Livingston County Michigan






HANDY, Earl   HARRIS, George W. HAZE, Charles W. HEARD, Arthur  F
HEARD, Richard J. HECOX, Adelbert HECOX, Blanche (Kittridge)  
HEIDEN, Gustav W. HICKOK, Carrie (Moon)   HICKOK, Daniel Tompkins HOUGHTALING, Clifford
HOUGHTALING, Diantha (Fisher) HOUGHTALING, George HOUGHTALING, Ellen HOUGHTALING, Mary Emma (Ellsworth)
HOUGHTALING, Melissa (Palmer) HOUGHTON, Myrtle (Houghtaling) HYNE, Amanda R. (Eisele) HYNE, Amelia
HYNE, Charles Godfrey HYNE, Charles T. HYNE, Edward F. HYNE, Edwin R.
HYNE, Elizabeth E. (Williams) HYNE, Frederick Theodore HYNE, Hannah L. (Westphal) HYNE, Jessamine (Holdridge)
HYNE, Kenneth C. HYNE, Louise A. HYNE, Sarah Louise (Hicks) HYNE, William Frederick



HOWELL - Earl C. Handy, 86, Oak Grove Road, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1977, at the McPherson Community Health Center, following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 21, 1890 in Cohoctah Township a son of Frank and Eva (Teller) Handy. Mr. Handy was married to Crystal R. Gurnee, who preceded him in death Oct. 6, 1976.
A lifetime resident of the county, Mr. Handy was a life member of Howell Lodge No. 38 F&AM, Past Grand Master of Orangeman No. 563 of Clio, United Commercial Travelers, and the Maccabees. He had retired as an insurance agent.
He is survived by his sons, Clifford L. Gurnee of Burton City, William L. Gurnee of Webberville and Norman Gurnee of Flint; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy M. Schmidt of Highland and Mrs. Viola M. Maxwell of Brighton; 32 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Fern Brown of Florida.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the MacDonald Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lawson Crane, pastor of the Oak Grove Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Sanford Cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 02 Mar 1977, pg 3

HEARD, Arthur F.

BYRON - Arthur F. Heard, 70. pf 3687 W. Bruff Road, died Nov. 3, 1974 at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor from injuries received in a fall. He was born Jan 4, 1904 in England, a son of Arthur James and Violet (Martin) Heard).
Mr. Heard was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Howell. He had retired as a foreman for the Fisher Body Plant in Flint.
He is survived by his widow, Bernice (Stimpson); a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Lieberman of Oak Grove; two sons, Richard of Hartland and David of Byron; three brothers, Steward of Nevada, Robert of Ohio and Donald of Pontiac; and two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Rumph of California and Mrs. Sylvia Hunt of Pontiac. He was preceded in death by one son, Arthur.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. from St.John's Episcopal Church with Fr. David Sprunk officiating. Burial was in Sanford Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by the MacDonald Funeral Home in Howell.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 06 Nov 1974, pg 24

HEARD, Richard J.

Richard James Heard, 59, of Fenton and formerly of Livingston county, died Jan 29, at home.
He was born June 13, 1931, in Pontiac, the son of Arthur and Beatrice (Stimpson) Heard. He married Sandra on Nov. 8, 1958 in Oak Grove. She survies.
Mr. Heard was a 1949 Howell High School graduate, moved to Hartland in 1967 and was boys supervisor for the State of Michigan. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Rodney Heard of Blanchard, Scott Heard of Argentine and Timothy Heard of Hartland; two daughters, Sally Muller and Susan Heard, both of Hartland; his mother, Bernice Heard of Cohoctah; one brother, David Heard of Texas; one sister, Barbara Lieberman of Indian River, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1974 and a brother, Arthur Heard Jr., in 1973.
A memorial service was at the family home with burial at Evergreen Crematory, Detroit.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 26 Feb 1992, pg 14

HECOX, Adelbert D.

