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Some Death Notices from the Cedar Springs Democrat, 
Cedar Springs, Kent County, Michigan

ABELS, MYRON of Ensley born Haverstraw, N.Y. August 24, 1829; died at son Ed's near Cedar Springs, July 8, 1905. Left wife, son Ed, two dau.: Mrs Louise Woodhall of Grand Rapids, MI and Mrs. Edith Simcoe of Ensley. (July 12, 1905)

ALLEN (ALLYN), ISAAC A., born Courtland, died Courtland April 26, 1892; m. Mary L. CH; Oscar born Olive, Ottawa Co., MI, 13 Oct. 1859, a merchant of Sand Lake; m. Feb. 18, 1880 Minnie A. Gauyette; ch.: Harry E. (no date)

ALLEN, AGGIE, (gr. dau. of James) and Clifford Reynolds m. at home of William Allen, Sandytown, Ill., Christmas Day. George B. Davis and Ada Smith were witnesses, four generations present. (Jan. 1, 1896)

ALLEN, JENNIE of Cedar Springs and Neal McNaughton of Cannon m. Jan 2, at County Clerks office (Jan. 8, 1896)

ALLEN, JAMES of Cedar Springs died at County home Grand Rapids, MI, Nov. 23, 1904 burial in Ill., left wife there. Moved to Prophetstown, Ill. in 1902 to live with his son. (Dec. 7, 1904)

ARNOLD, HENRY, 43 yrs. of Nelson Twp. He came to E. Nelson in 1860; d. Washtenaw Co.. 2 Mar 1904 age 73 yrs. Left wife. Had five children-non living. (March 9, 1904)

AVERY, JOSEPH came to Cedar Springs in 1879; d. at son's home Sat. June 18, 1904 age 67 year. (Jun. 22, 1904)

BAKER, ELIZA of Cannon Twp; died Sunday, Dec 25, 1904 age 77. Left dau. Mrs. Eugene Tuttle of Cannon Twp., and Mrs. George Church (Jun 28, 1899)

BARNES, JAMES died at home of dau. on June 24, 1899. Burial beside wife in Plainfield Twp., born in N.Y. state July 2, 1817, came to Edgerton, Plainfield in 1859. Left dau. Mrs. T. B. Haines of Cedar Springs; son, U. Barnes of Plainfield (June 28, 1899)

BEACH, FRANK died at Sand Lake, MI., Jan. 14, 1904, under suspicious circumstances. Post Mortem showed a diseased liver. Mrs. Beach shot herself before funeral, Jan 17 and died Jan 22; buried near Grand Rapids. He left dau. Hester McCarthy of Grand Rapids; two brothers of Grand Rapids. Mrs. Beach was born Belle Pierce of Grand Rapids, MI (Jan. 20, 1904)

BEARDSLEE, WALTER B. son of J. C. Beardslee of Nelson died March 5, 1902 age 38 of peritonitis; m. May 25, 1908, Dora M. Stout of Courtland, MI. Left brother and sister, Mrs. F. M. Butler of Linden. (Mar. 19, 1902)

BEARSS, LEVI born Hobart, N.Y., Feb. 1, 1840; died Tacoma, Washington, July 1, 1915 of a stroke. Came to Kent Co., Mi in 1855 and in 1862 enlisted with Co. "G"

FAIRCHILD, BENJAMIN died Mackinaw City, MI., May 14, 1905 about 80 years old. He came to Cedar Springs in 1865, plotted part of land that lies in Solon Twp. Left Cedar Springs after the fire of 1884. (May 17 1905)

FINCH, NELLIE (RICE), of Solon, born Vermont, March 25, 1830; died last week; m. N.Y., 1849, Noah Finch. Leaves three sons now living: Edward , Eugene and Perry-all of Solon, MI. (Dec. 28, 1904)

FORD, ANNIE died Lowell, MI., Apr. 16, 1901 age 94 years, at home of her dau. Mrs. Joseph Jones. Another dau. Mrs. George Fullington, resides at Cedar Springs, MI (Apr. 17, 1901)

FULLER, OSCAR of Grand Rapids, MI. buries a child in Crandall Cem. (Nov. 23, 1898)

GAGE, WILLIAM, born Walnut Creek, Erie Co., PA., Dec 1, 1827; died: Nelson twp. MI, Feb. 5, 1904; m. 1856 Larinia (Lavinia?) Cole---died 1893. They had 8 ch. 6 now living. (Feb. 16, 1904)

GOULD, SIMEON born Cleveland, OH. May 11, 1822; died March 2, 1903; m. Sarah Ury, Jan 1854, Elysia OH. She died 1881, bur: Elmwood. Came to Cedar Springs in 1855. He leaves five children. (Mar. 4, 1903)

HALL, THOMAS of Solon, MI. born Genesee Co., N.Y. 1810; died last week. Came to Grand Rapids, MI. in 1846; to Solon in 1864. Leaves Hiram who cared for him and Edwin of Luther. (May 8, 1895)

HASTINGS, SAMUEL died May 1, 1895 at the age of 73 years. A pioneer of Cedar Springs. Left wife and daughter, Mrs. S. E. O'Dell. (May 8, 1895)

HUTCHINS, CHARLES formerly of Cedar Springs, MI died at Salem, Oregon on May 23, 1904. He was a brother of Alonzo Link. Mr. Hutchins moved to Salem, Ore. in 1903. (June 4, 1904)

