1920. During those years she took an active part in the Womans Club (she was a charter member) and was also prominent in church circles, the Eastern Star and other organizations. Here, in 1905 her son, Wayne B. Wagar, now a Saginaw certified public accountant, was born.

 

In 1921 she was married to Professor Floyd Armstrong, formerly of Gladwin, and lived in Cambridge, Mass., until his retirement from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1943. From then until the time of her death she and Dr. Armstrong have made their home in Mt. Pleasant, where she has been prominent in university circles, the church and other civic and social groups.

 

Besides her husband and son, she leaves a step-son, Colonel DeVere Armstrong of Chattanooga, Ten., a step-daughter, Lois Armstrong Bigelow, of Providence, Rhode Island, and two granddaughters, Lisa and Lois Wagar.

 

Funeral services were held at the Stinson Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, the Rev. Kenneth Cutler officiating, and interment was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 12-26/1962 Column - 3 Page - 1.

 

HENRY CLAY ARNCE (11 MAY 1844 - 21 JULY 1920)

 

Clay Arnce died July 22, 1920, at the home of Alva Bush in Buckeye township, aged 76 years. Services were held at the Methodist church in Gladwin, Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. H. Cornelius, followed by interment in Highland cemetery. His son, Fred Arnce, and two daughters from Battle Creek were here at the funeral. Gladwin County Record dated 07-29/1920 Column - 5 Page - 5 {Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 07/21/1920. See Source Records}.

 

AUGUST ARNDT (20 MARCH 1867 - 4 MARCH 1939)

 

ROSALIA (SCHMIDT) ARNDT (14 OCT 1868 - 22 MAY 1925)

 

MRS. ROSALIA ARNDT

 

Mrs. Rosalia Arndt (Schmidt) was born Oct. 14, 1868, in Romok, Russia. In 1889 she accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal Saviour and followed him faithfully until he called her home. Thirty-four years ago she came to America, and settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was a member of the Erin Avenue German Baptist church for 24 years. Twelve years ago she came to Gladwin with her husband and daughter and joined the Round Lake German Baptist church. In 1892 Mr. and Mrs. Arndt were married and for 32 years and five months lived together in joy and sorrow. Over a year ago she became seriously ill and she had to go through great suffering, until the Lord released her on May 22, 1925, at the age of 56 years, 7 months and 8 days. One daughter preceded her to heaven. Mrs. Arndt is survived by her husband, one daughter, Ruth, and a step-brother and step-sister, besides a large circle of friends.

 

Services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church at Gladwin, Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. P. F. Schilling and his supply of Round Lake, and Rev. Stanley Thayer. A chorus of 10 men from the Roud Lake Baptist church furnished the vocal selections. Interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-28/1925 Column 5 Page 5.

 

JASON L. ARTHUR (28 JAN 1974 - 12 DEC 1999)

 

Jason L. Arthur, 25, of Coleman, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999 in Isabella County. Born Jan. 28, 1974 in Midland, he was the son of Richard and Connie (Balzer) Arthur. Jason was the valedictorian of Coleman High School, graduating in 1992. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1996 with a degree in chemical engineering, and was in his third year at the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine.

 

Surviving are his parents, Richard and Connie Arthur of Coleman; one brother, Rick of Coleman; two sisters, Tami and husband Brian Frederick of Hamilton, and Elizabeth Arthur of Coleman; grandparents, Clifford and Eva Arthur of Coleman and Mary Jane and William Butcher of Gladwin; one nephew, Alexander Frederick; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Coleman Wesleyan Church with Rev. Dave Cox officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the Coleman Wesleyan Church starting at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday). Memorials may be made to the family. OLaughlin Funeral Home in Coleman was in charge of the arrangements.

 

AMANDA J. (WOOD) ATCHINSON (2 NOV 1873 19 NOV 1951)

 

RITES FOR MRS. ATCHISON TODAY

 

Funeral services for Amanda Woods Atchison, 78, were held this afternoon from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. William Elliott of St. Paul's Episcopal church officiated and burial was made in Highland cemetery.

 

Mrs. Atchison was born on November 2, 1873 in Kent Ridge, Ontario, Canada. She was married to Frenk E. Atchison on December 25, 1894 in Gladwin and has lived here all the rest of her life. Mr. Atchison operated a drug store in Gladwin for many years. He died on July 6, 1924.

 

She passed away on Monday, November 19 at the Clare Convalescent Home. Surviving are on daughter, Mrs. Marion Kirby of Gladwin, one step-daughter, Miss Vera Atchison of Highland Park; two grandsons, Harry Kirby of California and Donald Kirby of Highland Park; also five great-grandchildren.

 

Pallbearers were Willard Walton, Glenn McClure, Clark Scrafford, Frank Hanna, Robert Greer, Glenn Wagar. Gladwin County Record dated 11-21/1951 Column - 2 Page - 1.

 

FRANK E. ATCHINSON (1 FEB 1861 - 6 JULY 1924)

 

PIONEER MERCHANT OF GLADWIN HAS PASSED AWAY

 

Death has taken another long time resident of Gladwin, Frank E. Atchinson, who passed away Sunday, July 6, after a gradual decline in health during several years past from sugar diabetes. Although his health had been gradually failing since appearance of the disease he had managed to attend his store until a few weeks ago,during which time he had been confined to his house in a critical condition.

Mr. Atchinson came to Gladwin in March 1883, to take charge of a drug store established at that time by Phil S. Matthews of Midland, and located in the building first occupied by the store of C. C. Fouch in 1877, in later years by D. Mills, and torn down a few weeks ago. He received his early training as a druggist in the store of the late Dr. Salisbury of Midland. After a few years in the employ of Mr. Matthews, he bought the stock of drugs of the latter, which had been placed in a new building adjoining to the west, later sold to T. G. Campbell and destroyed by fire, but previously having been occupied by several renters.

Frank E. Atchinson was born Feb. 1, 1861, at Wilson, N. Y. His parents moved to Ingersoll, Midland County, Michigan in 1866, and he lived there until coming to Gladwin. He was married to Lena Mae Foster in September 1887, who died June 13, 1891, leaving one daughter, Vera May, who still survives.

On Christmas Day, 1894, Mr. Atchinson married Amanda Wood, and one daughter, Marion Lucile, now Mrs. Kirby, survives this union, together with two grandchildren, Donald and Harry Kirby. He also leaves one brother, William Elmer, of LaPorte, Mich., a sister having preceded him in death a few years ago. Not only has the family lost a good father and husband but Gladwin has lost one of its oldest residents and best citizens, and he leaves a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. from his late residence, Rev. C. A. McEntarfer officiating. A choir consisting of Irving Clendening, J. E. Capling, W. F. Bollert and A. R. Schlicter rendered music. During the funeral services business places of the city were closed as a token of respect to deceased. Gladwin County Record dated 07-10/1924 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

LENA MAE (FOSTER) ATCHINSON (9 JUNE 1867 - 13 JUNE 1891)

 

PASSED OVER THE RIVER.

 

The death of Lena Mae, beloved wife of Frank E. Atchinson, occurred suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday evening. She had not been in a critical condition of health, but was taken with a sinking spell, to which she had been subject, and before medical aid could be summoned had peacefully passed to the beyond. The announcement of her death cas a pall over the community. The thought that one just entering upon the flush of womanhood should be cut down without a moment's warning was a sad reflection.

The deceased was born in St. Louis; Gratiot county, June 9, 1867, and was therefore in her 25th year. Her mother died when Mae was about two years of age, she being the youngest of a family of two sisters, Mrs. Lillian and Edith Foster, and one brother, Fred A. Foster; all of whom survive her. She came to Gladwin with her father, J. H. Foster and family, in 1882. In September, 1887; she united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Frank E. Atchinson, to whom she proved a most devoted companion. The sad death leaves a heart-stricken husband, and an infant child only a few weeks old which will never know a mother's love.

Funeral services took place Tuesday at the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member. The long residence of Mrs. Atchinson here had gained her many friends, of whom the church was filled to pay the last tribute of respect. A large procession also followed the remains to the cemetery, where the grave had been decorated with a beautiful floral canopy. Emblematic floral offerings and wreaths also graced the church during the services, which were conducted by Rev. W. S. Rae. Gladwin County Record dated 06-19/1891 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

VERA MAY ATCHINSON (? - 20 MARCH 1974)

 

Services for Vera M. Atchinson, 82, retired Highland Park city nurse, were held Saturday in the chapel of St. Luke Episcopal Home, Highland Park. Miss Atchinson died Wednesday, March 20, at the home. A former Gladwin resident, she was a graduate of Grace Hospital Detroit, School of Nursing's class of 1914, and served overseas as an army nurse in World War I. She was a member of several nurses' associations. Miss Atchinson was a cousin of Mrs. August (Myrtle) Behnke of Gladwin and Mrs. Ernest (Mae) Vannatter of Hoghton Lake. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 03-27/1974 Column - 1 Page - 2

 

CYRUS Y. ATLEE (6 JUNE 1921 - 5 JULY 1993)

 

Cyrus Y. Atlee, 72, of Gladwin, died Monday, July 5, 1993, in the Gratiot Community Hospital, Alma, after a long illness. Born in Detroit, June 6, 1921, he was a lawyer and then Prosecuting Attorney for 20 years in Gladwin County until retiring in 1976. Mr. AtLee was past chairman of CAP Head Start Program, past secretary of the Gladwin County Chamber of Commerce and past president fo the Gladwin Rotary Club. He was also a veteran of World War II. Mr. AtLee and the former Megan Meyer were married Nov. 6, 1942, in Ann Arbor.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Cyrus of Chelsea; 2 daughters, Susan Daugherty of Roanoke, Va. and Kathleen Theilig of Houston, Texas; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary, in 1954 and a sister, Mary Jane Tasch.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Gladwin First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joel Hurley will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or the Gladwin Rotary Club. Gladwin County Record dated 07-07/1993 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ALETHA R. (MILLS) AUBUCHON (15 NOV 1920 31 JULY 1990)

 

Aletha R. AuBuchon, 69, of 5318 Lake Dr., Blue Lake, Gladwin, died at her home Tuesday, July 31,

1990, after a long illness. Born in Paduka, Ky., Nov. 15, 1920, she moved to Gladwin County in 1984. She was a retired accounting clerk for R. L. Polk & Co. The former Aletha Mills, she was married to Charles AuBuchon in Detroit.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Neil (Donna) Danielson of Warren; and 3

grandchildren. No services were held and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 8-8/1990 Column 2 Page 2.

 

FRANK J. AUER, SR. (11 NOV 1883 12 APR 1968)

 

RITES HELD FOR FRANK AUER, SR.

 

Services were held Monday for Frank Auer, Sr., 84, of So. M-30 in Buckeye Township, who died Friday forenoon, April 12, following an illness of two months. He was a retired farmer. Born in Hungary Nov. 11, 1883 Mr. Auer came to the United States in 1907, locating first in Bay City. He and the former Vera Bailey were married in Charlotte April 9, 1913 and moved to their farm in Buckeye in 1917, where they have since lived. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church.

 

Surviving are three sons, Frank Jr., Steve and James, all of Gladwin; five daughters, Mrs. Lauren Bader (Mary), Mrs. Helen Scott, and Mrs. Donald Darley (Vera), all of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Theresa Hess of Gladwin, and Mrs. James Darley (Rose) of Flint; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Torok of Flint, and Mrs. Charles Oder (Mary) of Dearborn; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

 

The Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiated at the services at Sacred Heart Church Monday at 10:00 a.m. and burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary was recited at the Miner Funeral Home Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 4-17/1968 Column 5 Page- 1.

 

FRANK J. AUER (28 FEB 1919 21 NOV 1997)

 

FRANK J. AUER

 

Frank J. Auer, 78, of Gladwin, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997 at the Town & Country Nursing Home in Midland. Born Feb. 28, 1919 in Gladwin, he was the son of Frank J. and Vera Bailey Auer. Frank grew up in Gladwin County. He worked as a builder and owned and operated the Meadow Lanes Bowling Lanes for some 20 years.

 

Frank was a veteran of World War II and was a member of VFW Post 7303. He also operated other

businesses in Gladwin. Frank married the former Emma Phillips, June 13,1979 in Gaylord. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Ric Auer of Minnesota; one daughter, Mary Ann and husband Robert Williams of Chandler, Ariz.; three stepsons, Roy and wife Debra Kinkela and Rick Kinkela, all of Gladwin, and Lewis and wife Lonnie Kinkela of Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Pamela and husband Randy Mayfield of Harrison; two brothers, Jim and Steve and wife Bertha all of Gladwin; four sisters, Theresa Hess of Gladwin, RoseDarley of Flint, Helen Scott, and Vera and husband Don Darley all of Clio; 14

grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Bader.

 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Father Jules Spleet

officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted under the auspices of

VFW Post 7303. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Foundation. Gladwin County Record dated 11-26/1997 Column 2 Page B5.

 

VERA AUER (09 APR 1893 8 MAY 1978)

 

Mrs. Vera Auer, 85, of Gladwin, died Monday, May 8, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Hungary on April 9, 1893, she moved to Charlotte in 1913 and to Buckeye Township in 1917. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society.

 

The former Vera Bailey, she was married to Frank Auer in 1913 in Charlotte. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1968.

 

Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Loren (Mary) Bader, Mrs. Helen Scott and Mrs. Donald (Vera) Darley, of Clio, Mrs. Theresa Hess, of Gladwin, and Mrs. James (Rose) Darley, of Flint; 3 sons, Frank, Steve and James, all of Gladwin; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the

Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father George Artman officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. A Rosary was said Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 5-10/1978 Column - 5 Page - 2.

BARBARA KATHRYN AUGUSTINE (2 DEC 1940 - 15 MARCH 1941)

 

Services Held Monday for Augustine Baby Barbara Kathryn Augustine, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

Clarence Augustine, born December 2, 1940, died at the Kays Nursing home on Saturday, March

15.

 

Funeral services wee held on Monday, March 17 a t 10 a. m. in Sacred Heart Church with Rev.

Father McGinn officiating with burial in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-19/1941 Column 3 Page 5.

 

BERTHA (HOFER) AUGUSTINE (22 NOV 1896 - 2 MARCH 1966)

 

RITES HELD FOR BERTHA AUGUSTINE

 

Rites were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church for Mrs. Bertha Augustine, 69, of Gladwin Township, who died Wednesday in West Branch following a long illness. Born in Steuben, Austria, on Nov. 22, 1896, she came to Gladwin County in 1924. The former Bertha Hofer, she was married to George Augustine on July 21, 1924 in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Ervin, of Gladwin; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Crum, of Freeland, Mrs. Lila Wessely, of Saginaw, Mrs. Helen Scott, of Wheaton, Ill., and Mrs. Betty Stroh, of Battle Creek; four stepsons, Raymond Augustine, of Gladwin, Clarence Augustine, of Midland, Wendell Augustine, of Detroit and Louis Berger, of Ottoville, Ohio; one step-daughter, Mrs. Esther Joseph, of Gloversville, N.Y.; two brohers, Joseph Hofer, of Steuben, Austria and Gustave Hofer, of Vienna, Austria; one sister, Mrs. Theresa Puhr, also of Vienna; 36 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

The Rev. Ernst Mueller officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. A prayer service was held at the Miner Chapel at 9:30 p.m. Friday evening. Gladwin County Record dated 3-9/1966 Column - 4 Page - 1.

 

CATHERINE CECILIA (TENWALDE) AUGUSTINE (29 SEP 1890 - 14 JAN 1920)

 

MRS. GEORGE AUGUSTINE

 

Cecelia, wife of George Augustine, was born Sept. 29, 1890, at Kalida, Ohio, and died at her home in Grout township, Gladwin county, Michigan, Jan. 14, 1920, aged 29 years, 3 months and 16 days. Mrs. Augustine was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Tenwalde of Grout township. She was married to George Augustine in September 1910, and to this union were born six children. They came to Gladwin county in the spring of 1901.

 

Mrs. Augustine was a loving wife, a faithful mother and a kind neighbor, and had the respect of a wide circle of friends. She leaves to mourn besides her husband and five children her father and mother, two brothers and four sisters.

 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father VanColen at Sacred Heart church Saturday morning at 10 oclock, and the body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-22/1920 Column 5 Page 5.

 

GEORGE AUGUSTINE (20 MAY 1887 - 10 SEP 1966)

 

RITES HELD FOR GEORGE AUGUSTINE

 

Services were held Tuesday for George Augustine, 79, a Gladwin Township farmer since 1910. Mr. Augustine died in St. Lukes Hospital, Saginaw, Saturday, Sept. 10, of a heart attack. He had been ill for two weeks. Born May 20, 1887, in Nitzkydorf, Austria-Hungary, he came to the United States in 1897, living in Ohio before coming to Gladwin County. He was married to Miss Cecelia Tenwalde in 1910 at Kalida, Ohio, and she died Jan. 15, 1920. On July 21, 1924, he married Miss Bertha Hofer at Gladwin and she preceded him in death last March.

 

Mr. Augustine is survived by five sons, Raymond of Gladwin, Clarence of Midland, Wendell of Detroit, Louis of Ottoville, Ohio, and Ervin of Saginaw; five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Esther) Joseph of Gloversville, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Crum of Freeland, Mrs. Jerold (Lila) Wessely of Saginaw, Mrs. John (Helen) Scott Jr. of Wheaton, Ill., and Mrs. Robert (Betty) Stroh of Battle Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Shue of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Fronie Saum of Fort Jennings, Ohio; three step-brothers, Peter Sefernik of Flint, Louis and John Sefernick of Ohio; 39 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held at Sacred Heart Church Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery. Rosary was recited Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Miner Chapel. Gladwin County Record dated 9-14/1966 Column 6 Page 1.

 

PETER AUSGUSTINE (15 JAN 1920 - 15 JAN 1920)

 

LILLIAN M. (DAUBERMAN) AUSTIN (13 FEB 1890 21 JULY 1975)

 

LILLIAN AUSTIN

 

Mrs. Lillian M. Austin, 85, of 240 S. Arcade St., Gladwin died suddenly Monday, July 21, a few moments after admittance to Gladwin Area Hospital. She had been a patient at the nursing home for the past several months.

 

Born February 13, 1890, in Lucas County, Ohio, she had been a resident of Gladwin County since 1920. The former Lillian Dauberman and Roy Austin were married June 4, 1918, in Deckerville, and he died October 28, 1966.

 

Surviving are 2 nieces, Mrs. Beryl Studer of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Helene Jamra of Lambertville. Services will be Thursday, at Hall Funeral Home Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Byron Hatch officiating and burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-23/1975 Column 5 Page 2.

 

MARTHA AUSTIN (1880 - 1924)

 

ROYAL C. AUSTIN (6 AUG 1885 28 OCT 1966)

 

ILLNESS IS FATAL

 

Royal C. Austin, 81, well-known retired Gladwin gas station operator, died Friday, Oct. 28, after an illness of three weeks. Services were held Monday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. John W. Cermak officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.

 

Roy Austin was born in Livingston County Aug. 6, 1885 and was married to the former Lillian Dauberman June 4, 1918 in Deckerville. He operated the Gladwin Creamery and cheese plant for several years around 1907, and managed creameries in several other cities until returning to Gladwin County in 1920 to manage a cream station in Beaverton. Two years later he came back to Gladwin and operated a cream station here until selling it to go in the insurance business. In the early 1940s he took over operation of the gas station across from the court house and remained there until his retirement several years ago. Gladwin County Record dated 11-2/1966 Column 6 Page 1.

 

CARRIE L. (MCFADDEN) AYRE (7 OCT 1887 22 FEB 1958)

 

Mrs. Carrie Ayre, 70, passed away Saturday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. She had spent 47 years in educational work as a school teacher and county superintendent of schools. First elected as Gladwin County school commissioner 18 years ago, Mrs. Ayre was named county superintendent of schools several years ago when it became an appointive office. She retired from the post in January of this year. She started her teaching career in 1906 when, she was 19 years old. Her first school was the

Nolan school in Butman Township. Born Carrie Leona McFadden in Sanilac County, Oct. 7, 1887, Mrs. Ayre came to Gladwin. County as an infant and had lived here since then. She was married July 18, 1917 in Bay City to Robert Ayre who died in 1937.

 

Mrs. Ayre was active in civic affairs and served for many years as treasurer of the county polio society. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of the Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Association of School Board Administrators, and the Michigan Education Association. Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Alfred W. Saulsbury officiated and burial was in Highland cemetery.

 

Survivors include one son, George, of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Eva Coy, of Flint; a sister, Mrs. Laura Herringshaw, of Midland; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were George Dennings, Claude Kent, David Broka, Alvin Shearer, Edwin Heffner and Dolliver Block. Rural schools of the county and Gladwin business places' were closed during the hour of the funeral. Gladwin County Record 2/26/1958.

 

DUANE THOMAS AYRE (18 FEB 1916 - 2 JUNE 1978)

 

Duane Thomas Ayre, 62, of Flint, died Friday, June 2. Born in Gladwin on February 18, 1916, he served in the Army during World War II and was employed by Chevrolet Manufacturing until retiring in 1970. Surviving are his wife, Judith: 5 children, Arlene Taylor of Flint, Donald of North Platte, Neb., Charles of Roseville, Susan Parks of Ft. Campbell, Ky, and Donald at home: his mother Maude Ayre of Flint; one brother, Laurence of Fullerton, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mable Irene Ayre and Betty Aued of Flint; and 10 grandchildren. Rites were held June 5, with Dr. William Moulton officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 06-21/1978 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

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GEORGE E. AYRE (29 AUG 1919 23 APRIL 1991)

 

GEORGE AYRE

 

George E. Ayre, 71, of 312 E. River Rd., Naubinway, died Tuesday, April 23, 1991, in the Newberry

Hospital after a long illness. Born in Ann Arbor, Aug. 29, 1919, he moved to Naubinway from Gladwin 10 years ago. Mr. Ayre was a retired clerk with the Dow Chemical Co. He also barbered part-time in Gladwin at Pike's Barber Shop, Ken Gary's Barber Shop and Ken Shaw's Barber Shop. Mr. Ayre served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Naubinway Masonic Lodge, the Engadine VFW Post 8372 and the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club.

 

Mr. Ayre and the former Ruth Doyle were married in 1965. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Judie) Dell of Beaverton; a step-son, Paul Doyle of Gladwin; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Doyle Dell, Aug. 12, 1990 and a sister, Eva Coy. Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the burial in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-1/1991 Column 2 Page 2.

 

JOHN LEO AYRE (5 DEC 1894 - NOV 1963)

 

LEO AYRE IS BURIED HERE

 

Burial services for Leo Ayre, 70, who passed away at his home in Flint, were held at three o'clock Monday afternoon, at Highland Cemetery. Mr. Ayre, a native of Gladwin, was a barber by trade and owned and operated the Flint Barber College for many years. Gladwin County Record dated 11-26/1963 Column - 2 Page 1.

 

RUTH E. (LAKE) AYRE (8 JULY 1894 1 AUG 1961)

 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN FLINT

 

Mrs. Ruth E. Ayre, 67, of 1534 Daine Ave., Flint, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Flint, following a years illness. The former Ruth E. Lake, was born July 8, 1894, in Van Wirt, Ohio, and was married to J. L. Ayre in 1914 in Gladwin. They moved to Flint in 1921. Mrs. Ayre was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Flint, and was retired from teaching schools in Genesee County and the city of Flint.

 

Survivors include her husband J. L. Ayre; one son, John, of Swartz Creek; a brother, Herman Lake, of Spearfish, S. D.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Groves and Co. Memorial Chapel in Flint. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 8-2/1961 Column 3 Page 1.

 

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ANNA BACHER (24 FEB 1878 4 FEB 1958)

 

SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR MISS BACHER

 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Hall Funeral Home for Miss Anna Bacher, 79, of Pontiac. Rev. Everett Love officiated and burial was in Highland cemetery.

 

Miss Bacher died in Pontiac on Feb. 4. She was born in Frankfort, Germany, on Feb. 24, 1878. Surviving her is one brother, William Bacher, of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-12/1958 Column - 5 Page - 1.

 

BERTON WESLEY BADGER (1887 - 31 MAY 1926) WWI

 

DOROTHY M. (HOKE) BADGER (3 JAN 1906 23 SEP 1970)

 

DOROTHY BADGER DIES

 

Mrs. Dorothy M. Badger, 64, Gladwin County Treasurer, died this morning, Wednesday, in the Midland Hospital after an illness of six months.

 

Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Badger, a resident of Grout Township, was first elected county treasurer in 1963. She was also a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau.

 

The former Dorothy Hoke, she was born in Goshen, Ind., on Jan. 3, 1906, and came to Gladwin County in 1912. She was married to Floyd A. Badger on Nov. 26, 1925, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1961.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Retha Beall of Bay City and Mrs. Roberta Young of Ovid; two sons, William and Gilbert of Gladwin; two foster children, Lester Jubenville of Taylor Center, and Mrs. Jane Cameron of Clio; one brother, Joseph Hoke of Washington, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Fox of Lakeville; and 13 grandchildren.

 

Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Gladwin County Record dated 9-23/1970 Column 2 Page 1.

 

FLOYD ARTHUR BADGER (7 JULY 1890 27 JULY 1961)

 

Services Held for Floyd Badger

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Floyd A. Badger,

71, who died at his Grout Township home on Thursday following a short illness. The Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Born in Langford, S.D., on July 7, 1890, he came to Gladwin County 59 years ago to farm in Grout Township. He was married to the former Dorothy Hoke

on Nov. 26, 1925, in Beaverton. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Gladwin

County Farm Bureau.

 

Survivors include his widow, Dorothy; two daughters, Mrs. Retha Beall of Bay City and Mrs. Roberta Young of St. Johns; two sons, William of Midland and Gilbert of Gladwin; two foster children, Lester Jubenville of Hazel Park and Mrs. Jane Camerqn of Clio; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Roziskey of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Gladyee Hardman of San Francisco, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 8-2/1961 Column 5 Page 1.

