Michigan Genealogy Trails
Allegan County, MI
Obituaries and Death Notices


BINGHAM, Mrs. S.E.
Two prominent citizens of Allegan died suddenly within a few hours of each other - Dr. F.M. Calkins, a prominent physician, on Saturday morning and Mrs. S.E. Bingham, for many years deputy register of deeds and prominent in church and society circles, on Sunday morning. [The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), 18 March 1891, sub. by KT]

BLOOD, Ivan
The body of Ivan Blood, 27, arrived here Wednesday afternoon and funeral services were held at the Cook & Benson chapel. Mr. Blood, who was a World war veteran, was wounded in action in France. He met death in Detroit by being hit by a train. He is survived by a brother, Earl Blood of Hopkins, and three aunts in this city, Mrs. Fred VanOrder, Mrs. Jay VanOrder and Mrs. D. T. Eveland. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (4 May 1922) - tr. by MZ]

BUCK, John F.
The funeral of John F. Buck, who died Sunday morning at Borgess hospital, were held yesterday morning from the home of his son, Harvey Buck of Allegan. Internment was made at Poplar Hill cemetery. The deceased was born at Roseville, Mich.,August 15, 1860. When six years old, he went to Allegan with his parents, living there until he moved to Kalamazoo about five years ago. He was married April 12, 1883, to Louise A. Markey who survives him. Besides his widow, he leaves four children, one son, Harvey, of Allegan, three daughters, Rubie Buck of Kalamazoo, and Mrs. Bryant Bradisha and Mrs. Otto Elliott of Detroit, five sisters and five brothers. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (4 Mar. 1914) - tr. by MZ]

CALKINS, Dr. F.M.
Two prominent citizens of Allegan died suddenly within a few hours of each other - Dr. F.M. Calkins, a prominent physician, on Saturday morning and Mrs. S.E. Bingham, for many years deputy register of deeds and prominent in church and society circles, on Sunday morning. [The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), 18 March 1891, sub. by KT]

CHAPMAN, Anna Carlson
Was born in 1827 near Quebec and departed this life Feb 14th 1902 having reached the ripe old age of 74 years 4months. She lived near Quebec until she was 12 years of age, when her parents moved to Allegan Co., Michigan located near Otsego. In 1844 she was married to Joseph Chapman and for more than one half century they walked together, sharing each others joys and sorrows. Five children, one son and four daughters were born to them. The son and husband remain to mourn for her, but the daughters preceded her into the future world. In 1883 they moved to Easton, Md. Living there until last summer when they came to Kansas, making their home with their nephew Geo. Bishop, 3 miles east of Haven. She was a member of the Episcopal church, in which church she had been a earnest and faithful worker. She was a very patient and indulgent wife and mother ever trying to live up to her profession of a true Christian. Her funeral was preached at the Baptist church by Rev. Harkness, pastor of the Methodist church of Haven after which her remains were laid to rest in the Priest cemetery. "I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me write, from henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so, saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."  [Contributed by Rose Stout; Haven Weekly Journal Haven, Reno County, Kansas Saturday, February 22, 1902 Front Page]

COOK, Mrs. Austin
Died of heart failure at her home last week. Funeral late Saturday.  Source: Kalamazoo Gazette; 15 Feb. 1916]

COOLEY, Caroline
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Glenn Methodist church for Mrs. Caroline Cooley, 91, widow of Seymour Cooley. She died Tuesday at her home in Ganges township. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamlin of Glenn, pioneer residents. She was the first white child to be born in that community. The body was taken to the Dykstra funeral home in Holland. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette Wednesday, 10 July 1940 - tr. by MZ]

CURRY, Rev. Thomas
Curry, Rev. Thomas, d. in Allegan, July 8, 1854, ae 52 y. Born in Canning, New Brunswick, Sept. 10, 1803, m. in 1827 to Esther Curry, who with his six surviving children, still live. 8-10-54 [Source: "Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]". Detroit, Mich.; unknown, 1900, submitted by PT]

EATON, Mariah
Eaton, Mrs. Mariah (Palmer) d. in Cheshire, June 5, 1859, dau. Of Amos and Patty Palmer. She was formerly of Bridgewater, N.Y. 7-21-59 [Source: "Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]". Detroit, Mich.; unknown, 1900, submitted by PT]

