1860-1869 Newspaper Notices

Obituaries, Deaths, Marriages, Birthdays, and Notices
from Washtenaw County Newspapers
1860-1869

Compiled by Bobbie Snow and Contributors


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Date/Day
YYYY/MM/DD

Newspaper/
Source Type

Text

1860/01/10
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[article]
Pg.2

 An interesting little boy, the son of Dr. Chase of this city, died on Saturday night last. Dr. Chase is at present absent from home.

1860/01/10
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[notice]

DIED-- Last evening, Mildon D., youngest child of Capt. J. F. Miller, of this city.

1860/01/10
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[article]
Pg.2

FIRES IN THE CO. LAST WEEK -- On Monday, a fire occurred at Ypsilanti, consuming a large number of buildings together with the Herald printing office. Loss altogether some $12,000. Tuesday morning the spacious barns and sheds together with a number of valuable horses, cattle and 70 or 80 sheep, all the property of Mr. Merrill living on what is known as the old Whitmore farm in Pittsfield were completely detroyed by fire; supposed to be the work of an incendiary; loss 4 or 5,000 dollars. On the same day a house with its contents, on what is known as the "Church Farm," in Ann Arbor, was destroyed by fire. Loss not known.-- On Wednesday night the Dexter Hotel with two or three other buildings were also destroyed by fire. Loss $4,000.

1860/01/10
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[death column]
Pg.

DIED, in this city on the 4th inst. [1860/01/04], Mrs. Elizabeth C. widow of the late John G. Allmendinger, aged 69 yrs 9 mos 9 days.

1860/01/17
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[death column]
Pg.

DIED
In this city, on the 9th inst.
[1860/01/09], W[A?]LDEN D. son of John F. and Sarah M. Miller, aged 1 year 5 months and 9 days.
A little treasure is laid up in Heaven---
A treasure fair:
Oh Father,was this gem on earth just given
To guide us there?

In Hamburg, December 26th, 1859, HORACE J., son of Hanson and Harriet Sessions, aged 3 years and 7 months.

In Hamburg, on the 11th inst.
[1860/01/11], HELEN A., daughter of Hanson and Harriet Sessions, aged 6 years and 7 monhts.

In Hamburg, on the 15th inst.
[1860/01/15], ME[R?]CY, daughter of Hanson and Harriet Sessions, aged 11 years and 9 months.


1860/01/17
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[marriage column]
Pg.

MARRIED-- At Dexter, on the 25th ult. [1859/12/25], by Rev. J. M. Arnold, Mr. LEVI TIBBITS of Dover, Mich., to Miss AMELIA KELLOGG of Dexter.

1860/01/24
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[article]
Pg.

DEATHS-- Mrs. Huson, wife of Capt. Huson of Ann Arbor died on Thursday morning of pleurisy.
Mrs. Devany, wife of M. Devany of this city, died on Wednesday morning of last week of consumption.

1860/01/31
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[marriage column]
Pg.

MARRIED-- In this city, on the 5th inst. , at the residence of Rev. Mr. Bell, Mr. Wm. FOREN & Julia E. BEAL, all of Ann Arbor.

1860/02/07
Tuesday

Ann Arbor
Local News

[article]
Pg.2

BITTEN BY A MAD DOG-- A Mr. Smith living in the town of Salem, was severly bitten by a rabid dog a few says since. He had just returned from the funeral of his only daughter, when he observed a large dog in his yard among the sheep. He sent a young man to the house for a gun, but the dog commenced to retreat and fearing that he might get away before he could kill him, not knowing the dog was mad he caught him and was severly bitten on both hands, but retained his hold until an axe was procured with which he was instantly killed. It was soon ascertained that the dog was in a rabid state. A Physician was immediately called, and remedies applied which it is hoped might prevent hydrophobia. Yet intense anxiety prevails, as to the results.

1860/08/28
Tuesday

Michigan
State News

[article]
Pg.2

Justices Courts-- Criminal Proceedings last Week Before Justice Roth -- the people vs. Alonzo P. Cadwell, stealing money from Spalding & Fleming, sent to the House of Correction for seven years. Before Justice Shattuck -- the people vs. Thomas B. Freeman and Anthony Freeman, disturbing religious meeting; jury did not agree. Case continued until 27th instant. Before Justice Spalding -- the people vs. Edward McGunn, assault and battery of Asa Burnett; defendant fined $10 and costs.