 

IRIS P. BADGER (1924 - 1942)

FLOYD ARTHUR BADGER (7 JULY 1890 - 27 JULY 1961)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR FLOYD BADGER

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Floyd A. Badger, 71, who died at his Grout Township home on Thursday following a short illness. The Rev. Arthur Whisler officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Born in Langford, S.D., on July 7, 1890, he came to Gladwin County 59 years ago to farm in Grout Township. He was married to the former Dorothy Hoke on Nov. 26, 1925, in Beaverton. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his widow, Dorothy; two daughters, Mrs. Retha Beall of Bay City and Mrs. Roberts Young of St. Johns; two sons, William of Midland and Gilbert of Gladwin; two foster children, Lester Jubenville of Hazel Park and Mrs. Jane Cameron of Clio; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Roziskey of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Gladyce Hardman of San Francisco, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 08-02/1961 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

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NETTIE BADGER (1860 - 1938)

 

WILLIAM STEPHEN BADGER (1852 18 JULY 1932)

 

WILLIAM S. BADGER

 

William S. Badger of Tobacco township died July 18 at his residence in Tobacco township. Mr. Badger came to Gladwin about 30 years since from the Dakotas, where he had lived and taught school for many years ago. He settled in Tobacco township on unimproved land, chopped off and improved 400 acres, built a home and lived in it until the time of his death. He had been ailing for about one month.

 

Five children survive him, Thomas, Mrs. Marion Roziska, Floyd B., Mrs. Denna Freeman and a daughter Gladys who is living in the west. Funeral services occur at the home this afternoon at 2 p.m. Remains will be interred in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-21/1932 Column - 2 Page - 1.

 

HELEN W. (GERTZ) BAEHR (1915 - ?)

 

KURT O. BAEHR (15 APR 1912 20 SEP 1990)

 

KURT BAEHR

 

Kurt Baehr, 78, of Gladwin, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 1990, in the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home after

a long illness. Born in Essen, Germany, April 15, 1912, he came to Gladwin County in 1982 from Detroit. Mr. Baehr was a self-employed painter/decorator. He was a member of the Round Lake Baptist Church.

Mr. Baehr and the former Helen Gertz were married in May 1937, in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Robert of Gladwin, Ronald of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Roger of Rochester; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son,

Richard, a brother and a sister.

 

Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Round Lake Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Brown and the Rev. Pat Clarey officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 9-26/1990 Column 2 Page 2.

 

BENJAMIN I. BAILEY (1887 - 06 FEB 1966)

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR EX-RESIDENT

 

Ben Bailey, 78, former resident of Gladwin, died Sunday morning in Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Bailey had made his home in Weidman since last spring. Services were held today (Wednesday) at 1:30 p.m. from the Stinson Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Besides a son, Howard of Gladwin, he is survived by eight children and 29 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 02-09/1966 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

CHARLES A. BAILEY (9 MARCH 1898 - 29 MARCH 1979)

 

Charles A. Bailey, 81, of Pontiac, died Thursday, March 29, in Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital after a long illness. Born in Oakwood, Ohio, on March 9, 1898, he was a retired auto mechanic. He was married to Faye Watkins on Octber 31, 1926, in West Branch.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Thomas of Pontiac, Larry of Benton Harbor and Gary of Lewiston; 2 brothers, Calvin and Carl of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Rites were Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Elder Willard Pendleton officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-04/1979 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ESTHER M. (SOUTHWELL) BAILEY (6 NOV 1906 - 11 JULY 2000)

Esther M. Bailey, 93, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Born Nov. 6, 1906 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of the late George and Emma (VanAlstine) Southwell. Esther married Virgil Bailey, Nov. 24, 1926 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death in February 1982.

She retired as director of the Bureau of Social Services in Gladwin in 1972. Esther was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gladwin, United Methodist Women, Literary Club, Gladwin County Republican Party, Hospital Auxiliary, Hospice of Gladwin, Gladwin Historical Society, and the State Employees Retirement Association.

Surviving are three daughters, Bonnie and husband Jim Shaw and Darlene and husband Charles Wolohan, all of Gladwin, and Emma Jean and husband Ellis Phillips of Ballwin, Mo.; one brother, Eldon Southwell of Flushing; one sister, Letha Barnhart of Frankenmuth; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services were held Saturday. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of ones choice. Sisson Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

FLOSSIE B. (DULL) BAILEY (12 AUG 1885 - 28 DEC 1977)

Flossie B. Bailey, 92, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, in Bay Mercy Hospital, Bay City, following a long illness. Born in Wren, Ohio, on August 12, 1885, she came to Gladwin County 75 years ago. She was married to Zora L. Bailey on November 26, 1902, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1960.

Surviving are 3 sons, Vergil of Gladwin, James of Gainesville, Fla. and Ben of Bay City; 4 daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Waive) Van of Gladwin, Veral and Ireta Bailey of Bay City and Mrs. Maynard (Doris) Fries of Auburn; 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record date 01-04/1978 Column - 4 Page - 2

HOWARD B. BAILEY (30 MAY 1925 09 OCT 2003)

Howard B. Bailey, 78, of Gentry, Arkansas and formerly of Gladwin and Florida passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 in Gentry, Arkansas following a brief illness.

He was born on May 30, 1925 in Okemos, Michigan to the late Benjamin and Maggie (Switzer) Bailey.

He married the former Patricia Spitler in 1982 in Riverview, Florida; she survives him.

Howard was a retired burner/fitter. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army, where he received the National Metal of Honor, three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Surviving besides his wife, Patricia, is his daughter, Mitzi Wright of Gentry, Arkansas; three sons, Howard Bailey Jr. and Robert Bailey, both of Bay City, and Jim Bailey of National City; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Bailey of Selma, Oregon; and two sisters, Gertie Morris of Tennessee and Georgia Smith of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ileen Bailey, in 1970.

Graveside services were held on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. under the auspice of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

IDA MAY (VINCENT) BAILEY (31 JULY 1878 15 JAN 1946)

 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN PONTIAC

 

Word has been received from the Pursley Funeral Home, in Pontiac, of the death of Mrs. Ida M. Bailey, (nee Ida Garbet), a former resident of Gladwin. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, at 2 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Further details will be published next week. Gladwin County Record dated 1-16/1946 Column 7 Page -1.

 

MRS. GEORGE BAILEY BURIED SATURDAY

 

Mrs. George W. Bailey, 67, died in a Pontiac hospital on January 15, after an illness of some time. Funeral services were held from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m., Elder George W. White officiating. Burial was in the Highland cemetery. Elder B. H. Doty and Mrs. Doty sang several appropriate hymns. Pallbearers were Irvine White, Clayton Goheen, Ronald Haines, and Leroy Sutherland.

 

Ida May Vincent was born July 31, 1878, in London, Canada and came to Gladwin county with her parents at the age of five. In 1897 she was married to Byard Garbert, in Gladwin, who preceded her in death; she later married George W. Bailey, who also preceded her in death. She was an active and devoted member of the Reorganized church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

 

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. E. J. McElroy, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mrs. A. J. Volley, of Saginaw, Mrs. Pearl Good and Mrs. Doris Davis, of Pontiac; also one son, Leslie Garbet, of Flint; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 1-23/1946 Column -6 Page 1.

 

 

 

IRETA M. BAILEY (1912 - 2004)

 

MAGGIE L. BAILEY (1890 - 1962)

 

RUTH EILEEN (DE BAR) BAILEY (14 SEP 1926 17 MAR 1970)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. RUTH BAILEY

 

Mrs. Ruth Eileen Bailey, 43, of Gladwin, died at the Gladwin Hospital Tuesday, March 17, after an illness of three days. Born in Topinabee on September 14, 1926, she had lived in Gladwin County since 1948. The former Ruth DeBar, she was married to Howard Bailey on July 17, 1943, in Leslie.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Robert, of Bay City, Howard Jr., of Mt. Pleasant and James, at home; one daughter, Mailene, at home; and one sister, Mrs. Doris Ranes, of Beaverton.

 

Services will be held Friday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. from the Miner-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Allen will officiate and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-18/1970 Column 4 Page 1.

 

VERAL ELVIRA BAILEY (13 JULY 1905 23 NOV 1996)

 

VERAL ELVIRA BAILEY

 

Veral Elvira Bailey, 91, formerly of Gladwin, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996 at the Carriage House of Bay City. Born July 13, 1905 in Gladwin, she was a retired kindergarten teacher. She began her career in 1927, teaching In a one room schoolhouse in Gladwin County and then went on to graduate from Central Michigan University. She then taught at the Dexter Public Schools in Dexter and retired in 1971. Veral was a member of the Michigan Retired School Personnel and the Bay Area Retired School Personnel and was an avid reader and a worldwide traveler.

 

She is survived by 3 sisters, Waive Van Valkenburg and Ireta Bailey, both of Bay City, Doris and husband Maynard Fries of Gladwin; 2 brothers, James Bailey of Gainesville, Fla;, Benjamin and wife Kathryn Bailey of Bay City; one sister-in-law, Esther Bailey of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zora and Flossie Bailey, 2 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Virgil Bailey, Carl and Ruth Bailey and Helen Bailey; and one brother-in-law, Clarence Van Valkenburg.

 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. J. W. Winger officiating. Burial was at the Highland Cemetery Chapel in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-27/1996 Column 6 Page 2.

 

VERGIL A. BAILEY (16 SEP 1903 2 FEB 1982)

 

VERGIL BAILEY

 

Vergil A. Bailey, 78, of 3520 W. M-61, Gladwin, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Grout Township on September 16, 1903, he had spent his lifetime here. Mr. Bailey graduated from Gladwin High School and attended County Normal in Gladwin, graduating in 1925. He taught in the Grout Rural Schools for three years. He was a rural mail carrier from March 1929

until retiring in September 1960. Mr. Bailey and the former Esther Southwell were married November 24, 1926, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Ellis (Emma Jean) Phillips of Ballwin, Mo., Mrs. James (Bonnie) Shaw of Redford and Mrs. Charles (Darlene) Wolohan of Midland; 2 brothers, James of

Gainesville, Fla. and Benjamin of Bay City; 4 sisters, Veral and Ireta Bailey of Bay City, Mrs. Waive Van and Mrs. Doris Fries of Gladwin; and 12 grandchildren.

 

Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-10/1982 Column 6 Page 2.

 

ZORA L. BAILEY (28 OCT 1876 - 26 JULY 1960)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO Z. L. BAILEY

 

Zora L. Bailey, who would have been 84 on Oct. 28, passed away Tuesday at the Gladwin Nursing Home, after an illness of 14 months. He was born in Wren, Ohio on Oct. 28, 1876 and came to Gladwin County in 1900. On November 26, 1902 he married Miss Flossie Dull of Gladwin. Mr. Bailey's occupation was farming.

Surviving are his widow Flossie; five daughters, Mrs. Waive Van of Clare, Mrs. Carl Fries, Midland, Mrs. Doris Fries, Auburn, Ireta Bailey, Bay City, Veral Bailey, Gladwin; three sons, Vergil of Gladwin, James, Gainsville, Fla., and Ben of Bay City; one sister, Mrs. Allen Callow of Wren, Ohio; and two brothers, Ercil of Wren, and Wilbur of Van Wert, Ohio; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Ross Tracy officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record date 07-27/1960 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

CECIL MARION BAIR (27 FEB 1915 - 6 SEP 1916)

 

Bair---Cecil Marion , infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bair of Hay township, died Sept. 6 at 1 a.m. of infantile paralysis, aged 1 year and 6 months. Interment took place in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-14/1916 Column 5 Page 9.

 

ODA MAE (BENNINGHOFF) BAIR (19 DEC 1882 20 MAY 1985)

 

ODA BAIR

 

Oda M. Bair, 102, of Flint, died Monday, May 20, in McLaren General Hospital. Born in Spencerville, Ind., Dec. 19, 1882, she had lived in Flint for 67 years. She was married to William Bair Nov. 25, 1900, in

Spencerville. He preceded her in death in 1943.

 

Surviving are 3 sons, Walter of Flint, Lloyd of Clio and Harold of Davison; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Graham of Glendale, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren;

and several nieces and nephews including Donna Bierlein of Gladwin. Three sons and a daughter also preceded her in death.

 

Rites were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Reigle Funeral Home, Flint. Dr. Cedric Sears officiated

and burial was at 2 p.m. in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 5-29/1985 Column 4 Page 2.

 

WILLIAM HAROLD BAIR (25 NOV 1879 21 AUG 1943)

 

DONALD R. BAISCH (14 JAN 1934 - 24 FEB 2005)

Donald R. Baisch, Donald R. Baisch, 71, of Gladwin died Feb. 24, 2005 at his home following a short illness. He was born in Detroit Jan. 14, 1934 to Carl and Veronica (Coffey) Baisch. He worked as a Mill Wright Operator at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn until retiring in 1991 after 30 years. He lived in Gladwin County since 1991, having previously resided in Allen Park. He was member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292.

Surviving are his wife, Ramona (Romer) Baisch of Gladwin; two brothers-in-law, Art (Doris) Romer of Gladwin, and Joe (Vicki) Romer of Arizona; one sister-in-law, Patty Baisch of Flint; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Earl and Harold. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial took place at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

ARTHUR E. BAKER (12 APRIL 1927 - 22 JULY 1998)

 

ART BAKER

Art Baker, 71, of Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at MidMichigan Medical

Center-Gladwin. Born April 12, 1927 in Beaverton, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.

Art married the former Elizabeth Riley, Nov. 7, 1962 in Gladwin. He was retired as a truck driver from Beaverton Transit Mix. He served the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by one stepdaughter, Sarahann F. Terry of Gladwin; and one stepson, Charles M. Terry of Texas. He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Betty Bartholomew, Oct. 22,

1996.

 

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Donald Roberts officiating. Memorial contributions may be made according to the wishes of the family. Gladwin County Record dated 7-29/1998 Column 2 Page 2.

 

ELIZABETH D. (RILEY) BAKER (6 SEP 1919 - 31 OCT 2005)

Elizabeth D. Baker, 86, of Gladwin, died Oct. 31, 2005 at Gladwin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. She was born Sept. 6, 1919 in Flint to Frank and Dora (Burdick) Riley. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Gladwin County.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Ann Terry of Gladwin and her son, Charles Terry of Texas. Immediate burial has taken place at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

LAWRENCE WILLIAM BAKER (1911 19 JULY 1964)

ILLNESS FATAL TO LAWRENCE BAKER

 

Services were Tuesday afternoon from the Hall Funeral Home for Lawrence W. Baker, 54, of Gladwin, who died July 19, after a short illness. Born in Alva, West Va., on February 22, 1910, he was a production and pipe line worker. He moved to Gladwin in 1937 from West Virginia.

 

Mr. Baker was married to the former Nancy Bates in 1929 in West Virginia. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 195 in Mt. Pleasant.

 

Survivors besides his wife include two sons, William E., of Coleman, and Arthur W., of Clare; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Ballard, of Midland, and Mrs. Ann Goodrich, of Alma; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Barker, of Parkersburg, W.V., Mrs. Irene Haythorn, of Paden City, W.V., and Mrs. Edna Lewis, of Clarksburg, W.V.; and 10 grandchildren.

 

The Rev. Ross Tracy officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-22/1964 Column 7 Page 1.

 

NANCY (BATES) BAKER (1910 - ?)

 

EMMA G. (LUCAS) BALCH (1875 - 1940)

 

FRANK WARD BALCH (1873 - 1952)

PVT CO K 7 REGT ING

 

ELIZABETH BALLANT (1849 5 MARCH 1941)

 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR ELIZABETH BALLANT, 92

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ballant, 92, born in Austria, Hungary and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stephen Boxey in Grout township on March 5th. Her husband preceded her in death 14 years ago.

 

She leaves to mourn, three daughters, Mrs. Stephen Boxey, Mrs. Joe Wavra of Grout township and one daughter in New York state.

 

Funeral services were held Friday, March 7th at the Sacred Heart Church with Father McGinn officiating and burial in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-19/1941 Column 6 Page 5.

 

STEVEN BALLANT (1845 9 SEP 1926)

 

STEVEN BALLAN

 

Steve Bellan, aged 81, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul Boxey, in Grout township, Sept. 9,

of old age. Services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Fr. Charles Van Colen. Burial in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-16/1926 Column 4 Page 4.

 

CAREY FESTUS BALLARD (17 JAN 1875 3 MAR 1928)

 

Carey Festus Ballard died March 3, 1928, at Flint, after a long illness. He was a son of Philip and Mary Ballard, and was born Jan. 17, 1875, at Napoleon, O. He moved to Gladwin in December, 1903, where he made his home thereafter up to his death. After moving to Michigan he spent several years in Seattle, Wash., New Zealand and Connecticut. He left many friends who keenly feel their loss. During his illness in Flint he expressed a desire to know Jesus Christ who in earlier life he had neglected. He spent his last hours in the sweet consciousness of peace with God.

 

The body was brought to Gladwin by Harry F. Rogers and J. F. Brown, and taken to the home of his brother, F. L. Ballard, east of town, where services were held Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. E. F. Bailey, followed by burial in Highland cemetery. He is survived by his father, Philip M. Ballard; two brothers, Charles O. of Smith Creek and F. L. Ballard; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Fretts of Jefferson, Okla., and Mrs. Fred H. Spike of Flint.

 

Relatives who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Fretts of Jefferson, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spike of Flint, Philip M. Ballard of Flint and Mrs. Frank Bogart and son Glenn May from Ohio. Gladwin County Record dated 3-29/1928 Column 3 Page 4.

 

EDNA KAY BALLARD (1904 27 MAR 1922)

 

Edna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ballard of Grout township, died Monday with oedena of the lungs. Gladwin County Record dated 03-30/1922 Column - 2 Page - 4

 

JOHN BALLARD (27 JAN 1870 - JAN 1957)

 

AGED MAN TO BE BURIED HERE SATURDAY

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for John Ballard, 87, who died Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Hazel Conners after an illness of two weeks. He had been a resident of the community for the past 15 years and farming was his occupation. Burial will be in Highland cemetery with the Rev. Walter Easton officiating. Mr. Ballard was born on January 27, 1870 in England, the son of Jane and Thomas Ballard. He had never married. He is survived by one brother, Bert of Trego, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Donald McQuarrie of Marlette. Gladwin County Record dated 01-30/1957 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

LAVINA ELNORA (HAINES) BALLARD (19 MARCH 1871 13 MAY 1957)

 

LIFETIME RESIDENT PASSES AT GROUT HOME

 

Mrs. Lavina Ballard, 86, died at her home in Grout township on Monday, May 13, after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Ballard was a lifetime resident of Gladwin county. She was born on March 19, 1871 in Grout township.

 

The former Miss Lavina Haines, she married Phillip H. Ballard in Gladwin in 1902. He preceded her in death in Dec. 1940.

 

Surviving her are three sons, Lester of Gladwin, Walter of Lapeer, and Phil of Gaines, 14 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Wylie and Mrs. Bertha Mills both of Gladwin.

 

Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Truman S. Lowell and Rev. Burdette Faulk officiated at the services. Burial was in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-15/1957 Column 5 Page 1.

 

PHILIP HOMER BALLARD (5 SEP 1868 - 14 APRIL 1940)

 

SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR HOMER BALLARD

 

Services were held Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church for Homer Ballard, who died at his home in Grout township Sunday, April 14. Philip Homer Ballard was born in Napoleon, Ohio September 5, 1868 the son of Albert and Jane Ballard, and has resided in Gladwin county for the past 52 years. On January 29, 1902 he was married to Lavina Haines and to them were born five children. Two daughters preceded him in death. Homer Ballard has held several township offices.

Surviving him are his wife, Lavina, three sons, Lester, Walter and Philip of Flint, one sister, Mrs. Frank Travis of Ohio and eleven grand children. Rev. Ellis Briggs officiated at the services at 2 p.m. and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 04-17/1940 Column - 2 Page 1

 

BONNIE KAY BALZER (7 FEB 1944 7 FEB 1944)

 

BALZER INFANT DIES

 

Bonnie Kay, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Balzer, of Sherman township, died February 7, less than 12 hours after her birth. Funeral services were held February 8, at 3 p.m. at the home with the Rev. L. J. Washmuth officiating. Burial was in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-16/1944 Column 4 Page 1.

 

EDWIN BALZER (28 AUG 1915 - 15 JAN 1970)

 

ILLNESS IS FATAL TO ED BALZER

 

Edwin Balzer, 54, Gladwin Township auctioneer and farmer, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15, at Midland Hospital, following an illness of more than three years. Born Aug. 28, 1915, in Sage Township, he was the son of Julius and Mary Balzer, and had spent his lifetime in Gladwin County. He and the former MIss Mary Jane Anger, of Gladwin, were married here Aug. 15, 1936.

Mr. Balzer was well-known throughout Gladwin and surrounding counties through his occupation as an auctioneer, and he owned and operated the Gladwin Livestock Auction Yards at his farm, 2875 Wagarville Road, until illness forced him to discontinue these activities. He was instrumental in forming the Gladwin Area Feeder Calf Association and in recognition received the County Agricultural Development Award during Michigan Week in 1965. Mr. Balzer was a member of the Gladwin County Farm Bureau, Michigan Auctioneers Association, and the Michigan Livestock Dealers Association.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) McColley, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Steven (Dorothy) Miller, Midland, and Mrs. Richard (Connie) Arthur, of Coleman; four sons, Raymond E. of Gladwin, Robert E. of Midland, and Marvin J. and Ted L., both at home; one brother, Walter of Gladwin; and 11 grandchildren. A daughter, Bonnie, preceded him in death in 1945.

Services were held at the Miner-Mathews Funeral Home Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. George Saucier officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-21/1970 Column - 6 Page 1

 

MARY (?) BALZER (2 NOV 1877 14 MAR 1957)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. MARY BALZER

 

Mrs. Mary Balzer, 79, Sage Township resident, died at the home of her son, Walter, on Thursday after an illness of seven weeks. She was born in Germany November 2, 1877 and had been a resident of Gladwin County for the past 52 years coming here from Detroit. In 1904 she was married to Julius Balzer, who preceded her in death in 1947.

 

Surviving are two sons, Walter and Edwin of Gladwin; 18 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Round Lake Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl M. Briggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery with George Rau, Gustav Schmidt, Gottlieb Schindel, Martin Schindler, Alt Cuddie and Herman Doede as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 3-20/1957 Column 4 Page 1.

 

MARY JANE (ANGER) BALZER (1920 - ?)

 

WALTER O. BALZER (2 MAY 1911 - 19 AUG 1971)

 

Walter O. Balzer, 60 of 950 N. State St., Gladwin, died at the Gladwin Area Hospital Thursday afternoon, August 19, following an illness of six days. Born in Gladwin, May 2, 1911, Mr. Balzer attended the Gladwin schools and spent his entire life in this county. He was married to the former Miss Helen Hanna January 28, 1933, in Harrison, and they made their home in Sage Township where they farmed until eight years ago when they moved to Gladwin. For the past 12 years, Mr. Balzer was employed at Robinson Industries. He was a member of the Skeels Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; one son, Arthur E. of Eaton Rapids; two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruth Ann) Shearer of Gladwin, and Mrs. Lyall (Alice) Shepard of Ionia; and 15 grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Skeels Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Briggs officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 08-25/1971 Column - 3 Page - 3

 

Note: Is this the Helen Mae Hanna who eventually married Herman D. Thurston? I show the Headstone & her Obituary with two different Vitals all together.

 

DONNA B. (VANHORN) BANCHOFF (? - ?)

 

THOMAS M. BANCHOFF (16 JUNE 1922 - 25 MARCH 2005)

Thomas M. Banchoff, 82, of Gladwin, passed away Friday, March 25, 2005, in Gladwin. He was born June 16, 1922, in Gladwin to Anthony Banchoff and Ann Kirchoff. Thomas married Donna VanHorn in Gladwin on Aug. 10, 1946. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna Banchoff; a daughter, Sandra (Glen) Searfoss; a son, Gary (Lorie) Banchoff; two grandchildren, Chad (Shelly) Banchoff and Dawn (Mike) Schneider; step-grandchildren, Alan Nunn, Ross Jack Nunn, Brandon Nunn, Aaron Prieskorn, Ken Prieskorn, Austin Prieskorn, Trent Nunn, Alex Nunn, and Tristen; four Great grandchildren, Travis Schneider, Devin Banchoff, Skyler Banchoff, and Felicia Reese; one sister, Ann Plontus. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Stanafer and Elizabeth Heinrich, and four brothers, Steve Banchoff, Pete Banchoff, Mike Banchoff, and Nick Banchoff.

Services were held Monday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at Sisson Funeral Home. Pastor David Dee officiated. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to Gladwin Baptist Church in honor of Thomas Banchoff.

 

GORYDON T. BARBER (1875 - 1949)

 

WILLIAM E. BARBER (3 JULY 1848 - 15 SEP 1889)

 

PASSED AWAY.

 

TWO SUDDEN DEATHS - W. E. BARBER, PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, AND BENJ. CLARK.

 

A shadow of gloom was cast over our village Sunday by the announcement of the death of William E. Barber. Mr. Barber had been seriously ill with malarial fever for about two weeks, and his death had not been unexpected, although the best was hoped for. Expressions of regret at the sudden demise were heard on all hands. During his residence of upwards of seven years at this place, Mr. Barber had made many friends throughout the county, and had occupied a position in the community from which he will be greatly missed.

Funeral services at the Presbyterian church were largely attended, Rev. J. Kelland officiating, and a large concourse followed the remains to the cemetery. During the services the business places of the village were closed as a mark of respect to the deceased.

