Leelanau County MI


Various deaths and dates - in and around Leelanau
Contributed by Dena Whitesell

Grand Rapids Press, May 3, 1922
George W. Leonard died in a hospital at Charlotte. Burial Thursday Hoffner cemetery, Eaton twp.
Mrs. Anna M. Freeland, 55, died suddenly at her home in Traverse City after a 12 hour illness.
Mrs. A. W. Sommers is dead at Orleans. Services will be at the Orleans M. E. church Thursday.
Nicholas Dollar died at Traverse City. Burial at Grawn.
Mrs. Martha Bretz, 74, died at Charlotte. Burial at Jackson.
Mrs. James Wilson died at her home in Leelanau county. Burial was at Bingham.
Mrs. Henry J. Hall, 77, pioneer resident Orleans township, died in Detroit. Burial at Tonia.
Mrs. Julia Grave Parker of Traverse City died Monday of pneumonia.
O. M. Oleson, 74, died at his home in Keswick. Township clerk and former postmaster. Burial was at Keswick.

Grand Rapids, June 5, 1922
John Haight, 70, died in a Traverse City hospital. Burial was made in Grand Rapids.
Mrs. M. J. Law, 82, a pioneer of Whitehall, is dead.
Mrs. Jacob Smith, 54, is dead at Holland
Mrs. Gerrit Haverdink, 58, of East Saugatuck, died Saturday at Holland hospital.
Mrs. Robert McLean, 62, a pioneer resident of Traverse City, died suddenly at her home Saturday.
Mrs. Sarah Calkins died at her home in Traverse City. Burial was made in Traverse City.

Barbara Brinkman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Encell Brinkman of Old Mission, died in Traverse City. Burial was made in Odgensburg cemetery.

Mrs. Maria Middleton, 81, former Grand Ledge resident, died in Alberia, Canada. Funeral services will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30.

Frank Giles, a resident of the poninsula [sic], died in a Traverse City hospital. Burial was made in Odgensburg cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison Brotherton, 68, a pioneer resident of Leelanau county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hosea Pratt, at Honor.


Grand Rapids Press, Sep. 10, 1921
Isaac Rosa at home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Stowe, Suttons Bay, after week's illness.
Mrs. Francis Sheridan, 74, pioneer resident of Leelanau Co. died at her home in Glen Haven.


Kalamazoo Gazette, Oct. 25, 1905
Traverse City, Mich., Oct. 24 - Peter Drow, aged 100 years and 9 months, died in the Northern Michigan asylum last night. He had been a resident of Leelanau county for 60 years, and been in the asylum since 1888. He leaves 15 children.


Grand Rapids Press, Mar. 26, 1920
Pioneer Homesteader of Leelanau is Dead
Traverse City, Mar. 26 - Patrick O'Connel, 88, one of the last of the first homesteaders of Leelanau county, is dead at his home near here. He came here from Ireland and had lived 58 years on the place where he died.


Grand Rapids Herald, Jun. 20, 1899
Death at Copemish - Traverse City, Mich., Jun. 19 - Alfred Huntington, a prominent grist mill man in Copemish, died yesterday. He was formerly a prominent mill man in Leelanau county, at Leland, and the father of the wife of W. C. Nelson, editor of the Leelanau Enterprise.


Grand Rapids Press, Jul. 7, 1916

Mrs. Laura Hiltsley - Owosso, Jul. 7 - Laura Hiltsley, 60 years dead at her home in Morrice.
Lyndon K. Cleveland - Traverse City, Jul. 7 - Lyndon K. Cleveland, seventy years, veteran of the Civil war and a prominent insurance man of this cty, dropped dead yesterday at Cedar Run, Leelanau county, while on a business trip. He was an old settler of this region and during his life was active in politics, having been many years supervisor from the Fifth ward and also held other offices. He leaves a widow and two children.

Deforest McNett - Grand Haven, Jul. 7 - Deforest McNett died here of heart disease Thursday afternoon. He was born in New York ninety years ago and lived in Sodus Point for many years, where he was engaged in the building of fast boats. He was married to Eleanor Griffen, daughter of Henry Griffen, Grand Haven pioneer. Since his retirement from business he has made his home here. His is survived by a widow and two sons. The burial will be here.

Jens Hemmingsen - Grant, Jul. 7 - Jens Hemingsen, aged nearly seventy-six years, was buried here yesterday. Hemmingsen was postmaster of Grant nearly twenty years. For many years he was closely associated in the Danish college work of this place, having been an officer of the board since the college was built here. Deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hans Larsen and Mrs. Arthur H. Sanders and one son, Henry, all of this place. Hemmingsen worked with the present postmaster until his recent attack of Bright's disease.

Mrs. Sarah Secor - Manistee, Jul. 7 - Mrs. Sarah Secor, a prominent pioneer resident of Manistee, is dead at her home here. She was eight one years of age. She was an active member of the local organization of the W.C.T.U.

W.W. Gilmore - Shelby, Jul. 7 - W. W. Gilmore, aged eighty five years, died at his home here. He was a prominent fruit grower. A widow and son, William of Hart, survive.

Julius Hamlin - Shelby, Jul. 7 - James Hamlin, aged seventy two years, is dead at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Churchill. The funeral services will be held Sunday.


Grand Rapids Press (Wednesday, 14 June 1922) (Contributed by Marla Zwakman)
William H. Bennett, 68, died at his home at Glen Haven after several months illness. He was one of the pioneers of Leelanau county.