Adelbert D. Hecox of Oak Grove, formerly of Howell, died Monday morning, December 22, at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor. He recently underwent an operation but had recovered so that he expected to return home Wednesday for Christmas. He was taken worse Monday morning and died within a short time.
Funeral services will be held this Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Oak Grove Methodist Church.
He leaves to mourn their loss his widow, Blanche; three daughters, Mrs. Francis Burke of Howell, Mrs. Lawrence Haller and Miss Nellie Hecox of Mason; and one son, Duane, of Pontiac.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 24 Dec 1941, pg 7

HECOX, Blanche (Kittridge)

Blanche Hecox, 83 died at home in Ann Arbor, April 18, 1968. She was born April 20, 1885 in Shiawassee County, a daughter of Charles W. and Sarah Ann (Teher) Kittridge. Her husband Delbert preceded her in death in 1941.She was a member of the Rachel Circle of the First Baptist Church and the Sunshine Circle of the King's Daughters in Ann Arbor.
Survivors include three daughters and a son: Mrs. Thelma Burke, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Lawrence (Jeradean) Haller of Brighton; and Duane Hecox of Pontiac, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday from the Staffan Funeral Home, Ann Arbor. The Rev. Cleo Y. Boyd officiated. Burial was in Sanford Cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 24 Apr 1968, pg 18





HARRIS, George W.

76, of 3015 E. Braden Road, Perry, retired Farmer, died Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday at LaRowe Chape.
Source: Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Friday, 08 Oct 1982 pg 11

HAZE, Charles W.

Pinckney, September 24,  - Dr. Charles Wellington Haze, a much respected resident of this village, died here yesterday morning after a lingering illness. He was born in Wilson, Niagara Co., N. Y., August 13, 1820. He moved with his parents to Farmington, Oakland Co., in 1837. He soon returned to Lima, N.Y., and attended college nearly three years and afterwards graduated in medicine at Cleveland, O., and settled in Pinckney, April 20, 1845. He has resided and and practiced his profession here continuously ever since, a period of forty-five years. He was married in 1849 to Miss Oracy W. Mead, of Farmington. His widow, and one son and four daughters survive him.  Dr. Haze was a member of the State Legislature in 1853, and although never an active politician, has always been of the Democratic faith, and earnestly anxious for the welfare of his party.  Dr. Haze had an usually wide circle of friends, his rare personal qualities endearing him to all with whom he came in contact. The funeral services will be held on Friday, and will be conducted by Rev., G. S. Hickey, of Jackson.
Source: Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan), Thursday, 25 Sep 1890

HEIDEN, Gustav W.

Fowlerville - Gustav W. Heiden, 66, of 7800 Lovejoy Road, died Monday at an Ann Arbor hosptial.
He was a retired Oldsmobile employee and was a member of the Lansing Leiderkranz Society.
Surviving are his wife, Erna; a daughter, Jane; a son, Peter, at home; two brothers and a sister in Germany.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Antrim Baptist with burial in Fuller Cemetery
Source: Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Tuesday, 21 Oct 1969 pg 2

HICKOK, Carrie (Moon)

The death of Mrs. Daniel Hickok occurred at the family residence in Howell Monday forenoon, January 25, 1915. The latter part of last October, while in apparently good health, Mrs. Hickok was stricken with paralysis. For a time following the same her condition improved, and it was hoped by her many friends that she would meet with a speedy recovery. Later other strokes followed, affecting her entire system.
Carrie Moon Hickok was born in the town of Bennington, Bennington Co., N.Y., June 17, 1849. When of the age of five years, her parents came to Michigan and settled in the township of Marion, this county, where she grew to young womanhood. November 25, 1898, she was united in marriage to Daniel Hickok of Howell, who survives and has the heartfelt sympathy of all in the hour of his great loss. Mrs. Hickok is also survived by three brothers and one sister: Frank Moon, of Marion; Mrs. Nelson Betterly, of Howell; Hily Moon of Oceola county; and Will Moon of the state of Illinois.
Mrs. Hickok was highly respected by all who knew her. She was a good wife and neighbor, ever active in case of sickness in comforting the afflicted.
The funeral was largely attended from the house today by sympathizing friends, Rev. L. S. Brooke officiating.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 27 Jan 1915, pg 8