1860/08/28
Tuesday

Michigan
State News

[marriage column]
Pg.3

Married In Dexter, August 2d, by Rev. J. M. Arnold, Mr. ALBERT LATHROP, to Miss JANE CUNNINGHAM, both of Dexter.

In Dexter, by the same on the 19th inst.
[1860/08/19] Mr. LEVI SNOW, of Scio, to Miss NANCY FOSTER, of Webster.

In Scio, by the same on the 19th inst
[1860/08/19], Mr. JOHN DENNIS to Miss ADELINE GRANGER, both of Dexter.

In Scio, by the same on the 20th inst
[1860/08/20], Mr. JOHN H. RIKERD, to Miss SUSAN RIDDER, both of Troy, Oakland Co., Mich.

1863/07/03
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

DIED In Hamburg, June 8th, of consumption, Narcissa, sister of W. Jackson of Ann Arbor, aged 35 years, 5 months and 8 days. Miss Jackson was an amiable young lady, she possessed good natural and acquired abilities, and for a number of years was a successful teacher of primary schools. She taught in different parts of Washtenaw county and several terms in the city of Ann Arbor. Being predisposed from youth to the disease that terminated her life, her health finally gave way and she was finally obliged to quit the field of her labors. She went home, where after a year or more of much suffering, in peace she passed away to the spirit land, and we trust to the land of the blessed. In youth she gave her heart to God, and when death came she was not afraid to die. A few days before her death she said to a friend, who was conversing with her on the subject, that "she felt she was prepared to die and did not desire to live." Thus died one beloved of many. She leaves a large circle of relatives to mourn their great loss.
S.P. VAN DOZER Webster, June 10th, 1863

1863/07/17
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In this city, on the 13th of July, CHARLIE N. P., only son of A. P. and Louisa M. Mills, aged 3 years and 13 days.

"Gently and tenderly lay him to rest,
Tiny hands folded upon the white breast;
Sunny eyes closing, their light is all fled:
Straighten the darling limbs—-Charlie is dead!

"Fold the robe closer about the still form,
Press the cold lips which loves kiss cannot warm;
Tears drop like rain on the beautiful head,
Wild sobs are bursting, for Charlie is dead!

"Dead to the weeping eyes watching him here;
Dead as ye follow behind the black bier;
Darkness and silence within the cold grave:
Have ye forgotten the Hand which can save?

"Never like this hath thy mother-heart bled
With anguish that would not be comforted;
No sorrow before but thy soul could say,
'Thy will be done, Father, not mine, always!'

"Wait, mother, in patience!—-God pitieth thee,
And watcheth thy struggles all tenderly:
Till at last from this fearful cloud shall shine
A beautiful faith in his love divine.

"He was needed there, in the home of light,
Where never is pain, and there is no night;
He is waiting thee mid the shining band
Of the ransomed ones in the better land."

1863/07/17
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Of his wounds on the battle-field at Gettysburg, July 4th, FRED A., second son of the late GEORGE CORSELIUS, long connected with the press of this place.

FRED. was a kind and thoughtful son and brother. He was a young man of more than ordinary abilities, and his family and friends looked forward to the time when his name would be ranked with the great ones of the land. Answering his country's call for aid he enlisted as a private in Captain Clark's company, and never shrank from duty. When the battle-cry was sounded he bravely faced the fire, fighting with almost superhuman strength, and received his mortal wound. —-The last of three brothers to enlist he was the first to fall. A true patriot, he yielded up his life for his country.

1863/07/17
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

In this City, on the 12th inst. [1863/07/12], after an illness of but two days, AUSTIN RILEY, aged 77 years.

Mr. Riley was one of our most industrious, respected and worthy adopted citizens, a kind husband and father, and a good neighbor. —-He leaves a large family—-two sons being in the army—-and to his family an unsullied name.

1863/07/27
Friday

The Weekly
Michigan Argus

[column]
Pg.3

NOT KILLED.—-Rev. ARTHUR EDWARDS, JR., Chaplain of the First Michigan Infantry communicates to the Detroit Tribune a list of the killed and wounded of the regiment in the recent battle at Gettysburg. We do not find in the list the name of Capt. GEORGE C. MOCK of this city, heretofore reported killed, and take it for granted that he is alive and unwounded. We are happy to know that so brave and gallant an officer has been spared to his family and country.

