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Hillsdale County, Michigan
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ARMOUR, Dr. A.M.
Died at Reading, Oct 1895 (Jackson Citizen, 29 Oct 1895 Tuesday - tr. by MZ)

BACON, Mrs. Esther
d. in Reading, Aug. 16, 1850 ae 64y and 11m. Formerly widow Esther House of Tyrone, Steuben Co., N.Y. 9-12, 1850 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

BARBER, Daniel Wallace
d. in Wheatland, Feb. 22, 1852. Youngest son of Daniel W. and Eliza E. Barber, ae 3y and 3m. 5-6, 1852 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

CAMPBELL, Ronald M.
Brother Of Bryan Girl Is Killed In Farm Accident
Ronald M. Campbell, 15, was killed Thursday on the family farm near Camden, Mich., when a tractor upset on him. He and a brother, Joy DeRoy, 13, were working on a fence and were pulling wire across a small stream and up an incline when the tractor tipped over. The younger brother leaped to safety. Services for the dead boy were held Saturday afternoon. He leaves his mother; his father, Mitchell Campbell, who is employed on the railroad at Waterloo, Ind., the brother, and two sisters, Mrs. Melvin Clark of Stryker, and Violet Campbell, who is employed at the Aro in Bryan, and lives at 415 Parkview. [The Bryan Press, Bryan, Ohio, Thursday, May 11, 1944; Contributed by Kate Watson]

CLARK, Henry O.
Died at Jonesville Friday, (Jackson Citizen 29 Oct 1895 Tuesday - tr. by MZ)

CLEMENT, Alice F.
Mrs. Alice Fish Clement, wife of Christopher Clement, was born in the township of Farmington, Ontario county, N. Y., January 24, 1817. She came to Michigan with her parents in 1835 and on the 28th of September, 1837, was united in marriage to Christopher Cle-ment in Pittsford. They have lived to-gether happily for nearly 61 years and the following children have been given them: Elizabeth, Frances, who died in infancy, Henry L, Catherine and Evaline; all were at the funeral with the husband and father to mourn the loss of a dear mother who died June 8, 1898, aged 81 years, 4 months and 14 days. The funeral was held at their residence north of Locust, June 10th, F. M. Webster, pastor at Locust, officiating. Six of those who were at their wedding 61 years ago were at the funeral as was also the justice who married them. [The Hillsdale standard. (Hillsdale, Mich.), 14 June 1898]

COREY, Grace
Grace Corey was born at Quincy, Mich.. April 14, 1883, and died at the home of her adopted parents, Thomas and Adelaide Watts, in Hillsdale September 1898. She came to live with Mr. and Mrs. Watts at the age of 7 years and has received the love and care of an own child. Her health began to fail last spring since which she has been gradually falling in spite of of medical skill until her death last Tuesday. She was kind and pleasant through all her suffering. Her own mother came to help care for her during the last week. Beside the adopted parents and her own mother, a brother and a sister survive, all of whom feel the loss deeply. Fuueral services were held in the college church Thurs-day forenoon, conducted by Rev. Salley. Six members of the Sunday school class of which she was a member when in health, acted as pall bearers and accompanied the friends with the remains to Quincy for intenment. The friends have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. [The Hillsdale Standard. (Hillsdale, Mich.), 27 Sept. 1898]

CRAMTON, Uri
Uri Cramton was born in Berkshire, Franklin county, Vt., March 3, 1821, and died August 29, 1898, aged 77 years, 5 months, 26 days, he came to this county with his parents when a young man, settling on the farm where he died. On October 2, 1844, he united in marriage with Lydia Barrone; to this union 5 children were born, 3 of whom survive him; the wife died January 25, 1864. He again united in marriage with Nancy A. Wood, January 1, 1865, by whom three children were born to them, all of whom survive him. He leaves a widow, 6 children and 3 brothers to mourn the loss of a loving father and affectionate husband and loving brother. The funeral sermon was preached at his late residence on August 31, by Rev. Millard and his remains were laid at rest in the Wild Cherry cemetery.