HICKOK, Daniel Tompkins

Daniel T. Hickok, who at one time was operator of what is now known as the Marr hotel on Walnut street, died September 21 at Potrero, Calif. at the age of 93. He was born at New Hudson, Michigan, August 8, 1949, and for many years was a highly respected citizen of Howell. Mr. Hickok fired the boiler in the Bickhard Mill (now the Co-Ops) for the first electric lights in Howell. He was the oldest member of Howell lodge No. 38, F. & A.M. having been made a Mason on February 13, 1889, and was granted a life membership by the lodge in 1929. His membership extended over more than 53 years.
He leaves two sons, Roy, with whom he was living at the time of his death, and Ray, a messenger for the Railway Express, residing in Toledo. HIs wife preceded him in death many years ago with interment at the Lakeview cemetery in this city.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 30 Sep 1942, pg 1

Clifford Houghtaling passed away at his home, 170 Chilson Rd., Saturday night, March 30, at 11:50 o'clock, following a heart attack. He was born in Cohoctah, the son of Lafayette and Dianthia Houghtaling, being one of their six children, three of whom survive him. They are Mrs. Milton Houghton of Corunna, Mrs. Louis Bidwell and Mrs. Seth Legg of Howell.  He was an enlisted member of the 119th Field Artillery, 32nd Division, U.S.A., and served in France through World War I. Following his discharge from the service he married Maybert Floyd of Detroit on November 3, 1920, and the widow survives.
He followed a natural aptitude in machine operations and repair, having supervision along these lines in several large plants in Detroit until after World War II at which time he engaged in the distribution and sale of gasoline and oil at Quincy. In 1949 he and his wife moved to Howell where he operated a machinery parts and repair shop on E. Grand River.
He was a member of the Masonic loge and of the Walnut Street Methodist church. His pleasant disposition endeared him to all who knew him. 
His remains were at Schnackenberg's until the funeral, which was held this Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from Walnut Street Methodist church under the auspices of the Howell Masonic lodge and his pastor, Reverend Wm. Cardwell Prout. Burial was in Sanford cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday, 03 Apr 1957, page 12

HOUGHTALING, Dinetha (Fisher)
Mrs. L. J. Houghtaling whose maiden name was Diantha Fisher was born in Brighton, Livingston county, May 15, 1853, and departed this life January 27, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Seth Legg in Oceola township where she was tenderly cared for during her last illness. She was married to Lafeyett J. Houghtaling in the year of 1877, who died in 1913 at their home in Cohoctah where they had lived many years.
Mrs. Houghtaling leaves five children, Mrs. Maud Bliven, Mrs. Myrtle Houghton, Mrs. Millie Bidwell and Clifford Houghtaling, all of Detroit, and Mrs. Mabel Legg of Oceola; five grandchildren, Martin Bliven, Mrs. Donna Ruttman and Miss Constance Bidwell, all of Detroit; Mrs. Mildred Hurry of Byron, Michigan, and Mrs. Florence Alexander of Warren, Ohio, and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Houghtaling was a member of the M. E. church in Byron, her home, where she leaves many friends who mourn with her relatives.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Seth Legg home, Rev. W. B. Scott officiating. Interment in the Sanford cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 02 Feb 1927, page 5

HOUGHTALING, George  AGED PIONEER OF LIVINGSTON DIES Funeral Services for Late George Houghtaling Held Thursday Afternoon

Howell - April 26. - The body of the late George Houghtaling was brought to this city from Highland Park yesterday and taken to the home of his son, Edward S. Houghtaling on Byron street where funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J.E. Dutton this afternoon. Mr. Houghtaling was born in Green Oak township this county 80 years ago last August and had always lived in Livingston county, having owned a large farm in Cohoctah township east of here until about two years ago when the farm was sold to his son-in-law, Roy McCook and Mr. Houghtaling went to live with his oldest daughter, Mrs. John L. Austin in Highland Park, where he passed away April 23, of infirmities incident to old age.  He is survived by seven children:  Mrs. John L. Austin and Mrs. Frank Crouch of Highland Park; Mrs. Clarence Pearce and Mrs. William Kirkpatrick of California; Mrs. Roy McCook of South Lyon; Mrs. Claude Betterly of Cohoctah and Edward S. Houghtaling of Howell. Interment will take in the Russell cemetery in Cohoctah by the side of his wife who passed away several years ago.
Source: Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Thursday, 26 Apr 1917, page 7

