July 12, 1921


Another home was saddened on Tuesday, July 12th, when George, the six year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Milo Richmond, and grandson of Mr. & Mrs. G. B. Richmond of this city, died at the farm south of the city.

On Monday evening, July 4th, he was taken seriously ill and a doctor was called and the trouble at the time was thought to be indigestion, but for a couple of days after that the doctor as well as the parents realized that something much more serious was developing.  everything that could be done was being done, but the little fellow was suffering intense pain which all human efforts failed to relieve.  On Friday the doctors counseled, and they at that time pronounced the affliction as infantile paralysis, and they thought his recovery doubtful.  While at times after that he seemed apparently better, he suffered almost incessantly and yet with remarkable patience for  a child of his age.  Tuesday afternoon the end of his suffering came and a little soul slipped into eternity.  He was heeded to perform the same mission there as he had done here - that is to brighten the surroundings of all those around him.

George DuBois Richmond was born November 23, 1914.  His short life was spent at the farm home, where he died.  To know him was to like him and he had many friends among the grown-ups as well as children.

The little smile he always carried will not soon be forgotten.  The parents, and little sister, Jean, have the most sincere sympathy of the community.

Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon, Rev. Bailey of Mt. Pleasant, officiating.


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June 25, 1921


Charles William Wilson was born in Clinton County, Ohio,  April 27th, 1849 and died at his home near Shepherd May 25th, 1921, aged 72 years, 1 month and 29 days.  He was the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Wilson.

In July 1869 he married to Mary Smithley.  To this union were born seven children.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary Wilson, and his children:  Mrs. Clint Matthews,  Mrs. Edward Murphy and Frederick Wilson of Convoy, Ohio,  Mrs. Ernest Prescott of Ionia,  Mrs. Wm. Williams of Blanchard,  Mrs. Chas. Baker of Shepherd and William Wilson who is at home.  He also leaves 21 grandchildren and other relatives and many friends.

Mr. Wilson's earlier years of married life were spent in Ohio.  In 1903 he moved with his family to Michigan and bought a home near Shepherd, where he has since resided.  About thirty years ago he became converted and was an active member of the United Brethern Church.  He has remained faithful and although he had not been active in church work in later years, his life has been a Christian example for others.  During his illness he was very patient and always considerate of those who cared for him.

Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Gardner of Rosebush - Interment at Salt River cemetery.


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NOVEMBER 8, 1921


Rendle James Suttle, the eight year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Suttle died Tuesday morning, November 8th, at the home of his parents.

He had been ill for the past year with sugar diabetes and for the last few weeks had been confined to his bed.

He is survived by his parents and one brother, Carl.

Funeral services were held at the house Thursday, November 10th, Rev. Hanthorne officiating with interment in Riverside cemetery.


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November 15, 1921


Mary E. Northup was born at Governeur, New York, March 7th, 1835 and died at the home of her son, in Toledo, Ohio November 15, 1921, at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 8 days.

At the age of 18 years she was married to Joseph Northup, who preceded her in death 5 years ago.

To this union were born four sons:  William, Henry, Edgar and Clark.  Henry and Edgar dying in early manhood.

She is survived by tow sons, William and Clark,  one brother, J. Quincy Walling,  three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was a member of the O. E. S., Coe Chapter No. 98 and the Woman's Relief Corps.  During her early life she was an active member of the Baptist Church.

Being a good mother, a loving wife and possessing a true Christian character, she will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services were conducted by I. W. Kimberling, assisted by S. L. Randall.  Burial in Salt River cemetery.


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June 1, 1921


Albert Parker was born in Port Huron, Michigan December 15th, 1848 and departed this life June 1st, 1921 at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 16 days.

He was the son of Rev. Robert J. and Matilda Parker, having three brothers and three sisters all of whom have preceded him in death.

He spent his early childhood in Port Huron.  At the time of his father's death he moved to Dover, Canada, making his home with an older brother.  At the age of 18 he came to Midland, Michigan.  He was married July 5, 1871 to Ella V. Young.  To this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive him:  Mrs. Gordon Childs,  Mrs. O. L. Faunce,  Mrs. S. C. Stahlman all residing near Shepherd.  Wm. Albert,  Ora G., Florance L. and Coral E. who live at home.  Charles Robert, the oldest child dying at the age of ten years.

