1870-1879 Newspaper Notices

  Obituaries, Deaths, Marriages, Birthdays, and Notices
from Washtenaw County Newspapers
1870-1879

Compiled by Bobbie Snow and Contributors


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Date/Day
YYYY/MM/DD

Newspaper/
Source Type

Text

1870/02/04
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
In Chicago, on the 26th of January, GEORGE DANFORTH, only child of T. M. and MARY L. BAXTER, aged 4 years and 5 months.

In this city, February 1st, Mrs. DORLISKA M. wife of Dr. CYRUS K. BACKUS, aged 53 years. Mrs. Backus was an estimable woman, and a large circle of friends sympathize with the bereaved family.

1870/02/18
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
On Saturday evening, Feb. 12th, MARGARET E., wife of R. C. TRAVER, aged 25 years, 3 mos and 25 days.

1870/03/04
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

DIED
In Ann Arbor Town, on Sunday, Feb. 27th, CAROLINE W., wife of JOHN C. MEAD, aged 39 years.

1870/03/18
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
In this city, Feb. 12, 1870, ISAAC PENNOYER, aged 74 years.

1872/01/05
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

DIED
At Mobile, Alabama, Dec. 22d, 1871, of Pulmonary Consumption, Mrs. CAROLINE D. FREER, aged 25[?] years. Remains brought here for interment.

1872/01/05
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

MARRIED
On Wednesday, the 3d inst.
[1872/02/08], at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. William Blades, Mr. GEORGE H. POND, of this city, and Miss NELLIE J. CARMAN, of Flint.

1872/01/19
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

DIED
In New Haven, Shiawassee County, Mich., Dec. 12th, ROYAL H. son of C. S. and Delia A. Dickinson, aged 11 year and 9 months.

Also on Dec. 17th, CHARLES M., only surviving child of C. S. and Delia A. Dickinson, aged 3 years and 2 months.

1872/01/26
Friday

Peninsula Courier
& Family Visitant

[notice]
Pg.

Randolph Davis, an old resident of this county, died in this city on the 10th instant [1872/02/08], aged 73 years. He settled in Lodi in 1831.
[Contributed by Martin Davis, martinld (at) charter.net]

1872/02/09
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
In Ann Arbor, February 1st, BESSIE daughter of NELSON B. and ELIZABETH H. F. COLE age 9 months and 21 days.

Sleep little Bessie, sleep;
Not in the cradle bed,
Not on thy mother's breast
Henceforth shall be thy rest
But with the quiet dead.

Yes, with the quiet dead,
Bessie, thy shall be,
OH! many a weary weight,
Weary of life and light,
Would fain lie down with thee.

I've seen thee in thy beauty,
A thing all health and glee;
But never then wert thou
So beautiful as now,
Bessie, thou seem'st to me.

Oh! I could gaze forever
Upon that waxen face,
So passionless, so pale;
Thy little shrine was sure
An angel's dwelling place.

In the town of Ann Arbor, Jan. 29th, 1872, of consumption, JAMES H., youngest son of BENJAMIN and EVELINE PRYER, aged 16 years, 10 months and 20 days.

In Pontiac, January 30th, 1872, S. B. NOBLE, JR. aged 34 years, son of S. B. NOBLE, formerly a resident of this city.

1872/02/09
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

MARRIED
At Ypsilanti, January 1st, by Rev. Jos. Estabrook, W. DONOVAN, of this city, and SARAH PARKER of the former place.

1872/02/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

MARRIED
On the 8th instant
[1872/02/08] at the residence of the bride by the Rev. G. D. Gillespie, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS DURNHAM of Webster and ANNA ELIZA, daughter of William Walker of Ann Arbor.

1872/02/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

MARRIED
On the 14th inst.
[1872/02/14] at Canandaigua, N.Y., by Rev. F. Allen, C. M. OSGOOD, of Ann Arbor and Miss AMELIA WHITE of the former place.

1872/03/15
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

DIED
In this city, on the 13th inst.
[1872/03/13], FANNY CAROLINE, relict of the late SOLOMON MANN, aged 79 years, 9 months and 25 days. The funeral of the deceased will take place from the residence of Mr. H.W. Hyatt, West Huron street, at 2 o'clock P.M. to-day.

