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Alcona County, MI
Obituaries and Death Notices

Helen C. Cowley
Harrisville – Mrs. Helen C. Cowley, relict of the late Bernard P. Cowley, died at the family residence yesterday, aged 59 years. She is survived by four children – John C., Frank G., Lillian C., and Mrs. E. J. Schreiber. [unknown source - Tr. by MZ]

Mr and Mrs. James Deforrest
Harrisville, July 30. – Mr. and Mrs. James De Forrest, a young couple living near this village, were killed by lightning during last night’s storm. Yesterday the milk man could find no one about and broke into the house. He found the wife where she had fallen from her chair, while the body of her husband was on a couch nearby. The couple have been married but a few months. [Source: Jackson Citizen (Friday, 31 July 1903 - Tr. by MZ]

Catherine Micho
An old resident of Harrisville, died Tuesday. [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot, Wednesday, 12 Dec. 1894 - Tr. by MZ]

Ellison Milligan
Ellison Milligan, of Haines township, Alcona County, died Tuesday  morning, aged 75.  He has been a resident of the county for 28 years.  He was highly respected and leaves a large family to mourn his loss. [Crawford Avalanche. (Grayling, Mich.), 06 June 1895]

Matthew O'Neil
Died at Harrisville, Tuesday. [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot, Wednesday, 12 Dec. 1894 - Tr. by MZ]

Charles Saxton
Charles Saxton, one of the oldest residents of Alcona County, died at harrisville, after an illness of two years. [The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), 15 March 1895]

James B. Shields

Harrisville, Dec. 3. –James B. Shields, a prominent merchant, died last night. He closed his store and started for home. After walking about a block fell backward and died instantly. He leaves a wife and two children. An inquest is being held. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (3 Dec. 1904) - Tr. by MZ]

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