Thursday, July 15, 1897

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Chas. Taylor

Chas. Taylor was born in England in 1829 and came to America when 9 years of age. He was married in Orleans County, N.Y. in 1852 to Miss Sophrona, dau of Jesse and Sarah Landon.

In 1855 they removed to Chippewa township, Isabella county, and began in the primeval forest to make a farm and where for 42 years he has been an honest, upright citizen and by hard toil has changed the wild forest to a beautiful home; thus materially assisting in making our county one of the best in the state.

He took an active part in the educational and political interests and was honored by his fellow citizens to various offices of trust in his township and district.

Father Taylor was licensed as an exhorter in the M.N. church, in 1811, and in 1856, as a local preacher, which license he hold for 41 years

He held the first religious service in the county, married the first couple and preached the first funeral sermon, The first class or church society was held at his home in the spring of 1856.

Thus we are indebted to him for laying the foundation of Christianity in the county, in the pioneer days, and have ever since done all he could for the welfare of mankind.

His wife preceded him 10 years ago. He again married, and leaves a widow and six children, and many fiends. who sincerely regret his death,

Mr. Taylor was present and took part in the Old People's service at the M.E. Church in Shepherd. His last illness was about three weeks, and &as on last Friday night he calmly and peacefully passed from mortal life to life immortals

The services were held from his home and the Chippewa M.E-church last Sunday afternoon, where a multitude of friends bid farewell to a true neighbor and friend. Rev. R.A. Wright preached the sermon. of 14t. Pleasant, on the Legacy of a Good Name and a Noble Life.

The music was furnished by the Shepherd choir, then his body was laid away in the churchyard, to wait the Resurrection morn.

Obit saved by Ruth Shouey, Shepherd, Mich.

Dr. Hendrik Theuniseen

Dr. Hendrik H. Theuniesen, dentist of Mt. Pleasant, died in Central Michigan Community Hospital at age 75. He had lived at 908 E. High St, Mt. Pleasant.

Dr. Theunisen was born April 7, 1896 in Richmond, South Africa.

Survivors are wife, Lucille, two sons, Dr. Wm. Theuniseen, dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at-Central Michigan University, and Rev. Bruce Theuniesen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 6 grandchildren.

Burial in Riverside cemetery.

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Mary Way Ankrom Thomas

Special to the State Journal Shepherd Oct. 17

Funeral services will be hold Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Shepherd Church of Christ for Mrs. Wm. Thomas, 78* who had lived in this village and vicinity for more than 70 years. Her death late Friday night followed an operation for cancer of the stomach in a Bay City hospital last August*

Bar husband, 85yeare old and also an old resident of this locality, is gradually sinking following a stroke suffered several weeks ago.

Mary Way Thomas was born in Ohio and came here with her parents as an infant. She was first married to Thomas Akin in 1907 and after his death was wedded to Mr. Thomas Thanksgiving Day of 1929, She is survived by 1 sister, Miss Sarah Way of Ithaca and 2 brothers* John Way of Detroit and Harry Way of Ithaca,

Interment will be in Salt River Cemetery her**

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Hand dated Sept 1932 News item, not an obituary

William Thomas III

Wm. Thomas, old resident of Shepherd and veteran of the Civil War, was stricken with paralysis Sunday morning at four o'clock, when he arose from his bed. He fell to the floor, but received immediate attention from Mrs. Bohannon, nurse who had been taking care of Mrs. Thomas who is seriously ill, and neighbors and a physician who were summoned.

Mr. Thomas was unable to see or speak for many hours, but it was reported Monday morning that he had recovered his speech and eyesight and that he had an even chance to get up again. He is 85 years old and sustained a serious stroke five years ago.

Mrs. Bohannon and Mrs. Arley Struble are acting as nurses at the home. Mr. Thomas' sons Bert Thomas and wife came Sunday from Essexville for the day. Mrs. Thomas' brother, Harry Way, of Ithaca was here Sunday and Monday.


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