In 1877 they moved on their farm south of Shepherd where he resided until the time of his death.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, seven children and three grandchildren, besides a host of friends.  Words cannot express the love and kindness which he always showed his wife and family.

Funeral services at the home June 3rd and interment at Salt River.  Rev. H. W. Ellinger officiated.


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James Harris of Weidman - Formerly a Resident of Mt. Pleasant

December 1, 1921


James Harris, who came to this county forty-one years ago, died last Friday.  Mr. Harris had lived in this county since he was one year old with the exception of five years in Detroit.

He came to Mt. Pleasant 15 years ago and engaged in the business of contractor and builder.  One year ago he went to Weidman and engaged in the hotel business.

Mr. Harris was born in Jefferson County, New York, August 3, 1879.

A wife and three children survive him.

Funeral services were held from the home of his sisters, the Misses Fannie and Minnie Harris on South Franklin, Monday, the Rev. L. L. Hanthorne officiating.  Many of the business men of Weidman were in attendance at the funeral.


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November (no day given) 1921


Max D. Oswald, son of Mr. & Mrs. Claude Oswald of Midland County,  passed away at his home last Tuesday morning, age 4 years, 1 month, 20 days.

He was taken ill October 29, 1921, two days later he was taken to Carney's Hospital at Alma where all was done to save his life, but there was no hope and one week later he was taken back home where he suffered patiently to the end.

He leaves a father, mother, sister and brother and a host of relatives and friends.


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August 22, 1921


Lucinda Vanderbeck, daughter of John and Matilda Vanderbeck, was born in the state of New York, September 10, 1845 and departed this life August 22, 1921, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 12 days.  She was united in marriage to Austin Campbell in 1855 and came to Isabella County the following year where she endured all the hardships of Pioneer life.  She lived on this farm until fifteen years ago, when she moved to Shepherd where she lived until her death.

She was a member of the Christian church and was a patient sufferer during her last illness which lasted three weeks.

She was the mother of three children,  one son and two daughters.  Hoyt, who died at the age of 11 years and 6 months,  Edith who died at the age of 9 months and Etta Ausin who died in 1894.  Death called her husband away in January, 1918.  She leaves to mourn their loss a number of nieces and nephews besides other more distant relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church last Wednesday at 2:30, conducted by I. W. Kimberling.  Interment at Salt River cemetery.


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Marion Acker

June 13, 1921


Marion Acker, 10 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Percy Acker, formerly of St. Louis, now of Grand Rapids, died in the hospital at Ann Arbor Monday noon, June 13th.  Marion was taken to the hospital several weeks ago for surgical treatment, for a tumor on the brain and had been in a very critical condition for some time.  Mr. and Mrs. David Acker  and daughters, Florence and Bethel, went yesterday to Grand Rapids to attend the funeral which will be held today.


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Sister of Mrs. Charles Entrekin


Was Brought Here for Burial


May 5, 1921


Myrtle Payne Fairchild, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Payne, was born near Maple Rapids, June 25, 1880, and died May 5, 1921, at the hospital in Evart.  She was married April 5, 1905 to George Fairchild.  They had one son, Paul, aged 12 years.

Their home was near Marion.  She also leaves a brother, Dell Payne of Perrinton, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Entrekin of Mt. Pleasant, where she was brought for burial.

Though she was in poor health for many years, she was very patient through it all, and was loved by all who knew her.


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March 27, 1921


Clinton Curley was born in York State, January 1, 1862, and died at his home in this city, March 27, 1921.  Mr. Burley suffered a stroke of apoplexy three weeks ago and the last two weeks has been unconscious the end coming Sunday evening at 10 o'clock.

He came to Mt. Pleasant 39 years ago.  He later married Mrs. Hunter, October 6, 1884.  To this union four children were born, three surviving:  Mrs. Oliver Heath of St. Louis,  Mrs. Ray Munn and Mrs. Elmer Servoss.  His wife died October 26, 1916.  He later married Mrs. Elizabeth Staver, who survives him, together with a brother of Buffalo and a sister of Jamestown, NY.

