FLOSSIE M. (MILLER) CADY (12 JAN 1890 - 1 MARCH 1973)
Flossie M. Cady, 83, of
She was born January 12, 1890 at
Mrs. Cady taught school in Durand for one
year and then taught in Beaverton Rural Schools from 1940-1956 when she
retired. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James (Elaine) Buch of Saginaw;
two sons: Loren Cady of
CARRIE (KACHELE) CHUBB (2 FEB 1885 - 17 AUG 1972)
Carrie Chubb, 87, of
Surviving are one son, Raymond of Estey; six
grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at 1:00
p.m. at the
HERMAN D. CHUBB (26 JULY 1885 - 14 APRIL 1971)
D. Chubb, 85, of
Other survivors are one son, Raymond of
Rhodes; six grandchidlren and four great grandchildren. Services were held
Friday, April 16, at
WILLIAM E. CONE (17 APRIL 1922 - 6 MARCH 1982)
E. Cone, 59, of
Besides his wife, he is survived by 3 sons, Danny of Detroit, Ronald of Gladwin and Billy of Coleman; 3 daughters, Mrs. Dale (Diane) Gower of Farewell, Mrs. Marty (Dorothy) Mathews of Harrison and Robin of Texas; one brother, Elmer of Gladwin; 2 sisters, Mrs. Addie Hammond of Newhaven and Mrs. Violet Anderson of Boyne City; and 9 grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from
the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and
burial was in the
EBENEZER CULVER (1836 - 23 FEB 1922)
Culver, a Civil war veteran, died Feb. 23, 1922, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Silvia Stevens, who lives near Highwood, where he was making his home. He
was married to Miss Olive Spurgeon in 1861. To this union were born six
daughters and three sons. They made their home in
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs.
Silvia Stevens, Mrs Addie Walker of
Services were conducted Sunday by Elder
Alexander Weiderholdt at the Sugartown schoolhouse followed by burial at
CLAIR R. FOLTS (13 MAY 1942 - 29 MARCH 1971)
RITES THURSDAY FOR CLAIR FOLTS
Clair R. Folts, 28, of Gladwin and the U.S.
Army, died Monday, March 29, in
ERMA FREEMAN (ABT. 1910 - 21 APRIL 1918) - 8 YEARS OLD.
FREEMAN---Erma Freeman, the little eight year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Freeman, died at their home in
Little Erma Freeman, 8 years old, who was laid to rest in Rhodes cemetery, leaves parents, four-sisters, Mrs. Arthur Snyder of Saginaw, and Ethel, Jessie and Rena at home, and four brothers, William, Arthur, Roy and Elmer. Mrs. Freeman came to their farm here with her, thinking that out doors air would improve her health, but was soon compelled to return to the city for medical aid. No help could be found for her, however. Gladwin County Record dated 05-09/1918 Column - 5 Page 3
RUSSELL D. FRIEDLE (17 MAR 1924 18 DEC 1996)
Russell D. Friedle, 72, of
and had been a builder in this area for over 35 years. He was also a member of the
Surviving besides his wife, Millie; are his children and their spouses, Russell D. (Rusty) and Marilyn Friedle, Robert and Sandra Friedle, Delores and Fred Lefler, all of Rhodes, Darlene and Jim Love of Sugar Grove, Va., and Kay and Don Mapes of Rhodes; step-children, Elaine and Ed McKee of Florida, Linda and Rob Case of Midland, Michael and Vel Jupe of Houghton/Hancock, Sherry and Jay Pelton of Coleman, Sally and Keith Simsack of Sanford and David and Christy
Jupe of Beaverton; a brother Merlin; sisters Hazel and Irene; 12 grandchildren and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, at the
Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Sunday from noon until time of services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the
JACOB GOWER (3 JULY 1842 - 7 FEB 1913)
Gower died at his home at
ELSIE EVA GRAHAM (23 JUN 1890 1976)
Eva Graham, 86, of 4900 Hedgewod, died Monday at Provincial House. She was born
June 23, 1890, in
She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Omer (Dora) Ullom, of Coleman, Mrs. Fern Retherford, of Sanford, Mrs. Donovan (Eva) Wineman, Mrs. Lester (Aletha) Wendt, both of Evart, Mrs. Louise Killingbeck and Mrs. Earl (Esther) Bennett, both of Midland; two brother, Glen Herner, of Rhodes, and George Herner, of Bentley; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Utley, of Midway City, Calif.; and Mrs. Esther Nettleton, of Ferndale; 30 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Ruth, predeceased her.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Ware-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph I. Mortensen officiating. Burial in
Midland Daily News dated 12-7-1976 Page - 9.