The reported death of Lieut. AMOS M. LADD, also of this city, is confirmed by the Chaplain's letter. Lieut. LADD was the only son of Thomas M. Ladd one of our old and respected citizens. Like his father he was bred a printer, and having at different times been in our employ we can bear testimony to his noble qualities. He enlisted as a private, leaving a lucrative place under the Saut Canal Superintendent, and by his soldierly qualities and attention to duty had won a Lieutenant's commission. Our citizens as a body deeply sympathize with his parents and sisters in their bereavement.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1863/07/27
Friday

The Weekly
Michigan Argus

[column]
Pg.3

 Madame CHARLOTTE VARIAN, an old favorite of our music-loving citizens, (formerly Mrs. C. Varian James,) gave a concert in Hangsterfer's Hall on Wednesday evening, to the complete satisfaction of her audience. She sings again tomorrow evening, and we advise our friends to go and hear her. "The Star Spangled Banner" alone will compensate them, to say nothing of "Coming thro' the Rye," "Thou art so near, and yet so far," "Within a mile of Edinboro Town," "French Laughing Song," etc.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1863/07/27
Friday

The Weekly
Michigan Argus

[column]
Pg.3

The funeral of Col. H. H. JEFFORDS, of the Fourth Michigan Infantry, was attended at the residence of his parents at Dexter, on Friday last, by about 2,000 people.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1863/07/31
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED. At Detroit on the 21st inst. [1863/07/21], in the 26th year of her age, MARY ELIZABETH, wife of Thomas S. Blackmar, of Detroit, and the eldest daughter of Rev. Prof. Williams of this city.

1863/07/31
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED. On Tuesday, 21st, ISABELLA, youngest child of Louis R. and Caroline Buchoz, aged 2 years, 9 months and 16 days.

1863/07/31
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

On Tuesday the 21st, LEWIS ALLEN, child of Samuel Adam and Mary Ann Allen, aged 1 year, 10 months and 4 days.

1863/07/31
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED. On Saturday 25th, CHARLES EDWARD, son of Justus and Mary Cobb, aged 8 years and 6 days.

1863/07/31
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED. At the Wolverton Hotel, in Bay City, on Friday, July 17th, MARK RICE, son of Thomas Rice, of Hamburg, Livingston County, aged 24 years.

1863/07/31
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED. In Fitzwilliam, N.H., June 26, 1862, Mrs. PERMILIA WHIPPLE, at the advanced age of 101 years 1 month and 4 days. Mrs. Whipple was the mother of old Mrs. Dunn [?] of this city, and the grandmother of Charles B. and John W. Thompson.

1863/07/31
Friday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.2

Death of Lieut. Jewett.

S.P.
[S.F.?] Jewett Esq. of this city, returned on Monday from a successful trip to the battlefields of Gettysburg and vicinity, in search of the remains of his son Lieut. Aaron C. Jewett of the 6th Michigan Cavalry. Lieut. JEWETT was killed on the 6th inst. [1863/07/06] His regiment in company with others composing the command of Gen. KILPATRICK had been harassing the rebels in their retreat from Gettysburg, and after engaging them at Hagerstown on the 6th, had advanced towards Williamsport for the purpose of cutting off their wagon train. After proceeding three or four miles fire was suddenly opened from half a dozen rebel batteries, and at the first discharge, Lieut. JEWETT fell, killed by a shell. The cavalry was dismounted, advanced as infantry, and after two or three hours fight retreated under cover of approaching darkness. Lieut. J. was buried by the rebels, and his remains were found by his father, from directions given by men participating in the fight, and brought home for interment. Lieut. JEWETT has long lived in our city. He graduated from the University in 1862, and immediately entered into the service of his country. He has proved a faithful soldier and good officer, and had he lived would have won a high position. Our whole community mingle their tears with those of his bereaved parents and sisters. --- The funeral of Lieut. JEWETT took place yesterday, at the Presbyterian Church, Dr. TAPPAN officiating. A company of Sharp-Shooters from Dearborn participated in the exercises, burying their fellow-soldier with military honors. The flags in the city were displayed at half-mast during the day.

1863/08/02
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

Married On Monday afternoon, at St. Andrews Church by Rev. G.D. Gillespie, ROBERT EMMET FRAZER and ABBIE MARIA, daughter of THORNDIKE P. SAUNDERS, all of Ann Arbor.