DILLON, William R.
William R. Dillon was born in Farmington, N. Y., April 6,1819, and died at his home in Wheatland, Mich., Oct. 3, 1898. He was the son of Benjamin and Christiana Dillon and was one of a family of eight children, only one of whom survive him, his brother, James K. Dillon. January 11,1847, the subject of this sketch was married to Mary Huston with whom he was permitted to enjoy life over forty years, she having died in May, 1888. Of the seven children born to them, two died in early childhood, Benjamin and Alma, after reaching the age of matu-rity, thus only three are left to mourn the loss of a father. Carlos, the eldest child, who lived with and cared for him in his last days, Mrs. Leila Wormley and William Henry both of whom reside in Umatilla county, Oregon. In 1891 he was married to Mrs. Loriane Bolton, who died Dec 24, 1895. In 1850 he moved with his family from the state of New York onto the farm where he has since lived, reared his children and borne the care and responsibilities of life. He was known as a man of integrity with a kind heart always ready to sympathize with those in trouble. [The Hillsdale Standard. (Hillsdale, Mich.), 11 Oct. 1898]

EVANS, Frank J.
13 Jun 1847 - Apr 1922
Born in Defiance, OH but for nearly 70 years a resident of this city. Died after several years' illness, survived by his widow. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (Wednesday, 5 Apr. 1922) transcribed by MZ]

FAIRFIELD, Mrs. Edmund B.
(Lucia Jenison)
d. in Hillsdale, July 3, 1858. Her husband was president of Hillsdale College. She was the dau. of Dr. Jenison formerly of Eaton Co., and a sister of Rev. C. A. Jenison. 7-15, 1858 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

FULLER, Lucy
d. in Adams, youngest dau. of Joseph G. and Phebe Fuller, ae 4y 8m and 14d 5-6, 1852 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

HAWKINS, Phoebe
Died at Jonesville Saturday. Sep 1895, 96y  [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (3 Sept. 1895) tr. by MZ]

HENDEE, Mrs. David
(Caroline Harrington) d. in Somersett, Nov. 2, 1859, daughter of Rev. Wm. Harrington, originally of Vermont. 11-24, 1859. [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

HODSHIRE, Michael
A Marine from Hillsdale County serving his second tour of duty in Iraq was killed yesterday near the city of Fallujah, local officials said. Sgt. Michael P. Hodshire, 25, of North Adams was the victim, according to the Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office and a family spokesman. The U.S. Department of Defense has yet to announce Sergeant Hodshire's death. Family friend Ken Kurtz, of Hillsdale, Mich., said Sergeant Hodshire's relatives - including both parents, a brother, three sisters, and two children - were unable to comment so soon after the tragedy. "They're a tight-knit family, a large family; it's always been that way," Mr. Kurtz said. He said the family believes Sergeant Hodshire was very supportive of the war in Iraq. When leaving last July for his second tour there, Sergeant Hodshire told them, "We are there for all the right reasons," Mr. Kurtz said. During that tour he served as 2nd Squad leader for 3rd Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, of the 2nd Marine Regiment. Sergeant Hodshire graduated from North Adams-Jerome High School in 1999, and immediately went into the Marine Corps, training in San Diego. He left for Iraq on his first tour of duty in October, 2003, serving for nine months as 3rd Platoon leader of Easy Company. Mr. Kurtz remembers Sergeant Hodshire as having an outgoing personality and being very involved in school sports, particularly football. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Sergeant Hodshire served on the Marine Corps' silent drill team and as a color guard in Washington. Arrangements are pending at the Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale. A memorial fund is being established for Sergeant Hodshire's children. Sergeant Hodshire is among at least 17 servicemen with ties to northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan who have died in Iraq. Last week the number of dead in the war exceeded 2,000, according to a count by the Associated Press. [The Blade, Toledo OH, 10/31/2005; Contributed by Desiree Rodcay]

HUGHES, Abraham
Hillsdale, March 17.- Abraham Hughes, 70, is dead at the home on the Bacon street road, five miles east of Hillsdale. He fell on the ice three weeks ago and injured his side and he had heart trouble and rheumatism. A year ago he went through the cyclone, his home was wrecked and he was slightly injured. A wife survives. Funeral services will be held at the house Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. G. Mason officiating, and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (17 Mar. 1922) tr. by MZ]

JARDINE, Helen Viola
JARDINE, Helen Viola (Fox) Rockwood, 66, 203 School St., Pittsford, died Friday night at her home where she had lived the past seven years. For the past several years she worked at the Hillsdale Sale Barn on the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds. She was born in Michigan on Nov. 17, 1903, and lived in the Pittsford and Hillsdale areas since 1949. She married William T. Jardine in July 1948. He survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Wanda) Weaver of Grand Rapids, Ohio, two sons, Robert Rockwood of Ida and Carl Rockwood of Montpelier, Ohio and three sisters, two brothers and eight grandchildren. Funeral services are pending at the Ned M. Towns Funeral Home on North Thomas.  [2 May 1970 Hillsdale Daily News; Contributed by Joyce Hambleton Whitten, who adds this note: On May 4th the obituary was ammended to include her third son, William Rockwood of Adrian

