Grand Traverse
County Michigan




Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 16 ” Hon. Perry Hannah, one of the wealthiest men in Northern (Michigan and a pioneer lumberman of tills State, died at his home here to-day. He was stricken with paralysis last Saturday. Mr. Hannah, who was known as the father of Traverse City, made a number of splendid gifts to the city, among them being a church site and the site for a Carnegie library. In addition to his Michigan holdings, Mr. Hannah was the owner of much valuable property In Chicago. He was born In Erie County, Pa., in 1824.
(The Washington Post €“ August 17, 1904 €“ Submitted by Dale Donlon)
HAVILAND, Albert Joseph
Albert J. Haviland, 84,a well known pioneer resident of Traverse City, died Wednesday noon at Medical Care Facility following a prolonged illness. Mr. Haviland was born in Traverse City April 4, 1878, and has been a resident here all his life. On October 30, 1902, he was united in marriage to Frances Greilick of this city, who survives. Mr. Haviland was vice president of the Traverse City State Bank for many years and retired from business life a number of years ago. He was very active in local civic affairs and during his business life was chairman of the financial board of the National Music Camp. Mr. Haviland was also secretary of the Grand Traverse Resort Association and was an active member of the local Rotary Club for a number of years. He was a charter member of the Traverse City Golf and Country Club and was a member of the local Masonic Lodge and was an active Knight Templar. Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Gretchen Pennington and Mrs., G. K. Nixon, both of Traverse City. Also surviving are two grandsons and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Hibbard chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 with Dr. Howard Towne of First Congregational Church officiating, and the body will be placed in the mausoleum. Burial will be made in the family lot here at a later date.
Traverse City Record Eagle, 28 March 1963 - Homer Theil at Find-A-Grave

HAVILAND, Frances Lura (Greilick)
was the daughter of Joseph E. Greilick and Nancy W. Case. She was married on 30 October 1902 in Traverse City to Albert Joseph Haviland. Mrs, A. J. Haviland, 86, of 544 State street, died at Medical Care Facility Thursday afternoon following a long illness. Frances Greilick was born in this city July 1, 1877, the daughter of pioneer residents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Greilick. On October 30, 1902, she was united in marriage to A. J. Haviland of this city, who preceded her in death several months ago. Daughters of the American Revolution, and tor many years was active in the Traverse City Woman's Club and Eaitern Star lodge. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gretchen Pennington and Mrs. G. K. Nixon, both of this city; two grandsons and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Hibbard chapel Monday afternoon at 2:00 with Dr. Howard R. Towne officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery.
Traverse City Record Eagle, 29 November 1963 - Homer Theil at Find-A-Grave

Hon. J. B. Haviland died at his home in Traverse City, on Saturday evening, December 10th, aged 46 years, after an illness of ten days, from typhoid pneumonia, contracted during a recent extended visit to the upper peninsula on official business. Mr. Haviland was also register of deed of Grand Traverse county. He was quite well known here from his numerous visits in attending to our two state roads, as state swamp lane commissioner.
The Ludington Record (Ludington, MI) €“ Thursday, December 29, 1881 - Submitted by Jim Dezotell
Funeral services for Miss Laura T. Haviland local pioneer and well known artist who died at Osteopathic hospital Saturday noon, will be held from the Hibbard chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2-30 with Dr. Howaid R. Towne of the First Congregational church, of which she was a lifelong member, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Oakwood. Miss Haviland was born at Acme September 15. 1866, the daughter of Joseph B. and Adeline L. Haviland. She was also the granddaughter of Laura S. Haviland of Southern Michigan who was very active in the abolition movement before the Civil War and during the war conducted an underground station and in other ways helped Negro slaves fleeing from the south. Miss Haviland's oil portrait of her grandmother has been displayed ia many places about Michigan. During her life in Traverse City Miss Haviland was active socially and in church and art circles. Surviving are a brother, Albert J. Haviland of this city, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are asked to please omit flowers
Traverse City Record Eagle, 19 November 1951 - Homer Theil at Find-A-Grave
HICKS, Elizabeth
TRAVERSE CITY - On Jan. 24, 2002, Elizabeth Clark Hicks, 93, of Traverse City, formerly of Newton, Ill., and Webster Groves, Mo., died peacefully as she slept in her Hope Village home.
Born Aug. 4, 1908, in Newton, Ill., she was the daughter of Charles William and Martha (Gorrell) Clark. On May 28, 1928, in Collinsville, Ill., she married John Ellis Hicks, who preceded her in death in 1967.
"Lib" and John lived their entire married lives in Webster Groves, Mo., where they raised their sons. In 1972, she moved back to Newton, where she resided until coming to Traverse City in 1997. She was an accomplished seamstress, a skillful bridge player, a proud baker, a selfless caregiver and a faithful friend.
Surviving are her devoted son, [name omitted] of Traverse City; daughter-in-law, [name omitted] of Ellisville, Mo.; four grandchildren, [name omitted] of Eastport, [name omitted] of Highland Park, Ill., [name omitted] of Traverse City and [name omitted] of Coldwater. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren: [names omitted] her youngest sister, [name omitted] of Columbia, S.C.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, three brothers; and her son, Bruce, in 1981.
Cremation will take place and memorial services will be held at a later date in Illinois. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Webster Groves, Mo. There will be a gathering of friends at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Hope Village. Arrangements were handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.  [Traverse City newspaper, c. Jan 24, 2002]   (Contributed by Kim Torp)


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