1863/08/02
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died On Wednesday, July 29th, ALFRED, son of SAMUEL ADAM and MARY ANN ALLEN, aged 5 years 9 months 20 days.

1863/08/02
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died On Wednesday, July 29th, JAMES WILLIAM, son of JAMES AND ROSETTA BRIGGS, aged 10 months and 14 days.

1863/08/02
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died On Saturday, August 1st, JOHN JACOB, child of JOHN JACOB and ELIZA SCHAFFER, aged 8 years and 2 months./FONT>

1863/08/02
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died On Thursday, July 30th, CAROLINE, widow of of the late GUY CARLTON SPAFFORD, aged 63 years. The deceased was a faithful communicant of St. Andrews church, "having the ornament of a meek and quiet spirt, in the sight of God, of great price."

1863/08/02
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died On Sunday, August 2nd, FREDERICK EVERETT, only child of ISAAC S. and JOSEPHINE PIERSON, aged 2 months.

1863/08/21
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

Married. On Thursday, the 16th inst. [1863/06/16], at the Baptist Church, by Rev. John M. Gregory, CHARLES K. ADAMS and ABBIE D. MUDGE, both of Ann Arbor.

1863/08/21
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died. In this city on the 21st inst. [1863/08/21] GEORGE A., oldest son of JAMES M. and MARY E. CO?? , aged 9 years, 3 months and 16 days.

1863/08/21
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died. On Friday 7th inst. [1863/08/07] , JANE, wife of JAMES SHAW, aged 35 years and 2 days.

1863/08/21
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died. At Camp Nelson, Ly, Aug. 11th, 1863, of typhoid fever, Zina Smith, aged 24 years and 4 months, of Co. B. 9th Mich. Cavalry, only child of F. and S. SMITH of Manchester.

1863/08/21
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

Died. At her residence in this city, Wednesday morning, August 12th, Mrs. LYDIA S. wife of L.D. HALE, Esq., aged 61 years and 1 month.

1863/12/18
Thursday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.?

Information Wanted. Of James Ragan of the township of Ann Arbor, who has not been heard of since September, 1862. Said Ragan is 22 years old, about 5' 8" high, dark hair, and dark gray eyes. Any information respecting him will be thankfully and gratefully received by his mother, Maria Ragan, or his Uncle, George W. Smith, Ann Arbor, Mich.

1864/01/15
Friday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.2

Exempted Aliens

Capt. R.J. Barry has furnished us the following list of residents of this County who have been exempted by the enrollment board on proof being made that they were aliens:

ANN ARBOR CITY--
1st Ward-- Frederick Gwinner, Chas. A. Gartner, Alexander Thomson, Geo. Hayler, Robert Brown, Samuel McLaren.
2d Ward-- Christopher Amhold, Paul A. Gwinner, Chauncey Haverick, Christian Vogel.
3d Ward-- Samuel Shields, Robert Oliver, Samuel Taylor, Israel Vogel, Jacob Schumacher, Thomas Patterson.
4th Ward-- Antoine Eisle
5th Ward-- Silas White, Albert G. Ward, Edwin Arksoy
ANN ARBOR TOWN-- William Sutton, David Roberts
FREEDOM-- Benedict Shuberger, John George Schwerring
LIMA-- John Fay, David Albert, Patrick Murray
MANCHESTER-- Patrick Sully, Samuel Kirk
NORTHFIELD-- George Kapp
PITTSFIELD-- Donald Wallace
SALEM-- Leonard Wallington
SCIO-- John Palon, John C. Tuomey.
SUPERIOR-- Thomas Newton
SYLVAN-- Conrad Finkhenner, Jacob P. Miller, Michael Fay, John Alber, John Malock, Michael Kulembuck, George Lebeck.
YORK-- James Kyte, William W. Wallace
YPSILANTI CITY-- James P. Hayes

1864/01/29
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

Died. On Saturday, 23d, just after a short illness, Mrs. HARRIET LOUISA BRIGGS, aged 44 years.

1864/05/27
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
On the 22nd, inst.
[1864/05/22], NAOMI CAROLINE, infant of William Bliss, and Elizabeth [C. or O.?] Jolly, aged 1 year, 11 months, and 12 days.

1864/05/27
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

MARRIED
On Wednesday, May 24th at the residence of George Grenville Esq. by Rev. A. E. Baldwin, Mr. [?]. E. Ellsworth of Bertha, Canada West, and Mrs. Sarah I. Ellsworth of this city.