EWERT, Leslie H.
- 117 Edsell St., Otsego. Passed away Sunday, May 31, 1987 at his home. Mr. Ewert was born March 12, 1919 in Decatur, the son of Fred and Anna Ewert. He was employed with Davis Trucking, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Dad’s of Veterans, Post no. 56, and the Otsego Moose Lodge. On February 27, 1953, in Paw Paw, he was united in marriage with Garnett Goodacre, who preceded him in death in 1984. Surviving are one daughter, Betty Dussia of Otsego; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister, Clarence Ewert and Mildred Whitmore, both of Kalamazoo, William Ewert of Lawrence; several nieces and nephews. Friends may meet the family from 7 to 9 this evening and Tuesday evening at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where services will be held Wednesday at 1:30, the Reverend Stephen W. Tucker and The Dad’s Post no. 56 officiating. Internment in Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego. [Source: Newspaper Unknown (1987) - tr. by MZ]

FISK, Oramel
Fisk, Oramel, d. in Allegan, Feb. 17, 1857, ae 51 y. Born in Charlemont, Mass., in 1805. United with Bapt. Church in Manchester, N.Y. Removed to Williamson, N.Y., then Rochester, then Allegan in 1836 3-19-57 [Source: "Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]". Detroit, Mich.; unknown, 1900, submitted by PT]

GRISWOLD, Clara Ellen
Griswold, Clara Ellen, d. in Wayland, Nov. 21, 1859, dau. Of David M. and Melissa C. Griswold, ae 5 m. and 5 d. 12-29-59 [Source: "Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]". Detroit, Mich.; unknown, 1900, submitted by PT]

GRONER, Capt. I.P.
Capt. I.P. Groner, the mail clerk who dropped dead at Allegan, died from overwork.  [Grand Rapids Herald. (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 03 June 1892, sub. by KT]

GROSVENOR, Sarah
Grosvenor, Mrs. C. P. (Sarah) d. in Ganges, Aug. 18, 1856, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harmon, wife of Elder Harmon of the Baptist Church of Ganges. 9-25-56 [Source: "Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]". Detroit, Mich.; unknown, 1900, submitted by PT]

HAVERDINK, Mrs. Gerrit 
Aged 58y. Lived East Saugatuck. Died Saturday at Holland Hospital. [Source: Grand Rapids Press; 5 June 1922]

JENKINS, Mrs. James
Of Plainwell, aged 48, who formerly resided in Kalamazoo, died in Old Bergess hospital Tuesday afternoon. The funeral will be held from the home in Plainwell, Friday afternoon, Rev. C. A. Lohnes officiating. Burial in Hillsdale cemetery, Plainwell. Besides her husband, Mrs. Jenkins leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Babcock, four sisters and three brothers. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (15 Feb. 1922) - tr. by MZ]

MINER, George
Of Allegan was stricken with apoplexy last night and died this morning. He was aged 52 and was born in Allegan. William E. Miner of Flint and Lucy B. Miner of Allegan, brother and sister, survive. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (11 Feb. 1902) - tr. by MZ]

ORR, Mrs. E.
Died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dell McCarn, after an illness of less than an hour. She leaves four daughters. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette; 12 June 1920]

OVERTON, Mrs. Glen
Prominent lady of Allegan, died on the operating table at the John Robinson hospital on Thursday afternoon. Besides the husband she leaves three small boys. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette; 12 June 1920]

PENNING, Mrs. P.
Passed away Sunday at Plainwell, Funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from her home. Burial will be made at Riverside cemetery. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette, 19 Feb. 1914]

REID, Mrs. Edwy C.
Mrs. Edwy C. Reid, wife of Editor Reid of the Allegan Gazette, died at her home in that village Sunday, June 10.  Mrs. Reid had been an invalid for some time. [The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), 22 June 1906]

SIMKINS, Henry
Died Monday from a stroke of paralysis he suffered a week ago and from which he never recovered consciousness. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette; Tuesday, 28 Mar. 1922]

SWANSON, Andrew
Age 84, of Allegan, Mich., passed away early this week. Services will be held from the Nyberg Funeral home in that vicinity Friday. Mr. Swanson was a brother of Mrs. Alfred Lundberg, who now has only one brother living. [Contributed by Sandy DeLaurentis - Taken from The Courtland Journal, Courtland Kansas, Jan 25 1945]

THOMPSON, Mrs. Byron
Aged 63y - Died Thursday morning at her home near Allegan. [Source: Grand Rapids Press, 30 Mar. 1922, sub. by KT]

TUTTLE, Guy
Guy, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Tuttle of Allegan, died of diptheria on Wednesday afternoon last, in this village, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rockwell. [The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), 11 May 1887, sub. by KT]



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