Funeral services for Miss Ellen Houghtaling, 72, a life long resident of Cohoctah who passed away Sunday night in Argentine at the home of her niece, Mrs. Vern Hurry, following an illness of three weeks, were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the Cohoctah Methodist church with burial in Sanford cemetery. Miss Houghtaling, a native of Deerfield township in Livingston county, was born March 27, 1867. Her parents were Samuel G. and Melissa Houghtaling. Miss Houghtaling had spent her entire life in Deerfield township.  She is survived by four nieces, Mrs. Maude Bliven of Howell, Mrs. Murtle Houghton of Durand, Mrs. MIlle Bidwell and Mrs. Mabel Legg of Detroit and one nephew, Clifford Hugh of Detroit.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 10 May 1939, page 2

HOUGHTALING, Mary Emma (Ellsworth)
Mrs. Mary Emma Houghtaling, 81, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Dewey, 304 N. Lavinia st. She had been in failing health for the past five months and had been at the Dewey home for the past three months.
Mary Emma Ellsworth was born June 24, 1877, in Cohoctah, Mich. Her home was in Howell for the greater part of her life.
Mrs. Houghtaling was a member of Howell Methodist Church, Woman's Society of the church and the Howell Woman's club.
Her husband Edward died in 1948.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Arthur B. (Christine) Dewey of Ludington; one brother, Elmer Ellsworth of Fenton; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The body is at Butler Funeral Home.
Source: The Ludington Daily News (Ludington, Michigan) Wednesday 04 Feb 1959, page 3

HOUGHTALING, Melissa (Palmer)
Melissa Houghtaling, the third child of William and Sally Palmer was born in Brighton, November 4, 1835, and died at her home in Cohoctah, Oct. 11, 1917; aged eighty-one years, eleven months and five days, being the last of seven children to depart this life. She moved with her parents to Cohoctah, December 12, 1856. She was united in marriage to Samuel Houghtaling, February 10, 1861. To this union was born, one daughter, Ellen, who survives her. At marriage she became step mother to one son, Lafayette who proceeded her to the beyond August 19, 1913.
She being the first white person born in the township of Brighton was acquainted with the struggles and hardships of pioneer life; helping to clear the farm of timber and stone which has been her home for over a half century.
She was converted in Brighton at an early age and joined the Methodist Episcopal church at that place; later uniting with the Cohoctah United Brethren church, retaining her membership there for about twenty years. She lived a conscientious christian life, faithful to duty, earnest in her endeavor, and rigid in her principles and dealings.
She leaves to mourn, one daughter, and five step grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One grandson and one great grandson are soldiers at Camp Waco, Texas also many friends in the community in which she lived.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan) Wednesday 24 Oct 1917, page 5

HOUGHTON, Myrtle (Houghtaling)
Mrs. Myrtle Houghton, 77, of 1600 Corunna avenue, Owosso, died Wednesday night at Memorial hospital after being in poor health for the past several years. She was born in Cohoctah June 15, 1880, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Houghtaling. She lived in Shiawassee county until 1920 when she moved to Detroit. She moved to Corunna in 1944. On June 15, 1901, she was married to Milton E. Houghton.
Mrs. Houghton was a life member of the Keystone chapter No. 52 of the Order of Eastern Star in Detroit, and of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Survivors include their daughter, Mrs. George Ruttmann, with whom she resided; two siste4rs, Mrs. Seth Legg and Mrs. Louis Bidwell, both of Howell; and a grandson and three great-grand-children.
The funeral was at 2 o'clock Saturday from the Kribs funeral home in Corunna with burial at Greenwood cemetery in Vernon.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan), Wednesday, 12 Feb 1958, page 5

HYNE, Amanda R. (Eisele),

73, of 258 N. East street, died early Sunday morning, April 8, 1973, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Lyons, following a heart attack.  She was born Aug. 15, 1899 in Freedom township, Washtenaw county, a daughter of John  and Emma Stollesteimer Eisele. On Nov. 3, 1921 she was married to Franklin Hyne in Freedom township, moving to the Brighton area after their marriage.  Mr. Hyne preceded her in death Feb 7, 1957. Mrs. Hyne was a member of St. George Lutheran Church of Brighton and the Anna Circle of the church. She was also a member of the Livingston county Farm Bureau. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Homer (Evelyn) Dothager of Washington, Ill., Mrs. Herbert (Kathryn) Lyons of Hartland and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Oakley of Kaleva, Mich.; two sons, Duane E. and Edwin C., both of Brighton; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Tema Mocha, of Saline and Mrs. Esther Schwartz of Ann Arbor; a brother, Herman Eisele of Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11, from st. George Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard A. Anderson officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Brighton.
Source: 18 April 1973