In Northfield, on the 12th inst.
[1872/03/12], of small pox, WILLIAM QUIGLEY, aged 35 years.

In this city, on the 9th inst.
[1872/03/09] GEORGE FREDERICK GALL, aged 6 years, and 3 months, son of JOHN G. GALL.

1872/03/22
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
In the town of York, on the 16th inst.
[1872/03/16], of typhoid pneumonia, ANN M. wife of SMITH W. BASOM, aged 43years.

In this city, on the 15th inst.
[1872/03/15], of heart disease, WILLIAM WALKER, aged 62 years, 9 months.

In Bridgewater, March 14th, ELSIE DORINDA, wife of JOHN E. MCCOLLUM, aged 25 years.

1872/04/05
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

MARRIED
On Wednesday, April 3d, at the residence of Mr. Thomas S. Sanford, by the Rev. G. D. Gillespie, EDWARD ALANSON SANFORD, of Ionia, Mich., and ELIZABETH, daughter of EDWARD BLLARD, of Ann Arbor.

On Wednesday, April 3d, at his residence, by Rev. G. D. Gillespie, HUGH FORBES McDONALD, and MARIA, daugher of ARTHUR WALLACE, all of Ann Arbor.

1872/04/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.2

MARRIED
In Scio, on Tuesday, April 16th, at the residence of Wm. Buss, by Rev. H. Reuther, FREDERICK W. BUSS and CHRISTINA F. THEURER, both of this city.

1872/04/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.2

DIED
In York, on the 6th inst.
[1872/04/26], ORBIN TOWNSEND, aged 55 years.

1872/05/31
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[death column]
Pg.3

CHAPIN —-In this city, May 22, 1872, Samuel Chapin, aged 78 years. Deacon Chapin came to Michigan from Livingston Co., N.Y. some twenty years ago, and soon afterwards settled in this county. Here, upon his farm, and as a resident in the city, he has enjoyed the high esteem of his large circle of acquaintance. For sixty-six years he has been a substantial and useful member of the Baptist Church; serving it as a Deacon for a long period. He has secured for his family the distinction of advanced and professional education, and their services and sacrifices of life in the late war were prominent. His death removes from us an honored and loved citizen, and a faithful servant of God.

1872/05/31
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[death column]
Pg.3

HASKELL —-In Rockford, Illinois, May 20, 1872 Calvin Haskell, aged 59 years, only brother of Rev. S. Haskell, of this city.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[column]
Pg.3

The mother of C. H. Richmond, Esq., of this city, died at Aurora, N.Y., on the 1st inst. [1875/04/01] aged nearly 87 years.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

At the residence of Geo. Thompson, in Superior, Wednesday, March 31, 1875, by T. B. Goodspeed, Esq., Mr. JAMES M. MOORE and Miss ANNIE WINNEY, of Superior.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In London Monroe Co., April 8th, by Rev. Mr. Lanning, of Augusta, CHARLES W. CALKINS, of Ypsilanti, and Miss LILY E., daughter of JOHN TAFT, of London.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In the town of Ypsilanti, at his residence, by Justice Tomkins, April 3d, JACOB M. VANESS to SARAH ANN GIDINGS, both of Pittsfield.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

At Lima, Michigan, April 6, by Rev. J. A. McIlwain EDWIN L. SCOTT, of Dexter, to Aschsah J. GOODRICH, of Lima.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

At Dover, Mich., March 31, by Rev. A. McILWAIN, WILLIAM GOOSEY, of Sheldon, Iroquois Co., Ill. to LYDIA E. CLAYDEN, of Dover.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this city, April 12th, of inflammatory rheumatism, CHARLES KEEBLER, aged 21 years, 5 months, 24 days.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Northfield, April 12th, of old age, ROGER GLENNEN, aged 78 years.

