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Hildegarde F. Adams

Hildegarde F. Adams, 69, Mt. Pleasant died Jan. 9 at C.M.C.H.

Born Apr. 8, 1907 inNorth Bradley. Survived by: sons James of Midland and Wm. Quincy of Mt. Pleasant, 5 grandchildren, sisters Mrs. Glenn (Eva) Dunlop of North Bradley, Mrs. Ralph (Edna) Kinnear, Monroe, Conn., 2 brothers, 1 sis died. Memorial services Jan. 12 at St. Johns Episcopal Church, R.R. John Goodrow officiating Arrangements by Lux-Rush Funeral Rome,

William E. Adams

Wm. E. Adams, 74, resident of this community since birth, treasurer of the Coe #2 school board, former banker here for many years, 32nd degree Mason, an ODD Fellow for a half-century, and a highly esteemed citizen who had taken a prominent part in the upbuilding of Shepherd from the time of it's infancy as Salt River, was summoned by death Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Brief funeral services were held from his residence Sunday afternoon followed by interment in Salt River Cemetery

Mr. Adams sprang from the earliest of Isabella county pioneer stock. In 1854 his father, Wm. Adams, and 4 friends, blazed a way into this county over much the same route as U.S.27 today, and staked their claims under the graduation act. The Adams family, with their possessions drawn on a 2-wheeled cart by an ox-team, moved from Hillsdale County into what is now Isabella County in 1857. They made their home temporarily with Mrs. Adams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepherd.

Wm. Edwin Adams was born Dec. 17, 1857, the 6th of 9 children. In 1918 Mr. Adams was married to Miss Florence Brown of Flint, who survives him, with 1 daughter Jane, one brother Oliver B * Adams of Shepherd, and a sister Mrs. MaryAnn Middaugh of Grand Rapids.

Mrs. Bessie Allen

Mrs. Bessie Allen, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Campbell, departed this life January 17, l895, with that dread disease, consumption. She was born in Coe township, Isabella county, on March 30, 1865 and on Feb. 23, 1891 was married to Frank Allen. Besides a husband, she leaves father, mother, 1 sister and 2 brothers, one of whom resides in Minnesota,

She taught school until marriage - 18 terms in Isabella and Ionia counties. Funeral at her parents residence. Services conducted by Rev. D.E. Reed of Shepherd. Burial in Lincoln cemetery

Austin Perry Alleman

Austin Perry Alleman, resident of the Shepherd community for more than half a century, died at the home of his brothers Clinton Alleman, in Shepherd Tuesday night, Feb. 27, at 11:30 p.m. at the age of 82 years and 22 days.

Mr. Alleman, the son of Amon and Ellen A. Alleman was born in Richland County, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1852. He was one of four children, three sons and a daughter. With his parents he came to a farm in Coe Twp, east of Shepherd, in March 1881. He returned to Ohio later but came back to Michigan in 1887, living 1 mile east of Shepherd until he moved to this village in 1909. His parents and one sister, Mrs. Amanda Smith, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Clinton of Shepherd, and N.J. Alleman whose home is a mile east of the village. Mr. Alleman filled an inconspicuous place in the life of the community, but was a friend and neighbor in whom dependence could be placed in time of need. His death was not unexpected, as he had been in poor health for some time. It was not until the last few days before his death, however that his illness reached an acute stage.

The funeral was held from the Stilgenbauer funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. W.H. Bell officiated and burial was made in Salt River cemetery.

Mrs. E.L. Ashworth and Carl Piatt sang, with Mrs. R.M. Wetzel acting as accompanist. The pallbearers were Clinton VanVranken, Bert VanVranken, Wilbur Conklin, Clark Conklin, Guy Brooks and Elmer Freeman. Interment was made in the Salt River cemetery.

Mrs. C.D. Alexander

Mrs. Etta Alexander, wife of C.D. Alexander, who lives south and east of this village, died at Las Cruces, New Mexico, Jan. 2, 1892.