In Ann Arbor, on the 18th of May, 1864, by Rev. R. R. Richards, Mr. W. S. HARROUN and Miss MARY HOUGHTON, daughter of the late Dr. Douglass Houghton and step-daughter of the officiating clergyman.

May 11th, by Rev. E. Sibly, Mr. L. [O. or C.?] BARTLIT and Miss MARY E. FRY, all of Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio. All right.

1864/05/27
Friday

Michigan Argus
[obituary]
Pg.3

Obituary
Friday, May 13th.
HULL GOODYEAR, Esq., of Manchester, died in the sixty-third year of his age, at his residence, of enteritis after a sickenss of only three days. He left a wife, a son and a daughter to mourn his sudden and unexpected loss. As he was a man of firm and vigorous constitution, and looked as though a score of years might be added to his life. Not only did his dear relations mourn this sad bereavement, but the entire community was thrown into mourning when it was announced that Esq. GOODYEAR had passed away. As a business man of the town his loss is irreprable. As a citizen he was alive to any enterprise and any interest which had for its object the good of the people. As a member of the M.E. Church he was consistent. And in his councils he was inestimable and his death is a great loss to the church.-- His funeral sermon was preached the Sabbath following his death, at the M.E. Church. A densely crowded house of friends were in attendance to mingle their tears and sympathy with the bereaved family.
J.H.B.

1864/06/17
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
At Memphis, Tenn., June 2nd, ABBY WADKIN, infant daughter of Wm. W. and Mary A. Whitlark, aged 2 years,1 month, and 28 days.

Monday, 13th, PETER, son of Angus and Elizabeth McKay, aged 15 years.

1864/06/17
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

MARRIED
On Wednesday afternoon, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. G. D. Gillespie, MR. WILLIAM H. SAUNDERS, of Chicago, and Miss ELIZABETH ANN, daughter of John C. Mott, Esq., of Ann Arbor.

1865/02/03
Friday

The Weekly
Michigan Argus

[column]
Pg.3

 A new Lodge of Masons, known as "Golden Rule Lodge No. 159," was dedicated and the officers installed on Tuesday evening last. The ceremonies appropriate to the occasion were held in the M. E. Church, Grand Master W. T. MITCHELL, of Port Huron, officiating, assisted by other officers of the Grand Lodge. A large audience was in attendance. Before proceeding to dedicate the Lodge and install the officer, Grand Master MITCHELL delivered a brief address, sketching the history and claims of Masonry.—-After the exercises, the Fraternity partook of a supper at Cook's Hotel.

The officers of the new Lodge are: CHAS. H. RICHMOND, W. M.; Robert Price, S. W.; A. McElcheran, J. W.; E. M. Henriques, Treas.; Robert G. Miller, Sec'y.; Charles A. Chapin, S. D.; Thomas F. Hill, J. D.; and J. R. Webster, Tyler.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1865/08/18
Friday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.2

Mr. LEWIS JANES of Akron, Ohio, one of the lost passengers of the ill-fated Pewabic, was father-in-law of the Rev. A. E. BALDWIN, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. BALDWIN parted with him at Marquette, deciding to remain a little longer in the upper country.

1865/08/18
Friday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.2

Married. July 30th, 1865, by Rev. Father Stevens, Dr. P. W. O'TOOLE and Miss ELIZABETH KENNEY, both of Ann Arbor.

1865/08/18
Friday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.2

Drowned, August 9th, from the Pewabic, ROSEPHA HATCH, wife of WILLIAM J. WELLES, of Lexington, Ky., aged 35 years. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon and the remains interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.