1875/04/16
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this city, April 10, at the residence of A. R. Hall, of paralysis, Mrs. ELIZA FERGUSON, aged 75 years.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[column]
Pg.3

John Geo. Miller, proprietor of the planing mill and bending works on Detroit street, died at his residence on Sunday morning. He had suffered for some time with diabetes, although able to attend to his business most of the time, but failed very rapidly lately. He leaves a wife and five children. His funeral was attended Wednesday afternoon by the Workingmen's Association and Schutsenbund and a large assemblage of citizens.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In Detroit, [Wayne Co.,] at St. John's (United) Church, Tuesday April 20, by Rev. Mr. Haas, J. WILLIAM HANGSTERFER, of this city, and MISS EMMA BERBIG, of Detroit.

The happy couple left on the Tuesday evening train for Cincinnati and other cities of a milder clime. We were kindly remembered by them beleaving, in the form of a beautiful cake. They have our best wishes.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

At Dexter, April 12, by Rev. J. A. McIlwain, CHARLES CORNELL, of Lodi, and MARY STEWART, of Lyndon.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[marriage column]
Pg.3

In this city, April 21st, by Rev. G. D. Gillespie, Bishop of Western Michigan, FREDERICK MARTIN, of Scio, and MISS AGNES ELIZABETH ASHTON, of Ann Arbor.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Manchester, on Monday, April 12th, 1875, of consumption, Mr. HARRISON GAGE, aged 40 years.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. AMELIA HEARTT, in Ypsilanti, April 6th, ELVIRA, wife of ABRAM BRUMFIELD, aged 60 years.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

At Ypsilanti, April 13, THEODORE, only son of J. Willard and Florence S. BABBITT, aged 10 months.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Northfield, April 21, MISS ELIZA PURTELL, aged 65 years.

1875/04/23
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In Pittsfield, at the residence of O. L. Warner, April 21 BARBARA GEUSEL, daughter of Christian Geusel,of Scio, aged 18 years.

1875/07/02
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[death column]
Pg.2

BOWEN —-At Baldwin's Mills, [Jackson Co.,] on the eleventh day of June, 1875, after a short but painful illness, MARIA J., wife of A. Mortimer Bowen; aged twenty years. She had been married about eleven months and leaves a husband, to whom she was devotedly attached, to mourn her loss. Her parents, brothers and sisters, who reside in Leslie, [Ingham Co.,] and a large circle of friends, will long mourn her loss, for she was much beloved by all who knew her for her amiable disposition and her many Christian virtues. Her death leaves a void in the family and the community. That she is happy now, and that they will meet again in the life eternal, is the only thought that is left to the bereaved.
"Rest in peace, thou sainted spirit,
Throned above...
Souls like thine with God inherit
Life and Love."
MRS. N. H. P.

1875/07/02
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[marriage column]
Pg.2

NORTH-LAWRENCE –-At the residence of the bride's parents, in this city, on Tuesday, June 29th, 1875, by Rev. Mr. Whitney, DR. GEORGE W. NORTH and Miss DELLA M. LAWRENCE, both of Ann Arbor.

1875/07/02
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[article]
Pg.3

JOHN WARD HILL, son of T. F. Hill, of this city, died in Kansas about two weeks ago. He was a graduate of the Law Department of the University, and was practicing his profession in the northern part of this State. For a number of years he had been troubled with a throat disease, which was the cause of his death. A few weeks since he went to Kansas for his health, and there died. Although not thirty years of age, he was the author of several law books, which have met with great success, and his untimely demise will be mourned by his many friends. He was buried in Kansas, and his remains will not be brought home for interment.

1875/07/02
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[article]
Pg.3

MISS MARY H. CLARK, Principal of the Misses Clark's School in this city, died very suddenly on Wednesday forenoon. She was recovering from an attack of paralysis. During the early part of the morning she was up and about as usual, but about eleven o'clock she went to bed. At noon one of her sisters entered the room and discovered that she was dead. The Misses Clark's School was started nearly forty years ago, and was well and favorably known throughout the State as a young ladies' seminary. Miss Clark and her two sisters, have managed the school since its establishment. The cause of her sudden death is supposed to have been heart disease. She was sixty two years of age. Her remains were taken to Brighton [Livingston Co.] this morning for interment, where she has relatives buried.