HYNE, Amelia

Amelia Hyne died at her home, 124 Third street, on Friday, March 31. She had been confined to her bed for several weeks since her accident in which she suffered a broken leg. She was the daughter of Charles and Hannah Westphal Hyne.
She was born August 11, 1860, and is the last of her generation, being survived only by nieces and nephews.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Kecha funeral home, with Rev. H. C. Crouch of the Federated church officiating. The remains were placed in the Hyne Mausoleum at Fairview cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan), Wednesday, 05 Apr 1944 page 7

HYNE, Charles Godfrey

son of William F. and May Durfee Hyne, was born in Brighton township August 13, 1871, and passed away November 15, 1944, at the Melus Hospital.  At age of six years his mother died and he and his sister, Amy, went to live with their Grandmother and Grandfather Durfee until his father remarried.  In 1900 Mr. Hyne was united in marriage to Louise Schoenhals, who preceded him in death in 1937. Of late years he had been in the habit of spending the winter months with his sister and family at Sarasota, Fla. He was a faithful member of the Wesleyan Methodist church. He is survived by four children, Mrs. Henry Klekot, Mrs. Rolla Wollenhapt and Kenneth Hyne of Brighton and Mrs. General Miller of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Amy Burleigh of Brighton and Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Brighton; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at the Wesleyan Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Reverend E. L. Crocker, officiating. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.
Source: - Livingston County Press, November 22, 1944

HYNE, Charles T.

BRIGHTON, MICH. DECEMBER 20 - The funeral of Mr. Charles T. Hyne, who died Friday, was held here this morning at 11 o'clock. It was one of the largest ever held in this township. Mr. Hyne has been since 1872 one of the most prominent grain buyers in the southern part of Michigan. He was a native of Prussia. He emigrated to America in 1840, settled in Brighton, Livingston Co., and has been a resident of this township for more than fifty-seven years. Mr. Hyne built the first wheat elevator in Brighton in 1872 and continued in business there until 1891, when the business was continued by his son, Mr. Frederick T. Hyne. Mr. Hyne was a Knight Templar and was buried with Masonic honors. The pallbearers were Benj. T. O. Clark, George Ratz, William Pipp, Ira W. Case, Benjamin Conely, Hiram Newman, H. Ryan and G. J. Baetcke.
His widow and the eight children, Mr. Frederick T. Hyne, William Hyne, Frank Hyne, Mrs. G. H. Francis, Mrs. Jane McNamara,. Mrs. John Carter, Mrs. Bert Schumacher, of Ann Arbor, and Miss Amelia Hyne, survive him. The residents of this town deeply feel the loss of one of its most highly-respected and public-spirited citizens.
Source: Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) Tuesday, 21 Dec 1897 pg 7

HYNE, Edward F.

Edward F. Hyne passed away Thursday morning in Mellus hospital after a brief illness. He was born on April 2, 1894, in Brighton, the son of Franklin and Elizabeth Williams Hyne.  He attended the Brighton school and graduated with the class of 1913. On November 3, 1921, he was married to Amanda Eisele in Freedom township, Washtenaw county, and shortly moved to the farm at 8960 Hyne Rd. , which he occupied until January 12, 1957, when he held an auction sale, disposing of this stock and equipment. He was a member of St. George Lutheran church in Brighton. Surviving are his wife and five children, Mrs. Homer Dothager of Centralia, Illinois, Mrs. Robert Oakley, Duane and Edwin of Brighton and Mrs. Herbert Lyons of Hartland, four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Baetcke and Mrs. Henry Branch of Brighton and Mrs. Robert Graetz of Sarasota, Florida. Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 10, at 3:30 p.m. from St. George Lutheran church with the Reverend Paul Geiger officiating. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan), Wednesday 13 Feb 1957, pg 16

HYNE, Edwin R.