Mr. Burley was a member of the Woodman and Fireman organizations.  He has been employed by the Weidman's the past 16 years and has always faithfully discharged his duties.

Funeral services were held at the home yesterday morning, Rev. L. L. Hanthorne in charge.  Interment in Riverside cemetery.


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January 24, 1921


Merritt H. Leonard, born August 11, 1840 in Green County, PA, died January 24, 1921, aged 74 years, 5 months and 18 days.

His parents, David and Sarah (Boller) Leonard, lived and died in Green County, PA.  To them were born five children:  Silas L;  Martha Jane S. Wood,  John, Marriett H., and Lucy L. Fryu, all of whom are gone to the other shores except Martha Jane Wood, who at this time is very poorly and unable to be with us today.

Marriett's father died when he was a small boy and left the children to the care of others.  Uncle William Leonard, whose doors were always open to the sorrowing, took the children into his home and cared for them as a father.  He was a preacher of the Gospel and he baptized Mettitt at the age of 11 years.  He continued steadfast in the Disciples Doctrine and teachings until death.

Merritt was married to Willamina Walters in Pennsylvania, bringing her to Michigan, where he buried her 11 months after their marriage.  He was again married to Miss Childs, who died in about one year.

Later, he married Miss Helm, to whom were born two children, one dying in infancy and the other, Pearl, who now resides in Alma.  He was then married to Ella Butler.

He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, his son, and three grandchildren.  He was a man of whom it could be said, "He had no enemies."  He did his share in redeeming this county from a wilderness to the fine farming lands of Coe.

The funeral was held at the Coe church Thursday, conducted by Elder Kimberling.

Mrs. Mary Spitler, and grandson,  John, of Lansing, aunt of Mrs. Leonard, and cousin, attended the funeral.  Mr. Spitler, returned home Saturday, the aunt remained with Mrs. Leonard.


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Warren Wing of Fremont Township Passes Away


Was Civil War Veteran - Helped in Early Development of Township

May 2, 1921


Isabella County has lost another of it's pioneers, with the death of Warren Wing;  who died at his home in Fremont township May 2nd.

Mr. Wing was born in Chautauqua County, NY, May 5, 1842, and was 79 years old at the time of his death.  When 21 years of age, he came to Michigan and took up a homestead in Fremont township.  Later he enlisted in the Civil war, serving two years.

He was married to Lucinda Burt of Chautauqua County, NY August 28, 1865, and came to his new home in Michigan, moving by wagon, through the wilderness from St. Johns, which was the nearest railroad station at that time.

Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wing:  Willard of Winn,  Leon, who died when 17 years of age, and Mrs. John Young of Fremont township.

He and his wife endured many hardships in the early days, and Mr. Wing spent much of his time in raising buildings and helping to make the roads.

Since the death of his wife in 1902, he has made his home with his daughter.

He was well and favorably known in this county, and leaves many friends to mourn, with his two children and five grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held from the home Thursday, Rev. Holmes officiating.  Interment in Taylor cemetery.


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October 15, 1921


Like a cloud from a sun kissed sky came the announcement Saturday morning of the death of our fellow townsmen, C. C. Field.

While it has been know for some time that Mr. Field was not in robust health and was afflicted with heart affection, he was apparently in his normal health and had been on the streets Friday and was as well as usual.

He had awakened Saturday morning and talked with Mrs. Field and a short time afterward raised up in bed and placed his hand over his heart.  Mrs. Field asked if there was anything she could do, when he sank back on the pillow.  She immediately summoned Harry Brattin, who has been residing with them and a doctor was summoned but Mr. Field was dead before he arrived.

In his death Shepherd loses one of it's most highly respected citizens who until a few years ago retired from active business life, was closely connected with the industrial interests of our village.

Clark C. Field was born in the town of Chester, Eaton County, Michigan on August 27, 1853, and passed away the morning of October 15th, 1921.

His boyhood was spent in Eaton County until the year 1880, when he was married to Emma Egbert.  In 1895 they moved from Charlotte to Shepherd where he has since lived.

He is survived by his wife and four children, the eldest son, Horace, having passed away in December of 1918.

The majority of his life was spent in the milling business, in which he owned and operated mills at Hastings and Charlotte, Michigan, previous to moving to Shepherd.