1875/07/02
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[column]
Pg.3

JAMES P. BOYD, son of James Boyd of this city has received the appointment of resident surgeon for the ensuing year at the Long Island college hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1875/07/02
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[column]
Pg.3

FRANK B. MURRAY, for many years a resident of this city, and lately of Howell, has purchased West's Lake House, Whitmore Lake, and will give a grand Independence ball this evening. Frank knows how to cater for the public, and will be glad to have his old friends give him a call.

1875/07/09
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[column]
Pg.3

FRED FELTON, the talented young comedian, better known in this city as A. D. L. Covert, was married to Miss Maggie Brush, of Louisville, Ky., a short time since.

1875/07/30
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[death column]
Pg.2

JACKSON –-In this city, on Tuesday, July 20, 1875, JAMES HENRY, son of Oscar and Harriett Jackson, aged seventeen years and six days.

1875/07/30
Friday

Peninsular Courier
and Family Visitant

[death column]
Pg.2

NORTON —-In this city, on Monday, July 26, 1875, MARY NORTON, daughter of Bernard and Bride [sic] Norton, aged nine months and seventeen days.

1876/01/14
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

In this city, Jan. 8, 1876, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. F. A. Hill, H. Randolph White, aged 51 years.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1876/05/26
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[death column]
Pg.?

Patrick Boyle of Northfield, died at the Walker house, in this city, on Sunday morning last, after seven days' sickness. His remains were removed the same day to his brother's farm, in Webster, where the funeral services were held.
[Contributed by Mary Ferguson, mjfergus (at) tir.com]

1876/05/26
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.?

Patrick Boyle, of Northfield, died in this city on Sunday last at the boarding house of Mrs. Wm. Walker on Miller avenue, of congestion of the lungs. He was 51 years old.
[Contributed by Mary Ferguson, mjfergus (at) tir.com]

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[marriage column]
Pg.3

MARRIED LOWE-BANISTER - On the 25th, ult. [1876/05/25], at the residence of the bride's father, in this city, by the Rev. Dr. Brown, Mr. EGBERT W. LOWE, of Sebewa, Ionia county, to Miss MARY A. BANISTER.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[marriage column]
Pg.3

MARRIED GELSTON-CRANDALL -- On Monday, June 12th 1876, at the house of Mr. Ira Crandall, in this city, HENRY W. GELSTON to LUCIA A. CRANDALL.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[death column]
Pg.3

DIED DOWNER -- On Tuesday, June 6, 1876, of apoplexy, Dr. J.J. Downer, of the town of Dixboro, Washtenaw county, aged 65 years. Mr. Downer was born in Monroe county, New York, in 1811. His father came to Michigan in 1818 and settled on the Rouge river, in Wayne county. His son came with him, and was thus, at the time of his death, one of the oldest pioneers in the state. In 1837 he removed to the town of Dixboro, this county, where he entered upon the duties of a practicing physician. Up to the day of his death he performed the duties of a physician and citizen, always willing to go at the dead hour of night to the call of the sick, and in all kinds of weather; and always ready to open his purse to the needy, to whom he would give professional advice free of charge. On the day of his death he had gone to the city of Ypsilanti for the purpose of purchasing a suit of clothes in which to attend the meeting of the State and County Pioneer societies in this city, on Wednesday, and was returning home, when one mile north of Ypsilanti he fell out of his buggy in a fit of apoplexy and being carried into a house by the roadside, died in thirty minutes. His remains were taken home to Dixboro the same day, and his funeral took place on Thursday, June 8. The deceased leaves two sons -- Charles and Flavious. Charles is at present at home. Flavious is a practicing physician in the Lake Superior country. The sudden death of Dr. Downer cast a gloom over the entire community. All persons were his friends and he was greatly beloved and respected, both for his qualities as a man and citizen as well as for a physician.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[personal column]
Pg.3

Geo. Wanty, of the Bay City Industrial Works, is visiting his mother and friends in this city.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[personal column]
Pg.3

Miss Mary A. Banister, daughter of Harvey Banister, Esq., was married recently to Mr. E.W. Lowe, of Ionia county. Much joy.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[personal column]
Pg.3

George W. Heartley, who for a number of years has carried on a blacksmith shop in this city has removed to Toledo, Ohio, to take charge of large works there.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[local column]
Pg.3