VINTON C. GRAHAM (? 03 OCT 1940)
FATAL TO VINTON C. GRAHAM
Vinton C. Graham, 67, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, October 3, at his home on rfd 2
Mrs. William Killingbeck of Midland, and Aletha and Esther at home. Three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Jeffery of Lowell, Mrs. Ben Robertson of
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home, with Rev. H. A. Webster officiating. Burial will be in
Midland Daily News dated 10-3-1940 Page - 5.
ADELLA (MARTIN) GREEN (25 DEC 1867 - 25 MARCH 1932)
Adella Green was born Dec. 25, 1867, and died March 25, 1932, at the age of 64.
She was born in Midland county,
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two sons, William of Midland and Manley of the home; five daughters, Mrs. S. L. Church of Midland, Mrs. Fred West of West Branch, Mrs. Albert Whitney and Mrs. Daley Whitney of Flint and Mrs. Eldridge Bell of Detroit; 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.
Services were held at the Highwood Free
Methodist church by Elder Matthew Umphrey of the Latter
ISABEL (CANTELY) GREEN (24 NOV 1861 - 28 JUNE 1948)
SERVICES THURSDAY FOR MRS. GREEN
Funeral services will be held tomorrow
afternoon for Isabel Cantley Green, 86, who died on Monday, June 28 at the
Newhall Nursing Home. Services will be at the Assembly of God Church with the
Rev. Wesley Wibley officiating. Burial will be in the
Surviving are one brother, Lester Cantley,
MANLEY A. GREEN (28 MARCH 1903 - SEP 1967)
SERVICES HELD FOR MANLEY GREEN
Manley A. Green, 64, of
Besides his wife, he is survived by four
sisters, Mrs. R. E. Bell of Tennessee, Mrs. Daily Whitney of Flushing, Mrs.
Nina Whitney of Clio and Mrs. Fred West of California. Services were held
Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home. The Rev. Neil Keyes officiated
and burial was in the
MORRIS D. GREEN (12 AUG 1862 - 19 DEC 1938)
MORRIS D. GREEN DIES MONDAY, DECEMBER 19
Morris D. Green, died Monday, December 19,
at his home here. Mr. Green was born in Orion,
Surviving him, besides his wife, are one brother, Rev. John Whitfield Green of Los Angles, California; two nephews, A. J. Green of Ann Arbor and Leslie Green of Los Angles, California; three nieces, Mrs. Laverna Kimbrough of Pullman, Washington, Miss Hazel Green of Detroit and Miss Marion Hatfield of Seattle, Washington; besides other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Rogers
Funeral Home Thursday, December 22, 1938, conducted by Rev. E. F. Biggs of the
Assembly of God church. Interment was in the
EARL L. HANES (22 APRIL 1891 - 14 AUG 1976)
L. Hanes, 85, of
Surviving besides his wife are two sons,
Thomas of Troy and Robert of Urbana, Ill.; six grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home
in Gladwin. Pastor Margarert Smith officiated and burial was in the
DORMA HOFFMAN (25 MAR 1919 - 5 NOV 1983)
(Midland Daily News, Nov. 7, 1983)
Hoffman, 64, of
born March 25, 1919, in
will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Lee Funeral Home in Pinconning with the Rev. Steve
Pettit officiating. Burial will be in
FRANK J. KATZER (26 NOV 1862 - 6 JAN 1945)
Frank Katzer, 82, pioneer Gladwin county
resident, passed away at the home of a daughter in
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Summers,
WALTER KNOPF (8 AUG 1912 - 20 MARCH 1987)
Knopf, 74, of 4855 Harding Ave., Waterford, died Friday, March 20, Sun City
Medical Center, Sun City, Fla., after a long illness. Born in
Mr. Knopf and the former Maud Whitney were
married Nov. 3, 1945, in Gladwin. Services were held today, Wednesday, at 1
p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. Ed Abbott officiated
and burial was in the
LUIDA E. (BABCOCK) LEVANDOSKI (28 JULY 1895 - 20 MARCH 1921)
E. Babcock was born in
She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, John Levandoski, and one son, John Eldon, aged about four years, and one daughter, Evelyn Mary, aged 1 year and 5 months; also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Babcock of near Alger; three sisters, Mrs. John Doan of near Gladwin and Kate and Flossie of Alger; three brothers, Arthur and Hazen of Alger and Leoard of Bentley.