He was respected in his business activities and always maintained an active interest in civic affairs and a constant faith in his religion and his associates.  A faith which sustained him and gave him the courage to meet the crises of life.

He was a loving husband and father, putting the obligations of his home above other duties to the extent of self sacrifice.  No sacrifice was to great but when he would do or give gladly to lighten the burden for one of his own.

The influence of his life will go on because of the beautiful example of his own life and the home life that he has made.

Funeral services were conducted by H. W. Ellinger at the home Oct. 17th.


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May 19, 1921


Mrs. Temperance (Allen) Coon was born in Novi, Seneca County, NY February 15, 1838.  Her parents, Peter P. and Julia J. Allen came to Michigan when she was but six weeks old and settled in Oakland County where she lived until her marriage to Charles E. Coon, of Portland, Ionia County, also a native of New York State.

In 1866 they came to Isabella County, Coe township, when it was but a wilderness.  They lived on their farm until March 1900, when he preceded her to the better land.

They had a family of eight children, five sons and three daughters, three dying in infancy, one son Frank, living to be 17 years of age.

There are now left to miss the loving council of a Christian mother two sons and two daughters:  C. A. Coon of Midland,  J. E. Coon of Lansing;  Mrs. E. C. Cronkright of Midland and Mrs. Edward Axtel of Shepherd, with whom she has made her home for the past 15 years.  There are also left to miss her love and care, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Out of a family of three brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Kincaid of Grand Ledge is the only one who survives.

She has been a faithful Christian since she was 14 years old and was always affiliated with the Baptist denomination.

She fell asleep Thursday, May 19, 1921, at 2:00 being 83 years, 3 months and 4 days old.

The funeral was held Sunday at the Christian church, Rev. I. W. Kimberling officiating.


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June 18, 1921


Adle Jones, the daughter of Adle and & Thomas Pickett, was born (month missing) 27, 1884 in Shepherd, Michigan and passed away at her home at Detroit, June 18, 1921. 

She was united in marriage to Frank J. Jones April 19, 1902, and to this union one child was born, Dorothy Elaine.

Mrs. Jones has suffered from a severe illness for the past four years.  She has been a patient sufferer and her desire was to be able to care for her child.  She was worthy of a place in the memory of all who knew her.  Hers was a most thoughtful, loving and cheerful disposition.

Funeral services at the old home in Shepherd June 22, and interment at Salt River Cemetery.


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June 4, 1921


Leah Miller was born in Kent County, Michigan October 3, 1864, and moved with her parents to Gratiot County in 1875.

She was united in marriage with Alexander Stuart in 1882.  To this union were born two children:  Etta Mae,  and Ernest Alexander.  Etta Mae departed this life Oct. 7, 1891, and her father in 1892.

She was united in marriage with William H. Thomas in Feb. 1896, and died June 4, 1921 at Shepherd, her home for the past 14 years.

Besides the husband she leaves her son, Ernest Alexander, two grandchildren, Vera Augusta and Ernest Verne,  her father, Anton Miller;  two sisters, Mrs. e. L. Bock of Port Elgin, Ontario and Mrs. P. T. Spicer of Dayton, Ohio, and three brothers, Henry, Alex and Alfred of Elwell and a host of relatives and friends.

She united with the Christian church at this place about 5 years ago.

The funeral was held at the home last Friday morning at 10 o'clock.  Rev. I. W. Kimberling officiating.  Interment in Salt River Cemetery.


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December 25, 1921


Rex William, only child of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Greening was born January 1, 1921 and passed away December 25, of the same year, age eleven months, three weeks and four days.


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April 28, 1921


Otto Delos Richmond, son of Mr. & Mrs. Jess Richmond, from near Wheeler, Michigan, was born May 27, 1907.  After 15 days of suffering he departed this life April 18, 1921, aged 13 years, 11 months and one day.

He leaves besides his parents, a sister Ruth, and two brothers (first name missing) and Arlo, together with many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. 


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May 9, 1921


Andrew Jackson Shively was born in Lordstown, Trumbull County, Ohio, September 13, 1840.

He remained on a farm with his parents until he was 22 years old, attending district and select school, taught by Prof. DeFord.

Together with his farming his first venture in business was in oil by which he cleared up a small fortune.