William E. Barber, the deceased, son of Corydon T. Barber and Mary A. Barber, was born in Onondaga county, N. Y., July 3, 1848. At the age of 15 he entered Baldwinsville, N. Y., Academy, where he attained a good education, and subsequently taught school for 13 terms. In the autumn of 1876 he entered the law office of C. M. Wever, attorney, at Morenci, Michigan, and in October, 1878, was admitted to the bar at Adrian, Mich. In 1879 he located at Midland, where his wife died in October of that year. During the summer of 1882 he resided with his father at Fayette, Ohio, and in December of that year he located at Gladwin, which has been his permanent place of business since. He was married Sept. 1, 1887, to Miss Dora J. Miller, daughter of ex-Sheriff Miller of Saginaw, who survives him.

As a practitioner at the bar Mr. Barber met with much success at this place, and gained an excellent standing in his profession. He was twice honored by election to the office of prosecuting attorney, which office he held at the time of his death. He was also frequently called upon to fill other public positions of trust.

A man of many excellent qualities of heart and mind, not only in his family, as an affectionate husband and a kind father, but in other walks of life, his kindly aid and advice will be missed. His sense of justice and fair play was very keen, and on him all found a friend and adviser. Liberal and fair-minded, he accorded to all the right of their convictious, and honest difference of opinion was no bar to his friendship. And thus while he took a prominent part politically, he numbered his friends out of his own party ranks as well as therein. His enemies were few and his friends were many.

Benjamin Clark was born in Cornwall, Canada, January 23, 1808, and died in Gladwin, Sept. 16, 1889, aged 81 years, seven months and 23 days. He was thrice married, to his third wife, Lucy Ann Davis, Oct. 8, 1837. She preceded him to the better land, dying Aug. 21, 1889. Their union was blessed with eight children, only four of whom remain to honor their memory and to mourn their departure. In 1839, with his family, he removed to York, Wastenaw county, Mich.; from there he removed to Ypsilanti, and from there to Chelsea, where he spent nearly the rest of his life, with the exception of about three years in Montcalm county, until last April, when he and his aged wife, both in very feeble health, came to this place to make their home with their son. Death came very unexpectedly. While walking on the street about 9:30 a.m. Monday he fell and expired before medical aid could be summoned. He was taken to his home, where kind friends performed the last sad offices for the dead. For the past few years the infirmities of age have been pressing upon him, but no particular disease was known to be present. Services were held at the residence conducted by J. Brown, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Gladwin County Record dated 09-20/1889 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

BABY GIRL BARD (? - 1 DEC 1945)

 

KENNETH K. BARD (15 MARCH 1959 - 15 MARCH 1959)

 

Services Held or Infant Son

 

Graveside services were held Tuesday at 4 p. m. in Highland Cemetery for baby boy Bard, who was born Sunday, March 15. Rev. Burdette Faulk officiated. The infant is survived by his parents,

Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Bard, of Arthur Township. Gladwin County Record dated 3-18/1959 Column 3 Page 1.

 

WALTER F. BARD (14 APRIL 1925 - 25 DEC 1945)

 

Pvt. Walter Bard, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Bard, of Grout Township, died December 25th in Luxembourg as the result of wounds suffered in action the day previous, according to a telegram received by his parents Tuesday. Pvt. Bard was reported as seriously wounded in last week's Record. Walter was born April 14, 1925, in Roseville, Michigan. He attended the Beaverton schools and prior to his induction into the Army in March of 1944 he was employed on the farm with his father. Gladwin County Record dated 01-17/1945 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

KILLED IN ACTION

 

PVT. WALTER BARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Bard of Grout township, died December 25th in Luxembourg as the result of wounds suffered in action the day previous. Last week's Record reported him as "seriously wounded." Gladwin County Record dated 01-17/1945 Column 6 Page - 1

 

SERVICE SUNDAY FOR PVT. BARD

 

Memorial services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, February 25, at 3:00 p.m. for Pvt. Walter Bard, who was killed in action in Luxembourg on December 25. This service will take place in the Bard Evangelical Church, under the auspices of the Manley Morris Post No. 171 of the American Legion of Beaverton. Rev. M. R. Jewell will officiate. Gladwin County Record dated 02-21/1945 Column - 8 Page - 1

 

WALTER BARD RITES SUNDAY

 

PFC WALTER BARD

 

Funeral services for Pfc. Walter Bard will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 12, at 2:30 o'clock in the Bard Evangelical United Brethren church, with the Rev. S R. Wurtz, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the Highland cemetery, under the auspices of the American Legion.

Pfc. Bard died on December 25, 1944, in Luxembourg, Germany, from serious wounds received in battle on the previous day. He was born in Roseville on April 14, 1925, and lived with his parents in Grout township. He attended school in Gladwn and Beaverton and before his induction into the Army in March, 1944, he worked on the farm with his father.

Survivors are his father, Harlan Bard, Clare county; his mother, Mrs. Daisy Ferrell, of Lansing; two brothers, Dale of Gladwin and Danny at home; one sister, Nona, at home; also his grandfather, Henry Bard, and grandmother, Mrs. Icy Vannatter. Gladwin County Record dated 12-08/1948 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

MI PVT 317 INF WWII

 

HENRY H. BARD (1 MAY 1863 - 4 AUG 1951)

 

Henry Harlen Bard, 88, passed away on Saturday, August 4, at St. Louis, after six days illness. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Hall Funeral home. The Rev. M. R. Jewell, of Reed City, officiated and burial was made in Highland cemetery.

Mr. Bard was born on May 1, 1863, in Bryan, Ohio, and had been a resident of Grout township for the past 50 years. He was married to Martha Louise Hicks, who preceded him in death in 1921.

Surviving are one son, Harlen Bard, of Arthur township, Clare county; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son, Bryan, died in 1935. Pallbearers were Ned Calhoun, Henry Schwartz, Harry Lang, David Schwartz, Curt Brubaker and Clarence Rinehart. Gladwin County Record dated 08-08/1951 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

MARTHA LOUISE "MATTIE" (HICKS) BARD (5 AUG 1867 - 20 SEP 1921)

 

Mrs. Mattie L. Bard, wife of Henry H. Bard, died of heart trouble Sept. 20, 1921, at her home in Grout township, aged 54 years, one month and 15 days. She was born at St. Johns Aug. 5, 1867, and has resided several years in Gladwin county. She is survived by her husband and two sons. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Sept. 21. Gladwin County Record dated 09-22/1921 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

HOWARD E. BARDWELL (15 DEC 1913 - 20 OCT 1962)

 

{DIES ? 2 - CAR COLLISION}

 

Howard Bardwell, 48, of Gladwin died Saturday night following a two car collision at the corner of M-61 and M-30. Bardwell, who appeared to be unhurt in the accident, was brought to the Gladwin Hospital in an ambulance with the other occupants of the cars but was dead on arrival. An autopsy showed tath he died of suffocation, according to Coroner Donald Hall. Bardwell ( ) the accident and was reported to be in ill health, he said. The mishap occurred about 9 p.m. officers said, when Flossie I. Nettleton, of Gladwin, was driving south on M-61. Her car was hit in the right side by one driven by Muriel S. Hergenreder, of Saginaw, investigating officers of the sheriff department said.

Riding with Mrs. Nettleton were Bardwell, Emily Hunemuller, of Clare, owner of the car, and Rolland Wilson, of Rt. 2, Gladwin. They received minor cuts and bruises. In the Hergenreder car were Carol Mielke, of Saginaw, Polly Switzer, of Gladwin, and Janice McCotrib, also of Saginaw. They suffered bruises. Funeral services for Bardwell were held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. William J. Hassold officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery under the auspices of the Beaverton V.F.W.

Born in Hope on Dec. 15, 1913, he was married to the former Stella Cameron on March 6, 1943. A lifetime resident of Gladwin County, he was employed by Dow Chemical Company. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Beaverton V.F.W. and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Stella; two sons, Elmer, of Swanton, Ohio, and Ronald, with the U.S. Air Force, Terra Haute, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Nora Simrell, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two step-sons, William Cameron of Mt. Morris, and Ronald Cameron, of Gladwin; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ruth Rose and Mrs. Iva Bender, of Flint, and Mrs. Rosemary Trumble, of Gladwin; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bardwell, of Shelby; a brother Donald, of Kalispell, Mont.; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Bradley, of Gladwin, Mrs. Mae Fruchey, of Midland, Mrs. Iva Fenton, of Lake St. Helen, Mrs. Eva Rowe, of Flint, and Mrs. Claudette Robinson, of Marion; and seven grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 10-24/1962 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

CORP 5TH ARMY ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN BATTALION WWII

 

STELLA V. (CASSIDAY) CAMERON - BARDWELL (22 JAN 1907 - 4 MARCH 1999)

 

Stella V. Bardwell, 92, of Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, March 4, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Born Jan. 22, 1907 in Gladwin, she was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. Stella married Howard Bardwell in 1942 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1962. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin.

Surviving are one daughter, Rosemary Trumble of Beaverton; one son, Ronald and wife Joan Cameron of Gladwin; one brother, Wilbur B. Cassiday of Midland; one sister, Sylvia Nunn of Beaverton; 25 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Cameron, December 1981; and two daughters, Ruth (Rose) Stilwell, August 1993, and Iva Bender, March 1995.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity. Gladwin County Record dated 03-10/1999 Column - 2 Page - 2

 

DAISY (?) BARLOW (25 MAY 1882 13 MAY 1966)

 

RITES HELD FOR DAISY BARLOW

Mrs. Daisy Barlow, 83, died Friday morning at the Pleasant Manor Convalescent Home, Mt. Pleasant, after an illness of several months. Born in Wayne County on May 25, 1882, she was married to Milton E. Barlow on June 17, 1903. They resided in Gladwin County from 1903 to 1956, when they moved to Clare County. He preceded her in death in 1956.

 

Surviving are two sons, Charles E. and Milton E., of Clare; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Haubenstricker, Flint, and Mrs. Nellie Rosenlund of Oroville, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Lane, of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Miner Chapel. The Rev. Frank Humphrey officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-18/1966 Column 3 Page 1.

 

MILTON BARLOW (1875 - 1956)

 

LYDA B. BARNES (27 NOV 1909 - 23 NOV 1990)

 

Mrs. Lyda B. Barnes, 80, of 520 Birchwood Lane, Gladwin, died Friday, Nov. 23, 1990, in the Mid-

Michigan Regional Medical Center- Midland, after a short illness. Born in Fairbanks, Minn., Nov.

27, 1900, she moved to Gladwin County 6 months ago from Warren.

 

Surviving are 4 sons, Karl Erickson of Gladwin, Ronald Barnes of Sterling Heights, Roger and

Leonard Barney of Witehita, Kan.; 2 daughters, Lynn Barnes of Mesa, Ariz, and Sharon Granass of Rochester; 14 grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Robert

Marshall officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-28/1990 Column 3 Page 2.

 

RUE BARROWS (? - 18 MARCH 1929)

 

Rue Barrows, son of R. W. Barrows, died Monday morning, March 18, at Wahjamega. The body was brought to Gladwin Wednesday and taken to his father's home, where services were held this morning, conducted by Rev. L. M. Whitney. Burial took place at Highland cemetery. He was born in Gladwin and was 32 years, 7 months and 20 days old. Gladwin County Record dated 03-21/1929 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

EMMA (RUPPERT) BASNEY (1870 - 1932)

ANTHONY W. BAUMGARDNER (23 MARCH 1833 - 3 JULY 1906)

AKA. ANTHONY W. BONGARDNER/BOMGARDNER

 

LONG TIME RESIDENT OF GLADWIN COUNTY CALLED TO HIS LONG REST.

 

Anthony W. Bumgardner passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sanford Cook in Spaulding township, Saginaw county, Friday morning at 1:30 o'clock of a complication of diseases, aged 75 years. The deceased was born in Hocking county, Ohio, Mar 23, 1833, and was married to Miss Rebekah England in 1854. They lived in Ohio until 1880 when they came to Gladwin, where his wife died February 1905. Since the death of Mrs. Bumgardner, he has lived with his children, coming to the home of Mrs. Cook six months ago. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served four years with Co. B 31st Ohio Volunteers. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Freeman Wood of Ohio, and Mrs. Sanford Cook of Spaulding, together with four sons, Thomas of Ohio; Sherman and Leon of Saginaw, and Charles of Gladwin. The remains were brought to Gladwin for interment. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Grout No. 1, schoolhouse conducted by Rev. G. W. Day of Beaverton, followed by interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-09/1906 Column - 2 Page - 4

 

{ON THE 1890 U.S. CENSUS HE IS LISTED AS LIVING IN THE VILLAGE OF GLADWIN}.

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CHARLES W. BAUMGARDNER (2 SEP 1870 - 26 APRIL 1933)

 

LAST RITES FOR EX-SHERIFF

 

C. W. BAUMGARDNER, WIDELY KNOWN FORMER GLADWINITE DIES

 

Charles W. Baumgardner, Isabella county deputy sheriff and former sheriff of Gladwin county, died at his home on Court street, Mt. Pleasant, Wednesday morning, April 26, following a brief illness. His sudden death was attributed to hardening of the arteries. Although confined to bed for but one week preceding his death, Mr. Baumgardner had during the past months suffered frequent illnesses. These attacks, however, he had not considered as serious and he had continued actively with the sheriff's department. He would have been 63 years old Sept. 2. Born in Hocking county, Ohio, Sept. 2, 1870, Mr. Baumgardner came to Michigan with his parents when a boy of 10, the family settling in Gladwin county. He was married to Miss Nellie Mae McCulloch in 1894. They made their home in that community until 1925 when they moved to Forest Hill near Alma.

Mr. Baumgardner became widely known in that community through his many business and social relations and more particularly as sheriff of Gladwin county for two terms, serving in that office from 1919 to 1923. After moving to Forest Hll he conducted a hardware store for some conducted a hardware store for some time and later moved to Alma. In 1929 the family removed to Mount Pleasant where they have made their home since. Shortly after moving there Mr. Baumgardner was named deputy sheriff under former Sheriff Andrew Schertel. With the exception of one summer he had continued in that department up to the time of his death. During one summer he was in charge of the forest fire fighting department of this district and served a short time on the city police force before returning as deputy.

With the change in sheriffs Jan. 1, Sheriff Palmer Landon re-appointed Mr. Baumgardner as deputy. Mr. Baumgardner was a member of the Gladwin lodge, I.O.O.F. While identified as an officer during much of his active career, "Charley," as he was best known, will be remembered by countless friends as a keen sportsman. One of his great interests was in the annual fall hunting season and his hunting dogs.

Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Mrs. Alva S. Kitchen of Alma and Eleanor at home; two sisters, Tillie and Alice of Ohio; and three brothers, Thomas of Ohio, Sherman of Tawas and Levi of Gladwin.---Isabella County Times-News. Funeral services were held at the home Friday, April 28, and at the Gladwin Free Methodist church at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. H. P. Johnson of Oxford. Mrs. Gordon A. Capling and Mrs. Eva Bender sang "Lead Kindly Light," Crossing the Bar" and "Saved by Grace", Burial took place at Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-04/1933 Column - 2 Page - 1

 

NELLIE MAE (MCCULLOCH) BAUMGARDNER (1872 - 1957)

 

REBECCA (ENGLAND) BAUMGARDNER (18 NOV 1836 - 21 FEB 1905)

 

GERTRUDE V. (SHELL) BAUSERMAN (12 JUNE 1879 - BET. NOV - DEC 1950)

 

FORMER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude V. Bauserman, of Harrison, were held at the Hall Funeral Home on Sunday, December 3. The Rev. Gerald Brady, of the United Brethren church of Harrison, officiated and burial was made in Highland cemetery. Gertrude V. Shell was born in Sanilac county on June 12, 1879, the daughter of Herbert and Orilla Shell. As a child she came to Gladwin with her parents, sister, Mae, and brother, Merle.

She was educated in the Gladwin school and Ferris Institute and taught in the Gladwin county schools for 13 years. She was a member of the Methodist church and worked in the Sunday School and Epworth League. Later she joined the Presbyterian church in Toledo. On December 25, 1907, she was married to Harry Bauserman. They made their home in Toledo, Ohio, until December 20, 1949, when they moved to their new home in Harrison. Surviving are her husband; one son, Clair; her sister, Mae Shell, and a grandson, Terry. Gladwin County Record dated 12-06/1950 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

HARRY F. BAUSERMAN (4 JAN 1881 - 11 MARCH 1959)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR HARRY BAUSERMAN

 

Harry F. Bauserman, 78, of Harrison, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, March 11. Born in Antwerp, Ohio, January 4, 1881 he came to Harrison from Toledo in 1949. He was married to the former Gertrude V. Shell, of Gladwin, on Dec. 25, 1907, in Gladwin. She preceded him in death in 1950.

Survivors include a grandson, Terry MacRae, of Harrison; a brother, Charles, of Flint, and a sister, Mrs. Ina McCreery, of Antwerp. A son Clair also preceded him in death in 1953. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. E. O. Burk officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-18/1959 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

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CLARA L. (CHILCOTE) BEAGLE (22 JUNE 1918 8 AUG 1989)

 

CLARA BEAGLE

 

Clara L. Beagle, 71, of 1758 Pratt Lake Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1989, in the Mid

Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland. Born in VanWert, Ohio, June 22, 1918, she moved to Gladwin County June 1,1980, from Burton. The former Clara Chilcote, she was married to Gerald Beagle,

June 18,1949, in Millington.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (JoLee) Ridley of Grand Blanc; one brother, Benjamen of Ohio City, Ohio; 2 sisters, Elouise Custer of Ohio City, Ohio and Pauline Johns of Texas. A brother and 3 sisters preceded her in death.

 

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial will be in

Eastwood Memorial Gardens, Davison. Gladwin County Record dated 8-9/1989 Column 2 Page 2.

 

CLARA ELEANOR BEARDSLEY (9 MAY 1889 - 8 OCT 1978)

 

Mrs. Clara E. Beardsley, 89, formerly of Beaverton, died Sunday at the Hoyt Nursing Home, Saginaw. She was born May 9, 1889, in Gladwin, where she lived until 1950, when she moved to Saginaw. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Reading Club of
Saginaw; the Beaverton Order of Eastern Star and the Gladwin Womens' Club.

Mrs. Beardsley was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph of Beaverton. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Helen) Forster of Saginaw; Mrs. Victor (Marion) Schember of College Station, Texas; Mrs. George (Bernice) Prude of Houston, Texas; one son,
William of East Lansing; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. H. L. Millard of Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, with the Rev. Harold Kaser officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the Beaverton Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home. Midland Daily News dated 10-9-1978 Page - 5.

 

DOROTHEA I. BEARSS (19 MARCH 1914 - 4 NOV 2003)

Dorothea I. Bearss, 89, of West Branch, died Nov. 4, 2003, at Bortz Health Care in West Branch. She was born March 19, 1914, in Hope. A factory worker at Standish Products in Standish, Mich., she retired in 1979. She lived in West Branch for most of her life.

She is survived by a daughter, Ada Beers of Florida; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Mary Ann Bearss of Gladwin, and Roger and Sonya Bearss of Millington; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Gil Burgeson of Bay City; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Bearss of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry; two brothers, Fred and Angus; and two sisters, Wilma and Marion.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Elder Gil Burgeson officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 6 from 12 to 9 p.m. Memorials will be used according to the wishes of the family.

HENRY BEAUBIEN (19 AUG 1849 - 11 JAN 1935)

Rev. A. S. Bauman conducted services at the Sacred Heart Church Monday at 9 a.m. for Henry Beaubien, followed by burial at Highland Cemetery. Henry Beaubien, son of James and Jenneth Beaubien, was born August 19, 1849, at Monroe, and died at Gladwin Friday, January 11, 1935, after an illness of several years. He was married to Mary Beaudry, January 20, 1886, at Newport, Michigan, who died November 4, 1895, at Reids, Ohio. Five children were born to them.
The Beaubiens came to Gladwin in 1901 and located on a farm in Grout Township, where he lived until his health failed. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Archie Cameron and Mrs. Dan
Whitman, of Grout township; two brothers and two sisters, Frank Beaubien of Orlando, Florida, Sam Beaubien and Mrs. Ellen Lockwood of Ohio and Mrs. Fred Dizean of Monroe, Michigan; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Gladwin County Record dated January 16, 1935.

CYRIL BEAUDRY (17 APR 1865 19 AUG 1949)

SERVICES HELD FOR AGED BUCKEYE MAN

Cyril Beaudry, 84, passed away on Friday, August 19, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Emrick, after an illness of about six months. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart church on Monday morning, with burial in the Highland cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Michael Wolfe officiated. A Rosary was read at the Hall Funeral Home on Sunday evening at 8:30.

Mr. Beaudry was born in Monroe county on April 17, 1865, and was a resident of Buckeye township for 37 years. His wife passed away in 1923. Surviving are one son, Hilary F. Beaudry, of River Rouge; one daughter, Catherine; several brothers, also two grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 8-24/1929 Column 5 Page 1.

MARY (MASSON) BEAUDRY (16 JUNE 1863 - 13 OCT 1923)

MRS. CYRIL BEAUDRY

Mrs. Mary Beaudry, wife of Cyril Beaudry, died Oct. 15, 1923, at her home in Buckeye township, where she has been a resident 11 years. She was born June 16, 1863 in France.

Services were held at the Church of Sacred Heart this morning at 9 o'clock, followed by burial in Highland cemetery.

Gladwin County Record, Col 2 Pg 4 - 18 Oct 1923

Additional information provided by Bonnie Grant: Mary Elizabeth Masson married Cyril Beaudry Sep 20 1892 Newport Michigan. Daughter of Joseph Masson & Catherine Noire (Navarre) Noire is the french spelling of Black. 2 children 1.Catherine Elizabeth Beaudry b. 10 Mar 1894 Newport MI.married George Washington Brancho 2. Hilary Felix Beaudry b. 1 May 1896 Newport MI.

AUGUST BECK (11 NOV 1910 - 11 MARCH 1933)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR THOMAS BECK

 

August Beck, 71, a former resident of Buckeye township, died at his home in Hazel Park, on Sunday, December 15, after an illness of about one year. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 10 oclock at the Sacred Heart church and burial was in the Highland cemetery. A Rosary was read at the Hall Funeral Home at 8 oclock Monday evening. Rev. Fr. K. E. McGinn officiated.

 

Mr. Beck was born on July 29, 1875 in Austria-Hungary. On January 13, 1900 he was married to Miss Mary Nischt. In 1902 they came to the United States and were residents on a farm in Buckeye township for 40 years. Recently they moved to their home in Hazel Park, where Mr. Beck passed away.

 

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Thomas A. Beck, of Gladwin, Henry Beck, of Plymouth, John Beck, of Hazel Park; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford Sheldon, of Royal Oak, Mrs. Ernest Slinger, of Jonesville, Mrs. Carl Fine, of Plymouth. Gladwin County Record dated 12-18/1946 Column 7 Page 1.

 

DAUGHTER BECKWITH (ABT. 1900 - 29 SEP 1903)

 

A daughter three years old of William Beckwith, Meredith, died Tuesday from effects of accidental burning. Gladwin County Record dated 10-02/1903 Column - 6 Page - 3

 

MRS. WILLIAM (REAUME) BECKWITH (ABT. 30 JAN 1883 - 7 DEC 1918)

 

Mrs. William Beckwith died Dec. 7 at her home in Presque Isle county, of pneumonia, following influenza. The body was shipped to Gladwin for interment, arriving here Monday. Interment took place Dec. 9, in Highland cemetery. Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. J. H. Cornelius. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Reaume of Grout, was born in Canada and was aged 35 years, 10 months and seven days. Gladwin County Record dated 12-12/1918 Column - 4 Page - 5

 

LOUIS JAMES (MAYOR) BEDORE (11 OCT 1905 14 SEP 1966)

 

MAYOR BEDORE DIES

 

Mayor Louis J. Bedore died in his sleep at his home here early Wednesday morning, Sept. 14; of a heart attack. He was 60 years old. Owner and operator of Bedores Auto Electric on Sr. Arcade St., he had worked as usual Tuesday in the shop, after having been absent from work last week because of the flu. Mayor Bedore had served in the citys highest office for 5 years, being elected in April, 1961. Prior to his election as mayor, he had been councilman from the third ward for a number of years.

 

Born Oct. 11, 1905, at Pinconning, he had as a youth lived at Highwood in Hay Township. Mr. Bedore came to Gladwin from Saginaw 20 years ago and opened the auto electric repair shop. He was married to the former Dorothy St. Charles in Saginaw Feb. 24, 1944.

 

He was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter. Mayor Bedore is survived by his wife Dorothy; three daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Phillips of California, Mrs. Penny Sue Fitzpatrick of Flint, and Nancy Lee at home; a son, Louis James, with the U.S. Army in Viet Nam; a brother, Lawrence, of Saginaw; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Hoffman and Mrs. Isabelle Harbinson, both of Saginaw, and four grandchildren.

 

Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at the Hall Funeral Home. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. In memory of Mayor Bedore, Gladwin business places are asked to fly their flags at half-mast Friday and Saturday of this week. Gladwin County Record dated 9-14/1966 Column 7 Page 1.

 

AUGUST J. BEHNKE (26 SEP 1903 2 JUN 1984)

 

(Midland Daily News, June 4, 1984)

 

August J. Behnke, 80, of Gladwin, died Saturday, June 2, 1984, in Gladwin Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1903, in Princeton, Minn. He lived in Gladwin most of his life and married Myrtle Wood, Oct. 19, 1924, in Gladwin. She died Jan. 14, 1980.