Erwin R. Hyne, 81, president of the Brighton State Bank, and one of the most prominent citizens of Livingston county, died at his Brighton home, 806 West Main street, Wednesday and was entombed Friday in the family mausoleum in Fairview cemetery following funeral services at the Keehn Funeral Home, the Rev. T.D. Bowditch officiating.  Mr. Hyne was the grandson of Charles T. Hyne who came to Michigan from Germany early in the last century, settling on a section of land near where the G.M. Proving Grounds is now located. C.T. Hyne had several sons who engaged in farming and later two of them, C.T. and F.T. Hyne, when into the grain business in Brighton where they built the Hyne mill around 1870. Erwin Hyne's father, F.T. Hyne,  also started the F.T. Hyne Lumber Co., one of the first in the county and at his father's death Erwin Hyne took into business with him his two sons, Fred and William.  He was born August 19, 1881, in Brighton, a son of Frederick T. and Sarah Hicks Hyne.  On Nov. 30, 1810, he was married to Jessamine Holdridge in Highland, Mich., who survives. Mr. Hyne was an active member of the Brighton Wesleyan Methodist Church.  He also was  a charter member of the Brighton Rotary Club. In 1934 he succeeded his father as president of the Brighton State Bank.
Surviving in addition to his widow, is a daughter, Miss Josephine Hyne of Brighton; two sons, Fred J. and William E. Hyne, both of Brighton; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Freda Hodgin of Owosso, Mich.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Source: - Brighton Argus, November 10, 1965

HYNE, Elizabeth E. (Williams)

WILLIAMSTON, Sept. 30 - Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hyne, widow of the late Frank L. Hyne of Brighton and Sarasota, Fla., died Sunday evening at the home of the daughter, Mrs. H. A. Branch of Bell Oak. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Keehn funeral home in Brighton and burial will be in the family lot in Fairview cemetery, also in Brighton. Rev. G. F. Shoup, pastor of the Brighton Lutheran church will be the officiating minister and he will be assisted by Rev. C. S. Risley of the Webberville Methodist church.
Mrs. Hyne, who was born in Detroit, September 17, 1855, just observed her 86th anniversary at the Bell Oak home when all her children and their families were present. Most of her life has been spent in the Brighton vicinity except for winters which wre invariably spent at their Sarasota home for more than 20 years.  Surviving are three daughters and one son; Mrs. Gertrude Graetz of Bucyrus, O., Mrs. Grace Baetcke of Detroit, Mrs. Branch, and Edward Hyne of  Brighton. There is one sister, Mrs. F. J. Turrill of Cincinnati, O., two brothers, John Williams of Detroit and Charles B. Williams of California; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband died in May, 1940.

Source: Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) Tuesday, 30 Sep 1941, pg 7

HYNE, Frederick Theodore

The community was called to mourn the loss of one of its very foremost and most highly respected citizens in the passing last Thursday morning, September 13th, at the age of 84, of Mr. F.T. Hype of the firm of F.T. Hyne and Son, for a long time also and until quite recently president of the Brighton State Bank. Frederick Theodore Hyne was born May 12, 1850 in North Brighton, one of the eight children born to Charles T. Hyne and Hannah Westphal Hyne. He received his early education in the district school after which he completed a course in the Detroit Business University. Mr. Hyne's father built the grain elevator here in 1871 and March 1, 1872 the son entered the grain business with him under the firm name of C. T. Hyne and Son. When later the father had passed on  and Mr. Erwin Hyne in turn entered into partnership with his father, the firm name changed to F.T. Hyne and son , which it remains until the present time. For 63 years Mr.. Hyne continued his long and honorable business career in this city in connection with his father and later with his son as above stated establishing far and wide the firm's reputation for honorable business methods and fair dealing. During all this time Mr. Hyne watched the growth of the town, shared in its interests and saw the coming and going of many different business firms while his own remained and is today by far the oldest one in Brighton. On February 17, 1876, he was married to Sarah Louise Hicks with whom for fifty-eight years he lived in loving companionship broken only by a few short months ago when Mrs. Hyne was summoned by death. Mr. Hyne was a man of fine mind, unquestioned integrity, a sincere Christian and a fine upstanding character, honored, respected and trusted by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who came to know him through his long and dependable career.  He was courteous and kindly with a friendly greeting for everybody and in consequence of all these traits, he had the respect, the honor and affection of the entire community in which all his life he took a deep and human interest.  In both joy and sorrow his ready sympathy and helpfulness never failed. He has left to mourn his passing, his daughter, Mrs. Frieda Hyne Hodgin, his son Erwin R. Hyne, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is survived also by a brother, Franklin L. Hyne and by his two sisters, Miss Amelia Hyne and Mrs. Anna Schumacher. Funeral services were held at the Wesleyan Methodist church of which Mr. Hyne was a member, Saturday after noon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. D. T. Perrine of Lansing, a former pastor, and now president of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery by the side of his wife.
Source: - Brighton Argus, Sept. 12, 1934