His next venture was in the flax and law business.  This did not prove so successful on account of the removal of the tariff on Jute Bitts.  This practically ruined the Flax industry and Mr. Shively suffered with the rest.

In 1879 closing up his business in Ohio he came to Michigan, settling on the north west fractional quarter of section thirty, Jasper township, Midland County.  This was an unbroken forest.  He remained there thirty-four years.  His wife dying June 5, 1899.

In 1911 he sold his farm and closed out his business and moved to St. Louis.  December 2, 1920, he was married to Miss Mary A. Scott of St. Louis, Michigan. 

He was of Swiss decent on his father's side being a direct descendant of Peter, the Patriarch.  On his mother's side of the house he traced his lineage to the Randolph's of Virginia.

In politics he was a staunch Democrat, a firm believer in democratic principles and always said a man's word should be as good as his bond.

After a lingering illness he departed this life May 9, 1921, being 80 years, 7 months and 26 days old, being laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery May 11th, 1921.


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May 14, 1921


The many friends of Miss Lois Basinger, were deeply saddened to learn of her death, which occurred at the Brainerd Hospital, Alma, Saturday, May 14th at about 6:30 o'clock.

Miss Basinger had been operated on for a goiter on Wednesday and it was thought to be recovering nicely, until on Saturday, when her condition was changed, due to the heart.

She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. P. Basinger, of near Sumner and was 21 years and 21 days...(the rest of this article is missing).


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January 28, 1921


Mrs. Cynthia Merrill was born in Jackson county, April 20, 1869 and died at her home, 521 S. Arnold, January 8, 1921.

Besides her husband, W. H. Merrill, she leaves six children, one sister and two brothers to mourn her loss.

Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church at 2 o'clock.  Rev. L. L. Hanthorne in charge. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.


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September 5, 1921


Levi Merrill was born in Branch county, Michigan, November 28, 1859, and departed this life September 5, 1921.  He came to Deerfield township in the year 1889 and made his home here until he was united in marriage to Miss Cynthia Nichleson, who departed this life January 8, 1921.  to this union 6children were born all of whom are living:  Mrs. Chas Waldroff, with whom he made his home since his wife's death,  Mrs. Ed Dowing, Mrs. Dale Roberts,  Joseph Coe of this city and William of Midland.


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Aug. 11, 1921


The little baby daughter, Doris Marie, of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Mullett died last Tuesday.  Funeral was held at the home Wednesday with burial at Salt River cemetery.


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December 28, 1921


Bernice Isetta Fuller, daughter, and only child of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Fuller, was born in St. Louis, Michigan March 27, 1901 and departed this life December 28, 1921, aged 20 years, 9 months and 1 day.

She was a graduate of the St. Louis High School in the class of 1919 and at the time of her death was attending  Mt. Pleasant Normal, taking a course in music and drawing, which she would have finished in June.

She became a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal church July 5, 1918, assisting with ability and activities of the choir.  Her wonderfully sweet voice with the sympathetic expression it possessed, and her most amiable disposition, won her a host of friends, among whom she will be greatly missed.

She had been ill only a short time from heart trouble and was thought to be improving, when after a sudden attack, she passed away.

Her death was a great shock to her many friends and she will be greatly missed.


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Dec 30, 1921


The funeral of Mrs. Maggie McClain was held from the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Scharres, and the wife of Archie McClain.  she died Dec. 30, 1921.  Besides the husband, three children are left, also the father and mother, eight brothers and three sisters.


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March 18, 1921


Henry Cam Gruber, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gruber of this place, was born April 13, 1875 in Clarion Co., PA, and died March 18,  1921 at his home in South Lyon, MI.

At the age of four years he came to Isabella Co., MI with his parents.

He was married March 7, 1895 to Mima J. Macklen.  To this union was born one child, Hazel J., of Detroit.

He met with an accident three years ago that necessitated an operation from which he never recovered.  During this time he had the best of care, which, with his faith in god eased his great suffering.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his widow and daughter, father and mother, three brothers; Marion of Flint, Audley of Alma, and Orlando of Perry;  four sisters, Dora Herryman of St. Louis, Edith Southard and Glennie Bayes of Shepherd, besides many other relatives and friends.