 

He leaves daughters, Mrs. Matt (Joann) Gatzweiler of Jackson and Mrs. Leonard (Connie) Courneya of White Hall; eight grandchildren; and brothers, Clarence Behnke of Gladwin and Edward Behnke of Durand. He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mathews Funeral Home, Gladwin, with the Rev, Donald Bates officiating. Burial will be in Highland Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

 

 

BRANDON MICHAEL BEHNKE (15 DEC 1992 - 21 DEC 1992)

 

BRANDON BEHNKE

 

Brandon Michael Behnke. One week old, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1992, in Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

 

Surviving are his mother, Shanda Behnke of Flint; one brother Michael at home; grandparents,

Ronald and Sharon Behnke of Flint and Fred and Gloria Garver of Gladwin; and great grandparents, Al and Lucille Howard of Gladwin and Carl and Cecil Behnke of Florida.

 

Rites were held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-30/1992 Column 4 Page 2.

 

BLYTHE RENEE BEHNKE (19 APRIL 1967 - 20 APRIL 1967)

 

RITES HELD FOR INFANT DAUGHTER

 

Graveside services were held Friday at 2 p.m. for Blythe Renee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Behnke, of Gladwin, who died April 20, 10 hours after she was born.

 

Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother, Brian; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Behnke and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Graver; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Behnke, James P. McGuire, Mrs. Lila Arnold and Roy Graver, all of Gladwin.

 

The Rev. Nelson Clair officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Miner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gladwin County Record dated 4-26/1967 Column - 3 Page - 2.

 

HENRY F. BEHNKE (5 MAY 1901 - 31 AUG 1983)

 

Henry F. Behnke, 82, of 930 N. State St., Gladwin, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, in Bay City, after a long illness. Born in Elmhurst, Ill., on May 5, 1901, he lived in Wyoming for several years where he worked on the Grand Cooley Dam and in the shipyards. He also lived in Alaska where he was a commercial fisherman and in Durand where he worked for Simplicity Engineering. Mr. Behnke moved to Gladwin in 1950. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Mr. Behnke and the former Josephine Woltman, were married May 30, 1952, in Angola, Ind.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James of Renton, Wash.; 2 step-sons, Jack and Richard Woltman of Jackson; one step-daughter, Mrs. T. K. (Bettie) Jones of Essexville; 3 brothers, Clarence and August of Gladwin and Edwin of Durand; one sister, Mrs. Millie Keyworth of Michigan City, Ind., 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Edward Krauss officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 09-07/1983 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

JOSEPHINE (SCHRANZ) BEHNKE (4 NOV 1902 - 10 OCT 1999)

 

Josephine Behnke, 96, of Essexville and formerly of Gladwin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 199 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born Nov. 4, 1902 in Stuben, Austria to Carl and Elizabeth Schranz. Josephine married Jack Woltman in December 1922 in Gladwin. He passed away in July of 1941. She then married Henry Behnke May 30, 1952 in Angola, Ind. They came to Gladwin in 1970 from Durand. He passed away in August of 1983. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin.

Surviving are two sons, Jack and Richard Woltmann both of Jackson; one daughter, Elizabeth Jones of Essexville; one step-son, James Behnke of Renton, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and one sister, Bertha Lennon of Gladwin. Services were held Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetey. Arrangements were handled by Sisson Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-20/1999 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

MATTIE E. "ALICE" BEHNKE (1 APRIL 1915 - 17 JAN 2000)

Mattie E. "Alice" Behnke, 84, of Gladwin, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Tawas. Born April 1, 1915, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma Boose King. Alice married the late Otto Behnke. She was a member of the Gladwin Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary #298 in Harrison, the Tawas Eagles Club for 51 years and a member of the Eastern Star White Clover Chapter #84, Gladwin. She was a caregiver in her home for many years.

Surviving are one niece, Shelbie and husband Ted Ripperdam of AuGres; and one half-brother, Barney Boose of Florida. She was preceded in death by one son, Billie Stull; two sisters; and three brothers. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Sisson Funeral home in Gladwin with Joseph White officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin was in charge of the arrangements.

RICHARD EDWIN BEHNKE (19 OCT 1932 - 25 AUG 2005)

Richard Dick Edwin Behnke, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and Great-grandfather passed away on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 at the Masonic Pathways Retirement Community in Alma after a long illness. Dick was born in Gladwin on Oct. 19, 1932 to Clarence and Mae (Kimball) Behnke. He lived his entire life in Gladwin enjoying family and friends.

 

Dick was very active in his career, community, fraternal organizations, and the Republican Party. He was past chairman of the Gladwin County Republican Party and worked for many candidates throughout his life (Goldwater, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Bagwell, Romney, Milliken, Headlee, Lucas, Engler, Cederburg, Schuette, Camp, Nakkaula, Prescott, Willford and Chattel).

 

He leaves behind in Gods care his loving family, wife, Jean (Brubaker) Behnke; daughters, Debbie Shaffer of Seguin, Texas, Pam Heffner of Gladwin, and Shari (Phil) Caffrey of Gladwin; son, Doug (Tammy) Behnke of Naperville, Illinois; grandchildren, Heather and Marv Ries, Shannon Jablonski, Mark Heffner of Gladwin, Tony and Deann Greer of Grand Rapids, Brad and Peggy Heffner of Ithaca, Shelly Shaffer of Seguin, Texas, Mike Shaffer of Dallas, and Marisa and Elise Behnke of Naperville, Illinois; Bailey of Selma, Oregon; and two sisters, Gertie Morris of Tennessee and Georgia Smith of Michigan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ileen Bailey, in 1970. Graveside services were held on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. under the auspice of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. The Sisson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

He served the Gladwin community for many years in a variety of positions including city clerk, county commissioner, city housing development, city parks commission, city building authority, Gladwin Development Corporation, chamber of commerce, and the Gladwin Athletic Association. Dick was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Lodge 397 F & AM, The Scottish Rite Consistory of Bay City, Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple of Saginaw, Gladwin Rotary Club, and The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3292.

 

He had worked for 30 years in the family business, Behnkes Automotive. Dick also enjoyed a career in the life and health insurance industry, working for Equitable Life Insurance (AXA) and AFLAC Insurance Company.

 

RONALD OTTO BEHNKE (9 JAN 1941 - 17 MAY 1994)

Ronald O. Behnke, 53, of Flint, died Tuesday, May 17, 1994, at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint. He was born in Gladwin on Jan. 9, 1941, and was employed as a production worker for General Motors Corp. after moving to Flint from Florida 9 years ago. Mr. Behnke married the former Sharon Garver June 22, 1963.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 1 son, Brian and his wife Vicky of Burton; 1 daughter, Shanda Behnke of Flint; his parents, Carl and Cecil Grove of Fort Mead, Fla.; 1 brother, James and his wife Pat of Florida; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Blythe Renee Behnke; 1 brother, William; and 1 grandson.

Rites were held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. Burdette Faulk officiated and burial was at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 05-25/1994 Column - 4 Page - 2

SHARON (GARVER) BEHNKE (ABT. 1943 - ?)

EDITH M. (DELAVERN) BEIERSCHMITT (23 JULY 1937 - 28 FEB 2001)

Edith M. Beierschmitt, 63, of Beaverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland following a short illness. Born July 23, 1937 in Beaverton, she was the daughter of Chester and Eolahbell (Folts) DeLavern. She lived in Gladwin County for eight years and previously lived in Arizona and Saginaw. Edith married Ralph F. Beierschmitt, Nov. 7, 1959 in Pasadena, Calif. He preceded her in death May 29, 1993. She was a nurses aid and a veteran of the United States Marines. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 7303.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Beierschmitt of Saginaw, and Lynnette and husband Daryl Beckmann of Beaverton; two sons, Keith and wife Linda of Beaverton and Daniel and wife Penny of Saginaw; two sisters, Marion and husband Jesse Scott of Rolling Prairie, Ind., and Roseltha Solomon of Beaverton; 17 grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Nanette Beierschmitt of Gladwin; one half brother, Joseph DeLavern of Flint; and one aunt, Lulu LaClair of Midland. She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth in 2001, and 10 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Pastor Robert Tibbits officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.

KENNETH D. BEIERSSHMITT (4 FEB 1961 - 29 JAN 2001)

Kenneth D. Beierschmitt, 39, of Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at home. Born Feb. 4, 1961 in Barsto, Calif., he was the son of Ralph and Edith Beierschmitt. He was a resident of Gladwin County for three years and previously lived in Saginaw. Kenneth married Nanette (Domako), May 17, 2000 in Saginaw. He was a nurses aid at the Gladwin Pines Nursing Home.

Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Melisa Beierschmitt of Nevada; two sons, Brian and Nicholas Labadie, both of Gladwin; his mother, Edith Beierschmitt; two sisters, Phyllis Beierschmitt of Saginaw and Lynnette Boyer of Gladwin; two brothers, Keith and wife Linda of Gladwin and Daniel and wife Penny of Saginaw; mother and father-in-law, Frank J. and Dorothy Domako of Beaverton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Beierschmitt. Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Pastor Robert Tibbits officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

MONIA BEIMMER (? - ?)

CONEY NORA BELL (1926 - 1933)

ARTHUR BELLINGER (ABT. 1866 29 SEP 1935)

 

Arthur Bellinger, who has been at the County Farm the past seven years, died Sunday morning following a stroke. He was 69 years old. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with burial at Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-02/1935 Column - 1 Page - 5

 

ANNA (?) BENDER (15 MAY 1874 28 FEB 1940)

 

MRS. ANNA BENDER

 

Mrs. Anna Bender died Monday night of diabetes at the home of Ed Rumminger. Mrs. Bender was born in Poland May 15, 1874. She had lived in this county for 40 years and resided in Glawin county for the last nine years.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Rumminger home with Rev. Leo Gassner of the Round Lake Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-28/1940 Column 5 Page -1.

 

IVA B. (CAMERON) BENDER (1 MAY 1935 - 6 MARCH 1995)

 

IVA B. BENDER

 

Iva B. Bender, 59, of Gladwin, died Monday, March 6, 1995 at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio following a sudden illness. Born May 1, 1935 in Gladwin,she resided in Gladwin the past 10 years since moving from Flint. Mrs. Bender was employed at General Motors' metal fabricating in Flint until she retired in 1978. She was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Iva Cameron married Arthur Bender April 10, 1954 in Gladwin.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Kevin and Timothy, both of Flint; one daughter, Lorie and husband Jose Velasquez of Flint; her mother, Stella Bardwell of Gladwin; one sister, Rosemary Trumble of Beaverton; and one brother, Ronald Cameron of Gladwin. She was preceded in death by a brother, William in December 1981 and a sister, Ruth (Rose) Stillwell in August 1993.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday from the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin with the Rev. James Wilbur officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 3-8/1995 Column 1 Page 6.

 

HARLEY LEWIS BENMARK (27 FEB 1943 - 3 AUG 2002)

 

Harley was a factory worker at General Motors Delphi Division in Saginaw until his retirement in 1998. He lived in Gladwin the last five years of his life having previously resided in Flint. He was a member of Gladwin Eagles 3292. He enjoyed playing guitar and singing. Funeral services was held at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Carlo Sgambelli officiating. Harley died of cancer. Gladwin County Record dated 08-07/2002 Column - 5 Page - 2

 

HOWARD FRANCIS BENMARK (23 NOV 1904 - 22 NOV 1964)

 

HOWARD BENMARK RITES WEDNESDAY

 

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home for Howard F. Benmark, 59, of Elk Lake, who died suddenly Sunday. Born on Nov. 23, 1904, in Roscommon County, he was formerly employed by Buick Motor Company in Flint. He had made his home in the Elk Lake area for the past 15 years. Mrs. Benmark was married to the former Beatrice Bowers on June 7, 1926, in Flint.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Harley, Gladwin, Keith, of Clare, Gordon and Manley, of Flint; his mother, Mrs. Ida Benmark, of Gladwin County; and 6 grandchildren. The Rev. Ronald A. Mueller, of West Branch, will officiate and burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-25/1964 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

F. CHARLES BENNER (1857 - 4 MARCH 1922)

 

CHARLES BENNER

 

Charles Benner, an old resident of Gladwin, died suddenly in Flint, Saturday, March 4, at 9:30 a.m. He left his rooming house in the morning in a cheerful state of mind, more so than usual, and went to his work at Chevrolet plant No. 34, where he was found dead in the toilet.

 

Mr. Benner was 65 years of age. He was born in Ohio, and came to Michigan many years ago, living first at Riverdale, Gratiot county, then in Mt. Pleasant, and moved to Gladwin county 35 years ago. His wife died in Gladwin some years ago. He is survived by one son, Bert Benner of Flint. The body was brought to Gladwin on Mondays train and laid beside the grave of his wife in Highland cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Benner accompanied.

 

Funeral services were held at the undertaking rooms, Flint Sunday at 3 p.m., and Rev. E. T. Smith officiated at the grave at Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 3-9/1922 Column 5 Page 5.

 

MYRA (ELLSWORTH) MARIE BENNER (25 FEB 1853 - 27 FEB 1915)

 

BENNER

 

Myra Ellsworth, wife of Charles Benner, died Feb. 27, 1915, aged 62 years, at their home in this city, having been in poor health for many years and of late suffering from a complication of diseases. She was

born in Indiana Feb. 25, 1853, and was married 37 years ago to Charles Benner.

 

They have lived in Gladwin 27 years, coming here from Gratiot county. Her husband and one son,

Bert Benner, survive. She was a faithful and devoted wife and mother, bearing up well under affliction.

 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of her son, conducted by Rev .C. E. King. The

Episcopal choir sang. Interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-4/1915 Column 4 Page 5.

 

ROBIE DEAN BENTLEY (10 OCT 1956 - 3 JAN 2000)

Robie Dean Bentley, 43, of Harrison, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare. Born Oct. 10, 1956 in Clare, he was the son of Ronald and Florence Switzer Bentley. Robie married Cheryl Joyce Labadie, June 30, 1978 in Clare. He worked as an electrician for Local 692.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Shannon Paulette and Mary Rachelle, both of Harrison; one granddaughter, Taylor Lynn Chrisman; his father, Ronald Bentley of Harrison; his mother, Florence Dawson of St. Johns; seven brothers, Gregory and David, both of Harrison, Ronald II of Farwell, Kevin of Seney, Calvin and Jeffery, both of Springfield, Ga., and Joseph of Clare; and three sisters, Ronda Barber of Harrison, Nevada Kushmaul of Big Rapids, and Dawn Bufford of Newberry.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robie II; and one brother, Roger Bentley. Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

BLANCHE (CRONK) BENNETT (17 JUNE 1887 - 30 OCT 1968)

Mrs. Blanche Bennett, 88, of Gladwin, died at the Gladwin Hospital this morning, Oct. 30, following a short illness. Born in Gladwin Township June 17, 1880, Mrs. Bennett had been a lifetime resident of the county. She and C. Henry Bennett were married in Beaverton Dec. 23, 1908, and he preceded her in death Jan. 23, 1967. Mrs. Bennett was the former Blanche Cronk before her marriage.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vada Craig of Inkster and Howard Raymond (Maxine) of Houghton Lake; a brother, Fred M. Cronk of Bay City; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Breault of Gladwin, and Mrs. Bernice Villaire of Detroit; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-30/1968 Column - 5 Page 1

 

(Thursday, Oct. 31, 1968)

Blanche Bennett, Gladwin, 81, died Wednesday at Gladwin. She was born June 17, 1887 in McClure Township. Services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Vada Craig of Inkster and Mrs. Maxine Raymond of Houghton Lake; one brother, two sisters, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.

CHARLES HENRY BENNETT (3 JULY 1888 - 23 JAN 1967)

RITES THURSDAY FOR HENRY BENNETT

C. Henry Bennett, superintendent of the state highways in Gladwin County for many years, died Monday, Jan. 23, following an illness of 11 months. He was 78 years old. Well-known throughout Gladwin County as highway superintendent and, following his retirement as a bus-driver for the Gladwin schools, Mr. Bennett had been a resident of Gladwin County for 65 years. He had also been employed in the county road system and in his youth as a clerk in Gladwin stores.

Born July 3, 1888, in Paulding County, Ohio, Mr. Bennett came her in 1901. He and the former Miss Blanche Cronk, who survives him, were married Dec. 23, 1908, in Beaverton. He was a member of the Gladwin Odd Fellows Lodge and a charter member of the Beaverton Lions Club. Other survivors in addition to his wife, Blanche, are two daughters, Mrs. Burt (Vada) Craig of Inkster and Mrs. Howard (Maxine) Raymond of Houghton Lake; two grandchildren and one great grandchildren; two brothers, Forest of St. Helen and Arthur of Mendon.

Services will be held at the Hall Funeral Home Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 01-25/1967 Column - 2 Page 1

ETHEL C. (SHAW) BENNETT (16 MAY 1898 - 23 AUG 1984)

Ethel C. Bennett, 86, of Antler Arms, Gladwin, died Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Gladwin Area Hospital following a short illness. She was born May 16, 1898, and had spent her lifetime in Gladwin County. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. The former Ethel Shaw, she was married to James E. Bennett October 23, 1916, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death June 4, 1979.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Eva Bosco and Mrs Rose Wyrick of Gladwin and Mrs. Dorothy Eyre of Jackson; 4 sons, Harvey of Burton, Delmer of Midland, Charles of Niles, Ill. and James Jr. of Linden; one sister, Edith Pero of Gladwin; 5 brothers, John, William and Roy of Gladwin, Clayton of Wooden Shoe and Clarence of Saginaw; 37 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Hal Weemhoff officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 08-29/1984 Column - 3 Page - 2

JAMES ELVEN BENNETT (23 DEC 1891 - 4 JUNE 1979)

James E. Bennett, 87, of 523 N. Antler St., Gladwin, died Monday, June 4, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Born in Goodwin, Kan., on December 23, 1891, he came to Gladwin County in 1908. Mr. Bennett was a self employed cabinet maker and at one time was a linotype operator at The Gladwin County Record. Mr. Bennett and the former Ethel Shaw were married October 23, 1916, in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Faye Fischer, Mrs. Iva Wineman, Mrs. Rose Wyrick, of Gladwin and Mrs. Dorothy Eyre of Jackson; 4 sons, Harvey of Burton, Delmer of Midland, Charles of Niles, Ill. and James Jr. of Linden; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alma Olin and Lillian Bennett, both of Lansing; 3 brothers, Vincent and Chester of Lansing and Edmond of Gladwin; 37 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with the Rev. Donald Bates officiating. Burial will in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-06/1979 Column - 4 Page - 2

JOHN WILLIAM BENNETT (14 MAY 1856 - 11 FEB 1935)

Rev. Grant L. Jordan, pastor of the Methodist church, and Rev. Charles H. Woods, pastor of the Free Methodist church, will conduct funeral services for John William Bennett Wednesday, February 13, at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church. Burial will be at Highland cemetery in charge of the members of the I.O.O.F. lodge.

Bennett died at his home on Short street Monday morning, February 11, of pneumonia after only a few days illness. He was born in Union county, Ohio, May 14, 1856, and was married in Paulding county, Ohio, to Miss Mary Elizabeth Freshwater. They have lived in Gladwin about 34 years.

He was one of the oldest members of the local I.O.O.F. lodge and assisted in organizing the lodge at Beaverton. Surviving him are his widow, three sons, Henry and Arthur Bennett, of Gladwin, and Forest Bennett of Detroit, two granddaughters, Maxine and Maurine Bennett, of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 02-13/1935 Column - 4 Page - 4

MARY ELIZABETH (FRESHWATER) BENNETT (24 FEB 1863 - 14 MARCH 1942)

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. JOHN W. BENNETT

Funeral services were held for Mrs. John Bennett Tuesday afternoon, March 17th at 2 p.m. at the Gladwin Methodist Church. Mary Elizabeth Bennett was born in Delaware County, Ohio on February 24, 1863 and died at the home of her son March 14, 1942. She married John William Bennett and to this couple five children were born. Mr. Bennett died February 11, 1935 and two daughters also preceded their mother in death. Mrs. Bennett has made her home with her son, Henry, since the death of her husband. She has been in poor health for the past three years.

Those surviving are three sons, Henry of Gladwin, Forest of Edwards, and Arthur of Coleman, one sister, Anna Brown of Paulding, Ohio, four brothers, James and Charles Freshwater of Paulding, Ohio, Henry Freshwater of Toledo and John of Indiana, eight grandchildren besides other relatives and friends. Rev. Floyd N. Drake officiated at the services and interment was made in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-18/1942 Column - 5 Page - 1

CHARLES HENRY BENNETT (3 JULY 1888 23 JAN 1967)

Rites Thursday for Henry Bennett

C. Henry Bennett, superintendent. of the state highways in Gladwin County for many years, died Monday, Jan. 23, following an illness of 11 months. He was 78 years old. Well-known throughout Gladwin County as highway superintendent and following his retirement as a bus driver for the Gladwin schools, Mr. Bennett had been; a resident of Gladwin County for 65 years. He had also been employed in the county road system and in his youth as a clerk in Gladwin stores.

Born July 3, 1888, in Paulding County, Ohio, Mr. Bennett came here in 1901. He and the former Miss Blanche Cronk, who survives him, were married Dec. 23, 1908, in Beaverton. He was a member of the Gladwin Odd Fellows Lodge and a charter member of the Beaverton Lions Club.

Other survivors in addition to his wife, Blanche, are two daughters, Mrs. Burt (Vada) Craig of Inkster and Mrs. Howard (Maxine) Raymond of Houghton Lake; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter; two brothers, Forest of St. Helen and Arthur of Mendon.

Services will be held at the Hall Funeral Home Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. F. E. Voller officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-25/1967 Column 2 Page 1.

ANDREW BERG (19 NOV 1878 - 6 NOV 1953)

SERVICES HELD FOR ANDREW BERG

Funeral services for Andrew Berg, 74, were held from St. Paul's Lutheran church on Sunday afternoon. The Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiated and burial was made in Highland cemetery. Mr. Berg was born in Poland on November 19, 1878. He was married to Miss Pauline Arnet on April 8, 1901, in Cleveland, Ohio, coming to Gladwin to make their home about 50 years ago. Mr. Berg was a retired farmer and has been in ill health for some time.

Surviving are his wife; four sons, Fred Berg of Pleasant Plains, Ohio, Robert Berg of Gladwin, Walter Berg of Toledo, Ohio, and Edwin Berg of Detroit; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Roberts and Mrs. Edna Foor of Gladwin, Mrs. Elsie Jones of Detroit; three brothers, Henry and Julius of Detroit and Fred of Marine City; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Heinzman of Fairgrove and Mrs. Edward Kolka of Lansing; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One daughter, Lydia Reithel, preceded her father in death.

Pallbearers were Amos Greer, Walter Zilka, Fred Welser, Charles Mills, Carl Jungman, Julius Meister. Gladwin County Record dated 11-11/1953 Column - 5 Page - 1

EDWIN L. BERG (24 MARCH 1916 - 29 APRIL 1994)

 

Edwin L. Berg, 77, of 406 2nd St., Gladwin, died Friday, April 29, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. He was born in Gladwin on March 24, 1916. He was a machine operator for General Motors and a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin. Mr. Berg and the former Rose Schultz were married June 22, 1940, in Gladwin.

Surviving are one son, Thomas and wife, Sandra, of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Jones of St. Clair Shores and Mrs. Edna Foor of Gladwin; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Rites were held Monday at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-04/1994 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

PAULINE (ARANT) BERG (28 OCT 1879 - 26 MAY 1965)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. PAULINE BERG

 

Services were held Saturday from St. Paul's Lutheran Church for Mrs. Pauline Berg, 85, of Gladwin, who died suddenly May 26 at her home. The former Pauline Arant, she was born in Poland Oct. 28, 1879. She was married to Andrew Berg in Cleveland Jan. 8, 1901. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1953. Mrs. Berg had made Gladwin County her home since 1905.

Surviving are four sons, Fred of Pleasant Plains, Ohio, Robert of Gladwin, Walter of Toledo, and Edwin of Allen Park; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Kaiser, Erie, Mrs Elsie Jones of St. Clair Shores, and Mrs. Edna Foor of Gladwin; 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The Rev. Ernest Mueller officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 06-02/1965 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

ROSE (SCHULTZ) BERG (7 JUNE 1920 - 15 FEB 1995)

 

Rose Berg, 74, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995 at St. Luke's Hospital in Saginaw following a several year battle with cancer. Born June 7, 1920 in Gladwin, she resided in Gladwin County since moving from Detroit in 1984, where she had lived for 44 years. Mrs. Berg was a laborer, bus driver and cafeteria employee with Melvindale Public Schools. She was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Rose Schultz married Edwin Berg June 22, 1940 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death April 29, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Thomas and wife Sandra of Gladwin; one brother Al Schultz of Florida; 2 sisters, Lillie Bokmiller of Troy, and Marie Barth of Parma, Ohio; 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Stacey Beebe and Edwin Berg; 2 great-grandchildren, Lloyd and Michael Beebe; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Winter officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Our Savior Lutheran Church. Arrangements were handled by the Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 02-22/1995 Column - 1 Page 6

 

CLYDE GLENSTRA BERRY (1910 FEB 1910)

 

BERRY

 

Infant son, aged seven weeks, of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Berry of Grout township died Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. McClary where it had been brought for treatment. Funeral services were held at the McClary residence Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. William Rumley, followed by interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-24/1910 Column 3 Page 5.

 

ESTHER LOLA (DUTCHER) BERRY (12 FEB 1882 6 OCT 1934)

 

MRS. SIDNEY A. BERRY

 

Rev. Grant L. Jordan conducted services Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, at the home at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Sidney A. Berry, who died October 4. Burial services were at Highland cemetery.

 

Esther Lola Berry was born Feb. 12, 1882, at Peck in Sanilac county, came to Gladwin with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Dutcher, in 1888, who located in Gladwin township, and later moved to Gladwin city. She was married to Sidney A. Berry Jan. 16, 1905, who survives her with one son, Burton, and three daughters, Ella Grayce, Oliva and Lois, and three grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Berry had been ailing for several years, but her death came suddenly Thursday morning, October 4. Her husband, who had gone to the kitchen to build a fire, thought that she was unusually quiet, returned to the bedroom and found her dead in bed. He had been talking to her only a short time before.

