Battle Creek, Mich., Jan 28–Chas. A. Geddes, night watchman at a food
was found electrocuted this morning, where he had been putting in fuses.
News (Sault Ste. Marie, MI), January 28, 1907; transcribed by A. Newell)
Hon. James S.
superintendent of the Advance Threshing Machine company and all its
died at his home today of an illness, formerly rheumatism but
paralysis. He had been sick two weeks. The deceased had been a resident
city for over half a century, and was one of its most honored,
public spirited men. Born in Littleport, Eng., September 5, 1840, he
splendid schooling. He came to America in 1833, with his parents and
Stratford N.Y. Later they came to Battle Creek, and he has resided here
In politics the deceased was an ardent republican, and at one time was
the city. At the time of his death he was a member of the board of
works. Prominent as a member of the Knights of Pythias and of Security
A.O.U.W., he gained an extensive acuaintance (sic) throughout the state.
by Dena Whitesell Battle Creek, Mich July 27, 1900 - The
Herald July 28, 1900)
AR--Jimmy Jinright, 51, of Pocahontas, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at
County Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1954 in Battle Creek, Mich., he is
of Mary Lee (Abbott) Whitrock of Pocahontas and the late Vernon
addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Donnie Jinright
Stephen Jinright, both of Pocahontas; two sisters, Linda Jinright of
and Kathy Redus of Corning (AR). Graveside services were held at noon
at Harmony Cemetery with Stan Little officiating. McNabb Funeral Home
charge of arrangements.
Star Herald, Feb. 9, 2006; submitted by Freda Roberts)
Thursday, the 27th of August, in the 33rd year of his age, after a
consumption, James McPeake, third son of John and Rachael McPeake, who
emigrated to this country from county Derry, Ireland, over thirty years
His father died in May, 1841, leaving a widow with four children, whom
succeeded in keeping together, until the fell destroyer - Consumption -
snatched them from her one by one. Patrick Joseph McPeake, the eldest
on the 24th December, 1849, just as he had established a lucrative
Broadway. Sarah A. C. McPeake, the only daughter, died on the 4th of
1854, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian
Thomas, the youngest, was one of those who sought fortune amidst the
discovered gold regions of California; and as he has not been heard
years, his friends have long given him up for dead.
The deceased - who leaves a devoted wife and infant child, in addition
widowed mother, (who now parts with the last link that binds her to
mourn his untimely loss - was brought up to the painting business, and
gifted in an eminent degree with that energy and tact for with
are remarkable. He was warm-hearted, generous and genial in his
affable in manner, and kind, affectionate and dutiful in his relations
husband, father and son. His demise is deeply felt by his afflicted
with whom we sincerely sympathise, and by a large circle of friends and
acquaintances who universally loved and esteemed him. He was
Wm. L. COTE, of this journal. His remains were deposited on Sunday last
family vault, in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in 11th Street. May he
by, Brandon K. McPeake - Lexington TN)
Marshall, Mich., circuit court crier of the thirty-seventh judicial
aged sixty-eight years, dropped dead when he entered his home after
court duties yesterday afternoon. He was a prominent republican,
and a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and United Workmen
by Barb Ziegenmeyer - The Elkhart Review Saturday April 14, 1906)
Calhoun Co., Mich., July 14, 1870 - At the residence of his friend,
Simmons, Esq., Rev. Amasa Sartwell, in the 81st year of his age, a
resident of New Bremen for about twenty years. Deceased was born in
Springfield, Vt., March 22, 1790. When but a youth he walked thence to
Jeff. Co., N.Y., bringing his package on his back, a part of which
two quarts of “Yellow Flint” seed-corn, the first of the variety had in
section. Not long after he returned east. A little later he came,
him his bride from N.H., and settled in Taberg. Thence, he removed to
county, and subsequently to Camden, where he resided some years, for a
with his nephew, Mr. Samuel Startwell. When about 35 years of age he
converted to Christ, and joined the M. E. church. For 40 years he was a
Preacher. Twice married, he survived all his near relatives, spending
serene evening of his days with intimate acquaintances here and there.
hopeful, always busy about something useful, rather reserved yet
social – a little droll - “Uncle Sartwell” was a favorite in many a
circle. He loved everybody, and almost everybody loved him. Fitted by
both worlds, he was without carefulness as to the time or place or
circumstances of his decease. Cheerfully he waited all the days of his
appointed time. Duly his change came. It is well.
Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, August 24, 1870)
Louis, Mo., March 19, 1896 Rev
Dr Montgomery Schuyler, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, died this
the eighty-third year of his age. Dr. Schuyler became rector of Christ
in 1854, and during all the intervening time was one of the most
popular clergymen in the city. When Christ Church was changed to a
few years ago, he made dean, and has performed the functions of that
ever since. His remains will be taken to Marshall, Mich for interment,
is expected that several members of the New York branch of the family
present at the funeral.
by K. Torp 20 Mar 1896
- Inter Ocean)
Charles Agustus Tesch, 82, a life-long resident of Marshall, passed
away at his
home, 436 Monroe Street, this afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. He had been in
health for the past two years and suffered a stroke of paralysis this
from which he did not regain consciousness. Mr. Tesch was born April
in the house where he died. With the exception of five years in Grand
he spent his entire life in Marshall. In 1895 he was married in [sic]
Sayles in this city. She preceded him in death in 1918. Mr. Tesch was
by the Page Brothers Buggy Co., the Peerless Fixtures Co. and for the
twenty-five years was agent for the Detroit Free Press. He was a member
K. of P. Lodge and was a very active member of the Senior Marshall
Commerce while it was in existence. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J.
of Ferndale; two sons, Carl of Toledo, and Francis of Marshall; also
The remains were taken to the Keiser-More funeral home, pending funeral
arrangements which will be announced tomorrow.
Evening Chronicle January 1, 1900 Transcribed by Karen Seeman -
Louise J. Vincent, 38 years of age, wife of P. J. Vincent of Emmett
died last night at 10:30 o'clock, of cerebro-spinal meningitis, after a
and very acute illness. Seven children and a husband are left to mourn
loss. The funeral services will be held at the residence, Monday, the
however being as yet undecided. Interment will be at Oakhill.
by K.L. Ortman - Daily Journal July 27, 1901)
Athens, Mich., passed away on Saturday, April 10, 1999 at the home of
daughter in Battle Creek.
He was born June 22, 1913, in Baltimore Township, Mich. to Rev. Orlando
Weeks and Elsie May (Hunt) Weeks. He graduated from Athens High
On June 20, 1937 he married Esther M. Chapman in Athens. His wife of 61
preceded her husband in death Oct. 29, 1998.
Royal was employed at Wood and Woodruff in Athens before purchasing a
farm on S.
Drive South in Athens in 1949. Royal farmed and was employed at the
Equipment Company in Battle Creek for 32 years. Afar retirement from
1972, Royal moved to the village of Athens. Royal enjoyed fishing and
He was a member of the Clark's Retiree Club.
Surviving are 2, sons, Richard B. Weeks, of Grand Rapids and Roger L.
Lincoln, Kansas; one daughter, Karen D. Ratmann of Battle Creek; one
Orien Weeks, Sr., of Union City; 3 sisters, Clara Loew of Bellvue,
Heaten of Lexington, Ky., and Florence Flack of Summerfield, Fla., 9
grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents
Royal was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen Weeks and an
Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home in Athens from 6-8 p.m. on
and Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the
with the Rev. David Mackaluso officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak
in Athens. Memorials may be directed to the Calhoun County Hospice or
Wakeshma Community Church.
by "MMH" - Sturgis Daily Journal, St. Joseph Co., Michigan, April