The remains were brought to this place Monday for interment in Salt River Cemetery.


Card of Thanks from:  Mrs. Mima Gruber, Miss Hazel Gruber, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Gruber, Mr. Marion Gruber, Mr. & Mrs. Audley Gruber, Mr. & Mrs. L. Herryman, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Southard and Mr. & Mrs. Earl Bayes.


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April 25, 1921


Henry R. Goss, seventy-seven years of age, died Monday, April 25, 1921 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. B. Minor of Traverse City, MI, with whom he has resided for the past twenty years.

Mr. Goss was one of the early pioneers of Isabella County having lived for many years on the farm three miles west of Shepherd, now owned by F. A. McFaren.

His death was preceded by his wife, Adella L. Goss, who passed away Dec. 2, 1899 and daughter, Mary A. Goss, who passed away Dec. 19, 1899.  Two children, Mrs. E. B. Minor of Travers City and Loren H. Goss of Detroit, also one sister, Mrs. Carrie Draper of Cohocton, NY are left to mourn his loss.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter in Traverse City, MI, and the body brought here by train.  A short service was conducted at the grave and he was laid to rest in the family lot at Salt River Cemetery.


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Oct 6, 1921


Mrs. Mary E. Fouts, one of Shepherd's oldest and most highly respected citizens, passed away at her home in this village last Friday after a long and tedious illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian church, Rev. L. W. Kimberling officiating.  Interment in Salt River Cemetery.

Mary E. Fouts was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Sept 6, 1851.  She was the daughter of Perry H. and Carrie E. (Dale) Estee.

Mrs. Fouts came with her parents to this state and county and remained under the parental care until her marriage.

She attended the Log Cabin School at Salt River when six years of age, and in company with her brother, seven years of age, walked two miles to obtain the privilege.  Later she attended the Union school at Mt. Pleasant, and there, together with occupying her leisure moments in study, she acquired a good education.

One child, Free L., was born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Fouts on Feb. 28, 1874, who still survives her.  There is also one brother living.

Mrs. Fouts has for many years been an active member of the Relief of this article is missing.


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April 2, 1921


Catherine Keith Lyons was born at Granges, Richland Co., Ohio on Nov. 10, 1830, and departed this life at her home in Shepherd, MI April 2, 1921, aged 90 years, 4 mos and 3 days.

In 1855 she was united in marriage to John Lyons, who died 21 years ago.  To this union were born five children, four of whom survive her;

Mrs. Ida Brady of Saginaw,  Mrs. Alcesta Converse of Mt. Pleasant,  Lewis Lyon and Maggie Armstrong of Shepherd, the youngest dieing in early manhood.  Besides these she leaves one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Minser of Ferris Center, 9 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild to mourn their loss.

She was a member of the Relief Corps.

Funeral was held Tuesday morning at the home, Rev. I. W. Kimberling officiating.  Interment at Salt River Cemetery.


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(no date other than 1921)


Willard Gay was born in Cambridge twp., Lenawee Co., MI on May 28, 1837, to John and Lodica Gay.  He was the second son of a family of six children, of which three were girls.

One living sister remains, Mrs. F. R. Austin, of South Haven, MI.

On October 8, 1862 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane P. Hall.  To this union were born six children;  Florence B., Elva E., Mary D., John P., Grace and Leon R.

Of this family but two are now living, Mrs. s. B. Brundgage and Mrs. E. C. Philipps, both of St. Louis, MI

Mr. Gay has lived in Michigan since the time of his birth with the exception of one period.

Shortly after his marriage he served two years and eight months in the Civil War, being a member of the Third Michigan Cavalary, Co. D.

He, with his family, moved to St. Louis, MI in April 1888.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, true and faithful to the end, the one living sister, two daughters, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends and acquaintances.


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July 30, 1921


Harry Hagen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hagen, was born Dec. 14, 1907 in Jasper twp, and passed away at his home July 30, 1921, after an illness of three days.

The funeral services were held at his late home Monday, at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. Yinger of the Methodist Church.  Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

He leaves to mourn his loss, a father and mother, five brothers, six sisters and a host of friends.


Card of Thanks from:  Mr. & Mrs. John Hagen,  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hagen and Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell.


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