 

Relatives who were here called by the last rites were her sister and brothers and a nephew: Mr. and Mrs. F. Granger, Dr. and Mrs. R. W. Chivers and Mr. and Mrs. George Dutcher, all of Jackson; Leo J. Dutcher of Hillsdale; and Duane Farmer of Ann Arbor. Gladwin County Record dated 10-10/1934 Column - 2 Page - 12.

 

ADELINE (REAUME) BESSEY (24 JULY 1881 - 16 FEB 1957)

 

MRS. BESSEY PASSES AFTER YEAR'S ILLNESS

 

Mrs. Adeline Bessey, 75, Grout Township, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hattie Rettinger of Kingsley, Saturday after an illness of one year. She was born in Ludington on July 24, 1881, the daughter of Julia and Anthony Reaume and had lived in Gladwin County for most of her life. On April 2, 1889, she was married to Jess Bessey who preceded her in death on January 3, 1943.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mable Farrow and Mrs. Rosie Anderson of Gladwin; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rettinger of Kingsley and Mrs. Rose Lumbert of Grand Ledge; two brothers, Anthony Reaume of Grand Ledge and Henry Reaume of Dearborn. One son and two daughters are deceased.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Woods officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery with Loyal Haddix, Fred Haines, John Pickerin, Aubrey Chatterton, Darrell Edick and Ray Harold acting as pallbearers. Gladwin County Record dated 02-20/1957 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

JESS A. BESSEY (30 JAN 1874 - 3 JAN 1943)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE FOR JESS BESSEY

 

Funeral services were held at the West Grout Free Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, at 2 o'clock for Jess Bessey who died at home in Grout township Sunday, Jan. 3. Services were conducted by Rev. R. Milks, followed by burial in Highland cemetery, Gladwin. Mr. Bessey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samual Bessey was born Jan. 30, 1874, at Mayville, Mich. In 1899 he was married to Adeline Reaume and has since resided mostly in Grout township.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline, two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Farrow, at home, and Mrs. Wm. Anderson of Gladwin, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mattie Bailey of Flint, besides nieces and nephews. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. Gladwin County Record dated 01-13/1943 Column - 6 Page - 5

SAMUEL BESSEY (1826 - 24 APRIL 1901)

 

DEATH OF SAMUEL BESSY

 

Samuel Bessy died April 24 at his home in Arthur, aged 71 years. Mr. Bessy was born in Canada, and some years ago moved to Mayville, Mich. From there he moved to Gladwin county 17 years ago, but has recently made his home in Arthur, Clare county. Six children survive him. Funeral services were held Friday. Rev. J. S. DeLong officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 05-03/1901 Column - 6 Page - 5

CO A 29 MI INF CIVIL WAR

 

EDWARD BETKE (10 MAY 1894 - 23 SEP 1988)

 

Edward Betke, 94, of 4552 Oberlin Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, Sept. 23, in Michigan Veterans Facility, Grand Rapids, after a short illness. Born in Pultush, Poland, May 10, 1894, he moved to Detroit in 1910 and to Gladwin County in 1959. Mr. Betke was a tool and die maker with Murray Body Co. and then with Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. He served in the Army during World War I and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids. Mr. Betke and the former Maried Kutzke were married Apr. 19, 1922, in Oberlin. She preceded him in death May 11, 1969.

Suriving are 2 sons, Ernest of Rochester Hills and the Rev. Norman of St. Ansgar, Iowa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Blandine Dittmann and Mrs. Martha Koberstein of Europe; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Albertina Betke, Helene Rimatzi and Ottilie Grams.

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Frank Graves officiating. Military graveside services was held by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303 in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-28/1988 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

ADA FRANCES (HOLTSBERRY) BETTS (27 AUG 1901 - 14 MARCH 1919)

 

MRS. RALPH O. BETTS

PASSES AWAY IN GROUT TOWNSHIP IN BLOOM OF YOUNG WOMANHOOD

 

Betts---Ada Francis Holtsberry was born in Roscommon county, Mich., Aug. 27, 1901, and departed this life May 14, 1919, aged 17 years, 8 months, 17 days. She came with her parents to Grout township, Gladwin county, five years ago, spending these years with her parents till this spring. Sept. 1, 1918, she was united in marriage to Ralph O. Betts. This spring they moved on to the Wm. Lytle farm where Mr. Betts had secured work. April 19 she was severely burned. A few days before she passed away she was moved to the home of her parents. All that kind hands and loving friends could do could not maintain life.

 

There are left to mourn, her sorrowing husband, father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. Jay Lovesey, Mrs. Arlo Roberts, Margaret; also one brother, T. J.; the last two at home; grandparents and other relatives.

 

During her affliction realizing that she might not regain health, she looked to God and found as He promised a present help in need. Before passing away she said to her husband that she was ready to go. Thus in the morning of life she was called away.

 

The regard for the departed and sympathy for the bereaved was shown by the floral offerings and the company that gathered at the home and church to pay the last respects.

 

The funeral took place at the Bethel church Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. The house was filled with relatives and friends. For all who knew Ada were her friends. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The choir sang her favorite songs, Jesus Lover of May Soul. Abide With Me and In the Hour of Trial, which she requested that they should sing.

 

Ada had a sweet, lovable disposition, always cheerful and singing. She was a beautiful singer, and was active in Sunday school work. She will be greatly missed. A place is vacant which cannot be filled. We mourn with her heartbroken young husband, her parents and friends, but the beautiful testimony she left assures us our loss is her gain. She has only gone on a little way and we may all meet her in glory.

 

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Holtsberry of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Hall, daughters, Elsie and Dorris, sons, Webster and Wilbur of Saginaw; Mrs. Rosa Herald and son Floyd of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Wes Brown and son Ernest; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Boakes and daughter Rose of Butman; Rev. Betts and son Roa of Rockford, Ohio. Rev. A. J. Hettler conducted the servicest comforting sermon. The remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery. May the God of mercy comfort the mourning ones.

 

Dear Ada, like a beautiful flower

You bloomed, then faded away;

But the fragrance of your beautiful life

Will live in our memory always.

Well miss your sweet smile-your loving deeds;

Well long to hear your sweet voice

While youve gone on to your home on high

With angels and God to rejoice.

May the memory of you, safe at home.

Lead us ever upward and on

Till our work on earth is all complete

And we meet-no more to mourn

A Friend.

Gladwin County Record dated 5-22/1919 Column 4 Page 5.

 

MATTIE E. (ROYCE) BETTS (18 OCT 1873 24 MAY 1918)

 

Betts---Mattie E. Royce, daughter of Rebecca and Edward Royce, was born at VanWert, VanWert county, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1873, and died at her home in Grout township, Gladwin county, Michigan, May 24, 1918, aged 44 years, seven months and six days. She was united in marriage to C. T. Betts Aug. 23, 1891, to which union were born nine children, seven sons and two daughters. She was converted and joined the United Brethren church when a young girl and lived a most faithful and devoted Christian life.

 

As a wife she was most devoted, a noble example of wifehood. She and her companion spent almost 27 years in perfect wedded bliss. As a mother she was one of the most devoted faithful and loving, always doing for the children little deeds of love, even her severe affliction. Her greatest concern when she found God was going to call her home, was that each of her children might live so as to meet her in glory. Oh noble mother, may your wish be granted.

 

As a neighbor she was kind and considerate, always ready to lend a helping hand. She was also concerned over their Christian welfare and prayed that her neighbors might learn to love and serve the Lord she dearly loved.

 

As a Christian she was most noble. She loved her Savior and took him as her daily companion. During her long illness she said time and again, Oh what would we do without religion. How could I bear this suffering without Jesus. And just a short time before she entered the glory world, in answer to her husband, who asked if Jesus was precious to her, she answered that he was. Just before going on the operating table at Ann Arbor Feb. 23, she said to her husband, Now be cheerful, I am going to be, then she said, she thought of the hymn, He is so precious to me, and her last thought before going to sleep was Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus. The night before she entered the hospital she prayed all night for her children and neighbors.

 

During her long illness she never uttered a word of complaint. She greatly appreciated every little kindness shown her. She said, Oh, everybody is so good to me. She leaves to mourn her faithful and devoted companion, her sons, Ray, Roy, Ralph, Reo, Roe, Ronald and little Russel aged six, her daughters, Jennie (Rapp) and her little Arreta, not quite 14, who took such loving and faithful care of mamma, her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ray Betts, her son-in-law, Herman Rapp, all of whom she most dearly loved. She also leaves three brothers and one sister, father, mother, two sisters and one brother preceded her to heaven.

During her companionship with her husband in the ministry, she worked most faithfully to win souls for Jesus. Her crown must be filled with stars for her daily life was a constant testimony of a Christian life. She was a beautiful singer and sang to win souls, to comfort the afflicted and to express her daily joy in her companionship with Jesus.

 

While in the hospital at Ann Arbor she said to her afflicted companions In that City all that science and love could do to keep her here a little longer was done but God willed to take her home and we who are left bow in humble submission, knowing she is happy in glory and there we expect to meet her in the sweet by and by. Services by Rev. Hettler. Interment in Highland cemetery. Contributed. Gladwin County Record dated 5-30/1918 Column 4 Page 5.

 

DORIS IRENE BINGHAM (7 NOV 1924 27 NOV 1924)

 

Doris Irene Bingham, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bingham, died at their home in Butman township, Nov. 27, age 20 days. Funeral services were held Friday morning at Gladwin M. E. church by Rev. Stanley Thayer and the little one was laid to rest in Highland cemetery.

 

How brief the stay, as beautiful as fleeting,

The time that baby came with us to dwell;

Just long enough to give a happy greeting,

Just long enough to bid us all farewell!

 

Death travels down the thickly settled highway;

At shining marks they say he loves to aim;

How did he find, far down our lonely by-way,

Our little one who died soon after named?

 

A child of mine, a child of bliss;

Why, therefore, weep for joy like this?

Gladwin County Record dated 12-11/1924 Column 4 Page 4.

 

ELIZABETH ANN (DAWE) BIRCH (10 AUG 1835 31 DEC 1914)

 

EDITH G. (EVERETT) BISEL (18 NOV 1898 - 24 DEC 1999)

Happy 100th, Edith Bisel!

Not many people can say they have witnessed the turn of a century once in their lifetime. Even fewer will get the chance to usher in a new century twice. However, Gladwin's Edith Bisel may just turn the trick.

Bisel born Edith Everett Nov. 18, 1898 to Charles and Laura (nee Wilson) Everett will turn 100 years young this month. A native of VanWert, Ohio, Edith was one of five children. In 1930, she and her family moved to Gladwin County, where she spent a couple of years at the then Riley School in Sage Township. (According to Edith's niece, Gladys Carman, this building still stands, although it has since become a home.)

Edith's family made an immediate impact on their new hometown, as Mr. Everett helped construct not only the Sacred Heart parsonage and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, but also several other local buildings. Edith, however, ended up relocating to Ohio a short time later, where she resided until the stock market crash of 1929.

By this time, she had married the late Alonzo Bisel, and the happy couple headed back to Gladwin County, this time settling in Clement Township on Cedar Lake Rd. with their two young daughters, the late Leota Card and Clarabelle Cann, who currently lives close by her mother in Gladwin.

At the time that Edith and her family moved back to Michigan, Laura Everett's brother Edith's Uncle John Wilson took the Bisels into his home, where they lived until they were able to secure a place of their own. According to Carman, the Wilson home, a log cabin, is still standing and in good shape today.

Alonzo Bisel passed away in the early 1950s, around the same time that Edith was working at the then Gladwin Nursing Home. She would never marry again. Edith, a resident of the Antler Arms apartment complex, has been away from town for the better part of the past two months. She was unable to be reached despite repeated attempts to contact her, although she was reportedly doing well at the time of this writing.

A grandmother seven times over, Edith also has 23 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren, as well as one surviving sister, Ethel Lane Steman. Edith's grandchildren will be hosting an open-house reception for her Nov. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adams Township Hall, located three miles west of Sterling on Sterling Rd. Friends and relatives are welcome. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1998 Column 1 Page 9.

 

Edith G. Bisel, 101, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. She was an operator for a public phone company. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

 

ANNA (ROTH) BITTNER (4 JUNE 1865 25 OCT 1946)

FORMER RESIDENT BURIED MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Bittner, 81, were held on Monday afternoon at 2 oclock, at the Reigle Funeral Home. Mrs. Bittner died in Flint, at the home of her son, on Friday, October 25. Rev. M. R. Jewell, of the Gladwin Evangelical church officiated and burial was in the Highland cemetery.

Anna Roth, was born in Van Wert county, Ohio, on June 4, 1865. In 1884 she was married to August Bittner, in Paulding, Ohio. Mr. Bittner passed away about three years ago. Mrs. Bittner came to Gladwin county in 1900 and lived here until November 1943, when she went to Flint to live with her son.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter Williams, of Flint; one son, Allen Bittner, of Flint; two brothers, Herman and Theodore Roth, of Indiana; four sisters, Mrs. William Stanford, and Mrs. Lena Anderson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Mrs. Mollie Dourty and Mrs. Emma Ogden, of California; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The pallbearers were William Hall, Joseph Kisch, Dan Soldan, William Thiel, Grant Fetterolf and Frank Reigle. Gladwin County Record dated 10-30/1946 Column 4 Page 1.

AUGUST BITTNER (1861 21 NOV 1943)

SERVICES HERE FOR AUGUST BITTNER

Funeral services were held here Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rogers Funeral Home for August Bittner, 82, who died Sunday at the home of his son, Allen Bittner, in Flint. The Rev. M. R. Jewell, of the Gladwin Evangelical churches, officiated at the services and burial was in Highland cemetery. A prayer service was held Monday night in Flint at the Grove Funeral Home before the remains were brought to Gladwin.

Mr. Bittner had been a resident of Gladwin for 42 years, moving here in 1900. His honesty and faithful, straightforward spirit won for him a host of appreciative friends who will notice for a long time his absence from the community.

He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Bittner, of Ohio; a son, Allen, of Flint; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Williams, of Flint; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 11-24/1943 Column -1 Page 8.

BRENDON LAWRENCE ROLLIN BITTNER (29 JAN 1993 - 29 JAN 1993)

Brendon Lawrence Rollin Bittner, infant son of Darin and Kris Bittner of Gladwin, was dead at birth Friday, January 29, at the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland.

Surviving besides the parents are, grandparents, Lawrence and Michele Bittner and Rollin and Georgia Kigar of Gladwin; great grandparents, Donald and Joyce Birkmeier of Troy, Rollin and Doris Kigar, Donald Nettleton and Bettie Nettleton of Gladwin; and great, great grandmother, Ruth Frank of Clawson.

Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Deane Wyllys officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-3/1993 Column 3 Page 2.

CARYL AILEENE (AYRE) BJULAND (23 SEP 1915 - JULY 1939)

 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN FLINT MONDAY

 

Caryl Aileene Ayre Bjuland, a former Gladwin resident died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Leo Ayre in Flint, July 17. Mrs. Bjuland was born September 23, 1915, in Gladwin, but has lived in Flint for the past 16 years. Prayer services will be held this morning at the home of her parents at 10 o'clock and then the body will be brought to Gladwin for burial in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-19/1939 Column - 3 Page - 1

 

ABIGAIL (VAN CLEAF) BLACK (20 FEB 1836 8 APRIL 1926)

 

MRS. ABIGAIL BLACK

 

Mrs. Abigail Black died Thursday morning, April 8, 1926, at two oclock, aged 90 years, one month and eight days, at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Black, having been in feeble health several years, and during the last six months confined to her bed.

 

Abigail Van Cleaf was born Feb. 20, 1836, at Bloomfield, Ont., and was married there to Charles Black in 1852. They were the parents of nine children, six daughters and three sons. They came to Michigan in 1883 and located at Meredith where they made their home with their son B. F. Black, until they moved to Gladwin in the spring of 1890, where Mr. Black died Sept. 16, of the same year.

 

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Jennie Murphy and Mrs. Maude Robbins of Gladwin, Mrs. Hannah Scott of Bloomfield, Ont., Mrs. Victoria Johnson of Deseronto, Ont., and Mrs. Emma Herbison of Ludington, Mich., and one son, Walter Black of Jerome, Ark., 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon at two oclock conducted by Rev. Stanley Thayer, followed by burial in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-15/1926 Column 3 Page 4.

 

BENJAMIN F. BLACK (1857 13 JAN 1926)

 

CECIL EDNA (RODABAUGH) BLACK (24 MAR 1901 JULY 1980)

 

EDNA BLACK

 

Edna Cecil Black, 79, of Sanford, died Wednesday, July 30, in the Midland Hospital center, following a long illness. Born in Coleman on March 24,1901, she moved to Sanford 44 years ago from Gladwin.

The former Edna Rodabaugh, she was married to Donald C. Black Sr. in 1942 in Flint. He preceded her in death on May; 28, 1969.

 

Surviving are 2 sons, Donald Black of Sanford and Harold Fitzek of Detroit; one brother,

Charles Rodabough of Otisville; 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Saturday at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-6/1980 Column 5 Page 2.

 

CHARLES BLACK (1824 - SEP 1890)

 

Charles Black died at the residence of his son, B. F. Black, in this village, Monday morning. He was born in Canada, and had been a resident of this state for about 8 years. He was the father of 8 children, among whom are B. F. Black and Walter Black of this place. The burial services were held Tuesday afternoon, and a lengthly procession of people followed the remains to the cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 09-19/1890 Column - 5 Page - 5

 

DONALD C. "BUNNY" BLACK, SR. (1902 28 MAY 1969)

 

RITES HELD HERE FOR EX-RESIDENT

 

Donald C. (Bunny) Black Sr., 6, died at his home in Sanford Wednesday, May 28, after a long illness. Born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Sept. 22, 1902, he was a retired plant protection employee at Dow Chemical Co. He moved to Sanford 33 years ago from Gladwin.

 

Mr. Black was married to the former Edna Rodabauch in 1924 in Flint.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Donald, of Sanford; two stepsons, Haold Fitzek and Lyle Fitzek, both of Detroit; two brothers, George, of Illinois and William in Florida; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Rites were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Healy officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-4/1969 Column 7 Page 2.

 

JENNIE BLACK (10 OCT 1862 - FEB 1948)

 

MRS. JENNIE BLACK BURIED HERE

 

Services were held on Monday afternoon, February 16, at the Gladwin Methodist church for Mrs. Jennie Black, with the Rev. John Scot officiating. The body was lying in state in the church from 12 noon until the time of the services. Burial was at the Highland cemetery, beside her husband, the late Benjamin F. Black.

 

Mrs. Black was born, October 10, 1862, at Cornwall, Quebec, and died on February 13, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin E. Rowland in Richmond, Indiana.

 

The Blacks came to Gladwin about 1890 from Meredith, where they were in the hotel business during the towns lumbering days. Prior to Mr. Blacks death in May of 1926, he was a partner in an undertaking business with A. H. Bradley, now in Midland.

 

Mrs. Black was a charter member of the Maccabees which was organized here in 1891, and held the office of lady commander from February, 1919 until July, 1943. She was also a member of the Presbyterian church and of the Golden Rod Rebekah lodge.

 

Surviving are her daughter and one granddaughter, Miss Nancy Rowland; also two sisters, Mrs. Annie Morrison of Bay City and Mrs. Matilda McMillan of Flint. Gladwin County Record dated 2-25/1948 Colum 8 Page 1.

HENRY D. BLACKMER (6 SEP 1920 - 23 JULY 1986)

 

Henry D. Blackmer, 65, of 174 Lockwood Dr., Gladwin, died suddenly Wednesday, July 23, at his home. Born in Ludington Sept. 6, 1920, he came to Gladwin County in 1980. Mr. Blackmer was a mechanic for the City of Detroit. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Wooden Shoe United Methodist Church. Mr. Blackmer married the former Ruth Martin Feb. 23, 1945. She died May 16, 1984. He then married Dorothy Thomas Nov. 3, 1984, in Gladwin.

Surviving besides his wife, is one brother, Newyton of Detroit. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Graveside services were by Gladwin County VFW Post 7303. Gladwin County Record dated 07-30/1986 Column -2 Page - 2

 

RUTH E. (MARTIN) BLACKMER (09 OCT 1921 16 MAY 1984)

 

(Midland Daily News, May 17, 1984)

 

Ruth E. Blackmer, 63, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, May 16, 1984, at Gladwin Area Hospital.

 

She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Chester Hill, Ohio. She married Henry Blackmer, Feb. 23, 1946, and moved to Gladwin County in 1980.

 

She leaves her husband, Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday at the Mathews Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carter Miller officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

 

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7p.m.today.

 

CHARLES S. BLISS (23 AUG 1859 4 JULY 1944)

 

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR C. S. BLISS

 

Funeral services were held at the Stuernol Chapel in West Branch at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for Charles S. Bliss, 85, retired lumberman, who died early Tuesday morning at his home there after suffering with a heart ailment for the past year.

 

The Rev. E. H. Soderberg, of the West Branch Methodist Church, conducted the funeral and services at the grave in Highland cemetery, Gladwin, were under the auspices of the West Branch Lodge F&AM of which Mr. Bliss was on honorary member.

 

Charles S. Bliss was born near Fond du Lac, Wisconisn, on August 23, 1859, and his early business life was spent in various lumbering activities around Defiance and Hicksville, Ohio. In 1881 he moved to Saginaw, where for years, until he established himself in business on his own account, he was engaged in the lumbering business as a member of the firm of A. T. Bliss and company.

 

He moved to Butman township in 1905 to reside on a ranch, and later took up his residence on his farm near Gladwin. Going to West Branch in 1918 he made that city his headquarters for his business activities for the past 26 years and invested extensively there in real estate.

 

He was a member of West Branch Masonic Lodge, the St. Bernard Commandery, the Knights Templar of Saginaw, and Elf Khurafeh Temple of A.A.O.N.M.S.---Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

 

He is survived by his widow, Gertrude Bliss; one son, Ralph S. Bliss of Coachella, California; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Hopson of Gladwin and Mrs. Robert L. Hughes, Jr., of West Branch; and four grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 7-5/1944 Column 1 Page 1.

 

GERTRUDE ANNA (LEININGER) BLISS (4 OCT 1892 - 24 FEB 1993)

 

GERTRUDE BLISS

 

Gertrude A. Bliss, 100. Died suddenly Wednesday. Feb. 24. 1993. in the Hurley Medical Center. Flint.

She was bom in Gladwin on Oct. 4, 1892, and lived here until moving to Flint i n 1945. She was a teacher in the public schools. The former Gertrude Leinlnger. she was married to C. S. Bliss on June 20, 1914 in Mt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death in 1944.

 

Surviving are one daughter. Georgina Hughes of Payette. Idaho; 2 brothers. Harry of Dexter. Mo. and Thomas of Swartz Creek; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

 

Rites were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sisson Funeral Home. The Rev. Deane Wyllys officiated

and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-3/1993 Column 3 Page 2.

 

NELDA M. (CRAMER) BLISS (20 JUNE 1919 - 14 JAN 2005)

Nelda M. Bliss, Nelda M. Bliss, 85, of Gladwin, died Jan. 14, 2005 and MidMichigan Medical Center in Clare. She was born June 20, 1919 to Jester and Gladys (Roberts) Cramer of Pinckney. She married Frank Bliss in 1961. Formerly of Fairgrove, she was a homemaker and lived in Gladwin County since 1963. Nelda was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and V.F.W. Post 7303 Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Bliss of Gladwin; son David (Barbara) Brooks of Howell; granddaughter Amanda (Seth) Milton of White Lake; sister Barbara Johnson of Ypsilanti; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents; brother, Joe Cramer; and grandson, Ryan Brooks. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin, with pastor Lynn Chappell officiating. Burial took place in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or donors favorite charity.

BENJAMIN MARTIN BLUM (29 MAY 1868 13 AUG 1964)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR BENJAMIN BLUM

 

Benjamin M. Blum, 96, of Arthur Township, Clare County, died August 13, following an illness of several weeks. A retired farmer, Mr. Blum was born on May 29, 1868 in Poland. He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin. He was married to Christine Bronkel on December 5, 1890. She preceded him in death in 1944. On May 6, 1945 Mr. Blum married the former Mrs. Albertina Gessner in Gladwin.

 

Survivors, besides his wife, include two sons, Edward, of Sugar Grove, Ohio, and Richard, of Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Matilda Fanslau, of Cleveland; and 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

 

Services were held from Our Savior Lutheran Church Monday, with the Rev. Ernst Mueller officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-19/1964 Column 6 Page 1.

 

CHRISTINE (BRONKAL) BLUM (11 APR 1866 5 AUG 1944)

 

MRS. CHRISTINA BLUM

 

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Gladwin for Mrs. Christina Blum, 78, of Clare county, who died of a heart ailment at her home Saturday following a four weeks illness. A prayer service at 1 p.m. at the home preceded the funeral. The Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiated at the services and burial was in Highland cemetery, Gladwin.

 

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bronkal, Mrs. Blum was born on April 11, 1866, in Russia. She was married to Benjamin Blum in 1890. The Blums have been residents of Clare county for the past 32 years.

 

Surviving are her husband, Benjamin; three son, Edward, Albert and Richard; one daughter, Matilda; and 18 grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 8-9/1944 Column 4 Page 1.