1865/08/18
Friday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
Pg.2

The Loss of the Pewabic

In another column will be found full particulars of the sad disaster, which occurred on Lake Huron, on Wednesday evening of last week, omitting, however the names of the passengers reported saved and lost. Dr. S. H. DOUGLAS[S] of our city, with his sister in law, Mr. [sic] WM. J. WELLES, his daughter Kate, and his two sons, were passengers on the ill fated boat, and all except Mrs. WELLES were almost miraculously saved. From Mr. DOUGLASS we learn the following facts. Mr. DOUGLASS, with Mrs. WELLES, KATE and SAMMIE, stood at the moment of the collision on the forward deck of the Pewabic, watching the approach of the Meteor. He says that the Meteor seemed approaching on a parallel line at least sixteen rods distant, but as she came near abreast of the Meteor she made a short turn and at full speed struck the Pewabic about thirty feet from her bow, staving in cabin, bulwarks, and lower works. Mr. DOUGLASS, as by impulse, jumped upon the Meteor, and then back to the Pewabic to aid his family, and in doubt which vessel was the most injured. The four passed instantly into the cabin, and to their staterooms for life preservers, getting which they passed out of the cabin at the rear, and on to the stern of the deck. Here SAMMIE essayed to jump to the Meteor, but just catching upon her with his hands, fell into the lake. Mr. D., Mrs. W. and KATIE stood upon the deck and went down with the vessel. Mr. DOUGLAS says that he was under water as long as he could possibly hold his breath, and came to the surface amid the floating debris. All four were picked up within three-quarters of an hour, but Mrs. WELLES was dead. It is supposed that she was injured by collision with floating timbers. Mr. DOUGLASS' oldest son, WILLIE, was in his berth at the moment of collision, asleep or nearly so. Getting up instantly, and looking into the cabin, he saw that something was wrong, and thought that the boiler had burst. Turning around and putting on his life preserver he stepped a second time into the cabin, at which instant the waters were rushing rapidly in, and the gallant Pewabic was making her final plunge. Imagining that the in-rushing water was hot - from exploded boilers - he mounted the side-board and drew up his legs, and on the side-board floated into the open lake and was picked up dry. He can not tell how he made his exit from the cabin, but a Meteor passenger, writing from the Sault to the Free Press, says that as the Pewabic went down her hurricane deck was forced up and floated upon the waters, and the same crash of waters evidently parted the cabin and permitted the furniture to float out. The events we have described occupied not to exceed four minutes, but the actors in the tragedy will not forget them for a long time. The remains of Mrs. Welles were brought to this city and her funeral took place from the residence of Dr. DOUGLASS on Sunday at 4 P.M.

1865/08/25
Friday

Weekly
Michigan Argus

[death column]
Pg.2

Died At Glen Cove, L.I., on Friday, Aug. 18th, of acute peritonitis, JOHN A. WELLES, of Detroit, Mich, aged 57 years.

1865/08/25
Friday

Weekly
Michigan Argus

[article]
Pg.3

JOHN A. WELLES, Esq., of Detroit, died suddenly at Glen Cove, L.I. of Cholera Morbus [sic], on Friday last, aged 57 years. MR. WELLES was formerly a resident of this city, but for most of the time since 1833 has resided in Detroit, where he has always occupied a prominent position as a business man. From 1833 to 1856 he was connected with Farmers and Mechanics Bank, and successfully carried that institution through the crisis of 1837, as through other times of difficulty. At the time of his decease he was treasurer of the Fort Street Railway Company. Mr. WELLES was the brother of the late HENRY W. WELLES, of this city, of WM. J. WELLES, whose wife was recently lost by the wrecking of the Pewabic, and of Mrs. Dr. DOUGLASS and Mrs. A. H. HUNT, of this city. His aged mother also resides here. He leaves a large circle of friends in this city and Detroit, who know his worth as a son, husband, brother and citizen. He leaves a widow, but we believe no children. It is expected that the funeral of Mr. WELLES will take place at St. Pauls Church, Detroit, on Sunday next, and that his remains will be brought here and interred on Monday.

1865/09/08
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.4

MARRIED In this city, at the residence of Judge Lawrence, on the 31st ult., by the Rev. A. G. Hilbard, of Detroit, Capt. BENJ. F. BLAIR of Columbus, Ohio, late of the 123 Ohio Infantry, and MARY LOUISE ORMSBY, of this city.

1865/09/08
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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MARRIED On Sunday, 3rd inst. [1865/09/03] at St. Andrew's Church, by Rev. G. D. Gillespie, JACOB LODHOLZ [?] and ELIZABETH, daughter of JOHN BOYD, all of Ann Arbor.