HYNE, Hannah L. (Westphal)

Mrs. Charles T. Hyne, an old resident of this place died at her home Wednesday, Nov. 6. Funeral will be held from the home Friday. Mrs. Hannah L. Hyne was born in Prussia, Germany, June 10, 1829 and died Nov. 6, 1912. She came to America with her parents in 1845, settling in Brighton township where she has been a resident ever since, over 67 years. She was married to Charles T. Hyne in 1846 and they began housekeeping on the farm now owned by F.L. Hyne.  Here they lived until they moved to Brighton.  There were born to them eight children, all of whom are living.  They are Fred, William, Frank, Mrs. John Carter, and Arrellia of Brighton. Mrs. James McNamara of Genoa, Mrs. G. W. Francis of Bay City and Mrs. B. F. Schumacher of Ann Arbor. She also leaves one sister, four brothers, 30 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral held from the late home Friday, Nov 9, Rev. C. A Wilkie, pastor of the Evangelical church at Howell officiating. She has been a member of that church for 40 years.
Source: (Find-A-Grave "Beal27") - Brighton Argus, November 6, 1912
From Brighton Village Cemetery - was Removed to Brighton Fairview Cemetery

HYNE, Jessamine (Holdridge)

Mrs. Jessamine B. Hyne, 90, of 940 E. Grand River, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 17, 1975, at Huron View Lodge, Ann Arbor, following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident. She was born May 25, 1885 at Highland, the daughter of John and Francelia (Clark) Holdridge. She was married to Erwin R. Hyne in Highland on Nov. 30, 1910. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1965.  Mrs. Hyne was a member of the Brighton Wesleyan Church and the Brighton Circle of the King's Daughters. Surviving is a daughter, Josephine Hyne, two sons, Fred J. and William E. Hyne, all of Brighton, two grandsons John Hyne of Brighton and Richard F. Hyne of Berkley; a granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Betty Jo) Champley of Bloomington, Ind.; a great-granddaughter; also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 19, from the Keehn Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Bowditch officiating. Interment was at the Hyne family mausoleum in Fairview Cemetery, Brighton.
Source: - Livingston County Press, January 1, 1976

HYNE, Kenneth

Kenneth Hyne, 55, of 8866 McClements road, died of a heart attack Tuesday morning. He was one of the area's better known farmers who had extensive orchards and formerly was a member of the County Board of Education. The body will be at the Keehn funeral home in Brighton until noon Thursday. The memorial service is at 2 o'clock that afternoon at the Wesleyan Methodist church, Brighton, with Reverend A. C. Barker officiating. Burial will be at Fairview cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan), Wednesday 07 Nov 1962, pg 2

HYNE, Louise A.

Louise Amelia Hyne, youngest daughter of John and Caroline Schoenhals, was born in Genoa township, February 4, 1872, and departed this life to her eternal reward, April 13, 1937 at the age of 65 years.
Although she had been failing in health for some time and combined to her bed for more than four months, she posseded a sweet and uncomplaining spirit to th lat, deeply appreciating the many acts of thoughtful kindness shown her by her many friends and loved ones.
On October 3, 1900, she was united in marriage to Charles G. Hyne and spent the entire thirty-six years of her married life at the farm home in North Brighton.
Mrs. Hyne is survived  by her husband, and four children, Mrs. Mildred Klekot and Mrs. Thelma Wollenhaupt of Brighton; Kenneth, who is at home, and Mrs. Marian Miller of Detroit; six grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and a host of other relatives and friends.
At an early age she united with the Lutheran church. After her marriage she transferred her membership to the Wesleyan Methodist church of which she remained a faithful member until the time of her death.
Funeral services were conducted from the Wesleyan Methodist church, Friday afternoon at 2:30, the pastor, Rev. C. A. Letherer, officiating. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.
Source: Livingston County Daily Press and Argus (Howell, Michigan), Wednesday 21 Apr 1937, pg 2

