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Emmet County, Michigan
Obituaries and Death Notices

ABBEY, Amos Jan
Amos Abbey, Civil war veteran and former Kent county resident, died of pneumonia at Bay View. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (27 Jan. 1920) tr. by MZ]

The well-known divine and editor of the Western Christian Advocate, Rev. J. C. Bayliss, died at Bay View, Mich., on the 10th. He was sixty-four years old. [Source: The Northfield News (Northfield, MN) August 17, 1889, page 1; tr. by RL]

Rev J. C Bayless, the Well-Known Methodist Editor and Divine, is Dead. BAY VIEW, Mich., Aug. 12. = Rev. Dr. J. C. Bayliss, editor of the Northwestern Christian Advocate, of Cincinnati, who came here two weeks ago to attend the Chautauqua meeting, died Saturday. His wife and son, Rev. Edward Bayliss, were with him at the last. [Source: The Northfield News (Northfield, MN) August 17, 1889, page 1; tr. by RL]

{Dr. Bayliss was born in England in 1825, and united with the church when he was 27 years old. He shortly afterward came to the United States, prepared himself for the ministry and began his labors first in Ohio, then in Indiana, and after that preaching three years in Detroit. From Detroit he went to Cincinnati and filled the pulpit of the Walnut Hills Church until elected editor of the Advocate in 1884.}

Harbor Springs milliner, died Sunday. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (13 May 1918) tr. by MZ]

CRABB, Mary E.
aged 79y, of Petoskey, Of Louisville, Ky., died suddenly of hemorrhage today at Bay View, where she was spending the summer. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (6 July 1914) tr. by MZ]

Petoskey, Mich., Sept. 16. – Ezra A. Faunce, justice of the peace, and a highly respected resident of Petoskey, died last evening. He was 64 years of age, and had resided in Petoskey and vicinity for more than twenty years. He was a veteran of the Civil war and had held many public offices. He had been in poor health for some time. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (16 Sept. 1902) tr. by MZ]

GALLAGHER, Cornelius
Petoskey, Aged resident of Beaver island where he owned an orchard, is dead [Source: Grand Rapids Press (3 Apr. 1916) tr. by MZ]

Petoskey: Of Charlevoix, died here from gangrene poisoning. One of her legs was amputated a few days ago in an effort to save her life but without avail. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (6 Nov. 1916) tr. by MZ]

KIRBY, Thomas
Petoskey, Mich., April 24. – Funeral services were held here this morning for Thomas Kirby, aged sixty-nine, pioneer resident of Petoskey who died suddenly at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., where he had resided since moving from this city ten years ago. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (24 Apr. 1913) tr. by MZ]

aged 88y, Retired farmer and Civil war veteran, died suddenly Tuesday at Harbor Springs. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (27 Jan. 1920) tr. by MZ]

PIERCE, Richard
Richard Pierce of Pellston died at Lansing. [Source: Grand Rapids Press (6 May 1918) tr. by MZ]

aged 106y, d. 12 Jun 1885 [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (13 June 1885) tr. by MZ]

aged 62y, d. 25 Jan 1916
Ionia, Jan. 25 -- pioneer resident of Ionia county, died at Alanson, Emmet county, yesterday. The body will be brought to Ionia for burial. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (Wednesday, 26 Jan. 1916) tr. by MZ]

PETOSKEY, Feb. 9. – Judge John Shutleff, one of the pioneers of northern Michigan, died at his home in Cross village. He came to Michigan at an early day, and since the organization of Emmet county has been prominently connected with public affairs, serving nine years as judge of probate. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (10 Feb. 1893) transcribed by MZ]

VATERLAUS, Sylvia Margaret
Passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2012 in Petoskey, Mich. Sylvia was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Donald L. and Theodosia Park Breed, where her father was stationed. In 1925, they returned to run the family newspaper in Freeport. The daughter and grand-daughter of artists, Sylvia was an accomplished watercolorist. She studied art in Zurich, Switzerland, where she met Heinz Vaterlaus and they were married in Freeport in 1952. Sylvia and Heinz raised their four children in Freeport. After the sale of The Freeport Journal-Standard, they moved to Boston; then to Key West; Monells, Spain; and finally to Sarasota, Fla., while maintaining a summer residence in Harbor Springs, Mich. There will be a private gathering in Roaring Brook, Mich., and burial will be in the family plot in Freeport. [Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport,Illinois July 2, 2012; Contributed by Alice Horner]


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