GLENN BOGART (18 MAY 1918 - 3 JUNE 2005)

Glenn Bogart, 87, of Beaverton passed away peacefully on June 3, 2005 with his family at his side after an extended illness. He was born May 18,1918 in Fishville to the late Clare and Nova (Stevenson) Bogart. Glenn served as a sergeant in the Army Air Corp during WWII in New Guinea and was medically discharged in 1944. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the ruptured duck. He was a life member of the DAV and a member of the American Legion Post #380 in Carson City for the past 60 years. He was also a life member of the Masonic Lodge. All who knew Glenn realize what an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper he was. He had many stories about these sports to share with all who would lend an ear. On Aug. 30, 1941 he married the former Opal Stadlberger in Carson City. She survives him along with three daughters, Connie (Jim) Nelson of Traverse City, Fay (Tom) McKenna of Beaverton, and Susan (Jack) Kirby of Sperryville, Virginia; eight grandchildren; and nine Great grandchildren. One brother, Max, and a sister, Betty Bare, predecease him.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial took place in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Graveside committal services were under the auspices of American Legion Post #380. The family thanks the nurses and aids from Mid Michigan Hospice for making Glenns final days ones to be cherished. Memorials may be made to Mid Michigan Hospice, 515 Progress St., West Branch, MI 48661 or Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin.

OPAL BOGART (7 NOV 1923 - ?)

 

ELMER FREDERICK BOITEL (28 AUG 1902 - 2 APRIL 1996)

 

ELMER FREDRICK BOITEL

 

Elmer Fredrick Boltel, 93, of Hay Township, Gladwin, died suddenly Tuesday, April 2, 1996 at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1902 in Saginaw, he resided in Gladwin for the past 43 years since moving from Flint.

Mr. Boltel was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Flint as a letter carrier for 3 5 years until retiring

in 1968. He was a member of the Gladwin Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club and Metropolitan Club for the Postal Service. Mr. Boltel married the former Thelma Miller in November 1933 in Flint. She preceded him in death Aug. 17, 1970.

 

Surviving are 3 sons, Elmer and wife Irene of Hlllman, Charles of Flushing, and Laurence and wife Debbie of Caro; one daughter, Irene and husband Robert Riser of Prescott; one brother, Harvey of Sanford; one sister, Betty Dent of Sanford; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers.

 

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin chapel by the Gladwin Masonic Lodge No. 397. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Gladwin Masonic Lodge No. 397. Gladwin County Record dated 4-10/1996 Column 2 Page 7.

 

THELMA M. BOITEL (21 SEP 1914 - 17 AUG 1970)

 

RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. BOITEL, 55

 

Mrs. Thelma M. Boitel, 55, of Wooden Shoe Village, died Monday, Aug. 17, in the Gladwin Hospital following a short illness. Born in Bay City on Sept. 21, 1914, she came to Gladwin County three years ago from Flint. The former Thelma Miller, she was married to Elmer Boitel in November 1933, in Flint.

 

Surviving besides her husband are, three sons, Elmer Jr. and Charles, of Flint, and Lawrence, in the U.S. Army; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Millard, of Flint; her father, Fred Miller, of Flint; one brother, Raymond, of Flint; and seven grandchildren.

 

Rites will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-19/1970 Column 6 Page 2.

 

ANTHONY B. BOLIN (3 JAN 1852 23 MAY 1931)

 

ANTHONY BOLIN

 

Anthony Bolin died Saturday, May 23, 1931, at 3 p.m., at his home in Beaverton from the effects of a paralytic stroke, and had been confined to his home since May 12, 1929. Mr. Bolin was born Jan. 3, 1852, at Brockville, Ont., and was 79 years, 4 months and 20 days old. He came to Beaverton May 30, 1891, and lacked one week of 40 years residence there.

 

Mr. Bolin was an old resident, and an influential citizen, has been in the employ of Ross Bros. many years and for many years held the office of justice of the peace.

 

He is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mattie, Nellie and Margaret at home; Mrs. James McQuarter of Bay City; Frank and Harry of Detroit. Mrs. Bolin died Nov. 14, 1909.

 

Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart church at Gladwin Wednesday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. Father L. M. Schrems, followed by burial at Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-28/1931 Column 4 Page 4.

 

MRS. ANTHONY B. BOLIN (1865 - 1929)

FRANK E. BOLIN (15 DEC 1893 - 1 FEB 1960)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO FRANK BOLIN

 

Frank E. Bolin, 66, of Beaverton, passed away Monday evening, February 1. Although in ill health for a number of years his last illness of pneumonia lasted only a few hours. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Bolin. The Bolin family came to Gladwin County in 1890 from Mt. Haley township, Midland County and operated the first hotel in Beaverton known as the Alger House. Mr. Bolin was born in Beaverton, December 15, 1893. He was one of Gladwin County's first draftees in 1918 for World War I, serving with the 85th Division, the Polar Bears, in No. Russia.

After returning from the service, he was employed in Saginaw, and also at the Buick Motor Company in Flint, until 1929. At the time of his retirement in 1952 because of ill health. Mr. Bolin was employee at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland. Survivors include three sisters Mattie and Margaret of Beaverton, and Mrs. James (Bea) McQuater, of Bay City. A sister Nellie, and brother, Harry, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the family residence 320 E. Brown St., in Beaverton, with the Rev. Fr. George Artman of Gladwin and the Rev. Fr. Joseph Kearns of Coleman, officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Highland Cemetery. He was a member of the Beaverton American Legion. Gladwin County Record dated 02-03/1960 Column - 5 Page - 1

 

PFC CO F 339 INF WWI

 

HARRY J. BOLIN (? - 28 APRIL 1941)

 

PVT C1 310 ENGRS 85 DIV

 

NELLIE BOLIN (1899 13 SEP 1945)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MISS NELL BOLIN

 

Miss Nell Bolin died Thursday September 13, after a lingering heart ailment at her home in Beaverton. Funeral services were held at the home Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the family plot at Highland cemetery at Gladwin. Officiating were Rev. Fr. C. D. Brophy and Rev. George Bugbee.

 

Miss Bolin was born in Beaverton, where she spent her entire life. She was bookkeeper for the Beaverton Elevator Company for 16 years and was employed by the Bell Telephone Company since 1938, until her illness made it necessary to give up her work.

 

Surviving are three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Beatrice McQuarter, of Detroit; Mattie, Margaret and Frank at home. She was well known throughout the county, and had many friends and acquaintances.

 

Those attending the funeral services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gorman, of Flint, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. A. Thatcher, of Saginaw; Mr. and Mrs. John Blair, of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Damoth, of Clare; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Staley, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Babinski, of Bay City, and Mrs. Harold Timreck, of Tawas. Gladwin County Record dated 9-19/1945 Column 7 Page 1.

 

P. F. BOLSTER (1847 21 APR 1920)

 

P. F. BOLSTER

 

P. F. Bolster, an old resident, died April 21, 1920, having been in poor health sometime. He will be remembered as a familiar figure at the Graham house. He was 74 years old. Services were held April 23 followed by interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-6/1920 Column 4 Page 4.

CLIFFORD ORVILLE BOMAN (22 JAN 1918 - 20 NOV 1963)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO CLIFFORD BOMAN

 

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home for Clifford O. Boman, 45, of Secord Township, who died Wednesday at Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch, after an illness of 10 years. The Rev. Ross E. Tracy officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery.

Born in Detroit on Jan. 22, 1918, he worked as a construction engineer until he became disabled several years ago. He was married to the former Josephine Diffin on July 6, 1940, and was a veteran of World War II with 33 months overseas service. He came to Gladwin County in 1922 from Detroit. He was a member of the 45th Naval Seabees, the International Union of Operating Engineer's Local 324 and was a former C.C.C. member.

Besides his wife, Josephine, he is survived by two daughters, Linda and Judy; and a son, James Clifford, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boman, of Gladwin; and two brothers, Ralph Boman and Gerald Fite, of Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 11-26/1963 Column - 4 Page 1

 

ELLA MARGUERITE MAGGIE (LINSON) BOMAN (8 DEC 1888 2 JULY 1975)

 

MARGUERITE BOMAN

 

Mrs. Marguerite Boman, 86, died at her home at 783 Deer Lane Drive, Secord Lake, Gladwin,Wednesday, July 2. Born in Lakeview, Logan County, Ohio, December 8, 1888, the former Marguerite Linson and Fred Boman were married January 26, 1915 in Jackson, Mich., and came to Gladwin County in 1923. They started Boman's Secord Dam Resort in 1934 which they owned and operated until 1954 when they retired. Mrs. Boman served in the offices of clerk and treasurer of Secord Township for a number of years. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband, Fred; a son, Gerald Fite; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death, Clifford Boman in 1963, and Ralph F. Boman in 1972. Services were held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Hieber officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Had son Gerald Kermit Fite, born 09 Jun 1907 in Ohio. As far as I know she was never married to his father.She and husband Alfred raised Gerald as their own. Gerald married Mamie Jungman, 23 Dec 1925. He died 16 Nov 1976 in Gladwin County, Michigan. Gerald and Mamie had 4 children: Victor Fite, Robert Fite, Donna Fite and Donald Fite. Gladwin County Record dated 7-9/1975 Column 4 Page 2.

 

ESTHER MAY (SEARFOSS) BOMAN (1920 - ?)

 

FRED H. BOMAN (10 SEP 1889 29 JUNE 1983)

 

Fred H. Boman, Gladwin (Bay City Times, July 1, 1983)

 

Services for Mr. Boman, 93, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mathews Funeral Home, Gladwin, with burial in Highland Cemetery. He died Wednesday in Gladwin Area Hospital. He was born Sept. 10, 1889, in Edenville. Survivors include 10 grandchildren.

 

 

JOSEPHINE "JO" (DIFFIN) BOMAN (28 OCT 1918 - 31 DEC 2002)

 

Josephine Jo Boman , 84, of 2853 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002, following a long illness. She was born October 28, 1918, in Gladwin. Ms. Boman graduated from Sterling High School in 1935. She served on the Secord Township Board for over 32 years. She was also a member of the Secord Lake Eagles. The former Josephine Wanda Diffin married Clifford Orville Boman on July 6, 1940, in Beaverton. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1963.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Ellis and Judy Boman; one son, James (Amy) Boman of Gladwin; three sisters, Euphemia Gasche of Gladwin; Mary (William) Klein-Sian of Sanford; and Jennie Myers of Gladwin; one brother, John (Maureen) Diffin of Daftor; two grandchildren, Christine Ellis of Holland and Michael Ellis of Gladwin; and three great-grandchildren. Ms. Boman was preceded in death by four brothers, Alex, Russell, Lloyd and Floyd Diffin.

 

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin with Pastor Rick Lopez officiating. A lunch was provided by the Secord Lake Eagles. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gladwin.

 

RALPH FREDERICK BOMAN (4 NOV 1915 - 13 FEB 1971)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR RALPH BOMAN, 55

 

Ralph F. Boman, 55, of Secord Township, died Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Midland Hospital following a illness of four years. Born November 5, 1915, in Detroit, he moved to Gladwin County in 1921 with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boman. Mr. Boman married the former Esther Searfoss in Gladwin on June 11, 1938.

 

Survivors include his wife; parents; a daughter, Mrs. James Cronk, of Gladwin; two sons; Dan, of Clio and William, at home; five grandchildren; and a half-brother, Gerald Fite, of Gladwin. One son, Teddy, preceded him in death.

 

Rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ernst Mueller officiating. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 2-17/1971 Column 4 Page 1.

 

THEODORE WILLIAM "TEDDY" BOMAN (3 JULY 1943 - 18 MARCH 1948)

 

BOY DROWNED IN RIVER

SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR LITTLE VICTIM OF ACCIDENT

 

Funeral services for Theodore W. Boman, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boman of Secord Dam, who drowned last Thursday afternoon at the dam, were held Sunday, March 21, at St. Pauls Lutheran church. The Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiated and burial was in Highland cemetery.

 

Teddy was born July 3, 1943 and is survived by his parents; a sister, Lee Ann and brother, Danny; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boman and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Searfoss, all of Gladwin.

 

After the river froze over this winter workmen repairing the power house at the dam lowered the water level so that work might continue. The ice dropped with the water, leaving a sharp bank along the shoreline. A chute-type ladder used some time ago in putting up ice bank and since had been used for climbing on and off the ice.

 

Lee Ann, 8 years old, was sent to call to her father, who was fishing through the ice, and Teddy followed her onto the ladder. Apparently the ice had melted enough at the foot of the chute loosening and allowing it to break through. Lee Ann jumped to safety, getting only her feet wet, but the little boy, too young to realize his danger, clung to the ladder which carried him under the ice.

 

Mr. Boman saw the danger to Teddy but was unable to reach him in time. With the help of his father, Fred Boman, and several neighbors he sawed out a large square of ice and recovered the body within 35 minutes. Artificial respiration was unsuccessful and they rushed him to the hospital. Gladwin County Record dated 3-24/1948 Column 4 Page 1.

 

THERINE MARY "KATE" (BRUBAKER) BOOTH (21 DEC 1887 - 5 FEB 1935)

 

Mary Katherine Booth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Brubaker, was born December 21, 1887, at Defiance, Ohio. In 1904 the family came to Gladwin county and located on a farm in Grout township. On February 18, 1907, she was married at the Church of Sacred Heart to Elmer Booth. She leaves three children, Mary Nadeau, Forest and Esther Booth. Two children, Ruth and Ignatius Booth, preceeded her in death. For a number of years she has made her home at Toledo, Ohio, where she died of gall stones at a hospital February 5 after an illness of seven weeks. Other surviving relatives are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Brubaker, six sisters, Leah, Elva, Nora, Grace and Emma, and nine brothers, Ralph, Dave, Curtis, Victor, Rollie, Raymond, John, Lawrence and Dennis.

Rev. Father Albert S. Baumann conducted services at the Church of Sacred Heart Friday February 8, at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Highland cemetery. Six brothers, Dave, Curtis, Victor, Dennis, Raymond and Laurence Brubaker, acted as pallbearers.

A soleman high mass was sung for Mrs. Booth. Rev. Father Baumann was the celebrant. Rev. Father James Fitzpatrick of Harbor Beach was deacon of the mass. He also delivered the funeral address. Rev. Father Urban Miller of West Branch was sub-deacon of the mass. Relatives from out-of-town who were here to attend the funeral were: Mary and Steve Schondell, Russell Smith, Frank Strum, Elva Kanthah and Victor Brubaker of Toledo, Ohio; David Brubaker of Tampa, Florida; and Joe and Nora Gruse of Mt. Pleasant. Gladwin County Record dated 02-13/1935 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

SUSAN F. (FERRELL) BOOTH (11 JUNE 1893 - 13 FEB 1938)

 

SCHOOL HEAD DIES SUNDAY

 

HEART ATTACK IS FATAL WELL-KNOWN COUNTY SCHOOL TEACHER

 

Mrs. Herbert G. Booth, principal and history teacher in the Gladwin high school, died early Sunday morning, February 13, at her home on West Cedar avenue. Her death was attributed to a heart attack. She had been a patient in Mercy hospital, Bay City, for several weeks and was brought home Saturday afternoon when her condition seemed to be improved.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the M. E. church of which she was a member. Rev. Karl H. Keefer officiated. Burial was at the Highland cemetery. The schools were closed at noon to permit the pupils to attend the funeral in a body. The students of the senior class of which she was sponsor were honorary pallbearers. Every available space in the church was filled with sorrowing friends.

Mrs. Booth was one of the leading and best known educators of Gladwin county. Susan Ferrell was born June 11, 1893, in Grout township, and was a daughter of James and Minnie Ferrell. She was a graduate of the Gladwin high school and received her A.B. degree from Central State Teachers' college at Mt. Pleasant.

She taught school in Marine City, later going to Beaverton as principal. She served as school commissioner from 1916 to 1924. Her next position was a principal and history teacher in the high school, which position she held when she was taken ill.

In addition to her husband she leaves town daughters, Lucy I., 17, salutatorian of this year's senior class, and Jessie Elizabeth, 14; one son, James 21; three sisters, Mrs. John Walker of Grout township, Mrs. William Mortimer of Bend, Oregon, and Mrs. Bert G. Elthrop of Gladwin; one brother, Clarence Ferrell of Grout township. Mrs. Booth was a charter member of the Gladwin Literary club. Gladwin County Record dated 02-16/1938 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

FANNIE V. (LOWE) BORTON (15 MARCH 1897 - 4 MARCH 1972)

 

FANNIE V. BORTON

 

Mrs. Fannie V. Borton, 74, of Buckeye Township, died Saturday, March 4, in the Midland Hospital following an illness of six weeks. The former Fannie Lowe, she was born in Gurnsey County, Ohio, on March 15, 1879. She came to Gladwin County in 1942 from Breckenridge. She was married to Walter Borton on Dec. 5, 1925, in Wheeling, W. Va.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jean Flattery of Saginaw, Mrs. Berenice Brown, Mrs. Nancy Brushaber and Mrs. Bonnie Schultz of Beaverton; one son, William of Dresdin, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Alice Palmer, of Sacramento, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Zina Bennett officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-8/1972 Column 4 Page 2.

 

JERRY K. BORTON (1938 18 SEP 1944)

 

WALTER E. BORTON (28 SEP 1900 12 FEB 1988)

 

WALTER BORTON

 

Walter E. Borton, 87, of 1923 Dundas Rd., Beaverton, died Friday, Feb. 12, in the Gladwin Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Guernsey County, Ohio, Sept. 28, 1900, he moved to Gladwin County in 1930 from Breckenridge, Mr. Borton was an oil pumper for Oil Management Co. He was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church, Mr. Borton and the former Fannie Lowe were married Dec. 5, 1925, in Wheeling, W. Va. She died March 4, 1972. He then married Hila Johnson Oct. 10, 1980, in Beaverton.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Nancy) Brushaber and Mrs. Ernest (Berenice) Brown of Beaverton and Mrs. John (Jean) Flattery of Saginaw; 19 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Jerry and William and a daughter, Bonnie

Schultz.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Janet Larner officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-17/1988 Column 4 Page 2.

CRIST M. BOSCO (22 OCT 1902 - 21 JULY 1987)

 

Crist M. Bosco, 84, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, July 21, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 07-22/1987 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

Crist M. Bosco, 84, of 244 E. Grout St., Gladwin, died Monday, July 21, in the Gladwin Area Hospital after a short illness. Born in Italy Oct. 22, 1902, he came to Gladwin County 25 years ago. Mr. Bosco served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was married to the former Iva Bennett Wineman Aug. 14, 1981, in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Eleanor and Delores Bosco of Chicago; 12 step-children. Beatrice Baldone of St. Clair Shores, Elmer and Robert Hall of Warren, Leonard Hall of Roseville, Michael Wineman of St. Louis, James Wineman of Ionia, John Wineman of Alma, Terry Wineman of Inglewood, Fla., Thomas Wineman of Lewiston, Robert Wineman of Bryan, Texas, Patricia Sheldon of Beaverton and Susan Curtiss of Gladwin.

Services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Joel Hurley officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 07-29/1987 Column - 4 Page - 3

 

PVT US ARMY WWII

 

MARY E. BOSWORTH (1863 1 JULY 1898)

 

DR. ARTHUR ORVIS BOULTON (2 AUG 1874 13 MAY 1954)

 

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO DR. A. O. BOULTON

 

Dr. Arthur O. Boulton, 79-year-old retired Gladwin physician, died Thursday afternoon, May 13, at his home on South Arcade street here. A long illness proved fatal to the widely-known doctor, who had practiced here for more than 44 years, before his retirement several years ago.

 

He was born Aug. 2, 1874 in Moerestown, Ont., and graduated from the former Detroit Medical College. He married the former Miss E. Rose Fuller, at Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 25, 1901. He practiced for a short time in Lapeer county and at Sault Ste. Marie before coming to Gladwin.

 

He was an honary member of the Michigan Medical society after being a member of the society for more than 50 years. He was also a member of the Bay County Medical society, of the Independent Order of Foresters, and of St. Pauls Episcopal church of Gladwin.

 

Surviving are his wife; a son, Lieut.-Commander Thomas Boulton a professor at the United States Naval Academy at Anapolis, Md; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Albenson, of Moorestown, Ont., and three grandchildren.

 

The body was taken to the Bradley Funeral hone at Midland where a prayer service was held Saturday evening at 7:30 oclock. Saturday morningat 10 oclock a requiem communion was held at St. Pauls Episcopal church here. The Rev. William T. Elliott officiated at both services.

 

Following the services Saturday night the body was taken to the White Chapel crematory at Birmingham for cremation. The ashes will be returned to Gladwin for burial at a later date. Gladwin County Record dated 5-19/1954 Column 7 Page 1.

 

E. ROSE (FULLER) BOULTON (1880 19 JUNE 1965)

 

MRS. BOULTON BURIES HERE

 

Mrs. E. Rose Boulton, a Gladwin resident for many years, died at 3:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19, in Nashville, N.C.

 

Mrs. Boulton was the wife of the late Dr. A. O. Boulton, of Gladwin, and the mother of the lated Commander Thomas Boulton.

 

Funeral services, including committal rites, were held in St. James Episcopal Church in Nashville, N.C. The remains were cremated and the ashes buried beside her husband in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 6-23/1965 Column - 3 Page - 1.

 

CYRUS WILLIAM BOWEN (1874 21 DEC 1906)

Cyrus William Bowen died at his home is Sage, Friday, Dec. 21, aged 32 years. He was born in Van Wert county, Ohio, and leaves a wife and two children. Funeral Saturday at his home, conducted by Rev. F. M. Clough. Interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-27/1906 Column - 4 Page - 1.

 

ETTA (KIGGINS) BOWEN (1877 - 1965)

 

IVALOU G. (RINEHART) BOWEN (28 AUG 1902 - 29 APRIL 1994)

 

Ivalou G Bowen, 91, of 766 North Bard Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, April 29, 1994, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin, after a short illness. She was born in VanWert, Ohio, on Aug. 28, 1902, and moved to Gladwin County in 1936 from Pleasant Ridge. She was a homemaker. The former Ivalou Rinehart, she was married to Ray Bowen on Oct. 19, 1920, in Gladwin. He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1980.

Survivors include son, Lloyd of Gladwin; one daughter, Beatrice Young of Harrison; a brother, Wilson Rinehart of Gladwin, 9 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Robert Marshall officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 05-04/1994 Column - 4 Page - 2

RAY E. BOWEN (1 FEB 1902 29 SEP 1980)

 

Ray E. Bowen, 78, of 766 North Bard Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 29, in the Gladwin Area Hospital of a heart attack. Born in Ohio City, Ohio, on February 1,1902, he worked 11 years on the Pleasant Ridge Police Department before moving to Gladwin County 44 years ago to farm. He was a

member of the Golden Agers Senior Citizens Club. Mr. Bowen and the former Ivalou Rhinehart were married October 19,1920, in Gladwin.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Lloyd of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Vincent (Beatrice) Young of Harrison; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Nunn of Beaverton; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funderal Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-1/1980 Column 6 Page - 2

 

WILLIAM BOWEN (1874 - 1906)

 

CLOE A. BOWERS (1845 - 1900)

 

JACK E. BOWERS (29 APRIL 1932 - 23 FEB 1992)

 

JACK BOWERS

 

Jack E. Bowers. 59, of Kewadin and formerly of Gladwin, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1992, at his

home after a long illness. He was born on April 29, 1932, in Flint. He moved to Gladwin in 1974 and to Kewadin in 1989. Mr. Bowers and the former Shirley Richardson were married March 23, 1951, in Indiana. She died Oct. 4, 1980. He then married Shirley Benmark on July 31, 1983.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Lynne) Raden of Winslow, Ma., Kathy Bowers of Flint, and Mrs. Dave (Brenda) Beyer of Gladwin; 2 step-sons, Rusty Benmark of Lowell and Brent Benmark of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Alfred of Goodrich and Herbert of Kalamazoo; and 11 grandchildren. He

was preceded in death by a brother. William Jr.

 

Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the Skeels Baptist Church. The Rev. George

Coon officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American

Diabetes Association. Arrangements were in charge of the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 2-26/1992 Column 3 Page 2.

 

SHIRLEY ANN (RICHARDSON) BOWERS (1 FEB 1936 - 4 OCT 1980) Married 23 MARCH 1951

 

SHIRLEY BOWERS

 

Mrs. Shirley A. Bowers, 44, of 244 Lumm St., Gladwin, died suddenly at her home Saturday evening, Oct. 4. Born in Flint on February 1, 1936, she came to Gladwin County in 1974. She owned and operated the Stables Hairstyling Salon in Gladwin. A graduate of McKinley High School, she attended Michigan College of Beauty Culture in Flint and taught cosmetology at the Genesse Area Skill Center and Mr. David's School of Cosmetology. She was first vice president of the Midland Chapter National Hairdressers Association, a member of the Gladwin United Methodist Church and Gladwin Hospital Auxiliary and was an advisor to the United Methodist Youth Group.

 

The former Shirley Richardson, she was married to Jack E. Bowers in 1951 in Indiana. Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Jack Jr. and Daniel of Flint; 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Lynne) Raden and Brenda of Gladwin and Kathy of Flint;.her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kennedy of Flint; and 3 grandchildren.

 

Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. from the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Donald Bates officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-8/1980 Column 6 Page 2.

 

ELIZABETH A. BOXEY (9 MAY 1879 7 DEC 1972)

 

Elizabeth Boxey

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Boxey, 93, of Grout Township, died Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Provincial House, Midland, after a six months illness. Bom in Czechoslovakia on May 9, 1879 she came to Gladwin County 64 years ago from Pennsylvania. She was married to Paul Boxey in 1895 in Czechoslovakia. He preceded her in

death on Nov. 3 1955.

 

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Anna Williams of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Helen Caviness of Inkster, Mrs.

Frances Salva of Midland and Mrs. Peggy Brown of Gladwin; one son, Paul of Sanford; 22 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Monday at 11 a. m. from the Sacred Heart Church. The Rev. Father Edward Trombley officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. A Rosary was said Sunday evening at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 12-13/1972 Column 5 Page 2.

