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Clare County, Michigan
Obituaries and Death Notices

Jim Carr, the noted desperado of Clare county, died last Tuesday and the county had the job of his burial. [Alma Record. (Alma, Mich.), 18 March 1892]

CRANE, Alvina
Mrs. Alvina Crane, formerly of Owosso, died at Clare, Tuesday, and the remains were brought to Henderson where the funeral was held Thursday. Mrs. Crane is survived by her husband, George Crane and six sisters, Mrs. George Clark, Mrs. A. Chipman. Owosso, Mrs. Flora Chubb, Bannister, Mrs. E. C. Snow and Mrs Ed. Lambert Spokane, Wash; Mrs. H G. Peck, Bennington; and two brothers, C. H. Isham, Henderson and J. D. Isham, Owosso. [The Owosso Times. (Owosso, Mich.), 23 Oct. 1908]

Mary A. Gephart Farmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gephart, was born  March 6th, 1901, at Clare and died at her home in Lansing, February 1, 1920, of bronchial pneumonia after an illness of only one week. She was aged 18 years, 11 months, and one day. She was united in marriage to Cyril R. Farmer at Vestaburg, March 25, 1918, having moved with her parents near that place in 1912. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and little 7-months old daughter, Dorothy Mable, her parents, who reside in Alma, one sister,  Nora Roe, of Gladwin, and two brothers, Walter and Albert Gephart of Lansing, many other relatives and a host of friends. Besides her husband and daughter, her mother, two brothers and her husbands parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Farmer and sons, were with her at her death.  The funeral was held at Buck's Chapel with just members of the family present. There were many beautiful floral offerings.  Interment was made at Mt. Hope cemetery at Lansing. [Alma Record. (Alma, Mich.), 19 Feb. 1920]

GEECK, Nicholas
The burial of Nicholas Geeck, who died at Clare, March 30, was made there Friday, and memorial services are to be held later. Death resulted from diphtheria. Mr. Geeck lived in this county most of his life. He is survived by his widow and two sons and brothers, Andrew of Owosso, Joseph of Venice, Ervin of Grand Rapids, Frank of Caledonia, Fred of Hazelton and Philip of Clare. [The Owosso Times. (Owosso, Mich.), 07 April 1916]

Son of Andrew and Emma Langworthy, was born June 27, 1876 at Redford, Mich., Monroe county and died August 24th, 1926 in Arthur township, Clare county, Michigan. His early manhood was spent in the western states. At nineteen he came with his parents to Sheridan township. June 29, 1898, he was united in marriage to Nova Wood, of Sheridan. To this union was born seven children, four of which preceded him in death.  In September 1920, he was converted and joined the Olive Branch U.B. church, of which he was a faithful member until death. Through the long months of suffering he has been so patient. He would often say that his talks with Jesus helped to pass the weary, pain filled hours. He leaves to mourn their loss, his faithful wife, three children, Beatrice, Shull, Wayne and Roselle; four brothers Jim, Lincoln, Ulrich and Alger; two sisters, Adah Abbott andLidia Butterfield; besides a host of relatives and friends. Truly we will miss him, husband, father, brother and friend. [Clare Sentinel, 3 Sep. 1926]

LOWERY (infant)
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lowery died at Clare Tuesday and the remains were buried at Oak Hill cemetery yesterday.  [The Owosso Times. (Owosso, Mich.), 29 June 1906

REED, Margaret Strouse
Mrs. Margaret Strouse Reed was born in Newark township, June 22, 1878, and died at Clare, March 11, 1913. October 14, 1912, she was married to Willard Reed, at Clare, and at the time of her death was living about six miles from that city. The remains were brought to the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Strouse at Ithaca, and funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church Friday afternoon, Rev. R. L. Howell, officiating, and interment was made in Ithaca cemetery. She leaves one son by a former marriage, Claude Cooley; also father and mother, and one sister, Mrs. Will Wright, all living at Ithaca. [Alma Record. (Alma, Mich.), 20 March 1913]

ROSE, Charles E.
Pocahontas, AR--Charles E. Rowe, 81, of Harrison, Michigan, formerly of Warm Springs, (AR) passed away January 28, 1988 at his residence. Mr. Rowe was born on November 7, 1906 at Richwoods, (AR), the son of Clyde and Martha (Segraves) Rowe. Mr. Rowe had resided in Harrison since 1968, moving from Lansing (Mich), where he was a lumber salesman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrison. Rowe was united in marriage to Velma L. Billips on September 17, 1927 in Warm Springs. Surviving are his wife of the home; five sons, Carl W. Rowe of Harrison, Charles Rowe of Fort Gibson, Okla., Osler Rowe of Holt, Mich., Jeffery Rowe of Holt, and Lanny Rowe of Diamondale, Mich.; a brother, Lewis Rowe of Ravenden Springs (AR); a sister, Alice Simmons of Corning (AR); a half-brother, Robert Smith of Elyria, Ohio; two half-sisters, Vida Kellett and Hazel Akins, both of Pocahontas; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 30 from Stocking Funeral Home in Harrison with Bob Steward officiating. Interment was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. [Pocahontas Star Herald, Feb 11, 1988; contributed by Freda Roberts; Submitted by Anna Newell]

SHOULTZ, William
Wm. Shoultz, who lived alone six miles east of Clare, died suddenly.  [Crawford avalanche. (Grayling, Mich.), 29 June 1899]

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