1866/01/19
Tuesday

The Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In this city, on the 1st inst. [1866/01/01], by the Rev. H. S. White, Mr. CHAS. LeSUER, of Chicago, Ill., and Miss JENNIE H. REES, of Ann Arbor.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1866/01/19
Tuesday

The Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In this city, on the 14th inst. [1866/01/14], by Rev. H. S. White, Mr. BENJ. B. WRIGHT, of Leslie, Mich., and Miss SARAH H. COY, of Ann Arbor.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1866/01/19
Tuesday

The Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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On Thursday, 11th inst. [1866/01/11], by the Rev. G. D. Gillespie, at his residence, Mr. JAMES PIKE, of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. RUTH JANE JUNES of Detroit.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1866/01/19
Tuesday

The Michigan Argus
[death column]
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On Friday, the 12th inst. [1866/01/12], RICHARD HOOPER, aged 64 years, 7 months, and 12 days.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1866/01/19
Tuesday

The Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In this city, on the 13th inst. [1866/01/13], of Paralysis, Mrs. SARAH ESTHER MILLEN, aged 71 years, 11 months, and 10 days : mother of Mrs. J. N. Gott, Chauncey H. Millen, and D. S. Millen of this city.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort for Steve Forester steveforester (at) yahoo.com]

1866/01/19
Tuesday

The Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In Niles, Dec. 13th, HELEN, aged 20 years; and on the 17th inst. [1866/01/17], ANNE ELIZABETH, aged 11 years, children of R. C. PAINE, Esq., and grandchildren of the late John Welles, of this city.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1866/02/02
Friday

The Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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MARRIED At the residence of bride's mother Mrs. Holton, on the 24th inst. [?], by Rev. Jas. Wells, Mr. Thomas G. Burlingame, of Ann Arbor and Miss Kate Holton, of Superior.

1866/02/09
Friday

The Michigan Argus
[death column]
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DIED At Saline on the 21st. inst. [?], of congestion of the heart, Mrs. MARY A. wife of Hon. WM. H. PATTISON, aged 50 years.

1866/02/23
Friday

The Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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Married
By Rev. H.S. White, at Ann Arbor, January 31st, Mr. HENRY H. CAMP, of Ann Arbor, to Miss ABBY J. TAYLOR, of Northfield, Mich.

At Ann Arbor, Feb. 3rd, by Rev. H.S. White, Dr. SILAS M. LEEDS, of Franklin, O., late Surgeon, U.S.A. to Miss EMMA M. DAY of Ann Arbor,Mich.

At Ann Arbor, Mich. , February 13th, by Rev. H.S. White, Mr. SYLVESTER D. BATES, of Trenton, Mich., to Miss CALISTA M. BUSENBARK, of Jackson, Mich.

1866/02/23
Friday

The Michigan Argus
[death column]
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DIED
In this city, on the 16th inst.
[1866/02/16], Mr. Joseph PARSONS, aged 66 years. Mr. Parsons was one of the oldest settlers, having resided in this place since the year 1825.

1866/08/24
Tuesday

The Michigan Argus
[marriage column]

Lewis S. Allen and Hannah A. Davis married [date text missing] [1866/08/19], at the home of the bride's father in Lodi. [Contributed by Peggy Brann, pegbrann (at) comcast.net]

1869/02/19
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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On Thursday, the 11th inst., [1869/02/11] in Northfield, THOMAS D. BENTLEY, aged 82 years.

1869/02/19
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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On Friday, the 12th inst., [1869/02/12] JOSEPHINE, wife of George Edgar Alling, aged 31 years.

1869/02/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In this city, February 16th, by Rev. S. Hendrickson, Mr. THOMAS BURRISS of Ann Arbor, to Miss MARION A. KING, of Salem.

1869/02/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In this city, February 23rd, 1869, WILLIAM POMEROY, aged 64 years.

1869/02/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In Chicago, on Friday morning, the 19th inst., [1869/02/19] HELEN MAUD, youngest daughter of Datus C. and Harriet S. Brooks, aged 5 years.

1869/02/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In Paola, [Miami Co.,] Kansas, on the 30th ult., [1869/01/30] at the residence of James Kingsley, Jr., SAMUEL BALDEY, aged about 65 years, and formerly of this city.

1869/03/05
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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By Rev. J. C. Lemon, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. O. Gooding, Mr. ALBERT COE, to Miss CAROLINE GOODING, all of York.

1869/03/05
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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On Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 1869, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. A. J. Bigelow, Mr. HENRY VINKLE Jr., of Dexter, to Miss A. R. WALKER, of Grass Lake, [Jackson Co.,], Mich.

1869/03/05
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In this city, Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27th, of consumption, EDWARD L. MAYNARD, age 31 years.