JEWELL, EDWARD was born in New York in 1818 and died in California on June 11, 1900 at the age of 82 yrs. Came to Michigan in 1855 and was a prominent resident of Cedar Springs; to California in 1872, ret. to Michigan in 1874; back to Calif. in 1876. Bur: Elmwood beside his 3 sons. Is survived by wife and 6 ch. Mrs. M. J. Clark, Mrs. Ida Baker; Frank Jewell, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. C.D. Parish; Ray and Dell of California. (Jan 20-Jan 27, 1900)

KINGSLEY, WILLIAM D born Truxton, N.Y. Mar 24, 1822; died July 4, 1900; bur; Crandall Cem. Came to Ensley, Ensley, Newaygo Co. MI in 1864 Ch. Augusta R. Eyer: Jennie Stoddard; Mrs. A. J. Clark (Jul. 11, 1900)

KROMER, FRANCES A. (IVORY) born Jefferson Co. N. Y. July 24, 1835; died March 1, 1896; m. Russell Kromer, Jefferson Co. N.Y. June 2, 1855. Funeral at M. E. Church. Settled in Cannon then in Grattan then to Cedar Springs, MI. in 1867. Survived by 3 ch.: Mrs. Nora Black of Alpena , MI; Mrs. Eld. Clough of Grand Rapids, MI, W.R. Kromer of Tower, Minn. Another child died at age 4.

LIDDY, JAMES died May 2, 1900 at Cedar Springs, age 68. CH: John, of Muskegon, MI; E. R. of Kalkaska, MI; Mrs. Floyd Moore of Courtland, MI; Lucien of New York. (May 9, 1900)

MANLEY, ALMIRA H. (FARR) born Sterlingsville, Jefferson Co. N.Y. Feb. 24, 1846; d. Nelson Twp. Sept. 25, 1900. She came to Michigan 1854, m. John W. Manley in 1869. Left husband, 2 sons, father, 2 bros. and 2 sisters. (Oct. 3, 1900)

MCARTHER, GILES of Oakfield Twp, born Cleveland, OH d. Oakfield Twp. Apr. 13, 1901 age 81. Came to Oakfield Twp. 1846. Left wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters. (Apr. 17. 1901)

POLLOCK, JOHN born Perth, Canada, Apr. 25, 1830. d. Apr. 12, 1903. Was in Plainfield in 1854 then to Cedar Springs, MI. in 1879. Served in Company "F", 6th Michigan Cav. 1862-1865. CH: George E. Cheboygan, John F. of Grand Rapids, William F. of Sand Lake and Albert E. in far West. (Apr. 15, 1903)

RICE,LEWIS of Lockwood, MI d. Oct. 1, 1893 age 83; bur. at Punches Cemetery and was a veteran of the late war. (Oct. 4, 1893)

RIDGEWAY, LEVI d. Nelson Twp. Apr. 18, 1905 age 78; was a pioneer of Nelson Twp. for over 40 years. (Apr. 26, 1905)

ROBINSON, ESTER (CLARK) born Canada. d. Apr 17, 1900 age 71. m. 1859, Munson Robinson. Moved to Solon Twp. in 1859 She is survived by 5 children. Mrs. Ermena McKercher, Mrs. John Cole, Mrs. Ella French, Esther A., And Sherman. (Apr. 25, 1900)

SHAW, CATHERINE (PARKARD) born in 1821, Mass; died Oct. 3, 1898 at Cedar Springs, MI. m. 1836 Jerome Shaw and moved to Cedar Springs, MI in 1868 (Oct. 5, 1898)

SMALL, RUFUS D. born Lisbon, ME. Aug 2, 1824; died Oct 19, 1899; son of Samuel Small who died in 1897 at the age of 93 years. Was of cousin of Abraham Lincoln. In his early life he was a sailor and sailed in the Atlantic and in the Great Lakes area. Moved to Michigan 40 years ago residing first in Greewood, St. Clair Co. then moved to Richmond, Macomb Co. to Howard City and lastly to Cedar Springs. He married Feb 17, 1848 Hannah A. Kilgore. (Oct. 25, 1899)

WOODWORTH, A. J. born Naples Ontario Co. N.Y. in 1832; died at Solon Twp, Kent Co. Mich. Mar. 14, 1893; buried at E. Nelson; m. 1865 Lila Smith. Arrived in Michigan in 1850 and was in Kent Co. in 1874. (Mar. 22, 1893)

SPEAKER, MARY J. (DAVID) born Scipio, N.Y. Feb. 10, 1838; died Solon Twp. Sept. 4, 1899 of heart trouble; m. Wisconsin on Mar. 14, 1854 W. M. Speaker. Arrived Michigan in 1890 to removed to Solon Twp. Kent Co. Mi in 1892. (Sept. 13, 1899)

STODDARD, ELI born LaGrange, OH ; Oct 19, 1831; did Jun. 10, 1895 of cancer; bur. Punches Cem. His wife______Saulsbury died 1892. To Cedar Springs in 1858. (June 12, 1895)

WEEKS, JOHN born Apr. 17, 1822, N.Y. City; died Feb. 11, 1900; bur. Punches Cem. Moved to Ohio in 1834 and lived in Cedar Spring for about 45 years. He was a charter member of the Baptist Church in 1859. (Feb 14, 1900)

TISDAL, ELIZABETH born Dec. 27, 1825, Ontario Co. N.Y. died Fed 23, 1896, age 70 years old, at the home of her son in E. Nelson; m. 1846 John Tisdal. (Feb. 26, 1896)

OTTERBACHER, RACHEL (STRYKER) b. Huron Co. OH. Jul 31, 1836; d. Spencer Twp. Apr. 24, 1899; bur Spencer Mills; m. John Otter backer. Arrived in Michigan in 1858. (may 3, 1899)

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Transcriber: Mary Del Rivette

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