MICHAEL GURBASH, 38 years of age, died in this city on the 9th of consumption.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[article]
Pg.3

A serious accident happened to Timothy Donovan and wife and John T. Hoover and wife, last Saturday, by the team which they were driving taking fright and running away. The parties all reside in Northfield, about 8 miles north of this city, when the team became frightened, it is supposed, at the raising of an umbrella, and started to run. Bracing himself agains the dash-board, Mr. Donovan, who was driving, attempted to hold them, but the dash-board gave way, Mr. Donovan was thrown forward under the horses' heels, Mr. Hoover and the two ladies were thrown out and all severely injured. Mr. Donovan had deep cuts on his head, face and neck, and his body badly bruised, but it is believed his skull was not fractured. Mr. Hoover had one of his legs broken near the thigh, and sustained other injuries. The ladies also sustained some severe injuries. With great presence of mind, Mrs. Hoover wrapped up her infant child in a shawl as soon as the team commence to run and dropped the little one on the sandy road, otherwise it might have been crushed to death. At present, all parties are as comfortable as they can be under the circumstances.

1876/06/16
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[column]
Pg.3

Mrs. BEAMAN, mother of the boy of that name, now confined in the county jail, who attempted to escape on the afternoon of the 2nd inst. [1876/06/02] returned him to the jail herself within six hours after he had escaped.

1879/02/07
Friday

Michigan Argus
[article]
Pg.3

TIRED, TIRED OF LIFE.
Frederick Schneider Hangs Himself to an Apple Tree.

An old citizen of Ann Arbor, Frederick Schneider, a resident of Miller avenue went home as usual about 5 P.M. Monday for supper. Bringing in kindling with which to hasten the fire to prepare the evening meal, he took a position behind the stove where he sat until preparations were completed. The remaining members of the family assumed their accustomed places around the family board and solicited the head of the household to assume his. Without reply he quietly slipped out the back door. Mrs. Schneider felt alarmed at the protracted absence of her husband, and, after partaking of supper went out in search of him. She called and called and elicited no response. Moving about in the yard she espied in the silent gazes of the moon, a human form standing beneath the limb of an apple tree. Approching it she was stricken with horror at the sight of her husband who was hanging by the neck, dead. This was at seven o'clock in the evening. Neighbors were promptly summoned and the deceased removed within his late residence.

Mr. Schneider had been a hard drinker for thirty-seven years, spending nearly all his earnings as laborer for intoxicants. It was shile he was under such influence, if indeed he had been for years out of it, that he took his life. Twenty years ago, after informing Mrs. S. of his intention, he started for the woods, with a piece of clothes line to perform the terrible deed he consummated on Monday. But his wife sent a neighbor after, who overtook him, and together they returned, he then laughing at the idea. On Christmas night he was found intoxicated lying on the sidewalk, a kind friend saving him from freezing to death by removing him to his residence. An inquest held on Monday evening by Coroner Terry returned a verdit of suicide while laboring under temporary insanity, superinduced by drink.

The deceased will be 59 years of age on the 18th of this month, and leaves a widow and three children to mourn his untimely departure.

1879/02/07
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[article]
Pg.3

FREDERICK SCHNEIDER, a German, aged fifty-nine years, who lived in the third ward, committed suicide on Monday evening by hanging himself to an apple tree in his yard. Coroner W. G. Terry impaneled a jury, when Schneider's wife testified that he came home about five o'clock, and soon went out doors. Shortly after, not being able to find him, she supposed he had gone down town, but about seven o'clock discovered him hanging to a tree, dead. The body was cut down by Chauncey Orcutt and Wm. Copeland, the latter of whom testified that he must have made a slipping noose, attached it around his neck and then jumped off a wood pile. His daughter testified that he appeared delerious, and that it was caused by intemperate habits, he having been a drinking man for thirty years, and that he had before threatened self-destruction. His son, Mike Schneider, said that he appeared intoxicated when he saw him in the afternoon, and complained that the boys called him nick-names. He also told THE COURIER reporter that his father had attempted suicide about two years since, but they disovered him in time to frustrate his designs. He further said that he thought he was so pestered by the boys as to cause him to suicide.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1879/02/07
Friday