Two years ago, the subject was taken with an attack of la grippe, from which she never really recovered. The disease attacked her lungs and her physician recommended her to visit Colorado. She made the trip accompanied by her adopted parents Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Baker of Holt, this state. After stopping at Colorado Springs for 3 months, and receiving no material benefit, she went further southwest, to Las Cruces, N.M. at which place she died.

She was married to C.P. Alexander Feb. 22, 1883, at Holt and afterward moved to this county where they have lived for the past 8 years. She would have been 27 years of age had she lived until next March. Two girls were born to the union aged 5 and 8 years, respectively. The youngest was with the mother at the time of her death.

The remains arrived at Holt last Thurs. evening and the funeral was held Friday .

Laura Allen

Mrs. Laura E. Allen, 94, of Route 2. St. Louis, passed away at the Schnepp Nursing Home, St.Louis, on December 11, l976. She was born Sept. 26, 1882, in Paulding, Ohio.

Mrs. Allen was a life long resident of Pleasant Valley, a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and its Ladies' Aid.

Funeral services were held on Tues., Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. from the Garber-Berry Funeral ome, with Rev. Joseph Dudley officiating. Interment was in the Salt River Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons Donald Allen of Detroit and Norman Allen of St. Louis, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, one brother Noah Good of Bay City and one sister, Mrs. Clara Moore of Lansing.

Mrs. Alice Atkins

Alice Preston Atkins was born in a little farmhouse that yet nestles around the hills of Western, N.Y. in Java twp, Wyoming Co,, Feb. 30 (?) l860. Coming to Mich in 1863, her early years were spent in Lincoln twp, this county, on the Preston homestead, where she was married to the late Wm. Atkins October 13th, 1880.

Immediately following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Atkins began housekeeping in the home of Mr. Atkins in, Coe twp, where their 3 children, Glena, Harry and Gladys, were born and where the late Wm. Atkins died Nov. 11, 1903. After the decease of her husband, Mrs. Atkins purchased the home on the corner of Illinois street and Kinney avenue, to which she with her children, and the aged father of her late husband, removed in the spring of 1904, and where she made her home with her children until her life ended Oct. 23rd, 1907.

Mrs. Atkins is survived by her three children mentioned above, and by a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Caldwell of Moneta, Calif, and by 2 brothers, Preston and B.W. Preston of this city. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. VanOmmeren at the residence at 10 o'clock Thursday, after which the body was laid to rest in Riverside.

In her early years, Alice was the pride and joy of her father's household and as childhood budded into girlhood, and girlhood blossomed into womanhood, the qualities that made her lovable as a child grew with her growth until she became a blessing to the hundreds of loving friends who were privileged to know her womanly nobleness of character. But to her immediate family only was known the true beauty of her kindly nature, her patience and unselfishness.

For many years, Mrs. Atkins suffered from a tumor growing on the thigh and nearly 3 years ago was taken to Ann Arbor where an operation performed resulted in temporary relief, but soon the growth began again. Bravely the stricken woman battled against her fate, and only during the last few weeks of the hopeless struggle did the unequal contest overpower her courage and her strength causing her to give up the fight and patiently and fearlessly surrender to an enemy who, kindly taking her in charge, led her to a couch where dreamless sleep has blotted from the weary brain,all memory of hopeless struggles and unanswered prayers and given her eternal rest.

May thy sleep be sweet thou sainted sister, in that silent chamber where no rad can scourge thee and no turmoils enter to disturb thy long repose.

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Jacob Armstrong

Jacob Armstrong was born near Liverpool, England, Mar. 6, 1832, and died in this city March 19, aged 70 years and 13 days.

He came to America 53 years ago, locating in the State of New York, where he was married to Miss May Maisey.

In 1863, he came with his family of wife and two children to Michigan, and settled in Chippewa township, this county, where he has since resided. He joined the United Brethren church 52 years ago.

He served in the Armyof the Rebellion during the closing scenes of our country's conflict.