Her death came as a great shock to a host of relatives and friends to whom she endeared herself during her life.
"Servant of God well done! The battle
is fought, the race won. And thou art crowned at last." Funeral services
were conducted in her home by Rev. W. J. Cross of Gladwin and burial was made
CHARLES WELLINGTON MANN (9 JULY 1848 - 9 JAN 1927)
Wellington Mann was born July 9, 1848, in Newaga county,
MRS. CHARLES W. MANN
Miss Lydia Rice was born September 12, 1849,
Mrs. Mann came to Estey, Gladwin county in 1898, where she lived on the same farm until the time of her death, February 22, 1920. Besides the above mentioned, she leaves a devoted husband, 13 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a loving wife and mother and was a conscientious Christian, having belonged to the M. E. church many years. She was always ready to work for Him who doeth all things well.
Funeral services were held at the house
conducted by Rev. Trainor of
ALLEN HENRY MARSHALL (27 JULY 1887 - 26 JULY 1959)
SERVICES HELD FOR ESTEY MAN
Funeral services were held today (Wednesday)
at 3 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Estey for Allen H. Marshall,
71, who died Sunday following a three-day illness. The Rev. James Wycoff
officiated and burial was in
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Earl, of Midland, and Julius, of Bay City; six daughters, Mrs. Harold Ikens and Mrs. Alvin Wenglikowski, of Bay City; Mrs. Fred LaParr, of Pinconnin, Mrs. Delbert Thomas, of Hope, Mrs. Herman Lovik, of Estey, and Miss Mary Marshall, of Midland; a brother, George, of Midland; three sisters, Mrs. William Freeman, Mrs. Roy Chase, and Mrs. Jack Mapes, of Midland; 30 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Gladwin County Record dated 07-29/1959 Column - 6 Page - 1
JAMES H. MCPHERSON (26 FEB 1853 - 27 MAY 1925)
James H. McPherson died with a complication
of diseases May 27, 1925, after an illness of 14 years at his home on his farm
Funeral services were held at the Estey
schoolhouse Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., May 31, conducted by Elder Summerville
of Traverse City. Interment was in
JOHN PHILLIP MURRAY (03 MAY 1851 - 28 APRIL 1913)
Murray, a pioneer resident of Bentley township died at his home one mile east
of Estey April 28, age 61 years, 10 months and 27 days. He was born at Round
In 1896 Mr. Murray located in Bentley township, purchasing 80 acres of wild land which he afterwards cleared and improved. Here he resided until his death, enjoying the successes, and meeting the failures, incident to pioneer life, with the same irrespressible sense of wit and good humor that characterized him through out his life.
Three years ago he became afflicted with Bright's disease. Though his sufferings were sometimes intense, he never complained nor gave up hope. A few weeks ago his condition became grave. His children were called home and surrounded by loving relatives and solicitous friends he peacefully awaited the end which came at 3:30 p.m., April 28.
The funeral held at the house April 30, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Henry Anderson was largely attended. As a token of respect to Mr. Murray as a member of the school board the school children and others gathered trailing arbutus which Mrs. David Stone wove into a beautiful wreath and placed upon the casket. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery north of Estey.
"All was ended now, the hope and the fear and the sorrow; all the aching of heart the restless, unsatisfied longing, all the dull, deep pain, and constant anguish of patience."
"What is it that sometimes speaks to the soul so calmly, so clearly that its earthly time is short? Is it the secret instinct of decaying nature, or the soul's impulsive throb as immortality draws on? Be what it may it fest on the heart - a calm, sweet, prophetic certainty that heaven is near - calm as the light of sunset, sweet as the bright stillness of autumn. Here let his heart repose troubled not by the sarrow of those who loved him so dearly." Gladwin County Record dated 05-08/1913 Column - 6 Page - 1
ALEX NESTELL (FEB 1883 13 AUG 1970)
Services Held for Alex Nestell, 87
Alex Nestell, 87, died Thursday, August 13. Formerly of Rhodes, he had been a resident of the Gladwin Nursing Home for the past five years.