Michigan Argus
[column]
Pg.3

Albert Younglove of Ypsilanti, son of Henry Younglove of Monroe town, was seriously injured the other day by the falling of a tree which he was chopping. The butt of the tree struck him in the stomach, resulting in such internal injuries as will probably cause his death.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1879/02/14
Friday

Michigan Argus
[column]
Pg.3

Albert Younglove of Ypsilanti, the Augusta twp farmer who was recently so severely injured while cutting timber, it is now thought will recover.
[Contributed by S. Brevoort]

1879/02/14
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[death column]
Pg.2

CAMMET —-In Saline, January 26th, 1879, of consumption, ANN, widow of the late E. O. Cammet, in the fifty-eighth year of her age.

She leaves three children and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.
Adrian
[Jackson Co.] papers please copy.

1879/02/14
Friday

Ann Arbor
Courier

[death column]
Pg.2

ALEXANDER – In Clinton, [Lenawee Co.,] Dec. 30th, 1878, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Rogers, EMMA L. ALEXANDER, widow of the late J. B. Alexander, —-of congestion of the lungs; aged fifty-eight years.

Deceased was born in 1820, at Phelps Town, Ontario county, N.Y., came to Michigan at the age of 13, and has been a resident of Pittsfield for 45 years.

The Savior has claimed his purchase,
And around his radiant seat
A mightier throng,
In an endless song,
The wondrous story repeat;
And a form more fair
Is bending there,
Laying her down at His feet.

Now in eternal glory,
She rests from her cross and care;
But her spirit above,
With a longing love,
Seems calling on us to share
Her endless reward
In the joy of her Lord.
Oh! will we not answer her --there!
S.K.A.

1879/02/14
Friday

Michigan Argus
[column]
Pg.3

—-Mrs. Charlotte Nichols, wife of the late Stephen Nichols died of inflammation of the lungs Saturday in this city, at the residence of her daughter Mrs. J. A. Knight. She was 72 years of age and had been a resident of Sharon for 42 years.

1879/02/14
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

AIKIN. —-In Ypsilanti Jan. 23, after a lingering illness, Peter Aikin, aged 74 years and 8 months.

1879/02/14
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
Pg.3

FARR. —-At Denver, Col., Jan. 14, 1879, Daniel Farr, Jr., formerly of Ypsilanti.

1879/02/14
Friday

Michigan Argus
[death column]
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WATERBURY. [sic] —-In Ypsilanti township, Feb. 3, Jennie A. daughter of Ira and Phebe Waterman, [sic] aged 28 years.

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HEWITT. —-On the 1st inst., [1879/02/01] in the 77th year of her age, Mrs. Polina, wife of Walter Hewill [sic] of Ypsilanti.

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THOMPSON. —-In Ypsilanti Feb. 5, the infant child of Mr. And Mrs. L. Thompson.

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WILSON. —-In Augusta, Feb., 4, of cancer, Mrs. Jane Wilson, aged 48 years.

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SPILLEME. —-In Ypsilanti Jan. 31, of scarlet fever, Dennis, son of Mr. Patrie and Mrs. Mary Spilleme, aged 8 years.

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FIFIELD. —-In Ypsilanti Feb. 3, James Fifield, aged 42 years.

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SMITH. —-In this city, Feb. 2, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, of old age, aged 93 years, 10 months.

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McDOWEL. [sic] —-In Pittsfield, Feb. 5, Charlotte McDowell, of paralysis, aged 78 years, 6 months.

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KILEY. —-In Ann Arbor, Jan. 28, Eliza Kiley, of inflammation of the lungs, aged 61 years.

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HANBY. —-In Superior, Jan. 29, Sarah Hanby, of inflammation of the lungs, aged 34 years.

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GLAZIER. —-February 11, of consumption, Mabel Glazier, aged 18 years 5 months.

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WESLEY-THOMAS. —-On the 3d inst., [1879/02/03] at the residence of James M. Forsyth, Esq., Albert Wesley, of Chatham, [Ontario,] Canada, to Rachel Thomas, of Ypsilanti.