 

FLORENCE ROSALIE BOXEY (MARCH 1919 MAY 4, 1919)

 

Baksy---Florence Rosalie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Baksy, aged two months, died May 4, 1919. Services were held at the Catholic church Tuesday morning, May 6, at nine oclock, conducted by Rev. W. M. Miller. Interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-8/1919 Column 4 Page 5.

 

PAUL J. BOXEY (28 NOV 1872 3 NOV 1955)

 

PAUL BOXEY DIES SUDDENLY THURSDAY

 

Services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, for Paul J. Boxey, 82, who passed away suddenly, Nov. 3. Mr. Boxey had lived in Gladwin County for 43 years, coming here from Pennsylvania. He was born in Slovakia, Nov. 28, 1872, and was married to Elizabeth Ballent on March 13, 1896.

 

He is survived by his wife; six daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Quellette, of Flint, Mrs. Anna Williams, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Helen Caviness of Wayne, Mrs. Frances Dworek of Midland, Mrs. Margaret Brown and Mrs. Katherine Govitz, of Gladwin; one son, Paul Boxey, of Sanford; two brothers, Joseph of Pittsburgh, and George in Europe; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Burial was in Highland cemetery, with the Rev. Fr. George Artman officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 11-2/1955 Column 8 Page 1.

 

DEBBIE J. BRABON (12 AUG 1958 21 SEP 1991)

 

DEBBIE BRABON

 

Debbie J. Brabon, 33, of 1275 S. Shearer Rd., Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept 21, 1991, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Midland, after a long illness. Born in Gladwin, Aug. 12, 1958, she had spent her lifetime here.

 

She is survived by her parents, Frederick (Bud) and Wanda Brabon of Gladwin; one brother, Douglas of Gladwin; one sister, Cynthia McCann of Midland; and her grandmother, Helen Eckelbarger of Gladwin.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Wells officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-25/1991 Column 4 Page 2.

 

FREDERICK W."BUD" BRABON (1931 1 AUG 1999)

 

Two die in fiery crash

 

Two men died and a woman is in serious condition after a vehicle exploded during a two car accident in

Edenville Sunday morning. The drivers of the vehicles, Todd J. Giltrop, 30, of Beaverton, and Frederick W. Brabon, 68, of Gladwin, died in the crash. A passenger, Wanda M. Brabon, 69, of Gladwin, is in serious condition at Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center - Midland. Giltrop was alone in his vehicle traveling west on Levely Rd. in Midland County at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Brabon and his passenger were heading east.<Two die continued on Page A-3 Gladwin County Record dated 8-4/1999 Column 6 Page 1.

 

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According to a report from the Midland County Sheriff's Department, preliminary investigations indicate that Giltrop's vehicle crossed the center line and struck the eastbound car head on, then rolled on to it's top and burst into flames. Brabon's vehicle also left the road and went into the ditch. Officers reported that the vehicles were so close together after the crash that the vehicle in the ditch and one of the occupants were actually burned from the fire in the first vehicle. A deputy hooked a cable from a wrecker service to the vehicle and pulled it clear of the flames in an effort to keep it from exploding.

 

Department officials are continuing to investigate the accident in an effort to determine a cause. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Midland County Sheriff's Department at 517-

839-4622 or 517-839-4626. Gladwin County Record dated 8-4/1999 Column 1 Page 3.

 

WANDA M. BRABON (1929 - ?)

 

AGNES (SHERLOCK) BRADLEY (6 JAN 1884 - 3 APRIL 1973)

 

Mrs. Agnes Bradley, 89, died Tuesday morning, April 3, at the Gladwin Area Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Born January 6, 1884, in Edmore, the former Miss Agnes Sherlock came to Gladwin with her parents when she was three years old. She graduated from Gladwin schools in the class of 1900 and taught in country schools here until 1904 when she went to Kent, Wash. There she and Had Bradley were married in April 1913 and following their marriage they moved back to Gladwin. Mrs. Bradley became a sales clerk in Goldberg's Department Store and remained there 23 years, until retirement. Mr. Bradley died December 5, 1959. Mrs. Bradley was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Surviving are two sons, Leo of Gladwin, and Dr. Kenneth Bradley of Newberry; and five grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Fr. Edward Trombley officiating. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery. A rosary will be read Wednesday evening. Mrs. Bradley is at Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 04-04/1973 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

ANGELA BRADLEY (24 FEB 1861 8 MARCH 1933)

 

Mrs. Angelia Bradley died March 8, 1933, after an illness of a year at the home of her son, Had. Bradley, in Gladwin Angelia Gardner was born Feb. 24, 1861, at Grand Ledge, and was the daughter of Levi and Harriet Gardner. She was married at Peck May 30, 1880, to Opal [sic.] N. Bradley, who died 21 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley came to this county 40 years ago and engaged in farming. Her five children, Mrs. Myra Baxter of Bay City, Had and Curtis Bradley and Mrs. Bert Wylie of Gladwin and Harry Bradley, survive her. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. L. M. Whitney. Burial at Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-9/1933 Column 6 Page 1.

 

A. HAD BRADLEY (19 JULY 1883 - 4 DEC 1959)

ILLNESS FATAL TO HAD BRADLEY

 

Funeral services were held Monday for A. Had Bradley, 76, retired farmer, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. George B. Artman officiated and burial was in Highland cemetery. Mr. Bradley died on December 4th after an illness of four years. He was born July 19, 1883, in Peck, and came to Gladwin at the age of five years. He married the former Agnes Sherlock in 1914.

 

Survivors include his wife, Agnes; two sons, Leo of Gladwin, and Dr. F. Kenneth Bradley of Newberry; one brother, Curtis Bradley, of Gladwin; two sistes, Mrs. Myra Baxter of Big Rapids, and Mrs. Vera Wylie of San Gabriel, Calif.; and five grandchildren. A brother, Harry, preceded him in death. Gladwin County Record dated 12-9/1959 Column 3 Page 1.

 

CARLOS A. BRADLEY (10 NOV 1856 17 APR 1929)

 

Carlos A. Bradley was born in Worth, Sanilac county, Mich., Nov. 10, 1856, and died April 17, 1929 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bollert, at Lansing, Mich., where he had gone for treatment a few weeks previous, and was at the time of his demise 72 years, 5 months and 7 days old. He was united in marriage with Miss Maryetta Woodard at Speaker, Sanilac county, Mich., Dec 3, 1882 and to this union were born four daughters, one of whom passed to the great beyond in infancy. He came to Gladwin county in 1886 and has lived here continually since.

 

He was baptized and taken into full membership in the Gladwin M. E. church, Sept. 4, 1904 under the leadership of Rev. O. F. Bullman. Mr. Bradley was a devout Christian and lived an exemplary life, he was honest and upright in all his dealings and it may well be said of him, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou onto the joy of the Lord."

 

He is survived my his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Bollert of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Willis Davis and Mrs. Jesse Thomas of Gladwin county; also one brother, Cleophas of Lansing, Mich., eight grand children and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held from the home in Gladwin and from the Methodist church Sunday at 1:30, Rev. Leroy M. Whitney, officiating. A quartet composed of Mrs. Ray Rigers, Mrs. Irving Clendening, Wm. Bollert and J. E. Capling sang. A large gathering of friends and the unusually beautiful flowers were mute testimony to the esteem in which Mr. Bradley was held. In the bright sunshine of Sunday afternoon the body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery, but the soul had gone to its crowning in the "land of fadeless day."Gladwin County Record dated 4-25/1929 Column - 6 Page - 1.

 

LEO S. BRADLEY (19 AUG 1916 - 16 MARCH 1989)

 

Leo S. Bradley, 72, of 235 S. Arcade St., Gladwin, died suddenly Thursday, March 16, 1980, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. He was born in Grout Township, Aug. 19, 1916, and spent his lifetime here. Mr. Bradley farmed and worked for 30 years for what is now Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mr. Bradley and the former Ruth Bardwell-Raymond were married, Feb. 17, 1962, in Gladwin.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-son, Dennis Raymond of Gaylord; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dr. F. Kenneth Bradley. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Donald Christensen officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. A Scripture Services was held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 03-22/1989 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

LESLIE CURTIS BRADLEY (9 JULY 1904 11 JUNE 1989)

 

LESLIE CURTIS BRADLEY

 

Leslie Curtis Bradley, 84, of Gladwin, died Sunday, June 11, 1989, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Bradley was born in Gladwin, July 9, 1904. He worked for Chrysler Motors for 14 years, moved to Gladwin 45 years ago and started dairy farming. He was employed with the Gladwin County Road Commission for 12 years and was the Gladwin Township clerk for 4 years. Mr. Bradley and the former Mary Ruth Bryant were married Aug. 25, 1937, in Highland Park.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Diane) Osborn of Mayville; a son, David Bradley of Brookville, Md.; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

 

Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Jensen officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wagarville United Methodist Church or the Gladwin Hospital Auxiliary. Gladwin County Record dated 6-14/1989 Column 4 Page 2.

 

MARY RUTH (BRYANT) BRADLEY (1911 - )

 

MARYETTA (WOODARD) BRADLEY (20 FEB 1864 4 JUNE 1939)

 

SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. CARLOS BRADLEY

 

Mrs. Maryetta Bradley, former Gladwin resident, died instantly of heart attack, Sunday, June 4, while visiting her sister, Mrs. Ira Carpenter. Mrs. Bradley was born February 20, 1864, and was married to Carlos Bradley, December 3, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley lived in Sanilac county until 1894, when they moved to Gladwin county. Mrs. Bradley moved to Lansing in 1929 after her husband died and resided with her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Bollert.

 

Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Willis Davis of Gladwin, Mrs. Arthur Bollert, Lansing, and Mrs. Jesse Thomas, Prudenville, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two brothers, Cephas Woodard of Gladwin, Reubin Woodard, Port Huron, four sisters, Mrs. Dave Bradley, Boyne City, Mrs. George Molesworth, Mrs. Ira Carpenter of Gladwin and Mrs. Leo Moore of Lansing and many nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the M. E. Church with Rev. Ivan Hodgson officiating. Interment was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-7/1939 Column 6 Page 5.

 

RUTH I. (BARDWELL) BRADLEY (31 DEC 1921 - 16 JUNE 2000)

Ruth I. (Raymond) Bradley, 78, of Gaylord and formerly of Gladwin, died Friday, June 16, 2000 at Otsego Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1921 in Beaverton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Robinette) Bardwell. Ruth married Carl Raymond, Dec. 31, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1952. She then married Leo Bradley, Feb. 17, 1962. He preceded her in death in 1989. She was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church.

Surviving are one son, Dennis and wife Linda Raymond of Gaylord; one sister, Eva and husband George Row of Portage; three grandchildren, Brian and Patty Raymond, Bethany and Joseph Campbell, and Susan and Timothy Corbett; seven great-grandchildren; Kathleen and Erica Raymond and Jennifer, Fallon, Sean and Abigale Corbette. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, Howard and Don Bardwell, Iva Fenton, Mae Fruchey, and Claudette Schatz.

Services were held Monday at St. Pauls Episcopal Church with Fr. T. Edward Bennett presiding. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Church. Sisson Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

CYRIL JOSEPH BRANCHO (1912 31 JULY 1935)

SHIRLEY (BURNS) BRANECKI (17 OCT 1939 8 MARCH 1991)

SHIRLEY BRANECKI

Shirley Branecki, 51, of 311 S. Clarwin Rd., Gladwin, died suddenly Friday, March 8,1991, in the MidMichigan Regional Medical Center-Midland. Born in Hamtramck, Oct. 17, 1939, she came to Gladwin County 9 years ago from Detroit. She was employed in maintenance for Gladwin County Industries and a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Surviving are a brother, Robert Burns of Redford Township; and a sister, Mrs. Jean Bristo of Fenton. Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Donald Dengler officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-13/1991 Column 5 Page 2.

ELTON "AL BRASINGTON (21 JULY 1921 - 11 SEP 1999)

ELTON "AL" BRASINGTON

Elton "Al" Brasington, 78, of Evart, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids after a short illness. Born July 21, 1921 in Farwell, he lived in Osceola County the last two months and previously lived in Gladwin and Alanson. Elton married Cora Galligan, Oct. 9, 1983 in Burt Lake. He was a tree trimmer for Consumers Power Gladwin, retiring in 1976 after 32 years.

He was a member of Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292, Indian River Eagles Aerie 4046, and Cheyboygan Moose Lodge 2314.

 

Besides his wife is he survived by three sons, Terry and wife Darlene of Rockford, Dan and wife Rita of St. Johns, and Steve of Fenneville; one daughter, Darla and husband Phil Tissue of Sidney; three stepsons, Victor and wife Eleanor Malone of Midland, Wayne and wife Shirley Malone of Decatur, Ala., and William and wife Marilyn Malone of Onekama; one stepdaughter, Jaunita and husband Donald Marino of California; 28 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Deane B. Wyllys officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292 held a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Gladwin Eagles Aerie 3292 or Indian River Eagles Aerie 4046. Gladwin County Record dated 9-15/1999 Column 4 Page 2.

 

PHILLIP BROCK BRASSEUR (20 DEC 1975 22 DEC 1975)

INFANT BRASSEUR

Phillip Brock, Brasseur, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brasseur of Gladwin, died Monday, Dec. 22, at the Midland Hospital Center. He was born on December 20, 1975.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Stephen at home; and his grandparents, Mrs. Coral Brokoff and Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Brasseur of Gladwin.

Rites were held Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 12-31/1975 Column 6 Page 2.

STEPHANIE ANN BRASSEUR (21 SEP 1972 22 SEP 1972)

Stephanie Ann Brasseur

Stephanie Ann Brasseur, 1 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brasseur of Gladwin, died at the Midland Hospital September 22. The infant was born Thursday, September 21.

Surviving are her parents; a twin brother Stephan; grandpjarents, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Brasseur and Mrs. Coral Brokoff of Gladwin; great grandparents, Mrs. Emma Brokoff and Mrs. Gertrude Breault of Gladwin, and Mrs. Emma Mosher of Prudenville.

Services were held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Rev. Ernst Mueller officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 9-27/1972 Column 3 Page 3.

 

EDWARD BRAUN (13 OCT 1896 - 7 MAY 1973)

 

Edward Braun, 76, died suddenly at his home at 1800 Hay Road, Billings Township, Monday, May 7. He was born October 13, 1896, and had been a resident of Gladwin County about 10 years. There are no known survivors. He was a veteran of World War I. Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home and burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 05-09/1973 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

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ELVIRA (HUBBARD) BRAYTON (1820 23 DEC 1896)

 

Died, Dec. 23, at Oak Grove, Livingston county, Elvira Brayton, aged 76 years. Mrs. Brayton was born in Connecticut. Her maiden name was Hubbard, and she was married in Connecticut to Nathaniel Finch, who died in Saginaw county in 1868. She was reunited in marriage in 1873 to William H. Brayton, who died in Gladwin. She came to Michigan a second time in 1860, and resided in Gladwin county the greater part of the time since 1873, making her home with her son, Dr. R. E. Finch. Gladwin County Record dated 01-01/1897 Col. - 4 Page - 5

 

WILLIAM H. BRAYTON (24 MARCH 1820 24 MARCH 1895)

 

WM. H. BRAYTON

 

A SUDDEN CALL

WM. H. BRAYTON, AN OLD RESIDENT, DROPS DEAD.

 

The death of Wm. H. Brayton was announced Sunday morning, he having dropped dead. An inquest was held and a verdict rendered that death resulted from natural causes. Mr. Brayton was 75 years old the day of his death, and was remarkably active for one of his age. He had been employed in camp during the winter, and had been in the city a few weeks, apparently not in good health.

Mr. Brayton was one of the first residents of the county, and claimed to have been the first settler in the county. His residence here dated from the memory of the oldest inhabitant. He was born in Massachusetts and had been a resident of Michigan over 40 years. He was united in marriage with Elvira Finch Brayton 21 years ago, who survives him at an advanced age.

"Old Uncle Billy" as he was familiarly called was a familier figure in Gladwin county. He was possessed of a kindly spirit and good-will for all. Many an old friend passed a sigh at the news of his demise.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from the M. E. church by Rev. C. W. Smith. Gladwin County Record dated 03-29/1895 Column - 6 Page - 7

 

AGNES EUNICE (NEWMAN) BREAULT (3 JULY 1920 - 23 SEP 2004)

 

Agnes E. Breault, age 84, of Gladwin passed away September 23, 2004 at West Branch Regional Medical Center following a short illness. She was born July 3, 1920 in Linden. She married Fredirick Breault on July 17, 1941 in Gladwin. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Gladwin County. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Breault of Gladwin; two daughters, Marilyn (Clarence) Milligan of Gladwin, and Vicki (James) Wray of Columbus, Ohio; four sons, Larry (Carolyn) Breault of Beaverton, Ralph (Sharon) Breault of Gladwin, Clare (Ruby) Breault of Gladwin, and Blaine Breault of Gladwin; 14 grandchildren and 23 Great grandchildren; her sister, Rose Sprague of Rosebush; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Keith; brothers Charles, Ty and John; and sisters Jessie Wade and Betty Richardson. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25 at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Burial took place at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

FREDERICK WAYNE BREAULT (13 AUG 1921 - ?)

 

GRANT GORDON BREAULT (1923 - 20 MARCH 1963)

 

SHORT ILLNESS IS FATAL

 

Grant Breault, 39, of 1401 Kenneth St., Flint, died today (Wednesday) at St. Joseph Hospital, Flint, after a short illness. A veteran of World War II, he was employed at A.C. Sparkplug in Flint. Survivors include his wife, Lorna; his mother, Mrs. Laura Breault, of Gladwin; two sons, Gerald and Glen, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Howe of Flint, and Marlene and Janet, at home; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Yeager, of Gladwin; and three brothers, Kenneth, Wayne, and Edward, of Gladwin.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Colonial Chapel of the Reigle Funeral Home, Clio Rd., Flint, with the Rev. D. A. Thomas officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, with Rev. George K. Skene officiating. Gladwin County Record dated 03-20/1963 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

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KEITH FREDERICK BREAULT (3 NOV 1946 25 APRIL 1947)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR BREAULT BABY

Keith Frederick, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Breault, died on Friday, April 25, after a brief illness. He was born on November 3, 1946, in Gladwin and is survived by his parents, one sister, Marilyn; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Breault and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newman, Sr.

 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Hall Funeral Home, with burial in the Highland cemetery. The Rev. John Scott of the Gladwin Methodist church officiated. Gladwin County Record dated 4-30/1947 Column 2 Page 1.

 

LAURA (CRONK) BREAULT (26 JAN 1896 MAR 25 1970)

 

Services Held for Laura Breault

Mrs. Laura Breault, 74, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 25, in the Gladwin Hospital following a short illness. Born in Gladwin County on Jan. 26, 1896, she had spent her lifetime here. The former Laura Cronk, she was married to Edward Breault in November 1913, in Gladwin County. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1961. Surviving are three sons, Kenneth, Edward and Wayne, of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Friesen, of Gladwin; one brother, Fred Cronk, of Bay City, one sister, Mrs. Bernice Bellaire, of Detroit; 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. One son, Grant, also preceded her in death. Rites were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Allen officiated and entombment was in the Highland Mausoleum.

 

State Death - Mrs. Laura Breault, Gladwin, 73, died Wednesday at Gladwin Hospital. She was born in Gladwin County Jan. 1, 1896. Surviving are three sons, one daughter, a brother, and a sister.

 

 

JOHN P. BRENNER (25 DEC 1895 - 28 FEB 1924)

 

John P. Brenner died in a hospital at Denver, Colorado, last Thursday morning. He had been sick for some time and had been in Denver several months for treatment and the beneficial climate. He is a son of Joseph Brenner of Buckeye township, who is a native of Hungary, and is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Eva Baum, and two children, a girl of thre and a son of nine months.

 

Mr. Brenner was a capable sign painter and had considerable ability as a portrait and scenary artist. His pictures were exhibited at several of our county fairs. He with his brother engaged in business in one of Michigans northern towns where he contracted painters tuberculosis. He returned to Gladwin where his health improved under special fresh air treatment. He then returned to his business, but his health again failed him, and he went to Denver, Colo., where his death occurred.

 

His body arrived in Gladwin Monday, and was taken to the home of his father-in-law, M. Baum, in Buckeye township. Services were held at Sacred Heart church, Wednesday morning, March 5, conducted by Rev. Father Charles Van Colen, followed by interment in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-6/1924 Column 5 Page 1.

 

JOHN PAUL BRENNER JR.

 

John Paul Benner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Brenner, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baum, Feb. 14, aged five months. Burial took place Monday morning in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 2-19/1920 Column 5 Page 8.

 

JOSEPH BRENNER (12 SEP 1866 - 25 MARCH 1940)

 

SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR JOSEPH BRENNER

 

Services will be held Thursday morning at the Sacred Heart Church for Joseph Brenner, who died Monday night at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Detroit. Joseph Brenner came to Gladwin county in 1914 and resided in Buckeye township. His wife Mary preceded him in deaeth November 4, 1936, a son John P. also preceded him in death.

 

Surviving him are six children George, Mary, Rose, Elizabeth of Detroit, Joseph of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anna of California and Paul. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 3-27/1940 Column 8 Page 1.

 

MARY (RAUVATER) BRENNER (27 MAY 1871 - 4 NOV 1936)

 

MRS. JOSEPH BRENNER

 

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Sacred Heart church for Mrs. Joseph Brenner, Rev. Father A. S. Baumann officiating. Burial services were at Highland cemetery. Mary Rauvater was born May 27, 1871, in Austria and married Joseph Brenner November 8, 1877. In 1911 the Brenners came to the United States and lived in Saginaw and Detroit until they came to Gladwin county in 1914, and located at Howry in Buckeye township, where she died Wednesday, November 4, after an illness of two months.

 

Surviving Mrs. Brenner besides her husband are seven children, George, Mary, Rose and Elizabeth of Detroit, Joseph G. and Paul of Milwaukee, Wis., and Anna of Huntington Park, Calif., all of whom attended the last services . One son, John P., died 12 years ago. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Others from away, who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sandula, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Lily and son Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Pokiduk, Mr. and Mrs. George Brenner and Mrs. Eva Brenner, all of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brenner and Paul Brenner of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Clarence Jean and daughter Joan of Huntington Park, Calif. Gladwin County Record dated 11-18/1936 Column - 1 Page - 4.

 

PAUL JOSEPH BRENNER (18 JULY 1914 - 26 SEP 1973)

 

Paul J. Brenner, 59, of Gladwin, died suddenly September 26, while in a business place south of Gladwin. Born in Fairgrove, July 18, 1914, he was the son of Joseph and Marie Brenner. Mr. Brenner was a 26-year veteran of the United States Army and saw service in World War II, Korea an Vietnam. He was never married. He was a resident of Gladwin county 1914-25, 1926-34, 1937-38 and 1970-73.

Surviving are a brother George of Ortonville; a sister, Mrs. Anna Jean of Yucapia, Calif.; a niece Mrs. Irene Tretow of Franklin, Wisc.; and 2 nephews, Carl Sandula of Fraser and Gordon Lille of Roseville. Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Edward Trombley officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 10-03/1973 Column - 4 Page - 2

 

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EPHRIAM B. BRIGGS (31 JULY 1895 - 13 APRIL 1946)

 

HOLD SERVICES FOR CONSERVATION MAN

 

Funeral services were held for Ephriam B. Briggs, 50, on Saturday afternoon, April 13, at the Gladwin Methodist church. Burial took place in Highland cemetery, with Rev. John Scott officiating, assisted by the Harrison Post, No. 1975, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Briggs was born on July 31, 1895, in Roscommon county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Briggs. On May 3, 1924, he was married to Miss Stella Smith, in Detroit. He died at the Gladwin Hospital, Wednesday, after an illness of four months.

About four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Briggs came from Harrison where they had operated a farm for many years, before Mr. Briggs joined the Michigan Department of Conservation as fire warden, in 1938. They made their home here in Buckeye township, just east of the city.

Surviving are his widow, Stella; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Sampson, of Sanford, and Miss Lou Ellen Briggs, at home; two sons, Richard and Donald, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Briggs, of Ferndale; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Beal, of Ferndale, Mrs. Emma Clingan, of Royal Oak, and Mrs. Katherine Funek, of Grayling; two brothers, Jack Jr. and Roger Briggs, both of Midland. Gladwin County Record dated 04-17/1946 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

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RICHARD "DICK" E. BRIGGS (16 FEB 1931 - 15 NOV 2005)

 

Richard "Dick" E. Briggs, 74, of Swartz Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at Fostrian Manor. Dick was born Feb. 16, 1931 in Detroit, the son of Ephriam and Stella (Smith) Briggs. He married Ruby Buzzell on July 14, 1950 and she preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 1997. Dick served in the U.S. Navy, had been employed by Dow Chemical and retired from GM in 1993. He sold real estate for several years and was a founding member of the Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce. Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are three children, Cheryle (Jerry) Mulholland of Bancroft, Cindy Briggs of Boston, Massachusetts, and Ray (Susan) Briggs of Flushing; five grandchildren, Tanya (Stewart), Robert, Jerry, Jacquelyn (Shawn), Ryan; one Great-grandchild, Kailea; two sisters, Mary Ruth Grinnell and Lou Ellen Myers; a special aunt and uncle, Reva and Roger Briggs; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Roger; and a brother, Don.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Rd., Swartz Creek. Interment followed the service at Highland Cemetery in Gladwin.

