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Antrim County, MI
Obituaries and Death Notices 

BELDING, Mrs. Thomas L.
Died at the home of her son, A. C. Belding, in Bellaire of paralysis. She leaves a husband, two sons and one daughter. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (4 Jan 1917) tr. by MZ]

CADY, Alfred E.
aged 66. Lived in Central Lake. [Source:Grand Rapids Press 6 May 1918 - tr. by MZ]

Sudden Death of a Sheriff
Mancelona, June 10 - S.M. Chaffee, sheriff of Antrim county, died very suddenly at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, at Bellaire.  He was apparently as well as ever, and was taken with a violent headache and died at once.  Sheriff Chaffee was a favorite of all.  He was serving his second term, and was universally respected. [The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), 16 June 1897]

A pioneer resident of Jordan township, Antrim County. Died at his home last Sunday, Oct. 13th, following an extended illness from heart trouble. John Craig was born in Scotland Aug. 16th, 1846. On Jan 16th, 1869, he was married to Catherine McLean. In 1884 he came to the U.S. and after a few months settled on the farm in Jordan township where he has lived ever since. For 12 years he was clerk of the township and for 27 years was a member of the school board. He was a member of the East Jordan Pres-byterian church. Of late years he was confined to his home considerable and unable to do much of a public nature. Mrs. Craig passed away March 1st, 1915. Three sons survive, viz: John, Charles and George, all of Jordan township. Funeral services were held from his late home, Tuesday forenoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Sidebotham. Interment at East Jordan cemetery.

Bellaire, Jan. 4. died at her home in Bellaire of paralysis. She had been a resident of Antrim county for nearly forty years. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (4 Jan 1917) tr. by MZ]

ENSTCOTT, Phillip P.
Died at Alba after a lingering illness. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (27 Sep 1920) tr. by MZ]

Central Lake, Nov. 6. daughter of a prominent farmer died at her home here from tuberculosis of the spine, brought on by an accident several years ago. Funeral services were held Sunday. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (6 Nov. 1916) tr. by MZ]

GREEN, Rev. H.J.
Former resident of Mecosta Co., a civil war veteran and a minister of the Liberal United Brethren church, died at his home here Sunday. He had been crippled all his life. [Jackson Citizen Patriot, Apr 4, 1916 - tr. by MZ]

HUBBARD, William
From Bellaire, Feb. 14. is dead. He had lived here thirty years. [Kalamazoo Gazette 15 Feb 1916 tr. by MZ]

PIERCE, Colleen
Age 80 of Central Lake, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Andrew Plaggemars. Colleen was a strong supporter of the Central Lake Historical Society and the Central Lake Library. Surviving are her husband, Ted; her children, Gary (Carolyn) Ballou of Hudson, Ohio, Jeri Lynn Ballou of Wyoming, Mich., David (Lois) Sutherland of Kentwood; her grandchildren, Carrie (Jim) Jackson, Jeffrey (Meghan) Ballou, Matthew Sutherland, Eric Sutherland, William (Kim) Sutherland, Ryan Sutherland; six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later time. [Antrim County News December 27, 2006]

PUTT, Dr. Charlos W.
From Bellaire, Feb. 14. (1916) is dead. He had lived here thirty years. [Kalamazoo Gazette 15 Feb 1916 tr. by MZ]

Fitch R. Williams, prosecuting attorney of Antrim County, died at his home in Elk Rapids Wednesday morn-ing aged 70 years. Apoplexy was the cause. Mr. Williams was a business visitor to East Jordan only a fortnight ago. The gentlemen was serving his seventh term as prosecuting attorney and was one of the most prominent attorneys in this part of the state. Funeral took place Friday afternoon.  [Charlevoix County Herald. (East Jordan, Mich.), 16 July 1904]

Edward Vandeberg, a child aged 8 months of Banks township, Antrim county, died Monday and was burined on Wednesday. [Charlevoix County Herald. (East Jordan, Mich.), 13 Feb. 1904]

Holland, June 25, (1918) of Bellaire died suddenly of heart disease at Holland hospital Tuesday afternoon. He had taken treatment here for two months. Dr. Putt was 44 years of age and practiced dentistry for 20 years and leaves a family. The body was taken to Bellaire for burial. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (26 June 1918) tr. by MZ]

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