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MILLER-WOLF. —-At the residence of the bride's father, Jan. 30th, 1879 by Rev. P. Werheim, Mr. A. F. Miller and Miss Carrie M. Wolf; all of Manchester.

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The First Thing the Hon. E. P. Allen did After he Was Married

On the occasion of the debate last fall between the Hon. E. P. Allen, of Ypsilanti, and Dr. Brown, of Reading, the following laughable incident occurred: When the captain arose to reply to the fiat arguments of his opponent, he said: "Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen —-Seventeen years ago to-night I was married, and what do you suppose was the first thing I did?" The applause that greeted this opening was terrific: light guard hall was shaken to its very foundation. The ladies blushed and covered their faces with their handkerchiefs, and loud cries of "Shame! shame!" were heard from Messrs. Bogardus, Hawkins, Frank Joslin, Steve Dodge and the other democrats present. The captain waved his hand as if to implore silence. He then strained his powerful lungs in trying to raise his voice above the tumult, and at last, when his audience had roared themselves hoarse and a calm had succeeded the storm, he said in a weak, deprecating manner: "You misunderstood me; I was only going to say that —-I insured my life!" Then he went on with his speech, the audience being much relieved to know what was the first thing the gallant captain did after he was married.

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Saline.
Eugene Vencelius died on Monday last of scarlet fever.

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Saline.
Christopher Hauser of this village died on yesterday, Wednesday. His funeral will take place tomorrow.

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—-Mrs. John W. Van Cleve died at advanced age Sunday evening of pneumonia. She was long a resident of Ypsilanti, and leaves a large family of children. Her husband is now quite ill, so seriously, indeed, that he will be confined to the house for some time.

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—-James Treadwell of Superior township died on Monday morning aged about 60 years. Mr. T. came into this county at an early day and, by diligence succeeding in obtaining a goodly share of this worlds goods. The deceased was a brother of Edward Treadwell, of this city, and was buried on Wednesday.

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—-On Thursday morning, Mrs. Chris. McGuire of Dexter township, attended to her morning duties as usual, —-not complaining, so far as we can learn, of any physical pain or difficulty. After breakfast, Mr. McGuire and his hired man went out to work; but were recalled in a short time by a message that Mrs. M. was sick. Mr. M. hastened toward the house, but his wife died before he reached her side. – Dexter Leader.

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HERDMAN. —-In Ypsilanti Feb. 9, P. Richard Herdman, aged 66 years.

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JACKSON. —-In Ypsilanti Feb. 8, Joseph Jackson, aged 67 years.

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[YOUNGL]OVE. —-In Augusta Feb. 6, Albert C. [Y]oung[l]ove, aged 34 years 9 months, and 25 days. [Younglove]

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BEADLE. —-In Augusta Feb. 9 of scarlet fever, Tina, daughter of Miron H. and Ellen M. Beadle aged 7 years.

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MURRAY. —-In Augusta, Feb. 10, Mary Murray, aged 76 years.

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CAMMET. —-In Saline, January 26th, 1879 of consumption, Ann, widow of the late E. O. Cammet, in the 58 year.

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ALEXANDER. —-In Clinton, [Lenawee Co.,] Dec. 30th, 1878, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Rogers, Emma L. Alexander, widow of the late J. B. Alexander, of congestion of the lungs; aged 58 years.

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PECK. —-In Ypsilanti Feb. 9 of scarlet fever and diptheria, Maud Leverne, youngest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Erwin Peck, aged 5 years and 2 months.

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JOHNSON-HOSFORD. —-In Manchester at the residence of Dr. E. Hunter, February 12th, by Rev. J. L. Huddon, of Chelsea, assisted by Rev. McIlwain, of Manchester, Mr. Charles Johnson of Clinton [Lenawee Co.] and Miss Hattie Hosford of Manchester.

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BIEBER-WOODS. —-February 10, by the Rev. John M. Richmond, at his residence, John A. Bieber of Ypsilanti, and Harriet J. Woods of Ann Arbor.

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FIFLEY-DEURESS. —-At the residence of Mrs. Ely, in Ypsilanti, February 11, by the Rev. John M. Richmond, Edwin G. Fifley and Tillie E. Deuress, both of Superior.


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