HYNE, Sarah Louise (Hicks)

On Thursday afternoon, April 5th, occurred the death of Sarah, wife of Frederick T. Hyne of this city. Her character of rare beauty and nobility, her life of deep piety and devotion to duty, her courage and sweet Christian submission under great sorrows has given her an exalted position in the love, and respect of the community.  Sarah Louise Hicks was born in Montezuma, Cayuga County, New York on the 22nd day of May, 1852. She was the daughter of Wheaton and Sally Ross Hicks and the loved sister of Eugene, Lois, Ross , Lamart and John Jay Hicks, all of whom have preceded her in death. Her early childhood was spent in the place of her birth, but in 1860 she came with her parents to Brighton, Michigan, where they had purchased a farm home.  Here she grew to lovely womanhood, the center and moving spirit in the social life of the youth of the community. On the 17th day of February, 1876, she became the bride of Frederick T. Hyne, a young man of uprightness and integrity and of great natural ability. Together they took up their residence in the beautiful home which he had prepared for her.  To them were born seven children, Lunette, who was taken from them at the age of five; Katie Louisa, who lived but eight short months; Elsie Fredrica, now the wife of the Reverend Daniel Hodgin; Erwin R. of this city; Frances Louise, who passed on soon after her nineteenth birthday. There were also the twins, Ruth and Ralph.  Ruth lived but four months and Ralph had scarcely reached eighteen months when he too, slipped away, adding another sorrow. Mrs. Hyne had the distinction of being one of the first two teachers in Brighton who received their training at the Ypsilanti normal. Through her long life her keen mind has, even to the time of her last short illness, been ever-on the alert- interested it and posted on the issues of the day Constant in her devotion to her church and its activities, she has been a delight to her dear children and husband who with her devoted grandchildren have smoothed with tender lovingness the path of declining years.  She leaves to morn her loss, her husband, F.T. Hyne, her daughter Frieda, her son Erwin, eight grandchildren and two great grand-children, as well as a large number of other of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Wesleyan Methodist church Saturday, April 7th at 2:30 p.m. and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. M. H. Kingsbury.
Source: (Find-A-Grave "Beal27") Brighton Argus, 11 April 1934

HYNE, William Frederick

Wm. F. Hyne, 85, Died Sunday Morning. Funeral Held Wednesday William F. Hyne, one of Brighton's oldest residents, passed away at his home in that city Sunday morning, March 20th, following a prolonged period of ill health. William Fredrick, son of the late Charles E. and Hannah Hyne, was born in a log cabin in North Brighton, on what is now the Frank Hyne farm, on June 22, 1847.  From his birth until the time of his death, Mr. Hyne has been a resident of Brighton and vicinity, and during that period has seen Brighton grow from a hamlet into a city and its surrounding country from a comparative wilderness into the modern farm lands of today. On Nov. 22, 1870, Mr. Hyne was united in marriage to Miss May E. Durfee. To this union two children were born, son Charles G., and a daughter, now Mrs. Amy Burleigh, both of whom survive. Following Mrs. Hyne's death, 11 years later, Mr. Hyne married Miss Lois E. Hicks. To them was born one daughter, Beatrice, now Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Brighton. Since the death of his wife, Nov. 24, 1908, Mr. Hyne has been cared for by his daughter, Mrs. Burleigh, who has given him a full measure of love and devotion.  a few months ago Mr. Hyne had the misfortune to fall and fracture his hip, since which time he was confined to a wheel chair. He was a patient sufferer and will be greatly missed from his accustomed place in the family circle.  Other than his children, Chas, G. Hyne, Mrs. Amy Burleigh, and Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Brighton, Mr. Hyne is survived by two brothers, F.T. Hyne and Frank Hyne of Brighton, three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Francis of Bay City, Mrs. Anna Schumacher of Bradenton, Fla., and Miss Amelia Hyne of Brighton.  There are also seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. C. Thompson of Hartland officiating, followed by burial in Fairview cemetery.
Source: (Find-A-Grave "Beal27") Livingston County Republican, 23 Mar 1932


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