Born in Sanilac County, February, 1883, Mr. Nestell had lived in Gladwin County for 50 years 45 years on his farm near Rhodes. His wife Anna, preceded him in death.
Survivors include four sons, Lewis and William of Fletcher, N.C. Glen of Avon Park, Fla., and Dewey of Rhodes; five daughters, Mrs. Blanche Slade of Rhodes, Mrs. Aioleen Worth of Bentley, Mrs. Bessie Letson of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Jean Gary of Gladwin, and Mrs. Louella Allard of Chesaning ; 32 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, August 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Miner-Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Elder Delbert Burke officiating. Burial was in Rhodes Cemetery. Gladwin County Record dated 8-19/1970 Column 6 Page 1.
ANNA R. NESTELL (1884 20 AUG 1964)
DEWEY G. NESTELL (3 MAY 1921 - 8 JAN 1985)
C. Nestell, 63, of
Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Jean Gary of Gladwin, Mrs. Aioleen Worth of Mesa, Ariz., Mrs. Bessie Letson, Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Louella Allard of Chesaning; and 3 brothers, Lewis of Hendersonville, N.C., Bill of Mountain Home, N.C. and Glen of Jellico, Tenn.
Rites were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. Pastor Don Siewert officiated and burial was
ELMER FORREST NESTELL
Plane Lost Since June 18 Found
in Grim Township Saturday
The bodies of a Saginaw man and woman missing since June 18 were found by a hunter Saturday in an isolated area of Grim Township beneath the fuselage of their overturned aircraft.
Elmer F. Nestell, 52, and Dorothy J. Kostus, 49, were aboard Nestells Piper airplane, enroute to a Mackinac Island pharmaceutical convention, when they were last heard from.
Nestell, an experienced small plane pilot, was a pharmacist in Saginaw. His plane was originally thought to have crashed near Harrison, after touching down in Pinconning. Active search efforts
ended June 28.
The wrecked aircraft was found about 12:59 p.m. by Hugh K. Bracken of Flint, who was archery hunting in the area, Gladwin Sheriffs officers were called to the scene and reported finding the plane in Section 16 of Grim Township about three miles east of Three Rivers Rd. The white plane with a green stripe down each side,was found upside down with the roof of the cockpit sheared off, they said. The aircraft was pointing in a northwest direction, they added.
An investigator from the federal avaiation administration went to the crash site shortly after the bodies were removed to a Gladwin funeral home at 6 p.m. Cause of the crash is still under investigation.
THE BODIES of a Saginaw man and woman missing since June 18 were lifted from beneath the fuselage of this crashed airplane in Grim Township Saturday after they were discovered there by a hunter.
Elmer Nestell, 54, and Dorothy Kostus, 49, were aboard Nestells plane, enroute to a convention on Mackinac Island, when they were last heard from. The aircraft was earlier thought to have crashed near Harrison. Mike Hargrave, dispatcher for the Gladwin County Sheriffs Department,
looks over the wreckage . The over turned airplane is facing northwest. Its prop can ben seen in the foreground near the tail. Gladwin County Record dated 10-13/1976 Column 1 Page 1. ALSO COLUMNS 1-4
Mrs. Timothy (Kim) Poole, 27, of
She notified Floyd Payne, commodore of the Oscoda Yacht Club and a member of the Oscoda Coast Guard Auxiliary. He and three other club members rushed to the scene. Payne said the "water was terribly rough," with waves up to eight feet.
The Oscoda man said he saw something in the
water that looked like a coat, but turned out to be Mrs. Poole's body. Police
estimated Mrs. Poole had been in the chilly water between 30 and 40 minutes.
She was pronounced dead on arrival at
Payne said he spotted a brown jacket, a cap, paddle, and two life preserves which had not been used at the accident scene. Mrs. Poole's obituary appears on Page 2. Gladwin County Record dated 04-23/1980 Column - 6 Page - 1
Mrs. Kimberly Jo Poole, 26, of 3936 Jones
Rd., Beaverton, drowned Wednesday, April 16, after the boat; she was in swamped
in high waves off Oscoda in Lake Huron. Born in Gladwin on November 13, 1953,
she had spent her lifetime here. She served in the U.S. Navy for three years
and was in
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Jessica, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kinne of Beaverton; 2 step-sons, Timothy and David Poole of Beaverton; 2 brothers, Wayne and Scott Kinne of Beaverton; one sister, Mrs. Stacy Berry of Troy; and her grandparents, Mrs. Hazel Winn of Beaverton and Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller of Miami, Fla.
Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from
the Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Duane Koontz officiated and burial was
THOMAS REED (? - 22 APRIL 1932)
Thomas Reed died April 22, 1932, of chronic
myocarditis at his home in Bentley township where he had been a resident 15
years. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m.,
conducted by Rev. Thomas Pollard of
SHIRLEY GEORGE RICHARDSON
ALVIN E. ROOP, JR (17 APRIL 1906 - 12 JUNE 1986)
E. Roop Jr., 80, of Rhodes, died at the
A. Rowe, 88, of
Besides his wife, he is survived by 4
daughters, Mrs. Edson (Betty) Rupp of Detroit, Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) Wilden
of Midland, Mrs. Raymond (Barbara) Ross of Pinconning and Mrs. Howard (Evelyn)
Woodruff of Beaverton; one son, John Levandoski of
Rites were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the
Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel. Evans Bentley officiated and burail was in
GEORGE A. SCHARBIUS (17 JAN 1894 - 7 APRIL 1970)
ILLNESS FATAL TO GEORGE SCHARBIUS
George A. Scharbius, 76, of
Besides his wife, he is survived by three
step-daughters and one step-son; and two brothers, Fred adn Edgar, of
WILLIAM HENRY SCHRAM (1829 - 10 FEB 1904)
William Schram, an old soldier, died
Wednesday, aged 75 years. He leaves five children, his son John living here.
LEONARD W. "IRISH" WELCH (9 FEB 1908 - 16 MARCH 1981)
(Irish) W. Welch, 73, of
Surviving are on son, Leonard Jr. of
Stanton; 2 daughters, Sherry of Ypsilanti and Violet of Stanton; 2 sisters and
4 brothers. Rites were held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. from the
BERTHA (MCCONNELL) WHITNEY (6 OCT 1892 - 15 FEB 1977)
Bertha Whitney, 84, of
Surviving are 3 sons, Arthur of Flint, Gordon of Rochester, and Clarence of Pontiac; 8 daughters, Mrs. Ray (Agnes) Boyer of Clare, Mrs. Amos (Dollie) Boyer of Winegars, Mrs. Jim (Marion) Talley of Pontiac, Mrs. Ralph (Grace) Gildner of West Branch, Mrs. Walter (Maude) Knopf of Pontiac, Mrs. Kenneth (Diana) Schliter of Pontiac, Mrs. Med Goheen of Beaverton, and Mrs. Bill (Norma) Folts of Flint; 48 grandchildren, 114 great grandchidren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Services were held Friday at 1 p.m. at Hall
Funeral Home - Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Paul Schmeber officiating and
burial was in
EPHRIAM/ETHAN WHITNEY (1838 - 27 SEP 1914)
MAN FOUND DEAD
EPHRAIM WHITNEY, NEAR ESTEY VICTIM OF HEART FAILURE WHILE WANDERING IN THE WOODS--BODY BADLY DECOMPOSED--INQUEST HELD.
Ephraim Whitney, 76 years old, living a few
miles south of Estey, was found dead a half mile from his home last Sunday
morning. He had been absent a week, but on account of his living alone his
absence was not noticed until Saturday. A number of neighbors joined in
searching for him, and remembering that he had been in the habit of picking
berries along a ditch near the house went there to look for him, finding the
body in a badly decomposed state. Suspicion that it might be a case of murder
led to notification of Sheriff Shell, who with Prosecuting Attorney Shaffer,
Coroner M. H. Wright and Will Stock went there by auto to investigate. A
coroner's jury was summoned who returned the following verdict, pronouncing it
a case of heart failure. State of Michigan, county of Gladwin, ss.--We, the
coroner's jury empanelled to inquire into the cause of the death of Ephraim
Whitney of Bentley township, Gladwin county, Michigan, do say on our oaths that
we believe the said Ephraim Whitney came to his death from heart failure on
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1914, in Bentley township in said county. Dated this 27th day
of September, 1914. R. A. Joynt, Peter Schroeder, Vinton Graham, J. W. Chubb,
William Stone, William Mitchell. Mr. Whitney had been a resident of Bently
township 23 years, and was the owner of 80 acres a few miles south of Estey
upon which he lived. He served in the Civil war, and was a pensioner. One son,