KILBY, George
George Kilby, 70y, Sep 1904 Died at Jonesville. He was engineer on the Michigan Southern road 30 years (Source: Grand Rapids Press (8 Sept. 1904) transcribed by MZ)

KNIGHT, Newton
d. in Moscow, Mich., Dec. 14, 1853, second son of Dea. Isaac S. Knight in the 23d year of his age. 1-26, 1854 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

MAHLER, Floyd
Hillsdale, March 25. - Floyd Mahler, aged 35 years, died Friday, of pneumonia, at his home on Reading avenue. He had been ill less than a week. Surviving are a wife and two daughters, Ruth and Lois. The latter is suffering from pneumonia while Mrs. Mahler and Miss Lois have been ill, with the grip but they are better. [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (25 Mar. 1922) transcribed by MZ]

MARTIN, John
Died at Waldron, Feb 1902. Stricken with paralysis at the postoffice  (Grand Rapids Press Fri. 8 Feb 1902 - tr. by MZ)

MINER, E.C.
Hillsdale, Mich., Jan. 8. - News has been received here of the death of E. C. Miner, a former resident of Hillsdale and Jonesville for many years, and sheriff of Hillsdale county from 1880 to 1882. Death occurred at Portland, Ore., whence he had removed several years ago, and he was buried there. Surviving are a wife, two sons and a daughter, all in the west. Mr. Miner was 80 years of age. [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (8 Jan. 1914) transcribed by MZ]

NICHOLS, Mrs. Daniel
(Mary S.) d. in Allen, Feb. 18, 1851 in the 36th year of her age. She was a daughter of P. and A. Howard, of Allen. 3-13, 1851 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

NICKLOY, Allen B.
Allen B. Nickloy, 72, of 1131 Squawfield Road, Hillsdale, died early this morning (Jan. 29 1985) in the Hillsdale Community Health Center, following an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and had lived the majority of his life in Hillsdale County. He was born in Horten Dec 18, 1912, the son of Gordon and Chloey Towne Nickloy. On Sept 4, 1936, he married Gertrude Waite. She surives, as does one daughter, Mrs. Tino (Dessa) Giminez of Hillsdale; three sons, Russell M. of Montpelier, Ohio, Lyle A. of Hamilton, Ind. and Gary G. of Colorado Springs Colo.; four sisters, Mrs. Florence Miller of Jackson, Mrs. Zelpha Whiting if Homer, Mrs. Ruth Tryon of Litchfield, and Mrs. Lucy Wright of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and seven great grand children. One brother preseded him in death. The funeral service is Thursday at 1 p.m. in the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home, Hillsdale. Burial will be at a later date in the Wyllys Cemetery, Hillsdale County. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9. [Contributed by Russell Nickloy from the Hillsdale Daily News]

RIDDELL, David
d. in Litchfield, July 31, 1855 ae 91y. 8-23, 1855 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

SCHELLENGER, Scynthia
d. in Jonesville, Oct. 12, 1856, ae 58y. [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

SCHRUTT, Emeline C.
Hillsdale, March 25. - Mrs. Emeline C. Schrutt, 85, died Friday at her home, 6 East Sharp street, of paralysis. Mrs. Schrutt had lived at Hillsdale and Baw Beese Lake most of her life. She leaves eight children, Levi, at home; Henry, Liberty Mills; Lewis, of Alaska, and Claude, of Hillsdale, Mrs. Florence Comstock and Mrs. Minnie Ziegler, of Hillsdale; Mrs. Elizabeth Stickler, of Olympia, Wash., and Mrs. Carrie Murphy, of Beaver Falls, Pa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the house or the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. William Chapman officiating, and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.  [Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot (25 Mar. 1922) transcribed by MZ]

SPEAR, William R.
d. in Oseo, Feb. 3, 1859 ae 45y. He was formerly of Macedon, Wayne Co., N.Y. He leaves a wife and four children. 2-17, 1859 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]

TRIPP, Mrs. G. C.
(Emeline Brimmer) d. in Litchfield, ae 43y. She was dau. of Dea. Daniel and Abigail Brimmer of Petersburg, Rennsalaer Co., N.Y., m. Jan. 27, 1837. Came to Michigan about 1852. 7-17, 1856 [Source: Michigan vital records from the Michigan Christian herald: 1850-[1859]. Detroit, Mich.; 1900, page 21-23 - sub. by PT]


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