1869/03/05
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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February 28th, of Disease of the Heart, in the 41st year of her age, CHRISTIANA E., wife of J. J. Parshall.

1866/03/09
Friday

The Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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MARRIED
In Ann Arbor, March 5th, by Rev. Dr. E. O. HAVEN, Mr. WILLIAM H. KNOTTS of Indianapolis, and Miss MARY A. GOODMAN, of Ann Arbor.

March 5th, by Rev. S. Cornelius, Mr. CHARLES B. MARSHALL of Hastings, Minnesota and Miss CLARISSA ADELAIDE BRIGHAM, of this city.

1869/03/19
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this city, on Saturday, March 13th, VOLNEY CHAPIN, in the 66th year of his age.

Mr. Chapin was born in Burlington, Otsego Co., N.Y., April 21st, 1803, from which place he removed to Rochester, N.Y., and from thence to Ogdensburg coming to Ann Arbor from Rochester, in June, 1833. He at once established himself in the foundry business, owning the first foundry in the State west of Detroit.

His business connections throughout the State were extensive, and by his acquaintances he was always regarded as a man of true excellence of character, of a peaceful temper and spirit, and was much loved by those connected with him.

1869/03/19
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this city, on Thursday, the 18th inst., [1869/03/18] OLIVIA E. HEWITT, aged 27 years.

1869/03/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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At the residence of her son, J. S. Henderson, in Pittsfield, on Thursday, March 18th, BETSY, widow of Dr. ROBERT H. HENDERSON, aged 72 years.

1869/04/02
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In this city, on Wednesday, March 24th, 1869, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Wm. A. Smith, Mr Archibald Johnson, of St. Paul Minn., to Miss MARION BLISS, of this city.

1869/04/09
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In Ann Arbor, April 1st, by Rev. Dr. Haven, SAMUEL M. EDDY, Esq., of Michigan City, [LaPorte Co.,] Indiana, member of the late graduating class of the Law Department of the University, and Miss ERMINA G. FRINK, of Ann Arbor.

1869/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In Lodi, April 15th, DAVID D. McCOLLUM, aged 30 years.

Funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, at the Church on Lodi Plains.

1869/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In this city, Tuesday, April 13th, MARY H. BEERS, wife of Lewis Beers, aged 71 years, 10 months and 4 days.

1869/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In this city, April 8th, 1869, JAMES FRANCIS, son of Frank and Catherine Strong, aged four weeks and one day.

1869/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[notice]
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Notice.
My wife, Elizabeth Catherine Reinhard, having left my bed and board without cause or provocation, notice is hereby given that from this date I forbid all persons from trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts she may contract. VALENTINE REINHARD. Ann Arbor, April 20, 1869.

1869/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[column]
Pg.3

News has been received of the death of Ole Bull's youngest daughter on the 18th ult. [1869/03/18] Her husband died by his own hand in August last.

1869/04/30
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In this city, at the residence of the bride's uncle, E. B. Pond, April 29th, by Rev. B. F. Cocker, Rev. ABRAM B. ALLEN, of Otsego, [Allegan Co.,] Mich., and Miss ANNA M. MILLER.

1869/05/07
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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On the 21st ult., [1869/04/21] at the residence of the bride's father, in Green Oak, [Livingston Co.,] by the Rev. B. F. Cocker, Maj. W. C. STEVENS, of Whitmore Lake, to Miss LAURA C. WARDEN

1869/05/21
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In Sharon, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J. C. Wortley, of Manchester, Mr. EDWARD P. ALLEN, of Ypsilanti, and Miss CLARA E. CUSHMAN, of Sharon.

1869/05/28
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In St. Andrew's church on Thursday afternoon, May 20th, by Rev. G. D. Gillespie, CHARLES HAZARD BERRY, M.D., of Dover Plains, New York, and MARY LEACH, daughter of the late William D. Briggs, of Ann Arbor.

1869/05/28
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
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In Dexter, at the residence of the bride's father, on Thursday, May 20th, by Rev. A. S. Kedzie, GEORGE W. HAYS, of Ann Arbor, and Miss MARY TYLER.

1869/06/11
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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In this city, on Friday, May 28th, Mrs. HARRIET COOK, aged 57 years, 10 months, and 12 days.

1869/06/11
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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On Tuesday, 10th inst., [1869/06/10] JAMES WESLEY, infant son of James H. and Margaret A. Simonds, aged 5 months and 3 weeks.


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