Visitation was held Thursday and Friday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Beaverton Cedar River Chapel, 2766 River Road, P.O. Box 513, Beaverton, MI 48612

 

ROGER E. BRIGGS (1952 - 1970)

 

RUBY MAE (BUZZELL) BRIGGS (30 MAY 1931 - 16 OCT 1997)

 

Ruby Briggs, 66, of Swartz Creek, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Born May 30, 1931 in Gladwin, she was the daughter of Hugh and Alma [Reinhardt] Buzzell and resided in Swartz Creek the last 20 years, coming from Flushing and Gladwin. The
former Ruby Buzzell married Richard 'Dick' Briggs, July 14, 1950. She was a graduate of Gladwin High School and founded and operated, with her family, Ruby's Restaurant in Swartz Creek.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Cheryle and husband Jerry Mulholland of Owosso and Cindy Briggs of Boston, Mass.; one son, Ray and wife Susan of Flushing; her mother, Alma Rau of Gladwin; brothers and sisters, Nora Heath of Montrose, James and
Dorothy Buzzell of Gladwin, Susie and Fred Bilow of Standish, Florence and Carl Burgess of Beaverton, Fred and Pat Buzzell of South Elgin, ILL., Francis and Dorothy Buzzell of Beaverton, Alice and Ron Taylor of Rockford, Robert and Claudia Councell of Grand Rapids; and
William and Sandy Councell of Flint; grandchildren, Tanya, Jerry, Robert, Jacquelyn, and Ryan; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, and son, Roger.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, Swartz Creek, with Rev. Glenn Crumley officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Those desiring may make contributions to the Ruby Briggs Memorial Fund. Gladwin County Record
dated 10-22-1997.

 

MONA M. (STONE) (1918 - OCT 2002)

 

SIDNEY E. BRIMMER (9 NOV 1919 - 25 DEC 1991)

 

SIDNEY BRIMMER

 

Sidney E. Brimmer, 72, of 3155 W. Pratt Lake Rd, Gladwin, died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1991, in the Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center, Gladwin. Born in Lake City, Nov. 9.1919, he moved to Beaverton in 1980 from Lansing and to Gladwin 6 months ago. He was in quality control for General Motors at the Oldsmobile Plant in Lansing for 20 years until retiring in 1980. Mr. Brimmer served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Beaverton United Methodist Church and Gladwin

County VFW Post 7303. Mr. Brimmer and the former Monia Stone were married March 29, 1963, in Lansing.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Bruce Brimmer of Merritt; one daughter, Mrs. Francis

(Virginia) Sine of Linden; his mother, Mrs. Bernice Gallup of Greenville; a step-son, James

Longstreth of Saginaw; 3 stepdaughters,Mrs. Robert (Joan) Tacey and Mrs. Ray (Marion) Linton of Beaverton and Mrs. Karen (Doyle) Donn of Gladwin; 2 brothers, Raymond of Kamiah, Idaho and Stan of Cadiz, Ky.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bea Barber of Greenville and Mrs. Frances Keelean of Blanchard; 21 grandchildren and 23 great 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 Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 1-1/1992 Column 3 Page 2.

ALFRED F. BRISSON (7 MAY 1886 - 29 OCT 1973)

 

Alfred F. Brisson, 87, of 3859 Thendara Dr., died Monday, October 29, at Veterans Hospital in Saginaw. Born in Lake Linden, May 7, 1886, he served in the Navy in both World War I and World War II as Chief Pharmacist's Mate. He was employed in the Chevrolet Medical Department in Flint, until his retirement. He was preceded in death in 1938 by his wife, the former Catherine Walsh.

Mr Brisson had been a resident of Atlanta, Mich., prior to coming to Gladwin County in June 1972. In Atlanta he had been secretary of the Rod & Gun Club, Sportmans League, and the Lions Club; and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors are 2 daughters... ? Gladwin County Record dated 10-31/1973 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

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JOYE BROIHIER (2 DEC 1938 - 12 MARCH 2000)

Joye Broihier, 61, of Beaverton, died Sunday, March 12, 2000 at home following a short illness. Born Dec. 2, 1938 in Gladwin County, she lived in Gladwin County since 1993 and previously lived in Freeland. Joye married Roland Broihier, Dec. 8, 1956 in Saginaw. She was owner/operator of Pizza King in Sanford, retiring in 1998 after seven years.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Gregory Alan and Bruce Alan, both of Beaverton; three sisters, Marion and husband Jesse Scott of Rolling Prairie, Ind., Edith Beierschmitt and Roseltha Solomon, both of Beaverton; one half brother, Joseph DeLavern of Flint; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers. A private service will be held. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ROLAND R. BROIHIER (16 MARCH 1936 - ?)

CLARENCE OTTO BROKOFF (14 APRIL 1926 - 27 DEC 1998)

 

CLARENCE O. BROKOFF

 

Clarence O. Brokoff, 72, of Gladwin, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998 at the Gladwin Living Centre in Gladwin after a short illness. Born April 14, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County.

He was a U.S. veteran, serving in the Navy during World War II. Clarence married the former Ruth Brunni, May 25,1945 in Portsmouth, Va. He was an operator in the Saran Department for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, retiring in 1982 after 35 1/2 years. He has been associated with Hall Funeral Home (1982-1998).

 

Clarence was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin, and American Legion Post #171 in Gladwin. He also served on the Gladwin County Board of Supervisors, 1967-1969, as a representative of the city of Gladwin. Clarence was elected to the first Gladwin County Board of Commissioners in November 1968, taking office in January 1969, and retiring in 1986. He served six of those years as

chairman of the Gladwin County Board of Commissioners.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Carolyn R. and husband Thomas Hall of Gladwin; granddaughters, Denise and Shawn Windy of Hemlock, and Jennifer and Troy Gary of Gladwin; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Brokoff in 1993; and one brother and one sister as infants.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Gladwin, with Rev. Timothy Verity officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) noon until 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 440 E. Cedar Ave., Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church. Gladwin County Record dated 12-30/1998 Column 1 Page 2.

 

CORA I. BROKOFF (1924 - ?)

 

EDMUND BROKOFF, SR. (3 MAR 1887 2 DEC 1943)

 

EDMUND BROKOFF SR. DIES SUDDENLY

 

A heart attack last Thursday morning at 11 a.m. was fatal to Edmund Brokoff, Sr., 56, of Sage township. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church at Oberlin with the Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiating. Burial was in Highland cemetery.

 

Born in Russo-Poland on March 3, 1887, Mr. Brokoff was married in 1910 to Miss Emma Lau. They are the parents of three children. In 1913 Mr. Brokoff came to the United States and found employment in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1917 he purchased their present farm in Sage township and two years later his family followed him to this country and made their home on the Sage township farm. Mr. Brokoff continued to work intermittently in Cleveland until about a year ago when he gave up his work in the city to devote his whole time to farming here.

 

His sudden death Thursday came as a great shock to his family and the entire community. His unexpected departure is mourned by his bereaved wife; two daughter, Mrs. Ottilia Neubauer and Mrs. Adeline Drobnick, both of Cleveland; one son, Edmund, at home; three brothers, Fred, of Gladwin county; Otto, in Poland; and Albert, in Germany; and five grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 12-8/1943 Column 2 Page 1.

 

EDMUND BROKOFF, JR (22 APRIL 1923 - 8 SEP 1971)

 

Edmund Brokoff, 48, of Sage Township, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home Wednesday, Sept. 8. Born in cleveland on April 22, 1923, he had lived in Gladwin County since he was nine years old. Mr. Brokoff was employed by the Dow Chemical Co. and also farmed.

He was married to the former Coral Breault on April 24, 1944, in Gladwin. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Brokoff, of Gladwin; one son, Terry, of Flint; two daughters, Mrs. Janet Owen, of Ashville, North Carolina and Mrs. Emma Lous Brasseur of Gladwin; two sisters, Mrs. Ottilie Neubauer and Mrs. Adeline Drobnick, both of Ohio; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at 2pm from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ernst Mueller officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 09-15/1971 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

EMMA (LAU) BROKOFF (5 OCT 1884 - 25 OCT 1986)

 

Emma (Brokoff) Brokop, 102, Gladwin, died Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Cuyahoga County Nursing Home, Cleveland, Ohio, after a long illness. Born in Warsaw, Russo-Poland, Oct. 5, 1884, she moved to Cleveland from Warsaw in 1921 and to Gladwin County in 1932. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. The former Emma Lau, she was married to Edmund Brokop in 1910 in Warsaw. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1943.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Edward (Adeline) Drobnick and Mrs. Otillia Neuhbauer of Cleveland; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carol Brokoff of Gladwin; 9 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren. A son, Edmund Brokoff died Sept. 8, 1971.

Services were held today, Wedneday, at 11 a.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Deagler officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-29/1986 Column - 3 Page - 2

 

RUTH A. BROKOFF (1925 - ?)

BESSIE M. "SALLY" (FAIRCHILD) BROOKS (9 MARCH 1919 - 14 MARCH 2001)

Bessie M. (Sally) Brooks, 82, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at home following a short illness. Born March 9, 1919 in Onieda, Tenn., she was the daughter of William and Lieda (Freels) Fairchild. She lived in Gladwin for two and one-half years and previously lived in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Bessie married William Brooks, Dec. 4, 1965 in Pontiac. She worked as a punch press operator for Pontiac Motors in Pontiac, retiring after 23 years. She then began working as a nurses aid at Southwest General Hospital in Middleburgh, Ohio, where she later retired.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Phillip and wife Linda Shepard of Pontiac, and Herbert and wife Ruth Shepard of Minot, N.D.; one daughter, Joan Schroder of Troy; three stepdaughters, Susan and husband Randy Simmons of Wake Forest, N.C., and Connie and husband David Merrill and Joy and husband Tim Nick, all of Waterford; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia Craig; two sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with pastor Harold Owens officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.

ELLA BROWER (? - ?)

 

AMALIA BROWN (6 SEP 1876 19 MAY 1949)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. BROWN

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Amalia Brown, 72, were held on Saturday afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran church, with the Rev. H. F. Brietzke officiating. Burial was in the Highland cemetery. She died at her home in Gladwin on Thursday morning, after an illness of several months.

 

Mrs. Brown was born in Russia-Poland on September 6, 1876, and was married there to Walter Brown. They came to Gladwin 34 years ago and operated a farm in Sage township. Mr. Brown passed away in 1935.

 

Surviving are two sons, Leo and Rolland Brown of Gladwin; one daughter, Mrs. Olga Turnbull, of Utica; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her grandsons acted as pallbearers at the funeral services. Gladwin County Record dated 5-25/1949 Column - 3 Page - 1.

 

ARVILLA (McCLATCHIE) BROWN (1868 1 MAY 1961)

 

RITES THURSDAY FOR MRS. BROWN

 

One of Gladwin Countys older residents, Mrs. Arvilla Brown, 92, of 530 Cedar Ave., died Monday following an illness of several weeks. The former Arvilla McClatchie was married to Jonathon Brown in 1897 and came to Gladwin County from Ludington 60 year ago. He preceded her in death in February of 1954. Mrs. Brown was a member of the First Methodist Church in Gladwin and in earlier years had been active in its organizations.

 

Survivors include two nephews, Russell and Wesley McClatchie, of Ludington. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Miner Chapel. The Rev. Ross E. Tracy will officiate and burial is in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 5-3/1961 Column 7 Page 1.

 

ARVILLA BROWN (ABT. 22 JULY 1895 - 17 JUNE 1896)

 

CARL L. BROWN (30 JULY 1924 - 23 OCT 2003)

Carl L. Brown, 79, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away Oct. 23, 2003 at home following a short illness. He was born July 30 , 1924 to Charles and Charlotte (Hunt) Brown in Harrison. He married Margaret Boxey on Aug. 28, 1943 in Neusho, Missouri; she survives him. Carl was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He worked as a PBX installer for Michigan Bell in Midland, retiring in 1982.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Margaret of Gladwin, are daughters Beverley (Richard) Stone of Gladwin, Connie (Fred) Baumann of Clarkston, Patricia (Dean) Cobb of Beaverton and Cynthia (Steve) McDaniel of Gladwin; sons Leslie (Michelle) Brown of Sanford and Randall (Joy) Brown of Gillette, Wyoming; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He we preceded in death by his parents, and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services took place Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak presiding. Burial took place in Highland Cemetery in Gladwin. Visitation and a vigil service were held on Sunday at Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice.

FLORA VIOLA (ROBINSON) BROWN (2 MAR 1870 22 APR 1943)

 

SERVICES SUNDAY FOR FLORA VIOLA BROWN

 

Flora Viola Brown was born in Athens county, Ohio, March 2, 1870 and died in the Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital Thursday, at the age of 73. When 6 years old, she came to Gladwin county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Robinson. She married Rufus Brown September 30, 1894, and to them were born three children. Three years after their marriage they moved to a farm in Sage township where they resided until moving to Gladwin in 1913, which has since been her home. She was a teacher in the Evangelical Church at Riley for a number of years.

 

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Fred Demray of Grout township, Mrs. Zella Coffel of Saginaw, Leroy Brown of Grand Ledge; six brothers, Pearl of Gladwin, Bert of Flint, George of Cass City, Shelton of Mt. Morris, Tom of Detroit and Nelson of Gladwin; 4 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Kline of Gladwin, Mrs. John Sharrer of Flint, Mrs Addie Ororke of Arcadia, and Mrs. William Gillete of Flint; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Funeral services were held at Rodgers Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. Floyd N. Drake officiating. Burial in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 4-28/1943 Column 5 Page 5.

 

GERALD WALTER BROWN (29 JULY 1928 11 MARCH 1975)

 

Gerald W. Brown, 46, of 1540 Clark Rd, Lapeer, died Tuesday, March 11, at Lapeer Hospital after a short illness. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Baird-Newton Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph Bower officiated. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.

 

Mr. Brown was born in Detroit, July 29, 1928, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Brown. He lived in Gladwin until 1961 when he went to Lapeer. He owned and operated Trayco Manufacturing Co in Lapeer, which he founded in Beaverton before moving it to Lapeer.

 

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Suzanne) Whitney of Lapeer; 2 grandchildren, Rodney Gerald and Julie Ann; his mother, Mrs. Olga Brown of Gladwin, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Lowell (Diane) Anderson of Gladwin, Mrs. James (Eileen) Hibdon of Sterling Heights, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Ensley of Harper Woods and Mrs. Wesley (Dorothy) Cochell of Howell. Gladwin County Record dated 3-19/1975 Column 5 Page 2.

 

JAMES A. BROWN (? 8 JUNE 1934)

 

Rev. L. A. Ruegsegger held funeral services at Rogers and Neely's undertaking rooms Monday at 3 p.m. for James A. Brown. Burial was at Highland cemetery. Brown was born in Ontario and was 95 years and 4 days old. Gladwin County Record dated 06-14/1934 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

JOSEPH BROWN (21 AUG 1890 - 4 NOV 1972)

 

Joseph Brown, 82, of 190 N. Hockaday Road, Gladwin died November 4, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Ontario, Canada, August 21, 1890. Mr. Brown had been a resident of Gladwin County for the past 59 years, coming here in 1913. He was a farmer. He and the former Nila Compton were married June of 1912, in Sandusky. She died July 3 of this year. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. John H. Dell, of Port Huron. Services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Neil Lucas officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 11-08/1972 Column - 1 Page 2

 

JONATHAN FERRIS BROWN (5 DEC 1861 26 FEB 1954)

 

SERVICES HELD FOR J. F. BROWN HERE MONDAY

 

SHORT ILLNESS TAKES CITYS OLDEST RESIDENT; WAS 92 YEARS OLD

 

Funeral services for Jonathan Ferris Brown, 92, were held Monday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Gladwin Methodist Church. Mr. Brown, who was Gladwins oldest resident at the time of his death, passed away Friday evening at his home on Cedar avenue following an illness of five weeks.He was bor Dec. 5, 1861 and married Miss Arvilla McClatchie in 1897 at Ludington.

 

A cabinet maker by trade, Mr. Brown came to Gladwin in 1882, when the town was a hamlet of a few houses and business places struggling for existence. For many years he was a partner in the operation of a saw, shingle and planning mill that turned out material for the early home in Gladwin, most of which are still standing and in excellent condition.

 

After the mill burned in 1910, he worked at carpenter work for several years before entering the employ of the late Harry Rogers, whom he assisted in the funeral home for 25 years. Following that period, until his illness, he was engaged in cabinet work.

 

Mr. Brown was active in the affairs of the Methodist Church and was on of the builders, serving as the head carpenter during its construction. He has served for many years as steward and a member of the church board.

 

Surviving are his wife, Arvilla; a sister, Mrs. Alice Raymond, and a brother, Alan Brown, both of Canada. The Rev. John R. Scott officiated at the services held from the Gladwin Methodist Church and burial was in Highland cemetery. The pallbearers were Ernest Courneya Sr., Laurence Rea, Gordon Capling, Roy Austin, Jess Huggett and Ralph Shull. Gladwin County Record dated 3-3/1954 Column 2 Page 1.

 

KIRK C. BROWN (13 AUG 1960 - 18 SEP 1995)

 

KIRK C. BROWN

 

Kirk C. Brown, 35, of Gladwin, died Monday, Sept. 18, 1995. Born Aug. 13, 1960 in Detroit, he came to Gladwin in 1972 from Royal Oak. Mr. Brown graduated from Gladwin High School in 1979 and attended Mid Michigan Community College. He worked for Northstar Sales Co. in Gladwin.

 

Surviving are his parents, Larry and Janet Brown of Gladwin; one sister, Kelly and husband Michael Friar of Charlotte; and his grandparents, Larry and Dorothy Brown Sr. of Ferndale.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Round Lake Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home in Gladwin from 2 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday). Memorials may be made to the Round Lake Baptist Church. Gladwin County Record dated 9-20/1995 Column 2 Page 6.

 

LEO BROWN (26 MAY 1894 - 26 SEP 1970)

 

ILLNESS FATAL TOLEDO BROWN, 76

 

Leo Brown, 76, of Gladwin died Saturday, Sept. 26, after a long illness. Born in Russia on May 26, 1894, he came to Gladwin County in 1930, from Detroit. Mr. Brown was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. He was married to the former Ella Girbel in 1927 in Detroit.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Melvin, of Gladwin, Eugene, of Clio, Leroy, of Beaverton, Louellen and Theodore, of Flint; two step-sons, George and Richard Pickard, of Gladwin; one brother, Rolland, of Gladwin; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Rites were held Monday at 2 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ernest Mueller officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. A prayer service was held Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 09-30/1970 Column - 5 Page 1

 

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LEROY B. BROWN (4 JUNE 1903 - 19 MARCH 1966)

 

EX-RESIDENT BURIED HERE

 

Leroy Brown, 62, formerly of Gladwin, died March 19 at the hospital in Charlotte. Born June 4, 1903 in Gladwin, he lived here for many years and graduated from Gladwin high school. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Robert Krieghbaum and Mrs. Lee Smith, of Grand Ledge, also nine grandchildren; and a sister, Zella Coffel of Saginaw. His parents, Rufus and Flora Brown, a sister, Mrs. Vernie Demaray, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held March 23 at the Peters and Murray Funeral Home in Grand Ledge and burial was in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin. Gladwin County Record dated 04-06/1966 Column - 1 Page - 6

 

NILA (COMPTON) BROWN (1 OCT 1892 - 3 JULY 1972)

 

NILA BROWN

 

Mrs. Nila Brown, 79, of 190 N. Hockaday Rd., Gladwin, died Monday, July 3, at the Gladwin Area Hospital following a brief illness. The former Miss Nila Compton was born in Muskegon October 1, 1892, and was married to Joseph Brown in Sandusky June 19, 1912. They moved to Gladwin County in 1913 and lived here since that time.

 

Survivors are her husband, Joseph; a brother, Fred Compton of California; and a sister, Mrs. Lila Vogt of Fowlerville. Services were held Wednesday (today) at 11:00 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, with Neil Lucas officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 7-5/1972 Column - 5 Page - 2.

 

OLGA ALMA (YOUNG) BROWN (17 DEC 1906 21 JUNE 1979)

 

Mrs. Olga A. Brown, 72, of 1849 E. Pratt Lake Rd., Gladwin, died Thursday, June 21, in the Clare Nursing Home. Born in Detroit on December 17, 1906, she came to Gladwin County in 1947. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the Golden Agers Senior Citizens Club. The former Olga Young, she was married to Rolland Brown on November 7, 1924, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on October 11, 1974.

 

Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Wesly (Dorothy Cochell of Howell, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Ensley of Harper Woods, Mrs. James (Eillene) Hibdon of Sterling Heights and Mrs. Lowell (Diane) Anderson of Gladwin; one brother, William Young of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Emma Chaichi of Warren; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. One son, Gerald, also preceded her in death.

 

Services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in Highland Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 6-27/1979 Column - 4 Page - 2.

 

ROLLAND D. BROWN (10 AUG 1899- 11 OCT 1974)

 

ROLLAND BROWN

 

Rolland Brown, 75, of Sage Township, died Friday, Oct. 11, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Germany on August 10, 1899, he came to the United States when he was 16 years old and to Gladwin

County. In 1919, he moved to Detroit and worked for Chrysler Corp. until he moved back to Gladwin in 1947. He was retired as a lathe operator for Brown Machine Co., Beaverton. He was a member of Our

Savior Lutheran Church and the Golden Agers Senior Citizens Club. Mr. Brown and the former Olga Young were married on Nov. 7, 1924, in Detroit.

 

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Gerald of Lapeer; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Ensley of Harper Woods, Mrs. Wesley (Dorothy) Cochell of Howell, Mrs. James (Eileen) Hibdon of Sterling Heights and Mrs. Lowell (Diane) Anderson of Gladwin; 12 grandchildrn and 5 great grandchildren.

 

Services were held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m. from Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated and burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Mathews Funeral Home. Gladwin County Record dated 10-16/1974 Column 4 Page 2.

 

RUFUS A. BROWN (14 OCT 1861 - 16 MARCH 1932)

 

Rufus A. Brown was born in Athens county, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1861, and came to Gladwin in 1870 and lived here until his death March 16, 1932. He was married Sept. 30, 1894, to Miss Flora Robinson, also of Gladwin. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Fred Demaray of Gladwin, Mrs. Charles Coffel of Saginaw and Leroy Brown of Grand Ledge. He also leaves 15 grandchildren, besides numerous relatives and a host of friends.

Services were held from the Methodist church Friday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Rev. L. M. Whitney officiating. Music for the service was sung by Mrs. James Bender. The body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 03-24/1924 Column - 7 Page - 1

 

SHERYL JEANNINE (ROBERTS) BROWN (5 JULY 1956 - 31 MARCH 2003)

Sheryl Jeannine Brown, 46, of Coleman, died in Loma Linda, California, on Monday, March 31, 2003, as the result of an automobile-pedestrian accident. She was born July 5, 1956, in Reed City, the daughter of Donald and Eleanor (Stickel) Roberts. Sheryl J. Roberts married Clayton H. Browne June 29, 1986, in California.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton; three sons, Nicholas, Alexander and Spenser; two daughters, Anna-Elyse and Caitlin; her parents, Rev. Don and Eleanor Roberts of Gladwin; and a brother, Mark Roberts of Lansing. Funeral Services were held 1 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2003, at the OLaughlin Funeral Home, Inc., in Coleman with the Rev. Donald Potter officiating. Burial took place in Highland Cemetery, Gladwin.

TRUMAN GORDON BROWN (3 OCT 1864 - JUNE 1941)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR TRUMAN G. BROWN

 

Truman Gordon Brown, born in Forest Hill, Ontario. October 3, 1864, the eldest of eleven children. He came with his parents, Phillip and Loretta Brown, to Gladwin county when seven years old. In 1891 Mr. Brown was married to Ida Kitchen of Detroit and they moved to Grout township where he engaged in farming. He spent 10 years in Detroit where he did carpenter work until 1918 when he moved back to Grout and then to Gladwin city in 1939.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Brown, one son, Charles, one daughter, Mrs. Cora Tear, three granddaughters, all of Detroit and three brothers, Carl of West Grout, Bertram of Minnesota and Adelbert whose present address is unknown. Funeral services were held at the West Grout Methodist Church on Sunday, June 22nd with burial in Highland Cemetery. Rev. Floyd N. Drake officiated at the services. Gladwin County Record dated 06-25/1941 Column - 6 Page - 1

 

WALTER BROWN (10 DEC 1866 13 SEP 1935)

 

WALTER BROWN DIES AT HOME FRIDAY

 

Rev. Bernard S. Roth conducted services at the Methodist Episcopal church, Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 for Walter Brown. Burial services were at the Highland cemetery. Born December 10, 1866 in Poland, he has been a resident of Gladwin several years. He died at his home on State street September 13, 1935, of bronchial trouble. His wife and son survive him. Gladwin County Record dated 09-18/1935 Column - 4 Page - 1

 

WILLIAM BROWN (? - AUG 1945)

 

ACCIDENT VICTIM BURIED IN HIGHLAND CEMETERY

 

Word was received here Monday that William Brown, of Flint; husband of Mrs. Delia Brown, was killed Friday night in an automobile accident in Flint. Mr. Brown was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Margaret Shell, of Gladwin. Burial took place in Highland cemetery here, on Monday afternoon. Gladwin County Record dated 08-29/1945 Column - 1 Page - 1

 

ALICE J. BRUBAKER (1938 - ?)

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRUBAKER (22 AUG 1860 - 6 OCT 1937)

 

GROUT TWP. PIONEER PASSES WEDNESDAY

 

A. L. BRUBAKER, 7, DIES AFTER., SHORT ILLNESS

 

Abraham Lincoln Brubaker died October 6, 1937, at his home on east Maple street after several weeks illness. Services were held at the Sacred Heart church Saturday morning. Burial was at Highland cemetery. Son of Henry and Leah (Wible) Brubaker he was born in Napoleon, Ohio, August 22, 1860, and married Emma Cecelia Shondel June 10, 1884. They lived near their birthplace in Ohio until November, 1903, when they came to Grout township to make their home and cleared and improved a farm.

 

They are among the first settlers in this part of the township, where now only a few of the old neighbors are living. About five years ago they retired from their farm and moved to Gladwin. Three years ago they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary at which their 15 children, their wives or husbands and families were present. This has al