He was brought about two months ago to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Labell, from which place the funeral was conducted Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, by Rev. H.H. Flory.

Three daughters and five sons survive him, his wife having died two years ago.

Mrs. Luella Alice Armstrong

Mrs. Luella Alice Armstrong, 73 years of age, and an old and highly esteemed resident of the Shepherd community died at her home in the village Thursday evening, June 7, following a third stroke of paralysis. She had been confined to her home constantly during the past year.

Mrs. Armstrong had resided in this county continuously for the past 65 years, having come as a young girl from Polk, Ashland county, Ohio, where she was born Dec. 26, 1860. Surviving her are two sons, Frank of Croswell, Charles of Detroit and a son-in-law, Arthur W. McClintic of this community. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Joe Moore of Shepherd and Mrs. Perry Chaffee of Clare; a daughter, Mrs. Maude McClintic preceded her in death a little more than a year ago.

Funeral services were held from her home Saturday afternoon with the Rev. W.S. Phillips officiating. Interment was made in Salt River Cemetery.

Among those from away who care to attend the funeral were her sons, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kennedy of Croswell, . and Mrs. Charles Kennedy of Detroit, Perry Chaffee and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Chaffee of Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Frnest Chaffee of Clare, Mr. and Mrs. Fronk Armstrong and William Armstrong of Mt. Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. Rollie McClintic of Breckenridge, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight McClintic of Alms, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wright of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Glen Studer and son of Toledo.

Alma Mathews Ardner

Funeral services for Alma Mathews Ardner which were hold Saturday afternoon at the Shepherd M.E. church under the auspices of Coe Chapter No. 98., O.F.S., were largely attended and an abundance of beautiful floral tributes further marked the esteems in which the deceased lady was held, and sympathy for the bereaved family.

Members of the Eastern Star chapter attended the services in a body and acted as ushers at the church. Musical selections were rendered by a quartet consisting of Carl Piatt, Claude Stump, Eakiel Wilson and Mrs. E.L. Ashworth, and by R." A. Garber who sang a solo.  Pallbearers were Alfred Carroll, Paul Riess, Milo Richmond, R.D. Ulah, Raymond Slates and Bradford Cole.

Mrs. Ardner, nee Alma Mathews, was born in Howard City a little more than 37 years ago. She taught school for a number of years in Hemlock before going to Laporte, where she became principal of the high school. Her marriage to L.R. Ardner of Shepherd was solemnized about 11 years ago.

Surviving with the husband are 1 daughter Ida Jane Ardner, and a son Jack Mathews Ardner, both in infancy. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Ida Mathews of Shepherd; 2 brothers J.T. Mathews of Tahoe, Calif. and James Mathews of Beulah., and 2 sisters Mrs. J.P. Nicholson of Greenville and Mrs. Wm. Allen of Saginaw. Her father, who formerly conducted a restaurant business in Shepherd, and & baby daughter preceded her in death.

Mrs. Ardner was a past worthy matron of Coe Chapter O.F.S.s was a member of the White Shrine of Alma and also of the Shepherd Rebekah lodge and the Shepherd Women's club.

Henry Austin

The remains of Henry Austin who died at Traverse City Monday evening were brought to this place Tuesday. The funeral was held at the N.Y. Church at 10 o'clock today, and burial was in Salt River cemetery.

Mr. Austin leaves a wife, 1 son and 1 daughter, the latter Mrs. Douglas Kyes.

William F. Atkins

William  F. Atkins of Coe twp. died Nov. 11, 1903 of spinal meningitis after being under the physician's care for nearly 3 months.He was 53 years old.

Mr. Atkins was born in Jefferson County, New York, Jan. 17, 1850. He has resided upon the farm where he died since that time, 48 years.

He was married in 1880 to Miss Alice Preston, who survives him, with three children, Glena, Harry and Gladys, and his aged father, George Atkins, one brother, Joseph, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Coddington.

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