Mason County, Michigan
Genealogy and History



Doctor is Arrested after Death of Girl.
Ludington, Nov 21 - Miss Ida Bennett of this city died Friday afternoon in a hospital. As the result of an ante-mortem statement made by the girl, Dr. E. F. Atwood, practicing physician in this community for about twenty-five years was taken to jail awaiting examination. Miss Bennett was bookeeper for the Ludington Woodenware company for many years.
source: Grand Rapids Press (Saturday, 21 Nov. 1914) transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Ludington, Mich., Aug. 10 - Jep Bisbee, whose skill as an old-time fiddler won him many honors, including a trip to New York in Henry Ford's private railroad car, died yesterday. He was 93 years old and claimed the title of Michigan's champion fiddler. Mr. Bisbee was stricken with a heart attack and a cerebral hemorrhage yesterday afternoon after he had given a concert on a program commemorating the death of Father Jacques Marquette here. he died in Paulina Stearns Hospital. it was in 1923 that Mr. Ford took Mr. and Mrs. Bisbee East to meet Thomas A. Edison. While there Mr. Bisbee made a number of phonograph records - more than any other person ever made in one day,  Mr. Edison said later. Mr. Bisbee previously had been been acclaimed State fiddling champion after winning a contest held under Mr. Ford's auspices in 1920.
source: The New York Times - Aug. 11, 1935 - Submitted by Dale Donolon

Hart, Jan 22 - L. L. Bowers, 77, an old veteran and early settler of Oceana county, died in a Ludington hospital following an operation for cancer. Less than a month ago a son died in a Muskegon hospital.
source: Grand Rapids Press (Thursday, 22 Jan. 1920) transcribed by Marla Zwakman







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